Jun 26, 2017

DOYLE, TN – The Tennessee Beef Industry Council has partnered with the Tennessee FFA Foundation to host grilling demonstrations at Camp Clements during Tennessee FFA Leadership Training Camp. During the beef grilling demonstrations each week, FFA members have the opportunity to learn more about the nutritional values of beef, safe grilling techniques, and the Beef Masters Grill Off contest at the Tennessee State Fair. More than 200 students, advisors, and guests attend each week, of seven weeks, of the 2017 Leadership Training Camp offered to Tennessee FFA members. 

Derek Anderson, Tennessee Beef Industry Council Intern, engages with members to create a fun learning experience and present the necessity of beef within a balanced diet, methods of safe handling, safe grilling, and different methods of beef preparation. 

This fall, at the Tennessee State Fair, Tennessee FFA and Tennessee Beef Industry Council will partner for the second year to host the Tennessee FFA Master Beef Grillers contest. Up to three teams per region are invited with four members per team. During this contest, teams prepare a beef cut provided for them by the Beef Industry Council on a charcoal grill with a theme and flavor decided among the team. The winning team is selected on taste, theme, and overall presentation. 

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premiere leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. Nationally, FFA is comprised of 649,355 members in 7,859 chapters in all 50 states. The Tennessee FFA Association is comprised of 14,084 FFA members in more than 214 high school chapters, 7 middle school chapters, and 8 collegiate chapters.

(Photo Caption: Derek Anderson, Tennessee FFA Industry Council Intern, teaches FFA members about beef and safe grilling at Camp Clements.)