Goodlett wins national FFA award

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By The Staff

Justin Goodlett of the Spencer County FFA chapter was named national winner of the Equine Science Entrepreneur Proficiency Award Program. Four finalists competed to be named the national winner during the annual national FFA convention in October in Indiana.

Proficiency awards recognize FFA members who excelled as agricultural entrepreneurs, employees or volunteers while they gained hands-on career experience.

Goodlett was awarded $1,000 during a special ceremony at the national convention.

For Goodlett, raising and showing horses is a way of life.

He grew up watching his father showing and trading horses and today follows in those footsteps with four Tennessee Walking horses of his own.

In addition to learning about horse vaccinations, nutrition and general care, he has begun his own farrier business. Goodlett is the son of Jennifer and Scott Goodlett and his FFA advisors are Bland Baird and Darryl Mattingly.