Centre, Marion students
honored for skills with ag
Centre student Jensen Riffel and Marion students Peyton Ensey and Cassandra Meyer received Kansas Agriculture Skills and Competencies certificates last week from the Kansas Department of Agriculture.
Riffel, who graduated from Centre this spring as a state scholar, also has received the highest state FFA degree and a national FFA scholarship. He will attend Ottawa University and play football.
Ensey also graduated and received the highest state FFA degree. He plans to attend Wichita State University and study mechanical engineering
Meyer also a spring graduated and recipient of the highest state FFA degree, plans to attend Kansas State University. Last year, she organized a meal-packaging program that drew 80 volunteers and provided 24,000 meals for low-income people.
The students’ skills and accomplishments were reviewed by the FFA Foundation, Kansas Farm Bureau, Kansas Grain and Feed Association, and Kansas Livestock Association.
Heather Lansdowne, spokesman for the department of agriculture, said many employers, both inside and outside of agriculture realize the award recognizes a valuable skill set.