Posted Date: 05/02/2019
Three Chandler FFA members received their State FFA degrees during the 2019 State FFA Convention in Oklahoma City. Seniors Caden Mitchell, Owen Sherman and Seth Stone were recognized for growth and developemt in their chosen FFA degree programs. The State FFA Degree is the highest award given at the state level. Seth Stone also received the State FFA Degree Academic Excellence Award.
In November, Seth was recognized at the National FFA Convention as the 2018 National Profiency Award winner (National Champion) in the Fruit Production Entrepreneurship/Placement category. The national winners represent only 1/4 of all FFA members.
Stone works for his family’s 150-acre pecan orchard where he helps with the daily and annual maintenance of 175 young trees and approximately 1,500 producing trees. Currently, Stone is developing flower plots to attract beneficial insects to determine if insecticide usage can be reduced. He wants to graft and further develop some of the pecan varieties in the orchard.
The Agricultural Proficiency Awards honor FFA members who, through their Supervised Agricultural Experiences have developed specialized skills that they can apply toward their future careers. Students can compete for awards in 47 areas. Each award area has two categories, placement and entrepreneurship- although in some award area- those two categories are combined.
Chandler’s state degree recipients, Seth Stone, Owen Sherman and Caden Mitchell are shown with the Chandler FFA chapter members attending the 2019 State FFA Convention.
The Chandler FFA vet science team was also recognized during the state convention. The four man team was made up of Seth Stone, Ethan Stone, Baylee Bowen and Jared Stone. They placed 3rd during the state FFA Interscholatics. Congratulations to Ethan Stone who was named state champion in Vet Science.