Justin Gravatt wins State FFA Proficiency Title

North Union FFA member Justin Gravatt was among Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) participants winning honors at the recent state FFA convention in Columbus.

Justin, the son of Kenny and Teri Gravatt, won grain placement agriculture proficiency award at the state FFA convention. He had SAE projects of corn and soybean production and placement at Gravatt Farms. His crop production side involves determining crop maturity and harvest methods, selection of seed varieties, planning and marketing, and maintaining accurate records. He served as FFA sentinel and earned the Ohio FFA degree. He was part of the state champion and national Agronomy team, state champion and national poultry team, Greenhand quiz, parliamentary procedure and tractor trouble shooting career development events. He has participated in the State FFA convention, Food for America, FFA camp and the National FFA Convention.

In related FFA activities, he was active in helping at the Ohio Beef Expo, United Way Community Care Day and participating in several invitational judging contests. Justin also was awarded third place in state in fiber and oil crop placement and was named one of four individuals in the state selected a Star state agricultural placement finalist. The state FFA proficiency award program is designed to award FFA members with a chance to gain recognition of their hard work and dedication for the Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) projects. Members fill out an application and go through an extensive interview process to determine the state winner.

Justin will now forward their applications to the National FFA were they will be evaluated against state winners from across the country to determine the four finalists to be interviewed at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky.