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Thursday, May 29, 2014

State Proficiency Award Winners Recognized Thursday


Students were honored for their outstanding achievements in their SAEs during Thursday's sessions. Those recognized are as follows:

Agricultural Communications
Kendal Peterson, Southeast of Saline
Sponsored by Kansas Farmer Magazine (State) and Bader Rutter and Associates, Inc. and Keystone Steel & Wire Company – Red Brand (National)

Agricultural Education
Caitlan Schasteen, Paola
Sponsored by Larry Gossen Family (State) and The James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation and Tulsa Welding School (National)

Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication
Devin Neal, Chapman
Sponsored by Abilene Machine (State) and Carry-On Trailer and RAM Trucks (National)


Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance – Placement
Collin Allerheiligen, Washington County
Sponsored by Heritage Tractor, Inc. (State) and
Hobart Welding Products and Tractor Supply Company (National)

Agricultural Sales – Entrepreneurship
Allen Dorrell, Doniphan West
Sponsored by Farmway Coop (State) and
Crop Production Services and Monsanto (National)

Agricultural Sales – Placement
Trent Frye, Republic County
Sponsored by Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission (State) and Fastenal and Vigortone Ag Products (National)

Agricultural Services
Lance Robertson, Holcomb
Sponsored by Farm Credit Associations of Kansas (State) and TransCanada (National)

Agriscience Research – Integrated Systems
Aubri Zogg, Coffeyville
Sponsored by Santa Fe Trail Meats (State)

Beef Production – Entrepreneurship
Matthew Bekemeyer, Washington County
Sponsored by Schu-Lar Herefords, LLC (State) and Bayer Animal Health and Rabo AgriFinance (National)

Beef Production – Placement
Bailey McKay, Valley Heights
Sponsored by McPherson County Feeders (State) and
Keystone Steel & Wire Company – Red Brand and Midwest PMS (National)

Dairy Production – Entrepreneurship
Tricia Schmitz, Axtell
Sponsored by Kansas Dairy Commission (State) and DeLaval LLC and New Holland (National)

Dairy Production – Placement
Tracy Schmitz, Axtell
Sponsored by Kansas Dairy Commission (State) and Kuhn North America and
Nasco Division – Nasco International, Inc. (National)

Diversified Agricultural Production
Caleb Obermeyer, Marysville
Sponsored by Triangle H Grain & Cattle Company (State)

Diversified Crop Production – Entrepreneurship
Clint Kroupa, Marion-Florence
Sponsored by Kansas Corn Commission (State) and CHS (National)

Diversified Crop Production – Placement
Drew Miller, Chapman
Sponsored by Kansas Crop Improvement Association (State) and
Crop Production Services and National Crop Insurance Services (National)

Diversified Horticulture
RaeLynn McClelland, Mission Valley
Sponsored by Hummert International (State) and
The Toro Company and Wilbur-Ellis Company (National)

Diversified Livestock Production
Kyle Anderson, Chapman
Sponsored by McPherson County Feeders (State) and
Tractor Supply Company and Wahl Clipper Corporation (National)

Emerging Agricultural Technology
Kevin Morrow, Riverton
Sponsored by Solomon Corporation (State) and Ag Leader Technology and BASF (National)

Environmental Science and Natural Resource Management
Allex Kowalsky, Labette County
Sponsored by Midwest Ford Dealers (State) and The Mosaic Company (National)

Equine Science – Entrepreneurship
Jennifer Wisniewsk, Paola
Sponsored by Zenger Management (State) and Keystone Steel & Wire Company – Red Brand and Purina Animal Nutrition (National)

Equine Science – Placement
Sarah Johnson, Chapman
Sponsored by United Mosquito and Fly Control, LLC (State) and Tractor Supply Company (National)

Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production
Christopher Pinnick, Washington County
Sponsored by Kansas Soybean Commission (State) and Bunge North America (National)

Forage Production
Bryan Otott, Washington County
Sponsored by Kansas Forage and Grassland Council, Inc. (State) and Animal Health International, Inc. and Claas of America, Inc. (National)

Forest Management and Products
Nils Bergsten, Holton
Sponsored by Landoll Corporation (State) and John Deere and RAM Trucks (National)

Goat Production
Nikole Cain, Mission Valley
Sponsored by Animal Health International (State) and
Purina Animal Nutrition LLC and Tractor Supply Company (National)

Grain Production – Entrepreneurship
Tate Tremblay, Hill City
Sponsored by Kansas Wheat Commission (State) and DuPont Pioneer (National)

Grain Production – Placement
Blake Richmeier, Holcomb
Sponsored by Kansas Wheat Commission (State) and DuPont Pioneer (National)

Home and/or Community Development
Abbie McAlister, West Elk
Sponsored by Seitz Gift Fruit, Inc. (State) and Carhartt, Inc. (National)

Landscape Management
Lane Coberly, Chapman
Sponsored by Lawrence Landscape (State) and
John Deere and Tractor Supply Company (National)

Nursery Operations
Sarah Plum, Sabetha
Sponsored by Turner Flowers, LLC (State) and RAM Trucks (National)

Outdoor Recreation
Garrett Geesling, Fairfield
Sponsored by Mr. Larry Lyder (State) and Yamaha Motor Corporation USA (National)

Poultry Production
Nicholas Meyer, Marion-Florence
Sponsored by Cargill Meat Solutions (State) and
Tractor Supply Company and Tyson Foods, Inc. (National)

Sheep Production
Emily Mackey, Central-Burden
Sponsored by Harris Show Lambs (State) and Bimeda, Inc. (National)

Small Animal Production and Care
Alicia Maloney, Marion-Florence
Sponsored by Animal Health International (State) and Tractor Supply Company (National)

Specialty Animal Production
Annette Trieb, Rock Creek
Sponsored by Prairie School Farms (State)

Specialty Crop Production
Ryan Stewart, Washington County
Sponsored by Heritage Tractor, Inc. (State) and CF Industries, Inc. (National)

Swine Production – Entrepreneurship
Brett McGee, Yates Center
Sponsored by Kansas Pork Association (State) and LA-CO Markal and Tyson Foods, Inc. (National)

Swine Production – Placement
Tristan Davis, Central Heights
Sponsored by Kansas Pork Association (State) and Sunglo Feeds (National)

Turf Grass Management
Stone Hayden, Chapman
Sponsored by Sod Shop Inc. and Mike and Jodi Guetterman (State) and John Deere (National)

Vegetable Production
Kaylin Fink, Chapman
Sponsored by DuPont Pioneer (State) and
Tractor Supply Company and Wilbur-Ellis Company (National)

Veterinary Science
Samantha Nickelson, Hill City
Sponsored by Kansas Veterinary Medical Association (State) and American
Veterinary Medical Association (National)


Wildlife Production and Management
Kacy Schlesener, Mission Valley
Sponsored by Kansas Chapter – National Wild Turkey Federation (State) and Purina Animal Nutrition LLC (National)

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