The South Dakota FFA Star award winners were named during the final session of the 2021 state convention. The Star Farmer is Mitchell Vander Wal from the Northwestern Area FFA Chapter. Vander Wal raises purebred cattle and is looking to the future. “I hope the South Dakota beef industry continues to strengthen because it’s my passion. I hope we can continue to improve what we know and love about it.” The Star in Agriculture Placement is Destrie Morris from the Miller FFA Chapter. Morris works at a vet clinic and plans to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. “There’s always going to be a need for veterinarians.” The Star in Agribusiness is Gayden Johnson from the Beresford FFA Chapter. Kayle Lauck from the McCook Central FFA Chapter is the Star in AgriScience.
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