Results from the 83rd State FFA Convention

West Central FFA members attended the 83rd South Dakota State FFA Convention April 10-12, 2011 on the campus of SDSU. Results in Career Developments are as follows:

Ag Mechanics team of Jeremy Nettifee, Anthony Even, Ryan Serrao, and Nathan Johnson received a Silver Award.

Floriculture team of Melinda Knuth, Maty Skinner, Sarah Eich, and Sydnie Howey received a Bronze Award.

Natural Resources team of Cameron Green, Cody Miller, Riley Olson, and Ethan Schumacher received a Silver Award

Joe Schartz placed 6th -Gold in the Ag Sales CDE.  Melinda Knuth 12th -Gold and Sarah Eich – Bronze in Floriculture.  Breanna Gray – Silver – Horse Evaluation, Connor Miles – Bronze – Food Science, Anthony Even, Jeremy Nettifee – Bronze -Ag Mechanics, Cody Miller – Bronze, Riley Olson – Silver and Cam Green – Bronze in Natural Resources.

Proficiency Awards

Ethan Schumacher was awarded a Bronze in the area of Agriculture Education.  Stacia Knuth was awarded a Bronze in the areas of Ag Services and Forage Production.  Brooke Pearson was awarded a Bronze in the area of Beef Production Entrepreneurship.  Spencer Kurtz was awarded a Bronze in the area of Equine Science Placement.  Sydnie Howey was awarded a Bronze in the area of Floriculture.

Melinda Knuth placed 2nd in the Agri Entrepreneurship Competition.  Her application will advance for national consideration.  10 national winners will be recognized during the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis in October.  Each of the 10 winners receives a $1000 prize.

Brooke Pearson was awarded the $750 Mary Hansen Scholarship.


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