Flanagan-Cornell High School student Karson Kimpling was selected as the state’s FFA proficiency winner in the area of Ag Sales Entrepreneurship.
Kimpling is a member of the Flanagan-Cornell FFA Chapter of the Illinois Association FFA. Illinois FFA recognizes students in 50 different areas based on work-based learning, also known as Supervised Agriculture Experiences (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 through 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.
Kimpling was selected as the state winner by a committee of agriculture industry representatives and teachers knowledgeable in this work-based area. He is the son of Kyle and Lynn Kimpling, of Flanagan.