FROM LEFT, FRONT ROW, Dillon Herrmann, Emily Wisley, Callie McClay, Holli Fullerton, Emily Stern and Chloe Pelka. MIDDLE ROW, Riley Bergmann, Logan Donoho, Carli Hoffman, Todd Jahnke, Alex Johannes and Andrew Brown. BACK ROW, Austin Schorfheide, Kyler Klingenberg, Zach Williamson, Cole Herrmann, Kyle Lamczyk and Tabor Kozuszek.
By Alex Johannes,
Nineteen members of the Nashville FFA Chapter headed to Mt. Vernon on March 7 to compete in the District V Proficiency Competition.
To advance to District, members are required to place first at the Section Proficiency contest in February.
The Agricultural Proficiency Awards honor FFA members who, through their Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE), have developed specialized skills that they can apply toward their future careers.
Students can compete for awards in approximately 50 areas covering everything from Agricultural Communications to Wildlife Management.
Most award areas have two categories, placement and entrepreneurship.
Placement proficiency awards are based on SAEs that are related to employment, apprenticeships, or internships at an agribusiness or agriculture-related organization.
Entrepreneurship proficiency awards are based on SAEs that are related to ownership of an agribusiness or agricultural production enterprises.
Proficiency awards are given out at the section, district, state, and national levels.
Placings at the District competition were:
• Alex Johannes- first in Agricultural Communications
• Andrew Brown- first in Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance Entrepreneurship
• Emily Stern- first in Agricultural Sales Entrepreneurship
• Kyle Lamczyk- second in Dairy Production Placement
• Riley Bergmann- first in Diversified Agriculture Production
• Austin Schorfheide- first in Diversified Crop Production Entrepreneurship
• Cole Herrmann- first in Diversified Horticulture
• Emily Wisely- second in Equine Science Placement
• Tabor Kozuszek- second in Forage Production
• Logan Donoho- first in Forest Management and Products
• Zach Williamson- first in Grain Production Placement
• Dillon Herrmann- first in Outdoor Recreation
• Holli Fullerton- second in Small Animal Production
• Kyler Klingenberg- second in Turf Grass Management
• Carli Hoffman- second in Veterinary Science.
Other members that participated were Chloe Pelka, Katelynn Rynski, Callie McClay and Todd Jahnke.
Members who placed first at this contest advanced to the State Proficiency Contest which was held on March 24 at the University of Illinois. Read more about that HERE.