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Area student named state FFA award finalist

Kasi Dick, of the Pawhuska FFA chapter, has been selected as a state finalist in the award area of — Beef Production Entrepreneurship.

Three finalists are selected in 49 agricultural proficiency award categories. The state winner in each area will be announced April 30 during the 88th State FFA Convention held at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.

Proficiency awards recognize excellence in a supervised agricultural experience program and exceptional accomplishment in progressing toward specific agricultural career objectives. These awards encourage members to develop specialized skills to apply toward future careers. Members are recognized for their accomplishments at the local, state and national levels.

The state winner in each area will represent Oklahoma in the national FFA competition this fall in Louisville, Ky.

In addition to receiving a plaque and cash award, finalists will enjoy an honors luncheon with their sponsors. The awards luncheon is sponsored by Gilbert & Sons Trucking, Farm Credit Associations of Oklahoma, Triangle Cooperative Service Company, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Agricultural Workers Mutual Auto Insurance Company and the Oklahoma Pork Council.

FFA is an integral part of the Agricultural Education Division in Oklahoma’s CareerTech system. With more than 24,000 members, the Oklahoma FFA Association is the fifth-largest state FFA association. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. For information, visit http://www.okffa.org or follow @ffaok on Twitter.

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