Zane Trace FFA graduate member Olivia Pflaumer recently traveled to West Springfield, Massachusetts to compete in the Eastern States Expo’s FFA Star Award Program. Oliva represented Ohio as a candidate in the Star in Agriscience category. To qualify for this opportunity Olivia conducted research over honeybees, education practices and water quality over the past six years of her FFA membership and completed the Star Battery application along with her American Degree application in February. She was selected to compete from the 18 states that compose the Eastern Region of the FFA. During the trip Olivia explored the unique agriculture of western Massachusetts along with learning more about the natural resources of the Berkshire Mountains. As a finalist for the award Olivia received a $150 prize sponsored by Farm Credit of America and the Eastern States Exposition. Olivia is a junior at The Ohio State University majoring in Agriculture Education and plans to use the knowledge gained through this travel opportunity to benefit her students in the future.