Morgantown (Monday, March 28, 2022) – Agriculture Educators and Agricultural Industry Professionals from across the state meet at the Davis College of Agriculture at West Virginia University to evaluate over 300 student applications for the West Virginia State FFA Degree, West Virginia American FFA Degree Candidacy and West Virginia FFA State Proficiency Awards.
South Harrison FFA had a program record 10 members; Parker Bunch, Connor Butcher, Jonathan Butcher, Kylie Fenstermacher, Tyson Lipps, Silas Matheny, Kevin Nelson, James Radcliff, Katie Rogers, and James Woodward receive their State FFA Degree which is the highest honor the State Association bestows upon members with Tyson Lipps being named West Virginia FFA State Star in Community Service and Parker Bunch being named West Virginia FFA State Star in Agricultural Placement.
The chapter had another program record three members; Hunter Bunch, Hunter Johnson, and Hailea Livesay be named West Virginia Candidates for the American FFA Degree, which is the highest honor that the National Organization bestows upon a member. With Hunter Bunch being named West Virginia Candidate for American Star in Agribusiness and Hunter Johnson being named West Virginia Candidate for American Star in Agricultural Placement.
Four members were named State Champions in the Agricultural Proficiency Awards. Katie Rogers was named champion in Sheep Production for her work at Catalpa Farms in Sycamore, West Virginia. Madison Stonestreet was a dual State Champion in the areas of Agriculture Education and Agriculture Sales. Lastly, Hunter Bunch was named State Champion in Landscape Management for his entrepreneurial venture Bunch’s Lawn Care.