Hard Hats and Frocks Required for all FFA Meat Judging Contests
For safety and sanitary reasons, hard hats and frocks will be required to be worn by all participants in FFA Meat Judging events at the Meat Science Laboratory at UWMadison. Hairnets are also required but will be provided to you when you arrive at the Meat Lab. To prevent the spread of bacteria and disease, it is critical that you wear clean garments, especially shoes. No sandals or open toed shoes are allowed. For some teams with processing plants nearby, you may be able to borrow hats and frocks for the contest. There may be other sources of hard hats and frocks available in local areas.
If you wish to purchase hard hats and frocks, one source is Koch Supplies in Kansas City. Their toll free order number is: 8004565624; (fax=8003295624); web: www.kochsupplies.com.
Ordering information: Hard Hats: VGard Safety Cap (~$6.00 each in orders of less than 12)
Color Koch No. White 3085 71271 Green 3085 71291 Blue 3085 71281 Yellow 3085 71301 Red 3085 71311 Orange 3085 71321 Gray 3085 71331
Note: “Bump hat” are lighter weight hats available for slightly less cost (~ $5 each). However, the catalog states: “These bump hats . . . are not meant to be worn for protection from the impact of falling or glancing objects.” We do not recommend bump hats, but rather the full protection of the hard hats listed above.
Helpful Documents for Judging Preparation:
National FFA Meats Evaluation and Technology Career Development Event
A Special Project of the National FFA Foundation