Student receives state achievement award


Murray State College student Katey Rowland has received a state-level award for achievement in collegiate FFA. Rowland, a freshman agriculture education student is the daughter of Tommy and Brenda Rowland from Silo, Oklahoma. She received the first place Agricultural Proficiency Award in Ag Processing at the State FFA Convention in Oklahoma City.

Katey Rowland receives state FFA awardThe Agricultural Proficiency awards are given out annually by the FFA to members for achievement in forty-nine areas. Awards are given out at the local, state, and national levels. To qualify for the award, students must have participated in a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) in either the entrepreneurship or the placement category. This means the student either owned and operated a business, or worked in an agriculture-related business.

“Winning this award was a huge honor not only to me but my family as well,” says Rowland. “My family has owned Tucker's Processing for three generations. It has been around my entire life. It was easy to meet the requirements for the award. I love helping at our processing plant, so it has never been a burden to put my hours in to meet the requirements. I absolutely love the retail end of the plant.”

In addition to her Agricultural Proficiency Award, Rowland also received the Murray State College Freshmen Outstanding Agriculture Student Award this year. She was also on the MSC President’s honor roll.

“All of the MSC Agriculture Staff and Students are extremely proud of Katey,” says Instructor Brian Cothran. “She is a great student and an even better person. She is very deserving of both awards.”

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