VOLUME 18, ISSUE 3
FOUNDATION FALL 2019
OF WOMEN IN FFA
NATIONAL CONVENTION RESULTS | PG 6
FALL LDE RESULTS | PG 8
WORDS FROM OUR PRESIDENT JEFF HAGEL
This publication provides an update on the happenings of the ND FFA Foundation, and thanks our generous 2019 sponsors, whose financial assistance allows the ND FFA Foundation to provide programs and monetary assistance to enhance their Supervised Agricultural Experience programs, attend conventions and conferences, gain leadership skills, and provide new experiences. You will find a recap of the National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis this past October. Our members worked hard to develop skills in their Career Development Event areas. In addition, we congratulate the ND FFA members who received the American FFA Degree. In 2020, we continue to see a bright future for FFA members. In January, many members will receive FFA jackets through our Blue Jackets Bright Futures program, and hundreds of members will attend Winter Leadership Conferences in Bismarck. We thank RDO for sponsoring Blue Jackets Bright Futures by providing all of the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s FFA jackets this year, helping us celebrate 50 years of women in the FFA. In February, members will apply for scholarships from both the National FFA and the ND FFA Foundation. February will also see Giving Hearts Day - the largest single-day fundraiser in North Dakota. We look forward to these happenings and are grateful for your support.
ND FFA Foundation President-Elect
2019-2020 ND FFA FOUNDATION FOUNDATION BOARD
Jeff Hagel, President Christina Dockter, Vice President Pam Tonnessen, Secretary Kristi Tonnessen, Treasurer Aaron Anderson, Member Craig Kleven, Member Adam Marx, Member Alan Huettl, Member Misty Steeke, Member Brian Vculek, Member Brianna Maddock, Member Caleb Boehm, Member Ben Van Berkom, Member Christina Bingham, Member
Interim Executive Director
Sponsor and Program Coordinator
LET US US INTRODUCE: INTROLET
TOMMY WINDERS DUCE: TOMMY WINDERS
Tommy Winders has joined the foundation staff as Sponsor and Program Coordinator. Winders began his role on August 1 with the primary responsibilities of maintaining the funding sources necessary for the programming and opportunities the ND FFA provides for over 6,000 student members across the state. For Winders, agriculture has always been a part of his life. Growing up in southern Minnesota, Tommy comes from a family highly involved in the agriculture industry. Upon graduation from high school in Belle Plaine, MN, Winders attended South Dakota State University where he earned a B.S. in Animal Science. He continued his education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, earning his M.S. in Ruminant Nutrition. “Agriculture – and more specifically the future of the industry – is something I have been incredibly passionate about since the early years of my life,” says Winders. “With our world’s population growing faster than ever before, it is essential the next generation of leaders in the ag. industry equip themselves to understand they’re responsible for feeding the world. Being able to play a role in preparing our members to do so is an opportunity I am thankful and excited to have.” With his background in agriculture and extensive research experience in higher education, Winders hopes his unique set of skills and experiences will allow him to bring exciting energy to the nonprofit organization while also building on the current success of the Foundation created by those preceding him in this position.
Welcome to the FFAmily, Tommy!
RECAP OF 2019
NATIONAL 2019-20 National FFA
Officer Team Elected Ted McKinney
Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs
Degree Recipients The Honorary American Degree is bestowed upon individuals who have provided exceptional service on the national level to agriculture, agricultural education and the FFA. These two individuals have created high-quality agricultural education programs that inspire and motivate their students to strive for success.
Amanda Huettl, Max
16th year of teaching agricultural education in ND
ND FFA MEMBERS
attended this year
MEMBERS AND GUESTS from around the nation attended
CONVENTION National Proficiency Winner
Ryan Muggli, Grant County
Ryan Muggli of the Grant County FFA Chapter operates a 790-acre farm, producing wheat, corn, soybeans, oil sunflowers and rye. After years of riding along in the tractor with his father learning what it takes to be a successful farmer, Ryan got his start in 2015 with 210 acres. Every decision to be made in the operation is made by Ryan, including what to grow, purchasing inputs like seed, fertilizer and fuel and more. He is supported by his parents, Andrea and Tim, and his FFA advisor, Pete Hetle. Congratulations, Ryan!
James Bridenstine Administrator of NASA
Pete Hetle, Grant County
recently retired after 16 years teaching at Grant County Schools
traveled to attend convention
received their American Degree
HONORARY AMERICAN DEGREE
were given stipends by the ND FFA Foundation to attend and compete
NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION RESULTS Career Development Events
Kindred - Silver Autumn Kramer, Kayla Hoyme, Andrea Hoyme & Kylee Greuel
Sponsor: Zacharias Family
Napoleon - Silver Veronica Schwartzenberger, Janae Weigel, Charmain Haas & McKenzie Haas Sponsor: Agtegra Cooperative
Agricultural Technology & Mechanical Systems
Lisbon - Gold Levi Schwab - 5th Place, Brady Carlson, Gavin Reinke & Jacob Bear Sponsor: Twin Cities Region Northland Ford Dealers
Fessenden/Bowdon - Gold (5th Place) Alex Heilman, Garin Opdahl, Nicole Neumiller & Levi Opdahl Sponsor: Bayer
Dairy Cattle Evaluation
New Salem - Silver Evan Bornemann, Kendyl Hoger, Bridget Kunz & Brooke Kunz Sponsor: CHS Foundation
Dairy Cattle Handling
Chayla Kuss, Carrington - Bronze Sponsor: Midwest Dairy Assn. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ND Div.
Environmental & Natural Resources Edgeley/Kulm - Silver Lance Kjellberg, Adam Nitschke, Lucas Nitschke - 5th place & Tyler Zahn Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation
Farm & Agribusiness Management Carrington - Gold Kyle Leapaldt, Justin Lee, Jacob Rexin - 3rd place & Trapper Depew Sponsor: ND Rural Rehabilitation Corp.
Minot - Bronze Alyssa Ball, Rivers Bachman, Kenady Kinnaird & Emily Blocher Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation
Food Science & Technology
Kindred - Gold (3rd Place) Elizabeth Saewert, Anna Stoppleworth, Christina Greuel & Madison Olien Sponsor: Intâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;l Certification Services, Inc.
Golden Valley County - Silver Kyle Sarsland, Chance Manhart, Kaden Volk & Kade Manhart
Munich - Gold Dawson Biby, Drew McArthur & Caleb Woodrow Sponsor: Farmers Union Ins./ND Farmers Union, AgCountry Farm Credit Services
Milk Quality and Products New Salem - Silver Paul Hanebutt, Jackson Rud, Fayth Hoger & Abby Bopp Sponsor: Nodak Mutual Insurance
Des Lacs/Burlington - Silver Ben Van Berkom, Garrett Snyder, Grayson Pease & Jakob Van Berkom Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation
New Salem - Bronze Aubrey Bornemann, Emily Morman, Cora Sicble & Alisha Letzring Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation
Leadership Development Events FFA Creed
Ashlyn Williams, Maddock - Bronze Sponsor: Jory & Missy Hansen
Employment Skills (Job Interview) Christina Bingham, Max - Silver Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation
Jayden MacDonald, Bismarck - Bronze Sponsor: BK Seeds
Prepared Public Speaking Cassie Faul, Harvey - Silver
Sponsor: Noah and Katlin Hall, Kevin Teigen
National Proficiency Finalists Diversified Crop Production Entrepreneurship
Ryan Muggli, Grant County - National Winner Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation
Fruit Production Entrepreneurship Christina Bingham, Max - National Finalist Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation
Carrington - Silver Mathias Kubal, Madeliene Nichols, Auna Kubal & Lea Mittleider Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation
ND National FFA Chorus Member Jayden Cherry, Wahpeton
Sponsor: Leo Vossler Memorial Fund
Sponsor: ND Corn Council, BK Seeds & ND FFA Foundation
Environmental Services/Natural Resource Systems Division 1 Kathryn Schneider, Ashley - Silver
Food Products and Processing Systems Division 2 Sophia Freitag & Avery Sanford, Scranton - Silver
Food Products and Processing Systems Division 6 Skyla Folden & Madison Myers, Garrison - Silver
Plant Systems Division 3
Kiersten Boehm, Richland - Gold (5th Place)
Power, Structural and Technical Systems Division 2 Jorgen Swenson & Cort McDonald, Kindred - Gold
Social Systems Division 2
Christina Bingham & Aubrey Black, Max - Gold (2nd Place)
Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation
National Chapter Awards Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation
Gage Yellowbird & Sydney Bauer, Max - Silver
Social Systems Division 6
Rolla - National Finalist
Jack Stoppleworth & Trey Heinrich, Kindred - Gold (2nd Place)
Social Systems Division 4
Premier Chapter - Growing Leaders for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Judge in Your PJsâ&#x20AC;?
Center - 3-Star Chapter Garrison - 2-Star Chapter Kindred - 3-Star Chapter Max - 2-Star Chapter Napoleon - 2-Star Chapter Richland 44 - 3-Star Chapter Rolla - 3-Star Chapter Wahpeton - 3-Star Chapter
American Degree Recipients Sponsors: Twin Cities Region Northland Ford, Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Assoc., Bayer, CHS Foundation, ND Grain Growers Association and ND FFA Foundation.
Alex Abrahamson, Rolla Hunter Allickson, Rugby Taylor Bergquist, Wilton Katelin Chinn, Killdeer Cierra Dockter, Medina Dalton Dockter, Medina McKenzy Dockter, Medina Stetson Ellingson, Mandan Taylor Maddock, A.S. Gibbens Kevin Friedt, Harvey Kalie Gudmestad, Medina Alicia Lynn Hellman, Harvey
Jeremiah Heupel, Medina Katelyn Horner, Napoleon Alex Irlmeier, Medina Bethany Keller, Harvey Maddie Kleven, Medina Kimberly Kolden, Garrison Billie Lentz, Rolla Cody Mack, Medina Brianna Maddock, Kindred Taylor Mathern, Edgeley-Kulm Lily McFadden, Killdeer Alexander Ruff, Wishek
Sidney Sanderson, Parshall Lane Sayler, Garrison Madeline Schauer, Wishek Hope Scheresky, Max Cory Schmaltz, Harvey Colbey Steeke, Scranton Matthew Stroh, Killdeer Kelsey Stumvoll, Garrison Ashley Wolff, Medina Zane Woroniecki, Hebron Katelyn Youngs, Garrison
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT EVENT RESULTS
Ty MacDonald, Bismarck Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation
Chevy Dhamers & William Schmidt, New England Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation
Extemporaneous Speaking Janae Weigel, Napoleon
Sponsor: 2012-2013 State Officer Team, Bryan and Janet Strom
Napoleon Janae Weigel, Payton Feist, Kylee Bitz, Kourtney Bitz, Charmaine Haas, McKenzie Haas, Nathan Gross & Sydney Horner Sponsor: ND Department of Agriculture
Employment Skills (Job Interview)
Laura Muggli, Grant County Sponsor: Breanna Bregel
Prepared Public Speaking Kourtney Bitz, Napoleon
Sponsor: Michael and Sharon Anderson
Sponsors: ND FFA Alumni Association, Rick Vannett, Jason and Heather Rohr, Bryan and Janet Strom, ND Dep. of Ag, Roger and Kari Christenson, Jeff and Jan Topp, Breanna Bregel
Chapters of the Day
District 1 - Stanley District 2 - Max District 3 - Harvey District 4 - Maddock A.S. Gibbens
District 5 - Kindred District 6 - Napoleon District 7 - Mandan District 8 - Grant County
5O YEARS OF WOMEN IN THE FFA Fargo-based RDO Equipment Co. has announced a partnership with the ND FFA Foundation which results in a donation of all female FFA jackets given to North Dakota members through the Foundation’s program, Blue Jackets Bright Futures. The announcement came the same week as the 50th anniversary of women in the FFA, which was recognized on Monday, October 15th.
Each year, the ND FFA Foundation provides hundreds of blue FFA jackets to members who may not have the financial resources and/ or to those who have displayed and demonstrated leadership qualities and personal growth, through their program Blue Jackets Bright Futures. Each jacket given through this program is sponsored by a donor, through a $74.00 contribution. Any individual or organization can become a jacket sponsor. To celebrate 50 years of the inclusion of women in the FFA, RDO Equipment Co. is donating all of the jackets given to female members of the ND FFA through this program. Last year, the program gave 260 members the iconic corduroy jacket. “RDO has always been eager to support the North Dakota FFA and the meaningful work the organization is
doing with the youth of our state,” says Steve Connelly, RDO Equipment Co.’s Vice President of Midwest Agriculture. “With 2019 marking 50 years of women in the FFA, it was important we take this opportunity to celebrate alongside the FFA and recognize such a meaningful milestone for this organization and the overall strong presence of women in the agricultural industry.” “We are so thankful for this incredibly generous gift by RDO,” says Tommy Winders, Sponsor and Program Coordinator of the ND FFA Foundation. “The Blue Jackets Bright Futures program is very special to our organization and RDO’s gift highlights their genuine commitment to the importance of the agricultural industries and their women.” To highlight this special partnership, all of the jackets given through RDO Equipment Co.’s sponsorship will feature a commemorative patch on the inside of the jacket signifying the partnership and celebration of 50 years of women in the FFA.
WAYS TO GIVE TO THE ND FFA
Become a Giving Hearts Day Match Donor Giving Hearts Day is the largest single-day of fundraising throughout North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Each year, over 400 nonprofit organizations take part in this day of giving, and the North Dakota FFA Foundation is thankful to be one of them. On Giving Hearts Day 2019, we raised over $37,000 through the generous support of 290 individual donors and 12 match donors.
$37,000+ RAISED FOR ND FFA ON GIVING HEARTS DAY 2019
IN MATCH DONORS IN 2019
Be the Match
Each year, participating nonprofit organizations are required to find at least $4,000 in match doations. Last year, the ND FFA foundation received match donations of $9,000 from 12 match donors and already have 9+ donors and $8,000+ pledged for Giving Hearts Day 2020! We are always looking for additional match donors and would be honored to have your support. Make your donation go twice as far by becoming a Giving Hearts Day 2020 match donor!
DONORS YOUR PHOTO HERE
$1,000 Marcia Young
Contact us to become a match donor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff & Susan Hagel
1991-92 State Officer Team
Join the Blue Jackets Bright Futures Movement
JACKETS GOAL FOR 2021
This January, we plan to give over 260 courdoury jackets to new FFA membrs across North Dakota through our program, Blue Jackets Bright Futures. The members receiving the jackets were selected through an application process in which they described their passion and goals as a member of the FFA. Thanks to the incredible support from individuals and organizations, we are able to provide over 260 blue jackets, as well as all the pride, experiences, learning, and opportunities that come along with donning the iconic blue courdoury, to members right here in ND. If you woukd like to donate a jacket for the 2021 Blue Jackets Bright Futures program, visit ndffa.co/bjbf2020
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Simply send your Venmo donation to our username: @NorthDakotaFFA
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In Memory of Cora Wagner
by friends and family
In Memory of Alexa Young
by friends and family
DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE
CONTINUES ITS SUPPORT OF THE ND FFA The North Dakota FFA Foundation and North Dakota 4-H Foundation are each receiving donations of $20,000 from Dakota Access Pipeline, LLC. The funds will be used to support leadership training and state conference opportunities, with the goal of supporting programs that reach as many students throughout the state as possible. In an effort to support youth programs in counties along the entire four-state pipeline route, Dakota Access will be making similar donations in South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois totaling $50,000. “The North Dakota FFA Foundation is grateful for Dakota Access’ generosity and support. This gift not only gives our Foundation the ability to continue our programming and mission; it highlights the company’s commitment
to the future leaders of agriculture right here in North Dakota,” said Andrew Young, Interim Executive Director, ND FFA Foundation. “The donation to FFA will be used to sponsor the ND FFA Winter Leadership Conference which has grown to one of the largest attended conferences in the state, helping students in the areas of leadership and personal growth, career exploration and community service. It will also be used to sponsor the 91st ND State FFA Convention in June.” In 2017, Dakota Access Pipeline made similar donations to North Dakota’s FFA and 4-H totaling $70,000 for event sponsorship, individual county curriculum implementation, stewardship programs, and membership and traveling expenses. The pipeline traverses approximately 346 miles across seven counties in North Dakota.
Members representing the North Dakota FFA (from left to right) Ben Van Berkom, Tommy Winders, Andrew Young and Anna Stoppleworth celebrate the donation of $20,000 from Dakota Access Pipeline, LLC. The donation will be used to support programming and conferences for members of the FFA in North Dakota.
SPONSORS & DONORS Premier Sponsor ($50,000+) Bakk Farm
($25,000 to 49,999)
Twin Cities Region Northland Ford Dealers
Diamond Sponsors ($10,000 to 24,999)
Ag Country Farm Credit Services Bayer CHS Foundation Farm Credit Services of Mandan Farm Credit Services of ND Farmers Union Insurance North Dakota Department of Agriculture William Huffman Trust
Sapphire Sponsors ($5,000 to 9,999)
ADM International Certification Services, Inc. Nodak Insurance Company North Dakota Natural Resource Trust Tom & Frances Leach Foundation Vaughn & Dorinda Zacharias Family
Gold Sponsors ($1,000 to 4,999)
Agtegra Cooperative AT&T Bell Bank Beth & Wayne Stenehjem Breanna Bregel Bridgette & Randy Readel Cargill Sweeteners CF Industries Doosan Bobcat First International Bank & Trust Gooseneck Implement Impact Foundation International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers International Union of Painters and Allied Trades IRONCLAD Marketing Joel & Joyce Janke Keith & Cathy Peltier Land O’ Lakes Foundation Marcia Young Michael & Marjorie Axt ND Association of Agricultural Educators ND Barley Council ND Building Trades Unions ND Corn Council ND Crop Improvement & Seed Assn ND Ethanol Council ND FFA Alumni Association ND Rural Rehabilitation Corp. ND State Fair Association ND Stockmen’s Association North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters North Dakota Farm Bureau Offutt Family Foundation Ohnstad Twitchell Petro-Hunt, LLC Pioneer Seeds a Brand of Corteva Agriscience Plains Ag, LLC ProSeed RDO Equipment Robb Boyd Robert & Tamra Maddock Titan Machinery Inc TransCanada Wilbur-Ellis Company
MORE SPONSORS & DONORS Silver Sponsors ($400 to 999)
Allen & Pat Giese Amanda McClean AMPI Anonymous Birdsall Grain & Seed Bryan & Janet Strom Cavendish Farms, Inc. Coteau Properties Dakota Growers Pasta Company, Inc. Dakota Medical Foundation Dale Carpentier Darren & Kristin Hoyme Denise & David Swanson Dennis & Kathy Walsh Gold Buckle Gelbvieh
Hetle Integrated Ag Services Jason & Heather Rohr Jeff & Jan Topp Jeff & Susan Hagel Jon & Agnes Solberg Logan Behm Mara & Bruce Glasow Mark Nelson & Raquel Lacey Marlow & Joyce Nelson Midwest Dairy Association - ND Division Midwest Stihl Myron Johs ND Grain Dealers Association ND Grain Growers Association ND Oilseed Council ND Pork Council ND Wheat Commission
North Dakota Beef Commission North Dakota State University Animal Science Department Papa’s Pumpkin Patch Pete & Helen Hetle Peterson Farms Seed Phillip Wanner Ray FFA Richard & Kathryn Debertin Rick Vannett Schilke Grain & Stock Farm Sun Mountain Medical Consulting, LLC US Bank Foundation Von & Doreen Lynne Wade & Lynn Moser Wahpeton FFA Alumni William Fritz
A huge thank you to our more than 600 donations.
For a complete list visit: NDFFAFoundation.com/Our-Donors
IN HONOR & MEMORY OF
OUR LOVED ONES IN MEMORY OF...
Cora Wagner by Alexa Young by Andrew & Jeremy Young Brian & Julie Vculek Brian and Jessica Rust Don Schwartz Ellingson Angus Jean Johnson Jeff and Ruby Kolpack Jerry & Joan Wettlaufer Joe Vetter Jon and Kylie Dickson Katie Vculek Marilyn Dean Robert & Tamra Maddock Thomas & Leslie Johnson
Anna Oberlander by Wesley & Patty Well
Bertha Wood by Jodi Burkhardt Bruns
Darrol Schroder by
US Bank - Farm & Ranch Management
Dale Ihry by
Lisa Gibbons Red River Farm Network
Kim Rath by
Bridgette & Randy Readel
Al and Betty Michels Anna Mae Spiekermeier Anthony and Lenae Ambrose Becky Sorby Brian Miller Bronco Volleyball Carolynn Johnson Charles and Gwendolyn Rotenberger Cletus and Darcy Ackerman Credit Union Association of the Dakotas Crystal Meyer Dale Erickson Daniel and Kristy Bear Darla and Kenny Coleman Darrell and Julie Bentz David and Joyce Billing Deann Pladson Dennis and Doris Just Elaine Anderson Eric and Erika Berg Gery McIntee and Larry Boeck Halstad Telephone Company Harvey and Kathleen Hoenhause Jan Nelson & Stanton Andrist Jeff and Annette Struck Joshua and Brianne Nelson Judy Altom Judy Kub-Devitt Karl and Linda Wolhowe Keith and Lynette Kedrowski Ken and Joni Eareckson Tada Kevin Smykowski Kim and Gred Myers Kristyi and Duane Klabunde Leonard and Darlene Freeberg Linda Mathern
Nov. 2018 to Nov. 2019
Lynelle and Timothy Hanson Lynn and Nancy Steinke Lynne & Gerald Klindworth Mary Johnson Michael and Bernadine Roach Michael Ellefson Mindy and Daniel Ribnick Miranda Madsen NDSU Dept. of Education Nick Storhaug Paul and Farrah Billing Paul and Sheila Leier Roger Boeck Ron and Donna Sherven Ron Carlson Sara and Scott Schuh Sara Lyons Sea Foam Sales Company Shanna and Dan Holmstrom Stephen and Denise Bartholomay Susan Mosser Tim and Judy Spiekermeier Timothy and JoAnne Rehborg Vaughn & Dorinda Zacharias Family Warren and Betty Wiltse Wesley & Patty Well
Lyle Warner by Ellingson Angus
Milo Kalvoda by Beth Allen
Shubel Owen by Don Schwartz
IN HONOR OF...
Erika and Tyler Kenner Lannoye by Amanda Johnson Jason & Rami Topp Kyle Nelson
Tam Maddock by Jerry & Joan Wettlaufer
AG IN THE CLASSROOM
.THROUGH AG IN THE CLASSROOM MINI-GRANTS The ND FFA Foundation has given 25 $350$500 mini-grants to educators, teachers, and organizations to promote agriculture in North Dakota classrooms. The mini-grants were made possible through a grant received by the ND FFA Foundation from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. The program, called Ag in the Classroom, was designed to bring agriculture to all types of K-12 classrooms and learning environments. 2019 marks the 16th consecutive year the ND FFA Foundation has been able to provide these grants. To encourage the continuation of programming, curriculum and lesson planning, the ND FFA Foundation will provide these mini-grants through two separate academic years. $12,000 has been awarded for the academic year of 2019-2020 to the following recipients: Recipients
Anna Kemmer, SRCTC - Oakes Bailey Hawbaker, Stanley FFA Breanna Bregel, Kindred Cameron Young, Edgeley Public School Carie Moore, ND Agri-Women Daniel Spellerberg, SRCTC - Oakes David Leier, Killdeer FFA Desi Severance, Wyndmere Ag Ed Donna Anderson, Eddy/Foster/Wells County Ext. Elizabeth Neshem, ND Stockmen’s Association Gabes Kieffer, May-Port CG Goldie Loepp, SRCTC - Oakes Heather Riemer, Garrison High School Johnna Varty, Berthold FFA Kevin Baumgarn, Lakota Public School Kristi Tonnessen, Rugby High School Lori Helm, BBCC 4-H Marita Rau, Finley-Sharon Public School Misty Steeke, Scranton FFA Nikki Fideldy-Doll, Center FFA Shaundra Ziemann-Bolinske, NDSU Extension-Burleigh County Wiliam Fritz, SVACTC
“We had fantastic applicants this year and it was great to be able to learn about what they plan to do with the mini-grants,” says Tommy Winders, newly hired Sponsor & Program Coordinator for the Foundation.
“We feel very fortunate to be able to provide these funds and are excited to see the opportunities for ag. education that will come from these grants.” Applications will also be available in September of 2020 for this year’s recipients and others to apply for new or additional funding for the 2020-2021 academic year.
FIND INSIDE TABLE OF CONTENTS
3 MEET TOMMY 4 NATIONAL CONVENTION 8 LDE RESULTS 9 CELEBRATE 50 YEARS 10 GIVE BACK TO ND FFA 12 CONTINUED SUPPORT 13 SPONSORS OF ND FFA 15 GRANT RECIPIENTS ND FFA Sponsor and Program Coordinator Recap Events and Awards Winners of 2019 LDEs
of Women in FFA with RDO
Ways You Can Support the Blue from Dakota Access Pipeline
See the List of Donors from 2019 from Ag in the Classroom
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