COLUMBUS—During yesterday’s session of the Ohio House of Representatives, State Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville), along with Representative Ron Hood (R-Ashville), honored Austin Wippel for receiving the 2013 National FFA Crop Production-Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award.

Wippel was one of 47 FFA members in Ohio that received an award.  To qualify for the Crop Production-Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award, students must own and operate their own business using management skills to produce and market two or more crops from related proficiency areas.

“Austin has worked hard over the years to create and maintain his own business,” Rep. Scherer said. “The dedication and perseverance that he has demonstrated is certainly worthy of this prestigious award, and I am looking forward to seeing the positive impact that Austin will have on Ohio’s agricultural industry in the future.”

Wippel received the National FFA Crop Production-Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award at the 2013 National FFA Convention.

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