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New Mexico FFA members receive proficiency awards

New Mexico FFA members received proficiency and State Star awards during the 82nd Annual New Mexico FFA State Convention May 31-June 3 in Las Cruces at New Mexico State University.

Three members of the Moriarty FFA chapter received proficiency awards: Amanda Ball, agriculture processing-entrepreneurship; Alyssa Hackett, outdoor recreation-placement; and Kadee Grubbs, veterinary medicine-placement.

Members of the Artesia FFA chapter also received proficiency awards: Dusty Anderson, agriculture sales-placement; Taylor Avery, small animal production-entrepreneurship; and Shelby Burnett, agriculture sales-entrepreneurship.

Tell Runyan, of the Clovis FFA chapter, was given the beef production-entrepreneurship proficiency award.

The diversified livestock production-entrepreneurship award went to Whitley Gammill, of the Goddard FFA chapter.
San Jon FFA chapter member Chase Thompson received the sheep production-entrepreneurship award.

Lawrence Velasquez, of the Santa Rosa FFA chapter, was given the specialty animal production-entrepreneurship proficiency award.

Courtney Hurt of the Deming FFA chapter was named the State Star Greenhand. Hackett received the State Star award in agribusiness, and Velasquez was named the State Star Farmer.