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FFA members attend convention
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MONROE - Ten Monroe FFA members are attending the 84th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Wednesday, Oct. 19 to Saturday, Oct. 22. The Monroe FFA has two students who have achieved national level recognition for their success.

Logan Wells, a 2011 Monroe High School graduate, received a gold rating in his proficiency award in Agricultural Sales for Smock Valley Timber for a portable sawmill business he started in high school. A proficiency award is based on a student's Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE). Wells competed and won his proficiency category at the Wisconsin State FFA Convention last June. His application was sent on to the national level to compete against all state winners in his category throughout the United States.

Michael Wolfe, a 2010 MHS graduate, will be receiving his American Degree, the highest degree an FFA member can receive. FFA members must have graduated from high school and have either invested $7,500 in their SAE or have the combination of $1,500 and 2,250 hours. Wolfe's SAE is based on raising barrows for the fair and for work completed on his family's farm. He will be recognized on stage at the Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 22.

All sessions and awards can be watched live on or on RFD TV channels.

During the trip, Monroe FFA members will gain agriculture and life skills as they attend various sessions highlighting member's awards, SAE projects, keynote speakers and chapter success.

The FFA organization was established in 1928 as the Future Farmers of America.