At the National FFA Convention, Staples-Motley FFA member Ben Olander won a proficiency award in agricultural mechanics design and fabrication placement. “I started out completing simple tasks around my uncle’s machine shop, changing parts. He taught me how to weld and fabricate metal. As I learned more, I worked on more complex projects. To be part of those processes and learn for my future farm some day is incredible.” Olander will receive a scholarship from the National FFA to use at the University of Minnesota – Crookston as he majors in business and agronomy.