Fayette FFA member wins state agriscience proficiency award

Tue, 05/27/2008 - 4:29pm
By: The Citizen

Beating out a student from a state magnet school for agriscience, Jared Koenig of Fayette County High won first place in the Georgia Future Farmers of America (FFA) Proficiency in Diversified Horticulture.

Proficiencies are in-depth applications that FFA members complete based on their at-home agriculture projects. Agriculture students/FFA members are required to have supervised agriculture experience projects and have a wide range of activities from which to choose.

Not only did Koenig win the state proficiency, but he also was awarded the prestigious Star in Agriscience, the highest award given at the state level in FFA.

“This is truly an amazing accomplishment considering there are over 26,000 FFA members in Georgia,” says Marion Smith, career tech and agriculture teacher at Fayette County High.

Koenig will now revise his application to submit to the National FFA organization. He will travel to the National FFA Convention in October to compete.

FFA is a national organization of almost 500,000 members. The mission of FFA is to develop member’s potential for personal growth, leadership and career success.

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