Wed, 21 September 2022
OFI 1495: Solving Societal Needs Through Agriscience Research | FFA SAE Edition | Marin Lonnee | Oconee County High School FFA
In the 1980's the "Future Farmers Of America" changed their name to simply the "FFA" because they knew that they were helping to create opportunities for students, inside and outside of agriculture, that went beyond traditional farming. What a move by this organization! Looking at the results they are getting in 2022 with their top achieving students, you can see just how much further the influence of the FFA has been able to spread since making that move.
Today's guest, Marin Lonnee, is a perfect example of the results of this decision. Marin was introduced to the FFA through a middle school agriculture class when she was in the 6th Grade. That class exposed her, not only to the FFA, but to agriculture, research and her own, innate talents. The spark that lit the fire with that first class has resulted in years of research by Marin.
Marin's research has not always been solely focused on projects that fit within the parameters of the FFA, but most of the time it has been. Regardless of where it fit, her research has always included a social component with a practical impact on people and the betterment of their lives.
Today, Marin is an American Star Finalist in the category of Agriscience Research. In speaking with her about what she has done, the reasons she has chosen her research project and her vision for their applications it is no mystery at all why she has been nominated for this prestigious award!
SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Agriscience Research
HIGH SCHOOL: Oconee County High School; Watkinsville, Georgia
FFA ADVISOR: Chelsea Bengaud
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