The North Central District FFA Proficiency applications were judged Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Riceville High School. Hunter Anderson of Nevada FFA earned a gold award in beef production placement and qualified for state. Chance Steffes earned a silver award in ag services and qualified for state competition. State FFA Proficiency results from Feb. 20 are as follows: Hunter Anderson placed sixth overall at state, earning a silver award and Chance Steffes placed eighth overall at state, earning a bronze award.

One hundred percent of all FFA members have proficiencies as part of the agricultural program and the FFA. These proficiencies range in the areas of Agricultural Communications to Home and/or Community Development and from Diversified Agricultural Production to Swine Production. Proficiency Award applicants have excelled in their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) programs. These awards encourage members to develop specialized skills that will apply toward a future career. The SAE may be placement, entrepreneurship, agriscience research, exploratory and/or directed school laboratory. Anderson and Steffes completed the applications online, entering hours worked, income, skills and competency development, efficiency factors, goals and provided photos with detailed captions of learning values.