Axtell FFA member wins drawing for John Deere Gator

Axtell FFA member wins drawing for John Deere Gator

Lindsay Carpenter received State FFA Degree, won random drawing for Gator

Lindsay Carpenter of the Axtell FFA Chapter won a drawing for a John Deere Gator 625iXUV during the 86th Kansas FFA Convention on Friday, May 29.

Carpenter's name was drawn from 10 finalists, which were randomly selected from a pool of members who completed one of the following requirements for entry: submitted an application for the American or State FFA Degree, participated in the agriscience fair, received an agri-entrepreneurship award, or were honored as a proficiency award winner or District Star winner.

NEW GATOR: Lindsey Carpenter, Axtell FFA, sits in the driver's seat of her new John Deere Gator with sponsor representatives.

Carpenter was eligible for the drawing because she received her State FFA Degree. Her advisor is Kristin Stratham. Carpenter's Supervised Agricultural Experience program is in equine entrepreneurship, which involves feeding, training, and riding her three horses. Carpenter also participates in the veterinary science and agricultural communication Career Development Events.

As an FFA member, Lindsay said she has enjoyed activities such as attending National FFA Convention and participating in CDE events.

"FFA has helped me to better communicate with others and develop my personal communication skills," Carpenter said.

The drawing is sponsored by Kansas John Deere Dealers and the John Deere Agriculture and Turf Division.

“With continued support from the John Deere Dealers in Kansas, we are able to recognize and reward the outstanding accomplishments of our members,” said Kyle Apley, Kansas FFA Reporter.

The Kansas FFA Association is a statewide organization of 8,850 agricultural education students in 176 chapters in every corner of Kansas. It is part of the National FFA Organization, a national youth organization of 610,240 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 7,665 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit for more information.

Source: Kansas FFA Association

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