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Amber Allen of Burlington Wins National Proficiency Award in Vegetable Production- Entrepreneurship/Placement

Fri, 23 Oct 2009 19:11:41 CDT

Amber Allen of Burlington Wins National Proficiency Award in Vegetable Production- Entrepreneurship/Placement Amber Allen of the Burlington FFA Chapter, won the National Proficiency Award in Vegetable Production- Entrepreneurship/Placement at the 2009 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. Amber is one of 11 Oklahoma FFA members who won the National title in their project area, the most of any state in the US.

Amber Allen combined a love for plants and the need to make money into a multifaceted business and SAE planting a home garden. Planting, cultivating and harvesting locally raised, high-quality vegetables has been a family tradition for this Burlington FFA member all of her life and has helped her develop management and crop production skills such as proper soil preparation, adequate weed control and organic garden practices. In addition to growing and selling fresh vegetables for family and friends in Oklahoma, she also donates her surplus crop to the Burlington Schools Farm-To-School program. She is supported in her efforts by her parents, Dwaine and Julie Allen, and her FFA advisor, Travis Bradshaw.

Click on the Listen Bar below to hear a conversation with Amber right after this award was presented to her.

Our 2009 coverage of the National FFA Convention is brought to you by the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Association and the Oklahoma FFA Association. Click here for the official website of the Oklahoma FFA Association.


Ron Hays Talks with Amber Allen about her National Proficiency Award
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