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Kyle Brem is national FFA finalist
Scores among the best of the best
A Strathmore Future Farmers of America student already immersed in a hands-on experience aimed to jump start careers in agriculture, can add national finalist to his list of accomplishments.
Son of Pam and Jim Brem, Kyle Brem was one of four national finalists for the Diversified Agricultural Production — Entrepreneurship Placement proficiency award at the 85th National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Ind.
The program recognizes outstanding student achievement in agribusiness gained through the establishment of a new business, working for an existing company or otherwise gaining hands-on career experience. It serves as the award structure for an FFA member’s Supervised Agricultural Experience, mandatory for all FFA members, that is designed to develop specialized skills in 49 categories they can apply toward their future careers.
Awards, like the Diversified Agricultural Production — Entrepreneurship Placement Award, are available at the local, state and national levels.
Brem became eligible for the national contest after winning the California state FFA competition earlier this year, winning him a $500 award plus a special plaque.
In addition, Brem’s SAE consists of four placements — working at a citrus ranch with 115 acres of oranges and pomegranates, a training kennel for border collies, a livestock operation that produces show-quality lambs for junior exhibitors and a sheep ranch that also produces trained working sheep dogs.
With an obvious work ethic and willingness to learn, Kyle Brem has been named the operating manager at each of his placements.
Brem was also praised by his FFA advisers — Greg Hanger and Jean Myers.
“The advisers of Strathmore FFA are extremely proud of Kyle’s achievements and dedication to the FFA Organization,” Myers said. “Kyle has proven to be a great role model and mentor to his fellow FFA members. As Kyle continues to his education at Modesto Junior College, where he is majoring in Animal Science specializing in Swine Production, we know that he will have many more great accomplishments and career success.”