Brady Carpenter was selected as the State FFA Proficiency Winner in Diversified Crop Production Placement. Brady is a member of the Cuba FFA Chapter of the Illinois Association of FFA. Illinois FFA recognizes students in fifty different areas based on their work-based learning, also known as Supervised Agriculture Experiences or SAE. FFA members who demonstrate outstanding agricultural skills and competencies through record keeping, leadership, and scholastic achievement may be considered for this award. 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.
Brady was selected as the State Winner by a committee of agriculture industry representatives and teachers knowledgeable in this work-based area. Brady is the son of Mark Carpenter of Canton,IL and Lyn & Kris Conover of Trivoli, IL.
Receiving this honor now makes Brady eligible to compete in the National FFA Awards Selection process in July, 2019. Brady was previously chosen as the Chapter, Section and District awardee is this area.
Brady has been involved in the following other agriculture education and FFA activities: Record Books, Livestock Judging, and Ag Mechanics He has received Chapter awards, and his State FFA degree.