Russell and Kemner add their names to Eastwood American FFA degree listing PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 16 November 2012 10:34
Julie Russell
Julie Russell and Clayton Kemner recently received the highest degree in the FFA at the National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis Indiana. To earn the American Degree FFA members must be graduated from high school and hold the State FFA Degree and have invested at least $7,500 over the four years that they are enrolled in the Agriculture Education Programing.
Russell is the daughter of John and Denise Russell. Her SAE project consist of being a co-owner of Doug's Barley Straw, L.L.C. operating a website that sells barley straw for algae control in rural ponds.
She placed third in the State Ag sales Proficiency in 2010. She also works the family hay business during the summer.
Russell enjoyed showing hogs and dairy beef feeders at the Wood County Fair for 4-H and FFA. She served as president and treasurer of the chapter.
Clayton Kemner
She is a presently attending Ohio State University majoring in business. She plans to earn a bachelor of science in business administration and take a larger role in the family's business. 
Kemner is the son of Dan and Linnette Kemner. His SAE consisted of raising corn and soybeans, each year for four years. He also maintained placement records for working in the ag. shop. During the winter Kemner would log many hours renovating antique tractors and worked in shop to maintain the family farm equipment.
He placed third in the District Ag-Mechanics and Repair Proficiency in 2011. He is currently working at Main and Sons Plumbing & Heating and helping on his family's farm. His goal is to own his own ground and farm more in the future.
Kemner has learned that hard work along with taking a greater role in responsibility has helped him achieve the American Degree.
With the addition of Russell and Kemner the total American Degree members for the Eastwood FFA chapter has reached 58 degrees.
Last Updated on Friday, 16 November 2012 10:54

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