WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Hard work and determination led to
four students being recognized as the winners of the Indiana FFA Star awards.
The Stars Over Indiana were honored Wednesday during the
85th Indiana FFA State Convention.
Goss, from Cloverdale FFA, was named the Star in
Agricultural Placement. Her FFA advisers were Tiffany Douglass and Chelsey
Her work in nursery operations, agricultural sales and
diversified livestock placement led to her receiving the award.
Goss, the daughter of Gordon and Rachel, works at her high
school as greenhouse manager. She also works at Rolling Meadows Plant Farm, Goss
Oil Co., as well as her family’s cattle, sheep, swine, chicken and rabbit farm.
“I didn’t think it was me when I heard my name announced,”
Goss said. “I am thankful for my family and advisers for helping me receive this
Trennepohl, from Shenandoah FFA, was awarded the Star Farmer
for her work with cattle. Trennepohl’s adviser is Melissa Lovett.
Trennepohl, the daughter of Scott and Judy, built her
student agricultural experience around her passion for shorthorn show cattle.
She has increased the size and quality of her herd to about 30 cattle through
selective breeding and an aggressive nutrition and health program.
Trennepohl said she felt pure joy when she found out she
received the award.
“There is a lot of hard work and responsibility that goes
into this and knowing everything you did paid off is pretty great,” she said.
“I’m thankful to everyone who helped me get to this point.”
The Star in Agribusiness was awarded to Ladd, a Rossville
FFA member. Ladd received the award for his work in agriculture mechanics. He
has worked in equipment repair and construction and grown his business over the
past four years.
Ladd has a large customer base and hopes to continue the
business as an adult.
The Star in AgriScience was awarded to Cadle, a Paoli FFA
member. His advisers are Kerry Hyatt and Cory Scott.
Cadle received a gold rating in the National FFA Convention
Agriscience Fair for his program. The son of Danny and Kathryn, Cadle has
received many awards at national and international competitions. Next year, he
plans to apply to the national STAR award and compete for Stars Over America.
Cadle’s research has included exploring ways to improve the
nutrition aspects of forage feeds for cattle, especially during crisis weather
times. He has used his own cattle in the research.
“I was kind of expecting it because of success I’ve had at
other levels, but it’s still nice to be recognized as a Star Over Indiana,”
Cadle said. “You may think you are favored but you never know. It’s nice to be
recognized here and at the end of my senior year.”