The Kansas Department of Agriculture has awarded 38 agriculture students from nine local schools Kansas Agriculture Skills & Competencies Certificates. Each certificate awarded earns the school $1,000 from the Kansas Department of Education. Schools receiving funds include Centre, Girard, Holton, Hugoton, Labette County, Marion-Florence, Riverton, Washington County and Winfield.
     This program has been endorsed by the Kansas agriculture community, including KLA, Kansas FFA, Kansas Farm Bureau, the Kansas Grain & Feed Association and other industry organizations. The certificate recognizes students who demonstrate excellence and well-rounded experience by meeting the three requirements of the agriculture education model, which include classroom instruction, supervised experiential learning and leadership and skill development through FFA.
     Applications for the Kansas Agriculture Skills & Competencies Certificate are accepted each spring. For more information, click here.

KLA Vice President of Communications Todd Domer previews upcoming ranch field days in Comanche and Bourbon counties.