Wadena-Deer Creek FFA members recognized at Region Awards Banquet
Wadena-Deer Creek FFA member, Ethan Benson, attended the Minnesota Region II Spring Award Banquet held at Central Lakes College in Staples. Benson, along with fellow WDC FFA members Jack Geoden and Mitch Janson were recognized for their Proficiencies and State Degree applications on stage.
Benson and Goeden received first-place rankings, while Janson received a second-place ranking. All three Proficiencies and State Degree Applications are being forwarded to the Minnesota State FFA Association for competition at the state level. Following the meal Region II FFA members heard a presentation from FFA State Sentinel, Dustin Smith, on setting goals and the retiring address from Region II President Mary Sara Sauber.
Winning FFA Career Development Event teams and individuals were also recognized. Showcasing the event was the new AgCentric Program at Central Lakes College. This program allows area agriculture students the opportunity to earn an Associates Degree in Agriculture and receiving college credit that transfer to four-year colleges. Region II FFA is composed of 19 schools from the northeast third of Minnesota.