Meet Your 2021 National Proficiency Award Winner in Swine Prodeuction-Placement- BritneyOehler of Harrah FFA- Updated with AudioSat, 30 Oct 2021 09:57:44 EDT
Eleven Oklahoma FFA members qualified as National Finalists in the Proficiency Awards for the National FFA in 2021. One of those hearing her name called as National Champion is Britney Oehler of the Harrah FFA Chapte. Britney was awarded her Championship in the Swine Production- Placement
Britney Oehler of the Harrah FFA Chapter in Oklahoma works for Top Notch Genetics, caring for thirteen sows, two boar studs, and three show gilts, as well as breeding and selling show swine and semen. The operation primarily raises Durocs but also includes other breeds like Yorkshires, Berkshires, and crossbreeds. Oehler provides daily care for the pigs, including feeding, washing, brushing, and walking. She is supported by her parents, Lyndsay and Roger, and her FFA advisors, Brad Carey and Jessica Barnes. Phibro Animal Health Care sponsors this proficiency.
After winning this national title- FFA Intern Lydia Johnson talked with Britany about her work with Top Notch Genetics- and you can hear their conversaton by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.
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- although in some award area- those two categories are combined.
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.
Judging for the 2021 Awards was done virtually ahead of the National Convention. The winners were announced, a few at a time, during each of the General Sessions on Thursday and Friday at the 94th National FFA Convention.
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