The North Dakota Star Awards represent the best of the best among hundreds of North Dakota State FFA Degree recipients.
Finalists for the award have mastered skills in production, finance, management and/or research. Each year one member with the best non-production entrepreneurial agribusiness SAE and proven leadership skills is selected to be the North Dakota Star in Agribusiness.
Four state finalists compete for this prestigious award, the highest achievement for a person pursuing a career in agribusiness.
Ty Truchan submitted his application for his business, T&Z Fencing. A committee visits all candidates’ operations and asks a series of questions to get a better understanding of each operation. This is done in the hopes of selecting only the most deserving member to be named the state star.
The State Star ceremony is held on June 7 at the State FFA Convention in Fargo.
Truchan is a senior at Killdeer High School and plans to attend Black Hills State University in the fall and obtain a degree in Business Management. His career goal is to come back to the area after college and pursue a career as a land appraiser.