Adam Cope of Florence was selected as a national finalist for the FFA Proficiency Award in beef production-placement.
Cope will be one of only four people to compete for the award at the national finals this October during FFA National Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.
The proficiency awards recognize outstanding student achievement in agribusiness gained through establishment of a new business, working for an existing company, or otherwise gaining hands-on career experience. The beef production-placement award is one of 47 proficiency program areas FFA members can participate in to develop valuable experience and leadership skills at the local, state, and national levels.
Cope, a member of Marion-Florence FFA, became eligible for the national award after winning the Kansas state FFA competition earlier this year.
Each of the finalists will receive a plaque and $500. The winner will receive an additional $500 during a special ceremony at the national convention.