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Brian Livesay of Porter Wins National Proficiency Award in Fruit Production

Fri, 23 Oct 2009 18:54:44 CDT

Brian Livesay of Porter Wins National Proficiency Award in Fruit Production Brian Livesay of the Porter FFA Chapter, won the National Proficiency Award in Fruit Production at the 2009 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. Brian is one of 11 Oklahoma FFA members who won the National title in their project area, the most of any state in the US.

Brian Livesay knows that sometimes it takes a little trial and error to figure out what type of career you're cut out for. When the Oklahoma FFA member was 13 years old, he started working in the retail shed at Livesay Orchards. He very soon realized that he was not interested in pursuing a career in sales, and set out to gain the skills he needed to work on the production side of the family-run operation. To date, he has learned to operate the farm's equipment, gotten his private chemical applicator license, and learned about irrigation techniques. Once he graduates from high school and college he hopes to become part owner of Livesay Orchards. His parents, Steve and Brenda Livesay, and his Porter FFA advisor, Brad Criner have helped him along the way.

Click on the Listen Bar below to hear our conversation with Brian right after this award was presented to him.

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 Brian Livesay about his National Proficiency Award
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