E-T Staff Report

FFA members from across Texas stormed the Cowboy Capital and Tarleton State University Thursday for the largest career development in the nation - and possibly the world. More than 7,000 agricultural-science students competed in 15 different contests across Tarleton's campus and the city of Stephenville. Participants could be seen tasting dairy products for quality (pictured), judging beef liver, examining petals of a variety of flowers, and drawing vaccines in syringes. State FFA leaders arrived in town last Wednesday night preparing for the events and were hosted by Stephenville's Mayor Nancy Hunter and her family.