A member from the Chapman FFA Chapter received one of the state’s top honors for excellence in his Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program. Greg Harris was named the Kansas FFA Star Farmer June 1 at the 84th Kansas FFA Convention on the Kansas State University campus.
year, the Kansas FFA Association recognizes the three members with the
top SAE programs in the state with the Star Farmer, Star in
Agribusiness and Star in Ag Placement awards. Each winner received $250,
and their parents and FFA advisors are each awarded the Honorary State
FFA Degree. The Star Farmer award is sponsored by United Bank and Trust.
was first selected as the North Central FFA District’s Star Farmer,
becoming eligible as a state finalist. He competed against the six other
award winning SAE is in Diversified Agriculture Production. His
operation consists of 250 acres of wheat, milo, soybeans and corn.
Additionally, he maintains 40 head of cattle on native grass pasture
during the summer months. He formerly raised a small flock of sheep,
which he sold to his sister so that she may develop the flock as her SAE
project. Harris says that his SAE has taught him to not be surprised by
anything, from crop prices to bad weather, in the farming industry.
says his proudest achievement was earning the National FFA Proficiency
Award in Diversified Crop Production. Harris is currently studying
Agricultural Technology Management at Kansas State University.
Harris is the son of Kevin and Rosemary Harris. His advisors are Trenton Horn and Walter Pitts.