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Austin FFA Member awarded State Star
Ribbons hung from Justin Soost's pocket. He won a first place and 6th place showing market hogs during the FFA swine judging. Soost is a member of the Nicollet FFA.(Photo By DARLENE PFISTER/Star Tribune via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS – (April 19, 2021) The Minnesota FFA named Braden Greibrok of the Austin FFA Chapter as the 2021 State Star in Agriscience. The Star in Agriscience is awarded to the FFA member that demonstrates the top agriscience-based Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) in the state, including students who are actively engaged in doing their own research individually, as well as those students who may be cooperating on research projects with others. The 2021 Stars Over Minnesota awards are sponsored by Compeer Financial Services.
The announcement was part of the organization’s 92nd Convention with the theme Worth It. Convention events are a mix of virtual sessions, live recognition, interactive state competition finals and workshops, as well as in-person convention-in-the-classroom activities. Today’s virtual session was sponsored by the Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council – MAELC.
Greibrok said he improved his farm management, agronomy knowledge and precision technology skills through his corn hybrid research as part of his FFA SAE. After planting two common corn hybrids, Greibrok evaluated the differences in grain yield and profitability after harvest. He took on many roles during his research. He was the seed buyer, equipment operator and information analyst.
Greibrok has been involved in FFA since 2017 and currently serves as the Austin FFA Chapter vice president. He has participated in local FFA activities in the Austin community and competed in the Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event (CDE) and the Parliamentary Procedure Leadership Development Event (LDE). He is the son of Laurie and Allan Greibrok.
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