Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hanford FFA wins state cotton judging

Congratulations to the Hanford FFA - winners of the 54th annual California FFA State Cotton Judging Contest. Twelve teams from across the San Joaquin Valley competed for this year’s title Nov. 5 at CSU Fresno.

Hanford team members judged Pima lint, seed, bolls and plants and took a general knowledge test of the California Cotton Industry. Members of the championship team included: 
  • Maddy Wisecarver, 1st High Individual
  • Katie LaBlue, 2nd High Individual
  • Claudia Flores, 5th High Individual
  • Russell Zimmerman
The teams continues a tradition of success in the Cotton Judging Career Development Event. Since 1970, Hanford FFA Cotton Judging Teams have won 26 state titles. This year’s victory is the third in the last four years for the Hanford chapter.