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June 14, 2014

Nathan J. Terpstra

National Finalist in the 2000 National FF A Specialty Animal Production - Placement

Proficiency Award Program 

Nathan J. Terpstra, 17, of the Delavan-Darien FFA Chapter, in Wisconsin is one of four national finalists who competed for the title of national winner in the Specialty Animal Production - Placement proficiency award program at the 73rd National FF A Convention Oct. 26-28, in Louisville, KY.

Proficiency awards recognize FF A members who excelled as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteers while they gained hands-on career experience. Specialty Animal Production - Placement is one of 45 FF A proficiency award categories offered at local, state and national levels. The Specialty Animal Production ­

Placement proficiency award program is sponsored by Laredo Western Boots and Quality Farm and Country Stores, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

The excitement of working with bison encouraged Nathan Terpstra to develop his SAE. His family's farm has grown from one cow to a herd of two hundred bison. Nathan's skills include vaccinations, equipment operation and fence building.

       Nathan's future plans include attending a university majoring in animal science. His long-term goal is to become a federal meat inspector. Nathan's FFA Advisors are Marty Speth and Scott Imrie.

       Nathan is the son of Cathrin and James Terpstra.


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