MORRIS AREA FFA CHAPTER OFFICERS 2017-2018
Morris Area FFA Chapter Officers for 2017-18 include: Vice President–Lindsey Moser; Parliamentarian– Karmen Sperr; President–Sam Greiner; Secretary–LeAndra Hormann; Reporter–Shantel Wolf; Officer At Large–Jaden Maanum; Treasurer–Austin Berlinger; and Sentinel–Brock Peterson.
HANCOCK FFA CHAPTER OFFICERS 2017-2018
Hancock FFA Chapter Officers for 2017-18 include: President–Kaleb Koehl; Vice President– Emma Nelson; Secretary–Clint Messner; Treasurer–Tess Steiner; Reporter–Greta Schaefer, Sentinel Kyerra Carter; Officer-at-large–Jordan Peterson and Parliamentarian–Val Messner.
MORRIS AREA FFA CHAPTER
The 2017-2018 Morris Area FFA Chapter members.
HANCOCK FFA CHAPTER
The 2017-18 Hancock FFA Chapter members.
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.
needed; in being happy myself and playing square with those whose I believe in leadership from ourselves and respect from others. I believe happiness depends upon me. in my own ability to work efficiently and think clearly, with such I believe that American agriculture can and will hold true to the knowledge and skill as I can secure, and in the ability of progressive best traditions of our national life and that I can exert an influence agriculturists to serve our own and the public interest in producing and in my home and community which will stand solid for my part in that marketing the product of our toil. inspiring task. 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 The creed was written by E.M. Tiffany and adopted at the Third National FFA others as well as myself; in less need for charity and more of it when Convention. It was revised at the 38th and 63rd Conventions.
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JOHNSON MAAE AWARD
Hancock FFA Adviser Elizabeth Johnson was selected as Region III Minnesota Association of Agriculture Educators Outstanding Young Member.
HANCOCK STATE DEGREES
The following Hancock FFA members received State Degrees Left to right: Clint Messner, Jordan Peterson, Kaleb Koehl, Tess Steiner, Emma Nelson and Callie Koehl.
Hancock FFA members Chandler Gramm, Cole Reese, Connor Reese and Tyler Reese competed at the Western National Roundup in January. They placed seventh overall, fifth in beef, fourth in goats and Tyler Reese placed fifth as an individual.
CARTER KOEHL REGIONS NATIONAL PROFICIENCY FINALIST
Hancock FFA member Brady Carter was chosen as a national proficiency finalist in sheep production. He made top 4 in the nation. He is pictured with Hancock FFA Advisor Elizabeth Johnson.
Hancock FFA member Kyerra Carter placed first at regions at equine science placement and second in regions in equine science entrepreneurship. Kaleb Koehl placed first at regions in diversified agriculture production proficiency.
We congratulate all FFA members on their hard work!
HANCOCK NATIONAL CONVENTION
These Hancock FFA members attended the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana (from left) Emma Nelson, Amanda Wevley, Valerie Messner, Anne Koehl, Kyerra Carter, and Brady Carter.
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REGION OFFICERS VISIT
The Morris Area FFA Chapter officers put on a monthly luncheon for seventh and eighth graders to learn more about FFA and how to get the most out of their FFA experience. At the January Luncheon, a couple of the region officers came and lead the younger members in a leadership game. The members had a lot of fun getting to know the region officers.
AG IN CLASSROOM
FFA members went to the State Fair Grounds and taught inner city elementary school students about agriculture. The students even got to see some animals.
Morris Area FFA member Savannah Aanerud competed in the Extemporaneous Speaking CDE at State Convention. She placed first and went on to compete at the national level and placed bronze.
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AMERICAN FARMERS DONATION
This year the America’s Farmers Grow Committee donated $2,500 for the BackPack Supply program. Some of the Morris Area FFA members took the time to put together 48 backpacks that were donated to the Salvation Army for students within Stevens County.
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These Morris Area FFA members earned State Degrees. URBAN DAY From left: Blake Engebretson, Teague Picht, Savannah FFA members went to the State Fair Grounds and taught inner city elementary school students about Agriculture. The students Aanerud, Jake Anderson, Briar Peterson. State Degree is the learned all about the different aspects of Agriculture and even got to see some animals! second highest award.
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We salute FFA for making a positive diﬀerence in the lives of students by developing their potential for leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
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Published on Feb 20, 2018