Meet the 2011 National Proficiency Winner in Landscape Management- William Maltbie of BurlingtonFri, 21 Oct 2011 16:03:46 CDT
The Agricultural Proficiency Awards honor FFA members who, through their Supervised Agricultural Experiences have developed specialized skills that they can apply toward their future careers. Students can compete for awards in 47 areas covering everything from Agricultural Communications to Wildlife Management. Each award area has two categories, placement and entrepreneurship.
Placement proficiency awards are given to those whose SAEs are related to employment, apprenticeships, or internships at an agribusiness or agriculture-related organization. Entrepreneurship proficiency awards are given to those whose SAEs are related to ownership of an agribusiness or agriculture-related organization. Proficiency awards are given out at the local, state and national levels. .
Here at the 2011 National FFA Convention, Oklahoma brought a total of 15 finalists to Indianapolis, good for a tie for fourth place in the number of proficiency finalists on a state by state basis. At the end of the Friday afternoon session, Oklahoma laid claim to three national Proficiency Awards.
Landscape Management- William Maltbie, Burlington FFA
William began with a total of eight landscape projects as he began his career and has now expanded them to a total 25 landscapes that he has responsibility for. His goal that he is working towards is to become an agricultural engineer.
We talked with William backstage after he was presented with his national award. Click on the listen bar below to hear our conversation with him.
Our exclusive coverage from the 2011 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis is a service of the Oklahoma FFA Association and the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Association. Click here for the State FFA website for more information about this youth organization. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
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