93rd Kansas FFA Convention Guidebook

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OFFICIAL GUIDEBOOK June 2-4, 2021


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ISE. This year, we have seen a variety of people rise to the occasion. Farmers, healthcare workers, community members, teachers, advisors, students, and FFA members. Our students have shown resilience, inspired those around them, exhibited strength and embodied just how essential agriculture is. Now we have the opportunity to showcase those traits of Kansas FFA members as we rise together, celebrating accomplishments and actions. With 9,800 members in 219 chapters, we will see the unwavering support and work that is done by chapters, advisors and members all across our state at the 93rd Kansas FFA State Convention with everyone having access to watch from their classroom, or living room. FFA members, advisors, supporters and community members all have the ability to rise to greater heights, but together Kansas FFA will RISE up for our state convention! — 2020-2021 Kansas FFA State Officer Team Left to right: Elizabeth Sturgis, Riverton – President; Abby Johnson, Southeast of Saline – Vice President; Kiran Elam, Beloit – Treasurer; Bailey Sipes, Stanton County – Secretary; Hattie Polson, Frankfort – Reporter; Hannah Graybill, Labette County – Sentinel.

On the Cover Photos submitted by Hays FFA Chapter (top), Greeley County FFA Chapter (bottom left), Royal Valley FFA Chapter (bottom right). 2


T H E 9 3 rd A N N U A L KANSAS FFA CONVENTION

June 2-4, 2021 Presented Virtually through Kansas FFA Website and Social Media

CONTENTS

Schedule of Livestreamed Events....................................... 4 On-Demand Workshops.............................................................9 On-Demand Speakers................................................................10 Opportunity Fair Exhibitors.................................................... 12 State Career Development Events in Agriculture Winners............................................................... 13 State Proficiency Award Finalists........................................14 State FFA Degrees.........................................................................17 National Chapter Awards/Triple Crown Finalists.....19 Past Triple Crown Recipients.................................................19 Past Kansas FFA Presidents...................................................20 State Officer Candidates.......................................................... 22 State Star Finalists........................................................................ 22 Past State Stars............................................................................... 23 Past American Stars.................................................................... 25 American FFA Degrees.............................................................26 Past National FFA Officers...................................................... 27 Kansas FFA Foundation Sponsors.....................................29 The FFA Creed................................................................................. 53 Acknowledgements....................................................................54 3


JOIN US ONLINE! We may have moved our convention to the virtual world, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have an amazing time connecting with each other and celebrating Kansas FFA!

Here’s how to attend Convention: 1. Visit convention.ksffa.org 2. Complete the check-in and tell us where you’re watching from 3. Click sessions in the sidebar or wait for the pop-up from the homepage 4. Enjoy the 93rd Kansas FFA Convention!

Join us on social media Follow Kansas FFA social media channels throughout the week for additional results and special announcements.

Share the fun with #KSFFA! Comment on our videos, share them, and post about convention with the hashtag #KSFFA on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Invite your teachers, family, and friends to tune in and see the best of Kansas FFA.

TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2021

9:00 am

Live Convention Kick-Off Elizabeth Sturgis, Kansas FFA President

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2021 9:00 am

Convention Delegate Process Begins 9:00

Call to Order, Roll Call

9:30

Behavioral Based Review

10:00

Candidate Facilitations

11:10

Candidate Speeches

11:40

Meet the Candidates Session

12:10

Scoring System Review

12:30

Recess for Lunch

1:30

Delegate Business Session I

National Update

Approval of Degrees, Awards and Nominations

Consideration of Constitutional Amendment

Other New Business

Committees meet beginning 15 minutes after the Business Session adjourns.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021 10:00 am

Senior Parliamentary Procedure Finals

OPENING SESSION

6:45 pm

Pre-Session Stream Begins

7:00 pm

National Anthem Tyler Coursen and Ashlyn Fast, Mission Valley

Opening Ceremony

Presentation of Chapter Charters

State Reporter’s Retiring Address

Hattie Polson

“Beyond Compare”

Retiring Advisor Recognition Mr. Bob VanWinkle, Centralia

State Proficiency Award Winners Recognition – Part I Agricultural Education through Diversified Agricultural Production Sponsored by Farm Credit Associations of Kansas

Retiring Advisor Recognition Mr. Kyle Parks, Fort Scott

State Secretary’s Retiring Address

Bailey Sipes

“To Be Determined”

National Chapter Awards – Building Communities Sponsored by Farm Credit Associations of Kansas

Closing Ceremony

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THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2021

10:00 am

4:00 pm

Leadership Development Event Finals Stage 10:00

Discussion Meet

11:00

Extemporaneous Public Speaking

1:00

Prepared Public Speaking

3:00

Creed Speaking

Delegate Business Session II

Approval of Committee Reports

Unfinished Business from Business Session I

SECOND SESSION

6:45 pm

Pre-Session Stream Begins

7:00 pm

Opening Ceremony

State Sentinel’s Retiring Address

Hannah Graybill “Save the Date”

National Chapter Awards – Growing Leaders Sponsored by Blue & Gold Sausage Co.

Retiring Advisor Recognition Mr. Gary Silvers, Pleasant Ridge

State Proficiency Award Winners Recognition – Part II Diversified Crop Production through Landscape Management Sponsored by Farm Credit Associations of Kansas

State Treasurer’s Retiring Address

Kiran Elam “Enough”

Retiring Advisor Recognition Mr. Kent Blakeslee, Ellinwood

Closing Ceremony

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FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2021 THIRD SESSION

9:45 am

Pre-Session Stream Begins

10:00 am

Opening Ceremony

Retiring Advisor Recognition Mr. Chris Fawcett, Dodge City

National Chapter Awards – Strengthening Agriculture Sponsored by Kansas Soybean

Retiring State FFA Advisor Recognition Mr. Kurt Dillon

State FFA Degree Ceremony Sponsored by Kansas Electric Cooperatives and Sunbelt Solomon Solutions

Closing Ceremony

FOURTH SESSION

6:45 pm

Pre-Session Stream Begins

7:00 pm

National Anthem Ella Rice, Clay Center

Opening Ceremony

Retiring Advisor Recognition Mr. Larry Pottroff, Horton

State Proficiency Award Winners Recognition – Part III Nursery Operations through Veterinary Science Sponsored by Farm Credit Associations of Kansas

State Vice President’s Retiring Address

Abby Johnson “As We Are”

Presentation of Triple Crown Awards

Presentation of Garlow Memorial Trophy Sponsored by the Bill Garlow Family in memory of Bob Garlow

Retiring Advisor Recognition Mr. Marvin Fehlman, Phillipsburg

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Friday, June 4, 2021

State President’s Retiring Address

Elizabeth Sturgis “Time to Go”

“Stars over Kansas” Pageant Sponsored by Farm Credit Associations of Kansas

Announcement of State Stars Sponsored by Farm Credit Associations of Kansas, United Bank and Trust, and Kansas Farm Bureau

Recognition of 2020-2021 State FFA Officers Sponsored by Kansas FFA Alumni

Announcement of 2021-2022 State FFA Officers

Installation of 2021-2022 State FFA Officers

Greetings – New State President

Closing Ceremony

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ON-DEMAND WORKSHOPS The following workshops were presented virtually during the weeks leading up to the 93rd Kansas FFA Convention. Replay of the workshops is available on-demand through the Convention Portal at convention.ksffa.org. Additional live workshops will be presented during Convention week. Please watch Kansas FFA social media for additional information on these presentations.

Cancelling Cancel Culture Successful leadership requires strong communication skills. This interactive workshop will cover the basics of facilitating meaningful conversations about difficult topics. You will get to practice being both a participant and facilitator of important, but potentially controversial conversations and learn skills that will impact how you engage with family, friends, school, work and your community now and in the future. Presented by Aliah Mestrovich Seay, K-State Research and Extension

Engineering Your Future This interactive session will help you reflect on your interests, give you tools to research careers and challenge you to take action this summer in order to design a future that fits you. Be sure to have paper and a pen to take notes as we reflect and share. Presented by Hilary Worcester, MKC

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ON-DEMAND SPEAKERS Just like you might watch Netflix or Amazon Prime at home you will have the opportunity to select a message or several messages from our speakers just when needed. As a chapter leadership team or advisor, the opportunity is yours to watch some of the speakers now, during summer officer retreat or next year when your chapter needs a particular message. The speakers below will be available on-demand for your chapter to use their messages as you see fit. Messages will be motivational, educational and geared specifically for Kansas FFA members.

Jill Brown

Former Nebraska State FFA Officer “Collisions of Awesomeness”

Paxton Dahmer

National FFA Central Region Vice President

Becky Sullivan Fouard

Former Kansas State FFA Officer & National Officer, Global Learning and Development, Elanco 10


On-Demand Speakers

Rhett Laubach

Former Oklahoma State FFA Officer, YourNEXTSpeaker

Rep. Tracey Mann

Former Quinter FFA Member, U.S. Representative, Kansas 1st District

Casey Niemann

Former Kansas State FFA Officer Founder, AgriSync

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OPPORTUNITY FAIR EXHIBITORS Access the Opportunity Fair Exhibits through the Convention Portal at convention.ksffa.org. Wednesday through Friday FFA members have the opportunity to explore different vendors to win daily prizes by completing the scavenger hunts before 5 pm. Winners will be announced during the live Aftershows following the sessions.

4 Seasons Fundraising Ag Processing, Inc. (AGP) Alpha of Clovia Blueville Nursery Inc Cargill Central Valley Ag Colby Community College Collegiate Farm Bureau Corteva Agriscience Cowley College Farm Credit Associations of Kansas Fellowship of Christian Farmers Foley Equipment Fort Hays State University Ag Fraternity & Sorority Life at K-State Fueled by Kansas Harris Crop Insurance Heritage Tractor Hutchinson Community College Ag. Diesel Mechanics Program IAOM (International Association of Operative Millers) John Deere KanEquip Inc.

Kansas Bankers Association Kansas Corn Kansas Department of Agriculture Kansas State UniversityAgricultural Economics Kansas State UniversityAgricultural Education Kansas State UniversityCollege of Agriculture Kansas Teach Ag Kubota Manko Window Systems MKC Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Pioneer Hi-Bred Intl Prairieland Partners Pratt Community College RiverStar Farms Salina Area Technical College Seitz Fundraising Shop Kansas Farms Southeast Community College State Technical College of Missouri The Outreach Program USDA-NASS

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STATE CAREER DEVELOPMENT EVENTS IN AGRICULTURE WINNERS Agricultural Communications Agricultural Sales

Team—Scott City Top Individual—Shelby Spreier, Newton Sponsored by High Plains Journal

Team—Labette County Top Individual— Alex Meister, Labette County

Agricultural Technology & Mechanical Systems Team—Louisburg Top Individual—Benjamin Guetterman, Louisburg Agronomy

Team—Labette County Top Individual—Kylie March, Labette County Sponsored by Kansas Grain and Feed Association and Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association

Dairy Cattle Evaluation Team—Iola Top Individual—Kaylee Lukert, St Marys Sponsored by Zoetis/Animal Health International Entomology

Team—Shawnee Heights Top Individual—Alex Lehmann, Shawnee Heights Sponsored by Pioneer

Environmental Science Team—Clay Center Sponsored by Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission Farm & Agribusiness Management Team—Paola Top Individual—Rylan Armbruster, Paola Sponsored by AgMark, LLC Floriculture Team—Louisburg Top Individual—Alyssa Sherron, Spring Hill Sponsored by CHS Foundation Food Science & Technology Team—Louisburg Top Individual—Corbin Hamman, Louisburg Forestry Team—Madison Horse Evaluation Team—Tonganoxie Top Individual—Raelynn Keefer, Lawrence Free State Livestock Evaluation Team—Wamego Top Individual—Preston Dunn, Stafford Meats Evaluation & Technology Team—Uniontown Top Individual—Landon Trout, Scott City Sponsored by Cargill Milk Quality & Products Team—Louisburg Top Individual—Dannah Knipp, Louisburg Nursery / Landscape Team—Ottawa Top Individual—Chloe Dillon, Ottawa Scholarships sponsored by Stihl Poultry Evaluation Team—Louisburg Top Individual—Lola Edwards, Louisburg Sponsored by Amos Kahr Trust Veterinary Science

Team—Labette County Top Individual—Aidan Yoho, Yates Center

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STATE PROFICIENCY AWARD FINALISTS The agricultural proficiency award program recognizes excellence in supervised agricultural experience (SAE) programs. The program rewards FFA members at the local, district, state and national levels for exceptional accomplishments in progressing toward specific career objectives in agriculture. Entrepreneurship program: For FFA members whose SAE involves owning an agricultural production operation or agribusiness enterprise. Placement program: For FFA members whose SAE involves working for others for wages or experience. We would like to honor all the district proficiency applications that were considered for state evaluation. Please note that in some cases members won two areas on the district level and were able to select their first proficiency area to be reviewed for state evaluation. If they won that area their second application was removed from consideration. If they were not selected as a winner in their first area of consideration their second application was then reviewed. Agricultural Education Charlie Bestwick, Sabetha Karina Rodriguez, Hugoton Rachel Sebesta, Ellsworth Grace Young, Osawatomie

Agricultural Sales – Placement Jodee Borgerding, Marysville Karson Hermreck, Hugoton Elsie Sorrell, Labette County

Sponsored by Stewart Seed (State) and Cargill and Fastenal (National)

Sponsored by Larry Gossen Family and Harmon Bliss Family (State) and the James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation (National)

Agricultural Services Taylor Cherney, Republic County Benjamin Kneisler, Royal Valley Jay McClure, Hugoton

Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication Lane Goodwin, Riverton Colton Lohrentz, Buhler Spencer Ralph, Centralia Levi Stainbrook, Prairie View

Sponsored by Farm Credit Associations of Kansas (State)

Beef Production – Entrepreneurship Carissa Dahlquist, Council Grove Wesley Denton, Valley Heights Weston Schrader, Minneapolis Corbin Wilkinson, Scott City Aidan Yoho, Yates Center

Sponsored by Abilene Machine (State) and Lincoln Electric (National)

Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance – Placement Isaac Badders, Iola Morgan Doll, Renwick Kyler Havel, Republic County Drake Thomas, Jayhawk-Linn

Sponsored by Sam & Janet Hands (State) and Merck Animal Health and Rabo AgriFinance (National)

Beef Production – Placement Caylee Blew, Pretty Prairie Tucker Huseman, Ellsworth Rustin Pearcy, Hugoton Christina Perkins, West Elk Blayne Wilson, Burlington

Sponsored by KanEquip (State) and Tractor Supply Company (National)

Agricultural Processing Josie Buck, Jackson Heights Suheila Rosas, Hugoton Alyssa Sherron, Spring Hill

Sponsored by City BBQ (State)

Sponsored by Tiffany Cattle Co. (State) and Zoetis (National)

Agricultural Sales – Entrepreneurship Kyra Uphoff, Prairie View

Dairy Production – Placement Katrina Ball, Republic County Cauy Phillips, Holton

Sponsored by Harris Crop Insurance (State)

Sponsored by Kansas Dairy Commission (State) and Kuhn North America (National)

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State Proficiency Award Finalists Diversified Agricultural Production Jacob Bell, Hugoton Garner Grauerholz, Beloit Jayla Johnson, St Marys Parker Meats, Burlington Tanner Stuchlik, Centre

Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production Luke Elkinton, Paola Kylie March, Labette County

Sponsored by Kansas Soybean Commission (State) and Bunge (National)

Forage Production Marten Corwin, Holton

Sponsored by Triangle H Farms – In Memory of Greg Hands (State)

Sponsored by Kansas Forage and Grassland Council, Inc. (State) and Claas of America (National)

Diversified Crop Production – Entrepreneurship Nathan Holz, Wamego Ben Russell, South Haven

Forest Management & Products Jarred Bohnenkemper, Holton Wyatt Lingenfelter, Marais des Cygnes Valley

Sponsored by Vulgamore Family Farms (State)

Sponsored by Kansas FFA Foundation (State) and John Deere (National)

Diversified Crop Production – Placement Luke Elkinton, Paola Coy Stamm, Washington County Charlie Wettstein, Hugoton

Fruit Production Robert McKain, Minneapolis

Diversified Horticulture Erin Deters, Sabetha Tori Gilliland, Tonganoxie Rebekah Vague, Ellsworth

Goat Production Clay Brillhart, Uniontown Gracie Jessup, Phillipsburg Ashtyn Jolly, Atchison County

Diversified Livestock Production Kaitlyn Butler, Chapman Krista Haley, Paola Molly McClure, Hugoton Carlin Stucky, Pretty Prairie

Grain Production Nathan Holz, Wamego Kylie March, Labette County Nicole Popelka, Republic County Ethan Theurer, South Haven Isaac Utz, Holton

Sponsored by Kansas FFA Foundation (State)

Sponsored by Kansas Corn (State) and AgReliantGenetics and CHS (National)

Sponsored by Kevin Davis Family (State) and Tractor Supply Company (National)

Sponsored by Hummert International (State) and The Toro Company (National)

Sponsored by Kansas FFA Foundation (State) and Tractor Supply Company and Bekaert Corporation (National)

Sponsored by Kansas Wheat Commission (State) and Wilbur-Ellis Company (National)

Environmental Science & Natural Resource Management Lily Rolf, Burlington

Landscape Management Jenna Curry, Iola

Sponsored by Lawrence Landscape (State) and Tractor Supply Company (National)

Sponsored by Midwest Ford Dealers (State) and CHS (National)

Nursery Operations Miranda Maulsby, Coffeyville Gannon Mosher, Chapman

Equine Science – Entrepreneurship Claudia Clark, Hugoton Morgan D'Albini, Spring Hill MaKyna Jacobsen, Holton

Sponsored by Kansas FFA Foundation (State) and NuFarm (National)

Sponsored by Kansas FFA Foundation (State) and Zoetis and Red Brand (National)

Outdoor Recreation Destinee Thrush, Chapman Tyran Zeiset, Hugoton

Equine Science – Placement Jodi Banks, Atchison County Grace Dillinger, Hugoton Kendall Schoenhals, Atchison County

Sponsored by Vivayic, Inc. (State) and Yamaha Motor Corporation USA (National)

Sponsored by United Mosquito and Fly Control (State) and Tractor Supply Company (National)

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State Proficiency Award Finalists Poultry Production Emilee Falk, Atchison County Krista Haley, Paola Kirsten Heimer, Minneapolis Levi Meiwes, Iola Kendall Schoenhals, Haven

Swine Production – Entrepreneurship Kynna Crawford, Hugoton Dillon Knepp, Centre Brody Nemecek, Iola

Sponsored by Kansas Pork Association (State) and Indiana Farm Bureau and Farm Bureau Insurance (National)

Sponsored by Amos Khar Trust (State) and Tractor Supply Company (National)

Service Learning Levi Stainbrook, Prairie View

Swine Production – Placement James DeRouchey, Wamego

Sponsored by Seitz Fundraising (State)

Sponsored by Kansas Pork Association (State)

Sheep Production Maci Behrnes, Atchison County Addison Emmot, Beloit Hailey Gillespie, Anderson County Sadie Marchiano, Fort Scott Taylor Nulik, Hugoton

Turf Grass Management Derek Larison, Riverton

Sponsored by Sod Shop Inc. (State) and John Deere (National)

Vegetable Production Karlie Albright, Royal Valley Kyra Shelton, Hugoton Emily Welch, Columbus

Sponsored by Hobbs Show Lambs (State)

Small Animal Production & Care Victoria Bryan, Hugoton Lauryn Holloway, Iola

Sponsored by From the Land of Kansas Program (State) and Tractor Supply Company and Wilbur-Ellis Company (National)

Sponsored by Animal Health Center of Marion County (State) and Tractor Supply Company and Elanco Animal Health (National)

Veterinary Science Katrina Bartel, Holton Abigail Porter, Beloit Lydia Watanabe, Arkansas City Morgan Winebold, Spring Hill

Specialty Animal Production Jocelyn Dvorak, Hiawatha Benjamin Timple, Paola Payton Walk, Greeley County

Sponsored by Kansas Veterinary Medical Association (State)

Sponsored by Prairie School Farms (State)

ALUMNI AND SUPPORTERS You didn’t have to wear the “blue jacket” to join the Kansas FFA Alumni Association! Contact your local Alumni Affiliate or Matt Baxter, Kansas FFA Alumni Executive Director at m_obert84@yahoo.com. 16


STATE FFA DEGREES The State FFA Degree is the the highest degree that any state association may bestow on its members. The golden charm of the State FFA Degree is the symbol of growth and development in the member’s chosen occupation.

East Central

Todd Allen Crawford.... Anderson County Hailey Gillespie Cody Scott Beal................................. Burlington Elliott Reid Burns Gavin Finnerty Logan Freund Kyanna Jo Lankton Parker Eugene Meats Brian Payer Maggie Opal Seaman Serenity A Washburn Blayne Wilson Wyatt J Wilson Cheyenne Higbie.................Central Heights Dylan Kimball Ursula Billings....................................................Crest Kadence Carpenter................Jayhawk-Linn Jenna Holt Megan Paddock Drake Richard Thomas Corbin White Tyler Coursen...............................Mission Valley Hannah Marie Foster Karlee Rachelle Godfrey Benjamin Clyde Rudeen Matt Schults Grace Young....................................Osawatomie Aaron Riley Campbell........................... Ottawa Kate Lend Ferguson Cross Sterling Hornbuckle Raylee Ann Jones Regan Audrey Perry Aaron James Quillen Maxwell John Douglass...........................Paola Gus Wright Aden Dumcum................................ Pleasanton Taylor Jackson Copenhagen Browning........... Prairie View Allison Loomis Hunter Minden Levi Stainbrook Sara Eggenberger.........Shawnee Heights Kaden Dale Ping Maggie Stadler Harlan Michael Watson Tatum Ann Wiruth Colleen Decker.Southern Coffey County Morgan Winebold............................Spring Hill Chance Daniels-Owens........... Tonganoxie Cadence Dare Monique Johnson Samuel Manus Karlee Haedyn Feyh................... Wabaunsee Jordan Lynn Magette

North Central

Addison May Emmot................................Beloit Luke Michael Finney Garner Guy Grauerholz Riley Lauren Hess Tyler Ryan Jones LeNae Aryn Knight Madilyn Rose Shaffer Kaitlyn Butler........................................ Chapman Alex Benson........................................Clay Center Reece Geer Douglas Koch................................Clifton-Clyde Nicole Haase............................................ Ellsworth Tucker Huseman Teagon Nienke Brett Coup...............................................Herington Carrie Roe Wyatt Shippy Ashlynn Leigh Shea..................Junction City August Hulse...................................Minneapolis Hayden Lott Katrina Ball............................. Republic County Taylor Cherney Cody Dahl Curtis Hansen Kyler Benjamin Wilson Havel Sterling Judy Tyler Stindt Karrigan Dunstan.............................. Rock Hills Evie Meyers Tanner Shipman Peyton Piepho...................................Twin Valley Drew Allen Buhrman................Washington County Jack Timmothy Gilliam Alyssa Jo Kern Shailyn June Zenger

Northeast

Jodi Banks...............................Atchison County Emilee Falk Meagan Pitts Emma Albers..........................Doniphan West Broc Leatherman Magi Jacques.......................................... Frankfort Emma Barnett..............................................Holton Olivia McAsey Grace Utz Colby Doyle.............................Jackson Heights Austin Harries........................................Marysville Chloe Voet Elle Jolley.....................................................McLouth Kara Riffel..............................................Rock Creek Ellie Coleman.................................... Royal Valley Jayla Johnson........................................... St Marys Sophie Brungardt...................Valley Heights Wesley Denton

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STATE FFA DEGREES

Northwest

Southeast

Lillian Rippe..................................................Atwood Veronica Bieker...................................................Ellis Isabella Bolling Grace Elizabeth Redetzke.......................Hays Carson Harting............................................Norton Sydney Menagh Mason Urban Edgar Banuelos......................Thunder Ridge Bethany Rother........................................Weskan

Amber Dawn Ross...............................Chetopa Ani Elizabeth Rexwinkle.............. Coffeyville Jade Ohmart........................................ Columbus Tucker Peine Emily Welch Hannah Grace Van Cleave......................... Erie Dalten Raymond Grabast..................Eureka Miranda Arndt.......................................Fort Scott Amanda Renee Emmerson Dylan Hazelbaker Elli Matline Milburn Brooklyn Renee Pruitt Bailye Danyel Whitehead Sierra Ann Wright Camden Hobbs..................................... Fredonia Hunter Bennett............................................ Girard Jaycie Braman Kadie Pouche Broc Scales Jenna Curry.............................................................Iola Chloe Sell Henry Wicoff Noah Lee Grady.....................Labette County Natalie Chapman.................................. Riverton Hayden Endicott Joseph Goodwin Dusti Henderson Coulter Huddleston Grace Hunley Derek Larison Victoria Willoughby Kristy Beene........................................ Uniontown Gwen Fry Chayse Hobbs................................Yates Center Hannah Jones Taven Smoot Anna L Westerman

South Central

Nagomi Lydia Watanabe....Arkansas City Tommie Lynn Wood Dalton Boeger...............................................Buhler Kira Bryant Dade Coldren Thade Combs Malachi Fabian Corey Gilbert Brooklyn Golden Seth Gould Preston Gover Rae Groth Mallory Hanen Katelyn Herman Colton Lohrentz Kaysen Seidel Kinley Siemens Karlee Wiggins Samantha Engler.......................................Centre Elias Jirak Dillon Knepp Lane Methvin Jacob Bauman.........................................Fairfield Bethany Anne Herrel........................... Goessel Berlin Lewis Luke Wiens Alyssa Joy Nisly..............................................Haven Grace Sawatzky Nathan Schmidt Kendall Hayden Schoenhals Parker Eck.........................................................Inman Derika Annalynn Kaye Helms Larissa Queen Blake Shultz.................................... Pretty Prairie Morgan Doll...............................................Renwick Cali Newdigger............................................Skyline Porsha Renee Binning.........South Barber Sydney Hallman..........................South Haven Lucas Kuchar Slate VanZant

Southwest

Halle Annette Robinson........... Dodge City Payton Walk..............................Greeley County Judith Avila................................................Hugoton Nicholas Bryan Victoria Bryan Kynna Crawford Esli Lopez Jay McClure Molly McClure Karina Rodriguez Suheila Rosas Kyra Shelton Jena Ratliff..................................................Ness City Ava Reis Ansley Grothusen................................Scott City Landon Trout

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NATIONAL CHAPTER AWARDS/ TRIPLE CROWN FINALISTS The National Chapter Award Program is designed to recognize FFA chapters that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization. These chapters improve chapter operations using the National Quality Chapter Standards and a Program of Activities that emphasize growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture. Chapters are rewarded for providing educational experiences for the entire membership.

Arkansas City Beloit Blue Valley Clay Center Ell-Saline Ellsworth Fort Scott Hays Hugoton Iola

Jayhawk-Linn Marmaton Valley Minneapolis Neodesha Oxford Republic County Riverton Royal Valley Tonganoxie Udall

PAST TRIPLE CROWN RECIPIENTS 2021 2020 Udall 2019 Ellsworth 2018 Chapman 2017 Chapman 2016 Chapman 2015 Chapman 2014 Chapman 2013 Chapman 2012 Chapman 2011 Wilson 2010 Wilson 2009 Riverton 2008 Riverton 2007 Holton 2006 Arkansas City 2005 Arkansas City 2004 Holton 2003 Holton 2002 Holton 2001 Holton 2000 Arkansas City 1999 Arkansas City 1998 Chapman

1997 Chapman 1996 Clay Center 1995 Hill City 1994 Plainville 1993 Marysville 1992 Clay Center 1991 Clay Center 1990 Hill City 1989 Concordia 1988 Clay Center 1987 Mankato 1986 Plainville 1985 Marion 1984 Mankato 1983 Marion 1982 Hill City 1981 Marion-Florence 1980 Hill City 1979 Plainville 1978 Arkansas City 1977 Hill City 1976 Arkansas City 1975 Norton

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PAST KANSAS FFA PRESIDENTS

2021-22

2020-21 Elizabeth Sturgis Riverton 2019-20 Logan Elliott Riverton 2018-19 Max Harman Inman 2017-18 Eli Ohlde Clifton-Clyde 2016-17 Elizabeth Meyer Marion-Florence 2015-16 Karl Wilhelm Holton 2014-15 Taylor Green Southeast of Saline 2013-14 Lindy Bilberry Garden City 2012-13 Emily Beneda Wilson 2011-12 Jordan Pieschl Ell-Saline 2010-11 Andrew Strasburg Fredonia 2009-10 Garrett Lister Marysville 2008-09 Emily Surdez Sabetha 2007-08 Bethany Bohnenblust Labette County 2006-07 Dalton Henry Blue Valley 2005-06 Shawn Turner Ottawa 2004-05 Dan Atkisson Stockton 2003-04 Justine Sterling South Barber 2002-03 Jacob Lauer Holcomb 2001-02 Lindsey George Uniontown 2000-01 J.J. Jones Atwood 1999-2000 Beth Ludlum Uniontown 1998-99 Leslie Small Arkansas City

1997-98 Emily Belton Centre 1996-97 Andy Armbruster South Barber 1995-96 Ryan Hiesterman Washington 1994-95 Ross Hellwig Labette County 1993-94 Emily Harsch Marais des Cygnes 1992-93 Paul Friedrichs Marysville 1991-92 Matt Schweer Holcomb 1990-91 Larry Whipple Jetmore 1989-90 John Niemann Atchison County 1988-89 Dennis Fry Uniontown 1987-88 Justin McKee Labette County 1986-87 Mary Wilson Oberlin 1985-86 Tom Hemmer Salina 1984-85 Daryl Yarrow Clay Center 1983-84 Rick Malir Wilson 1982-83 Mike Torrey Wamego 1981-82 Ron Wineinger Marion 1980-81 Tim Ohlde Linn 1979-80 Randy Reinhardt Erie 1978-79 Jeff Yarrow Clay Center 1977-78 Dee James Clay Center 1976-77 Jay Selanders Garnett 1975-76 Jay Mayfield Caney 1974-75 Sam Brownback Prairie View 1973-74 Ron Wilson Manhattan

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Past Kansas FFA Presidents 1972-73 Brad Trexler Hill City 1971-72 Mark Mayfield Caney 1970-71 Doug Deets Arkansas City 1969-70 Lauren Libby Smith Center 1968-69 Gregory Hands Garden City 1967-68 Dale Raymond Garnett 1966-67 Dennis Shurtz Arkansas City 1965-66 Roger Barr Manhattan 1964-65 Terry Odle Stockton 1963-64 Joe Detrixhe Concordia 1962-63 Glenn Gottlob Arkansas City 1961-62 Lawrence Erpelding Effingham 1960-61 Melvin Hunt Tribune 1959-60 Steve Robb Lawrence 1958-59 Ralph Young Tribune 1957-58 Bob Kreibiel McPherson 1956-57 William Wachs, Jr. Ellsworth 1955-56 Larry Figgs Effingham 1954-55 Harry Dean Peter Edson 1953-54 Nelson D. Galle Moundridge 1952-53 Bill Ray James Clay Center 1951-52 Marvin Decker Holton

1950-51 Robert Ball Garden City 1949-50 Paul Mugler Clay Center 1948-49 John Gigstad Effingham 1947-48 Harland Priddle Haven 1946-47 Richard Chase El Dorado 1945-46 Rollin J. Casement Sedan 1944-45 Jack Hall Highland Park 1943-44 Irwin Alefs Great Bend 1942-43 Wayne Brent Chanute 1941-42 George Stelter Abilene 1940-41 Raymond Kaup Smith Center 1939-40 Paul Kelley Solomon 1938-39 Walter Porter Council Grove 1937-38 Albert S. Coates Merriam 1936-37 John Dean Ottawa 1935-36 J. W. England III Merriam 1934-35 Paul Lock Washington 1933-34 Wayne D. Trail Colby 1932-33 Waldo Cox Mound City 1931-32 Leo Paulsen Concordia 1930-31 Lewis Evans Washington 1929-30 Boyd Waite Winfield

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STATE OFFICER CANDIDATES Ashley Chandler, Neodesha Jocelyn Dvorak, Hiawatha Eric Peterson, Clifton-Clyde Josey Schmidt, Greeley County Rachel Sebesta, Ellsworth Lydia Watanabe, Arkansas City Cadence Wheeler, Labette County

STATE STAR FINALISTS The State Star Awards represent the best of the best among hundreds of State FFA Degree recipients.

Star in Agribusiness The FFA member with the best non-production entrepreneurial agribusiness SAE and proven leadership skills is selected to be the State Star in Agribusiness, the highest achievement for a person pursuing a career in agribusiness.

Bryan Payer Derek Larison Jay McClure

Burlington Riverton Hugoton

East Central Southeast Southwest

Star in Ag Placement The FFA member with the best placement SAE program and proven leadership skills is selected to be the State Star in Agricultural Placement. The member’s placement experience can include paid labor hours or directed unpaid labor hours.

Blayne Wilson Nicole Haase Colby Doyle Joseph Goodwin Payton Walk

Burlington Ellsworth Jackson Heights Riverton Greeley County

East Central North Central Northeast Southeast Southwest

Star Farmer The FFA member with the top production agriculture SAE program each year is recognized as the State Star Farmer. Considered the highest recognition in the state for an aspiring young farmer, the award recognizes achievement in both career and leadership development.

Parker Meats Alex Benson Wesley Denton Dusti Henderson Molly McClure

Burlington Clay Center Valley Heights Riverton Hugoton 22

East Central North Central Northeast Southeast Southwest


PAST STATE STARS

2021 Star in Agribusiness 2021 Star Farmer 2021 Star in Ag Placement 2020 Star in Agribusiness 2020 Star Farmer 2020 Star in Ag Placement 2019 Star in Agribusiness 2019 Star Farmer 2019 Star in Ag Placement 2018 Star in Agribusiness 2018 Star Farmer 2018 Star in Ag Placement 2017 Star in Agribusiness 2017 Star Farmer 2017 Star in Ag Placement 2016 Star in Agribusiness 2016 Star Farmer 2016 Star in Ag Placement 2015 Star in Agribusiness 2015 Star Farmer 2015 Star in Ag Placement 2014 Star in Agribusiness 2014 Star Farmer 2014 Star in Ag Placement 2013 Star in Agribusiness 2013 Star Farmer 2013 Star in Ag Placement 2012 Star in Agribusiness 2012 Star Farmer 2012 Star in Ag Placement 2011 Star in Agribusiness 2011 Star Farmer 2011 Star in Ag Placement 2010 Star in Agribusiness 2010 Star Farmer 2010 Star in Ag Placement 2009 Star in Agribusiness 2009 Star Farmer 2009 Star in Ag Placement 2008 Star in Agribusiness 2008 Star Farmer 2008 Star in Ag Placement 2007 Star in Agribusiness 2007 Star Farmer 2007 Star in Ag Placement 2006 Star in Agribusiness 2006 Star Farmer 2006 Star in Ag Placement 2005 Star in Agribusiness 2005 Star Farmer 2005 Star in Ag Placement 2004 Star in Agribusiness 2004 Star Farmer 2004 Star in Ag Placement 2003 Star in Agribusiness 2003 Star Farmer 2003 Star in Ag Placement

Austin Simon, Renwick Levi Meiwes, Iola Tyler Nelson, Washington County Kylar Lee, Burlington Ethan Dickerson, Natoma Emily Swiger, Coffeyville Emily Glenn, Scott City Natalie Hawkins, Atwood Ryan Stewart, Washington County Cordell Waggoner, Haven Tyler Phillips, Mission Valley Deven Foster, Labette County Austin Nordyke, Hugoton Samantha Beauchamp, Holton Cole Riggin, Riverton Tate Tremblay, Hill City Wyatt Harting, Norton Kord Curran, Girard Stone Hayden, Chapman Caleb Obermeyer, Marysville Tristan Davis, Central Heights Bryan Otott, Washington County Zachary Foster, Labette County Rich Ryckert, Paola Ethan Schwarz, Oakley Greg Harris, Chapman Nathan Doss, Washington County Nicholas Peckman, Paola Kaden Rousch, Smith Center Dalton Black, Buhler Kayla Schmitz, Doniphan West Tyler Rose, Washington County Alex Goeckel, Washington County Garrett Lister, Marysville Ben Meyer, Linn Tucker Stewart, Washington County Ben Hutto, Riverton Miles Theurer, South Haven Jesse Muller, Labette County Ryan Windholz, Hays Eric Bekemeyer, Washington County Kally Hood, Rock Creek Jay Stamm, Washington Clarke Nelson, Northern Valley D. Austin Winter, Holton Alex Gottlob, Winfield Kyler Ohlde, Linn Kyle Smith, Arkansas City Caleb Alexander, Garden City Chris Bamberger, Jetmore Clint Wahrman, Atwood Brock Peters, Linn Chase Bontrager, Holton Damian Helms, Linn

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Past State Stars 2002 Star in Agribusiness 2002 Star Farmer 2002 Star in Ag Placement 2001 Star in Agribusiness 2001 Star Farmer 2000 Star in Agribusiness 2000 Star Farmer 1999 Star in Agribusiness 1999 Star Farmer 1998 Star in Agribusiness 1998 Star Farmer 1997 Star in Agribusiness 1997 Star Farmer 1996 Star in Agribusiness 1996 Star Farmer 1995 Star in Agribusiness 1995 Star Farmer 1994 Star in Agribusiness 1994 Star Farmer 1993 Star in Agribusiness 1993 Star Farmer 1992 Star in Agribusiness 1992 Star Farmer 1991 Star in Agribusiness 1991 Star Farmer 1990 Star Agribusinessman 1990 Star Farmer 1989 Star Agribusinessman 1989 Star Farmer 1988 Star Agribusinessman 1988 Star Farmer 1987 Star Agribusinessman 1987 Star Farmer 1986 Star Agribusinessman 1986 Star Farmer 1985 Star Agribusinessman 1985 Star Farmer 1984 Star Agribusinessman 1984 Star Farmer 1983 Star Agribusinessman 1983 Star Farmer 1982 Star Agribusinessman 1982 Star Farmer 1981 Star Agribusinessman 1981 Star Farmer 1980 Star Agribusinessman 1980 Star Farmer 1979 Star Agribusinessman 1979 Star Farmer 1978 Star Agribusinessman 1978 Star Farmer 1977 Star Agribusinessman 1977 Star Farmer 1976 Star Agribusinessman 1976 Star Farmer

Edwin Cooper, Altoona-Midway Brent Overmiller, Smith Center Tyler Diepenbrock, Centre Joey McNaul, Buhler Caleb McNally, South Barber Angela Bramlage, Troy Orrin Holle, Atwood Michael Cosseman, Jetmore Anthony Heigert, Wabaunsee Clint Church, Iola Steven Friess, Labette County Dale Brown, Girard Ervin Underwood, Mankato Nathan Shaffer, Smith Center Michael Springer, Neodesha Ryan Reiff, Chapman Elizabeth Neufeld, Inman Trevor Lieb, Pike Valley Ryan Higbie, Williamsburg Chris Cairns, Concordia Jerrod Westfahl, Haven Kim Whitney, Norton Brian Sinn, North Central Brian Biddle, Winfield Robert Duey, North Central Steven J. Elstrom, Salina Leland Porter, Clay Center Jackie Coltrane, Southeast John Stika, Centre Mark Stenho, Belleville Brad Grabs, Chaparral Troy Rudman, Palco Bruce Livingston, North Central Devan Sarver, Iola Tim Turek, South Haven Kevin Pool, Coffeyville Brad Swearingen, Hiawatha Todd Stritzke, Caney Matt Wineinger, Marion/Florence David Pachta, Belleville Jeff Ochampaugh, Plainville Mike Torrey, Wamego Loren Pachta, Belleville Daryl Cress, Fredonia Darrin Jesse, Southeast Larry Wiezorek, Washburn Rural David Crosson, Minneapolis Mike Disberger, Haven Kevin Robinson, Mission Valley R. Joe Harris, Erie Michael Smith, Norton C. J. Riemann, Hill City Lorena Croucher, Garnett Charles Hatch, Salina Monte Jessup, Phillipsburg 24


Past State Stars 1975 Star Agribusinessman 1975 Star Farmer 1974 Star Agribusinessman 1974 Star Farmer 1973 Star Farmer 1972 Star Farmer 1971 Star Farmer 1970 Star Farmer 1969 Star Farmer 1968 Star Farmer 1967 Star Farmer 1966 Star Farmer 1965 Star Farmer 1964 Star Farmer 1963 Star Farmer 1962 Star Farmer 1961 Star Farmer 1960 Star Farmer 1959 Star Farmer 1958 Star Farmer 1957 Star Farmer

John Bennett, Erie Jeff Stroup, Prairie View Vaughn Kirland, Dodge City Kenneth Lankard, Garnett Alan Ochs, Jetmore Don Garlow, Concordia Dennis Bradford, Jetmore Ron Roth, Clay Center W. Benson Keil, Concordia Kenneth Conway, Plainville Michael T. Samples, Erie Robert E. Wiles, Leoti Myron D. Schmidt, Goessel Donald McLaughlin, Stockton Vernon Mathes, Harper Dennie Dechert, Colby Ronald Mercer, Columbus Terry Hager, Norton Clint Birkenbaugh, Kingman Eldon Eastman, Arkansas City Leo Schwartz, Hanover

PAST AMERICAN STARS

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Austin Nordyke, Hugoton Star in Agribusiness Alex Goeckel, Washington County Star in Ag Placement Caleb Alexander, Garden City Star in Agribusiness Orrin Holle, Atwood Star Farmer Kyle Cott, Clay Center Star in Ag Placement Steven Friess, Labette County Star Farmer Michael Springer, Neodesha Star Farmer

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Kevin Robinson, Mission Valley Dan Worcester, Hill City

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AMERICAN FFA DEGREES The American FFA Degree is awarded to members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in their supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs). The American FFA Degree is awarded at the National FFA Convention & Expo each year to less than one percent of FFA members making it one of the organization’s highest honors. In addition to their degree, each recipient receives a gold American FFA Degree key. These members received their American FFA Degree as part of the the 93rd National FFA Convention, October 27-29, 2020. Rylie Volkman.................................Abilene Austin Wuthnow Katie Lybarger.......Anderson County Elizabeth Wright..................Blue Valley Clay Rolf.......................................Burlington Jarrett Truelove Colton Jackson Jarred Lutz Nathanael Ohlde........... Clifton-Clyde Dylan Helwig............................Columbus Kara Hays........................................Ellsworth Amanda Miles Taylor Brynds.......................................Girard Ethan Goff Hayden Peirce...................................Haven Dannell Kopp.............................Hiawatha Alexandra Clark...............................Holton Casle Heger.................................. Hugoton Rebecca Johnson Emma McClure Megan Newlon Hallie Wettstein Taylor Dieball..................................... Inman Isaiah Wicoff............................................... Iola Curtis Niehues......... Jackson Heights Riley Sorrell....................Labette County Cara DeTar Angela Prebyl............................ Marysville Sydny Murr.................................... McLouth Robert Phillips................Mission Valley Grace Aust.............................. Prairie View Clayton Carothers Samuel Chambers

Miles Gilliland....................... Prairie View Blake Herrick Amanda Baxa..........Republic County Anna Pachta Grant White Gabriel Elliott.................................Riverton Michael Elliott Hunter Endicott Kaylee Gum Tyler Gum Tyler Larison Cade Riggin Emily Albright..................... Royal Valley Blake Chance Jon Wells................................................Sedan Slater Blick.......................... South Barber Cole Coggins ReAnna Dunlap Neal Gugelmeyer Savannah Hughbanks Cody Jahay Nick Malone Seth Brown......................... South Haven Samantha LeBlanc.............Spring Hill Brenden Meek Kate Schoenberg Brady Trimble................ Valley Heights Ryan Stewart... Washington County Abigail Lowe........................... Wellington Cody Metz Hunter McCurdy..........West Franklin Courtney Priest............................Winfield Jordan Weseloh............... Yates Center

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PAST NATIONAL FFA OFFICERS

2009-10

Bethany Bohnenblust, Labette County............... Secretary

2007-08 Becky Sullivan, Spring Hill............................................... Secretary 2004-05 Justine Sterling, South Barber......................... Vice President 2002-03 J.J. Jones, Atwood...................................................... Vice President 1999-2000 Leslie Small, Arkansas City.................................. Vice President 1998-99

Andy Armbruster, South Barber.................... Vice President

1996-97

Brad Montgomery, Cheylin................................ Vice President

1994-95

Jennafer Neufeld, Inman..................................... Vice President

1985-86

Rick Malir, Wilson...................................................................President

1983-84

Ron Wineinger, Marion.....................................................President

1977-78

Dee James, Clay Center........................................ Vice President

1976-77

Sam Brownback, Prairie View.......................... Vice President

1975-76

Ron Wilson, Manhattan........................................ Vice President

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Mark Mayfield, Caney.........................................................President

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Joe Detrixhe, Concordia...............................Student Secretary

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George Stelter, Abilene.................................3rd Vice President

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Albert Coates, Jr., Shawnee Mission...3rd Vice President

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Leo Paulsen, Concordia................................Student Secretary

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Boyd Waite, Winfield..................................... 4th Vice President

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KANSAS FOUNDATION Dear Kansas FFA members, alumni, and guests,

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elcome to the 2021 Kansas State FFA Convention! We are excited for this week and ready to celebrate the achievements made by members and the accomplishments of some of our 216 Kansas FFA chapters as we recognize some of the best and brightest future agriculture leaders. Even though the past 12 months have been like nothing we’ve ever experienced before, the strength, resilience, and perseverance of our members and agriculture education teachers have shown through.. Although we are not gathering this week on the campus of Kansas State, the support and excitement we have for these members continues at the highest level. We have been truly blessed with amazing companies, organizations, and individuals who have been willing to invest in the Kansas FFA Foundation this past year, allowing us to support young people through programs, scholarships, grants, and opportunities. As you thumb through this program booklet, take note of the companies and individuals mentioned here as sponsors, and please express your appreciation to them as you interact with them in your communities or do business with them throughout the year. We truly could not accomplish our mission of developing premier leadership and personal growth in young people without their support. As you take in convention events this week from the comfort of your local communities and homes, please think about how you’ve been able to “Rise up” thanks to the influence of the Kansas FFA or a dedicated agriculture education teacher. Through all of the difficulties of this past year, we can still be thankful for our many blessings. If you are so inclined, you are invited to make a one-time, recurring monthly gift or even establish an estate plan that would honor Kansas FFA for years to come. Sincerely,

Kevin Harris Chair, Kansas FFA Foundation Board of Trustees

KANSAS FFA FOUNDATION

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KANSAS FFA FOUNDATION SPONSORS

Donations received July 1, 2020 – May 10, 2021

Corporate Partners

Premier – $50,000 and above Midwest Ford Dealers Overland Park • • • •

Built Ford Tough Scholarships State Officer Scholarships Proficiency Award Program Sponsor of the Kansas FFA F-150 Truck

5 Star – $20,000 to $49,999 Cargill Wichita • • • •

Meats Evaluation & Technology CDE State Conference for Chapter Leaders CASE Scholarships New FFA Chapter Support

Frontier Farm Credit Omaha, Nebraska • • •

Student Handbook Program Student Scholarships “I Believe” Fund

Kansas Corn Commission Manhattan • • • • • •

Agricultural Education Programs Diversified Crop Production Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award Kansas FFA District Banquets BEST Program SAE Grants “I Believe” Fund

Kansas Department of Agriculture Manhattan • • •

BEST Program Convention Support General Program Support

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Kansas FFA Foundation Sponsors

Kansas Soybean Commission Topeka • • • • •

SAE Grants Proficiency Award Program BEST Program Pre-Service Teacher Scholarships Blue & Gold Scholarship Scramble

CHS Foundation

Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota • • • • • •

Parliamentary Procedure LDE State Convention Keynote Speaker CDE High Individual Scholarships Leader Lab State Officer Training Teach Ag Campaign and Scholarships

4 Star – $10,000 to $19,999 Atwoods

Enid, Oklahoma •

“I Believe” Fund

Central Valley Ag Beloit •

“I Believe” Fund

Kansas Farm Credit Services Association • • • • •

State Star in Agribusiness National Chapter Award – Building Communities Stars Over Kansas Video Production Proficiency Award Pageant State Convention Programming

Harris Crop Insurance Abilene • • • • • •

SAE Grants Agricultural Sales – Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award Convention Keynote Speaker KAAE Support BEST Program Educator Programs

Kansas Farm Bureau Manhattan • • • • •

Discussion Meet LDE State Star in Ag Placement Educator Mentoring Program New Chapter Grants BEST Program

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Kansas FFA Foundation Sponsors

K-State College of Agriculture Manhattan • • • •

State Convention Laser Light Show District Officers Conference State Career Development Host State FFA Officer Program

Merck Animal Health DeSoto • • •

BEST Program Agriscience Fair CASE Scholarships

MKC

Moundridge • • •

SAE Grants GIft of Blue “I Believe” Fund

3 Star – $5,000 to $9,999

American Implement, Garden City Blue and Gold Sausage Co., Jones, Oklahoma CoBank, ACB, Greenwood Village, Colorado Corteva Agriscience, Johnston, Iowa John Deere Turf & Ag, Lenexa Kansas Bankers Association: Kansas Ag Bankers Division, Topeka Kansas FFA Alumni, Inman Land O'Lakes Foundation, St. Paul, Minnesota Orscheln Farm & Home, Moberly, Missouri Yoder Meats, Yoder

2 Star – $2,000 to $4,999 Cavenders, Tyler, Texas Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association, Topeka Kansas Association of Agricultural Educators, Cuba Kansas Grain and Feed Association, Topeka Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, Colwich Kanza Cooperative Association, Iuka RiverStar Farms, Mercedes, Texas Seitz Fundraising, Fredricksburg, Texas Sunbelt Solomon Solutions, Solomon Sunflower Animal Hospital Inc, Shawnee United Bank & Trust, Linn

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Kansas FFA Foundation Sponsors

1 Star – $1 to $1,999 Abilene Machine, Abilene Ag 1 Source, Hesston Ag Direct /FCS, Omaha, Nebraska Animal Health Center of Marion Co., Marion Beer Goggles, Manhattan Bill Stevenson Agency, Horton Blueville Nursery, Inc, Manhattan Bucklin Tractor and Implement, Bucklin Burt Farm & Ranch Realty LLC, Washington Burtis Motors, Garden City Carrico Implement Inc., Beloit Casten Farm, LLC, Manhattan City Barbecue, LLC, Dublin, Ohio First Bank Kansas, Salina Foster Ford, Holton From the Land of Kansas, Manhattan Heritage Tractor, Inc., Baldwin City Hiawatha Ford, Hiawatha Hiawatha Implement, Hiawatha Hummert International, Topeka iCEV, Kremmling, Colorado KanEquip Inc., Wamego Kansas Dairy Commission, Hays Kansas Electric Cooperative, Topeka Kansas Farmer, Marthasville, Missouri Kansas Forage and Grassland Council, Manhttan

Kansas Pork Association, Manhattan Kansas Teach Ag, Manhattan Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, Topeka Kansas Wheat Commission, Manhattan Kroger, Cincinnati, Ohio Landmark Implement, Inc, Holdrege, Nebraska Lawrence Landscape, Lawrence Martinez Media & Marketing Group, Manhattan Mel Hambelton, Wichita PrairieLand Partners, Hutchinson Precision Ag & Seed Services, Scott City Republic Co. FFA Alumni, Belleville Sod Shop Inc., Lawrence Stewart Seed LLC, Washington The Resource Barn, Manhattan Tiffany Cattle Co., Herington TisBest Philanthropy, Seattle, Washington Triangle H Farms, Garden City United Mosquito & Fly Control, Mission Vance Publishing Corporation, Licolnshire, Illinois Vivayic, Inc, Lincoln, Nebraska Washington FFA Alumni, Washington Wildcat Construction, Wichita Zeck Ford, Leavenworth

Individual Donors Premier – $5,000 and above Rick & Bonnie Malir, Powell, Ohio Nelson & Marilyn Galle, Manhattan Tom & Maggie Hemmer, Salina Matt & Donnie Wolters, Atwood

4 Star – $1,500 to $4,999 Michael Burns, Dodge City Jerry & Anita DeWeese, Pratt Emily & Jeremy Lehning, Westmoreland Halley Nett, Mulvane John Niemann, Mount Hope 32


Kansas FFA Foundation Sponsors Mike & Mary Smith, Hesston Keith & Sheri Westervelt, Manhattan

3 Star $750 to $1,499 Danette Amstein, Statesville, North Carolina Andy Armbruster, St. Louis, Missouri Jay Armstrong, Muscotah Jeff Cather, Ames, Iowa Kurt & Pam Dillon, St. George Galen & Lori Fink, Randolph Bill & Laurel Garlow, Salina Jami & Jarrod Gillig, Blue Rapids Sam & Janet Hands, Garden City Mark & Kim Harms, Lincolnville Jackie McClaskey, Manhattan Jim & Glee Smith, North Platte, Nebraska Todd Sturgis, Joplin, Missouri

2 Star $250 to $749 2019-2020 State FFA Officer Team Clint Blaes, Topeka Harmon & Diana Bliss, Jetmore Kasie Bogart, Winfield Robert Broeckelman, Wichita Kevin & Brenda Davis, Scott City Jody Donohue, Fredonia Chad Epler, Columbus Cory Epler, Lincoln, Nebraska Rich & Shirley Felts, Liberty Randall & Terrie Galle, Manhattan Kevin L. & Brenda Gleason, Uniontown Donna Gude, Elk Horn, Iowa Kevin & Rosemary Harris, Abilene Gaea Hock, Abilene Jerry Hubener, Cheney Lindsey Huseman, Ellsworth JJ Jones, Council Grove Mary Kane, Manhattan Robert Kohman, Abilene Bob & Kay Lee, Garden City

Garrett & Alyson Lister, Manhattan Kassie Long, Colwich Melanie Mainquist, Mora, Minnesota James Meinhardt, Wamego Mark & Marsha Meyer, Tampa Meghan Mueseler, Wichita Gaye Mussallem, Littleton, Colorado Laura Ringler, Shelby, Ohio Jessica Smith, Inman Michael Springer, Neodesha Elizabeth & William Thomas, Leawood Colleen Trater, Glen Carbon, Illinois Shawn Turner, Ottawa Jonathan & Ann Ulmer, St. George Doug Wareham, Topeka John & Marlene Wells, Sedan Pat & Janel Wiederholt, Hartford Karl & Bailey Wilhelm, Fayetteville, Arkansas Dennis Will, Chapman Timothy Zenger, Washington

1 Star – $1 to $249 Johanna Anderes, Hope Paul Anderson, Omaha, Nebraska Mike & Jill Arensdorf, Hays Robert & Kathy Atkisson, Stockton Suzanne Avery, Westmoreland

Kim Baldwin, McPherson Lisa Banks, Lamar, Missouri Scott Barlow, Inman Matthew Baxter, Morganville Kathy & Ed Beeman, Lenexa

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Kansas FFA Foundation Sponsors Lila Bestwick, Manhattan Ashley Beying, Melvern Carrie Blaes, Independence Mike & Peggy Blaes, Cherryvale Kent Blakeslee, Ellinwood Erik & Tami Bland, Thornton, Colorado Don Boggs, Manhattan Jay & Brenda Bohnenblust, Clay Center Jacob Bosch, Lenexa Doug Bounds, Manhattan Mary Bowen, Manhattan Jennie Bracken, Coldwater Kim Brammer, Omaha, Nebraska Kaydie Brandl, Manhattan Larry & Mary Briggeman, Iuka Parry Briggs, Baileyville Jill Brown, Mound City, Missouri Glenn & Jennifer Brunkow, Wamego Steve Buss, Grantville Barbara Callanan, Belle Plaine Alice Carmack, Gates, Tennessee Jackie & Eric Chandler, Neodesha Rebecca & Kody Chase, Abilene Clark & Louann Christensen, Iowa City, Iowa Mark Christensen, Polk City, Iowa Jo Christofferson, Johnston, Iowa Shad Clymer, Colby Robert Cowan, Manhattan Buddy Curry, Arkansas City Anthony Dahl, Topeka Micah Davidson, Canyon, Texas Staci DeGeer, Wichita Jayci Devito, Manhattan Bill & Brandie Disberger, Wamego Edie Doane, Manhattan Connie Doonan, Newell, Iowa Bo Downing, Manhattan Kevin & MIa Elliott, Asbury, Missouri Jason & Caroline Ellis, Manhattan Joe & Elen Farrell, Hill City Bruce Fouts, Westmoreland Dennis & Julie Fry, Ft. Scott Greta Ganske, Olathe Jeremy Geidel, Seward Josie Gianni, Manhattan Jeff & Karen Gillespie, Colony Abby Goins, Oswego Randy & Alice Gruber, Minneapolis Mike Gryp, Edgerton Dave & Pam Gude, Harlan, Iowa Jodi Guetterman, Bucyrus Denise Guttery, Petersburg, Illinois Jessica Hacker, Pratt Merle & Debra Hadachek, Cuba Nikki Hall, Johnston, Iowa Virgina Hanchett, Hill City Brent Hansen, Avoca, Iowa Karen Hansen, Belleville Larry Hansen, Marshalltown Taylor Hart, Lincoln, Nebraska Hayden Heigele, Longford Douglas Heiken, Grand Rapids, Minnesota Dalton & Sarah Henry, Randolph Anthony Herman, WaKeeney

Brooks Hetle, Manhattan Jordan Hildebrand, Topeka Nellie Hill, Las Cruces, New Mexico Shandy Hill, Clayton, North Carolina Kelly & Mark Hoelting, Allen Casey Holsing, Milford, Nebraska Chance Hunley, Washington, D.C. Sheryl A Hunt, Winfield Jenny Hurtt, Colby Dann Husmann, Lincoln, Nebraska Jennie Jacobsen, Valparaiso, Nebraska Taylor James, Blue Mound Lyndon & Marie Jordan, Ottawa John Kern, Washington Dean Klahr, Holton Max & Debbie Knudsen, Kansas City, Missouri Jordan Kocher, Manhattan Nathan Kohls, Goddard Rachel Kreikemeier, Beatrice, Nebraska Bryson Lacey, McPherson Jason Lacey, Portland, Oregon Dana & Jimmy Ladner, Manhattan Kyler Langvardt, Chapman Mike Laorange, Salina Kevin Larsen, Carroll, Iowa Nathan Laudan, Overland Park Debbie Ledet, Manhattan Kelsey Lee, Stillwater, Oklahoma Brandon & Amy Livingston, Ottawa Raeann Magill, Manhattan Joe Mahoney, Paola Brandy Marrinan, Andover Thomas Marten, Leavenworth Deborah Martens, Aurora, Colorado Mary Mathes, Cincinnati, Ohio Krista Mauck, Hoxie Matt & Lindy McMillen, Dighton Rick McNary, Potwin Elizabeth Meyer, Sublette Lori Moldenhauer, Wilber, Nebraska Erika Moore, Colby Mary Moore, Maryville, Tennessee Jackie Mundt, Preston Clement Neely, Chanute Jerry Nissen, Prescott, Iowa Terry W Odle, Stockton Amanda Ogorzolka, Manhattan Tim & Debra Ohlde, Clyde Reita & Gerald Olberding, Princeton Corrine Olsen, Holton Lisa Parker, Arvada, Colorado Kelly Perrier, Wichita Julia Petersen, Wichita Devon Pollreisz, Linn, Missouri Jen Pospisil, Norwalk, Iowa Mason Prester, Wilson Harland Priddle, McAlester, Oklahoma Kerry Priest, Manhattan Dick Rabenold, Pleasant Hill, Iowa Christopher Redmond, Manhattan Christine Reeves, Overland Park Lillan & Francis Reichart, Overland Park

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Kansas FFA Foundation Sponsors Leanne Reineman, Manhattan L. Dru Richard, Ellsworth Audra Rogers, Pratt Ryan Roloff, Manhattan Diana Romero, Manhattan Della Sass, Westmoreland Dennis Schlagel, Lexington, Illinois Elmer Schmitz, Highland Suzanne Schultz, Olathe Jay Scott, Topeka Lukas Sebesta, Wilson Brian Sellers, Mercedes, Texas Jay Sherrod, Neodesha Mary Kay Siefers, Manhattan Stacy Simmer, Highland Warren & Phyllis Slocombe, Manhattan Leann Spinden, Lenexa Eric & Tammy Steele, St. Marys Mark Steen, Omaha, Nebraska Karl Dawn Stover, Beloit Jed Strnad, Cuba Cody & Lauri Stuber, Wichita Beth Stuewe, Paxico Shelia Summers, Topeka Marty Tatman, Washington, D.C.

Andela Taylor, Curtis, Nebraska Blair Tenhouse, Laclede, South Dakota Sarah Tsubata, Hyattsvile, Maryland Carol Urban, Underwood, Iowa LaReina Waldorf, Wellington Shannon & Andi Washburn, Plain City, Ohio Stan Watt, Manhattan Heather Weathers, Great Bend Alan Weiser, Chanute Jerrod Westfahl, Manhattan Carly Whorton, Holton Clara Wicoff, Iola Michael Wiederholt, Garnett Briana Wilkerson, Louisburg Ron & Christina Wilson, Manhattan Nikole Winter, Hays Kristin Witte, Claflin Steven Witte, Indianapolis, Indiana Elizabeth Wright, Olsburg Yancy Wright, Shawnee Jill Zimmerman, Manhattan

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2020-2021 FUNDRAISING CHAPTERS Abilene Anderson County Axtell Blue Valley Buhler Burlington Central Heights Centralia Centre Chapman Crest Dexter Doniphan West Ellis Ell-Saline Ellsworth Frankfort Fredonia Goessel Greeley County Hanover Herington Hiawatha Hill City Hillsboro Holcomb Holton Hoxie

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2020-2021 FUNDRAISING CHAPTERS ALTOONA MIDWAY ATTICA ATWOOD BELLE PLAINE BELOIT BLUESTEM BURLINGTON CHANUTE CHAPPARAL CHENEY CIMARRON

CLAY CENTER CLIFTON-CLYDE DIGHTON DODGE CITY ELLSWORTH ERIE FORT SCOTT GARDEN CITY GIRARD GOESSEL GOLDEN PLAINS

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LITTLE RIVER ROCK HILLS MARMATON SOUTH CENTRAL VALLEY SOUTH HAVEN MCLOUTH SOUTHEAST MEDICINE LODGE SKILLS MINNEAPOLIS SPRING HILL NORTON SUBLETTE NORWICH UNIONTOWN OBERLIN WELLINGTON PAOLA WESKAN PHILLIPSBURG WICHITA COUNTY PRATT


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THE FFA CREED I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but of deeds – achievements won by the present and past generations of agriculturists; in the promise of better days through better ways, even as the better things we now enjoy have come to us from the struggles of former years. I believe that to live and work on a good farm, or to be engaged in other agricultural pursuits, is pleasant as well as challenging; for I know the joys and discomforts of agricultural life and hold an inborn fondness for those associations which, even in hours of discouragement, I cannot deny. I believe in leadership from ourselves and respect from others. I believe in my own ability to work efficiently and think clearly, with such knowledge and skill as I can secure, and in the ability of progressive agriculturists to serve our own and the public interest in producing and marketing the product of our toil. I believe in less dependence on begging and more power in bargaining; in the life abundant and enough honest wealth to help make it so – for others as well as myself; in less need for charity and more of it when needed; in being happy myself and playing square with those whose happiness depends upon me. I believe that American agriculture can and will hold true to the best traditions of our national life and that I can exert an influence in my home and community which will stand solid for my part in that inspiring task. — The creed was written by E.M. Tiffany of Lyndon, Kansas, and adopted at the Third National FFA Convention. It was revised at the 38th and 63rd National FFA Conventions.


THANK YOU!

M dedicate countless hours of their time to plan,

ore than 200 alumni, industry, and other individuals

organize, and execute all of the events that make up the Kansas FFA Convention. Even this year, as we gather virtually, Kansas is blessed to give members, guests, and supporters an amazing experience for celebration and growth, all with a volunteer-run convention. Thank you to these volunteers who have risen to the challenge, and put in many hours of time to make the 93rd Kansas FFA Convention possible! Taylor Apley • Clint Blaes • Robin Blume Chad Bontrager • Colton Branch • Logan Britton Danielle Comstock • Garrett Craig • Kevin Davis Justine Dlabal • Edie Doane • Michael Dowd Logan Elliott • Abby Goins • Hannah Hahn Jancey Hall • Bill Harlan • Lori Harlan • Max Harman Phil Harner • Dalton Henry • Brooks Hetle • Alan Hinds Gaea Hock • Lindsey Huseman • Briana Jacobus Shyanne Jones • Emily Koop • Kyler Langvardt Heather Lansdowne • Alyson Lister • Garrett Lister Allysa Martinez • Leigh Ann Maurath • Jackie McClaskey Janae McKinney • Susan Metzger • Noah Ochsner Cailin Parks • Bailey Peterson-Wilhelm Katelyn Pinkston • Russell Plaschka • Mason Prester Jade Robben • Josh Roe • Grace Roth Bethany Schifferdecker • Riley Sleichter Andrew Strasburg • Beth Stuewe • Jason Walker Kerry Wefald • J.W. Wells • Karl Wilhelm Sheridan Wimmer • Lexi Wright • Scuyler Zenger

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