The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 16, 2013

Waukomis’ Sharp is national FFA winner


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Garrett Sharp, 19, of Waukomis FFA, was named national winner of the Environmental Science and Natural Resources-Entrepreneurship/Placement Proficiency Award at the 86th National FFA Convention.

Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excel as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteers while they gain hands-on career experience. Environmental Science and Natural Resources-Entrepreneurship/Placement is one of 49 FFA Proficiency Award categories offered at local, state and national levels. It is sponsored by the Mosaic as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

While working on his uncle’s farm, Garrett began thinking about conservation practices that would preserve the farm’s natural resources. Working with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, he learned to develop a total resource management plan, complete with established grassed waterway, removing invasive cedar trees and construction of water diversion control structures.

His parents are Gary and Janelle Sharp, and his FFA adviser is Jarrod Johnson.

National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 557,318 student members who are part of 7,498 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and careert success through agricultural education.