Neisendorf wins state FFA award

GENOA — Danielle Neisendorf of Genoa, a member of the Genoa-Kingston FFA Chapter, won the State Equine Science-Entrepreneurship Award at the State FFA Proficiency Awards Day April 6.

Danielle is the daughter of Dean and Jenny Neisendorf of Genoa. Her agriculture education instructor at Genoa-Kingston High School is Annica Hulstedt.

The Equine Science-Entrepreneurship Award is one of 52 State FFA Proficiency Awards. Five finalists in each award area advanced through chapter, section and district competition. Danielle will receive the award during the Illinois FFA State Convention in June. The 2013 convention theme is “Growing Legacies;” Danielle will be recognized for growing her legacy in the agricultural, food and fiber industry.

State award winners are selected based on a personal interview, size and growth of the FFA member’s Supervised Agricultural Experience Program (SAE) and their knowledge of the subject area and career pathway.