Gilmer will now proceed to compete in the National Poultry Career Development Event held in Louisville, Kentucky during the National FFA Convention. The State FFA Poultry CDE there are over 50 top teams from throughout the state.
During the event the team has to take a written test over the poultry industry, anatomy, diseases and more. Other parts of the contest include grading interior and exterior eggs, grading Ready to Cook poultry, placing laying hens and broilers, grading bone in and boneless poultry products. Gilmer has been a top contender in the state of Texas in the this event over the past several years. Which is substantial because Texas is one of the most competitive states in the Nation in the FFA poultry career development event.