Statement from Roscoe I.S.D.: "Hannah Ward of the Roscoe FFA Chapter, was named the Animal Systems, Division 3 National winner. She received a gold medal in the National FFA Agriscience Fair at the 91st annual National FFA Convention held October 24-27 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Hannah’s project topic was the Effects of Various Disinfectants on Bacteria Growth in a Veterinary Clinic. Caleb Boren also received a gold medal and placed 6th in Animal Systems, Division 5. Caleb’s project topic was the Effects of Breed and Gender on Cardiac Ultrasound in Canines. Hannah and Caleb competed against other Agriscience projects from across the Nation.

The Agriscience Fair fuses the traditional science fair with agriculture. FFA members conduct cutting edge agricultural research to compete in categories such as biochemistry and microbiology, environmental science, zoology, botany, and engineering.

The Agriscience Fair was made possible by the Cargill, Chevrolet, Bayer, Corteva Agriscience, Darling Ingredients, John Deere, Sygenta, Farmer’s Pantry, and Wrangler. The Animal Systems Divisions of the Agriscience Fair was sponsored by Zoetis.

The 91st annual National FFA Convention recorded approximately 68,000 members and guests. Members of the nation’s largest agricultural youth leadership organization spent the week attending leadership workshops, participating in events and activities, being recognized for their achievements, and serving as the legislative body for the National FFA Association. Guest speakers included Betsy DeVos (U.S. Secretary of Education), Sunny Perdue (U.S. Secretary of Agriculture), and Donald Trump (U.S. President).

FFA gives students the opportunity to apply practical classroom knowledge to real world experiences through local, state and national competitions. For more information about the National FFA, visit www.ffa.org."