Farm Horizons, Oct. 2016

Abbey Weninger advances to FFA nationals

Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted FFA chapter member Abbey Weninger, of Buffalo, was recently selected as a national finalist for the National FFA Proficiency Award in Agricultural Education – Entrepreneurship/Placement. Weninger is one of only four people chosen to compete for this award at the national finals in October, during the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, IN.

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 Agricultural Education – Entrepreneurship/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.

Weninger, a student at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School, became eligible for the national award after winning the Minnesota state FFA competition earlier this year. In recognition of being a finalist, each of the four finalists will receive a plaque and $500. The national winner of the Agricultural Education – Entrepreneurship/Placement Award will receive an additional $500 during a special ceremony at the National FFA Convention & Expo.

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