MANHATTAN, Kan. — Winners in the State Agricultural Proficiency Awards were selected Saturday, March 16th for presentation at the 91st Kansas FFA Convention in Manhattan.

The proficiency award program recognizes students for exceptional accomplishments and excellence in a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program. This program allows students to set goals and gain real-world experience in a chosen area of the agriculture industry.

Thank you to those teachers and volunteers who assisted in the evaluation process on Saturday! Your dedication to the process and providing feedback about the application and SAE was greatly appreciated. The group evaluated more than 110 applications.

Congratulations to all who applied!

Area Winner Chapter (District)
Agricultural Education Eryn Daugherty Royal Valley (Northeast)
Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication Isiah Windmeyer Doniphan West (Northeast)
Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance – Entrepreneurship Hunter McCurdy West Franklin (East Central)
Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance – Placement Kaleb Nelson Spring Hill (East Central)
Agricultural Processing Denton Carrico Labette County (Southeast)
Agricultural Sales – Placement Clay Rolf Burlington (East Central)
Agricultural Services Cade Riggin Riverton (Southeast)
Agriscience Research – Integrated Systems Taylor Brynds Girard (Southeast)
Beef Production – Entrepreneurship Ethan Dickerson Natoma (Northwest)
Beef Production – Placement Bridget Kucan Holton (Northeast)
Dairy Production – Entrepreneurship Simon Schmitz Axtell (Northeast)
Diversified Agricultural Production Emily Albright Royal Valley (Northeast)
Diversified Crop Production – Placement Hallie Wettstein Hugoton (Southwest)
Diversified Horticulture Mary Broxterman Royal Valley (Northeast)
Diversified Livestock Production Rebecca Johnson Hugoton (Southwest)
Equine Science – Entrepreneurship Brook Staten Blue Valley (North Central)
Equine Science – Placement Lauren Goertzen Buhler (South Central)
Fiber and/ or Oil Crop Production Joseph Ryckert Paola (East Central)
Forage Production Tate Ahlvers Beloit (North Central)
Goat Production Ty Seibert Chapman (North Central)
Grain Production – Placement Robert Phillips Mission Valley (East Central)
Home and/ or Community Development Matthew Green Labette County (Southeast)
Nursery Operations Angela Prebyl Marysville (Northeast)
Poultry Production Blake Bell Ell Saline (North Central)
Sheep Production Cara DeTar Labette County (Southeast)
Small Animal Production and Care Rebekah Thompson Southeast of Saline (North Central)
Specialty Animal Production Ivy Bailey Sabetha (Northeast)
Swine Production – Entrepreneurship Katie Krehbiel Inman (South Central)
Turf Grass Management Tyler Larison Riverton (Southeast)
Vegetable Production Kalen Dressler Eudora (East Central)
Veterinary Science Kortnee VanDonge Holton (Northeast)
Wildlife Production and Management Ivy Gatton Labett