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Hough wins state FFA award

Rebecca Hough, of Mt. Morris, recently was named the State FFA Proficiency Runner-Up in Agriculture Sales – Entrepreneurship. Also pictured is Josh Nelson, Oregon High School ag teacher and FFA advisor. Photo supplied
Rebecca Hough, of Mt. Morris, recently was named the State FFA Proficiency Runner-Up in Agriculture Sales – Entrepreneurship. Also pictured is Josh Nelson, Oregon High School ag teacher and FFA advisor. Photo supplied

Oregon FFA member Rebecca Hough has been selected as the State FFA Proficiency Runner-Up in Agriculture Sales – Entrepreneurship.

Illinois FFA recognizes students in 50 different areas based on their work-based learning, also known as Supervised Agriculture Experiences or SAE.

FFA members who demonstrate outstanding agricultural skills and competencies through record keeping, leadership, and scholastic achievement may be considered for this award.

SAEs allow students to learn by doing by either owning and operating an agricultural business, working or serving an internship at an agriculture-based business, or conducting an agriculture-based scientific experiment and reporting results.

Hough was selected as the state runner-up by a committee of agriculture industry representatives and teachers knowledgeable in this work-based area.

A senior at Oregon High School, she is the daughter of Rob and Lynnette Hough, of Mt. Morris.

She has been involved in the following other agriculture education and FFA activities: Soil Judging CDE, Dairy Foods CDE, Illinois FFA State Degree, and D1 Star Ag Business. Josh Nelson is the agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor at Oregon High School.