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Hugoton FFA Member Wins State Proficiency Award

Joe Denoyer - May 31, 2018 10:47 pm

 

MANHATTAN, Kan. — A member of the Hugoton FFA chapter was recognized for having one of the best career development programs in the state at the 90th Kansas FFA Convention, May 30–June 1, 2018, on the Kansas State University campus.

Hallie Wettstein received a State FFA Proficiency Award in Grain Production – Placement during the convention for outstanding accomplishments she has made in developing programs that will prepare her for a career in agriculture. This award is sponsored by Kansas Wheat Commission.

The proficiency award program recognizes students for exceptional accomplishments and excellence in a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program. This program allows students to set goals and gain real-world experience in a chosen area of the agriculture industry.

Wettstein works on the family farm which is a year-round enterprise. She helps deal with 6,000 acres of wheat, corn, sunflowers and grain sorghum with the majority of her tasks focused on the wheat and corn portion. During planting season, she runs the planter and helps transport seed to the field. After high school, Wettstein plans on attending Southern Illinois University to major in agriculture business. She then plans on returning home and helping on the family farm.

Hallie’s parents are Rustin and Ashley Wettstein. Her advisor is Leslie McNally

 

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