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From left, Wiggins FFA Advisor Rockie Ernst was on hand when Kiera Moore, Ryan Ernst and Lane Venzke received their State FFA Degrees at the Colorado State FFA Convention in early June."As a chapter we fared very well with awards members and teams received," said member Reid Ernst. "We left the convention with a great feeling of accomplishment in ourselves and our fellow FFA members."
Shelby Teague also received a gold award for a Beef Production Proficiency Award.
Reid Ernst said that members also enjoyed taking part in the leadership workshops, career fair, alumni barbecue and a hypnotist show as part of the convention.
Kiera Moore received a gold for an Outdoor Recreation Proficiency Award and was selected as state runner up.
that was sponsored by Northeastern Junior College and Frank and Gloria Walsh of Sterling.
The Parliamentary Procedure Team that consisted of Ryan Ernst, Shelby Teague, Shiloh Megel, Braedyn Rix, Blake Ferris and Reid Ernst made it to the finals the next day, where they earned a gold placing.
On the first day, Tucker Teague was a creed speaking participantand earned a gold placing.
a scholarship to attend CSU to major in animal science. Reid Ernst, Amanda Sears and Ryan Ernst received gold ratings for their notebooks, while Shelby Teague received a bronze placing.
Students could also work for businesses that involve the sales of agricultural equipment, machinery or structures. Murdoch's Ranch and Home Supply sponsored this award area at the state level.
The Wiggins FFA was also recognized as a member of the "Blue Jacket Society" as a contributor to establish the new Ag Education Center at Colorado State University.
Ryan Ernst received gold for an Ag Sales Proficiency Award and was selected as the state winner and will compete at the national convention. The agricultural sales placement proficiency award is designed to Jimmy Choo Female Sneakers
Wiggins FFA Advisor Rockie Ernst congratulated them on their achievement.
Ryan Ernst was also awarded a Colorado Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association Academic Scholarship, which he will use while attending Colorado State University next year. Reid Ernst, Blake Ferris and Tucker Teague won scholarships to attend the Washington Leadership Conference near the end of July.
recognize students who are Giuseppe Zanotti Silver Mules involved in a supervised agricultural experience in which students work in sales of feed, seed, fertilizer or agricultural chemicals.
Tucker Teague was also recognized as placing in the top 10 at the State Dairy Judging contest, earning a gold medal and Giuseppe Zanotti Blue Sandals
Ryan Ernst, Lane Venzke and Kiera Moore, this year's graduates, came out of the convention strong after they all earned their State FFA Degrees. This is the highest degree a member can earn at the state level. Ryan Ernst also was a semi finalist for the State Star Ag Placement Award. They each received a certificate and a charm in recognition of their State FFA accomplishments, sponsored by Jimmy and Nita Smith of Rifle.
After competing in the agricultural sales career development event as a sophomore, Ryan Ernst developed an interest for marketing agricultural products to consumers. He works at Murdoch's in Fort Morgan, where he is a sales associate.
Ryan Ernst moves on to the national level where he will be competing against winners from each state. The national winner will be selected at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky. in October.
The State FFA Degree is conferred to agricultural education students who submit an application, which must be approved by state staff. Among other requirements, students must have been members of the FFA for at least two years. Each member must also have invested $2,500 or worked 750 hours in their supervised agricultural experience program.
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His responsibilities include helping customers in the areas of livestock and pet feed, animal health, lawn and garden, tools and hardware, fencing and more. He plans to attend Colorado State University to obtain a degree in civil engineering.
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