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Agriculture

Area FFA members attend national convention

SPRINGFIELD – More than 3,500 Illinois FFA high school students, including members of the West Carroll FFA chapter in Savanna and Bureau Valley High School chapter from Manlius, participated in the 86th annual state FFA Convention June 10-12 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center.

The featured theme, inspired by the state officer team was “Planting Your Potential.”

West Carroll FFA members recognized include: 

Cloe Carson of Mount Carroll, Top 10 in State Section President Award.

Recipients of the award demonstrate exceptional dedication and leadership in guiding their respective section, and achieve the highest degree of excellence during their year of service to their section chapters, and to the Illinois Association FFA. 

Carson also won the Diversified Livestock Production State Proficiency Award.

Her Supervised Agricultural Experience includes working with Black Angus in the cow, calf operation.

She also was recognized for her work with brown sex-link laying hens, and cornish rock broiler chickens, that she sells and raises. 

Jacob Casey, Becca Holley, Josi Anderson, Elizabeth Rath, and Daniel Hartman were named the state winning team in the Novice Parliamentary Procedure Career Development, category.

Makayla Huizengn and Shawna Lott accepted the Banker’s Plaque on behalf of the chapter. 

The award is presented to the chapter in with the highest overall score in the state on the National Chapter Award application.

Awards presented to Bureau Valley FFA members include: 

Nicole Bannick received her Illinois State FFA Degree, Andrew Smith was recognized with the Silver Chapter President Award, and the chapter received the Silver Award in the National Chapter Award competition, and Silver placing in the Chapter Scrapbook Competition.

Kristyn Ehnle, chapter president, and Annika Carter, chapter secretary, served as delegates electing the 2014-2015 state officer team. 

Other chapter members attending convention served as ushers during two sessions of the convention.

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