Pettisville FFA members Jacob Dennis and Chrysta Beck were recognized for accomplishments May 5 at the Ohio State FFA Convention.
Jacob received the award for Ohio Star State in Agriscience. He had multiple crop SAE projects and did research for the agriscience fair four years, all dealing with soybean research. He tested row spacings, seed treatments, and the effect of applying different mixes and timing of fertilizer to soybean yield and protein contest.
In order for Jacob to receive this award, he was required to have the State FFA Degree, fill out an application with a personal history, resume, and photos, and submit it for State FFA competition. Over the years, he presented projects at over 20 science fairs and State/National Agriscience Fair. Jacob is the son of John and Susan Dennis, and will be a 2017 Pettisville High School graduate.
Chrysta Beck was named Ohio’s Star American Degree Candidate in Agriscience. The daughter of Dave and Beth Ann Beck, Chrysta has had multiple SAE projects focusing on poultry production.
Each year for seven years, she has conducted or helped conduct research on maintaining poultry health and improving their growth rate. At the University of Mississippi, she has worked in the Poultry Science lab on egg and broiler research. She has dedicated much of her time to her SAE program, which lead to her applying for the Star in Agriscience and the American FFA Degree.
Chrysta graduated from Pettisville High School in 2014. Her application now goes to competition at the National FFA summer evaluation to see if she is named a finalist in the Agriscience Research area.