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Pond Creek FFA member wins national award Student awarded top honor at 85th National FFA Convention & Expo


renton Grimes, a Pond Creek FFA member, already immersed in a hands-on experience aimed to jumpstart careers in agriculture, can add one more impressive achievement: national winner. Grimes was named national winner of the Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management – Entrepreneurship/Placement Award by a panel of judges Friday during the 85th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Grimes was one of four FFA members nationwide selected as national fi nalists in the Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management – Entrepreneurship/Placement area sponsored nationally by The Mosaic Company as a special project of the National FFA Founda- tion.


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The National FFA Organization’s Agricultural Profi ciency Awards pro- gram recognizes outstanding student achievement in agribusiness gained through establishment of a new business, working for an existing company or otherwise gaining hands-on career experience. It serves as the award struc- ture for an FFA member’s Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) (manda- tory for all FFA members) that is designed to develop specialized skills in 49 categories that they can apply toward their future careers. Awards, like the Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management – Entrepreneur- ship/Placement Award, are available at the local, state and national levels. Trenton Ray Grimes of the Pond Creek-Hunter FFA Chapter in Oklahoma works with his father to construct and rebuild terraces, waterways and res- ervoirs in the hopes of reducing topsoil loss and controlling runoff water. In his placement SAE, he’s learned to operate machinery like bulldozers and scrapers while also actively participating in the planning and construction of


the natural resource-saving projects. Grimes is supported by his parents Kris and Roscoe and his FFA advisor Tim Winter. Grimes became eligible for the national award after winning the Oklahoma state FFA competition earlier this year and will take home a $1,000 award plus a special plaque. For more information, visit the National FFA Organization online at www. FFA.org, on Facebook, Twitter and the offi cial National FFA Organization blog. OL


Trenton Ray Grimes, Pond Creek-Hunter FFA, poses with Ms. Anita Schneider, National FFA Allumni - President Elect, representing The Mosaic Company. Courtesy photo


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