National FFA recently announced their finalists for 2021 National FFA Convention. Spanish Fork FFA is honored to have six national finalists.
The Agricultural Proficiency Awards honor FFA members who, through their supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs), have developed specialized skills that they can apply toward their future careers. In each category, the top four are announced as national finalists and will receive a monetary award. They will interview and a national winner will be announced at National Convention. Congratulations and good luck to the following who were named finalists in this program:
Tanner Voorhees, Agricultural Processing for his project working for a local meat packing plant.
Kamie Holt, Agricultural Sales, for her business selling straw and corn stalks.
Wade Coombs, Diversified Horticulture for his project working for local nurseries and a landscaping company.
Jesse Shepherd, Agriscience Animal Research for his research with the poultry industry on fertilizer and testing diseases in eggs.
The National FFA Agriscience Fair recognizes student researchers studying the application of agricultural scientific principles and emerging technologies in agricultural enterprises. 10 finalists are named and will compete virtually next month. The top 3 individuals in each category will be recognized on stage at National Convention and receive a monetary award. Congratulations and good luck to:
Jesse Shepherd, Animal Systems, for his research on the ability to test poultry diseases in eggs instead of blood.
Rylei Voorhees, Food Products and Processing for her research on the dry-aging process of meat cuts.
We look forward to attending National Convention in October where our livestock team will also compete.