In October, Lindsey Rutherford of the Jefferson County Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter placed first in the National Veterinary Science Proficiency competition during the 87th National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY.
Lindsey represented her chapter by bringing home the Veterinary Science Proficiency Award. Veterinary Science, an area that is Lindsey’s passion and has been since the age of five, is where a student owns the enterprise, or works for a business that includes working with veterinarians in clinical practice, research facilities, colleges of veterinary medicine, animal health industry or any other environment in which they assist veterinarians in performing duties related to the health of people and/or the health and welfare of large and small animals
Lindsey began working with a large animal veterinarian in high school and has developed an increasing ability to diagnosis and treat animal illnesses. She plans on majoring in animal science in college and becoming a veterinarian. Lindsey is the daughter of Ken and Terri Rutherford and is advised by Mike Maples, Adam Martin and Jim Satterfield of the Jefferson County FFA Chapter.
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Nationally, there are 606,510 FFA members, aged 12-21. The Tennessee FFA Association is comprised of more than 13,000 members from 213 high school chapters, 7 middle school chapters and 8 collegiate chapters across the state of Tennessee. To learn more about FFA visit www.tnffa.org.