Turnbull is state winner in forest management proficiency award area
Samuel Turnbull of Dora won the Missouri FFA Forest Management Proficiency award at the 90th Missouri FFA Convention.
Turnball, a junior at Dora High School, is the son of Melvin (Toby) and Sheri Turnbull. He is a member of the Dora FFA chapter. His FFA adviser is Paula Bodenhamer.
Turnbull’s supervised agricultural experience program consists of entrepreneurial and placement experiences in both beef production and forest management. His responsibilities include selling tree tops to people in the community to use as firewood.
In FFA, Turnball has participated in the Show Me Showdown and floriculture career development event. He also received a second-place area proficiency award in forest management.In addition to FFA, Turnball was a member of the Dora cross country team.
After graduation, Turnball hopes to earn a certificate in welding or training in another vocational area that can help in his existing business.
Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excel as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteers while gaining hands-on career experience. Forest Management Proficiency is one of 48 proficiency award areas recognized at the state level.
Forest & Woodland Association of Missouri sponsored this award.