Two Boone Central students qualify for national competition

Sydney Tisthammer, l., and Gage Groeteke

Boone Central FFA members Sydney Tisthammer and Gage Groeteke have been named national finalists this year in the plant science category, Division 4, of the 2019 National FFA Agriscience Fair.
More than 20 agricultural teachers and college professors from throughout the U.S. recently met in Indianapolis, IN, to determine the FFA members and teams that will be in the national competition.
The National FFA Agriscience Fair is a key competition that is part of the annual National FFA Convention & Expo, Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, in Indianapolis. To qualify, FFA members working as individuals or teams in grades seven through 12 are required to conduct a scientific research project pertaining to the agriculture or food science industries and win their state’s FFA Agriscience Fair.
Tisthammer and Groeteke accomplished that at last year’s Nebraska FFA Convention.