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FFA FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT 2012-2013


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A MESSAGE FROM SUMMER GOLDMAN, FFA FOUNDATION BOARD PRESIDENT This has been an amazing year for the Indiana FFA. Membership reached and exceeded the 10,000 member mark and the Foundation exceeded the fundraising budget by over $30,000! FFA camps and workshops at the Indiana FFA Leadership Center have become so popular we have had to add additional conferences/camps. Young adults continue to be drawn to FFA to learn career opportunities, leadership training and life skills through this amazing program. The Foundation continues to work at supporting the needs of these talented young people. All of these developments are very exciting. They do put a bit more pressure on the resources of the Foundation. That, coupled with a reduction in state funding through the Federal Perkin’s dollars, has increased the efforts of the Foundation Board. We are so very, very grateful for all of our sponsors. The activities of the Indiana FFA would not be possible without the corporations, chapters and individuals that donate each year. I joined the Indiana FFA Foundation Board four years ago because I was looking for a way to give back to an organization that provided me with the skills needed to be a successful adult. Now, four years later, I am active with the Foundation because I want to make sure that my children have the opportunity to learn career, leadership and life skills through involvement in speaking and judging career development events, career opportunities and leadership camps provided by the Indiana FFA. If you are reading this, my guess is that you probably feel the same way I do. If that’s true, please consider making the Indiana FFA Foundation part of your annual giving and your volunteer time. Thank you, for all you do to support this amazing organization. If you have any questions about the foundation or would like to discuss how you can donate or become more involved with the Indiana FFA Foundation, please contact me or other members of the board. Sincerely,

Summer Goldman summer.goldman@e-farmcredit.com • 800.752.7429

TABLE OF CONTENTS FFA Board of Directors.............................2 Indiana FFA Membership.........................3 Message from Cameron Mann.................4 FFA Leadership Center............................5 Financial Statements.............................6,7 Million Meals Marathon............................8 Corporate Sponsors.................................9 Outstanding Service Award.................... 11 Honorary Hoosier Degrees.....................12 Hoosier Degree Recipients....................13 Career Development Events..................16 American Degree Recipients..................19 Proficiency Award Area Winners................20 FFA and Partners Fight Hunger.................23 FFA Breakfast Club....................................24

Individual Giving.........................................25 State Stars..................................................26 Alumni & Collegiate FFA............................27 Scholarship Recipients...............................28 Foundation Christmas Party......................29 Give Hope...................................................30 Memorial Contributions..............................30 Distinguished Service Awards....................31 FFA Country Market...................................32 National FFA Week.....................................33 State Convention Chapter Fun Night.........34 Top 30 Indiana Chapters............................35 National Scholarship Recipients................36 Chapter Donor Recognition.......................38 85th National FFA Convention...................39

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2012-13 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SUMMER GOLDMAN President Farm Credit Mid-America

MATT MACALUSO Vice-President Keller Macaluso LLC

LYNN MOORE Secretary Moore Innovative Solutions

BRYAN WEBB Treasurer Damping Technologies, Inc.

JOHN BRADLEY CSX Transportation

JOE EMLING Ingredion Incorporated

KAREN HEAVIN Area 30 Career Center

RAYLEE HONEYCUTT CountryMark

CODY LINVILLE Jay County High School

KATHY MAYBERRY AgReliant Genetics, LLC

JUSTIN MCKAIN Indiana FFA Alumni

BRUCE SILLERY Emma Donnan Middle School

NON-VOTING MEMBERS

TYLER TUTTLE FMC

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COTY BACK Indiana FFA Association

LISA CHAUDION Indiana FFA Foundation

STEFANY DECKARD Indiana Department of Education


NON-VOTING MEMBERS

STEVE HICKEY Indiana FFA Association

JOE MARTIN Indiana FFA Association and Foundation

JOE PARK Indiana FFA Leadership Center

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

10,003 INDIANA FFA MEMBERSHIP

The 2012-2013 year was a phenomenal year for the Indiana FFA Association. During this year we watched our membership grow to a 30 year high of 10,003 FFA members!!! We are super excited about this number and the fact we are now equipping more students with premier leadership, personal growth, and career success. We appreciate the hard work of our FFA Advisors and Agriculture Educators in our 190 FFA chapters. During the year we had nine FFA chapters who chose to become Affiliate FFA Chapters, where every single student who was in an agriculture education class was an FFA member. This allows a chapter to have 100% membership and makes us truly intra-curricular. It increases membership and participation in those chapters, while also providing a lower cost per member. We hope to see our number of Affiliate programs grow to at least 15 in this next membership year.

During this year we watched our membership grow to a 30 year high of 10,003 FFA members!

For the 2013-2014 year we hope to see membership rise to 10,500. Our long term goal is to see an all time record high of 11,100 FFA members by 2016. With an increase in Affiliate Chapters and the continued work of our motivating FFA Advisors, we are confident we will continue to grow our membership to record levels.

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A MESSAGE FROM CAMERON MANN, 2012-2013 INDIANA FFA STATE PRESIDENT It’s hard to believe that I am sitting here typing up a letter for the annual foundation report. I remember receiving last year’s report, reading the news, and browsing the pictures like it was yesterday. Even harder to believe, it has been six months since the 2012-2013 Indiana FFA State Officer team tapped the gavel for the final time, but I can assure you that we still think about the incredible experience every day. Katherine, Marshall, Briley, Shelby, Brandan, Mallarie, and I continue to realize how priceless our year of service was thanks to the Indiana FFA’s partners. The team’s journey of service, growth, and learning would not have been possible without the unwavering support of the FFA’s partners. Furthermore, the Indiana FFA’s members’ journey of premier leadership, personal growth, and career success would not exist without our supporters. As stated by my teammate Marshall during the 84th Indiana FFA State Convention, “The Indiana FFA Foundation and our partners work together to help the members of Indiana FFA journey along life’s highway. Whether it is sponsoring district kickoffs, career development events, banquet season, or the state officer work fund, our partners make the FFA run like a well-oiled machine.” During this past winter, the state officer team had the opportunity to travel and meet many of the Indiana FFA’s partners. After sitting down with so many partners, it was easy to see why they chose to invest in our organization. The Indiana FFA possesses common values with many of our partners. It is because of these commonalities and our partners’ firm belief in the benefits of career and technical education and FFA that they continually invest in our organization and for that we thank you. It is my hope that along our journey together we will never forget why we do what we do; the Indiana FFA Foundation and its partners exist to work together by investing in the future of agriculture, our members. So as we reflect back on the success of this past year and realize it would not have been possible without you, we want to take this moment to say a sincere thanks, and as we look forward to next year, may we all find joy in providing and making possible these same unforgettable opportunities to the 2013-2014 State Officer Team, and the members of Indiana FFA.

Left to Right-Top Row: Mallarie Stookey-State Treasurer; Briley FichterState Southern Region Vice President; Cameron Mann-State President; Shelby Riley-State Reporter; Katherine Spencer-State Secretary Left to Right-Bottom Row: Brandan Bergdall-State Sentinel; Marshall Perkins-State Northern Region Vice President

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FFA LEADERSHIP CENTER The Indiana FFA Leadership Center has had many wonderful additions in 2013. We hosted our first annual Spring Break Camp for grades 3-6 in April. We hosted our first annual Fall Break Camp for grades 3-6 in October. These camps offer the kids a wide array of activities, and time to make new friends and help develop their social skills. Find more information at www.indianaffa.org/leadershipcenter . Activities include: Archery, Nature Activities, Outdoor Cooking, Sports and Games, Skits and Singing, Geocaching, Hiking, Fishing, Canoes, Paddle Boats, Campfires, Crafts, and much more. With the help of many FFA Chapters, and Franklin College we have been able to get many projects completed to help update and make repairs to the facility. *Addition of new gravel drive *Addition of a new play ground *Addition of a new water slide *Newly stained and painted benches *New couches added to the fellowship cabin *New plants planted throughout the facility *Upgrades to the shelter house *New concrete going from the Main lodge to the State Officer House *Concrete repairs These are just a few of the upgrades that have been done here at the Indiana FFA Leadership Center this year. There are many more to come. We are so grateful for everyone’s help in accomplishing these tasks. We are hosting more corporate day and overnight events that help to motivate employees, enabling them to focus on the task at hand. For some they want to slow down and evaluate a program, cast a vision, train, or simply to have fellowship among coworkers.

Leadership Center Staff Executive Director Joe Park jpark@indianaffa.org 317-627-0300 Facility Manager Brad Acton bacton@indianaffa.org Client Relations Manager Rene Cook rcook@indianaffa.org 317-878-4570 Kitchen Manager Evelyn Pinkston epinkston@indianaffa.org Controller Shannon Cox scox@indianaffa.org

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2012-2013 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES - For the year ending June 30, 2013 REVENUES, GAINS & OTHER SUPPORT

ASSOCIATION

Corporate Contributions Chapter Contributions Individual Contributions Auctions, State Convention Special Events & Interest Income Country Market Give Hope

LEADERSHIP CENTER

TOTAL

$346,803 $41,360 $43,060

$346,803 $41,360 $43,060

$37,685 $84,870 $17,380

$37,685 $84,870 $17,380

In-Kind $60,182 License Plate $30,325 Script $12,023 Grants $9,500 Timber Sales $45,308 Leadership Center $373,414 TOTAL REVENUES, GRANTS AND OTHER SUPPORT 0 $680,783 $418,722

$60,182 $30,325 $12,023 $9,500 $45.308 $373,414 $1,101,910

EXPENSES FFA Association $152,100 Programs & Projects, Professional Services $28,165 $41,276 $18,481 Country Market $58,218 Scholarships & Awards $43,042 $1,395 Administration $8,418 $40,831 $24,587 Office Expense & Rent $14,829 $19,601 $13,797 State Officer Support $19,649 Give Hope $13,105 Employee Benefits $2,490 $12,683 Leadership Center $144,800 Salaries and Taxes $43,687 $76,150 $131,590 Depreciation $3,665 $881 $49,168 Insurance, Taxes & Fees $3,250 $15,366 $22,856 Interest Expense $12,008 Reimbursable Expenses $1,300 $1,800 $1,395

$152,100 $87,922 $58,218 $44,437 $73,836 $48.227 $19,649 $13,105 $15,173 $144,800 $251,427 $53,714 $41,472 $12,008 $4,495

TOTAL EXPENSES

$391,918

Change in Net Assets Net Assets Beginning of Year Net Assets at End of Year

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FOUNDATION

$209,983

$418,682

$21,145 $948,565 $969,710

$1,020,583


Salaries,
Taxes,
 Insurance
&
 Administra(ve,
 Deprecia(on
 Professional
 10%
 Services,
Office
 Expense
&
Rent

 6%


Income


Corporate
 Contribu-ons,
 Chapter
 Contribu-ons,
 Individual
 Contribu-ons
 38%


Leadership
Center


 38%


Expenses



Associa(on

 41%
 Leadership
Center
 43%


Country
 In‐Kind

Market
 8%
 6%


Scripts,
Grants,
Give
 Hope
&
other
 4%
 License
Plates
 3%


Special
Events

 3%


STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION - For the year ending June 30, 2013

Assets Liabilities Current Assets Current Liabilities Cash and Cash Equivalents $436,714 Accounts Payable $20,919 Accounts Receivable $51,608 Current Long Term Debt $10,147 Inventory / Other Assets $3,914 Sales Tax Payable $188 Total Current Assets $492,236 Accrued Wages / Other $70,940 Total Current Liabilities $102,194 Property and Equipment Land / Equipment / Vehicles $954,186 Long Term Liabilities Buildings $1,142,915 FCS Mortgage $235,450 Land Improvements $267,041 Less: Current Portion ($10,147) Lilly Capital Expenditures $714,366 Total Long Term Liabilities $225.303 Total $3,078,508 Less: Accumulated Depr. ($1,352,682) Total Liabilities $327,497 Total Property and Equipment $1,725,826 Net Assets Other Assets Unrestricted, undesignated $873,237 Investment in HPS LLC 233 Temporarily restricted net assets $75,328 CSV of Life Insurance $51,139 Total Other Assets $51,372 Permanently restricted net assets Net assets from Operations $21,145 Appraisal Value Increment $972,228

Total Assets TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

$2,269,434

Total Net Assets

$1,941,938 $2,269,435

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MILLION MEALS MARATHON HOSTED BY KIDS AGAINST HUNGER AND THE INDIANAPOLIS COLTS A big event at Lucas Oil Stadium this past year was the million meal challenge. This event would not have been possible without Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council partnering with Indiana FFA Chapters and supporters to help fight against hunger through the Million Meals Marathon hosted by Kids Against Hunger and the Indianapolis Colts. The event was held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. FFA members packed meals for 2 hours with Colt’s player #90 Cory Redding and the Indianapolis Colts Mascot. FFA Chapters also brought non-perishable food items that helped Mayor Gregg Ballard’s “Pack the Pantries” program. Participating FFA Chapters were invited to this worthwhile event through the support of Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council and the #FarmsMatter program.

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SPONSORS MAKE IT POSSIBLE... 2012-2013 CORPORATE SPONSORS Diamond ($25,000+)

Platinum ($15,000-$24,999)

Gold ($10,000-$14,999)

DuPont Pioneer Ice Miller, LLP Marion County Farm Bureau Inc. McCartney Produce Co. Vincennes University

Silver ($5,000-$9,999) Beck’s Superior Hybrids Central Indiana Chevrolet Dealers CHS Foundation CoBank Core Farms LLC CountryMark Elanco Animal Health Harvest Land Coop Helena Chemical Co. Indiana Corn Marketing Council Indiana Soybean Alliance Indiana Statewide Assoc. of REC Ivy Tech Community College Jarden Home Brands Johnson County Community Foundation Johnson County REMC National Wild Turkey Federation Purdue College of Agriculture Rose Acre Farms The Andersons

Bronze ($1,000-$4,999)

ADM Frankfort AgReliant Genetics, LLC AgriGold Hybrids AgVenture McKillip Seeds Allen County Farm Bureau Bane-Welker Equipment, LLC Bill Estes Chevrolet Blue Freedom Farm Market, Inc. Boone County Farm Bureau, Inc. Bunge North America Cargill Castongia’s Inc. Ceres Solutions CF Industries City Barbeque Cline Grain Cole Hardwood Country Gardens Custom Ag Solutions Dairyland Seeds Dean Foods Delta FFA Alumni FarmWorld FMC Foremost Farms USA Gilsinger Implement Co. Inc. Hog Slat Hoosier Energy Hoosier Propane Hy-Line International IH Collectors: Indiana Chapter 7

Indiana FFA is very thankful for all of those who offer continuous support to our organization. We would not be as strong as we are without these partnerships. On behalf of all 10,000+ Indiana FFA members, thank you!

Indiana AgriNews Indiana Assoc. of SWCD Indiana Beef Cattle Assoc. Indiana Farmers Mutual Insurance 2012-2013 Indiana FFA State Officer Team Indiana Nursery and Landscape Association Indiana Packers Corporation Indiana Pork Producers Indiana Rural Safety and Health Council Ingredion J&S Concrete Services Inc. JBS United, Inc. Kokomo Grain Land O’ Lakes Foundation Lincoln Electric Lowe’s Home Improvement Milk Promotion Services of Indiana Monroe County Farm Bureau Monsanto Ohio Technical College Pee Jay’s Fresh Fruit, LLC PV Winter Seed Services Remington Seeds, LLC Reynolds Farm Equipment Scott County Farm Bureau Seed Consultants SFP Shirk’s International Stewart Seeds Sullivan County FFA Alumni

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2012-2013 CORPORATE SPONSORS CONTINUED... Sysco Indianapolis, LLC Tractor Supply Company Trupointe

Partner ($500-$999)

Advanced Radiant Systems Brown Land & Hog Co. Clay County Farm Bureau Clunette Elevator Co. Inc. Dickerhoff Electric, Inc. Farm Progress Florida Indian River Groves IAAE 2010-2011 Indiana FFA State Officer Team Indiana State Poultry Association Indiana Turkey Marketing Development Council Kent Feeds Singles in Agriculture Steyer Seeds, LLC Walmart Foundation Vivayic, Inc.

Contributor ($1-$499)

Amish Acres Anderson/Madison County Visitors Bureau AGCO Corporation Agro Chem Inc. Agtronix Mill Systems Archbold Equipment Army ROTC Barefoot Athletics Barn Bling Bartholomew County Farm Bureau Barnyard Products BB Genetics Beiersdorfer Orchard Bobcat of Ft. Wayne, Inc. Breaking New Ground Buckeye Insurance Group Byron Seeds, LLC C & G Salsa Company, LLC Casa Ristoranti Italiano Century Trading Company, Inc. Chick-Fil-A at Jefferson Pointe CISCO Clarks Easiload Seed Trailers Cloverdale AGRI Center Collier Commercial Services Inc. Comfort Suites Southwest-Ft. Wayne CowPokes Craigville Diesel Service CrazyPinz Creamer Medal Products Inc. Crown Battery Systems Custer Products Ltd.

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Dekalb County Farm Bureau DeLaval Direct Indiana Drago Indiana East Allen Ag & Turf Eli Lilly & Company Foundation, Inc. Embassy Suites-Indianapolis Downtown Empire Tea Services Fairfield Inn & Suites Farm Boy Ag Farm Credit Mid-America Greencastle Fastline Publications Fayette County Farm Bureau Fennig Equipment Filbert Farms, LLC Financial Retirement Advisors Florida Agricultural Marketing Association Fort Wayne Tin Caps Fort Wayne Clutch Funky Monkey Gramz Bakery Greene County Farm Bureau Harvest Lights Halderman Farm Management Haviland Drainage Products Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites Hilton Indianapolis North Holiday Inn @ IPFW & Coliseum Hunter’s Honey Farm I/M/O Agri-Systems, LLC Indiana Association of County & District Fairs Indiana Forage Council Indiana Junior Holstein Association Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Marriott East Indiana Young Farmers’ Association Johnson County Beef Cattle Association JW Marriott Downtown Kaeb Sales, Inc. Kenn Feld Group, LLC Kobig Ballast, Inc. Koesters Body & Frame Kreider Fencing LaGrange County Farm Bureau Langdon Barber Groves, Inc. Little Blessings MacAllister Machinery Maple Leaf Farms, Inc. Marriott TownePlace Suites-Ft. Wayne Milan Center Feed & Grain More Farm Store MT Publishing Company Mutual Savings Bank NAPA Auto Parts

National Pedal Pullers & Racers Northern Gasses & Supplies NuCor Steel Oliver Gang Olympian Candies Omni Severin Panera Bread Parker Glove & Supply, Inc. Pike County Farm Bureau PNC Polk Equipment Inc. Poly Tech Potawatomi Inn Preferred Popcorn, LLC Premier Ag Ramro Builder & Supply Red River Steakhouse Renaissance Indianapolis North Riddle Tractor Sales, Inc. RimGuard Inc. River Star Farms, LLC Rolling King Pin RSI Calf Systems Showring Beauty & Bling South Bend Chocolate Co. Specialty Hybrids SPNC Corp. STAR Bank Studio Balla The Canvas Shop The Daugherty Companies, Inc. The Oliver Twist, Inc. Titan Tire Tom Farms Topeka New Holland TradeExpos TransCanada Trouble Free Lighting Troxel Equipment Uncommon USA Van Horn Bolt Services Vera Bradley Visit Ft. Wayne Wabash County Farm Bureau West Lafayette Agri-Sales Wiese Training & Development, LLC Williams Expert Pivot & Pump Inc. Williamson Insurance Agency Window Wax Winfield Solutions Wisconsin Cheese & Sausage Zahm Trailer Sales


Matt and Melissa Rekeweg were recognized for the support and dedication they have given to the Indiana FFA Foundation.

INDIANA FFA FOUNDATION OUTSTANDING SERVICE Matt and Melissa Rekeweg Matt and Melissa Rekeweg have shown true support and dedication to the Indiana FFA Foundation over the years. These outstanding service recipients have always been willing to go the extra mile to further the Foundation and FFA members across the state. Mr. Matt Rekeweg served as a chapter, district, and state officer, achieving his Hoosier and American degrees, and winning his national proficiency. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University and a master’s degree from Cornell University. He served as FFA Washington Leadership Conference facilitator and Class 12 graduate of the AgrIInstitute, and currently works for Dow AgroSciences. He serves on the Indiana State Department of Agriculture Advisory Board, the Center for Agricultural Science and Heritage, the Indiana State Fair Commission, and recently ended a term on the Purdue University College of Agriculture Dean’s Advisory Council. He served on the Indiana FFA Foundation Board where he was chairman in 2009 and 2010 where he was instrumental in helping the Indiana FFA Association move to the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. Mrs. Melissa Rekeweg served as a chapter, district, state officer and earned both her Hoosier and American degrees. She graduated from Purdue University in 1997 with her bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education. Taught Agriculture and served as an FFA advisor at Eminence High School before going on to serve as Executive Director of the Indiana FFA Association from 1998 to 2000. From there, she served as Director of Career and Technical Education of the Indiana Department of Education. Currently she works with the Indiana AgrIInstitute. Mrs. Rekeweg was a 2009 recipient of the Honorary state FFA Degree and has helped secure Perkins funding for the all career and technical student organizations, including Indiana FFA, for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 fiscal years. Indiana FFA appreciates their level of service and support to the FFA members across the state. Thank you for giving above and beyond.

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HONORARY HOOSIER DEGREES Mr. Joe Kelsay

Mr. Joe Kelsay has made countless contributions to Indiana Agricultural Education and Indiana Agriculture in general that qualifies him for the honor of an Honorary Hoosier Degree. Mr. Kelsay was instrumental in the Indiana FFA becoming part of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. That transition was complex, and it took a leader with vision, determination, and a passion for agriculture education to achieve success. The Indiana FFA Association would not be housed under the Indiana State Department of Agriculture had it not been for the efforts of Mr. Kelsay. Joe Kelsay served as the Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director for just over three years. While he held a demanding position as Director of ISDA, he and his family are first and foremost farmers. In fact, Mr. Kelsay is a sixth generation dairy and crop farmer in Johnson County. He and his wife, Amy, work tirelessly to educate others on current agricultural issues through the use of their operation known as Kelsay Farm Tours, LLC. Kelsay Farm Tours places an emphasis on agricultural education through the use of the Kelsay Farms dairy operation, and the tours are ideal for students, families, and groups. He has served in various leadership positions for the FFA including being a member of the Indiana FFA Foundation Board, and an Indiana FFA State Southern Region Vice President. Now, Mr. Joe Kelsay works at Dow AgroSciences, one of Indiana FFA’s premier partners, as the Senior Manager of Biotech Affairs where he continues to support and promote agriculture, Indiana FFA, and agricultural education.

Mrs. Denise Mills

Although Mrs. Mills never taught agriculture in the classroom, she has impacted the lives of young agriculturalists in Indiana in a big way. She began her service to Indiana Agriculture by serving as the Indiana FFA State Treasurer from 1996-1997, and continued serving by becoming an intern for Indiana FFA, where she helped to establish and grow the FFA Country Market at State Fair. In 2007, Mrs. Mills took over the position of Indiana FFA’s Program Specialist, and she held that position until 2010. During her time as Program Specialist, she established the Indiana FFA Past State Officer Challenge to encourage and engage Past State Officers. Furthermore, she encouraged and established programs to constantly provide growth for state officers while also working to revise the State FFA Officer Nominating Committee Program to better highlight candidate strengths. When she stepped down from the position of Program Specialist, she moved onto working with National FFA as a Program Coordinator until 2012. Mrs. Mills currently serves as a presenter for the National FFA Blast-Off Program to train newly elected State FFA Officer teams. Denise and her husband Ryan have also been financial supporters of the Indiana FFA since high school. Accepting her award was her husband, Ryan Mills and their children.

Mr. Ron Noll

Mr. Ron Noll’s dedication to agriculture started on his dairy farm and when he transitioned into the role of Agriscience and Business teacher and FFA Advisor at the local high school, it didn’t go away. In fact, his newfound passion for his students only amplified it. Mr. Noll has just completed his tenth year teaching at Prairie Heights High School and during his time there has touched the lives of many, serving not only as a teacher and FFA advisor, but as a close personal friend. Mr. Noll has always encouraged his students to do their best in the classroom, being as patient as necessary with students, and in the FFA competitive arena. He has coached countless teams to a state winning finish and been the advisor of countless district officers, hosting the District III convention four times during his short time at Prairie Heights. Additionally, Mr. Noll has been the advisor and mentor of five state officers over a fiveyear period and one National Officer Candidate. He has helped 40 students achieve their Hoosier degree and 20 students go as far as the American Degree with one student even earning the honor of National Star Farmer Finalist. Mr. Noll has always taught his students to keep a humble and gracious attitude.

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HOOSIER DEGREE RECIPIENTS 2012-2013 DISTRICT 1

Bethany Foley...................Prairie Heights

DISTRICT 5

Pam Kuechenmeister........ North Newton

Liz Kratz.............................Prairie Heights

Sean Mylet........................Carroll @ Flora

Bailey Masterson............... Oregon Davis

Riley Lewis........................Prairie Heights

Dakotah Wilson................Carroll @ Flora

Danielle Marsh................... Oregon Davis

Jason Perkins....................Prairie Heights

Will Taylor..........................Carroll @ Flora

Jacob R. Wilson..................... Rensselaer

Marissa Richardson..........Prairie Heights

Kaleb Rule.........................Clinton Central

Neil Douglas............................. Tri County

Cara Perkins......................Prairie Heights

Jordan Crum......................Clinton Central

Shae Lear................................. Tri County

Taylor Warkentine.............Prairie Heights

Lindsay Davis....................Clinton Central

Tierney Spiker.......................... Tri County

Skyler Clingan...................Prairie Heights

Rachel Stowers.................Clinton Central

Alexis Pearson......................... Tri County

Logan Mettert....................Prairie Heights

Sabra Jackson................... Clinton Prairie

Jonah Miller.............................. Tri County

Kelsey Younce...................Prairie Heights

A.J. Cochran....................... Clinton Prairie

Aaron Farney............................ Tri County

Tori Bontrager..............................Woodlan

Clayton Guffy...................... Clinton Prairie

Dakotah Westphal.................... Tri County

Jay Knepp....................................Woodlan

Mattison McKinzie.............. Clinton Prairie

Todd Emond............................. Tri County

Benjamin Gruber.........................Woodlan

Braden Butler..................... Clinton Prairie

Tyler Moon................................ Tri County

DISTRICT 4

Danielle McClintick............. Clinton Prairie

Seth Budreau........................... Tri County

Natalie Hanthorn.............................. Attica

Austin Stevens................... Clinton Prairie

DISTRICT 2

Emily Ade.......................... Benton Central

Amanda Cohee...............................Delphi

Henry Harrell....................................Argos

Harley Myers.................... Benton Central

Karlee Sparks..................................Delphi

Seth Michel.......................................Argos

Annie Achen..................... Benton Central

Austin Potts.....................................Delphi

Daniel Scales.................................Caston

Shelby Zink....................... Benton Central

Eric Lahy..........................................Delphi

Katelyn Miller..................................Caston

Katelin Ade....................... Benton Central

Jacqueline Hensley.........................Delphi

Derek Berkshire.............................Caston

Jessica Janssen............... Benton Central

Dillon Lawrence...............................Delphi

Preston Reddell............................ Fairfield

Jesse Rogers..............................Lebanon

Kathleen Rulon..............Hamilton Heights

Alacyn Cox............................. John Glenn

Joseph Plunkett...........................Lebanon

Emily Burris......... Hamilton Southeastern

Bre Beeney............................. John Glenn

Nicholas Reynolds......................Lebanon

Paul Thieme........ Hamilton Southeastern

Elizabeth McGaughey........... John Glenn

Lindsey Williams.........................Lebanon

Travis Honeysuckle................ Lewis Cass

Savhana Ciula........................ John Glenn

Luke Everett................................Lebanon

Payton Young......................... Lewis Cass

Lindsey O’Hara............................Warsaw

Michael Herr................................Lebanon

Elizabeth Nolin....................... Lewis Cass

Mikaela Conley.............................Warsaw

Abby Bowman...................... McCutcheon

Sidney Tigler........................... Lewis Cass

Anne Beer..................................Wawasee

Kinsey McKillip..................... McCutcheon

Johnathon Zentz.................... Lewis Cass

Brittany Ryckman......................Wawasee

Emily Scott............................ McCutcheon

Mitchell Smith..............Pendleton Heights

DISTRICT 3

Tanner Moseley.......... North Montgomery

Robyn Gillum...............................Rossville

Nicholas Fanning.. Carroll @ Fort Wayne

Clair Daron................. North Montgomery

Will Field......................................Rossville

Kaitlyn Kanis..........................Churubusco

Derrick Verhey............ North Montgomery

Austin Ladd..................................Rossville

Ryan Clingerman...............Columbia City

Allison Stoup............... North Montgomery

Jessica Davis ............................ Sheridan

Jared Lamle........................Columbia City

Morgan Van Dame........................ Seeger

Kelsie Watt.................................. Sheridan

Ashlynd Pleus.....................Columbia City

Cory Hutchison........................ Southmont

Tucker Rose............................... Sheridan

Brooklyn Pettigrew.............Columbia City

Sam Shaver............................. Southmont

Brittanie Jordan............................... Tipton

Hunter LaRue.....................Columbia City

Cody Smith.............................. Southmont

Morgan Bitner.................................. Tipton

Eryn Shainbechkler............Columbia City

Megan Kincaid........................ Southmont

Dean Krail........................................ Tipton

Morgan Pettigrew...............Columbia City

Brooke Rice............................. Southmont

Jenna Sottong................................. Tipton

Austin K Franz............................. Heritage

Sarah Letsinger............................... Tipton

Sidney Mumma........................... Heritage

Shelby Ison...................................... Tipton

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HOOSIER DEGREE RECIPIENTS 2012-2013 CONTINUED... DISTRICT 6

Benjamin Knapke....................Jay County

Kristie Neighbors.......................... Franklin

Graham Becher................ Adams Central

Jacob Schwieterman..............Jay County

Adam Jordan................................ Franklin

Brittany Lotter................... Adams Central

Tiffany Barton..........................Jay County

Levi Coons.................................... Franklin

Emily Brite......................... Adams Central

Jill Alig......................................Jay County

Casey Campbell........................... Franklin

Sarah Biberstein............... Adams Central

Kody Muhlenkamp..................Jay County

Mikayla Plummer......................... Franklin

Sarah Gerke................................Bellmont

Abbie Muhlenkamp.................Jay County

Cody Snyder................................. Franklin

Ryan Hockemeyer......................Bellmont

Jackie Alig................................Jay County

Katie Neighbors............................ Franklin

Daniel Scheumann.....................Bellmont

Kyle Dirksen............................Jay County

Robin Armentrout........Greenfield Central

Benjamin Hoffman......................Bellmont

Megan Dragstrem............... Maconaquah

Lauren Hunt.................Greenfield Central

Patriot Tinsley..............................Bellmont

Ashton Bolinger......................Manchester

Benjamin David Kahl..Greenfield Central

James Fairchild...........................Bellmont

Jurgin Cripe............................Manchester

Corrine Hibbert............Greenfield Central

Felicity Meger............................Eastbrook

Adam Hanbeck......................Manchester

Maxwell Hoagland.Mt. Vernon @ Fortville

Evan Derry.................................Eastbrook

Mariah Mobley........................Manchester

Mere Kern............. Mt. Vernon @ Fortville

Kathleen Jacobs...........Huntington North

Kody Myers........................... North Miami

Scott Schleter ...... Mt. Vernon @ Fortville

Kody Degler.............................Jay County

Jenn Miller............................. North Miami

Syx Russell......................STAR Academy

Jared Alig.................................Jay County

Alisha Towner........................ North Miami

James Betker..................STAR Academy

Patricia Hein............................Jay County

Karrisa West.......................... North Miami

James Curry....................STAR Academy

Mikayla Wellman.....................Jay County

Bret Hisey.............................. North Miami

John Brown.....................STAR Academy

Lindsey Wall............................Jay County

Emma Eckrote...................... North Miami

DISTRICT 9

Rachelle Boolman...................Jay County

Joel Hawbaker....................South Adams

Jordan Redd..........................Connersville

Zachary Williams.....................Jay County

Clayton Rhoades................South Adams

Garrett Wilson ...................... Hagerstown

Brayden Dues.........................Jay County

Brooke Kirchhofer...............South Adams

Christina Kelley..................... Hagerstown

Austin Muhlenkamp................Jay County

Clay Huffman....................Southern Wells

Joseph Lindberg................... Hagerstown

Brad Miller................................Jay County

Nicholas Thompson.........Southern Wells

Sarah Baumer....................... Hagerstown

Eric Hemmelgarn....................Jay County

DISTRICT 7

Olicia Waltz............................ Hagerstown

Jordan Reinhart.......................Jay County

Kyleigh Mitchell........................Cloverdale

Jareth Hunter.........................Knightstown

Nick Knittle...............................Jay County

Paige Stevenson.......................Northview

Curt Dudley..................................... Liberty

Dylan Brotherton.....................Jay County

Sean Huss.............................Owen Valley

Jentry Flesher.................. Monroe Central

Christopher LeMaster.............Jay County

Kelly Dressler....................Riverton Parke

Breanna Riggins............. Monroe Central

Lauren Evans..........................Jay County

Shelby Benell....................Riverton Parke

Nikki Kelsay..................... Monroe Central

Jasmine Strohl.........................Jay County

Matthew Marion................Riverton Parke

Samantha Spangler........ Monroe Central

Johnathan Miller......................Jay County

Heath Rohr........................Riverton Parke

Jill Yager .................................... Rushville

Charles McClain......................Jay County

Miranda Dressler...............Riverton Parke

Alex Orme................................... Rushville

McKenzie Hall.........................Jay County

Cameron Frazier...............Riverton Parke

Casey Yager............................... Rushville

Sarah Heitkamp......................Jay County

Lydia Bredeweg.......................Shakamak

Zachary Hoel.............................. Rushville

Danielle Heitkamp...................Jay County

Jake Gilbert..............................Shakamak

Ragen Smith............................... Rushville

Carson Blowers.......................Jay County

Mariah Cherry.................... South Putnam

Collin Gordon............................. Rushville

Mackenzie Overholser............Jay County

Lane Hacker ..................... South Putnam

Katie Schroeder......................... Rushville

Michael Bruggeman................Jay County

DISTRICT 8

Dalton Miller................................ Rushville

Ryan Massie............................Jay County

Cody Wallace ...............Eastern Hancock

Rebecca Riggs........................... Rushville

Meagan Stocker......................Jay County

Jacob Mueller................Eastern Hancock

Rebecca Rich............................. Rushville

Rick Fortkamp.........................Jay County

Caleb Jessup.................Eastern Hancock

Sarah Harpring........................... Rushville

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HOOSIER DEGREE RECIPIENTS 2012-2013 CONTINUED... Ragen Smith............................... Rushville

Joe Gress..................... Northeast Dubois

DISTRICT 12

Collin Gordon............................. Rushville

Bryce Huebner............. Northeast Dubois

Holly Laker..................................Batesville

Katie Schroeder......................... Rushville

Jalen Seger.................. Northeast Dubois

Jacob Schwab............................Batesville

Dalton Miller................................ Rushville

Elizabeth Brinkman................. Southridge

Raeshelle Strobel.......................Batesville

Rebecca Riggs........................... Rushville

Cody Blessinger...................... Southridge

Michaela Grunkemeyer........East Central

Rebecca Rich............................. Rushville

DISTRICT 11

Devin Shoemaker........... Franklin County

Sarah Harpring........................... Rushville

Graham Ormiston............... Bedford North Lawrence

Kraig Schwab.................. Franklin County

Sierra Trowbridge.....Brownstown Central

Ethan Sebastian.....................Greensburg

Kathryn Pierce......................Shenandoah Wyatt Bivens........................Shenandoah Sydnee Kirby........................Shenandoah Madison Hensley.................Shenandoah Lara Eichorn.........................Shenandoah Nathan DeYoung..................Shenandoah Brittnee Bertram...................Shenandoah Devin DeBruhl......................Shenandoah Adrian Trennepohl................Shenandoah Natasha King............................ Union City DISTRICT 10 Elizabeth Lewis.......................... Boonville Shelby Miracle.................................Castle David Auffart........................... Forest Park Tabitha Steckler...................... Forest Park Adria Giesler........................... Forest Park Emily Gutgsell........................ Forest Park Austin Egloff........................... Forest Park Bryan Hurst............................. Forest Park Brayden Schuetter................. Forest Park Austin Elpers................. Gibson Southern Taylor Rexing................. Gibson Southern Anna Will................................North Posey Brooke Sturgill.......................North Posey Breanna Perry.......................North Posey Kayla Hoenert........................North Posey Lucas Schulthies.......... Northeast Dubois Erica Thewes................ Northeast Dubois James Merkley............. Northeast Dubois

Wes Pottschmidt......Brownstown Central Olivia Martin..............Brownstown Central Eli Martin...................Brownstown Central Olivia Huff.................Brownstown Central Colton Fleetwood.....Brownstown Central Levi Bays..................Brownstown Central Clate Kaiser..............Brownstown Central Cameron Walker...................Hoosier Hills Ally Buhr................................Hoosier Hills Tristen Jarrard.......................Hoosier Hills Brooks Smith.................................... Hope Brittany Young.................................. Hope Abigail Honeycutt............................. Hope Josh Calhoun................................... Hope Kayla Clunie......................North Harrison Keith Jones........................North Harrison Taylor Sabens..................................Salem Anna Hall..................................Scottsburg Saydie Bowyer.........................Scottsburg John Hardin..............................Scottsburg Kelby Goddin......................Springs Valley James Orr...........................Springs Valley Shelby Springer............West Washington Tyler Holliday................West Washington Abigail Lengel...............West Washington Samantha Mollet..........West Washington

Rebecca McDole...................Greensburg Ericka Layman.............. Jennings County Mikaela Shatto............... Jennings County Emily Boyd..................... Jennings County Makenzie Deputy........................ Madison Savannah Ward.......................... Madison Andrew Wilson............................ Madison Mariah Carnes............................. Madison Shelby Jones............................... Madison Michelle Graham......................... Madison Sarah Stites................................. Madison Katie Huffman....................................Milan Grant Ricke ........................North Decatur Lindsey Wietlisbach...........North Decatur Anna Schwartz...................North Decatur Jacob Vogel.......................... South Ripley Levi Speer............................ South Ripley Matthew Waller..................... South Ripley Jacob Steuver...................... South Ripley Kendall Miller........................ South Ripley Timothy Bowman................. South Ripley Harold Thomas..........Switzerland County Micah Works..............Switzerland County Shelby Henry.............Switzerland County Robin Furnish............Switzerland County Victoria Abbott...........Switzerland County

Ethan Nicolson.............West Washington

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT EVENTS Event Category

Winner

Sponsor

Agribusiness Management Heritage FFA/Scheumann, Indiana FFA Foundation Mumma, Scott, Griebel Agricultural Communications Madison FFA Amir Faghih & Dow AgroSciences Agriculture Education Shenandoah FFA/ IAAE & 2010-2011 State Nathan DeYoung FFA Officer Team Agricultural Issues Forum Shenandoah FFA Gilsinger Implement Co. Inc. Agriculture and Farm Business South Putnam FFA/Logan Indiana FFA Foundation Management Demonstration Pell & Lane Hacker Agriculture Mechanics Westview FFA Indiana FFA Foundation Agriculture Mechanics & Clinton Central FFA/ Indiana FFA Foundation Technology Demonstration Tyler McFauls Agriscience Fair Animal Switzerland County FFA/ Indiana FFA Foundation Systems Division 2 Vicky Abbott Agriscience Fair Animal Tri County FFA/ Kim Indiana FFA Foundation Systems Division 4 Whitcomb & Dakota Westphal Agriscience Fair Environmental Dekalb FFA/ Leah Hefty Indiana FFA Foundation Service Division 1 Agriscience Fair Environmental Connersville FFA/Zach Mustin Indiana FFA Foundation Service Division 2 Agriscience Fair Environmental Tri County FFA/ Alexis Pearson Indiana FFA Foundation Service Division 4 & Jada Rance Agriscience Fair Food Products Paoli FFA/Logan Love Indiana FFA Foundation Division 1 Agriscience Fair Food Products Triton Central FFA/Katelyn Indiana FFA Foundation Division 2 Wentworth Agriscience Fair Food Products Dekalb FFA/Kylee Stout & Indiana FFA Foundation Division 3 LeAnna Shearer Agriscience Fair Food Products Prairie Heights FFA/Megan Indiana FFA Foundation Division 4 Shough & Sami Rinard Agriscience Fair Plant Systems Paoli FFA/Rachel Cadle Indiana FFA Foundation Division 1 Agriscience Fair Plant Systems Paoli FFA/Jordan Cadle Indiana FFA Foundation Division 2 Agriscience Fair Plant Systems Connersville FFA/Kenzi Dubois Indiana FFA Foundation Division 4 & Monica Wehr Agriscience Fair Power Triton Central FFA/Tim Riley Indiana FFA Foundation Systems Division 2 Agriscience Fair Social Tri County FFA/Sean Indiana FFA Foundation Systems Division 2 Harrington Agriscience Fair Social Systems Switzerland County FFA/Logan Indiana FFA Foundation Division 4 Pike & Adeli Kinne Agricultural Sales Triton Central FFA Reynolds Farm Equipment Agricultural Sales Presentation Connersville FFA/Zach Mustin Indiana FFA Foundation Animal Science West Central FFA/Eli Nielsen Indiana FFA Foundation Demonstration Chapter Meeting North Miami FFA Purdue YDAE

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT EVENTS CONTINUED... Event Category

Winner

Sponsor

Creed Speaking Frontier FFA/Dane Chapman Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc. Crops Evaluation Southmont FFA Cline Grain Dairy Evaluation North Miami FFA Foremost Farms USA Dairy Foods Evaluation Rushville FFA Dean Foods Discovery Degree Beech Grove FFA Vivayic & Indiana FFA Agricultural Issues Foundation Discovery Degree Animal & Clinton Central FFA/ Indiana FFA Foundation Food Science Demonstration Hannah McFauls Discovery Degree Soil & Franklin FFA/Doug Abney Indiana FFA Foundation Horticulture Environmental Science Demonstration Discovery Degree Public Eastern Hancock FFA/ Indiana FFA Foundation Speaking Evan White Entomology Columbia City FFA Indiana FFA Foundation Essay Tri County FFA/ Indiana FFA Foundation Dakota Westphal Exhibit Jennings County FFA Indiana FFA Foundation Extemporaneous Public Clinton Central FFA/ AgriGold Hybrids Speaking Rachel Stowers Floriculture Southmont FFA The Chaudion Family Food Science North Putnam FFA SYSCO Food Science Demonstration South Putnam FFA/Miriah Indiana FFA Foundation Cherry & Brittany Birt 4-H/FFA Forestry Eastern Hancock FFA Cole Hardwood Inc. FFA Forestry Dekalb FFA Indiana FFA Foundation Freshman Extemporaneous West Washington FFA/Parker Indiana FFA Foundation Public Speaking Armstrong Freshman Prepared Public Hope FFA/Maclyn Greenlee David & Susan Sheets Speaking Horse and Pony Evaluation Triton Central FFA Indiana FFA Foundation Horticulture Heritage FFA Indiana FFA Foundation Horticulture Science & Rushville FFA Indiana FFA Foundation Landscape Management Demonstration Job Interview Clinton Central FFA/ Castongia’s Inc. Rachel Stowers Leadership Ambassador Franklin FFA/Allie Abney Eric Steiner Family Livestock Evaluation Columbia City FFA Indiana FFA Foundation Marketing Shenandoah FFA ADM Frankfort Meats Evaluation Rushville FFA Indiana Packers Corporation Natural Resources Dekalb FFA/Rachael Haynes Hoosier Propane Demonstration & McKenna Clifford Novice Chapter Meeting Rushville FFA Indiana FFA Foundation Nursery and Landscape Heritage FFA Indiana Nursery & Landscape Association and Indianapolis Landscape Association

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT EVENTS CONTINUED... Event Category

Winner

Sponsor

Plant & Soil Science Brownstown Central FFA/ DuPont Pioneer and Demonstration Levi Bays & Kelly Martin Dan & Jennifer Maruszewski Poultry Evaluation Bellmont FFA Indiana State Poultry Association & Indiana Turkey Marketing Development Council Prepared Public Speaking Caston FFA/Derek Berkshire Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc. Quiz Bowl Hagerstown FFA Purdue YDAE Scrapbook-Multimedia Shenandoah FFA Indiana FFA Foundation Scrapbook-Traditional Prairie Heights FFA Indiana FFA Foundation Small Engines Westview FFA Ohio Technical College Soils Evaluation Franklin FFA Indiana Association of SWCD Veterinary Science 1 Bedford North Lawrence FFA Indiana FFA Foundation Veterinary Science 2 Rushville FFA Indiana FFA Foundation Welding- Top Freshman Delphi FFA/Tyler Blankenship Indiana FFA Foundation Welding-Top Sophomore South Newton FFA/ Indiana FFA Foundation Teddy Wheeler Welding-Top Junior Columbia City/Jared Lamle Indiana FFA Foundation Welding-Top Senior Knightstown FFA/Clynt Conley Indiana FFA Foundation Welding-Champion Orleans FFA Indiana FFA Foundation Beginner Team Welding-Champion Knightstown FFA Indiana FFA Foundation Advanced Team Welding-Top Overall Chapter Knightstown FFA Indiana FFA Foundation Wildlife Habitat Churubusco FFA Indiana FFA Foundation

Indiana FFA State Officers goodwill partner visits included these two FFA supporters, Dow AgroSciences and DuPont Pioneer.

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2012 AMERICAN DEGREE RECIPIENTS Cassandra Allen....................West Noble JennyAlter................................Tri-County Haley Anderson.......................Tri-County Elise Armand.....................South Decatur Matthew Armbruster...............Southmont Austin Bechtold..................... Manchester Jourdan Bender................... North Posey Brandan Bergdall....................... Bellmont David Berning.............................Heritage Allison Bever..............................Rossville Caleb Blaase........................Hagerstown Kelly Blackburn.................Prairie Heights Jessica Boyd................. Jennings County Aaron Broering...................... Jay County Andrea Brogan.........Switzerland County Nathan Buckmaster...................Rossville Matt Busald................................Rushville Jaclyn Bush.......................Clinton Prairie Danielle Chenoweth.............. Jay County Deidre Chenoweth................. Jay County Kyle Christiansen........................... Delphi Isaac Collins........................... Jay County Dani Combs...............................Rossville Casie Conley........................Knightstown Shelby Cook..............North Montgomery Sarah Correll.........................North Miami Mary Crail...................................Rossville Brenda Crosby...................Southwestern Corbin Danner.......................West Noble Morgan Dawson..................... Scottsburg Sarah Dobson..........................Tri-County Andrea Doll...............................Batesville James Driscoll........ Brownstown Central Tera Fair......................Greenfield Central Shelby Ferling............North Montgomery Nick Fleenor.................................Orleans Elizabeth Fleming.................Churubusco Chelsea Fox.............................Rochester Julie Furnish..............Switzerland County

Keaton Garrison............................ Delphi Jody Garst....................... Western Boone Amanda Gee................ Jennings County Brittany Geiger......................Churubusco Paul Gentry.............................. Whiteland Dylan Gochenour......................Rossville Hannah Goeb.......................... Whiteland Clayton Goodnight.............Clinton Prairie Joshua Griffin.................. Monroe Central Michael Hammer.....................Tri-County Lacey Hankins...........North Montgomery Gianna Hartman......................... Warsaw Jacob Heitkamp..................... Jay County Andrew Helming....................Forest Park Alex Helms........................South Decatur Ashley Hill......................................Liberty Laura Hoeing.............................Rushville Devon Hudson..................South Decatur Alex Jackson......................Clinton Prairie Fallon Jackson.............................Danville Gerald Jahnigen..................South Ripley Lauren Jernas....................Oregon-Davis Trent Johannigman...........South Decatur Erin Klaus.................................Tri-County Matt Kurtz................................... Woodlan Breanna Lawyer.......... Eastern Hancock Clayton Lear............................Tri-County Andrew Lewis.......................Hagerstown Katie Link............................... Jay County Hilary Lodge..........................Hagerstown Cody Long........................ South Putnam Jacob Mattox....................South Decatur Cody Meeks.......................... Manchester Jessica Menchhofer............South Ripley Paul Mesing............................... Bellmont Timothy Nelson............................Bremen Ross Newton....................... Hoosier Hills Jacob Oakes.........................Hagerstown Travis Olinske......... Carroll @ Ft. Wayne

Tyler Olinske........... Carroll @ Ft. Wayne Janna Oxford..........................Cloverdale Kyle Padgett......................Clinton Prairie Katelynn Penny........................ Plymouth Gayle Peters................................. Whitko Katie Pitts.......................Corydon Central BethanyPopp...............West Washington Wesley Price.......................... Jay County Logan Rinehold............................DeKalb Jason Ringer................................Bremen Rachel Schmitt................................Tipton Curtis Schwering.......................Rushville Stephanie Schwieterman...... Jay County Carl Seib.............................. North Posey Cody Shannon....................... Jay County Amara Sheldon........................Tri-County Stephanie Sherman............Perry Central Amber Shipe.................................DeKalb Maggie Shoue.......................John Glenn Jarvis Simmons...............Carroll @ Flora Zach Skiles................................Rossville Dawn Sloan...............................Rossville Stephanie Smith........................Rossville Karrisa Sparks.................. North Daviess Kassandra Sprinkle...............Lewis Cass Josh Surface..............................Rossville Megan Taylor......................... Jay County Susanna Taylor................Carroll @ Flora Jessica Tobar.........................Lewis Cass Ashley Vestal.......................South Ripley Eric Wagner...............................Rushville Scott Wakeman......................East Noble Kayleigh Warner..............DeKalb Central Sarah Welp............................Forest Park Naysa Westphal......................Tri-County Hannah Yermasek.................West Noble Nicholas Zink................................. Delphi Alexis Zobel.......................Southwestern

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PROFICIENCY RESULTS 2012-2013

Agriculture Communications Nathan DeYoung Shenandoah FFA Sponsored by: Foremost Farms USA

Agricultural Sales Entrepreneurship Kayla Bechman Franklin FFA Sponsored by: Indiana FFA Foundation

Agricultural Education Caroline Kuhn Rushville FFA Sponsored by: Scott County Farm Bureau

Agricultural Sales Placement Cara Perkins Prairie Heights FFA Sponsored by: Indiana FFA Foundation

Agricultural Mechanics Design & Fabrication Austin Ladd Rossville FFA Sponsored by: Indiana FFA Foundation

Agricultural Services Josiah Yoder Lakeland FFA Sponsored by: Reynolds Farm Equipment

Agricultural Mechanics Energy Systems Blake Reust Columbia City FFA Sponsored by: Indiana FFA Foundation Agricultural Mechanics Repair & Maintenance Entrepreneurship Ryan Schlipf Wawasee FFA Sponsored by: Indiana FFA Foundation Agricultural Mechanics Repair & Maintenance Placement Curt Dudley Liberty FFA Sponsored by: Shirk’s International

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Agricultural Processing Sean Huss Owen Valley FFA Sponsored by: Cline Grain

Agriscience Research-Integrated Systems Dakota Westphal Tri County FFA Sponsored by: Indiana FFA Foundation Agriscience Research-Plant Systems Jordan Cadle Paoli FFA Sponsored by: Indiana FFA Foundation Beef Production Entrepreneurship Adrianne Trennepohl Shenandoah FFA Sponsored by: Indiana Beef Cattle Association Beef Production Placement Kelsie Waitt Sheridan FFA Sponsored by: District I Agriculture Education Teachers


PROFICIENCY RESULTS CONTINUED... Dairy Production Entrepreneurship Briley Loggan Rushville FFA Sponsored by: Indiana FFA Foundation

Equine Science Placement Veronica Yager North Decatur FFA Sponsored by: Indiana FFA Foundation

Dairy Production Placement Annie Achen Benton Central FFA Sponsored by: Milk Promotion Services of Indiana

Fiber & Oil Crop Production Nicholas Thompson Southern Wells FFA Sponsored by: Bunge North America

Diversified Agriculture Production Jason Perkins Prairie Heights FFA Sponsored by: Ingredion Diversified Crop Production Entrepreneurship Colin Beer Wawasee FFA Sponsored by: ADM & Indiana FFA Foundation

Forage Production Dylan Nicholson West Washington FFA Sponsored by: Retired Agriculture Education Teachers Forest Management and Products Andrew Bolinger Manchester FFA Sponsored by: District X, XI and XII Agriculture Education Teachers

Diversified Crop Production Placement Austin Seng Northeast Dubois FFA Sponsored by: CF Industries Diversified Horticulture Micah Koehler-Marsh Rossville FFA Sponsored by: Indiana FFA Foundation Diversified Livestock Production Haley Verhaeghe John Glenn FFA Sponsored by: Brown Land & Hog Company and Kent Feeds Emerging Agricultural Technology Riley Lewis Prairie Heights FFA Sponsored by: Indiana FFA Foundation Environmental Science & Natural Resources Management Allie Abney Franklin FFA Sponsored by: District III Agriculture Education Teachers Equine Science Entrepreneurship Lara Eichorn Shenandoah FFA Sponsored by: John Bradley

Fruit Production Kody Myers North Miami FFA Sponsored by: District II Agriculture Education Teachers Goat Production Gretchen Keen John Glenn FFA Sponsored by: District IV, VII, and VIII Agriculture Education Teachers

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PROFICIENCY RESULTS CONTINUED... Grain Production Entrepreneurship Trevor Blankenbaker Jay County FFA Sponsored by: AgriGold Hybrids Grain Production Placement Cody Carpenter West Central FFA Sponsored by: Kokomo Grain Home and/or Community Development Mikelle Martin Castle FFA Sponsored by: Morton Buildings Landscape Management Micah Koehler-Marsh Rossville FFA Sponsored by: Indiana FFA Foundation Nursery Operations Kyleigh Mitchell Cloverdale FFA Sponsored by: Indiana FFA Foundation Outdoor Recreation Sam Shaver Southmont FFA Sponsored by: Retired Agriculture Education Teachers Poultry Production Kara Gunthrop Prairie Heights FFA Sponsored by: Hy-Line International Sheep Production Caroline Kuhn Rushville FFA Sponsored by: District V Agriculture Education Teachers Small Animal Production & Care Katie Vogel Jennings County FFA Sponsored by: Dean Warren

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Specialty Animal Production Vince Hernandez Switzerland County FFA Sponsored by: Anthony Heavin MD & Karen Nelson Heavin & Indiana FFA Foundation Specialty Crop Production Zachary Johnson Jay County FFA Sponsored by: Indiana FFA Foundation Swine Production Entrepreneurship Kathryn Pierce Shenandoah FFA Sponsored by: JBS United Swine Production Placement Samantha Homan Jay County FFA Sponsored by: JBS United Turf Grass Management John Hardin Scottsburg FFA Sponsored by: Indiana FFA Foundation Vegetable Production Jared Baird Salem FFA Sponsored by: District IX Agriculture Education Teachers Veterinary Science Andrea Bruggeman Jay County FFA Sponsored by: Indiana FFA Foundation Wildlife Production &Management Jill Ann Yager Rushville FFA Sponsored by: Indiana FFA Foundation


INDIANA FFA AND PARTNERS TOGETHER FIGHT HUNGER

Chelsea Roberts, Ceres Solutions, Lisa Chaudion, Indiana FFA

During the annual state convention at Purdue University to help give back to the communities Indiana FFA serves, FFA members and partners: Ceres Solutions, Land O Lakes, Food Finders Food Bank, Kids Against Hunger, Indiana Corn Marketing Council, Indiana Soybean Alliance, and City Barbeque packed 24,982 meals that were distributed around the world to kids suffering from hunger, 2,000 of the meals stayed locally in the Lafayette community. With more than 1 in 5 children not knowing where their next meal will come from, the battle continues. That’s why partners like Land O Lakes and others took the opportunity to sponsor the community service activities during the 84th State Convention. “This is a great opportunity to not only help fight hunger, but to work with students to better their communities, said Jeff Troike, CEO of Ceres Solutions. “We’re proud to sponsor a group of kids who are dedicated to learning more about the agriculture industry,” said Jeff Troike, CEO of Ceres Solutions. Kids Against Hunger is a program that started in 1999 with the goal to provide meals that are rich in protein, carbohydrates and vitamins that are needed to nourish both mind and body. According to Angie Mollenkopf, Director of the Kids Against Hunger program for Central Indiana, each package that is assembled contains 21 vitamins and minerals, 9 dehydrated vegetables, fortified soy and rice. When mixed with boiled water, each bag can feed six children and supplies the optimum amount of nutrition. “We’re really proud to sponsor the FFA organization that promotes such a strong sense of community service and leadership,” said Troike. “It’s important to not lose site that, though only 2% of the population is in the ag industry, that 2% is feeding the other 98%. It’s a good feeling knowing that we’re doing our part.”

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FFA BREAKFAST CLUB Kayla Hoenert

“Good memories” are what George King said was one of the most valuable things FFA gave him. King, Indiana State Secretary in 1957-58, currently lives in Florida, but he and his wife made a trip to Indiana for the yearly get together of past members serving in either district or state offices between 1954 and 1958. The custom began in 1959 when young men who had served on the state executive committee together decided to keep in touch. Fifty-four years later, the tradition continued when eight past officers met at Mel and Louis Vance’s house near Crawfordsville. Also in attendance this year included: Kenny Orem, State Treasurer 1957-58; Jerry Rulon, State Secretary 1955-56, State President 1956-57, and National Central Region Vice President 1957-58; A Wayne Drake, State Secretary 1954-55, State President 1955-56; Mel Vance, State Sentinel 195657; Charles Jackson, State President 1954-55 and the oldest officer in the group; Mac Martin, State Vice President 1956-57; Frank Gladden, District President 1955-56. State Officers myself, Kayla Hoenert and Rebekah Frey along with Indiana FFA Leadership Center Director, Joe Park represented Indiana FFA . From the moment we entered the house until we left, the conversations about FFA and agriculture never ceased. At lunch, the women claimed one table while the men told countless stories across the other one. Even the wives, who at the time were not allowed to join FFA, spoke of the benefits of being a member. “We don’t have anything more in common than we do with [each other],” Joyce Orem said when talking about the group and their long standing tradition. The men jovially tested us on our FFA knowledge and reminded us that had we been high school students in their era, we would not be in the position we are today. Mr. Rulon went so far as to say that the FFA got along just fine without women. As one who encounters these comments quite often, I was quick to remind him that the FFA may have gotten along, but in 1969 it began to thrive. A smile spread across his face as men and women alike let out a chuckle. Knowledge and wisdom filled the room as Rebekah and I questioned these wise ole owls about what FFA means to them. Mr. Martin was quick to hit the nail on the head: “Leadership. Nothing is more important than people being able to get in front of a group of people and express themselves with confidence.” Listening to these veteran agriculturists discuss and reminisce on days gone by when National Convention was in Kansas City and one could hold a conversation with President Truman by simply walking up to him on the street, stopping by his officer, or chasing him down in an airport, made me smile. Confidence, fellowship, and teamwork were included in the list of most valuable things FFA teaches students. There is no doubt the consensus in the room was that FFA helps achieve career success across all the career pathways. FFA may have been more agriculture oriented when these men were active members, but they realized that FFA is a pathway to leadership, confidence, and a wide variety of careers. One item of business discussed was where to host next year’s gathering. For the first time, our very own Leadership Center will have the honor of hosting the group. And what an honor it truly is. This group of past officers is a living testimony to the lasting impact FFA has on its members. At a recent conference banquet at the center, a guest speaker elaborated on the true meaning of the FFA motto. He said the four lines of the FFA motto are comparable to the four steps we go through as we grow in FFA. These eight men have definitely progressed through the four steps: Learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live, and living to serve. They are picturesque role models for past, current, and future members. Walking into the house meant entering into a truly “FFA” atmosphere. Even after the integration of females, a name change, and many other evolutions in the past 50 years, that FFA hospitality has stayed the same. The couples joked that Rebekah and I must have drawn the short stick to be the ones hanging out with a group of has beens. But in reality the pleasure was ours.

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INDIVIDUAL GIVING 2012-2013 PARTNERS ($100-$249)

Steve Clark Greg & Dena Schmitt Kevin & Lisa Stockwell Delmar Johnson Gary & Debbie Stuckey Jim & Lois Cummings Ken Brashaber Kyle & Jill Kohlhagen Scott & Maureen Deno Sheila & John Heidenreich Paul & Heidi Jacobs Cathy Arthur Mike Caffee Eric & Natalie Schilling Hugh Dunn Joe Martin Max Rodibaugh Katie Robertson Pepper Lon Garriott Craig & Cindy Achen Randy & Annette Miller Aaron & Shanna Johnson Ben & Marie Whirledge Beverly Hankenhoff Blake Hackman Brad & Ingrid Kohlhagen Carey & Wendy Davis Charles & Emma Jean Terril Charles Canary Clark Beard Darrell & Paige Allen David Reese David & Rhonda Etherington David Burgess David Ridenour Dean Malcolm Delbert Kilgas Dennis & Rebecca Caffee Don Haberlin Don Hudson Donald Villwock Duane & Jane Huge Ellsworth Christmas Elmer Haggerty Eric & Becky O’Farrell Garry& Jan Heshelman Gary Mosbaugh Gerald Jackson J.A. Scott Farms Jacob Riley James K. Stephenson Jeanna Eppley Jerry & Susan Peters Joe Huntsman Joseph Federer

Judy Kay Pankow Kathy Mayberry Kenneth Culp Kevin Garling Kimberly Hoeing Linda Eller Liza Moore Michele Spencer Othmar J. Schroeder Raymond & Orlean Smolek Richard Moore Robert & Joyce Lyons Ryan & Kaitlin Nigh Scott Jacobs Shane Storey Steve & Joyce Inman Sylvia Rust Tami Neighbors Travis & Rose Scherer Wayne Stanley William Beeler William McFee Roger Tormoehlen

CONTRIBUTORS ($1-$99)

Beverly Torrez Casie Conley Jacob Mattox Josh & Stephanie Merrill Rachel Schmitt Sarah Correll Steven & Melissa May Travis Olinske Edie Krueckeberg Patti Keith Aaron Anson Alan Neidlinger Anthony Bailey Carl Scott Chad Sickbert Charles Hines Dan Arnholt David Crosby David Taylor Della Logan Doris Hackman Dorothy Winchester Franki Zile Glenn & Theresa Noll Gwen Mize Imogene Clerget James & Vicki Loughmiller Jason & Kim Stockment Keith Berry Kenneth & Alma Spangle Kenneth Smolek Kyle Malcolm Lawrence Ferree Lela Moss

Lonnie Mason Marty Braley Mel Vance R&F Kissel Farms Inc. R.D. Wolheter Reuben & Joyce Kissel Richard Wyrick Rick Nagel Robert Martin Robert Poynter Roger & Doris Knight Roger Keel Sam Zuckschwerdt Stacie Warner Thomas Hinshaw Thomas Roney Tim Chapman William McVay Richard Walker David Beck Ronald & Susan May Brian & Dawn Johnson Richard Olcott Ben Weiss Bridget Hoffman Carol Jeanne Mehrings Carolyn Bitzer Charles Jackson Cindy Johnson Dan & Carol Goar Darrel Barber Don Gard Greg Duvall James & Alfreda Wesner James & Shirley Swim James & Trudi Souligne Janice Schuette Jena Caylor Kay Hall Kent & Cathy Crosby Kyle & Ashley Culp Larry Vandenberg Lelan McReynolds Marilyn Paschen Patrick Pfeifer Robert & Jan McTaggart Wayne McNabb Carol Lee Bick & Tina Wheeldon Child Care Network Jonathon Agee T. Lyle & Judith Skaros Todd Pastor John King Frank & Nadine Walker Kenneth & Margaret Bales Suanne Larson William & Georgia Sheldon Jr. Bobby J Wade Jr.

GOLD PARTNERS ($1,000-$9,999) Doug Vawter Brian & Elisha Buchanan John Bradley Chaudion Family Kevin & Anna Ariens Nels Ackerson Mark & Ann Timm Family Timothy Engle Amir Faghih Mark Law Scott & Lynn Moore Steve and Sandy Hageman Robert & Francene Juncker Jeff & Sondra Lehman Family Chad & Summer Goldman Seth Doctor Bryan Webb Family Dan & Jennifer Maruszewski David & Susan Sheets Dean Warren Eric Steiner Family

SILVER PARTNERS ($500-$999)

John Broesamle Gary & Jean Geswein Anthony & Karen Heavin David Allen Jack & Linda Simmerman Jason Morehouse Lawrence Beck Matt & Melissa Rekeweg Phil Corey Tyler & Linda Tuttle

BRONZE PARTNERS ($250-$499) David & Trinity Lease Lynn & Lisa Reinhart Beth Kreeger Tyler Tenbarge Don & Carolyn Rekeweg Jason & Terri Zimmerman Joe Emling Linda Maxie Ryan & Denise Mills Joe Park Barbara Purkhiser Joe McCain Matthew & Mitzi Macaluso Mike & Raylee Honeycutt Paul & Kathie Donaldson

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State Stars

STATE STARS 2013 Heather Lehe-State Star in Agriscience Heather’s Agriscience SAE involves experiments in the areas of chemical batteries, solar energy, fuels, and energy usage. Heather has competed at The National FFA Convention Agriscience Fair representing Indiana proudly. Her success lies in her continued interest in learning more about her experiments.

Katie Huffman-State Star in Agribusiness Katie has developed an agribusiness SAE along with her brother by owning, operating, and managing a fall farm market. Katie raises mums, pumpkins, gourds, broom corn, and Indian corn to sell along with a wide variety of floral and wood craft items.

Zach Young –State Star in Agricultural Placement Zachary’s SAE involves providing a large amount of the labor required for the family’s farming operation which includes 5,000 acres of crops, 1,300 head of feeder cattle, and 5,000 head of feeder pigs. He has plans of taking on more management responsibilities in the future.

Morgan Thomson-State Star Farmer Morgan has worked hard to develop an outstanding base of shorthorn cattle presently owning 7 cows, 2 heifers, and 8 calves. She enjoys exhibiting the animals she raises all around the country in livestock shows, and she contributes her success to the wisdom of her family’s fifth generation farm.

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The Indiana FFA Alumni plays a very important part in keeping agricultural education and FFA programs in our local schools. FFA relies on its alumni to garner support for FFA from their local communities, raise funds for chapter activities and scholarships, assist at FFA leadership camps and conferences, and much more. The Indiana FFA Alumni is committed to grow its membership to empower past FFA members, supporters, and family members to be advocates for their local agricultural education programs and the State FFA Association. During the annual business meeting at the 2013 State FFA Convention, the following individuals were elected to the 2013-2014 council: President: Mike Honeycutt President-Elect: Travis Olinske Past-President: Justin McKain Section I Representative: Laney Kratz Section II Representative: Melissa Keown Section III Representative: Marty Matlock Section IV Representative: Katie Pitts Agricultural Higher Education Representative: Daniel Gottschalk, Purdue University Agricultural Policy, Producer, or Leadership Organization Representative: Courtney Rude, Indiana Farm Bureau Agricultural Business and Industry Representative: Bruce Kettler, Beck’s Hybrids Indiana Association of Agricultural Educators Representative: Kari Roberts, Union County High School Immediate Past State Officer Representative: Brandan Bergdall, 2012-2013 State Sentinel

COLLEGIATE FFA The purpose of the Collegiate FFA is to enhance the collegiate experience through service and engagement to create premier leaders, enable personal growth, and ensure career success. Collegiate FFA provides a number of professional development opportunities to help students get an edge in today’s job market. Whether students are looking for a career in education or industry, Collegiate FFA has what they need to jump start their career. The Collegiate FFA chapters in Indiana have been busy serving their local communities, High School FFA programs and advocating for the agriculture industry. The Wabash Valley Ivy Tech Collegiate FFA hosts an invitational livestock competition for High School FFA members, giving them an opportunity to polish their skills before the area and state livestock CDE’s. Purdue Collegiate FFA celebrates SWAG (See What Agriculture Gives) week with a booth showcasing the importance of agriculture in people’s lives. Vincennes Collegiate FFA makes and sells Christmas wreaths to raise funds to help pay for their many other activities. Indiana FFA is proud to be able to offer this opportunity to students in our state’s agricultural post secondary education institutions.

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Alumni & Collegiate FFA

INDIANA FFA ALUMNI

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2012-2013 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS LEADERSHIP AMBASSADOR Sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America Alexandra Abney-Franklin FFA

STATE OFFICER SCHOLARSHIP

Partners contribute to show their appreciation for the officers’ year of service to the Indiana FFA. Sponsors include: IAAE Fruit Sales, Bob & Francene Juncker, Boone County Farm Bureau, Farm Credit Mid-America, and Gary & Jean Geswein, and Indiana FFA Foundation.

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display this plate on passenger cars, trucks up to 11,000 pounds, motorcycles, and recreational vehicles. This is an excellent way to support Indiana FFA students by purchasing an Indiana FFA License Plate, dollars generated from this activity goes to the License Plate Scholarship Fund! These scholarships are recognized annually during the Indiana FFA State Convention.

Sarah Biberstine............Adams Central FFA Brittany Lotter.................Adams Central FFA Andrea Doll............................ Batesville FFA Brandan Bergdall....................Bellmont FFA Casey Krueckeberg................Bellmont FFA Amber Sparenberg....... Benton Central FFA Cameron Mann-State President- Ashley Lewis............................... Carroll FFA Cloverdale FFA Katelyn Miller............................. Caston FFA Katherine Spencer -State Secretary- Lindsay Davis................Clinton Central FFA South Putnam FFA Cameron Mann.................... Cloverdale FFA Marshall Perkins-State Northern Region Kaitlyn Hoevener...............Crothersville FFA Vice President-Prairie Heights FFA Fallon Jackson..........................Danville FFA Briley Fichter-State Southern Region Vice Michaela Grunkemeyer.....East Central FFA PresidentJessica Hopf.......................Forest Park FFA Mallarie Stookey-State Treasurer-Warsaw Hannah Epple.....................Forest Park FFA FFA Alexandra Abney.........Franklin Comm. FFA Shelby Riley-State Reporter-Hamilton Taylor Rexing............. Gibson Southern FFA Kelly Beeker..........................Greenfield FFA Southeastern FFA Christin Kettler...........Hamilton Heights FFA Brandan Bergdall -State Sentinel- Shelby Riley..... Hamilton Southeastern FFA Bellmont FFA Connor Scheumann................ Heritage FFA Anna Muhlenkamp..............Jay County FFA STATE FAIR SCHOLARSHIP Shelbi Louck........................Jay County FFA To reward outstanding FFA members Katie Vogel........................ Jennings Co FFA who have benefited themselves and the Amy Burbrink.................... Jennings Co FFA Indiana FFA by contributing to the Indiana Haley Verhaghe.................. John Glenn FFA Joseph Plunkett................... Lebanon FFA FFA Pavilion and its activities at the State Luke Everett........................ Lebanon FFA Fair. Scholarships are awarded at State Jessica Cain.........................Madison FFA FFA Convention. Application information can come from a culmination of FFA years Mariah Carnes......................Madison FFA Bailey Laub...........................Madison FFA of involvement with the FFA Pavilion. The Taylor Napier........................Madison FFA Country Market proceeds help support Neil Underwood...............Manchester FFA this scholarship area. Staci Dwelle................. Mount Vernon FFA Rachel Hoffman............... N E Dubois FFA Laura Crosby, Southwestern-Shelby FFA Paydon Kautzman.. North Montgomery FFA Cameron Mann, Cloverdale FFA Valerie Scott................ North Putnam FFA Adam Marvell, Delphi FFA Tyler Schenck................ Owen Valley FFA Ethan McNeely, Scottsburg FFA Rachel Need........................ Rossville FFA Ryan Schupf, Wawasee FFA Micah Koehler-Marsh.......... Rossville FFA Katherine Spencer, South Putnam FFA Caroline Kuhn......................Rushville FFA Ethan McNeely................. Scottsburg FFA Katherine Spencer.......South Putnam FFA INDIANA FFA LICENSE PLATE Logan Pell..................South Putnam FFA SCHOLARSHIP Samuel Truss.................. Southwood FFA This plate is available online through Heather Lehe.....................Tri County FFA http://www.in.gov/bmv/2785.htm, at Alisha Bahler.....................Tri County FFA license branches, and at other customer Tierney Spiker...................Tri County FFA service locations. The cost of the FFA Michaela Long.................Turkey Run FFA license plate includes vehicle registration Hannah Clinton............... Washington FFA fees and taxes, a group fee of $25, and Carlene Wechter..............West Noble FFA an administrative fee of $15. You may


FFA FOUNDATION CHRISTMAS PARTY The Foundation is always looking for ways to say thank you to those who have given their time, talent and treasure to the FFA. This year, the Foundation chose one way to say thank you by celebrating the holiday season at the FFA Center with the FFA staff, current and past state officers, and the top sponsors of the Indiana FFA. The FFA staff decked out the FFA Center Lodge, complete with live Christmas trees donated by Dull’s Christmas Tree Farm, and held the first annual Indiana FFA Foundation Christmas Party on December 14, 2012. Those in attendance were able to tour the state officer house renovations, engage fellowship with each other over a delicious meal and hear the Voices of Franklin sing many familiar favorites and new Christmas carols. The party was such a success, the Foundation will continue this tradition and grow it in the future. Be on the lookout —your invitation to the 2013 Indiana FFA Foundation Christmas party might be in the mail soon!

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Give Hope

GIVE HOPE MEMORIAL DEDICATED DOYLE K. RULON In 1987, Lee Roy and Jerry Rulon gave $3000 and later an additional $3350 memory of their brother Doyle Rulon. These dollars were never put in a permanent fund as their family had intended. September 19, 2012, the Indiana FFA Foundation Board moved to dedicate $12,000 dollars to an annuity fund that has been established for the Indiana FFA Leadership Center called Give Hope. This fund was established a few years earlier to eventually become an endowment for the Indiana FFA Leadership Center. This brought the annuity up to $130,782.01 in June, 2013. Thank you to the Rulon Family for their dedication to the Indiana FFA and contributing these dollars on behalf of their family.

Chapters & Individuals that Donated to the Give Hope Fund in 2012-2013 Bedford North Lawrence FFA Gibson Southern FFA North Daviess FFA Rulon Family Tyler Tenbarge

Chaudion Family Greenfield Central FFA Robert & Francene Juncker Tri-County FFA

MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS Remembering a friend, teacher or loved one with a memorial gift is appropriate anytime. Memorials in 2012-13 are listed below.

Giver

In Memory of

Clinton Prairie FFA.............................Bill Fox Richard Wyrick...................................Bill Fox Sheila & John Heidenreich............................ .............................................Carrie Clayburn Anthony Bailey...................Dan Countryman PV Winter Seed Services.............................. ................................... Danny Lee Overmyer Judy K. Pankow........................David Dailey Barabara Purkhiser............... Don Purkhiser Carol Jeanne Mehrings......... Don Purkhiser Carol Lee Bick & Tina Wheeldon.................. ............................................... Don Purkhiser Duane & Jane Huge.............. Don Purkhiser Frank & Nadine Walker......... Don Purkhiser Gary & Jean Geswein........... Don Purkhiser Hugh Dunn............................. Don Purkhiser Imogene Clerget.................... Don Purkhiser James & Alfreda Wesner....... Don Purkhiser Joe Park................................. Don Purkhiser Kay Hall.................................. Don Purkhiser Ken Brashaber....................... Don Purkhiser Kenneth & Alma Spangle...... Don Purkhiser Kenneth & Margaret Bales.... Don Purkhiser

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Kenneth Smolek.................... Don Purkhiser Kent & Cathy Crosby............. Don Purkhiser Lelan McReynolds................. Don Purkhiser Marilyn Paschen.................... Don Purkhiser Raymond & Orlean Smolek.. Don Purkhiser Robert & Francene Juncker.. Don Purkhiser Ronald & Susan May............ Don Purkhiser Steven & Melissa May........... Don Purkhiser T. Lyle & Judith Skaros.......... Don Purkhiser William McVay....................... Don Purkhiser Cindy Johnson................. Everett McCauley Larry Vandenberg..........Everett Vanderberg Child Care Network...................Jacob Vogel Linda Eller........................................Jeff Eller Hugh Dunn...................................Joan Dunn Joseph Federer......................Linda Federer Keith Berry............................... Loretta Berry Stacie Warner........................LuAnn Warner Doris Hackman................. Roland Hackman Brian & Dawn Johnson.................................. ......................... South Ripley FFA Members Kenneth Culp................................Suzy Culp R & F Kissel Farms, Inc...........William Davis


DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS Mr. Glen Jones

Mr. Glen Jones has dedicated his time, skills, and talents to furthering student success and agricultural education in Indiana. While he has had extreme success in the competitive arenas of FFA, he is best appreciated when his other accomplishments and contributions are considered. Mr. Jones has served as a teacher, advisor, mentor, and friend to thousands of students as an agriculture teacher at Fairfield and North Miami High Schools. He has built confidence and inspired success for countless youth by encouraging them to get involved in not just competitions, but in service and supervised agricultural experiences as well. Mr. Jones has never allowed the competitive nature of FFA to trump his true passion for teaching. He has also exhibited his dedication to improving the state-wide program by serving on multiple career development event committees. He will be retiring from North Miami High School after 23 years of service upon the conclusion of convention. His tenure at North Miami was marked with successes in all aspects of agricultural education. Mr. Jones was the advisor to five state officers and countless state executive committee members and district officers. He also coached dozens of state champion career development event teams, including national-qualifying soil judging teams for 22 of his 23 years at North Miami. In addition, Mr. Jones coached three dairy cattle evaluation teams that qualified for the international competition at the Royal Highlands Show in Edinburgh, Scotland and nationalqualifying teams in poultry evaluation almost every year in addition to several nationalqualifying parliamentary procedure teams. He has also instructed and advised over 100 Hoosier Degree recipients over the years. Mr. Jones’s heart for Indiana FFA is hard to match, and it was a pleasure to reward him with his Distinguished Service Award.

Mr. Joe Park

Mr. Joe Park is a former FFA advisor and agriculture educator, avid FFA supporter, and is currently the Indiana FFA Leadership Center Director. Mr. Park taught at Henryville High School for one year, and taught at Indian Creek High School for 42 years. Mr. Park has served as Indiana’s Vocational Agriculture Teacher’s Association President in the past. He has served two terms on the Indiana FFA Foundation Board, and he currently sits on the Leadership Center Committee. Mr. Park has been named as Indian Creek’s Outstanding Teacher during his tenure there. He was the coordinator of District VIII FFA fruit sales for over 20 years. Mr. Park is known in Johnson, Morgan, and Brown County as the man who makes homemade ice cream and grills pork chops. He has made countless gallons of homemade ice cream to be sold at the Johnson County Fair as one of Indian Creek FFA’s fundraisers. He has also grilled thousands of pork chops for FFA functions and events at the FFA Leadership Center. Mr. Park instilled high aspirations in his students with 32 receiving their Hoosier Degrees and 21 receiving their American Degrees. Park has had dozens of State winning CDE’s, and the chapter was in the Top 10 in the state for Foundation Chapter donor nearly every year he taught. Park coordinated the Indian Creek FFA Soils and Parliamentary Procedure Invitational for 20 and ten years respectively. Throughout his teaching career Mr. Park had four state officers, and two National Officers, one being National President. He also had a National Chorus and Band member, a National Proficiency winner, a National Soils judging team, and a National Parliamentary Procedures team. Among his many accomplishments, he inspired four of his students to become educators. Mr. Park also does a lot of work for the FFA Leadership Center. He is in charge of maintaining the FFA center and booking events at the Leadership Center. His service to the Indiana FFA does not go unnoticed, and we were pleased to present him with his Distinguished Service Award!

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INDIANA FFA COUNTRY MARKET

The Indiana FFA Country Market raised $85,000 in 2012-2013.

The Indiana FFA Country Market is the annual fundraising event held at the Indiana FFA Pavilion at the Indiana State Fair. Over 40 vendors with Indiana based agricultural products are available for sale in the market. Items range from peanut butter fudge, flavored popcorn, soap, soy candles and fair goers favorite, ice cream! Jarden Home Brands is one of the market’s sponsors and donates Ball canning items to be sold. This is a member driven activity where students learn how to market products, manage student schedules, and receive sales training by employees from Elanco. At the completion of the fair, students receive a Certificate of Completion in Sales Training. Dollars generated at the Country Market go towards scholarships and support Indiana FFA 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! Approximately 260,000 fair-goers enjoy the market every year.

FT. WAYNE FARM SHOW

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Sponsored by Indiana AgriNews and Tradexpos, Inc. the Indiana FFA again had another record breaking year generating $17,600 at the Ft. Wayne Farm Show Benefit Auction. Area businesses and tradeshow exhibitors donate 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 look forward to another great year in 2014, stop by and support Indiana FFA at this great event!


PAGE DAY AT THE INDIANA STATEHOUSE DURING NATIONAL FFA WEEK, FEBRUARY 18, 2013 During National FFA Week members of the Indiana FFA filled the state house with blue and gold while serving as pages for the legislators. Governor Pence signed a proclamation declaring February 16-23 National FFA Week in Indiana. Both the House and Senate were in session. FFA members had the opportunity to have their pictures taken with their local legislator(s) and enjoyed a lunch sponsored by the Indiana Soybean Alliance. FFA members talked with their senators and representatives about the FFA, agriculture education and the Indiana FFA Leadership Center. Members shared their personal experiences and how the FFA has made an impact on their lives. Many legislators also shared their personal stories about why they support FFA.

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STATE CONVENTION CHAPTER FUN NIGHT An important part of the Indiana FFA State Convention is allowing members to take a break from the hectic schedule of competing in leadership contests and career development events, and attending general sessions to have fun with other members. The perfect opportunity for this was Monday evening at Chapter Fun Night which was sponsored by Sullivan County FFA Alumni, where FFA members from all over the state gathered to eat delicious homemade ice cream donated by Joe Park, try their hand at dunking state officers, FFA Alumni and advisors in the dunk tank donated by Delphi FFA, listen to former FFA member Daniel Epperson sing country music, navigate the obstacle courses the U. S. Army had set up, play some corn hole or try to throw a football like a Colts player. “Turnout was double what we expected,“ State Secretary, Katherine Spencer said. She noted that through the financial contributions from FFA members, advisors, and staff, they collected through dunking their favorite people, exceeded their goal of raising $200 for the Give Hope campaign (an annuity for the future of the Leadership Center), for a total of $495. Additionally FFA members enjoyed the chance to get-to-know each other a little better and loved the time to relax and unwind.

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TOP 10 CHAPTERS

SUPERIOR CHAPTERS

Caston Cloverdale Clinton Central Dekalb North Montgomery Prairie Heights Owen Valley Shenandoah Southmont Switzerland County

All Gold, Silver, and Bronze Chapters plus: East Noble Hagerstown Southern Wells

2012-13 New Chapter Charter • Beech Grove FFA Chapter

Living to Serve Safety InitiativeSponsored by DuPont Pioneer

SILVER CHAPTERS

1. Jay County 2. Carroll @ Ft. Wayne 3. Crothersville 4. North Montgomery 5. Liberty

Carroll @ Flora Carroll @ Ft. Wayne Delphi Churubusco Columbia City Jay County Woodian Scottsburg Rossville Tri County

Living to Serve Community Initiative - Sponsored by CHS Foundation & Indiana Statewide Rural Electric Cooperatives 1. Cloverdale 2. Carroll @ Fort Wayne 3. Crothersville 4. Shenandoah 5. Jay County 6. North Montgomery 7. Liberty 8. Southmont 9. Tri-County 10. Sheridan

BRONZE CHAPTERS

Eastbrook Heritage Hills Forest Park Franklin County Liberty Manchester Mt. Vernon @ Mt. Vernon McCutcheon Tipton Warsaw

Top Chapters

NATIONAL CHAPTER AWARDS TOP 30 INDIANA CHAPTERS

West Washington

MODELS OF INNOVATION Student Chapter Clinton Central Dekalb Shenandoah Switzerland Co.

Clinton Central Cloverdale Owen Valley Switzerland Co.

Community

Caston Prairie Heights Shenandoah Southmont

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National Scholarships

2013 FFA NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS Annie Achen.............................Benton Central HS............... Archer Daniels Midland Company David Allen................................Lanesville Jr-Sr HS ...................... Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough Matthew Armbruster.................Southmont Jr-Sr HS................................................ CNH Capital Joseph Barrow.........................Corydon Central HS..................... Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough Kayla Bechman........................Franklin Community HS...... Fifth Third Bank of Central Indiana Anne Beer.................................Wawasee HS.................................................John Deere Dealer Zedekiah Bickett.......................Tri County HS........................................................AGCO Dealer Sarah Bruce.............................Tri County HS........................................................AGCO Dealer Andrea Bruggeman.................Jay County HS.................................................Tyson Foods, Inc. Shaylee Burnside.....................Jennings County HS....................................... Rose Acre Farms Erin Bush..................................Franklin Community HS................................John Deere Dealer Darren Cain..............................Seymour HS.................................................RAM Trucks Dealer Zachary Carter.........................Trinity Lutheran ............................................RAM Trucks Dealer Walter Chitty.............................Frontier HS....................................................... Rose Acre Farms Braden Clawson.......................Delphi Community HS.......... Archer Daniels Midland Company Tracey Clifford..........................Dekalb HS............................Tractor Supply - Growing Scholars Abigail Cohagan.......................Argos HS....................................... Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough Britt Copeland...........................Madison HS.........................Tractor Supply - Growing Scholars Laura Crosby............................Southwestern HS..........................................John Deere Dealer Kayla Cunningham..................Tipton HS...................................... Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough Jonathan Daron.......................North Montgomery HS............. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. Jill Dirksen................................Jay County HS.............................. Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough Taylor Embry............................Hope FFA......................................................RAM Trucks Dealer Logan Endicott.........................North Montgomery HS..........................................AGCO Dealer Kurtis Fisher.............................West Washington HS....................................John Deere Dealer Jacquelyn Hackman ...............Trinity Lutheran HS.......................................RAM Trucks Dealer Andrew Helming.......................Forest Park HS........................................................ CNH Capital Acacia Herr...............................Southern Wells HS............... Archer Daniels Midland Company Kayla Hoenert...........................North Posey HS......................................................Beck’s Hybrid Blair Hooser..............................WM Henry Harrison HS......Tractor Supply - Growing Scholars Mallory Huffer...........................Rossville HS................................................NAPA AUTO PARTS Jackson Johnson.....................Southern Wells HS........................................John Deere Dealer Kelsey Johnson........................North Decatur HS......................... Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough Micaela Johnson......................East Centraol HS.......................... Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough Tyler Johnson...........................Colunbia City HS...................................................AGCO Dealer Clate Kaiser..............................Brownstown HS.............................................John Deere Dealer Jordan Kent..............................Jennings County HS................ Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. Kyleigh Kimbrell........................Hamilton Southeastern HS.......... Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough Kaleb Kramer...........................North Decatur HS..........................................John Deere Dealer Wyatt Krom...............................Union County HS.......................... Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough Holly Laker................................Batesville FFA........................................................AGCO Dealer Elizabeth Lecher......................North Decatur HS.................................................... CNH Capital

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NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS CONTINUED... Casondra Lehmann.................Owen Valley FFA.................Tractor Supply - Growing Scholars Rachel Lloyd.............................Clinton Prairie HS............................................ Rose Acre Farms Marissa Lorenz.........................Fairfield Jr-Sr HS.................Tractor Supply - Growing Scholars Eli Martin...................................Brownstown HS............................................... Rose Acre Farms Jared Maudlin...........................West Washington HS................... Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough Elizabeth Mcgaughey..............John Glenn HS..............................................John Deere Dealer Jacob McNab...........................Mount Vernon HS..........................................John Deere Dealer Alex Miller.................................Tippecanoe Valley HS...................................John Deere Dealer Emily Miller...............................N Harrison HS............................... Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough Josh Miller.................................South Decatur HS........................ Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough Jared Monce.............................Manchester Community HS........ PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation Victoria Morey..........................John Glenn HS....................Tractor Supply - Growing Scholars Audrey Neuman.......................Rushville HS................................ Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa Dexter Odle..............................North Montgomery HS..........................................AGCO Dealer Michaela Orme.........................Rushville HS..........................................................AGCO Dealer Lucas Patterson.......................Boonville HS..........................................................AGCO Dealer Marshall Perkins.......................Prairie Heights.....................Tractor Supply - Growing Scholars Wesley Pottschmidt.................Brownstown HS............................ Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough Katie Reece..............................Lincoln HS......................................................John Deere Dealer Katelyn Reier............................Jay County HS...................................... Robert Eggert Memorial Kaitlyn Rumsey........................West Central HS.............................................. Rose Acre Farms Von Erick Alfonzo Sandoval....South Adams HS.......................... Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough Daniel Scales...........................Caston FFA................................... Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough Andrea Seifert..........................Mount Vernon HS........................................... Rabo AgriFinance Chad Seipel..............................Corydon Central HS..................................... John Deere Dealer Micaela Sheldon......................Tri-County HS...................... Fifth Third Bank of Central Indiana Shelby Sigman.........................Benton Central HS......................Monty’s Plant Food Company Carlie Skaggs...........................Eastern HS.................................... Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough Savannah Steinke....................Rensselaer HS.....................Tractor Supply - Growing Scholars Mallarie Stookey.......................Warsaw HS...............Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) Kailee Taylor.............................Heritage Hills HS...................................................AGCO Dealer Gabrielle Teter..........................Owen Valley FFA.................................................AGCO Finance Morgan Tomson.......................South Decatur HS........................ Ford Trucks/Built Ford Tough Hayden Wilder..........................Tri County HS................... Fastline Publications (4 year school) Anna Will...................................North Posey HS.................... Archer Daniels Midland Company Emily Wyrick.............................Clinton Central HS.......................................... Rabo AgriFinance

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2013 CHAPTER DONOR RECOGNITION

BIG

10 chapter

DONORS

Western Wayne,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,1 Southern Wells,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,2 Greenfield Central,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,3 Prairie Heights,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,4 Delphi,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,5 Tipton,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,6 North Newton,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,7 Benton Central,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,8 North Decatur,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,9 South Newton,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,10

Gold Chapter Donor North Miami Mt. Vernon @ Mt. Vernon North Harrison Southmont Woodlan Angola Jennings County Clinton Prairie Knightstown Triton Central Indian Creek Tri County Jay County Hagerstown Southridge Madison Gibson Southern Silver Chapter Donor Sullivan Seymour Rochester Northeastern Wayne North Daviess Hamilton Southeastern Hoosier Hills Penn Harris Madison South Putnam Scottsburg Brownstown Central Heritage Hills Forest Park Tri High Bellmont Rushville Shenandoah Martinsville LaVille Manchester

Switzerland County Warsaw Northeast Dubois Owen Valley Monroe Central Rossville Clinton Central East Central Columbia City Lewis Cass North Posey Perry Central Bronze Chapter Donor Lakeland Cloverdale Eastbrook Westview Western Heritage Castle Greensburg South Spencer Liberty-Union County South Decatur Wawasee Danville Sheridan Rensselear Shakamak Huntington North Paoli Southwestern Shelby Bremen North Putnam Boonville West Washington Winchester Eastside White River Valley Twin Lakes

Orleans Argos Bloomfield Eastern Greene McCutcheon North Montgomery Northwood Pike Central Tippecanoe Valley Garrett Eastern Franklin Community Carroll @ Flora Washington Dekalb Batesville Kankakee Valley Crothersville Reitz Eastern Hancock Blue River Valley Adams Central Delta Connersville Lowell Northview Franklin County Salem Caston Northfield Jac-Cen-Del Oregon-Davis Southwood John Glenn East Noble Western Boone Hamilton Heights Union City North Judson Mt. Vernon @ Fortville Springs Valley Crawford County Whitko

Norwell Triton Lanesville Frankton Oak Hill Frontier Churubusco Fountain Central Riverton Parke Linton Stockton South Central Milan Central Noble Fairfield Turkey Run Columbus Randolph Southern STAR Academy West Central Pendleton Heights Eminence West Noble Carroll @ Ft. Wayne North Knox Hope Seeger Corydon Central Whiteland Maconaquah New Washington Lapel Beech Grove Plymouth

This $10,000 check was presented to the Indiana FFA Leadership Center. Pictured L to R: Don Villwock, President of Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc.; Cameron Mann, President of Indiana FFA; Katherine Spencer, Secretary Indiana FFA; Brandan Bergdall, Indiana FFA Sentinel; Joe Park, FFA Leadership Center Director; and from Farm Bureau Insurance Jerry Canada, Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer.

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85TH NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION National Proficiency Winner

Kayleigh Warner, Dekalb Central FFA – Agriscience Research – Integrated Systems

National Proficiency Finalists

Sloan R. Griggs, Shenandoah FFA – Agricultural Communications – Entrepreneurship/Placement Kara Gunthorp, Prairie Heights FFA – Agricultural Processing Entrepreneurship/Placement Ashley Kincaid, Southmont FFA Agriscience Research – Animal Systems Jon D. Liechty, South Adams FFA – Diversified Livestock Production Entrepreneurship/Placement Gabriel Diedriech, Danville FFA – Emerging Agricultural Technology - Entrepreneurship/Placement Andrew Minnich, Jay County FFA – Poultry Production Entrepreneurship/Placement Marissa Murrell, Jay County FFA – Wildlife Production and Management - Entrepreneurship/Placement

National Officer Candidate Final Round- Micah Matlock, Knightstown FFA

National Chapter Awards – Models of Innovation Shenandoah FFA- Middletown, IN

National Chapter Awards – Model of Excellence

Southmont FFA- Crawfordsville, IN

National Chapter Awards

—3 Star Carroll@Flora HS FFA Clinton Central HS FFA Jay County HS FFA North Montgomery HS FFA Owen Valley HS FFA Plymouth HS FFA Prairie Heights HS FFA Shenandoah HS FFA Southmont HS FFA Switzerland County HS FFA Western Boone HS FFA Woodlan HS FFA —2 Star Churubusco HS FFA Columbia City HS FFA Delphi HS FFA Eastbrook HS FFA Tri County HS FFA

Career Development Events

—Gold Emblem Ag Communications Shenandoah FFA (4th Team) Ag Issues Forum- Shenandoah FFA (4th Team) Dairy Evaluation- Prairie Heights FFA (7th Team) Dairy Cattle Handler Activity Annie Achen - Benton Central FFA (3rd individual) Floriculture- Southmont FFA (15th team) Horse Evaluation- Hamilton Southeastern FFA (5th Team) Horse Evaluation – Hannah Allaben - Hamilton Southeast FFA (5th Individual) Livestock Evaluation McCutcheon FFA (5th Team) Livestock Evaluation- Heath Harper McCutcheon FFA (9th Individual) Novice Chapter Meeting Invitational Eastern Hancock FFA (4th Team)

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85TH NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION CONTINUED... ­—Silver Emblem Ag Sales –Prairie Heights FFA Silver Team Ag Technology and Mechanical Heritage FFA- Silver Team Environmental and Natural resources- Churubusco FFA- Silver Team Farm Business Management Heritage FFA- Silver Food Science- Alyssa Hoffman Carroll FFA @ Ft. Wayne- Silver Food Science- Alyssa Hoffman Carroll FFA @ Ft. Wayne- Silver (5th Individual) Forestry- Woodlan FFA- Silver Team Marketing Plan-Prairie Heights Silver Team Meats Evaluation- Clinton Central Silver Team Milk Quality- Rushville- Silver Team Nursery/Landscape- Rossville FFA Silver Team Parliamentary Procedure- North Miami- Silver Team Poultry Evaluation- North Miami Silver Team Prepared Public Speaking- Cloverdale FFA- Silver Individual Veterinary Science- Bedford North Lawrence FFA and Rushville FFA – Silver Team —Bronze Emblem Creed Speaking- Rushville FFA Bronze Individual

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Extemporaneous Speaking – Columbia City FFA- Bronze Individual Job Interview- Carroll @ Flora FFA- Bronze Individual

Agriscience Fair Results

—Gold Emblem Jordan Cadle, Paoli HS FFA —Silver Emblem Garrett Walker and Michelle Gardner - Triton Central HS FFA Adeli Kinne and Logan Pike - Switzerland County HS FFA Leah Hefty - Dekalb HS FFA Megan Spegal and Zan Black - Triton Central FFA Alisha Bahler and Cassie Klaus Tri County HS FFA Michael Gardner - Triton Central HS FFA Stuart Elder and Brian Miller Triton Central HS FFA Heather Lehe - Tri County HS FFA Alexis Pearson and Dakota Westphal Tri County HS FFA Micaela Sheldon and Erika Schneider Tri County FFA Jamison Pittman -Triton Central FFA Sami Rinard and Megan Shough Prairie Heights FFA —Bronze Emblem Brady Gossett and Zach Simpson Triton Central HS FFA Zed Bickett - Tri County FFA


FFA CAMPS Junior High Day The Indiana FFA is fortunate to have an amazing facility to offer members a place to learn and grow. While our other conferences focus on curriculum and development, Indiana FFA would like to give our new and future members a time to discover the Indiana Leadership Center, learn the possibilities available to them through FFA and Agriculture Education, and have fun with their peers. All while interacting with teachers, staff, and the State Officer Team. Students will be set-up for success and will build a foundation for them to grow for years to come. Leadership Development Workshop (LDW) Sponsored by CSX Transportation & Indiana Farm Bureau This intense conference is designed to help chapter officer teams set their goals, direction, and mission for the upcoming year. In addition, it allows chapters to share ideas from other chapters. Premier Leadership Training (PLT) Sponsored by CSX Transportation PLT is a dynamic conference for all district officers, section directors, and state officers. The main objectives are to orientate them on their responsibilities, help them develop a core set of leadership skills, and allow them the opportunity to network with other student leaders. Seeking Opportunities and Achieving Results (SOAR) Sponsored by The Anderson’s SOAR is an energetic and enthusiastic conference focused primarily for young FFA members. The primary goals of SOAR are to educate members on the opportunities available in FFA, show them ways to get involved, and get members excited about FFA and agricultural education. Summer Challenge Sponsored Dow AgroSciences At the conference, FFA members will have the opportunity to enjoy the Indiana FFA Leadership Center while participating in a variety of outdoor team building activities, develop into a better leader by learning key networking skills and strategies gain a better understanding of how to utilize their strengths. Having fun and meeting new friends while absorbing the natural environment of the FFA Center. Foundation in Reaching Excellence (FIRE) Sponsored by Ice Miller & Farm World This intensive conference is focused on helping FFA members to develop a core set of leadership skills essential for success. Additionally, it challenges members to seriously evaluate their strengths and weakness and build upon them. Camp Top Leader Award Sponsored by Mark and Ann Timm & Family This program is being introduced again after being retired for a few years. Each camp will have students selected by their peers to serve as top leaders. All campers will have the opportunity to be selected based upon their growth during camp as well as their ability to serve as a leader within their peer groups.


Support FFA

WAYS TO GIVE These are just some of the ways you can contribute to insure a bright future for the Indiana FFA. • Give as an Individual or Corporate Partner • Participate in your Corporate Employee Matching program • Make a monthly pledge and have the payment automatically deducted from your bank account. Please contact Indiana FFA Foundation staff for further details on this simple, easy and safe way to give. • 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 • Buy an Indiana FFA License Plate featuring the FFA Emblem • Purchases at the Indiana FFA State Fair Country Market supports our scholarship programs • Advertise in the Indiana FFA Impact Magazine • Donate or purchase auction Items during the Farm Progress Show or Ft. Wayne Farm Show • Participate in the Scrips Program • Contribution to Give Hope-a program designed for a future endowment for the Indiana FFA Leadership Center. • Donate during the Truck Stampede Program • Join Indiana FFA Alumni or Collegiate FFA Send your contribution to: Indiana FFA Foundation , P.O. Box 9, Trafalgar, IN 46181 Or give online at https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/IndianaFFA/OnlineGiving.html 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@indianaffa.org.

2013-2014 INDIANA FFA STATE OFFICERS

Standing L to R: Allie Abney, State President; Ethan McNeely, State Southern Region Vice President; Sarah Dirksen, State Sentinel. Front Row L to R: Cameron Frazier, State Treasurer; Kayla Hoernert, State Secretary; Shelby Sigman, State Reporter; Rebekah Frey, State Northern Region Vice President.


2012-2013 IN FFA Annual Report pdf