National Finalist in the 2000 National FF A Specialty Animal Production - Placement
Proficiency Award Program
Nathan J. Terpstra, 17, of the Delavan-Darien FFA Chapter, in Wisconsin is one of four national finalists who competed for the title of national winner in the Specialty Animal Production - Placement proficiency award program at the 73rd National FF A Convention Oct. 26-28, in Louisville, KY.
Proficiency awards recognize FF A members who excelled as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteers while they gained hands-on career experience. Specialty Animal Production - Placement is one of 45 FF A proficiency award categories offered at local, state and national levels. The Specialty Animal Production
Placement proficiency award program is sponsored by Laredo Western Boots and Quality Farm and Country Stores, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
The excitement of working with bison encouraged Nathan Terpstra to develop his SAE. His family's farm has grown from one cow to a herd of two hundred bison. Nathan's skills include vaccinations, equipment operation and fence building.
Nathan's future plans include attending a university majoring in animal science. His long-term goal is to become a federal meat inspector. Nathan's FFA Advisors are Marty Speth and Scott Imrie.
Nathan is the son of Cathrin and James Terpstra.