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Kansas FFA members and chapters named National Finalists

News Arkansas City Clay Center Ellsworth Holton Hugoton Junction City Labette County Riverton Smith Center Wamego

Congratulations to the following Kansas FFA members and chapters who were recently named finalists in the National Chapter, Proficiency Award and Agriscience Fair. These students will compete and interview this October at the 94th National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana.

We also want to congratulate all Kansas FFA members who risked boldly by submitting applications at the national level. You can find the full list of results for National Chapter, Proficiency Awards and Agriscience Fair at:

Proficiency Award Finalists

  • Nathan Holz, Diversified Crop Production – Entrepreneurship, Wamego FFA Chapter
  • Derek Larison, Turf Grass Management, Riverton FFA Chapter
  • Kylie March, Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production, Labette County FFA Chapter
  • Molly McClure, Diversified Livestock Production, Hugoton FFA Chapter

National Chapter Award Finalists

  • Ellsworth FFA Chapter – Model of Excellence Finalist
  • Arkansas City FFA Chapter – Premier Chapter, Growing Leaders

Agriscience Fair Finalists

Candace Lippe & Jenna Fickes“What Is More Effective In Daily Weight Gain Corn Distillers or Soybean Meal Within Black Angus Steers”Clay CenterAnimal Systems2
Gabrielle Koppes & Adalyn Pfizenmaier“Determining the Effective of Earthworms as a Sustainable Fertilizer Alternative”Clay CenterEnvironmental Services/Natural Resource Systems2
Kaden Weltmer“Digging Deeper”Smith CenterEnvironmental Services/Natural Resource Systems3
Lora Larison“Effects on moisture holding capacity for using waste show lamb wool as a soil amendment”HoltonPlant Systems1
Jorja Auld & Nevaeh Beaver“How the different colored lights affect plant growth”Clay CenterPlant Systems2
Jasmine Bruce & Juliauna Throckmorton“Determining the most effective LED Light color for plant emergence and growth”Junction CityPlant Systems6
Mikayla Dibben“Using the Biuret Assay to determine the concentration of protein in milk and milk alternatives”Junction CityFood Products & Processing Systems3
Jada Harding & Lilye Cartwright“Determining Attitudes and Perceptions of the Green New Deal on Agriculture”Junction CitySocial Systems