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INDIANA FFA FOUNDATION BOARD CHAIR A Message from Matthew Likens 2020 has been quite the year for our country and it hasn’t gone without making it quite the year for the Indiana FFA Foundation as well. I would like to begin by thanking everyone who has navigated the challenges personally and professionally that have hit each of us and yet still continued to support the foundation. We have been blessed with individuals, local chapters, and organizations all continuing to give of time and financial resources above what we could have imagined. The Indiana FFA Foundation 2019-2020 Fiscal Year Fundraising was $1,149,083.41 this year, which is up $106,220.51. We received $49,978.94 from chapter giving. We also have a Foundation Rainy Day Fund of $310,919.84, as well as the Indiana FFA Leadership Center’s Rainy Day Fund of $73,539.48. With the increased giving this year, the foundation was able to continue to provide the important resources that are necessary to develop agriculture leaders. All organizations have adapted to new platforms to stay engaged and connected in this ongoing pandemic and the FFA Foundation isn’t any different. We will continue to be proactive in our programs and industry engagement as we navigate changes today and in the future. This is not all that different for us as we have continued to find new relationships and develop new programs in our changing membership in pursuit of delivering on our motto: Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve. I would once again like to extend my thanks to all who have given this year, and encourage your continued support for the most effective leadership development organization in Indiana! Sincerely, Matthew Likens

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TABLE OF CONTENTS FFA Board of Directors .............................................................. 3 Indiana FFA Membership ......................................................... 4 Message from FFA State President .................................... 6 Outstanding Service Award .................................................... 8 Financial Statements .......................................................10-13 Corporate Sponsors ..........................................................14-16 Distinguished Service Awards............................................ 18 Honorary Hoosier Degrees ................................................... 18 Individual Giving ................................................................20-21 Memorials ..................................................................................... 22 State FFA Leadership Center .............................................. 23 Spotlight ........................................................................................ 24 Chapter Donor Recognition..........................................26-27 Hoosier FFA Degrees........................................................28-31 Indiana FFA State Stars ......................................................... 32 Scholarship Recipients ....................................................34-35 Indiana FFA Conferences ...................................................... 36 FFA American Degrees ........................................................... 38 Career Development Events ............................................... 39 Leadership Career Development Events ...............40-41 AgriScience Fair Winners ...................................................... 42 Proficiency Awards ............................................................44-45 Living to Serve & Models of Innovation ...................... 46 National Chapter Awards ...................................................... 48 2019 National FFA Convention..................................50-53 2019-2020 FFA Events ...................................................56-59 Business & Industry Partner Visits ...........................60-61 Continue the Legacy ............................................................... 62 2020-2021 State Officers..................................................... 63


2019-2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Matthew Likens, President

Tracie Egger

Lisa Chaudion

Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC

AgReliant Genetics

Indiana FFA

Jennifer Maruszewski, Vice President

Lynn Fischer-Shrock

Kim Barkman

FMC

Mississinewa High School

Agriculture Education

John Nagle, Secretary

Tom Hoberty

Rob Hays

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance

Syngenta

Indiana FFA

Gary Coleman, Treasurer

Matthew John

Joe Martin

Farm Credit Mid-America

Ivy Tech Community College

Indiana FFA

Sherry Fabina-Abney

Randy Kron

Samantha Miller

Ice Miller LLC

Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc.

Indiana FFA

Dillon Muhlenkamp State FFA President

David Allen

Dave Olmstead

Retired from Navistar, Inc.

Hendricks Power Cooperative

Greg Curlin

Cain Thurmond

Switzerland County High School

CSX

INDIANA FFA FOUNDATION Mission The mission of the Indiana FFA Foundation is to support, fund, and promote the programs and objectives of the Indiana FFA Association.

Vision We will provide opportunities and the resources for Indiana FFA Association to influence positive growth in agriculture education and career development. We will accomplish this by building awareness in the agricultural and general community of the leadership, personal growth and career success training provided by agricultural education and Indiana FFA Association.

2019-2020 Foundation Goals • Income budget is $794,400 for 2019-20 • Income goal of $1,100,000. • Raise $40,000 at the Gala event 3


FFA MISSION FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

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2019-2020 INDIANA FFA STATE PRESIDENT A Message from Dillon Muhlenkamp In today's ever-changing lifestyle of virtual events and advancement of technology, the 20192020 State Officer team prided ourselves on going back to some of the old traditions of Indiana FFA. One main tradition we revisited was hosting the Foundations in Reaching Excellence (FIRE) Conference in the conference center (formerly known as the education building) at the FFA Leadership Center. This idea was brought up when we were reminiscing old times with association director Rob Hays. He explained that his State Officer team hosted their conferences in that area of the facility. This gave students a change of scenery from the sessions to their meals and other events. When we finally decided to run with the idea, we suddenly realized there was a lot of work to do. We had to build new backdrops to fit the lower ceilings, gather all of the chairs on the center grounds to have enough for the dining room and the conference center, and set up two different sound systems. After all of this, the conference went off without a hitch. We loved this “different” conference and all of the great memories the team gained from it. Now as we moved forward in the year we were looking forward to having that traditional State Convention in Elliott Hall of Music at Purdue University. However, different was going to be used in an aspect that we were not initially prepared for.

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Different in most of our minds, for some reason, carries a negative connotation. When our team heard that our State Convention was going to be different, we immediately went to those negative connotations. • No talking to members on our walk from Stewart to Elliott. • No last minute hugs from family members before we went on stage. • No members and supporters filling the seats of Elliott . But what we did not think of was the positive connotation with the word different. • Retiring addresses all pre-recorded and filmed in special spots across the state. • Deep conversations and pep talks from State Staff. • The ability to deliver the message of FFA to every single Indiana FFA member. Because so many of our beloved traditional events have been canceled this past year, lets focus on how these events have become different and how we are impacting a much larger group of people with virtual events. I challenge you to find what is different around you and how that is a positive change.

Be Different, Dillon Muhlenkamp 2019-2020 State President


2019-2020 INDIANA FFA STATE OFFICERS Back row L to R: Dillon Muhlenkamp, President; Nathan Fairchild, Southern Region Vice President; Noah Berning, Treasurer; Eion Stephens, Sentinel Front row L to R: Caitlyn Lewis, Secretary; Taylor Roy, Reporter; Morgan Hinz, Northern Region Vice President

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FOUNDATION OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD Doug Goff

The 2020 Indiana FFA Outstanding Service Award recipient is an individual who has truly left an everlasting impact, Mr. Doug Goff. His roots in agriculture started while he was raised on a beef ranch in Missouri, and served his local FFA chapter as President. He dedicates his personal growth and career success to his time in FFA, and has worked to then dedicate his efforts to return the impact for the Indiana FFA Association. Mr. Goff has played a crucial role in developing the sponsorship of Helena Agri-Enterprises LLC for the past decade from his passion for agriculture and National FFA. In his role as North Central Division Manager for Helena Agri-Enterprises, they have been a gracious donor to support member opportunities by sponsoring Seeking Opportunities Achieving Results Conference, as well as the Awards Luncheon and Foundation Session for State Convention. Mr. Goff’s generosity and thoughtfulness has not only provided opportunities for Indiana FFA members, but also rejuvenated the Indiana FFA Leadership Center. When once complimented on the photo canvases in his Helena Office during a State Officer Business and Industry visit, he graciously surprised the Foundation by providing a large display of photo canvases that represent the Leadership Center’s true beauty. Mr. Goff retired from Helena Agri-Enterprises in December 2019 and has started his own consulting firm for agricultural business leadership to continue his impact in the industry. It is because of his exemplification of “Living to Serve” for Indiana FFA and belief in the values and future of Agriculture that we are honored to present Mr. Doug Goff the Outstanding Service Award.

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INDIANA FFA FOUNDATION Statement of Activities

2019-2020 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Revenues, Gains and Other Support

For the year ending June 30, 2020

Unrestricted

Total

Earned Revenue

Lodging and Fee Income Net of $42,679 Direct Expenses Country Market, Net of $68,770 Direct Expenses

241,542

241,542

45,886

45,886

11,718

11,718

299,146

299,146

565,629

565,629

Grant Income

212,777

212,777

In-Kind Contributions

158,944

158,944

Auction

70,501

70,501

License Plates

35,825

35,825

Convention

1,422

1,422

Investment Income

1,159

1,159

(10,483)

(10,483)

470,145

470,145

1,334,920

1,334,920

Other Earned Revenue Total Earned Revenue Contributions Other Income

Annuity Income (loss) Total Other Income Total Support and Revenue

Expenses

Total

Program Services

698,351

698,351

Supporting Services Management and General

508,057

508,057

1,206,408

1,206,408

Total Expenses 10

Unrestricted


Unrestricted

Increase (Decrease) in Net Assets

Temporarily Restricted

128,512

Permanently Restricted

Total

128,512

Net Assets Beginning of Year

1,434,445

194,844

1,629,289

End of Year

1,562,957

194,844

1,757,801

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INDIANA FFA FOUNDATION Statement of Financial Position For the year ending June 30, 2020

ASSETS

LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS

Current Assets

Liabilities

Cash

Accounts Payable

856,193

Accounts Receivable Inventory

64,777 3,137

Total Current Assets

$924,107

Paycheck Protection Loan Payable Unearned Grant Income Accrued Payroll Items

23,839 87,500 109,584 20,469

Total Liabilities Property and Equipment Land Equipment

58,805 406,780

Net Assets Net Assets Without Donor Restriction

Building & Improvements

984,461

Unrestricted, undesignated Unrestricted, designated by the board Total Net Assets Without Donor Restriction Net Assets With Donor Restriction

Land Improvements

1,048,036

Total Property and Equipment

$2,498,082

Less: Accumulated Depreciation

(1,658,695)

Property and Equipment, net

$839,387

Total Net Assets

Total Liabilities & Net Assets Other Assets Insurance Annuity Contract

169,144

(Memorial Doyle K. Rulon Portion = $15,222.96)

Cash Surrender Value—Officer’s Life Insurance Total Other Assets

Total Assets

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66,555 $235,699

$1,999,193

$241,392

1,305,603 257,354 $1,562,957 194,844 $1,757,801

$1,999,193


INDIANA FFA ASSOCIATION Budget vs. Actuals: Indiana FFA Association—FY20 P&L July 2019-June 2020

Total Revenue

Total

Actual

Budget

102,953.50

163,698.00

6,172.00

15,100.00

Foundation Support

159,000.00

159,000.00

Camps and Workshops Expenses

Membership Dues

162,100.00

178,500.00

Career Development Events

38,020.74

56,300.00

552.00

62,000.00

2,173.21

0.00

Camps and Workshops Income Career Development Events Income

Public Relations Income State Convention Income Alumni Non Profit Income

500.00

Total Revenue

$471,471.45

$634,598.00

Gross Profit

$471,471.45

$634,598.00

Outstanding Payments as of 6/15/20 Report (included in above numbers)

$4,668.00

Expenditures

Actual

Bank Charges

372.50

Insurance

Budget

8,614.00

10,000.00

110,729.42

167,848.00

11,724.55

44,650.00

National Convention

4,969.99

7,705.00

Office Supplies and Expenses

3,868.40

15,095.00

Public Relations

32,660.73

64,150.00

State Officer Program

60,977.50

66,300.00

Membership Fees Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) State Convention

89,815.04

102,000.00

9,385.00

22,200.00

89,876.93

130,250.00

Uncategorized Expenditure

1,000.00

Alumni Expenses

1,909.80

Total Expenditures

$425,903.86

$603,198.00

Net Operating Revenue

$45,567.59

$4,400.00

Net Revenue

$45,567.59

$4,400.00

Note: Additional funding sources for the Indiana FFA Association: Indiana FFA Foundation = ~$181,000.00 IN Department of Education and IN Department of Agriculture = ~$150,000.00 These additional funds are paid directly by these groups and are not reflected in this budget. The Indiana FFA Association Treasurer’s Report is accurate as of 6/15/2020. There are numerous additional transactions related to state convention and state CDEs that are not included.

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2019-2020 CORPORATE SPONSORS Diamond ($25,000+)

Gold ($10,000—$14,999) AgReliant Genetics Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC Indiana Soybean Alliance

Platinum ($15,000—$24,999)

Silver ($5,000—$9,999) Bane-Welker Equipment, LLC Bayer Crop Science Beck’s Hybrids Boone County Farm Bureau Cargill CHS Foundation CountryMark Dunn-Wright, Inc. Elanco Florida Fruit Association, Inc. FMC Corporation Harvest Land Co-Op Huntington University

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Ivy Tech Community College Purdue University Vincennes University

Indiana Electric Cooperatives Indiana State Fair Foundation Ivy Tech Community College— Lafayette NAAE National FFA Organization Nutrien Ag Solutions, Inc. Redline Equipment Reynolds Farm Equipment, Inc. Rose Acre Farms Syngenta Wabash Valley Power Alliance


Bronze ($1,000—$4,999) AgVenture AgLime Council Allen County Farm Bureau American Dairy Association Indiana BASF Beacon Ag Group CAERT, Inc. CERES Solutions, LLP CF Industries City Barbeque Cole Hardwood Copper Bucket Fundraising LLC CSX Corporation Dairyland Seed Dekalb/Asgrow Farbest Farms, Inc. GreenMark Equipment, Inc. Growmark, Inc. Halderman Real Estate & Farm Management Hendricks Power Cooperative Hog Slat, Inc.

Hy-Line International IAAE Indiana Association of SWCD IN Thoroughbred Owners/Breeders Association Inari Agriculture Indiana AgriNews Indiana Association of Fairs, Inc. Indiana Beef Cattle Association Indiana Hardwood Lumberman’s Association Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association Indiana Packers Indiana Pork Producers Ingredion Jerry Aigner Construction Johnson County REMC Kent Kokomo Grain Kroger Land O’ Lakes Foundation, Inc. LG Seeds Lowe’s Pellets & Grain, Inc.

McKillip Seeds Pioneer Premier 1 Companies Premier Energy Purdue University—ASEC Remington Seeds, LLC Safe Produce Indiana Scott County Farm Bureau Shirk’s International Smithfield Foods Specialty Hybrids Stewart Seeds Stoller USA Suburban Propane Ternet Farms Partnership The Andersons, Inc. Charitable Foundation United Animal Health Universal Technical Institute Vertical Solutions—Easy Farm

Partner ($500-$999) AgriGold AgXplore Co-Alliance Culver’s of Warsaw Fratco Huntington County Farm Bureau, Inc. Indiana State Poultry Association Indiana Turkey Marketing Development Council Loy Real Estate and Auction Pacers Sports & Entertainment Premier Ag Rupp Seeds The Alexander Vivayic Zoetis

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Contributor ($1—$499) A & L Great Lakes ABI Inc. Advanced Roofing Products Ag Express Ag Spray Ag Wrap Agri-SC Agro Chem Agronomic Solutions AllTech Crop Science AmazonSmile AMC American National Arby’s Autozone New Haven Bambauer Baughman Tile Co. Best Forage LLC Best One of Monroe Biodyne Bobcat of Fort Wayne Bohl Equipment Boral Steel Brown Fuel and Sons Buffalo Wild Wings Calmer Corn Heads Casa Restaurant Century Trading Company Chili’s Restaurant Cisco Companies Clark’s Ag Supply Clean Energy Clipper Collier’s Fireplace Shoppe Cooper Farms Costco Wholesale Corporation Cowpokes Crown Battery Systems Crown Lift Trucks Crown Royal Stoves Culver’s Decatur ACE Hardware Dicks Sims Crop Insurance

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Dirig Sheet Metal E. F. Rhoades & Sons, Inc. EasyCharge Elgin Service Center Elite Ag Solutions Farm Chains Farmers Exchange Fastline Publication Fertilizer Dealer Supply First Bank of Berne Flexifinger Forefront Ag Solutions Fort Wayne Mad Ants Four Star Services, Inc. Freddy’s Steakburgers Ft. Wayne Clutch & Drive Line G & K Concepts GEA Farm Technology Grasshopper Habegger’s ACE Hampton Inn Downtown Indianapolis Harmony Outdoor Equipment Haviland Drainage Products Holiday World Homan Home Depot Hoosiers Feed the Hungry Hyatt Place Fort Wayne IDEM IMO Agri Systems Indiana AgrAbility Indiana AgriNovus Indiana Forage Council Indianapolis Indians Irrigation Solutions J & B Enterprises J & M Manufacturing Co, Inc. Jasper Newton Foundation Inc. KAEB Sales Inc. Kenn Feld Group Kimball Midwest Kinze Korkay

Lehman Feed Mill, Inc. Louis Dreyfus Company Loveland Products, Inc. Lowes McAlister Manchester Flo-rite Matsen Miniature Farms McAllsiter’s Deli Meg-M Systems Michiana Wheel Polishing Midwest Dock & Door Mike’s Carwash Milan Center Feed & Grain Miller Machine & Cylinder Repair Moorefield Creamery Mutton Power Equipment Napa Auto Parts Novae/I-69 Trailer Nueburg Machinery Sales & Service LLC O’Reilly Auto Parts Oro Agri P & L Fertilizer Parker Industry Safety Parkview Trauma Services Parr Richey Frandsen Patterson Kruse Pee Jay’s Fresh Fruit Plevna Implement Company Poly Dome/Poly Tank, Inc. PolyTech Powell Seeds Prairie Hybrids Precision Planting Quality Craft Tools Richard’s Restaurant Rogers Grain, Inc. Rural King #79 Schroeder Insurance Agency, Inc. Scott Smith Team—State Wide Realty Seed Consultants Shipshewana Hardwoods Shipshewana Trading Place/Farmstead Inn Shivvers

Shur-Co Singles in Agriculture Snirt Stopper South Bend Chocolate Company Springfield Plastics Standard Fertilizer Co. Stephen Haley Stone’s Napa #234 Sun King Brewery Superior Diesel Companies The Canvas Shop The Cisco Companies The Galley The Westin Indianapolis Thome Insurance Topeka New Holland TownePlace Suites Fort Wayne North Tractor Supply—Franklin Tractor Supply—Greenwood #353 UnCommon USA Van Horn Bolt VoMac Truck Vortex Tillage Blades GFC VPSI (Veterinary & Poultry Supply, Inc) VTS—Sunrise LLC Vulcan Equipment W.O.L.F. Co-Op Wagler & Association Wakarusa Ag LLC Wallace Grain Co., Inc. Wayne-Vaughn WD-40 Company WeCover Wells Equipment Williams Expert Pivot and Pump, Inc. Williamson Insurance Agency Winfield United-Hub OperationsPlainfield Wings, Etc. Wisconsin Gourmet Summer Sausage Zehr’s Repair Zerk Zapper


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HONORARY HOOSIER DEGREES

Aleesa Dickerson Agriculture Educator, Hope

Rob Hays

Kevin Pluimer

Dr. Mark Russell

Seth Swallow

Director, Indiana FFA Association

Agriculture Educator, Eastbrook

Agriculture Science Education & Communications Department Head, Purdue University

Agriculture Educator, Jay County

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS

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Linda Myers

Cindy Raker

Agriculture Educator, Crothersville

Agriculture Educator, Carroll @ Ft. Wayne


2019-2020 INDIVIDUAL GIVING Diamond Partner ($10,000 and above) Charles Hines Family

Gold Partners ($1,000-$9,999) Nels Ackerson David L. Allen Lawrence & Glendia Beck Jayden Brown Brian & Elisha Buchanan David & Lisa Chaudion Larry Davis The Hageman Foundation David & Stacy Hefty Robert & Francene Juncker Mark & Wyatt Law Jeff & Sondra Lehman Family Scott McKain Ryan & Denise Mills Quentin & Barbara Plastener Eric & Jennifer Steiner Mark & Ann Timm Douglas Vawter Dean Warren Scott Wheeler

Silver Partners ($500-$999) John D. & Roxy Ann Burgess Gary & Jill Coleman Sherry Fabina-Abney Amir Faghih Chris Geswein Gary & Jean Geswein Joel & Kara Hartman Anthony Heavin MD & Karen Nelson-Heavin Gerald W. Jackson Nathan & Jessica Lehman Matthew & Cheryl Likens Dan & Jennifer Maruszewski

Scott McFarland Roderick B. McKee Rob Millman Rodney & Holly Muhlenkamp John Nagle Ross Newton Abby Nichols David & Ann Parker Doug & Sally Powers Matthew & Melissa Rekeweg Scott & Krista Shuman Stacie Warner

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2019-2020 INDIVIDUAL GIVING Bronze Partners ($250—$499) Alexandra Abney Aaron Paul Adams Drake Babcock Austin Berenda Pamela Berning Ty & Sasha Brown Ellsworth & Nancy Sue Christmas Davis Tax Service Rusty Deckard

John Demerly Cameron Frazier Robert C. Hays Garry Heshelman Chris & Heather Howell Matt John Kyle Kohlhagen Randy & Joyce Kron Joe Martin

Marty & Robin Matlock Joe McCain Chaela Minor Gary & Annette Mosbaugh Al & Barbara Neidlinger Travis Park Joseph & Dana Ramey Amanda Rogers Travis & Rose Scherer

Carl & Albert Schmitz—Dutchman Farms, Inc. Blake Stowers Cain Thurmond Roger & Karen Tormoehlen Julie Yeater

Partners ($100-$249) Phil Anderson William & Kay Babcock Richard Balser Daniel Bechman Mark Berning Sylvia Berning Millie Beverly Kenneth Brashaber Logan Burpo Mike Dean Butler David & Jane Byrd Troy Clawson Eric Cole Sarah Correll Marvin Culy Thomas & Amy Dougherty A. Wayne & Helen Drake Anthony & Jeanna Eppley William & Lauri Fields Kent Fisher John & Patricia Fletcher

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Nancy Widmer Freeman Dale & Margaret Gladden Doris Hackman Jessica Hawk Ed & Joan Heckman John & Shelia Heidenreich Tim Hoberty Eldon & Charlene Jackson Cathy James Doris Knight Thomas Knollman Brad & Ingrid Kohlhagen Richard & Carol Kohlhagen Randy & Carie Lewis Tom & Linda Lortie Dean & Kathy Malcolm Kyle Malcolm Randy Marion Robert Allen Martin Jacob Mattox Celya McCullah-Glowacki

William McFee William McVay Jeffrey & Gwen Mize Larry Moss Linda D. Myers Eric Nagel James & Deanne Nagel Lindsey O’Hara Travis Olinske Dave Olmstead Erin Padgett Jason & Michelle Pearson Barbara Purkhiser David Reese Lynn & Lisa Reinhart Donald & Carolyn Rekeweg James & Mary Sue Riggs Dr. Max Rodibaugh Casie Roland Joe Rust Sylvia Rust

Robert Seddelmeyer David & Susan Sheets Mike Shirey Jim Soplanda Mathew Spurgeon Barry Steinman James K. Stephenson Deanna Stone Gene Swackhamer Jerry & Moyne Tackett Mike Tatlock Rob & Kim Ternet Edward & Debra Troike Thomas Warner Bryan & Penny Whaley Ben & Marie Whirledge David E. White Paula Williams


2019-2020 INDIVIDUAL GIVING Contributors ($1—$99) Cora Albers Dan Arnholt Judith Babcock Claire Baney Tom Bechman Aly Beckman Vernon & Andrea Bear David & Shirley Beck John & Mary Blake Roxanna Bova Martin W. Braley Robert & Jeannette Brewington Jody Brinker Elise Brown Ethan Buck Dee Burton Howard & Ginny Burton Mike & Jill Butler Mike Caffee David Caldwell Ariel Camm Kent & Heather Castleman Linda Cobb Owen Coon Brent Correll Dave Cox Philip & Colleen Cripe Kyle Culp Wes Davis Nathan Deatrick Chyenne Deno

Robert & Sharon Dewing Carolyn Dowell Joseph & Stephanie Dunn Norman & Audrey East Patricia Elbert Logan Elsbury Jim & Elaine English Charles Farrell Paul Fields Lynn Fischer Dick & Sherry Jo Foster John & Susan Frischie Brittany Gonzales Mason Gordon Kent Grose Gloria Hawkes Pattie Heath Lois Hepburn Steve Herrmann Chris & Heather Howell Barbara Joan Hysong Ralph & Joyce Illingworth Charles & Helen Jackson Leah Jacobs Scott & Cindy Jacobs John Jessup Lawrence & Cynthia Jones Paul Jones Mason Jordan Charity Keffaber Susan Kettering

Brittany Kloer Kenzie Kretzmeier Christopher Kunch Wyatt Law Jeffrey & Elizabeth Lawley Aaron Loy Bob Lyons Katie Lyons Lonnie Mason Bill McBee Erin McCoy Don McCroskey, DVM William & Alice Medley Robert & Rosa Metzger Josh Miller Susan Miller Micheael & Glenna Minniear Tony & Joy Minor Douglas & Marguerite Morgan Michelle Morgan Dillon Muhlenkamp Bill & Shereen Odom John & Melissa Paprocki Cole Pearson Mary Jane Penn Walter Penrod Mark Pruitt Brett Roberts Emily Royster J. David Schuette & Janice Schuette Richard & Karen Schuette

Carl F. Scott Sonny & Kathy Shedrow Kenna Slough Sawyer & Sammie Sparks Veronica Stephens Stinoc Family Kim Stockment Gary & Debbie Stuckey James & Shirley Swim David & Sandra Sutton Natalie Taylor Teresa Taylor Bill & Jean Thomas Jeffrey & Lisa Troike Mallory Trouw Desiray Tuinstra Melvin Vance Rocco Wallace Bradley Wayne Chris & Julie Wickard Dorothy & Erin Winchester Dennis & Bonita Wolheter Melissa Wolters Ashley Young Dr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Young Keith Young Libby Bankoff & Jim Zuehl

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MEMORIALS & HONORARIUMS Donor Bill & Jean Thomas

In Memory Of Jacob M. Robertson

Donor

In Memory Of

Donor

In Memory Of

Patricia Elbert

Dennis Edmonds

John & Mary Blake

Dennis Edmonds

Jeffrey & Lisa Troike

Dennis Edmonds

Edward & Debra Troike

Dennis Edmonds

John & Patricia Fletcher

Mike Harper

Ellen Sanders & Family

Charles Hines

Linda Cobb

Dennis Edmonds

Gloria Hawkes

Dennis Edmonds

Carrie Clayburn

Susan Miller

Dennis Edmonds

Eldon & Charlene Jackson

Dennis Edmonds

Robert & Sharon Dewing

Dennis Edmonds

Sonny & Kathy Shedrow

Dennis Edmonds

Howard & Ginny Burton

Dennis Edmonds

Robert & Rosa Metzger

Dennis Edmonds

Douglas & Marguerite Morgan

Dennis Edmonds

William & Alice Medley

Dennis Edmonds

Michael & Glenna Minniear

Dennis Edmonds

Stinoc Family

Dennis Edmonds

Norman & Audrey East

Dennis Edmonds

Michelle Morgan

Dennis Edmonds

Jim & Elaine English

Dennis Edmonds

Mike Dean Butler

Dennis Edmonds

Dave Cox

Dennis Edmonds

Phillip & Colleen Cripe

Dennis Edmonds

Mike & Jill Butler

Dennis Edmonds

Richard & Karen Schuette

Dennis Edmonds

Charles Farrell

Dennis Edmonds

William & Kay Babcock

Dennis Edmonds

Ralph & Joyce Illingworth

Dennis Edmonds

J. David & Janice Schuette

Dennis Edmonds

Dee Burton

Dennis Edmonds

Judith Babcock

Dennis Edmonds

Randy Marion

Dennis Edmonds

John & Shelia Heidenreich Cathy James

Robert & Jeanette Brewington Mary Jane Penn Dan Arnholt Doris Hackman Marvin Culy Barbara Purkhiser

Dennis & Bonita Wolheter Stephen Haley

Valerie James

Robert L. Brewington Eugene (Gene) Penn Wayne Coy Roland Hackman Barry Culy Don Purkhiser

Ned Stump Steven D. Hager

Doris Knight

Roger Knight

Anonymous

Quentin & Barbara Plasterer

Jessica Hawk

Charles Shirk

Bryan & Penny Whaley

Dennis Edmonds

Stone’s Napa

Charles Shirk

Bradley Warne

Dennis Edmonds

Standard Fertilizer Co.

Charles Shirk

Vernon & Andrea Bear

Dennis Edmonds

David & Sandra Sutton

Dennis Edmonds

Dennis Edmonds

Erin McCoy

Dennis Edmonds

Parr, Richey, Frandsen, Patterson, Kruse

Lawrence & Cynthia Jones

Dennis Edmonds

David & Susan Sheets

Robert Seddelmeyer

Dennis Edmonds

John & Susan Frischie

Dennis Edmonds

Jeffrey & Elizabeth Lawley

Dennis Edmonds

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Donor

In Honor Of

Kent & Heather Castleman

Noah Berning

Anthony & Jeanna Eppley

Blake Hackman

Anthony & Jeanna Eppley

Linda Myers

Dennis Edmonds

Jasper Newton Foundation, Inc.

Sara Kinsell

Nancy Widmer Freeman

Dennis Edmonds

William & Lauri Fields

Lisa Chaudion

Libby Bankoff & Jim Zuehl

Dennis Edmonds

Paul Jones

Lisa Chaudion

Jim Soplanda

Dennis Edmonds

Indiana AgrAbility

Lisa Chaudion


INDIANA FFA LEADERSHIP CENTER The Indiana FFA Leadership Center supports the development of young people and adults through leadership workshops, retreats, youth camps, and career development events. We have leadership building through our low ropes course. This course is professionally led by the facilitation team that consist of highly trained teachers, FFA Alumni and leaders in the local community. This program can be held on-site or portably at an alternate location. This unique process allows persons of all ages and abilities to participate and benefit. It proves an asset to any group. Whether you are planning a beautiful outdoor event, a family reunion, corporate or FFA retreat, the Leadership Center is the natural place to meet.

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PARTNER SPOTLIGHT Arby’s Foundation With the fall of 2019 came a new sponsorship to the Indiana FFA Foundation. Heartland Beef Incorporated, an Arby’s franchisee, chose to nominate the Indiana FFA Foundation for an Arby’s Foundation grant. Indiana FFA was selected to receive $63,100.00! This grant was then distributed to 55+ individual chapters impacting over 2000 members. This grant could be used for anything that would directly impact local FFA members. Some of the chapters used this grant money for conference registration, bus fees, state convention registration, leadership and career development event fees and jackets, just to name a few. We asked a few recipients "What was the effect of Arby's Foundation Grant for your chapter/ students?" Here are their responses: “Because of the Arby's Foundation Grant, our FFA Chapter was easily able to purchase FFA jackets for students who could not afford to buy one on their own, without question. It is so nice to have that option for students who want to be involved but are worried about cost. We also were able to cover the cost of district, state, and national dues with this grant. We want our students to be as involved as they can be without having to question whether or not they have enough money to participate. Thank you Arby's for offering unlimited opportunities for our members!” -Brittany Need, Northwestern High School FFA Advisor “Funds received from the Arby's Foundation Grant came just at the right time for the Sullivan FFA Chapter. Our ability to fundraise during the spring of 2020 was greatly limited due to the pandemic, and these funds allowed our students the ability to participate in the virtual Indiana FFA Convention. Furthermore, these funds were used to purchase awards for our students that were given during our postponed annual awards banquet. Our 180+ members are extremely active in our community and in competitions, and giving them the recognition they deserve was priceless.” -Kevin Cross, Sullivan High School FFA Advisor The Arby’s Foundation and Heartland Beef, Inc. have made a great impact on local members during a very challenging time as many chapters were unable to fundraise due to Covid19. Thank you Arby’s Foundation, for offering these dollars to support our local FFA programs. 24


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BIG CHAPTER DONORS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Delphi Woodlan Heritage South Ripley South Knox Rossville South Newton Tri-County Owen Valley North Harrison

GOLD CHAPTER DONORS Indian Creek Madison Southern Wells

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SILVER CHAPTER DONORS Brownstown Central Carroll @ Flora Cascade East Central Forest Park Fountain Central Franklin County

Heritage Hills Jay County Jennings County Knightstown Manchester North Decatur North Miami

Northwood Prairie Heights Rushville Scottsburg Seymour South Putnam Southmont

Sullivan Union County—Liberty Warsaw West Washington


BRONZE CHAPTER DONORS Adams Central Bellmont Benton Central Blackford Boonville Bremen Carroll @ Ft. Wayne Central Noble Clinton Central Clinton Prairie Cloverdale Columbia City Columbus Connersville Corydon Central Crawford County Crothersville Culver

Dekalb East Noble Eastbrook Eastern Hancock Eastside Eminence Franklin Community Frankton Frontier Gibson Southern Greenfield Central Hagerstown Hoosier Hills Huntington North Jac-Cen-Del Kankakee Valley Lakeland Lapel

Lebanon Community Linton Stockton Maconaquah Martinsville Milan Mississinewa Monroe Central Mt. Vernon @ Mt. Vernon North Daviess North Judson North Knox North Lawrence North Montgomery North Newton North Posey North Putnam North White Northeast Dubois

Northfield Northview Oregon-Davis Orleans Paoli Parke Heritage Pendleton Heights Perry Central Plymouth Rensselear Riverton Parke Salem Shakamak Shenandoah Sheridan South Decatur South Spencer Southridge

Southwestern @ Hanover Southwestern Shelby Southwood Springs Valley Switzerland County Tippecanoe Valley Triton Central Twin Lakes Union City Waldron Washington West Central Western Western Boone Western Wayne Westview Whiteland Whitko

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2020 HOOSIER FFA DEGREES District 1 Frontier Daisy Christopher Schelby Clothier Haley Dust Jenna McCormick Jianna Schroeder Colin Young Kankakee Valley Kirstin West Rensselear Kylie Blann North White Chantz Dillon Cale Robertson Oregon-Davis Hayden Danford Garrett Weil South Central Jaxzee Marks Anna Salisbury Sidney Swanson Craig Welsh Amanda Werner

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District 2 South Newton Kayla Florian Delaney Smith

Tri-County Avery Dawson Tyler Kilmer Alyssa Kirby Blake Peterson Blake Pilotte Darian Pinkerton Logan Schneidt Chase Stearns Carter Wilson Twin Lakes Courtney Burns Madicyn Tribbett

Argos Cameron Markley Colton Markley Jack McIntire Lillian Pask Culver Eliana Anthonysamy Trista Fritter Josh Harvon John Glenn Sophia Klinedinst Grace Tibbs Alexandra Toth Annamarie Verger Northwood Ryan Blosser Maddie Kuhn Plymouth Cameron Riddle

District 3

Tippecanoe Valley Jerzey Conley

Angola Andrea Smith

Triton Parker Alford Trenton Barnhart Brandon Kitch Ivy Powell

Carroll @ Fort Wayne Riley Garner Samuel Hauptstueck Ashleigh Hendrickson Dakota Raker Nora Rusher

Warsaw Lauryn Rhodes Wawasee Lillian Mcculloch EllaMae Reiff Jackson Templin Joshua Wuthrich Whitko Claire Keirn Brent Studebaker Ryan Stump

Central Noble Makenzie Resler Makenzie Yoder Churubusco Alexis Starkey Columbia City Katherine Juillerat Sarah Juillerat Joseph Moehring Abbi Schrader DeKalb Sydney Hefty

East Noble Wyatt Huckeriede Auston Liepe

Eastside Lauren Brown Heritage Myra Berning Colleenia Shirey Rachel Zelt Prairie Heights Chase Caston Trevor Diehl Haylee Henderson Amelia Johnston Blake Kain Collin Keeslar Kennedy Myers Hannah Stoy Kayden Troxell Allen Whetzel


2020 HOOSIER FFA DEGREES District 4 Attica Travis Alenduff Bryce Galloway Seth Hartman Ella Peterson Benton Central Carson Kretzmeier Jolene Morris Fountain Central Luke Adams Adison Hawk Ashlynn Ingalsbe Brandon Ingalsbe

Harrison Jeni Worstell

Lebanon Mackenzie Fouts Christian Hackett Jacob Winger North Montgomery Shyana Busse Colton Meadows Gage Rausch Drew Runyan Cristal Torres Southmont Gregory Gray Lillian Mussche James Nichols Lauren Tricker

District 5 Carroll @ Flora Rhys Allbaugh Mason Click Paige Jones Makayla McMains Kaleb Meek Daisey Rostron-Bolton Mason Rudd Jenna Seward Morgan Viney Megan Wagner Clinton Central Brody Cline Nathan Cole Machenzie McWhirt Karson Patton Harm Smith Lindsay Walker Delphi Nathan Abramczyk Jacob Frinkel Ethan Nelson Sam Schimmel Erin Scott Clayton Yates Hamilton Heights Sam Dodson Wade Kinnaman Evan Sexton Hamilton Southeastern Amayah Armstrong Tracie Burris Jackson Daftari Abigail Funk Marlena Howell Claire Kendrick Kate Schreck Samuel Uliczny Lewis Cass Jacey Grimm Jordyn Hensley Paxton Hicks

Mackenzie Hodupp Kylie Hughes Kyla Mennen Gracie Miller Sara Miller Morgan Miniick Madison Rodabaugh David Woolever Delaney Zeck Pendleton Heights Bunner Boone Baylie Merritt Jared Mossoney Miller Smith Pioneer Kendra Personett Rossville James Best Benton Blacker Drew Cornell Jesse Cornell Emma Dennison Charles Douglas Jayden Emenhiser Avery Fines Adrian Gomez Brecken Good Eli Holden Evan Hopkins Oliva Lawrence Stephanie Lynch Caleb Pearson Trinity Pierson Kyah Rodkey Taryn Wainscott Cooper Walters Ethan Walters Tipton Gracie Boyer Camdem Calloway Samantha Huffer Hannah Isaac Jonathan Stokes

District 6 Bellmont Victoria Fleming Ethan Short Blackford Tommie Stiles Huntington North Stephanie Atkinson Chloe Feltner Megan Karst Rylee Spice Alyssia Stephan Jay County Abigail Benter Maria Dirksen Kassidy Fennig Cody Knisely Victoria Kunk Audrey May Logan McGinnis Faustina Muhlenkamp Justice Murphy Chase Reinhart Ava Stockton Caroline Walter Maconaquah Summer Thomlison Gabriella Weaver McKenna Wilson

Manchester Alexia Hensley Erin McKee Justus Metzger Kayla Metzger Sarah Metzger Erica Ortiz Luke Ramer Trever Schuler Emily Stambaugh Guy Stephan Austin Underwood Carter Wilcox Sheila Winger North Miami Cameron Early Anna Eckrote Zane Hanaway Steven Harrell Annika Oliver Andrew Pfaffenbach Britney Stroud Clay Wildermuth Lincoln Wildermuth Norwell Jason Johnloz Southern Wells Vaughn Drennen Roscoe Heath Matthew McMillan Cole Meeks Edwin Pluimer Juniper Tucker Jase Warner Landen Warner

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2020 HOOSIER FFA DEGREES District 7 Cloverdale Gayle Baugh Brayden Mann Michaela Ness Jordan Opiela Drew Steffy Hailee Young

South Putnam Bree Nahoney-Suthe Brooke Robertson Brady Robinson Marcus Robinson Alex Steffy Evan Steffy

Eastern Greene LollaBelle Parks

Sullivan Cole Gilham Cara Gofourth Ridge Kennedy Bonnie Witt

North Putnam Brody Parent Grace Timm

White River Valley Tanner Denham

District 8 Beech Grove Cheyenne Boone Megan Brown Collin Eckstein Trent Eckstein Hannah Roe Cascade Mallory Broyles Dylan Kottkamp Hannah Needham Chase Sarcy

Indiana Ag & Tech School Morgan Childs Morristown Hannah Everhart Toby Schonfeld Wyatt Schonfeld Mt. Vernon @ Fortville Emmie Lamaster Ruthie Lamaster Kaeden Smith

Danville Elizabeth Burger Izzy Clouse Hayden Deno

Shelbyville Central Julia Hamblen

Eastern Hancock Jordyn Wickard Isabella Witte

Southwestern Shelby Ryan Crosby Jessica Noel

Greenfield Central Tyler Dingman Abby Elsbury Paige Rode

Star Academy Kaitlyn Smith

Indian Creek Delaney Heminger Makena Hogue Dustyn Parr Keegan Sichting Clay Stigall

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District 9

Whiteland Sophia Chamberlain Samuel Trout

Blue River Valley Madilyn Gibson Connersville Shayla Crawford Luke Garrison Jared Jobe Hagerstown Jaron Baker Shay Doerstler Ashlynn Oliger Robert Walther Knightstown Violet Alexander Kayla Culbertson Liberty Gwendolyn Harvey Morgan Krom Hayden Schlichter Mason Tipton Northeastern Wayne Marah Smith Rushville Karly Buckley Alexis Fizer Jeremiah Geise Joleigh Geise Caleb Jessup Levi Marlatt Nicholas Neuman Hanna Pickering Samantha Smith Lindsey Weightman Ellen Williams

Lexey Yager Lily Yager Katelyn Yeend Shenandoah Benjamin Acra Corbin Badger Garrett Harding Olivia Lovett Emily Pope Elijah Wuestefeld Tri High Madison Abrams Mackenzie Clark Allison Kingery Lacey McNew Foster Von Burk Union City Ian Glunt Western Wayne Alex Hokey Josh Miles Delanie Russell Ashley Wampler Winchester Maysa Corya Maddi Hargarten Grant Wagner


2020 HOOSIER FFA DEGREES District 10 Boonville Dayton Smith Chloe Ungetheim Jorden Williams Forest Park Evan Hassfurther Linda Jacob Amber Theising Kaylee Uebelhor Gibson Southern Logan McClain Hunter Tackett Heritage Hills Josilynn Bateman Katelyn Davis Nathan Hassfurther Luke Rahman Taiden Thomas Jasper Cameron Echstein Ella Goeppner Christian Mehne Hannah Schwenk Katie Stenftenagel Wyatt Street Mount Vernon @ Mount Vernon Amber Allyn Amber Collier

District 11

Autumn Collier Sydney Deno Hayley Kueber Kelsey Lang Arionna Poole Anna Weis North Daviess Aaron Arney Megan Marner Bailee Parsons North Posey Grace Glaser Northeast Dubois Payton Bowles Emily Merkley Mitchell Schepers KariAnn Scherzinger Jake Tower Nicole Vonderheide Tyler Weikert Princeton Benton Heidenreich South Knox Dylan Butler

Bedford-North Lawrence Garret Bierbaum Jacalyn Blake Angelicca Godsey Brownstown Central Abigail Stuckwisch Macey Stuckwisch Columbus Hope Flynn Cejay Tillett Sydney Wheeler Corydon Central Samie Ripperdan Hoosier Hills Justin Chaudion Hope Emily Harker Nichole Paetzel Marnie Schwartzkopf North Harrison Jackson Metz

Orleans Molly Guetig Salem Clayton Kelley Chloey Sabens Scottsburg Treyton Brown Jeffery Drury Samuel Everett Jameson Hale Molly Jourden Tanner Mace Heidi Taylor Shirley Witt Seymour Kourtney Otte Springs Valley Brycen Qualkenbush Cody Radtke Kyla Tarr West Washington Lindi Barksdale Trenton Benskin

District 12 Batesville Shallee Harrington Caleb Huffmeyer Caroline Meer Nicholas Meer East Central Alexandra Dudley Madison Shumate

North Decatur Jenna Geis Abigail Hartman Grace Hartman Sara Hasselbring Derek Litmer Nathan Ploeger Layne Wesseler Dustin Wietlisbach

Franklin County Chase Bruns Garrett Chesnut Madisyn Kerr

South Decatur Nathan Kroger Blaine Nobbe Benjamin Stier

Jac-Cen-Del Spencer Johnson

South Ripley Tyler Adams Anthony Mulford Andrea Myers Dreama Nuxoll Chaise Puckett

Jennings County Emily Brewer Madison Jada Aldridge Austin Darnold Logan Jines Milan Emily Mutter

Switzerland County Annabelle Bear Ethan Curlin Justin Day Max Galbreath Kayla Scrantron Michael Stanton

Southridge Gavin Giesler Tanner Kane

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2020 INDIANA FFA STATE STARS

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Agricultural Placement Star

Agriscience Star

Ethan Buck

Sydney Hefty

Rossville FFA Advisors: Dale Griffin & Jesse Davis

Dekalb FFA Advisor: Trace Dean

Star Farmer

Agribusiness Star

Dillon Sheiss

Gracie Johnson

Columbia City FFA Advisors: Skylar Campbell & Sarah Furthmiller

Eastern Hancock FFA Advisors: Sarah Williams & Diana Arellano


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2020 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS State Officer Scholarships Partners contribute to show their appreciation for the officers’ year of service to the Indiana FFA. Sponsors include: IAAE Fruit Sales, Robert & Francene Juncker, Gary & Jean Geswein, and Indiana FFA Foundation.

Noah Berning Nathan Fairchild Morgan Hinz Caitlyn Lewis Dillon Muhlenkamp Taylor Roy Eion Stephens

2019-2020 Conference Scholarship Recipients Sponsored by the Indiana FFA Foundation Corydon Central FFA Erin Barry Frankie Wilkerson

Mooresville FFA Kylie Gwinn Carissa Cullen

Eastern Hancock FFA Zeke Dixon Dominic Bova

North Daviess FFA Gracie Burden

Edgewood FFA Abigail Hamilton Landen Chaudion Indian Creek FFA Delaney Heminger Liberty FFA Chris Wolley

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North Harrison FFA Donnie Elrod Seymour FFA Kourtney Otte Shelbyville Central FFA Julie Hamblen Sydnee Weintraut Karen Eikman Madison Evans

Sponsored by Redline Equipment South Ripley FFA Grace Einhaus Breeanna Sides Brooke Sides Zoe Mann

Adams Central FFA Mary Jones

Mt. Vernon @ Fortville FFA Ruthie Lamaster

Clinton Prairie FFA Alex Taylor

North Judson FFA Kyle Burkett

South Newton FFA Valery Henriquez Jessi Nance

Dekalb FFA Darlen Harris Chloe Taylor Michael Kennedy Sydney Hefty

Penn-Harris-Madison FFA Sarah Danley Kathryn Robinson

Mississinewa FFA Katlyn Hatfield Gwen Linton-Jones Taylor Martz Nicholas Smith Alillianna Weeks

WLC Conference Sponsored by Indiana State Fair Foundation and Farm Credit MidAmerica *The Washington Leadership

Conference was cancelled due to COVID-19.


2020 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS State Fair Scholarships 2019 To reward outstanding FFA members who have benefited themselves and the Indiana FFA by contributing to the Indiana FFA Pavilion and its activities at the Indiana State Fair. Scholarships are awarded at State FFA Convention. Applications information can come from a culmination of FFA years of involvement with the FFA Pavilion. The Country Market proceeds help support this scholarship. Noah Berning, Heritage FFA Emily Remsburg, North Daviess FFA Ben Harman, Benton Central FFA Jonas Brown, Delphi FFA

Indiana FFA License Plate Scholarships This plate is available online through Bureau of Motor Vehicles, at license branches, and at other customer service locations. The cost of the FFA license plate includes vehicle registration fees and taxes, a group fee of $25, and an administrative fee of $15. You may display this plate on passenger cars, trucks up to 11,000 pounds, motorcycles, and recreational vehicles. Purchasing an Indiana FFA License Plate is an excellent way to support Indiana FFA students. Dollars generated from this activity goes to the License Plate Scholarship Fund. These scholarships are given out annually during the Indiana FFA State Convention. Kagnie Hoffman ...........................................................Argos Evan Cohagan ................................................................Argos Collin Eckstein ............................................... Beech Grove Trent Eckstein ................................................ Beech Grove Sadie Clifford ........................................ Blue River Valley Kayla Faulkner ......................................... Clinton Central Sarah Baker ......................................................... Cloverdale Gayle Baugh ........................................................ Cloverdale Emily Byford ........................................................ Cloverdale Natalie Dayharsh ................................................... Danville Katelyn Wade ................................................................ Delta Rachel Kraus .................................................... East Central Amelia Hartman ............................................. East Central Walter Friesen ....................................... Eastern Hancock Luc Sproles ................................................................ Frontier Claire Davis................................................................ Frontier Megan Craig ..................................................... Hagerstown Kassidy Oliger ................................................. Hagerstown

Sydney Hassfurther ................................... Heritage Hills Melanie Hasler .............................................................. Hope Elijah Heslop .................................................................. Hope Spencer Johnson............................................. Jac-Cen-Del Luke Summerlot ......................................................... Jasper John Summerlot.......................................................... Jasper Sara Muhlenkamp............................................. Jay County Ariel Tysver ......................................................... John Glenn Sarah Willoughby.......................................... McCutcheon Rylee Kivett ........................................................... Monrovia Victoria Clifford...........................................North Daviess Jane Spreckelson ....................................... North Decatur Makinzie France.............................................North Miami Kailyn Kroll .................................................. North Newton Emma Goebel.................................................. North Posey Mallory Motz ................................................... North Posey Camden Bender ............................................. North Posey Alivia Dwire ................................... Northeastern-Wayne

Taylor Martin ..................................................... Northwood Michaela Marion .......................................Riverton Parke Emilee Hartzler .........................................Riverton Parke Victoria Seest ......................................................... Rossville Jayden Brown ......................................................... Rossville Shaylin Moulton.................................................... Rossville Greyson Brown ...................................................... Rossville Audra Fleenor .................................................... Scottsburg Jaiden Herald ...................................................... Scottsburg Mackinley Cooksey .............................Seeger Memorial Christian Claycamp.............................................. Seymour Madison Evans ................................. Shelbyville Central Mykayla Cochenour ....................................... South Knox Brooke Sides ................................................... South Ripley Erin Williams ..................................................... Southmont Blayne Vandeveer ............................................ Tri-County Devin Reynolds ................................................. Tri-County Derick Williams .................................................. Union City

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INDIANA FFA CONFERENCES The Indiana FFA is unique in that it is able to provide leadership development conferences for its members multiple times throughout the year. During the conferences, students are able to network with other members from across the state and develop their leadership skills through hands-on learning with curriculum developed and presented by the Indiana FFA State Officers. LDW—Leadership Development Workshop

Sponsored by Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc. SOAR—Seek Opportunities and Achieving Results

Sponsored by Helena Chemical Company, The Andersons, Inc., and Indiana Electric Cooperatives FIRE—Foundations In Reaching Excellence

Sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College, Wabash Valley Power Alliance, and the Army ROTC PLT—Premier Leadership Training

Sponsored by Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc. Top Leader Award

Sponsored by Mark Timm & Family

2019 TOP LEADERS

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Fire 1

Soar 1

Kaleb Peters—Clinton Prairie Anthony Taylor—Warsaw Sara Weaver—Franklin County Jolene Morris—Benton Central

Alex Kindig—South Newton Stephanie Berenda—South Newton Riley Richardson—Fairfield Eli Mitchell—Western Boone

Fire 2

Soar 2

Jayden Brown—Rossville Amayah Armstrong—Hamilton Southeastern Derrick Overman—Greenfield Central Abby Stuckwisch—Brownstown Central

Blake Schnackenburg—Warsaw Carson Rudd—Carroll @ Flora Lilly Jackson—Danville Kenzie Slough—Shakamak Karter Whitsel—Prairie Heights


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2019 FFA AMERICAN DEGREES Batesville FFA Nathan Nobbe

Eastern Hancock FFA Samuel Bricker

Benton Central FFA Kacie Ade Blane Baker Mercedes Brunton Clay Kretzmeier

Forest Park FFA Kendra Steckler Clarissa Weyer

John Glenn FFA Bryce Birk Grace Klopfenstein Hannah McLochlin Jessica Peterson Taylor Verhaeghe

Fountain Central FFA Samuel Adams

Lakeland FFA Heather Schmidt

Bremen FFA Lindsey Miller Luke Snyder

Franklin FFA Robert Armstrong

Manchester FFA Lauren Mezger Katie Mize

Carroll @ Flora FFA Savannah Bordner

Frontier FFA Blake Danner

Carroll @ Ft. Wayne FFA Amber Hoopengardner Ben Smith

Gibson Southern FFA Bryn Wilzbacher

Central Noble FFA Lukus Bolinger Wyatt Hicks Jacob Jett Austin Moore Jordan Winebrenner Churubusco FFA Callie Lemper Clinton Central FFA Hannah McFauls Nash Smith Coy Walker Clinton Prairie FFA Hayley Jackson Delphi FFA John Beale Trent Green Haley Smith

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Greenfield Central FFA Margaret Bova Calista Overman Hope FFA Caleb Calhoun Haley Embry Grace Hasler Bradley Paetzel Natalie Taylor Indian Creek FFA Levi Spurgeon Jay County FFA Katelyn Lyons Elizabeth Muhlenkamp Emily Reier Emma Schoenlein

McCutcheon FFA Ashby Grimes North Davies FFA Megan Nowling

Rossville FFA Grace Beard Hannah Brown David Hopkins Allison Hunter Brice Lawrence Fred Rodkey Virgil Rodkey

Springs Valley FFA Olivia Hinkle

Scottsburg FFA Sara Edwards

Switzerland County FFA Maci Hankins

Seymour FFA Kyle Claycamp Zackary Ellerman

Tippecanoe Valley FFA Raymie Shoop

Shenandoah FFA Samantha Deley Hannah Kidder Cameron Matthews

Southmont FFA Emily Tricker Southridge FFA Justin Lammers

Tri-County FFA Brittany Gonzales Matthew Harrington Brock Langley Courtney Lehe Holly Lehe Micah Lehe Ashley Peterson Taylor Pinkerton Sam Rance Sydney Rust Savahana Williams

North Harrison FFA Nathaniel Deatrick Emily Nealy

Sheridan FFA Colton Cooper

North Posey FFA Lindsay Koester

South Central FFA Keith Werner

Northeast Dubois FFA Hannah Mehringer

South Decatur FFA Will Armand

Northeastern Wayne FFA Alexis Middleton Jadelyn Neagle

South Newton FFA Austin Berenda Chyenne Deno

Twin Lakes FFA Jerika Schroeder

Prairie Heights FFA Katie Cooper Brady Henderson

South Ripley FFA Amanda Hansen Heidi Speer

Western Boone FFA Dalton Davis Makena Jones

Southern Wells FFA Sarah Jones

Whiteland FFA Simon Grills

Triton FFA Kacie Pugh


2019-2020 CAREER DEVELOPMENT EVENTS Event Category

Winner

Sponsor

Agricultural Sales

Cancelled

Reynolds Farm Equipment

Agribusiness Management

Heritage FFA

Beacon Ag Group

Agriculture Mechanics & Technology

Cancelled

Ivy Tech Community College—Lafayette

Crops Evaluation

Southmont FFA

AgReliant Genetics

Dairy Evaluation

Cancelled

Indiana FFA Foundation

Dairy Foods Evaluation

Cancelled

Indiana FFA Foundation

Entomology

Dekalb FFA

Indiana FFA Foundation

Floriculture

Southmont FFA

The Chaudion Family

Food Science Technology

Cancelled

Farbest Farms Inc.

Forestry

Carroll @ Flora FFA

Cole Hardwood

Horse & Pony Evaluation

Wawasee FFA

Indiana Thoroughbred Owner’s and Breeder’s Association

Horticulture

Wawasee FFA

Indiana FFA Foundation

Livestock Evaluation

Cancelled

Indiana State Fair Foundation

Livestock Skillathon

Western Boone FFA

Indiana State Fair Foundation

Marketing

Cancelled

ADM

Meats Evaluation

Danville FFA

Indiana Packers Corporation

Nursery Landscape

Lebanon FFA

Indiana Nursery & Landscape Association

Poultry Evaluation

Cancelled

Indiana Turkey Marketing Development Council/Indiana State Poultry Association

Practical Forestry

Heritage FFA

Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association

Small Engines

Cancelled

Universal Technical Institute & Indiana FFA Foundation

Soils Evaluation

Lewis Cass FFA

Indiana Association of SWCD

Veterinary Science

Cancelled

Indiana FFA Foundation

Welding—Top Overall Chapter

Randolph Central FFA

Ivy Tech Community College—Lafayette

Welding—Top Advanced Team

Covington FFA

Ivy Tech Community College—Lafayette

Welding—Top Beginner Team

Randolph Central FFA

Ivy Tech Community College—Lafayette

Wildlife Habitat

Cancelled

Indiana FFA Foundation

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2019-2020 LEADERSHIP CAREER DEVELOPMENT EVENTS Event Category

Winner

Chapter

Sponsor

Agricultural Communications

Hamilton Southeastern FFA Amir Faghih/Purdue University ASEC

Agricultural Issues Forum

Cancelled

GreenMark Equipment, Inc.

Agriculture and Farm Business Management Demonstration

Cancelled

CF Industries

Brownstown Central FFA

IAAE/Purdue University ASEC

Agriculture Mechanics & Technology Demonstration

Cancelled

Indiana FFA Foundation

Agricultural Sales Presentation

Cancelled

Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette

Animal Science Demonstration

Cancelled

Indiana Pork Producers Association

Chapter Meeting

North Miami FFA

Indiana FFA Foundation

North Putnam FFA

Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc.

Discovery Degree Agricultural Issues

Cancelled

Vivayic & Ingredion

Discovery Degree Animal & Food Science Demonstration

Cancelled

Indiana FFA Foundation

Discovery Degree Creed Speaking

Cancelled

Indiana FFA Foundation

Discovery Degree—Horticulture, Plant, Environmental, & Soil Science Demonstration

Cancelled

Indiana FFA Foundation

Discovery Degree Public Speaking

Cancelled

Syngenta

Discovery Degree Quiz Bowl

South Ripley FFA

Indiana FFA Foundation

Tri-County FFA

Bane-Welker Equipment

Essay

Cancelled

Indiana FFA Foundation

Exhibit

Cancelled

Indiana FFA Foundation

Adams Central FFA

AgReliant Genetics & Indiana FFA Foundation

Food Science Demonstration

Cancelled

Indiana Packers Corporation

Freshman Extemporaneous Public Speaking

Cancelled

Indiana FFA Foundation

Freshman Prepared Public Speaking

Cancelled

Indiana FFA Foundation

Agricultural Education

Creed Speaking

Employment Skills

Extemporaneous Public Speaking

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Abigail Stuckwisch

Ruby Sullivan

Blayne Vandeveer

Mary Jones


2019-2020 LEADERSHIP CAREER DEVELOPMENT EVENTS Event Category

Winner

Chapter

Sponsor

Cancelled

Indiana FFA Foundation

Wawasee FFA

Eric Steiner Family

Natural Resources Demonstration

Cancelled

Suburban Propane

Novice Chapter Meeting

North Miami FFA

Indiana FFA Foundation

Plant & Soil Science Demonstration

Cancelled

Dan & Jennifer Maruszewski & FMC

Eastern Hancock FFA

Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc. & Indiana FFA Foundation

Quiz Bowl

Carroll @ Flora FFA

Indiana FFA Foundation

Scrapbook—Multimedia

Cancelled

Indiana FFA Foundation

Scrapbook—Traditional

Cancelled

Indiana FFA Foundation

Horticulture Science & Landscape Management Demonstration Leadership Ambassador

Prepared Public Speaking

Evan Coblentz

Isabella Witte

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2019-2020 AGRISCIENCE FAIR WINNERS Sponsored by Smithfield Foods

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Event Category

Winner

Chapter

Animal Systems Division 1

Silas Refner

Dekalb FFA

Animal Systems Division 3

Jayden Simpson

North Putnam FFA

Animal Systems Division 5

Avery Dawson

Tri-County FFA

Animal Systems Division 6

Brooke Robertson & Marcus Robinson

South Putnam FFA

Environmental Services/Natural Resource Systems Division 6

Blake Peterson & Tyler Kilmer

Tri-County FFA

Food Products Division 2

Alexa Newby & Caroline Hodge

South Putnam FFA

Food Products Division 3

Reagan Koester

North Posey FFA

Food Products Division 5

Julie Hamblen

Shelbyville Central FFA

Plant Systems Division 1

Emma Brown

Eastside FFA

Plant Systems Division 3

Lucas Scherer

Tri-County FFA

Plant Systems Division 4

Megan Arnold & Madison Newby

South Putnam FFA

Plant Systems Division 5

Sydney Hefty

Dekalb FFA

Plant Systems Division 6

Taylor Montgomery & Craig Robinson

South Putnam FFA

Power, Structural, and Technical Systems Division 1

Mathias Hefty

Dekalb FFA

Power, Structural, and Technical Systems Division 6

Bree Doster & Michael Kennedy

Dekalb FFA

Social Systems Division 3

Blaine Wagner

Dekalb FFA

Social Systems Division 4

Kelby Roberts & Kendra Buckley

Rushville FFA

Social Systems Division 5

Hailee Young

South Putnam FFA

Social Systems Division 6

Blayne Vandeveer & Devin Reynolds

Tri-County FFA


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2020 PROFICIENCY AWARDS

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Award Category

Student

FFA Chapter

Sponsor

Agricultural Communications

Kylie Schakel

Hamilton Heights FFA

Indiana FFA Foundation

Agricultural Education

Dillon Muhlenkamp

Jay County FFA

Scott County Farm Bureau

Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication

Levi Marlatt

Rushville FFA

Redline Equipment

Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance—Entrepreneurship Austin Wright

Lebanon FFA

Indiana FFA Foundation

Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance—Placement

Nicholas Meer

Batesville FFA

Shirk’s International

Agricultural Processing

Haylee Henderson

Prairie Heights FFA

Indiana FFA Foundation

Agricultural Sales—Entrepreneurship

Kolton Bailey

Central Noble FFA

CF Industries

Agricultural Sales—Placement

Jack McIntire

Argos FFA

Jeff Lehman Family

Agricultural Services

Skyler Michel

Manchester FFA

Reynolds Farm Equipment

Agriscience Research—Integrated Systems

Gabe Hefty

Dekalb FFA

Indiana FFA Foundation

Agriscience Research—Plant Systems

Marcus Robinson

South Putnam FFA

Indiana FFA Foundation

Beef Production—Entrepreneurship

Shelbey Day

Shenandoah FFA

Indiana Beef Council/Indiana FFA Foundation

Beef Production—Placement

Luke Harker

Hope FFA

Indiana FFA Foundation

Dairy Production—Entrepreneurship

Ryan Blosser

Northwood FFA

Indiana FFA Foundation

Dairy Production—Placement

Allen Whetzel

Prairie Heights FFA

American Dairy Association Indiana, Inc.

Diversified Agricultural Production

Ethan Buck

Rossville FFA

Ingredion & Mark & Wyatt Law

Diversified Crop Production—Entrepreneurship

Jayden Brown

Rossville

ADM

Diversified Crop Production—Placement

J Brent Studebaker

Whitko FFA

CF Industries

Diversified Horticulture

Evan Sexton

Hamilton Heights FFA

Indiana FFA Foundation

Diversified Livestock Production

Caroline Meer

Batesville FFA

Kent

Environmental Science & Natural Resources Management

Olivia Showe

Dekalb FFA

Indiana FFA Foundation

Equine Science—Entrepreneurship

Logan Jines

Madison FFA

Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association & Indiana FFA Foundation

Equine Science—Placement

Dustyn Parr

Indian Creek FFA

Indiana FFA Foundation


2019-2020 PROFICIENCY AWARDS Award Category

Student

FFA Chapter

Sponsor

Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production

Shelby Day

Shenandoah FFA

Stoller USA

Forage Production

Ean Holmgren

John Glenn FFA

Indiana Forage Council

Forest Management and Products

Gabe Hefty

Dekalb FFA

Indiana FFA Foundation

Fruit Production

Landen Chaudion

Edgewood FFA

Safe Produce Indiana

Goat Production

Blayne Vandeveer

Tri-County FFA

Lowe’s Pellet and Grain, Inc.

Grain Production

Ethan Shepherd

Lebanon FFA

Kokomo Grain

Landscape Management

Christian Hackett

Lebanon FFA

Indiana FFA Foundation

Nursery Operations

Delaney Smith

South Newton FFA

Indiana FFA Foundation

Outdoor Recreation

Holly Shaver

Southmont FFA

Indiana FFA Foundation

Poultry Production

Bella Witte

Eastern Hancock FFA

Hy-Line International

Service Learning

Sydney Deno

Mr. Vernon FFA

Indiana FFA Foundation

Sheep Production

Carson Kretzmeier

Benton Central FFA

Indiana FFA Foundation

Small Animal Production and Care

Corbyn Schnell

Northeast Dubois FFA

Dean Warren

Specialty Animal Production

Megan Bixler

Hamilton Southeastern FFA

Anthony Heavin MD & Karen Nelson Heavin & Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette

Specialty Crop Production

Alexander Haney

John Glenn FFA

Indiana FFA Foundation

Swine Production—Entrepreneurship

Lauren Tricker

Southmont FFA

United Animal Health

Swine Production—Placement

Samuel Trout

Whiteland FFA

United Animal Health

Turf Grass Management

Caleb Huffmeyer

Batesville FFA

Reynolds Farm Equipment

Vegetable Production

Mason Armstrong

West Washington FFA

Safe Produce Indiana

Veterinary Science

Cassandra Williams

Hamilton Southeastern FFA

Indiana FFA Foundation

Wildlife Management

Robert Werstler

Whitko FFA

Halderman Farm Management/Indiana FFA Foundation

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2019-2020 LIVING TO SERVE AWARDS Safety Initiative

Community Service Initiative

Food Security Initiative

Sponsored by Corteva Agriscience

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Crothersville North Montgomery Owen Valley

Whiteland Shenandoah North Montgomery Tri-County South Putnam

Tri-County Crothersville Columbia City North Montgomery

2020 MODELS OF INNOVATION Sponsored by Purdue University and Silveus Insurance Group

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Growing Leaders

Building Communities

Strengthening Agriculture

Owen Valley Rossville Sullivan

Jay County Owen Valley Whiteland

Rossville Sullivan Tri-County


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NATIONAL CHAPTER AWARDS Sponsored by Purdue University

Top

10 Chapters

Hope Jay County Lewis Cass Owen Valley Prairie Heights

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Rossville Shenandoah Sullivan Tri-County Whiteland

Gold Chapters

Silver Chapters

Carroll @ Flora Carroll @ Ft. Wayne Columbia City Columbus Delphi Hope Jay County Lebanon Lewis Cass Manchester Mt. Vernon @ Mt. Vernon North Montgomery Owen Valley Prairie Heights Rossville Shenandoah South Putnam Southern Wells Southmont Tri-County

Dekalb Heritage Madison Western Boone

Superior Chapters All Gold & Silver Chapters plus: Blue River Valley Crothersville Elkhart Community Forest Park Orleans Sullivan Warsaw West Washington Whiteland


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2019 NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION National Officer Candidate

National Three-Star Chapters

National Star Candidates

Claire Baney, Hamilton Southeastern FFA

Carroll @ Flora FFA Clinton Central FFA Jay County FFA Lewis Cass FFA Owen Valley FFA Prairie Heights FFA

Star in Agricultural Placement

Rossville FFA Shenandoah FFA Southmont FFA Sullivan FFA Whiteland FFA

Manchester FFA North Montgomery FFA South Putnam FFA Tri-County FFA Woodlan FFA

National FFA Talent Kendall Herrell & Abigail Overdorf, Tipton FFA

National Officer Nominating Committee Member Natalie Taylor, Hope FFA

Honorary American Degrees Jane Ade Stevens Paige Allen Gary Fuller Dale Griffin, Rossville FFA Blake Hackman, Brownstown Central FFA Joe Martin, Indiana FFA Linda Myers, Crothersville FFA Greg Schneider, Greensburg FFA Tom Wallace, Owen Valley FFA Senator Todd Young

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Star in Agribusiness Robert Armstrong, Franklin FFA

Star Farmer Clay Kretzmeier, Benton Central FFA

National Two-Star Chapters Carroll @ Ft. Wayne FFA Columbia City FFA Connersville FFA Delphi FFA Hope FFA

Austin Berenda, South Newton FFA


2019 NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION Career Development Event National Winner

Career Development Event Silver Winners

Career Development Event Bronze Winners

Livestock Evaluation

Parliamentary Procedure

Agricultural Issues Forum

Columbia City FFA

North Miami FFA

Clinton Central FFA

Agricultural Communications

Extemporaneous Public Speaking

South Putnam FFA

Emily Royster, Greenfield Central FFA

Agricultural Sales

Prepared Public Speaking

Creed

Argos FFA

Julia Hamblen, Shelbyville Central FFA

Alex Kindig, South Newton FFA

Agriculture Technology & Mechanical Systems

Dairy Cattle Handler’s Activity

Heritage Hills FFA

McCutcheon FFA

Agronomy

Environment and Natural Resources

Batesville FFA

Churubusco FFA

Career Development Event National Finalist

Career Development Event Gold Winners

Dairy Evaluation

Floriculture

Melanie Hasler, Hope FFA

Wawasee FA

Carroll @ Flora FFA

Conduct of Chapter Meeting

Farm & Agribusiness Management

Forestry

North Putnam FFA

Heritage FFA

Heritage FFA

Horse Evaluation

Food Science & Technology

Poultry Evaluation

Danville FFA

Carroll @ Ft. Wayne FFA

Bellmont FFA

Marketing Plan

Meats Evaluation

Employment Skills

Hamilton Southeastern FFA

Danville FFA

Milk Quality & Products Argos FFA

Nursery/Landscape East Central FFA

Veterinary Science Carroll @ Flora FFA

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2019 NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION Proficiency Results National Winners Diversified Horticulture Cameron Matthews, Shenandoah FFA

Small Animal Production

Silver

Bronze

Agriculture Education

Agriscience Research—Animal Systems

Katelyn Smith, Pioneer FFA

Agriculture Mechanics Design & Fabrication Ariel Camm, North Harrison FFA

Beef Production—Entrepreneurship Benjamin Harman, Benton Central FFA

Agricultural Processing Lydia Allen, Lakeland FFA

Beef Production—Placement Sarah Tucker, Tippecanoe Valley FFA

Cade Snethen, Benton Central FFA

Agriculture Sales—Placement

Dairy Production—Entrepreneurship

National Finalists

Ag Services

Mary Timm, North Putnam FFA

Swine Production—Placement

Nathan Brummett, Shenandoah FFA

Diversified Crop Production—Entrepreneurship

Brendan Amor, Danville FFA

Shelby Day, Shenandoah FFA

Agriscience Research—Integrated Systems

Diversified Livestock

Alexandria Laker, Dekalb FFA

Hailey Hedrick, Eastern Hancock FFA

Diversified Ag Production

Sheep Production Anne Troyer, Lakeland FFA

Dillon Muhlenkamp, Jay County FFA

Swine Production—Entrepreneurship

Jessica Peterson, John Glenn FFA

Hope Flaspohler, Batesville FFA

Equine Science—Entrepreneurship

Diversified Crop Production—Placement

Jade Stuber, Eastbrook FFA

Gold

Equine Science—Placement

Agriscience Research—Plant Systems

Makenzie Henshilwood, Danville FFA

Sydney Hefty, Dekalb FFA

Grain Production—Placement

Dairy Production—Placement

Quinton Trennepohl, Shenandoah FFA

Zackary Ellerman, Seymour FFA

Landscape Management

Environmental Science and Natural Resource Mgmt.

Ben Smith, Carroll @ Ft. Wayne FFA

Lucas Wuestefeld, Shenandoah FFA

Maxwell Kender, Delphi FFA

Forage Production Andrew Miller, Northwood FFA

Goat Production Olivia Timmons, Shenandoah FFA

Turf Grass Management Jacob Winger, Lebanon FFA

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Kayla Faulkner, Clinton Central FFA

Outdoor Recreation Poultry Production Katie Reichard, Union City FFA

Veterinary Science Taylor Montgomery, South Putnam FFA

Lane Bollenbacher, Argos FFA

Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production Isaac Archibald, Clinton Central FFA

Forest Management & Products Brady Henderson, Prairie Heights FFA

Home & Community Development Carly Allen, Shenandoah FFA

Specialty Crop Production Lillian Fagestrom, North Judson FFA

Vegetable Production Ethan Elsbury, Greenfield Central FFA


2019 NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION Agriscience Fair Winner

Agriscience Fair—Bronze

Social Systems D1

Animal Systems D1

Reagan Koester, North Posey FFA

Eastside FFA

Agriscience Fair—Gold Environmental Services/Natural Resources Systems D3

Animal Systems D3 Eastside FFA

Animal Systems D4

Eastside FFA

Cloverdale FFA

Environmental Services/Natural Resources Systems D6

Environmental Services/Natural Resources Systems D5

Beech Grove FFA

Food Products & Processing Systems D2 Cloverdale FFA

Social Systems D4 Mt. Vernon & Mt. Vernon FFA

Agriscience Fair—Silver Animal Systems D5

Tri-County FFA

Food Products & Processing Systems D3 Cloverdale FFA

Food Products & Processing Systems D4 Cloverdale FFA

Food Products & Processing Systems D5

Dekalb FFA

South Putnam FFA

Environmental Services/Natural Resources Systems D4

Plant Systems D1

Tri-County FFA

Dekalb FFA

Food Products & Processing Systems D6

Plant Systems D3

Beech Grove FFA

North Putnam FFA

Plant Systems D2

Plant Systems D4

South Putnam FFA

Beech Grove FFA

Power, Structural, & Tech Systems D1 South Putnam FFA

Plant Systems D6 Elkhart Community FFA

Power, Structural, & Tech Systems D2

Power, Structural, & Tech Systems D6

Attica FFA

Attica FFA

Social Systems D3 Dekalb FFA

Social Systems D5 Mt. Vernon @ Mt. Vernon FFA

Social Systems D6 Mt. Vernon @ Mt. Vernon FFA

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2019-2020 EVENTS 6th Annual PSO Telethon The sixth annual FFA Foundation Telethon was held in December. The current State Officers called approximately 260 Past State Officers in a 3 hour span of time. Each officer called their own offices (State President called all past Presidents, etc.) as a way to motivate the officers to raise dollars to support the Indiana FFA. The officers' competitive nature came through as they were able to raise almost $21,000 in one evening with the Secretaries leading the way.

District Kick-Off Meetings & Fall Chapter Visits Each fall Indiana FFA staff and state officers travel all 12 districts with the officers doing chapter visits during the day and facilitating a District Kickoff at night. Approximately 2100 students attend the kickoffs in addition close to 70 chapters are visited. Ivy Tech Community College proudly sponsors the Kickoff events.

Farm Progress & Ft. Wayne Farm Shows Benefit Auctions The Farm Progress Show was held in the end of August in Decatur, IL. Indiana FFA Foundation shared a tent with Illinois FFA to promote FFA and agricultural education. Every other year the two foundations have the opportunity to have a live auction sponsored by Titan Tire and the Farm Progress Show. With the tires Titan donates, the Farm Progress Show Titan Tire auction generated over $19,810 to be split between the Indiana and Illinois FFA. In addition, FMC allowed Indiana FFA and Illinois FFA to sell FMC t-shirts with $1500 to go towards each of the State Officer Funds raising a total of $3000. Ft. Wayne Farm Show Benefit Auction held every January sponsored by Indiana AgriNews and Tradexpos, Inc. the Indiana FFA was able to generate $21,750. Area businesses and trade show exhibitors donated items such as seed, feed, chemicals, equipment and much more to be auctioned off with the help of Schrader Real Estate and Auction Service with all benefits going to Indiana FFA Foundation. This Farm Show is well attended by farmers and agribusiness leaders from Northern Indiana, Southern Michigan and Northwestern Ohio. We appreciate the support of our many partners at these very successful events.

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2019-2020 EVENTS Indiana FFA Country Market Our 20th annual fundraising event was held in the Indiana FFA Pavilion at the Indiana State Fair. Over 50 vendors with Indiana based agricultural products were available for all fair attendees to purchase in the market. This is a great place for individuals and companies to test market their line of products, whether it be hand-made items or companies with delicious fudge and cookies, the Country Market is a place to launch new products. This is a member driven activity where students learn to market products, work with the public and manage volunteer schedules. FFA members receive sales training by Jennifer Maruszewski and her summer intern from FMC, members would also receive a Certificate of Completion in Sales Training. Additionally the dollars generated at the Country Market go towards scholarships and support for Indiana FFA leadership programs. This is a great stop while you are visiting the Indiana State Fair! Learn about Indiana agriculture, get a great snack and purchase some FFA merchandise all in one stop! The 2019 market gross sales were just over $114,656.

NYFEA The National Young Farmers Educational Association Convention was held in Lancaster, PA. Our 2019-2020 Indiana FFA State Treasurer, Noah Berning, was able to attend. He toured several different agricultural businesses in the area, alongside some non-ag businesses. These included: New Holland, Hershey’s, a local dairy farm that produces for their own store, and more. This is an annual event that travels across the country relative to the state who hosts it that year. Prior to COVID-19 Indiana Young Farmers was scheduled to host it this December 2020 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana; that is now being moved to December 2021. While Noah was there he won the National Ag Spokesperson Award (Speech Contest). By winning this contest he also received an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington DC for the NYFEA Ag’s Promise Forum in March, 2020. Where he facilitated a brief workshop on how to speak to legislators.

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2019-2020 EVENTS #Ag2Asphalt Returns to the Indiana FFA Leadership Center September at the Indiana FFA Leadership Center had the aroma of newly laid asphalt pavement near the Fellowship Center and the walkways near the cabins, bridge and the drive from the multipurpose building. Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana membership was around every corner teaching our young people about their industry that has so many ties to agriculture in ways unimaginable, additionally giving them a great career option to think about as they prepare for their future. APAI and 100 volunteers from their membership and over 100 agriculture education students and teachers enjoyed the day at the FFA Center to learn about the asphalt’s industry and the great need of young professionals to enter their field of business as employees. Representatives from universities where APAI have scholarship programs were available to meet with students to promote civil engineering, construction engineering management, and construction management technology programs, etc. in Indiana. This is the second time FFA hosted the career day, #Ag2Asphalt, and it was available to Indiana FFA members and agriculture education students statewide. The volunteer members from APAI presented on career panels, and answering student questions about career paths available with member firms. Students enjoyed simulators, panel discussion and demonstrations. The paving work was performed by a member firm of APAI and funds were raised from APAI members to cover the expenses.

Teacher Training Indiana Corn Marketing Council sponsored 25 agriculture teachers, of all ages, to participate in the Indiana Agriculture Educator Training at Fair Oaks in northern Indiana. Our teachers were given the opportunity to gather the evening before to socialize and talk with peers about their classroom activities. The following day they experienced the Pig, Dairy and Crop Adventures, as well as listened to one of the owners of Fair Oaks, Sue McCloskey, she shared with teachers the challenges and joys of owning and operating Fair Oaks as well as the many life lessons that come from working with the public. Our teachers were able to take what they learned at Fair Oaks and apply it to their classroom experiences.

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2019-2020 EVENTS Page Day INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 25, 2020) ISDA News Release by Regan Holtsclaw— The Indiana FFA Association invited 81 members to be pages for the General Assembly in celebration of National FFA Week. This opportunity allowed students to meet with elected officials and see firsthand how the legislative process operates. “It was wonderful to see so many blue jackets in the statehouse today,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “These students were directly involved in the action of the day, were able to speak to the General Assembly and received a better understanding of the legislative branch of our government.” While paging, FFA members spoke with their representatives and senators, assisted aides and interns and attended session. Additionally, they received a tour of the historic Indiana Statehouse and a tour of Governor Holcomb’s office. “The FFA Organization provides a multitude of ways for students to be involved in what they are passionate about and today’s event at the Statehouse is a perfect example,” said Sam Miller, Assistant Director of the Indiana FFA Association. “Each year we look forward to this event to help show our members how the legislative process works and encourage them to exercise their right to vote when the time comes.” The Indiana FFA Association organizes an opportunity for FFA members to page at the Statehouse each year to highlight National FFA Week and the organization. National FFA Week runs until February 29, 2020, and is the perfect opportunity for students to get out into their schools and communities and promote the FFA Organization and the role this student based organization plays in the lives of the members.

Page Day was sponsored by Indiana Electric Cooperatives.

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BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY PARTNER VISITS Sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America The Indiana FFA state officers visited many of our partners by touring businesses and industry leaders to say thank you for supporting Indiana FFA. The Indiana FFA state officers annually travel the state to spread goodwill to those who generously give to the Indiana FFA while seeing the many opportunities the agriculture industry has to offer them as young leaders. With Lisa Chaudion, Indiana FFA Foundation executive director, the officers toured the facilities and offices of over 20 different organizations in many areas of the agricultural field as well as businesses that support our industry. They have had the opportunity to see many aspects of agribusiness from crop genetics and production to plant and animal health and from agriculture mechanics to transportation and logistics of commodities.

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CONTINUE THE LEGACY... These are just some of the ways you can contribute to insure a bright future for the Indiana FFA: • • • •

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Give as an Individual or Corporate Partner. Participate in your Corporate Employee Matching program. Make a monthly pledge and have the payment automatically charged to your credit card account. Please go to www.infffa.org and click on Give Today to set up your gift. Consider a planned gift. One of the simplest ways to provide an enduring gift of support to the Indiana FFA is through your Will or Revocable Living Trust. By including the Indiana FFA in your estate plans, you can specify that some or all of your assets benefit the Indiana FFA after your lifetime. Honorariums or Memorials through www.inffa.org and click on Give Today or mail a check. Buy an Indiana FFA License Plate featuring the FFA Emblem. Purchases at the Indiana FFA State Fair Country Market supports our leadership and scholarship programs.

Send your contribution to: Indiana FFA Foundation P.O. Box 9 Trafalgar, IN 46181 Or give online at www.inffa.org and click on “Give Today”. If you would like to further discuss how you could be involved in Indiana FFA opportunities, please contact Lisa Chaudion at 317-878-4178 or lchaudion@inffa.org.

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Donate or purchase auction Items during the Farm Progress Show or Fort Wayne Farm Show. Volunteer needed professional services as an alternate way to give. Donate items needed at the Indiana FFA Leadership Center. If participating in the United Way Campaign, you may ask for the dollars to be directed to the Indiana FFA Foundation. When ordering from Amazon, do it through AmazonSmile.com and designate Indiana FFA Foundation as your charitable organization of choice. This is Amazon’s giving program. Your items will not cost you more, but a percent is given back to FFA. Kroger/Pay Less Card: go online to register at krogercommunityrewards.com, click on enroll and type in the number *YP454* and Indiana FFA will receive donations every quarter. Volunteer for various Indiana FFA activities. Join Indiana FFA Alumni and support our local programs.


Meet the new team!

2020-2021 STATE OFFICERS

(R-L) Julia Hamblen (Shelbyville Central), President; Kylie Schakel (Hamilton Heights), Secretary; Blayne Vandeever (Tri County), Northern Region Vice President; Loren Matlock (Eastern Hancock), Southern Region Vice President; Evan Coblentz (Wawasee), Treasurer; Derick Williams (Union City), Reporter; and Luc Sproles (Frontier), Sentinel.

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