Local Student Finalist for FFA Award

A Northeast Kansas student is in the running for a national award from Future Farmers of America. Kyler Ohlde has been named a 2008 American Star Farmer finalist.

He purchased a share of his grandparents' dairy farm in Linn, Kansas when they decided to retire.

He is competing with other finalists at the National FFA convention this week. The winner will receive a plaque and an award of $4,000. The runners-up will also receive plaques and $2,000.