Derek Tidwell was named the 2012 Utah FFA Proficiency Award winner in the area of Forage Production. The Agricultural Proficiency Awards honor FFA members who, through their SAEs, have developed specialized skills that they can apply toward their future careers. Derek has worked at James Farm, Inc, which is an alfalfa cubing facility in southern Utah. His duties include driving tractor, pile truck, working the cubing machines, driving the swather, and other odd end jobs. Derek will now go on to represent the state of Utah at National FFA Convention. He will receive an award at the Utah FFA Convention March 8th. Congratulations Derek!
Story by Kaylee Liddiard.