Members of the Marion-Florence FFA received several awards at the South Central District FFA selection day activities March 11.
Five members were selected to receive district proficiency awards for activities relating to their supervised agriculture experience programs.
In order to apply, members had to complete a 10-page application that explained their activities and financial earnings along with six pictures of their project.
Winners from Marion included Aaron Molleker in veterinary medicine, placement division, for his work at the Animal Health Center in Marion; Clint Kroupa in grain production and in diversified crop, entrepreneurship division, for his work on 80 acres of ground that he rents; Nicholas Meyer in poultry production and diversified livestock production, entrepreneurship division; Bret Voth in turfgrass management in the placement division, and Jacob Cope in both forage production, placement division, and beef production, placement division for working at Doyle Creek Land and Cattle.
Seth Snelling was named runner-up for the diversified crop production proficiency in the placement division.
Montana Percell, Cope and Molleker were selected to receive the state FFA degree, which is the highest degree the state can award to members.
In order to receive the degree, members must attend eight activities above the chapter level, present a six-minute speech, earn at least $2,000 or work 600 hours in their supervised agriculture experience program, perform 10 parliamentary procedure motions, serve in a leadership position in the local chapter and have a satisfactory scholastic record.
All members receiving awards will be recognized at the South Central District FFA banquet April 22 at Newton High School.