The National FFA Organization has announced the 16 finalists for its 2021 top achievement awards: American Star Farmer, American Star in Agribusiness, American Star in Agricultural Placement and American Star in Agriscience. And 4 members from Florida and Georgia are among the 16 finalists.
The American Star Awards represent the best of the best among thousands of American FFA Degree recipients. The award recognizes FFA members who have developed outstanding agricultural skills and competencies by completing a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program.
The 2021 American Star Finalists are:
American Star Farmer
Josh Heupel from Le Grand, California
Grady Johnson from Holdrege, Nebraska
Kurt Muggli from Carson, North Dakota
Raegan Klaassen from Hydro, Oklahoma
American Star in Agribusiness
Noah Anuez from Lake City, Florida
Tyler Ertzberger from Carnesville, Georgia
Matthew Rowlette from Berea, Kentucky
Wyatt Harlan from Slaton, Texas
American Star in Agricultural Placement
Caleb Peckham from Woodstock, Connecticut
Duncan Patton from Comer, Georgia
Ethan Buck from Lafayette, Indiana
Jakob Weinheimer from Groom, Texas
American Star in Agriscience
Mackenzie Camacho from Madera, California
Emily Acevedo from Starke, Florida
Chase Krug from Marion, Iowa
Reese Wilson from Stephenville, Texas
A panel of judges will interview the finalists and select one winner from each category. The winners will be announced at the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis this fall. Visit FFA.org/stars for more information.