National FFA announces this year’s Agricultural Proficiency Award winners!


Nine winners for the Agricultural Proficiency Award were announced during the second session of the 95th National FFA Convention and Expo.

Agricultural Proficiency Awards honor FFA members who have developed specialized skills that they can apply toward their future careers.

The recipients are:

Agricultural Communication – Entrepreneurship/Placement
Laura Wuebker - Versailles FFA Chapter in Ohio

Agricultural Education Entrepreneurship/Placement
Emily Hoyt - Audrain Co. R-VI FFA Chapter in Missouri.

Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication – Entrepreneurship/Placement
Levi Marlatt - Rushville FFA Chapter in Indiana

Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance – Entrepreneurship
Scott Henderson - Canyon FFA Chapter in Texas

Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance – Placement
Caden Keck - West Muskingum FFA Chapter in Ohio

Agricultural Processing - Entrepreneurship/Placement
Ethan Meissner - Marshfield FFA Chapter in Wisconsin

Agricultural Sales – Entrepreneurship
Kolton Bailer - Central Noble FFA Chapter in Indiana

Agricultural Sales – Placement
Tanner Owen - Canyon FFA Chapter in Texas

Agricultural Services - Entrepreneurship/Placement
John Gilbert - Valley View MVCTC FFA Chapter in Ohio

Rural Lifestyle & Entertainment Shows
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Ray’s Roadhouse is a weekly program featuring the music of Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel. Ray and his band Asleep at the Wheel has had a more than 50 year career in the music industry and over the years have earned nine Grammy Awards. The program also will feature guest performers such as Pat Green, Stoney LaRue and Kelly Willis.
“The Marty Stuart Show” is a must-see during RFD-TV’s Saturday Night Music Row. Each exciting episode features Mr. Stuart and his band “The Fabulous Superlatives.” Episodes also feature his wife — “Country Queen,” Ms. Connie Smith—who has helped make the show a celebrated success.