Kinsey Tiemann of Palmyra received the second-place Missouri FFA Sheep Production Proficiency Award at the 91st Missouri FFA Convention.
Tiemann, a senior at Palmyra R-1 High School, is the daughter of Jon and Kendra Tiemann. She is a member of Palmyra FFA Chapter.
Her FFA advisors are Luke Mahsman and Amanda Haeberlin.
Tiemann’s supervised agricultural experience program consists of raising a flock of St. Croix sheep. She breeds the flock to produce three lamb crops every two years.
She grazes the sheep with cattle to allow for higher grazing efficiency. Lambs are then processed into burger, chops and leg roasts and sold to local customers.
Tiemann also promotes sheep education through weekly fun facts and recipes marketed through her business Facebook page.
As an FFA member, Tiemann attended Washington Leadership Conference, Area Officer Institute, State FFA Leadership Camp and the Public Speaking Academy.
She is also a graduate of the Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence Academy and Helping Youth Maximize their Agrigultural eXperience Academy.
In addition to FFA, Tiemann is a graduate of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. She is a member of the National Honor Society and participates in cross country and track.
After graduation, Tiemann’s plans to study agricultural business and culinary arts. She hopes to continue to grow her flock and educate others about sheep production.
Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excel as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteers while gaining hands-on career experience.
Sheep Production is one of 48 proficiency award areas recognized at the state level. Missouri Sheep Merchandising Council sponsored this award.