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Florida FFA Names State Star in Agricultural Placement

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida FFA Association selected four student members as finalists for the highly coveted State Star in Agricultural Placement, within the “Stars of Florida” award recognition program. This program symbolizes the highest competitive recognition for FFA members and their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program(s). Finalist shared their SAE’s virtually and a winner was named. 

The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the 2020 State Star in Agricultural Placement is:

Aubrey Pearce, Okeechobee Brahman

Aubrey Pearce’s Beef Placement SAE sprouted from her interest in animal production agriculture. Since before she zipped up the blue jacket, she has helped work cattle at family ranches. Pearce says, “My father, has been the driving force behind my placement SAE. He has always taken me to work and taught me how to safely handle cattle, build fence, drive a tractor, and market cattle.” In 2018, she increased her capabilities through my Beef Quality Assurance certification training. She learned proper vaccination, castration, branding, general processing and record keeping techniques that she has been able to implement on the ranches, as she is the only BQA certified employee. She has recently been promoted from a ranch hand to the BQA manager of Pearce Cattle Company, to oversee safe cattle handling and animal welfare. Pearce says, “The valuable skills that I have acquired over the past decade are the foundation of my future agricultural goals of owning a large-scale beef cattle operation.” She is a member of the Okeechobee Brahman FFA Chapter and her advisors are Jared Prescott, Clinton Thompson and Brian Dryden. Congratulations Aubrey on being named the 2020 State Star in Agricultural Placement!

ABOUT THE FLORIDA FFA CELEBRATION

Extraordinary times lead extraordinary people to do extraordinary things. This summer, thousands of FFA members, advisors, administrators, alumni, parents and industry partners will gather online in a new, exciting, and innovative experience to celebrate another record-breaking year. More than ever, our viewers will be inspired and motivated to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and become leaders of the next generation.

During the celebration, FFA members and guests will experience motivational speakers and award presentations while virtually meeting Florida FFA’s outstanding officers, members, and supporters.

ABOUT THE FLORIDA FFA ASSOCIATION

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with nearly 30,000 middle and high school student members – as part of over 300 local FFA chapters across the state. FFA members participate in nearly 50 leadership and career development events each year. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

The Florida FFA Association is a resource and support organization that does not select, control, supervise or approve local chapter or individual member activities except as expressly provided for in the Florida FFA Association Constitution and Bylaws.

The Florida FFA Association affirms its belief in the value of all human beings and seeks diversity in its membership, leadership and staff as an equal opportunity employer.

THE AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION MISSION

Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource systems.

THE FFA MISSION

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.

For more information about Florida FFA and agricultural education, visit floridaffa.org.

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2014 Fresh from Florida Advocacy Award Finalists

Florida FFA is pleased to announce the selection of the 2014 Fresh from Florida Advocacy Award finalists. Formerly the Food for America program, this program is designed to encourage FFA members to participate in agricultural literacy and awareness projects on the local level.

The overall chapter winner will be awarded on stage during the 6th General Session of the 86th Florida FFA State Convention on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando. One member and one advisor from each finalist chapter should report to the holding room thirty minutes prior to the session in which they are to be recognized.

The chapter finalists in alphabetical order are:

Branford FFA
Northview FFA
Oakleaf FFA
University FFA
Williston Middle FFA

News Release – 2014 Fresh From Florida Advocacy Award

2014 Stars of Florida Finalists

The Florida FFA Association recently selected 19 student members as finalists in the highly coveted “Stars of Florida” award recognition program.  This program symbolizes the highest competitive recognition for FFA members and their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program(s) in five different categories.  Nearly 300 applicants were considered during the selection process.  Each candidate will be interviewed by a team of FFA, industry and Agriculture Education representatives to determine the winner in each area.

Each finalist, their family and agriculture instructor(s) will be recognized July 3rd, 2014 at the 86th Florida FFA Convention to be held at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando.

New Release – 2014 Star Finalists

The finalists listed alphabetically by chapter in each category are:

Name Chapter Category
Krista Lyons Lafayette Middle FFA State Star Discovery Finalist
Jerry Mills III Williston Middle FFA State Star Discovery Finalist
Lindsey G Wilder Williston Middle FFA State Star Discovery Finalist
Carlie Vining Williston Middle FFA State Star Discovery Finalist
Terrah Henderson Branford FFA State Star Greenhand Finalist
Jacob Burnette Durant FFA State Star Greenhand Finalist
Cody Austin Clark Kathleen FFA State Star Greenhand Finalist
Anna Beth Conrad Strawberry Crest FFA State Star Greenhand Finalist
Christopher Young Branford FFA State Star in Agricultural Placement Finalist
Audra Shiver Lafayette FFA State Star in Agricultural Placement Finalist
Seth Adams Suwannee Sr. FFA State Star in Agricultural Placement Finalist
Mallory Morgan Suwannee Sr. FFA State Star in Agricultural Placement Finalist
Wesley Beyer Brooksville Sr. FFA State Star in Agriscience Finalist
Kirsten Walker Brooksville Sr. FFA State Star in Agriscience Finalist
Abby Marion University Volusia FFA State Star in Agriscience Finalist
Landon Smith Bronson FFA State Star Farmer Finalist
J.R. Trimm Bronson FFA State Star Farmer Finalist
Harold Tillis Chiefland FFA State Star Farmer Finalist
Shelby Hill Lake Placid Sr. FFA State Star Farmer Finalist

2014 Outstanding District Officer Award Finalists

Florida FFA is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2014 Ryan Rimmer Outstanding District Officer Award. This award is selected by application from the 24 district officers throughout the state and is given to the district officer who excels in their service to Florida FFA.

The state winner will be announced during the 6th General Session of the 86th Florida FFA State Convention on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando. All award finalists should report to the holding room thirty minutes prior to the session in which they are to be recognized.

The 2014 Outstanding District Officer finalists in alphabetical order by chapter are:

Mary Katherine Pittman – Malone FFA
Courtney Solari – Northview FFA
Brandon McKee – Okeechobee Brahman FFA
Jana Caracciolo – South Lake Sr. FFA
Adrian Dyer – Strawberry Crest FFA

News Release – 2014 Outstanding District Officer

Event Results: 2014 Poultry CDE

Florida FFA is excited to announce the results of the 2014 High School & Middle School State Poultry Evaluation Career Development Events. 25 high school teams and 31 middle school teams participated in the State Poultry CDE on April 12, 2014 in Gainesville, FL. This CDE is designed to stimulate learning related to production, processing, marketing and consumption of poultry products.

A special thanks goes to the UF/IFAS Animal Sciences Department and event coordinator Dr. Ben Mather for coordinating the competition. Thank you to the Advisors and chaperones who willingly served as group leaders during todays event.

High School Team Results
1 1930 Baker County Sr
2 1892 Bronson
3 1872 Forest
4 1833 Haines City Sr
5 1819 West Florida
6 1811 South Sumter Sr
7 1809 Suwannee Jr
8 1806 Frank H Peterson Academies of Technology
9 1797 Oakleaf
10 1786 Brandon
11 1738 Lake Butler Sr
12 1725 Mount Dora
13 1691 Keystone Heights Jr
14 1685 Alonso
15 1673 Altha Sr
16 1671 Aburndale Sr
17 1652 Lake Region
18 1626 Palmetto
19 1621 Belleview Sr
20 1606 Lake Weir Sr
21 1583 Hamilton
22 1564 Mulberry Sr
23 1538 South Ft Myers (Wolfpack HS)
24 669 University (Volusia)
25 617 Trenton Sr

Top Five High School Individuals
1 669 Abby Marion / University (Volusia)
2 651 Justin Johnson / Bronson
3 651 Jesse Lambright / Baker County Sr
4 646 Kayla Long / Baker County Sr
5 645 Matthew Hall / South Sumter Sr

Middle School Team Results
1 1722 Lake Butler
2 1717 Baker County
3 1653 Altha
4 1648 South Sumter
5 1627 Ft King
6 1624 Chiefland
7 1615 Ocala Liberty
8 1589 Trenton
9 1573 Oakleaf
10 1568 Suwannee
11 1558 Crystal Lake
12 1555 Keystone Heights
13 1552 Wilkinson
14 1538 Buffalo Creek
15 1530 Westwood
16 1527 Martinez
17 1520 Dundee Ridge
18 1517 Lake Asbury
19 1502 Tomlin
20 1480 DeLand
21 1468 Gray
22 1455 Lincoln
23 1420 Dixie
24 1394 Okeechobee Yearling
25 1384 Mulberry
26 1362 River Springs
27 1342 Hamilton
28 1326 Centennial
29 1289 Deltona
30 1259 Liberty
31 1189 Bartow

Top Five Middle School Individuals
1 587 Sarah Crews / Baker County
2 585 Tori Wilkins / Lake Butler
3 575 Charles Paddock / Ft King
4 571 Max Scott / Altha
5 571 Ashley Harris / Lake Butler

Living to Serve

True service is untitled,
united with passion.
The journey is uncharted
with unlimited possibilities.
We are living to serve.

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Just like farmers and agriculturalists, FFA members believe in the future of agriculture and choose to make a difference by selflessly serving their chapters, communities, and industry.  It’s something we’ve become known for and continue to be proud of.

Living to serve. It’s an idea that’s been part of our organization since the beginning.  It’s a choice; a standard; a commitment; a responsibility.  Here is your chance to make a difference, “with a faith born not of words, but of deeds.”

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