Austin Rose

Racine Southern FFA Student Earns Agribusiness and Production Systems Certification

RACINE, Ohio – A Racine Southern FFA student has been recognized for recieving the Agribusiness and Production Systems Certification. Austin Rose has earned the recognition from the Ohio Agribusiness Association.

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association provides an industry-recognized, agribusiness credential that verifies high school student expertise in the areas of agriculture, agribusiness and production systems.

To be eligible for the program, a student must be enrolled in a career­-technical agricultural program and complete four of the required courses, where they are engaged in learning and applying technical skills in foundational agricultural concepts. The students must, also, complete either Business Management for Agricultural & Environmental Systems or Global Economics & Marketing of Food. These upper­-level courses test students’ knowledge of global agriculture marketing and business principles applied in agribusiness.

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) ­– a student project that involves real world agricultural activities done by students outside of the planned classroom and laboratory time are also integral in attaining the OABA credential.

To be considered, a student’s SAE must be an entrepreneurial, placement, or research-­driven project pertaining to the agriculture industry. The student must document at least 500 hours of work on their project(s) and identify the Ohio Agricultural & Environmental Systems Career Field Technical Content Standards achieved through their SAE.

Austin Rose, graduated in the Class of 2020 from Souther High School. He is the son of Brent Rose of Racine and Chasity Roush of Sardinia, Ohio. Austin Rose has been active FFA since his freshman year. He has also been active in various groups and organizations. He has been president of his 4-H, Club Wooly Bullies and More. He has been on the Meigs County Junior Fair Board including serving as an officer. He is also a Junior Firefighter with the Racine Fire Department. Austin Rose plans to study heavy equipment management at Hocking College.

According to a statement from the Ohio Agribusiness Association congratulating Rose, “With this recognition, we are verifying expertise in the areas of agriculture, agribusiness and productions systems. We believe this credential will provide added opportunities in the agricultural industry for your future endeavors, congratulations.”