FFA members feted with awards

Several members from the Marion-Florence FFA chapter were recognized April 20 at the South Cen?tral District FFA Banquet as district award winners in several areas of proficiency as well as for receiving their state FFA degree.

Raleigh Kroupa was recognized as the district proficiency award winner Diversified Crop Production. For his supervised agriculture experience, Kroupa rents and manages 80 acres of farm ground on which he raises wheat, milo and forage crops.

Cade Harms was presented the Beef Production proficiency award in the entrepreneurship division. Cade?s beef experience consists of raising and selling registered Angus and Charolais cattle. He helps make mating and management decisions for his herd and sells bulls through his parents? annual production sale.

Dylan Carpenter was recognized as the award winner in Agricultural Mechanics, in the Design and Fabrica?tion division. Dylan works at 4-M ranch and has helped build catch pens, modify trucks for firefighting and has made several projects at the high school shop.

Kroupa and Bret Voth were recognized for receiving the state FFA degree, which is the highest FFA degree the state can bestow on its members.

Elizabeth Meyer was elected as the South Central District vice president for the upcoming year. She had previously interviewed and given a speech to be placed on the ballot.

She presented a speech to voting delegates at the district meeting prior to the banquet.

All district winners received a plaque and a cash award from the Kansas FFA Foundation. The banquet was hosted by Maize High School.

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