Burlington FFA member Kylar Lee was recognized as the State Star in Agribusiness, one of the association’s top honors, during the 91st Kansas FFA Convention, May 29–31, 2019, on the Kansas State University campus.
Each year, the Kansas FFA Association recognizes three FFA members who have the top Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) programs with the Star Farmer, Star in Agribusiness and Star in Ag Placement awards. The Star competitions are sponsored by Farm Credit Associations of Kansas, United Bank and Trust, and Kansas Farm Bureau.
Lee’s SAE is in Sheep Production Entrepreneurship. He has not only raised sheep but expanded his herd over the last four years. Currently, his herd consists of 65 head of both black face and white face cross sheep. Lee travels across the country searching for the best genetics to use in his herd. He then raises the sheep and sells them for others to show. Lee’s business, KWL Showstock, does not stop once he has sold an animal. He ensures that services are provided to his customers long after they have purchased a show animal from him. Lee provides services of show management and preparation to ensure his clients get the support they need when exhibiting the animals they purchased from him.
Kylar is the son of Carl Lee and Kristen Varner. His chapter advisor is Julie Carden.