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Don Slade Nightengale of Cordell Named 2009 National Finalist for Star Farmer of America

Sun, 02 Aug 2009 15:30:48 CDT

Don Slade Nightengale of Cordell Named 2009 National Finalist for Star Farmer of America The National FFA Organization has selected 16 finalists (four per award) for the organization's top awards: American Star Farmer, American Star in Agribusiness, American Star in Agricultural Placement and American Star in Agriscience. These star awards recognize students who have developed outstanding agricultural skill and competency through their career development programs, demonstrated outstanding management skills, earned the American FFA Degree the organization's highest level of accomplishment and met other agricultural education, scholarship and leadership requirements.

Each star finalist receives $2,000 from the National FFA. A panel of judges will interview the finalists and select one winner for each award at the 82nd National FFA Convention, October 21 24, in Indianapolis, In. Winners will receive an additional $2,000 award.

Included in the final four for the Star Farmer of America competition is Don Slade Nightengale of the Cordell, Oklahoma FFA Chapter. (the pciture here is of Slade in 2006 as he was honored as the 2006 Star Farmer of Oklahoma.

Here's the complete list, courtesy of the National FFA

Star Farmer

    * Andrew Pachta Linn FFA, Kansas

    * Andrew K. Baird Spencer County FFA, Kentucky

    * Slade Don Nightengale Cordell FFA, Oklahoma

    * Alex Zimmerman Randolph Cambria-Friesland FFA, Wisconsin

Star in Agribusiness

    * Rodney Bingel Marissa FFA, Illinois

    * James Hutto Riverton FFA, Kansas

    * Kristie M. Folk Central Columbia FFA, Pennsylvania

    * Benjamin R. Alsum - Randolph Cambria-Friesland FFA, Wisconsin

Star in Agricultural Placement

    * Kyle Stockwell Prairie Heights FFA, Indiana

    * Mycah A. McColm Riverton FFA, Kansas

    * Kodee Schell Manila FFA, Utah

    * Tony J. Crescio - Randolph Cambria-Friesland FFA, Wisconsin

Star in Agriscience

    * Kaitlynn Neville North High-Bakersfield FFA, California

    * Stephanie Mitchell, Spencer County FFA, Kentucky

    * Amy Lynn Robak, Foley FFA, Minnesota

    * Nathan Fuchs Cameron Yoe FFA, Texas



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