The National FFA Organization (FFA) has announced that Audrey E Hoey of the Zane Trace FFA was selected as a national finalist for the National FFA Proficiency Award in Agriscience Research Integrated Systems. Hoey is one of only four people chosen to compete for this award at the national finals held Oct. 29- Nov. 1, 2014 during the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky. The proficiency awards recognize outstanding student achievement in agribusiness gained through establishment of a new business, working for an existing company or otherwise gaining hands-on career experience.
The Agriscience Research- Integrated Systems Award is one of 49 proficiency program areas FFA members can participate in to develop valuable experience and leadership skills at the local, state and national levels.
Hoey, a member of the Zane Trace FFA Chapter, became eligible for the national award after winning the Ohio FFA competition earlier this year.
This award is sponsored by FMC and Monsanto, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. In recognition of being a finalist, each of the four finalists received a plaque and $500. The national winner of the Agriscience Research- Integrated Systems Award will receive an additional $500 during a special ceremony at the national FFA convention.