Exeter FFA students recognized in state project competition

Exeter FFA students recognized in state project competition

The Agricultural Proficiency Awards honor FFA members who, through their supervised agriculture experience (SAE), have developed specialized skills they can apply toward their future careers. Students compete for awards in 53 areas from agricultural communications to wildlife management. Each award area has two categories, placement and entrepreneurship. 

This year the Exeter FFA recognized the following students for their SAE projects:

  • Austin Robbins, diversified horticulture entrepreneurship 
  • Kaitlyn McFarlan, agricultural communications and agriscience animal systems 
  • Zach Giovani, agriculture mechanics repair and maintenance 
  • Wyatt Andrew, agriculture mechanics repair and maintenance, placement 
  • Wyatt DeCramer, diversified crops entrepreneurship
  • Taylor Hornburg, nursery operations 
  • Cooper Bomhard, outdoor recreation
  • Makayla Limon, poultry production  
  • Kaylee Rumbaugh, small animal production and care

All of these students were recognized at the Sectional State Degree Banquet. Three of those recognized were also recognized at the California FFA Leadership Conference in Anaheim. 

Kaitlyn McFarlan, Mary Jane Archuleta-Jensen and Austin Robbins participated in interviews at the state level representing the San Joaquin Region and Exeter High School. Austin Robbins was selected as the state winner in the diversified crop production, entrepreneurship award area. Robbins will be submitting his application for national scoring in June and hopes to compete at the national nonvention in October.

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