Last week, Indianapolis welcomed FFA members from across the country for the annual FFA National Convention. During the convention awards were distributed in multiple disciplines and two Wisconsin FFA members took home top honors.
The awards and Wisconsin recipients are:
Agricultural Education—Entrepreneurship/Placement Award: Katelyn Ann Zimmerman
Katelyn Ann Zimmerman of the Spencer FFA Chapter has been a leader in her chapter’s agricultural literacy programs and Breakfast on the Farm activities. She became a camp counselor at the school’s agriscience camp and taught a lesson about seeds with a hands-on activity. Katelyn eventually became camp director and was charged with developing lesson plans, recruiting and training counselors and more. She plans to pursue a career as an agricultural education instructor and FFA advisor. She is supported by her parents, Cheryl and Mark, and her FFA advisor, her father. This award is sponsored by The James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation and Tulsa Welding School.
Agriscience Research—Integrated Systems Award: Amelia Anne Hayden
Amelia Anne Hayden of the Big Foot FFA Chapter, initially developed a passion for research because she wanted to find solutions for issues within the agricultural industry while improving her skills. She has conducted research observing the effects of cinnamon as a nutritional supplement on the development of various systems. Amelia was hoping to find a dietary supplement which would lower blood glucose levels in animals. In college, she plans on majoring in microbiology and work in the field of epidemiology. She is supported by her parents, Claire and Edward, and her FFA advisors, Lisa Konkel, Jeanne Case and Zachary Markhardt. This award is sponsored by Seneca Foods Corporation.
For more information on Wisconsin FFA click, http://www.wisconsinffa.org/