Danielle Neisendorf of Genoa, a member of the Genoa-Kingston FFA Chapter, won the State Equine Science-Entrepreneurship Award at the State FFA Proficiency Awards Day held April 6 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Danielle is the daughter of Dean and Jenny Neisendorf of Genoa. Her agriculture education instructor at Genoa-Kingston High School is Annica Hulstedt.
The Equine Science-Entrepreneurship Award is one of 52 State FFA Proficiency Awards. Five finalists in each award area advanced through chapter, section and district competition. Neisendorf will receive the award during the Illinois FFA State Convention in June. The 2013 Theme is “Growing Legacies.” Neisendorf will be recognized for growing her legacy in the agricultural, food and fiber industry.
Selection of the state award winners is based on a personal interview, size and growth of the FFA member's Supervised Agricultural Experience Program and their knowledge of the subject area and career pathway. These awards honor FFA members who have developed specialized skills they can apply to their future careers.
Fifty-two state award winners were selected from more than 17,000 FFA members statewide. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.