Jonesboro girls represent Arkansas at FFA National Convention

Jonesboro girls represent Arkansas at FFA National Convention
Olivia Gibson and Neely Boyd (Source: Tonya Boyd)
(Source: Tonya Boyd)
(Source: Tonya Boyd)
(Source: Tonya Boyd)
(Source: Tonya Boyd)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Two Jonesboro girls spent part of the week in Indianapolis competing in the Future Farmers of America National Convention.

Neely Boyd and Olivia Gibson were the only two girls from Northeast Arkansas to compete as finalists in the Agriscience Division of the convention.

Their presentation was called "Which H2O Will Make it Grow?" They focused on the effects of different types of water on sesame production.

When Neely and Olivia met with area agriculture businesses like Cache River Valley, Craighead County Farm Bureau, and Windmill Rice, the businesses didn't hesitate to sponsor their trip to Indiana.

The funds helped out with the anticipated expenses of the trip.

Neely's mother Tonya said the girls hope to share information on their project and experience at Nationals in hopes of promoting more participation in FFA programs at area schools.

Copyright 2016 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android