Coffeyville FFA Member Recognized as State Star in Ag Placement

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Coffeyville FFA member Emily Swiger

Coffeyville FFA member Emily Swiger was recognized as the State Star in Ag Placement, 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.

Swiger’s SAE is in Placement in Agribusiness. She works at Frazee Veterinary Consulting in Coffeyville, Oklahoma. Her job includes preparing animals for surgery and caring for them afterwards. She assists with clinical paperwork and is responsible for sterilizing surgical tools. Along with her basic clinical duties, Swiger also vaccinates, tags, palpates, performs semen checks and fills ot records on all cattle.

Emily is the daughter of Brian and Carol Swiger. Her FFA chapter advisor is Catherine Stallbories.

The district star winners who were finalists for the state Star in Ag Placement honor were: South Central District: Cole Coggins, South Barber; Northeast District: Kortnee VanDonge, Holton; East Central District: Hunter McCurdy, West Franklin; Southwest District: Hallie Wettstein, Hugoton.

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