MACON, Ga. — Sixteen finalists will vie this year for the National FFA Organization’s top achievement awards: American Star Farmer, American Star in Agribusiness, American Star in Agricultural Placement and American Star in Agriscience.
Tyler Ertzberger of Carnesville and Duncan Patton of Comer have been named finalists for the 2021 American Star Awards given by American FFA.
Ertzberger is a finalist for the American Star Award in Agribusiness. Patton is a finalist for the American Star Award in Agricultural Placement.
The American Star Awards represent the best of the best among thousands of American FFA Degree recipients. The award recognizes FFA members who have developed outstanding agricultural skills and competencies by completing a supervised agricultural experience (SAE)program. A required activity in FFA, an SAE allows members to learn by doing. Members can own and operate an agricultural business, intern at an agricultural business, or conduct an agriculture-based scientific experiment and report the results.
Other requirements to achieve the award include demonstrating top management skills; completing key agricultural education, scholastic and leadership requirements; and earning an American FFA Degree, the organization’s highest level of student accomplishment.
A panel of judges will interview the finalists and select one winner from each award category for the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis this fall. The four winners will be announced during the convention.
Case IH, Elanco Animal Health, NAU Country Insurance Company, Pepsico Inc, RAM Trucks and Syngenta sponsor the American FFA Degree recognition program.
Visit www.FFA.org/stars for more information about the American Star Awards.
–Georgia Farm Bureau