By Per Peterson
Cayden Buysse is in select company.
Buysse, a senior at Tracy Area High School, was one of five Minnesota high school students to be named an FFA All-Star. He and the other four Minnesota FFA All-Stars were among 20 from other Upper Midwest states — Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska — are featured in the 2019 WNAX FFA All-Stars publication.
Buysse said he was excited to find out he had been selected as an FFA All-Star.
“I didn’t quite think about how much it actually meant to be in the Top 5 in the state, but once I thought doubt it a little more, I was pretty excited,” he said. “It was a good day.”
Buysse said he had to fill out a typical scholarship form to be nominated for the award — pretty much your resume,” he said. “What you do, what you’ve done in FFA. There’s a section where you write a little about yourself.”
Buysse, the son of Chad and Stacie Buysse, is a fifth-generation farmer who at 13 years old began farming 30 acres of land he rented from his grandfather, Larry.
Ag teacher and FFA advisor Elizabeth Johnson lauded Buysse and his accomplishments.
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