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Shawn Baer of Wick Buildings accepts Distinguished Service Award

May 30, 2013

The Kansas FFA Association presented Wick Buildings with the Distinguished Service Award Thursday, May 30, at the 85th Kansas FFA Convention on the Kansas State University campus. Shawn Baer of Chapman was present to accept the award on Wick Buildings' behalf.

"Wick Buildings has been a long-term partner to Kansas State FFA and generously donated and built the new Agricultural Education Building on the State Fairgrounds," said Chelsey Smith, Kansas FFA Association secretary. "Their donation provides more space for Kansas FFA members to education thousands of visitors that attend the state fair every year."

The new building houses the grand and reserve champion animals, agricultural mechanics projects, a greenhouse and space for FFA chapters to display presentations about the agricultural industry.

"The Distinguished Service Award honors organizations, agencies, businesses or other groups who have made outstanding contributions to FFA and agricultural education," Smith said. "Recipients of the Distinguished Service Award always demonstrate what it means to give back to the organization and further the advancement of members.."

Photos are available upon request. Please contact Shannon Krueger at (785) 479-1633 or kansasffa@gmail.com.

The Kansas FFA Association is a statewide organization of 8,343 agricultural education students in 162 chapters in every corner of Kansas. It is part of the National FFA Organization, a national youth organization of 557,318 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 7,498 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Our mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Visit www.ksffa.org for more information.