21-yr-old Tyler Loschen of the Tri-Point High School FFA chapter is the American Star Farmer award-winner. The honor came over the weekend at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY. It's considered the most prestigious honor awarded to students.
Sixteen American Star award finalists from throughout the U-S are nominated for a panel of judges to interview.
Tyler has earned a host of state and national FFA awards, including Star farmer of Illinois.
Tyler is the son of Gary and Diana Loschen; Diana is the FFA chapter advisor at tri-Point.
Tyler's sister, Amy, also earned honors as this year's national proficiency award winner in the area of swine production.
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