Lamczyk State Bound In STAR Farmer Competition

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Kane Lamczyk, a member of the Nashville FFA Chapter, was selected as the District 5 FFA STAR in the area of STAR Farmer. Illinois FFA recognizes four outstanding FFA members in each of five FFA Districts in Illinois. Each is honored for outstanding accomplishments in FFA and agriculture education.

The District STAR Awards – including STAR Farmer, STAR in Agribusiness, STAR in Agricultural Placement, and STAR in Agriscience recognizes FFA members who demonstrate outstanding agricultural skills and competencies through record keeping, leadership, and scholastic achievement.

SAEs allow students to learn by doing by either owning and operating an agricultural business, working or serving and internship at an agriculture-based business or conducting an agriculture-based scientific experiment and reporting results.

Kane’s SAEPs are dairy and grain production at his family’s 180 head dairy and 1,950 acre grain farm. He was selected as the District 5 winner by a committee of agriculture industry representatives and teachers knowledgeable in this work-based area. Receiving this honor now makes him eligible to compete in the State FFA STAR Awards Selection process in Urbana-Champaign on April 4.

Kane is the son of Mike and Valerie Lamczyk.

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