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State FFA announces 2012 proficiency award winners

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming FFA Association announced its winners in the 2012 Agricultural Proficiency Award Competition on April 4 as part of the Wyoming State FFA Convention, held in Cheyenne.

The Agricultural Proficiency Awards honor FFA members who, through their SAEs, have developed specialized skills that they can apply toward their future careers. Students can compete for awards in areas covering everything from agricultural communications to wildlife management.

Gold, silver and bronze emblem rankings were given to the top three individuals in 33 different award areas. More than 100 students submitted applications, which were scored and ranked by a panel of agriculture education instructors. The top three finishers in each award area received a cash prize from state and national sponsors. Gold emblem winners will be eligible to compete at the national level this summer.

The Wyoming FFA Association is part of the National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America. This national youth organization has 540,379 student members as part of 7,489 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Fremont County Proficiency Award Winners

Swine production: Drew Crichton, Riverton, silver

Swine production: Rylee Crippen, Riverton, bronze

Forage production-placement: Kaylee Jo Fegler, Shoshoni, bronze.

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