Each year, the Wisconsin FFA showcases top students and Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) programs by awarding their agricultural proficiency awards. Students from across the state, apply for the awards based on the work, time and money invested in their SAE. FFA members can be recognized in 45 different agriculturally related areas at the state level.
“Normally, these winners would be announced at the Wisconsin FFA Convention,” says Cheryl Zimmerman, Wisconsin FFA Executive Director, however, “due to a delayed convention and National FFA deadlines, we have decided to release them ahead of the event through social media.” The Wisconsin FFA proficiency winners will now have their applications submitted to National FFA competition, and national finalists will be selected later this summer. Congratulations to these outstanding Wisconsin FFA members on their accomplishments! Check out the full list of winners below.
Agricultural Communications: Lashawna Vogel, Denmark FFA Agricultural Education: Kendra Goplin, Whitehall FFA Ag. Mechanics Design & Fabrication: Jayden Murwin, Janesville Craig FFA Ag. Mechanics Repair & Maintenance (E): Ethan Lulich, Mauston FFA Agricultural Processing: Mason Soerens, Weyauwega-Fremont FFA Agricultural Sales (P): Canyon Schuenke, Janesville Craig FFA Agricultural Services: Brandon Jakobi, Loyal FFA Agriscience Research-Integrated Systems: Kayla Reed, Pulaski FFA Beef Production (E): Cortney Zimmerman, Spencer FFA Beef Production (P): Ashley Loehrke, Weyauwega-Fremont FFA Dairy Production (E): Randall Winch, Fennimore FFA Dairy Production (P): Katlynn Steffes, New Holstein FFA Diversified Agricultural Production: Lauren Weigel, Marshfield FFA Diversified Crop Production (E): Owen Jones, Randolph Cambria-Friesland FFA Diversified Crop Production (P): Carter Schmitt, Cochrane-Fountain City FFA Diversified Horticulture: Kloe Miller, Weyauwega-Fremont FFA Diversified Livestock: Lindsey Montgomery, Waupaca FFA Environmental Science & Nat’l Resources: Tristan Wirkus, Stratford FFA Equine Science (E): Chelsea Braun, Kiel FFA Equine Science (P): Ashley Johnson, Weyauwega-Fremont FFA Fiber and Oil Crop Production: Brock Ashley, Portage FFA Food Service: Cayla Bingham, Bloomer FFA Forage Production: Peter Gorman, New London FFA Forest Management: Ty Sheets, Kiel FFA Fruit Production: Zachary Cupery, Randolph Cambria-Friesland FFA Goat Production: Joseline Stringfield, Randolph Cambria-Friesland FFA Grain Production: Lora Korth, New London FFA Landscape Management: Cole Hicken, Waupun FFA Nursery Operations: Abby Weegman, Rice Lake FFA Organic Agriculture: Clara Sedlar, Weyauwega-Fremont FFA Outdoor Recreation: Olivia Davis, Sauk Prairie FFA Poultry Production: Owen Petrich, Denmark FFA Sheep Production: Madison Russell, Shullsburg FFA Small Animal Production & Care: Kyle Koss, Poynette FFA Specialty Animal Production: Kaelyn Sumner, Pulaski FFA Specialty Crop Production: Ryan Lund, Cambridge FFA Swine Production (E): Brayden Peter, Howards Grove FFA Swine Production (P): Victorria Meylor, Darlington FFA Turf Grass Management: Daniel Nordstrom, Mineral Point FFA Vegetable Production: Rhiannon Reimer, Granton FFA Veterinary Science: Hope Lockstaedt, Slinger FFA Wildlife Production and Management: Jesse Klapper, Montello FFA