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88th Wisconsin State FFA Convention

June 13-15, 2017 | Alliant Energy Center | Madison, Wisconsin


Amelia Hayden Named State FFA Star in AgriScience

STATE WINNER: Amelia Hayden, Big Foot

Hayden was interested in discovering a feed additive that could have the potential to lower an animal's blood glucose levels. One of her first experiments centered on the effects of cinnamon when used as a dietary supplement. She also examined the effects of a cinnamon bark compound on cell growth. Through this research, she was able to compete in the National Agriscience Fair, where she earned a first-place gold.

The progression of Amelia's research has lead to the development of higher level research skills and more in depth studies. More recently, she has extracted proteins from fish to determine their genetic familiarity and tackled a potential way to prevent peanut allergies by modifying production methods.

The Star in Agriscience Award recognizes the students who have created and developed their own science experience, conducted research and evaluated results using scientific data and technology.

RUNNER-UP: Katelyn Galetka, New Auburn
THIRD PLACE: Seth Piencikowski, Waupaca

SPONSOR: Convention Star Partners

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