A member from the Washington County FFA Chapter received one of the state’s top honors for excellence in his Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program. Nathan Doss was named the Kansas FFA Star in Ag Placement 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 in Ag Placement award is sponsored by the Kansas
was first selected as the North Central FFA District’s Star in Ag
Placement, becoming eligible as a state finalist. He competed against
the six other district winners.
winning SAE is in Swine Production. For the past five years, he has
worked a 2500 head farrow to finish hog operation. His responsibilities
have widely expanded through the years. His tasks now encompass
artificial inseminatio of the sows, vaccinating new liters, feeding, and
farrowing, just to name a few. He will be attending Kansas State
University this fall and will be working at the Swine Research Unit.
Upon graduation, Doss hopes to continue working in the swine industry.
Doss in the son of Justin and Jennifer Hill. His advisor is John Kern.