MASON COUNTY — Four students from Mason County Career Center have been named national finalists in the 2013 National Future Farmers of America Agriscience Fair at 86th National FFA Convention & Expo.
Breanna Wyatt, Kristen Queen, Kaitlyn Dunn and Jordan Muncy earned the national finalist title at the competition for FFA members who are interested in the science and technology of agriculture. The competition is held each year during the National FFA Convention & Expo and sponsored nationally by Cargill, John Deere and Syngenta.
FFA members can compete in the national agriscience fair in one of six categories. They are as follows: animal system; environmental services/natural resource systems; food products and processing systems; plant systems; power, structural and technical systems; social system.
To qualify for the National FFA Agriscience Fair, students must be in grades seven through 12, conduct a scientific research project pertaining to the agriculture and food science industries and present their findings to a panel of judges with a display and report. All national participants are selected as the state winner at their state agriscience fairs and earn national competition eligibility after being placed in the top 15 within their respective categories.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 579,678 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,570 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.