Minnick is state winner in landscape management proficiency award area

Minnick is state winner in landscape management proficiency award area

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Joyce Cutright: 417-880-2625
Jeremy Whistance: 573-268-0009
Email: convention.media@missouriffa.org
Website: Convention.MissouriFFA.org

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 21, 2022 –Austen Dale Minnick of Chillicothe, Missouri, won the Missouri FFA Landscape Management Proficiency award at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention.

 

Minnick, a junior at Chillicothe High School, is the son of Aaron and Kathy Minnick. Minnick is a member of the Chillicothe FFA Chapter. His FFA advisors are Brook Kreatz, Lance Martin, Randy Plattner, and Neal Wolf.

 

Minnick’s supervised agricultural experience program consisted of owning his own landscape business. Minnick and his dad started the business in 2012. He purchased the business from his father last year. Minnick handles all operations of landscaping and has recently begun expanding a car lot at a local dealership.

 

Minnick attended the National FFA Convention & Expo and the State FFA Convention. He competed in the diversified horticulture proficiency and exhibited at the Missouri State Fair.

 

In addition to FFA, Minnick is a member of both Ducks Unlimited and Quail Forever. He was on the honor roll for both Chillicothe High School and Grand River Tech School.

 

After graduation, Minnick’s plans include attending a local technical school to become a diesel mechanic and keep expanding his SAE program. 

 

Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excel as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteers while gaining hands-on career experience. Landscape management is one of 48 proficiency award areas recognized at the state level. Missouri Landscape and Nursery Association sponsored this award.

The Missouri FFA has 25,626 members representing 353 chapters. The national organization has more than 735,000 members representing 8,817 chapters in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

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