Community Focus - Shelby student wins national FFA honor
- November 13, 2013
As a young girl, Chelsey Schlosnagle started selling eggs to friends, neighbors and church members as a fun way to be involved with the poultry on her parents’ farm.
“Maybe thirty dozen or so,” she said.
Little did she know that, about a decade later, she would have a flock of about 3,300 chickens and deals with area Whole Foods Markets in Louisville, Lexington and Cincinnati. That commitment and growth earned Schlosnagle, now a senior at Eastern Kentucky University, an American Star Award in Agribusiness for Chelsey’s Gourmet Pasture Eggs from the Future Farmers of America, which was presented during that group’s national convention earlier this month.
Each year the FFA recognizes four members with American Star Awards for outstanding accomplishments in FFA and agricultural education. The award is the most prestigious honor awarded to a student by the FFA. Agribusiness is one of four categories – Farmer, Agricultural Placement and Agriscience – in which Stars are named.
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