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  PRICE OF A STAR
 
By: Louis Torrez
July 14, 2011

 
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The Stars of Texas Banquet is held every year at state convention to recognize outstanding members who competed applied for State Star Farmer, State Star in Agriscience, State Star in Agricultural Science, State Star in Agribusiness. The finalists of each degree level were announced at Wednesday’s banquet.

To get to the state level one must first place in their district level, then move on to area. Those placing in area can move onto the state level. Competitions vary for each event.

Madison Gramling, FFA member from Krum, created an agriscience fair project called “Dyno Dirt.” The “Dyno Dirt” is human waste that is formulated then is turned into a fertilizer which is highly effective for growing and nourishing plants.

There are many skills that can be taken away from competing in star events. Dusty Harp, FFA member from Krum, said that competitions in agribusiness taught him how to run and manage a business as well as interview and speaking skills.

Star competitions require a lot of hard work and dedication, through diligent work and dedication, state star winners receive a $300 cash award.

 
 
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