FFA members win district awards

Marion/Florence FFA members were recognized at the South Central District FFA banquet Monday at Buhler High School. Several members won awards.

Nicholas Meyer and Clint Kroupa received the district star farmer award in production and in placement, the highest honors in the district.

Meyer was also the winner in areas of poultry production and diversified livestock. He raised 1,000 broiler chickens and maintains flocks of laying hens, five cow-calf pairs, and nine ewes.

Kroupa was the district proficiency winner in the areas of grain production and diversified crop production for his wheat, corn, and soybean crops.

Alicia Maloney received the small animal production and care proficiency award for raising Australian shepherds and marketing them all across the U.S.

Aaron Molleker won an award for veterinary medicine for his work with Animal Health Center where he helps exercise animals and assists in some procedures.

Bret Voth won the turf and landscape proficiency award for his SAE program and installing an underground sprinkler system and taking care of his yard.

Cailtyn Maloney, Kroupa, and Meyer received the state FFA degree.

Elizabeth Meyer was named the South Central Start Greenhand in production and was elected as the district secretary.

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