On Saturday, December 6 four members of the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter competed in the State Food Science and Technology Career Development Event hosted at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
Food Science and Technology Team members were Casey Copeland, Cody Reid, Nathan Teeters and Grant Hodge. The team placed 3rd in the state and earned a banner for the agriculture classroom. Casey Copeland was the highest placing individual from Miami East, placing 4th overall and earned a $500 scholarship to major in Food Science at Ohio State. Cody Reid placed 10th overall in the contest.
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 test on their knowledge of food science, responded to mock customer complaint scenarios, identified sanitation errors in the food industry, and completed a taste sensory test.