Idaho students placed well in the National FFA Convention and Expo Oct. 27-30 in Indianapolis, Ind.

Idaho had seven teams place in the top 10 in Career/Leadership Development Events. Idaho FFA also had six Agriscience Fair projects receive Gold Emblem awards. And three students from the state were finalists for National FFA Proficiency Awards.

“We are very proud of all of our members who competed,” Idaho FFA Foundation Executive Director Marcia Jedry said. “Competing at the national level takes a lot of hard work and we are so grateful that our students had the chance to show off their hard work this years.”

She thanked supporters who helped Idaho FFA students compete at the national event, held in person and with virtual options.

Students also met and worked with representatives of colleges and agricultural businesses.

Idaho team placements, Career/Leadership Development Events:

• Fruitland: 2nd, Milk Quality and Products.

• Rigby: 2nd, Farm and Agribusiness Management.

• Preston: 6th, Food Science and Technology.

• Rigby: 7th, Agricultural Communications.

• Vallivue: 7th, Forestry.

• Kuna: 9th, Agronomy.

• Preston: 10th, Agricultural Technical & Mechanical Systems.

Agriscience Fair project Gold Emblem awards, placements:

• Plant Systems Division 1: Emily Cook, Rigby Middle, Gold 1st.

• Plant Systems Division 3: Brooklyn Mann, Parma, Gold 1st.

• Food Products and Processing Systems Division 2: Saree Hillstead and Danica Knapp, Hagerman, Gold 2nd.

• Environmental and Natural Resources Division 6: Josiah Knapp and John Kinder, Hagerman, Gold 3rd.

• Animal Systems Division 1: Tymber Billman, Rigby Middle, Gold 4th.

• Animal Systems Division 2: Brooklyn De Vries and Annalise Colt, Hagerman, Gold 6th.

National FFA Proficiency Award finalists from Idaho:

• Forage Production-Entrepreneurship: Porter Hanson, Rigby.

• Landscape Management-Entrepreneurship: Tad Nelson, Rigby.

• Turf Grass Management-Entrepreneurship: Brigham Nelson, Rigby.

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