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Florida FFA is pleased to announce the 134 finalists for the 2014 Agricultural Proficiency Award program and Levy County is home to several.
Among the finalists in Beef Production-Entrepreneurship are Landon Smith, of Bronson, Senior FFA and Harold Tillis, of Chiefland, Senior FFA; Equine Science – Entrepreneurship Whitley Mills, of Chiefland, Senior FFA; Forest Management and Products, Whitney Mills; Fruit and/or Vegetable Production — Harold Tillis; Poultry Production, Justin Johnson of Bronson Senior FFA and Whitney Mills.
Nearly 300 applicants 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 supervised programs are planned, practical activities that are conducted outside of class time that help students develop and apply agricultural knowledge and skills learned inside the classroom in a real world environment. These programs can include entrepreneurship, placement, or research and experimentation.
The winners will be announced during the 5th and 6th General Sessions of the 86th Florida FFA State Convention to be held June 30 – July 4 in Orlando.