On Saturday, February 16 seven members of the Miami East FFA Chapter competed in the State Food Science and Technology and State Agricultural Communications Contests hosted at The Ohio State University.
Food Science and Technology Team members were Tanner Church, Kelly Rindler, Sarah Pyers, and Shane Richardson. The team placed 2nd in the state and earned a banner for the agriculture classroom. Tanner Church was the highest placing individual from Miami East, placing 3rd overall and earned a $1000 scholarship to major in Food Science at Ohio State.
During the contest the team members were asked to complete a product development scenario in which they calculated the nutritional facts for a new food product and design a new package. Also they completed an aroma identification section, took a test on their knowledge of food science, responded to a mock customer complaint letter, identified sanitation errors in the food industry, and completed a taste sensory test.
The Agricultural Communications Team members were Rebekah Eidemiller, Corrine Melvin, and Kendra Beckman. The team placed 9th and received a plaque. The highest placing individual from Miami East was Rebekah Eidemiller who placed 18th overall.
They submitted a media plan and gave a marketing presentation for a prompt. Additionally they took an online agricultural awareness quiz and an editing quiz. Each student competed a practicum on social media planning, writing a news release, or designing a magazine layout.
The Miami East Agricultural Education Department is a satellite program of the Miami Valley Career Technology Center.