GALLIPOLIS — From starting their own business, taking part ownership of a family operation , or working in an agriculture-related field, as well as keeping records, was all part of the Supervised Agriculture Experience component of the Agriculture Education curriculum.
Four students in the Gallipolis FFA chapter went above and beyond in their SAE and completed Proficiency Awards applications that allowed them to shine in their respective areas. The awards application is extensive and requires every aspect of the student’s SAE, from start to finish. The four students to fill out these awards were Beth Allie, Kyle Greenlee, Caleb Greenlee and Whitney Clagg.
Allie’s SAE was for working for Joe Foster, at Foster Farms, where she has worked for the past two years performing tasks such as feeding newborn calves. Allie was awarded first place in Beef Prodcution Placement in the district.
Caleb Greenlee’s SAE focused on raising market turkeys for Thanksgiving birds. He was awarded first place in Poultry Entrepreneurship in the district.
Kyle Greenlee’s SAE was similar to his brother, Caleb, in that he raised hundreds of broiler chickens and sold them directly to customers with the help of his parents, Cheryl and Phil Greenlee. Kyle was awarded second place in Poultry Entrepreneurship in the district.
Clagg’s SAE focused on working for her father in the tobacco field in a labor exchange agreement in which she is given a stick of tobacco to sell at the Gallia County Junior Fair. Whitney was awarded first place in Specialty Crop Production in the district and qualified for state.
At state, Clagg had to participate in an interview process in which she was put to the test against others in her category that also have specialty crop. She came out with third place at state. Clagg was recognized at the State FFA Convention for her specialty crop production.
— Submitted by Gallipolis FFA Chapter Reporter Ryleigh Caldwell.