Cullom, IL: Chase Hummel was selected as the District FFA Star in Agricultural Placement.
Chase is a member of the Tri-Point FFA Chapter of the Illinois Association FFA. Illinois FFA recognizes four outstanding FFA members in each of the five FFA Districts in Illinois. Each is honored as the District Star Award for outstanding accomplishments in FFA and agricultural education. The District Star Awards – including the Star Farmer, Star in Agribusiness, Star in Agricultural Placement and Star in Agriscience recognize FFA members who demonstrate outstanding agricultural skills and competencies through record keeping, leadership, and scholastic achievement. Supervised agricultural experiences, or SAEs,allow students to learn by doing by either owning and operating an agricultural business, working or serving an internship at an agriculture-based business or conducting an agriculture-based scientific experiment and reporting results.
Chase was also selected as the District FFA Proficiency Winner in Goat Production. Illinois FFA recognizes students in forty-eight different areas based on their work-based learning, also known as their SAE. FFA members who demonstrate outstanding agricultural skills and competencies through record keeping, leadership, and scholastic achievement may be considered for this award.
Chase was selected as the District 2 Winner for both Star and Goat Production by a committee of agriculture industry representatives and teachers knowledgeable in this work-based area. Chase is the son of Dale and Holly Hummel from Cabery, IL.
Receiving this honor now makes Chase eligible to compete in the State FFA Awards Selection process in Decatur, IL on Saturday, March 25, 2023. Chase was previously chosen as the Chapter and Section awardee in this area.
Chase has been involved in the following other agriculture education and FFA activities including the veterinary science CDE, livestock judging team, various conferences and local events, and is a member of the chapter officer team, serving as president this year. Jenna Baker and Kaylee Shouse are the agriculture teachers and FFA Advisors at Tri-Point High School.
Chase will receive plaques for his accomplishments. These plaques are made possible by gifts by individuals, businesses, corporations and organizations through the Illinois Foundation FFA.
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