Meet the National Proficiency Winner in Nursery Operations- Joshua Conaway of RingwoodSat, 23 Oct 2010 6:03:56 CDT
For the second year in a row, Oklahoma had a dominating presence in the National Proficiency Awards that are selected and presented at the National FFA Convention each fall. In 2009, Oklahoma had the most National Finalists who competed in Indianapolis- and the most National Winners. That was repeated in 2010, as Oklahoma had a total of 22 National Finalists in the 47 Proficiency Award areas- and eight of those young men and ladies were declared the National winner in their category. California and Illinois were each able to claim five National Proficiency awards apiece, while Georgia, Nebraska and Wisconsin managed three apiece.
The 2010 National Proficiency Award in Nursery Operations was awarded to Joshua Conaway of the Ringwood FFA Chapter.
Joshua Conaway of the Ringwood High School FFA Chapter in Oklahoma started his nursery program in the school greenhouse. Today, he has diversified his horticultural endeavors to include raising water pond plants, ground cover and bedding plants. He has learned the art of running a successful nursery, including the ability to identify weeds and detrimental insects. Most importantly, Conaway has derived great passion from his agricultural experiences. This is something he hopes to pass on as he studies to become an agriscience teacher.
Our coverage of the Oklahoma FFA members at the 2010 National FFA Convention is a service of the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Association- click here for details about the Alumni Association and the Oklahoma FFA Association.
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