The 89th Ohio FFA State Convention has drawn to a conclusion. As we take a look at the convention in review we are proud to honor those students who have transformed the future of agriculture and have earned exemplary awards.
Throughout this past year, former Hillsboro FFA member Lauren Grover worked extra hard in applying for the Star Farmer Award as well as the proficiency award for her Supervised Agricultural Experience in Diversified Livestock Production. The Star Farmer Award is given to a recipient with the top production agriculture SAE program. Grover placed in the top four of the state for this award.
Grover, of the Hillsboro FFA Chapter, was on the 2017 top four in the state in the area of Diversified Livestock Production. This award involves the use of the best management practices available to efficiently produce and market a combination of two or more livestock related proficiency award areas. These areas include beef, dairy, sheep, swine, equine, goat, specialty animal, small animal production and care of poultry.
The Ohio FFA Foundation is a cooperative effort among education, business and industry to support and inspire Ohio FFA members. For over 60 years, the Ohio FFA Foundation has been committed to providing opportunities for FFA members across the state. Supporting the foundation is investing in tomorrow’s agricultural leaders.
The foundation’s mission statement says that FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
Submitted by Erin Clark, Hillsboro FFA vice president of community development.