Local Students Earn Top Prizes at ATU-Ozark FFA Day

Caden Erskine and Mason Oelke
Photographed (from left-to-right): Caden Erskine and Mason Oelke.

Caden Erskine of Greenwood and Mason Oelke of Hackett earned $500 scholarships during the 2022 Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus Future Farmers of America Day event.

Erskine won the agricultural mechanics competition, while Oelke captured first place in the agricultural electrification competition. Their scholarships are applicable to the fall 2022 semester at ATU-Ozark Campus.

Hackett High School was the overall team champion during 2022 ATU-Ozark FFA Day. Greenwood High School finished second and Ozark High School was third. Students from the high schools in Booneville, Cedarville, Mansfield, Paris and Scranton also participated.

ATU-Ozark FFA Day dates back to 1967. The events are designed to prepare students for regional and state competitions. Leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education are additional points of emphasis.

Learn more about ATU-Ozark Campus at www.atu.edu/ozark.