Nevada FFA Livestock team knows its swine

Staff Writer
Nevada Journal
The Nevada FFA judging team that placed second in swine evaluation, left to right, Claira Miller, Avery Mather, Rylee Stevenson and Eden Highland.

Nevada FFA livestock judging team placed second in swine evaluation out of 86 teams at the Linn Mar FFA Judging contest held at Kirkwood Community College. Avery Mather was 19th high individual in swine judging out of two hundred ninety-one students participating. The Nevada FFA team was comprised of Avery Mather, Eden Highland, Claire Miller, and Rylee Stevenson.

The event was held at the Kirkwood Community College campus in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Other judging divisions included market and breeding beef, replacement heifers, market and breeding swine, and a questions class. Justin Stevenson, Rylee Stevenson’s father, volunteered to take the students to Cedar Rapids. “Really appreciated Justin’s help, I was too busy preparing for World Food Prize.” stated Kevin Cooper, Nevada High School agriculture instructor and FFA advisor.