State FFA contest held at CFAES

Dec. 4, 2017

The 18th annual State FFA Food Science Contest was recently held in the Parker Food Science and Technology Building. 1,291 students initially competed in the contest and this was narrowed to 76 high school students from 19 schools at the state level. The superintendents of the contest are Jenny Guilford, Regulatory Manager at SensoryEffects, and Maria Ruhlman, Senior Product Development Scientist at the Kellogg Company. Many food science students helped put on this event. The top four scoring students receive scholarships to attend OSU.
The pictures below show the students are being tested on food safety and sanitation, food analysis, and formula and nutrition fact calculations as well as students completing a team product development scenario.
Students from the OSU Department of Food Science and Technology who volunteered with the event are: (L to R) Emily Kreinbrink, Ayna Arora, Lindsay Davis, Anna Schmenk, Allison Rapp, and Philip Eberly. Not pictured: Skylar Kell.
State FFA contest