Cole Ketterling of the Wishek FFA Chapter in North Dakota started his farming operation when he was in the seventh grade.

At first, he rented 40 acres from his father. Today, he farms 300 acres, growing corn, sunflowers, spring wheat and soybeans. Cole’s crops are sold and used for food, ethanol and cooking oil.

He is attending North Dakota State University, majoring in accounting and agricultural economics. He is supported by his parents, Dynette and Kermit, and his FFA advisor, Kristi Tonnessen. This award is sponsored by CHS.

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