Greenville FFA Receives Recognition At State Convention

(L to R) Donna Gallivan, Illinois Farm Bureau; Greenville FFA Members Joshua Pierce and Dodie Langham; and Karen Jones, GROWMARK.

The Greenville FFA Chapter received a lot of recognition at the 86th Illinois FFA State Convention last week.

FFA Advisor Steve Zimmerman told us about some of the awards they received:

“Kaeden Mollett was recognized as a Gold Emblem Chapter Reporter. Grant Suess was recognized as a Silver Emblem President. The chapter placed second in the state in the Cooperative Activities Program with the Farm Bureau, and we were a Gold Emblem Chapter and section winner for the Heritage Program with the Farm Bureau.

“So far we’ve taken first place in our section in student, chapter, and community development areas. We’ll be recognized with the Section Bankers Plaque, which is the top overall national chapter program in our section. We won the Sweepstakes Award, which is being involved in the four major areas of participation in the state FFA, and we also won the Century Award for having 100 percent membership in the FFA.

“There are three different areas of the national chapter award — student development, chapter development, and community development. And we placed first in the section in each of those three areas. We also received recognition for section winner in the Harvest for All Campaign with the Farm Bureau and that’s food collection and different things like that for your community.”

Zimmerman said Chapter President Grant Suess was also recognized for his first place win in the FFA State Proficiency Awards in Agriculture Communications. Mulberry Grove Chapter President Brett Shewe also received recognition for earning first place in the FFA State Proficiency Awards in Diversified Ag Production.