Tyrone FFA Members Win Skills USA Agriscience Awards

Cheyenne Maher
Guy Williams

Tyrone Area FFA had three members recently submit their applications to the state SkillsUSA competition in Mid-March. Senior Guy Williams has been selected as the State Winner for AgriScience Research – Integrated Systems. Sophomore Garin Hoy was selected as a State Finalist in the same category and sophomore Karly Diebold competed in the Diversified Livestock category.

Agricultural Proficiency Awards honor FFA members who have developed specialized skills that they can apply toward their future careers through supervised agricultural experiences (SAE),

Students can compete for awards in nearly 50 areas ranging from agricultural communications to wildlife management; placement, research or entrepreneurship proficiency awards are also recognized at local and state levels and provide recognition to members that are exploring and becoming established in agricultural career pathways.

All three FFA members completed detailed applications that described the skills they learned from their enterprises. Williams and Hoy documented the scientific processes used throughout the duration of their SAE’s. They included pictures of their work using proper science lab techniques, analyzing data, and communicating their findings with the community.

Diebold application focused on the skills she learned from her market hogs, goats and rabbit enterprises; as well as documentation of her income and expenses throughout the term of the SAE’s.  She too included pictures of her working with her livestock, record keeping and the nutritional program.

All three will be recognized at the chapter’s awards ceremony on April 10th at 7:00 pm in the high school cafeteria. Guy Williams will attend the State FFA Convention in June to receive his award and then submit for national competition in June.