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  2020 Illinis FFA State Proficiency Award Winners - CONGRATULATIONS!  
  Mindy Bunselmeyer  4/29/2020 4:15:00 PM  

Congratulations to ALL those participating in the 2020 State Proficiency Awards process! What used to take us one day to complete and finalize took us nearly a month. We can’t thank you and your teachers enough for patiently working with us through this process.  We can finally say, we have results!  Let’s celebrate that progress was made, the task is complete, we are moving forward and we have WINNERS!

Special CONGRATULATIONS to those winners - what a GRAND day!

Ag Communications Bradleigh Schaefer Cambridge
Ag Education Ashley Althaus Amboy
Ag Mechanics - Design & Fabrication William Ornduff United
Ag Mechanics - Repair & Maintenance (Entrepreneur) Alec Thompson United
Ag Mechanics - Repair & Maintenance (Placement) Kip Hoerr Princeville
Agricultural Processing Alea Ogle Streator
Agricultural Sales (Entrepreneur) Korey Bunselmeyer Trico
Agricultural Sales (Placement) Karli Franklin Manteno
Agricultural Services Kayla White Stillman Valley
Agriscience Research - Animal Systems Sara Timm Cisne
Agriscience Research - Integrated Systems Delana Erbsen Eastland
Agriscience Research - Plant Systems Jessie Lewis Massac County
Beef Production (Entrepreneur) Sawyer Willrett DeKalb
Beef Production (Placement) Kelsey Ray Goreville
Dairy Production (Entrepreneur) Rosalee Zehr Flanagan-Cornell
Dairy Production (Placement) Jacob Raber Prairie Central
Discovery Star Farmer Owen Torrance West Prairie
Discovery Star in Ag Business Sidney Stiers Williamsfield
Discovery Star in Ag Placement Patrick Royer Pleasant Plains
Discovery Star in Ag Science Kylie Neisler Lincolnwood
Diversified Agriculture Production Tanner Mickey Taylorville
Diversified Crop Production (Entrepreneur) Owen Jenks United
Diversified Crop Production (Placement) Lance Moritz Streator
Diversified Horticulture Madison Huebner Waterloo
Diversified Livestock Production Eric Schafer Taylorville
Environmental Science & Natural Resource Management Cody Bradshaw Pittsfield
Equine Science (Entrepreneur) Elsie Nord Clinton
Equine Science (Placement) Chelsea Ochs Olney
Fiber &/or Oil Crop Production Spencer Meenen GCMS
Food Service Hannah Callahan Cisne
Forage Production Cole Neubauer Tri-Valley
Forest Management & Products Megan Buttens Oregon
Fruit Production Griffin Range Freeburg
Goat Production Jessica Carlson
Grain Production Kendall Knodle Nokomis
Landscape Management Jenna Korte Scales Mound
Nursery Operations Garrett Granby Seneca
Outdoor Recreation Kurtis Johnson Pittsfield
Poultry Production Taylor Main ROWVA
Safety Madison Wells Oakwood
Service Learning Elizabeth Weidner Teutopolis
Sheep Production Lauren Mohr Normal West
Small Animal Production & Care Anna Wagner Mercer County
Specialty Animal Production Will Shook Fisher
Specialty Crop Production Lexi Mueller Valmeyer
Swine Production (Entrepreneur) Kate Bond Galatia
Swine Production (Placement) Emma Kuhns Altamont
Turf Grass Management Logan Nodine Cambridge
Vegetable Production Julian Ortiz West Carroll
Veterinary Science Madison Schuette Nashville
Wildlife Production & Management Lucas Althaus AlWood

Congratulations once again to all winners! Please be sure to send the press release to your local media outlets.

Also note, winners must click here for more information regarding the National application and other important deadlines.  

Winners be sure to upload:  

  • At least ten (10) good quality color photos of you working with your SAE. The photos must be 1920 (width) by 1080 (height) at 72 pixel resolution and in a horizontal format.

  • Upload all your photos in this folder no later than May 9, 2020. It is important that the photos be uploaded by May 9, 2020 to ensure your photos will be used in the video productions we will put together. 


Mindy Bunselmeyer
Illinois FFA Center
Phone: 217-753-3328 Cell: 217-412-5646
Address: 3221 Northfield, Springfield, IL 62702
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