Forty-three individuals will receive the top FFA Agricultural Proficiency Awards during this week’s virtual State FFA Convention; Students have each developed specialized skills through Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAEs) working with their high school agriculture instructors.
The proficiency areas correspond to career pathways related to agriculture.
Award winners were chosen from FFA members who advanced from regional competitions held across the state.
Locally they include:
Agricultural Education, Morgan Hoffman of Sleepy Eye
Agriscience Research-Plant Systems, Alexis Starnes of Red Rock Central
Goat Production, Noah Richert of Springfield
Outdoor Recreation, Hannah Clennon of Redwood Valley
Sheep Production, Mikayla Opatz of Springfield
Speciality Animal Production, Colby Schroeder of Redwood Valley.
The Minnesota State FFA Convention is going virtual in 2020 and kicks off later today.