Hustace takes national place in FFA contest |

Hustace takes national place in FFA contest

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The National FFA Organization (FFA) recently announced that Jaime Hustace of Wellington has been selected as a national finalist for the National FFA Proficiency Award in the Equine Science-Entrepreneurship/Placement area. Hustace is one of only four people chosen to compete for this award at the national finals to be held this November during FFA’s national convention in Kansas City, Mo.

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 Equine Science-Entrepreneurship/Placement Award is one of 42 proficiency program areas FFA members can participate in to develop valuable experience and leadership skills at the local, state and national levels.

Hustace, a member of the Smith Valley FFA Chapter, became eligible for the national award after winning the Nevada state FFA competition earlier this y ear.

This award is sponsored by Purina Mills Inc.; Red Brand Non-Climb Horse Fence/Made by Keystone; Steel and Wire Company; and American Paint Horse Association as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. In recognition of being a finalist, each of the four finalists will receive a plaque and $250. The national winner of the Equine Science-Entrepreneurship/Placement Award will receive an additional $250 during a special ceremony at the FFA’s national convention.

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