Three Roland-Story FFA members recently participated in the 2018 State FFA Convention and Contests in Ames where they competed in the State Biotechnology Career Development Event.

The purpose of the agricultural biotechnology career development event is to encourage FFA members to explore the diversity of the Biotechnology Industry, in terms of basic knowledge, skills and applications of biotechnology to the work place. The areas of agricultural biotechnology have important implications for the animal, plant, food, and pharmaceutical industries. The event requires students to identify materials and tools common to the industry, demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and management practices applied in the industry via a written exam, and make observations, draw conclusions and make decisions in evaluating aspects of biotechnology principles.