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Seven Wisconsin FFA members named national finalists in ag proficiency contest

Colleen Kottke
Wisconsin State Farmer

Seven Wisconsin FFA members will compete for top  honors in the 2018 Agricultural Proficiency contest at the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo this fall.

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Tapped as national finalists are the following FFA members: Logan Paul, Randolph-Cambria-Friesland FFA, Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance placement; Mikayla Endres, Lodi FFA, Dairy Production Entrepreneurship; Jakob Gmur, Whitewater FFA, Diversified Horticulture, Entrepreneur placement; Conrad Domine, Cochrane Fountain City FFA, Forest Management & Products, Entrepreneur placement; Jeremy Hoekstra, Randolph-Cambria-Friesland FFA, Landscape Management, Entrepreneur placement; Katie Ann Sievert, Bonduel FFA, Poultry Production, Entrepreneur placement; Connor Kurtzweil, Edgar FFA Chapter, Specialty Crop Production, Entrepreneur placement.

Receiving a gold rating in the national competition were: Joseph Schlies, Denmark FFA; Adam Riley, Fennimore FFA; Clayton Mahlkuch, Juda FFA; Danielle Wrzesinski, Big Foot FFA; Sarah Calaway, Denmark FFA; Jensen Trinrud, Waupaca FFA; Maverick Guenther, Randolph-Cambria-Friesland FFA; Seth Cuprey, Randolph-Cambria-Friesland FFA; Chloe Lehman, Almond-Bancroft FFA; Katelyn Zimmerman, Spencer FFA; Taylor Weix, Bay Port FFA; Mitchell Schafer, Big Foot FFA; Emily Schwanke, Waupun FFA; Elisha Riley, Waupaca FFA; Logan Montgomery, Waupaca FFA; Lucas Fugate, Platteville FFA; Alex Krueger, Janesville Craig FFA and Edwin Schott, Sauk Prairie FFA.