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Agriculture student to be featured in "Across Kentucky" radio program on Nov. 25

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Chelsey Schlosnagle, recipient of the American Star Award from the National Future Farmers of America, will be the Kentucky Farm Bureau Newsroom Room Across Kentucky radio show feature on November 25. According to producer Mike Feldhaus, the pod cast will go live on their website at about 8 a.m. on Monday morning.

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Schlosnagle named 2013 American Star in Agribusiness

Eastern Kentucky University is pleased to announce that Chelsey Schlosnagle, a junior from Pleasureville, Ky., was named the 2013 American Star in Agribusiness at the 86th Annual Future Farmers of America Convention & Expo. This event took place on November 2nd, in Louisville, Ky. Schlosnagle is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Education at EKU.

Schlosnagle is one of four FFA members to receive the coveted American Star Award. This is the most notable honor a student can receive from the national organization.

“Chelsey has excellent agricultural entrepreneurship skills, and this award is a stellar example of this!” stated Dr. Laurie Rincker, Associate Professor Agriculture.

For nine years Chelsey has evolved her business from selling eggs in the local farmers markets to a recent partnership with Dutch Creek Farms, which has allowed her to expand her customer base to consumers directly.

Having grown up on farm, Schlosnagle is no stranger to hard work and dedication. It is evident that she has perfected her work ethic since early childhood and her results are now getting national recognition. “Not many students her age have been able to run a successful farm business that is well managed and marketed at such a high level,” commented Dr. Rincker. This proves that with dedication, persistence, and proper guidance countless things are attainable.      

Since its founding in 1928, the FFA has worked to create a favorable environment for educators, students, and agribusinesses alike, to promote agricultural education.

-article by Andrew J. Stofleth, Student Assistant
EKU College of Business and Technology

Published on November 19, 2013

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