Buckingham FFA in Virtual National Convention

Buckingham FFA in Virtual National Convention
The Buckingham FFA Chapter participated in the 93rd Annual National FFA Convention. The convention was held virtually October 27-29, 2020, and was aired on RFDTV, The Cowboy Channel, and streamed on the National FFA’s Facebook page. The airing and streaming of the event allowed all members and their families a way to participate.

Buckingham Middle School Chapter member, Andrew Dorrier, placed 3rd overall nationally with his Agriscience Fair Project. Competing in the Plant Systems Division I, Andrew researched the germination rates and growth rates of four different sweet corn genotypes. He germinated seeds from the four genetic classes of sweet corn and measured the number of seedlings that grew and also the height of the seedlings during a seven day period. He conducted three separate trials for his project. During the contest, he was asked to present his findings and then underwent an interview process on those findings.

The Buckingham Senior FFA Chapter was recognized as a Two-Star National Chapter Award recipient. This award is based on the chapter’s Program of Activities. The activities that the chapter conducted must fit into the three categories of Building Leaders, Building Communities, and Strengthening Agriculture.

Three Buckingham High School Alumni were awarded the American FFA Degree. The American FFA Degree is the highest degree that you can earn in the FFA organization and has a lengthy amount of requirements, including working in an agriculture-related career, agricultural education, and community service. The three recipients are Trevor Agee, Anthony Banton, and Jakob Toney. Trevor Agee currently works at Dillwyn Repair Services. Trevor’s FFA accomplishments include placing 3rd at the 2019 Small Engine Troubleshooting Contest and the 2019 National Finalist Agricultural Mechanics and Repair Proficiency Award. Anthony Banton currently works at Republic Services. Banton’s FFA accomplishments include being a member of the winning 2016 Jr. Agricultural Mechanics team at the Southside Area Rally and 2018 6th place team in the Agricultural Mechanics contest at the Virginia FFA state convention. Jakob Toney is currently employed at Creative Electric Company. Jakob was also a member of the winning 2016 Jr. Agricultural Mechanics team at the Southside Area Rally and 2018 6th place team in the Agricultural Mechanics contest at the Virginia FFA state convention. In addition to being active in competitions and their SAE’s they served multiple years as officers for the chapter.


Andrew Dorrie
Andrew Dorrier

Trevor Agee
Trevor Agee

Anthony Banton
Anthony Banton

Jakob Toney
Jakob Toney
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