Zane Trace FFA animal behavior team takes fourth

Zane Trace FFA Animal Behavior Team members visit with some of the residents of the James Herriot memorial Veterinary Hospital on their way home from the state contest. Pictured are Kasandra Dalton, Jessie Proehl, Amber Ginter and Nicole Jordan.

Four members of the Zane Trace FFA Chapter recently participated in the state Animal Behavior, Welfare and Husbandry Career Development Event on April 17th at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus.  In the competition, students were tested on their knowledge of typical and atypical animal behavior as well as their understanding of approved animal care standards and practices.

Students observed five different species of animals and answered questions over their behaviors then evaluated and presented a review of animal welfare compliance for two poultry farms and a power point presentation over the behavior of domesticated sugar gliders.  The students who participated included: Jessie Proehl, Nicole Jordan, Amber Ginter and Kasandra Dalton.

All four students have a strong interest in animal science and this contest helped them to further their understanding of animals and their normal behaviors.  For their efforts the team received a 4th place finish in the state competition and will be recognized with a banner from the Ohio FFA Association.

After the competition was finished the group toured the James Herriot memorial veterinary hospital in German Village before returning to Zane Trace.


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