Adam Depler of the Marion-Florence FFA chapter was recognized as the South Central District FFA Star in Agribusiness at the district banquet awards program Monday, April 24 at Wellington High School.
Depler, son of Dan and Danna Depler of Florence, received the award based on his Entrepreneurship Supervised Agriculture Experience Program in the areas of turf grass management and forestry.
Depler owns his own lawn-mowing and lawn-care business. He mows about 30 residential properties and five commercial properties. He also cuts and splits wood for local residents to purchase.
These activities, in addition to his work in the FFA chapter, led to his selection as the district star. He will compete for the title of state star in agribusiness at the state FFA convention in June.
Depler also was recognized as the district proficiency award winner in the area of Forest Products and Management in the entrepreneurship division.
Braden Suffield of the Marion-Florence chapter was recognized as a district proficiency award winner in the area of Emerging Ag Technology in the entrepreneurship division.
Suffield’s business, Zepher Printing, designs Web sites, promotional logos and T-shirts for area individuals and businesses.
He will compete at the state FFA convention in June for the state award in this proficiency award area.
The Marion-Florence chapter received the superior chapter award for the chapter’s activities in the national chapter award program. Mark Meyer is the chapter adviser.