Nick Meyer elected state FFA sentinel
The Marion-Florence FFA chapter now has one of its own serving as a state officer. Nick Meyer was elected May 30 at the state FFA convention to serve as the 2014-15 state sentinel. He was among 20 candidates running for a state officer position.
As state FFA sentinel, Meyer and the other five officers will travel across the state sharing their passion for agriculture, leadership, and service. They will present workshops and conferences and challenge FFA members to serve their communities and the agriculture industry.
A four-year FFA member, Meyer has served as chapter president of Marion-Florence FFA and South Central District secretary. His supervised agricultural experience is in poultry production, which involves raising show animals. He plans to attend Kansas State University this fall and major in agricultural engineering, with hopes of designing equipment for the agricultural industry.
Mark and Marsha Meyer are his parents. His father is the FFA chapter adviser.
Clint Kroupa competed as a finalist against three other district stars for the state’s top honor of state star in ag placement.
Kroupa’s supervised agricultural experience is in diversified agricultural production placement. Helping on the family farm, Kroupa has learned to operate and repair all machinery for crop production and has learned the ropes of operating a livestock herd.
He said that someday he would like to have his own farm, so he is starting out by renting some acres to farm on his own.
Martin and Kimbra Kroupa are his parents.
State proficiency awards were presented to Kroupa in diversified crop production; Nick Meyer in poultry production; and Alicia Maloney in small animal production and care.
Meyer received third place in prepared public speaking. Caitlyn Maloney, Alicia Maloney, and Meyer received state FFA degrees.
Aidan Cairns participated in the band and Cade Harms sang in the chorus.