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By Tatiana Woliung, El Capitan FFA Reporter

November 27, 2014 (San Diego’s East County)--The El Capitan Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter announces that two of our alumni competed at the National FFA Convention in Louisville Kentucky this past month.

Gabriella Dodson was one of only four people chosen to compete for the national FFA Proficiency Award in Equine Science Placement. Austin Rogers was one of only four people chosen to compete for the National FFA Proficiency Award in Swine Production Entrepreneurship.

The FFA Proficiency award is presented to members who have gone above and beyond in working on their Career Development Activities. These members have put in countless hours of labor, gained skills for their future careers, and showed a profit for each of their projects. The Proficiency Awards recognize outstanding student achievement of a new business, working for an existing company, or otherwise gaining hands-on career experience.

The Equine Science Placement and Swine Production Entrepreneurship awards are two of the 45 program proficiency areas in which FFA members can participate. These areas help develop valuable experience and leadership skills at the local, state, and national levels.

Rogers and Dodson became eligible for the national award after winning the California State FFA competition earlier this year.

Dodson and Rogers are shown in the picture with Agriculture Advisor from El Capitan FFA,  Donald Dyer, and Agriculture Advisor from Mountain Empire FFA, Kelly Tulloch, with their winning plaques.

We are very proud of Dodson and Rogers for reaching this level of competition and hope to see them continue in their already successful careers in the agriculture industry.


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