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Meet the National Proficiency Winner in Emerging Agricultural Technology- Taylor Runyon of Atoka

Sat, 23 Oct 2010 6:15:22 CDT

Meet the National Proficiency Winner in Emerging Agricultural Technology- Taylor Runyon of Atoka 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 Emerging agricultural technology- entrepreneurship/placement is Taylor Runyon of the Atoka FFA Chapter.


As the daughter of a science teacher and rancher, it seemed natural to Taylor Runyan of the Atoka FFA Chapter in Oklahoma that she combines the fields of science and agriculture for her SAE. Working at the OSU Research Center in Lane allowed her to do so, as she completed fruit and vegetable research using agricultural technology. She has learned selective plant breeding techniques and lab maintenance procedures.


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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