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Three National Finalists for Tri-Point FFA!

National Finalists!

Three members of the Tri-Point FFA were named National Proficiency Finalists in results released by National FFA earlier this month.  The trio is comprised of Tyler Loschen, Jeff Meister and Kaleb Nelson---all recent graduates of Tri-Point High School.  As National Finalists, they will travel to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana in October to compete for the National Winner title in their respective proficiency area.  Tri-Point member  Edward Ehrhardt was ranked gold in his area of Diversified Livestock Production Entrepreneurship.  The ranking system used in FFA Proficiency Awards includes National Finalist, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Participant.   Four National Finalists are chosen from across the country in each of the proficiency areas.

Loschen, the son of Gary and Diana Loschen is competing in Diversified Agricultural Production, which by definition includes one or more crop project in addition to one or more animal related programs.  Loschen’s enterprises include corn, soybeans, forage, swine and beef production.  

Meister, the son Duane and Karen Meister will compete in Wildlife Management.  Jeff raises Chinese Ring Neck Pheasants.

Nelson, the son of Mike and Trish Haag is a finalist in Swine Production Placement.  He works for Haag Farms, Inc. in the swine operation.

Prior to the trio of finalists this year, the Tri-Point chapter has had four other National Finalists, two of whom went on to become National Winners. Previous finalists from the Tri-Point Chapter include Josh Foltz (2000 – Grain Placement);  Elisa Bentz Thorson (2005 – Ag Processing), Brian Hills (2008 – National Winner – Diversified Agricultural Production), and Tyler Loschen (2009 – National Winner – Diversified Crop Production).  

To view complete FFA Proficiency results, go to www.ffa.org.   The National FFA Organization 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.

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