Wiley FFA Member Makennah Tyree, to be Awarded at the Colorado FFA State Convention in June

Makennah Tyree (left) is checking crops with her father Gary Tyree (Right).


Wiley FFA member and 2016 – 2018 Reporter, Makennah Tyree, took top honors recently at the Colorado FFA State Convention for developing an excellent supervised agricultural experience in Diversified Crop Production – Placement.

Tyree is a member of the Wiley FFA chapter. She was named the winner of a proficiency award in Diversified Crop Production. She farms for Tyree Enterprises Incorporated with her father and grandparents. They produce wheat, corn, sunflowers, grain sorghum, and occasionally millet.

The Supervised Agricultural Experience is one of three integrated parts of agricultural education alongside classroom instruction and FFA activities designed to improve FFA members’ skills for future careers. SAE projects can be entered in one of 47 National FFA Proficiency Award Areas – ranging from agricultural communications to wildlife management – in two categories, placement and entrepreneurship. In Diversified Crop Production, a student works for a crop producer that applies the best management practices available to efficiently produce and market crops for two or more of the crop related proficiencies.

Tyree’s winning application will be judged against winners from other states to determine four national finalists who will compete at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis this October. The National FFA winner will be announced during an on-stage award ceremony, the winner will earn a $1,000 award and a commemorative plaque. Three other national finalists will receive $500 and a commemorative plaque.

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 653,359 student members who belong to one of 8.568 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by 344,239 alumni members in 2,051 alumni chapters throughout the U.S.


Maura Smith – Wiley FFA Reporter

Samantha Reese – Wiley FFA Advisor / Ag Teacher

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