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National FFA Convention Update- Friday October 21, 2016

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:45:36 CDT

National FFA Convention Update- Friday October 21, 2016 Friday proved to be a busy and productive day for FFA members from Oklahoma who are attending the 2016 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. Here's a rundown of how folks who are competing in various events have excelled to date:

Tyler Schnaithman, Garber FFA- 2016 Star Farmer of America

Garrett Yerigan, Pryor FFA- 2016 Finalist in Star Agribusiness Competition

Vanessa Wiebe, Hooker FFA- National Officer Candidate Finalist (announcement of new officer team comes Saturday afternoon)

Adrienne Blakey, Stillwater FFA- Final Four Participant in National Extemperaneous Speech Contest (Final Results out in Friday Evening Session)

Emily Kennedy, Edmond FFA- Final Four Participant in National Creed Contest (Final Results in Friday evening Session)


Oklahoma earned three national titles in the Proficiency Awards:

Bethany Niles, Fairview FFA- Ag Communications- Entrepreneurship/Placement

McKenzie Torrance, Cheyenne FFA- Goat Production

Ethan Sacket, Fairview FFA, Landscape Management

We will have stories and interviews posted with our Proficiency Award winners over the weekend.


Ag Communications Team placed ninth, with high individual in the contest- Will Church of Fairview

Tuttle FFA won National Championship in Livestock Judging


We will update later this evening and include the Agri-Science Results where Oklahoma had three first place finishes

We are taking pictures throughout the 2016 Convention in Indianapolis- and you can go and see them all in our Flickr Album by clicking here.

Our exclusive coverage of the 89th annual National FFA Convention in Indianapolis is a service of ITC, Your Energy Superhighway. Learn more about ITC Great Plains, LLC by clicking here. We also appreciate the support of the Oklahoma FFA Association and the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Association. Click here for more information about one of the top states in the US in the FFA- the Oklahoma FFA Association. Oklahoma FFA impacts the lives of 27,154 members in 359 chapters across the state.



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