Pennington named Indiana FFA Section III Star Farmer
The Indiana FFA Section 3 Star Farmer is Colin Pennington from the Cloverdale FFA Chapter. Pennington is the son of Dewey and Ami Pennington.
Pennington's SAE is in the area of beef production, where he raises a mixture of purebred and commercial cattle. After exhibiting his first heifer at the Putnam County Fair, Pennington was hooked on cattle.
Today Pennington owns 18 head of cattle, which he raises for breeding and showing purposes. His roles on the farm have grown and diversified, now he is responsible for care of the livestock, keeping records and selecting genetics that will advance his herd.
Throughout his FFA Career, Pennington has been an active members participating in numerous career development events as well as serving as his chapter president.
This honor is a part of a larger awards program called the Indiana State Stars. Members determined as District and Section Stars then are interviewed for a chance to be named as State Star in the areas of Star Farmer, Star Placement, Star Agribusiness and Agriscience.
Pennington will find out if he is the next State Star at 7 p.m. June 17 in the Hoosier Degree Session during the 86th Indiana State FFA Convention at Purdue University.
Those determined as State Stars in each of categories will receive a scholarship for $250 sponsored by the Jeff Lehman Family.