Three Crothersville FFA members received the state Hoosier Farmer degree during the 87th Annual Indiana FFA State Convention at Purdue University on June 13- 16. Deven Lemen, Madison Isenhower and Derrick Maxie earned the state recognition.
“The Hoosier Farmer State Degree is the highest degree that can be bestowed by the Indiana FFA State Association. It is a huge honor to receive this because only about 4% of the members in the state receive this honor,” said Crothersville FFA Advisor Linda Begley.
Five members from the local chapter attended the convention receiving multiple awards including 5th place Living to Serve Community Initiative, 4th place Living to Serve Safety Initiative, 3rd place Living to Serve Food Security Initiative, and Bronze Emblem National Chapter.
Members who attended State FFA Convention were: (front) Deven Lemen, 4th place Plant and Soil Science Demonstration, 4th place Multimedia Scrapbook CDE, participated in Traditional Scrapbook, Hoosier Farmer State Degree Recipient; Madison Isenhower, 4th place Plant and Soil Science Demonstration, 4th place Multimedia Scrapbook, Participated in Traditional Scrapbook CDE, Hoosier Farmer State Degree Recipient.
Back: Noah Hoskins, Chapter Delegate; Derrick Maxie, State Choir participant, Hoosier Farmer State Degree Recipient; Kalynda Hoevener, Chapter Delegate.
~photo courtesy Linda Begley