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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2024 Agricultural Proficiency Awards program. FFA members from throughout Florida submitted applications for recognition within this program. The Agricultural Proficiency Award program rewards FFA members at the local, state, and national levels for exceptional accomplishments and excellence in a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program. These awards recognize individual skills and career-based competencies developed through multiple years of participation in Immersion type SAE projects.

The Proficiency Award finalists, in alphabetical order by chapter are:

Award AreaChapterStudent
Agricultural CommunicationsBellBraley Hines
Agricultural CommunicationsBranfordAubrey Wood
Agricultural CommunicationsFort Pierce WestwoodPaige Cruse
Agricultural CommunicationsZephryhillsSarah Holden
Agricultural EducationChieflandDana Hinkle
Agricultural EducationChieflandRegan Varnes
Agricultural EducationPierson TaylorKayden Duncan
Agricultural EducationSuwanneeAubrey Reppert
Agricultural Mechanics Design and FabricationDixieGabe Mitchell
Agricultural Mechanics Design and FabricationJ.F St. MartinLevi Sampson
Agricultural Mechanics Design and FabricationStrawberry CrestTregg Aguero
Agricultural Mechanics Design and FabricationTrentonOlivia  Weaver
Agricultural Mechanics Repair and MaintenanceChieflandKade Meeks
Agricultural Mechanics Repair and MaintenanceFort WhiteWarren MacLaren
Agricultural Mechanics Repair and MaintenanceWekivaJoshua Spencer
Agricultural Mechanics Repair and MaintenanceZephryhillsAustin John
Agricultural ProcessingBellBraley Hines
Agricultural ProcessingDixieAbbygael Whitehead
Agricultural ProcessingHorizonMadison Strain
Agricultural ProcessingTrentonWyatt Rodgers
Agricultural SalesBronsonCarson  Meeks
Agricultural SalesDeane BozemanWade Mitchell
Agricultural SalesMadison CountyChelsey  Crooks
Agricultural SalesMadison CountyCaleb Raines
Agricultural ServicesChieflandRyleigh  Locke
Agricultural ServicesDurantEmma Leiss
Agricultural ServicesFort Pierce WestwoodJayden Weil
Agricultural ServicesWillistonLayla Hobby
Agriscience ResearchBell FFAElizabeth Bagby
Agriscience ResearchBranford High SchoolGloria Gilliam
Agriscience ResearchDeLand FFAMackenzie Cunningham
Agriscience ResearchWilliston FFA Reagan Hancock
Beef Production – EntrepreneurshipBellDalton Coleman
Beef Production – EntrepreneurshipDixieGabe Mitchell
Beef Production – EntrepreneurshipDurantGabby Howell
Beef Production – EntrepreneurshipSuwanneeMaddie Carte
Beef Production – PlacementChieflandArrington Grant
Beef Production – PlacementChieflandRyleigh Locke
Beef Production – PlacementChieflandHunter  Sharp
Beef Production – PlacementDurantCarly Varnum
Dairy ProductionBellElizabeth  Bagby
Dairy ProductionDurantMya Salter
Dairy ProductionSumnerLogan Shoop
Dairy ProductionTrenton MiddleHayden Henderson
Diversified Agricultural ProductionBranfordBraxton Young
Diversified Agricultural ProductionChieflandArrington Grant
Diversified Agricultural ProductionChieflandKade Meeks
Diversified Agricultural ProductionDeLandJustin Davis
Diversified Crop ProductionClayMaggie Mosley
Diversified Crop ProductionWillistonAustin Phillips
Diversified Livestock ProductionBellAlaura Brown
Diversified Livestock ProductionChieflandArrington Grant
Diversified Livestock ProductionDixieGabe Mitchell
Diversified Livestock ProductionFort WhiteAmarelis Ortiz
Environmental Science and Natural Resources ManagementBellBraley Hines
Equine Science – EntrepreneurshipBellRyleigh Boyd
Equine Science – EntrepreneurshipChieflandGrace Bastow
Equine Science – EntrepreneurshipChieflandArrington Grant
Equine Science – EntrepreneurshipWilliston JRAnnastyn Chorvat
Equine Science – PlacementDurantKierlyn Parham
Equine Science – PlacementNorth MarionCaroline Cassidy
Equine Science – PlacementSouth SumterEmma Bogue
Equine Science – PlacementTrentonKenzli Zingaro
Fiber and/or Oil Crop ProductionMaloneDawson Jordan
Forage ProductionBronsonMadison Lane
Forage ProductionFlorida VirtualReagan Lane
Forage ProductionLake ButlerTanner Connell
Forest Management and ProductsBranfordTaylor Turner
Forest Management and ProductsClayMaggie Mosley
Fruit, Nut Production & VegetableBellAshlee Thomas
Fruit, Nut Production & VegetableChieflandArrington Grant
Fruit, Nut Production & VegetableSuwanneeKati Taylor
Fruit, Nut Production & VegetableTrentonAubreigh Brown
Goat ProductionDeLandAva Siegmeister
Goat ProductionDixieGabe Mitchell
Goat ProductionMount DoraAfrifa Amoah-Mensah
Goat ProductionOcoeeDakota Keller
Landscape ManagementApopkaTyler Nelson
Landscape ManagementChieflandBrody Ellis
Landscape ManagementDeLandLuke Lunsford
Landscape ManagementFort WhiteTrey Tyre
Nursery OperationsGeorge JenkinsJody Witter
Outdoor RecreationBellLogan White
Outdoor RecreationDeane BozemanAmber Leabo
Outdoor RecreationDixieCaden Reed
Outdoor RecreationMiddleburgHunter Russell
Poultry ProductionBellAdysen Burns
Poultry ProductionChieflandBrooke Guynn
Poultry ProductionDeane BozemanPeyton Gay
Poultry ProductionOrlando ColonialValerie  Rodriguez
Service-LearningLake WalesClayton Keene
Sheep ProductionDeLandMadison Braun
Sheep ProductionDeLandIzabella Moss
Sheep ProductionDurantEmma Leiss
Sheep ProductionNorth MarionBreely Yeomans
Small Animal Production and CareBranfordBraxton Young
Small Animal Production and CareDeane BozemanCaitlynn Weddington
Small Animal Production and CareLafayetteJohanna Heijkoop
Small Animal Production and CareWillistonAmanda Cook
Specialty Animal ProductionBellFisher Langford
Specialty Animal ProductionChiefland JRMackenzie  Fisher
Specialty Animal ProductionJay FFAMakenleigh  Bledsoe
Specialty Animal ProductionSouth LakeClarissa  Miksa
Swine ProductionDade CityEmily Shvetzoff
Swine ProductionDeLandIzabella Moss
Swine ProductionLake GibsonHaylie  Stephens
Swine ProductionTrentonPayton Campbell
Turf Grass ManagementMaloneCooper Ford
Turf Grass ManagementSouth ForkYvonne  Elmore
Turf Grass ManagementSouth LakeTimothy Dahl
Veterinary ScienceDeLandEmily  Cloudman
Veterinary ScienceMiddleburgBreanna Cleland
Wildlife Production and ManagementMadison CountyEthan Bochnia
Wildlife Production and ManagementMiddleburgNathan Paulk
Wildlife Production and ManagementOrlando ColonialVictoria Justiniano
Wildlife Production and ManagementSouth LakeScott Reagan


The annual state FFA convention and expo is the highlight of Florida FFA’s year. Nearly 5,000 FFA members, advisors, administrators, alumni, parents and industry partners come together to celebrate the achievements won by the past and present generations of agriculturalists, while continuing to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. Attendees will be inspired and motivated to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and become leaders of the next generation.

While at the convention, FFA members and guests will experience motivational speakers, award presentations, exciting exhibits, challenging Career and Leadership Development Events, and plenty of entertaining activities. Attendees can take a stroll through the Florida FFA Expo in search of the perfect career connection, attend a workshop to brush up on those leadership skills, or simply interact and share ideas with FFA members and advisors from across the state.


The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with over 50,000 middle and high school student members – as part of over 350 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.


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


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