FFA students recognized

The Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State University recently honored high school students from the Purchase, Pennyrile and Green River regions as Murray State FFA All-Region Stars based on the students’ demonstrated leadership in Future Farmers of America (FFA). Pictured are (second from left) Shelby Lane and Kylie York, Caldwell County students.

The Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State University recently honored high school students from the Purchase, Pennyrile and Green River regions as Murray State FFA All-Region Stars based on the students’ demonstrated leadership in Future Farmers of America (FFA).

Students recognized during the award ceremony from Caldwell County, which is part of the Pennyrile Region, are Shelby Lane and Kylie York.

Since COVID-19 prevented the annual Stars banquet from being held, Tony Brannon, dean of the Hutson School of Agriculture, and Brian Parr, assistant dean of the Hutson School of Agriculture, traveled to area high schools to personally present the award to each student.

FFA advisers at individual high schools could nominate two students for this recognition — one as an automatic award recipient and the other as an at-large nomination (not all at-large nominees were selected for the award). FFA regional officers from Purchase, Pennyrile and select Green River Region counties were also selected for FFA All-Region Stars awards.

The honored FFA students attend a number of high schools in the region, including Ballard Memorial, Calloway County, Carlisle County, Fulton County, Graves County, Hickman County, Livingston Central, Marshall County, McCracken County, Murray, and Trigg County in the Purchase region; Caldwell County, Christian County, Crittenden County, Hopkins County Central, Hopkinsville, Madisonville North Hopkins, Muhlenberg County, and Todd County Central in the Pennyrile region; and Henderson County, Union County, and Webster County in the Green River region. Students from counties in the Green River region outside of Murray State’s 18-county service area and border counties were not eligible.