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State Champion in Emerging Ag Technology

April 07, 2014

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Robinson State Champion in  Emerging Ag Technology:

 

Urbana, IL   Kyle Robinson of Cullom, a member of the Tri-Point  FFA Chapter, won the State Emerging Ag Technology Award at the State FFA Proficiency Awards Day held April 5, 2014, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

 

Robinson is the Son of Mike and Sandy Gernentz of Cullom.  His agriculture education instructor at Tri-Point High School is Mrs. Diana Loschen.

 

     The Emerging Ag Technology Award is one of 52 State FFA Proficiency Awards.  Five finalists in each award area advanced through chapter, section and district competition.  Robinson will receive the award during the Illinois FFA State Convention, June 10-12, 2014, at the Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield, Illinois.  The 2014 Theme is “Planting Your Potential.”  Robinson will be recognized for planting his potential in the agricultural, food and fiber industry. 

 

      Selection of the state award winners is based on a personal interview, size and growth of

the FFA member's Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) and their knowledge of the subject area and career pathway.  These awards honor FFA members who have developed specialized skills they can apply to their future careers.  SAE awards have three categories: entrepreneurship, placement and research/experimentation.  Entrepreneurship awards are given to students whose SAE involves ownership of an agricultural production or an agribusiness enterprise.  Placement awards go to those with SAEs related to employment, apprenticeship or internship at an agribusiness or agriculture-related organization.  Research awards are given to students whose SAEs relate to utilizing and understanding scientific methods and discovery.  SAEs are an integral part of quality agricultural education programs throughout Illinois.

 

     Fifty-two state award winners were selected from over 17,000 FFA members statewide.  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. The Illinois Foundation FFA sponsors the proficiency award program and provides medals, plaques, and other awards for more than 4,000 Illinois FFA members each year, thanks to the generous

contributions of individuals, businesses and organizations.

 

   

 

About the FFA

The Illinois Association FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. To learn more about the FFA visit http://www.illinoisffa.org

 

“Planting Your Potential”

The theme for the 2013-2014 State Officer Team and 86th Illinois FFA Convention is "Planting your Potential". The State Officer Team consists of twenty-five Section Presidents and five State Officers who selected this theme to encourage individuals, teams, chapters, business and organizations to plant their potential. Planting your potential is to inspire others to dedicate their talents or resources to support current and future FFA members, their activities and agricultural education. 

 

About the Illinois Foundation FFA

Illinois Foundation FFA engages individuals, industry, education, government, and foundations in securing funds to support quality Agricultural Education/FFA programs in Illinois. To learn how you can become involved link to http://www.illinoisffafoundation.org

 

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