Local FFA member Austin Schmitz will receive several honors at this year’s Local FFA Honors Held In Manhattan. This is the 84th Kansas FFA Convention.
Austin Schmitz will receive a State FFA Proficiency Award in Dairy Production Entrepreneurship for outstanding accomplishments made in developing programs that prepare him for a career in agriculture. Schmitz is also one of three FFA members who have the top Supervised Agricultural Experience programs, earning the Star Farmer, the Star in Agribusiness and Star in Ag Placement awards. Schmitz, the son of Joe and Amy Schmitz, owns 8 cows and 12 heifers, and is involved in every phase of the production process. Finally, Schmitz is also named as a recipient of a one-thousand-dollar scholarship.
Other area FFA Members who qualified to attend the Honors program include Katie Jo Parks, Maggie Schotte and Adeline Wassenburg, of Marysville; and Levi Berger, of Valley Heights.