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Nyssa FFA team brings home crop of awards

)NYSSA – Nyssa High School’s FFA team has had another successful season, winning the Farm Business Management state contest for the 11th year in a row. Four individuals recognized in the proficiencies category are also eligible to represent Oregon at the national FFA competition in Indianapolis this fall. 

Sara Stephen, a senior, was awarded top honors for her success in her supervised agricultural experience in the category of fruit production.

Stephen’s family owns an orchard, so she was surrounded by peaches and plums growing up. 

“I had a pretty decent understanding of how to manage and take care of an orchard just from growing up around it,” she said. “I was (also) able to work on Beck Farms the past few summers. It was really interesting. It was a lot of labor, that’s for sure . . .