2021-2022 North Dakota FFA Annual Report

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Misty Steeke, Teacher Representative

Zane Manhart, Industry/Donor Representative

Darin Spelhaug, Teacher Representative

Kristi Tonnessen, Treasurer

Victoria Moreno, 2021-2022 State FFA Sentinel

Adam Marx, Teacher Representative

Travis Maddock, Vice President Pam Tonnessen, Secretary

State Advisor Craig Kleven, Executive Secretary Suzie Weigel, Administrative Assistant Misty Steeke DarinAdamSpelhaugMarx Nikki Fideldy-DollKristi RuebenTonnessenWeigelt Pam TonnessenTravis Maddock Breanna Hosman Jason Rohr Victoria MorenoBen Van Berkom Beth Allen Kayla Hart Craig KlevenNikki Fideldy-Doll Suzie Weigel Allen Giese Zane Manhart Joshua SwansonJoshua DeMorrett 2021-2022 ND FFA FFANorth7,117DakotaMembers 92 FFA Chapters and Programs in North Dakota TeachersAgricultural110EducationacrossNorthDakota Raised$65,160onGivingHeartsDay2022 Individual320Donors$62,510GiveninSAEGrantsandScholarships27 Star SupportedGenerouslyPartnerstheNDFFAandFoundation 284 FFA Jackets Were Given to Members Through Blue Jackets Bright Futures Raised$12,212viatheOnlineNDFFAFoundation+AlumniAuction Donors690from25States 5 CharteredChaptersNEWin2021-22! DonatedItems53 DonorsNew9 YEAR REVIEWIN BY THE NUMBERS :WEN OurBlueJacketsBrightFuturesprogram will be movingtothefall.ApplicationsareduebyNovember1st. CONTACT FOUNDATIONTHETEAM or Board Members NDFFAFoundation.com/atcontact

Hunter Gallagher, State FFA Reporter

Beth Allen, Executive Director Kayla Hart, Program Coordinator & Executive Assistant ASSOCIATION STAFF

Jason Rohr, Industry/Donor Representative Ben Van Berkom, Industry/Donor Representative

Joshua DeMorrett, Industry/Donor Representative


Breanna Hosman, 2020-2021 State FFA President

Rueben Weigelt, President

Allen Giese, Industry/Donor Representative

Stetson Urlacher, State FFA Secretary Elizabeth Lee, State FFA Treasurer

Nikki Fideldy-Doll,

Joshua Swanson, Industry/Donor Representative


Beth Allen, ND FFA Foundation Representative

Victoria Moreno, State FFA Sentinel

Nikki Fideldy-Doll, President David Leier, Vice President (District 8) Craig Kleven, Secretary Kasey Okke, Treasurer (District 3) Ben Curdy, District 1 Lance Van Berkom, District 2 Molly Zahradka, District 4 Breanna Bregel, District 5 Missy Hansen, District 6 Bill Zingg, District 7 Garrett Kuhn, State FFA President Avery Roth, State FFA Vice President


Nikki Fideldy-Doll, ND FFA Association Representative

5 93RD NORTH DAKOTA RECAPCONVENTIONSTATE Appreciation Award The Appreciation Award is a special award given to outgoing and/or retired ND Agricultural Educators. Glen Huettl & Matthew Mootz Food for America Wahpeton Sponsor: ND Agri-Women NDFFA Serves MaddockBismarck A.S. Gibbens BowmanFlasher CHAPTER AWARDS State ChapterSuperiorAwards MaddockKilldeerGarrison A.S. Gibbens Sponsor:WahpetonRugbyRichlandParshallNewNapoleonMaxSalem44Bayer Monsanto National Superior Chapter Awards Richland 44 – Gold Wahpeton – Gold Garrison – Silver Napoleon – Silver Max – Silver Rugby – Silver New Salem – Bronze Killdeer – Bronze Parshall – Bronze Garrison – Bronze Charter Chapter Awards GriggsSurreyMidkotaMintoCounty Central Watford City Middle Williston School (re-started) $1,500 checks given to each charter chapter by the ND FFA Foundation Vendors with over 700 ND FFA Members in Attendance! 93rdAttended1,429theAnnualNDStateFFAConvention Honorary State FFA Degree Recipients: Dan ThomasKatieRobertStadickThomWoodburyHanson Jr. Chelsea Nathan Steven “Skip” Anderson Sponsor: ND Farm Bureau KEYNOTE SPEAKER Kate Garnes addressed FFA members and guests during the first convention session Vice President Book Award Sponsor: Bayer Monsanto Treasurer Book Award Sponsor: North Dakota FFA Foundation Reporter Book Award Sponsor: Garrison FFA Alumni Secretary Book Award Sponsor: Maddock A.S. Gibbens FFA FFA Chorus Sponsor: North Dakota FFA Alumni Association EntertainmentConvention Sponsor: Twin Cities Region Northland Ford Dealers, Sanford Health, MDU Convention Video Streaming Sponsor: ProSeed, Plains Ag, LLC GLENHUETTL MATTHEWMOOTZ One can only start the journey by putting one foot in front of the other and taking things one day at a time. GARRETT KUHN 2021-22 State FFA President Retiring Address “ ”

TODAY’S LEARNERS ARE TOMORROW’S LEADERS. Each generation of agricultural leaders must be prepared for lifelong success. That’s why the CHS Foundation proudly supports high-impact youth leadership programs like FFA. And why we help cultivate learning and career opportunities through university initiatives across the country. We believe in the power of tomorrow, and it all starts with advancing innovation today. Visit chsfoundation.org to learn about our ongoing commitment to leadership. 2020 CHS Inc.

The future might still be uncertain, but we now know to allow ourselves some time to rise to our full potential as we discover our true purpose is maybe different than what we normally envision.

HONORED SPONSORS Agtegra Cooperative Marian Askim Katie and Stuart Dilse Allen and Diane Dockter Cheryl and Dave Flick Preston Gilderhus Gold Buckle Gelbvieh Curtis and Leann Hall Blaine Kotasek David and Patricia Mueller Keith and Cathy Peltier Arnold and Carol Rethemeier Mike and Darla Rufer Bob and Etta Strand Taft Elevator/Rahr Malting USDA Farm Service Agency Western Veterinary Clinic LIVE AUCTION Lynn Arnold was the highest bidder to receive a bison framed photograph (donated by Magic Photo Art). Auctioneer Brooke Gillespie, from the Steffes Group, joined (for her second time!) to auction off three items at the banquet. All of the proceeds went directly to the ND FFA Foundation and Alumni.


AVERY ROTH 2021-22 State FFA Vice President Retiring Address “ ”





incredible passion, resources and commitment to the North Dakota FFA; because of them, our organization is stronger and better. Warren Schlecht brings a lifetime of love for ND FFA, by donating time, talent and monetary donations. His contributions even included serving on the ND FFA Foundation’s Board of Directors. Warren is always willing to lend a hand when asked. He enjoys watching his grandchildren in FFA and witnessing firsthand all accomplishments.their Legume Logic ND Grain Growers Association North Dakota Department of Corteva/PioneerAgriculture Land O’ Lakes Foundation Wade and Lynn Moser Larimore FFA ND Soybean See all of our sponsors and donors by visiting ndffa.co/ourdonors

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Amy’s passion for animals and family time launched her placement SAE in animal systems by working as a ranch hand for her parents’ cow-calf operation. Her SAE also includes working as a veterinary assistant at Johnson Veterinary Clinic. Amy’s most significant accomplishments include learning to assist cows with abnormal calving positions, correcting a uterine prolapse, castrating, vaccinating, tagging, helping in various veterinary medical situations, animal health, fencing techniques, record keeping, and feeding various feed-stuffs. She credits her SAE placement within animal systems, time management through school activities and family experiences for shaping her college and career goals to work in the health care industry. Amy is a member of the Turtle Lake-Mercer FFA Chapter. Her advisor is Mr. Paul Buchholz. Amy plans to attend North Dakota State University, majoring in Nursing. Her parents are Alan and Mary Klain. Sponsored by Farmers Union Insurance AG. PLACEMENT Amy Klain, Turtle Lake-Mercer

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Ethan Schaffner, Napoleon Ben’s itemized annual rental agreements cover equipment, custom hire, labor, facility rental, and land rental. He admits financial management is the hardest, so he uses the AET and QuickBooks to maintain detailed financial records of all expenses and sales. Ben is a member of the Max FFA Chapter. His advisor is Mrs. Amanda Huettl. Ben plans to attend North Dakota State University, majoring in Agriculture Economics. His parents are Galen and Bonnie SponsoredScheresky.byRoger & Jeanette Kenner and Erika Kenner & Tyler Lannoye FARMER

Entrepreneurship desires and encouragement from family launched Ethan’s agribusiness SAE known as Schaffner Brothers Lawn Care. Over six years, the lawncare business has grown from eight yards and a park to 18 yards, a park, and an apartment complex. The business serves the residents of Napoleon and Lake Isabel. The agribusiness passion enabled Ethan to launch a second business, Patriotic Net Wrap Sales. His American flag-designed net wrap is unique, and he sold four pallets in one haying season. Ethan donates part of the profits to the Napoleon American Legion and FFA Chapter. Ethan’s agribusiness SAE has taught him patience, inventory supply management, mowing, trimming, and various lawnmower brands and features, financial literacy, loan management, and customer relations. Ethan is a member of the Napoleon FFA Chapter. His advisor is Mr. Brian Schneider. Ethan plans to attend Bismarck State College, majoring in Business Administration. His parents are Rashad and Nikki Schaffner.

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Ben’s entrepreneurship mind and an FSA youth loan are the foundation for his diversified SAE in crossbred beef cattle, forage production, crop production, and equipment rental. 2016 consisted of four beef cattle and 70 acres of hay land for forage production. The SAE expanded to 49 beef cattle, 325 acres of hay land for forage production, 63 acres of crop land, and his Proto Till equipment rental of 1200 acres. The forage SAE evolved to eight forages in 2021. His crop rotation consists of peas, HRSW, and pinto beans. He receives crop production advice from his father, but his father does not own any cows and Ben makes all management decisions with input from his veterinarian.

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HIGH INDIVIDUAL: HIGH TEAM: Rylah Hager, Rugby Rugby Sponsors: Milk Producers of ND, MN Select Sires Co-op Inc. Dairy Cattle Handlers

HIGH INDIVIDUAL: Aidyn Fischer, Scranton Social Systems Division I HIGH INDIVIDUAL: Kyan Stadheim, Scranton Social Systems Division II HIGH TEAM: Bailey Berntson & Sadie Majeres, Garrison Social Systems Division III

HIGH TEAM Napoleon Sponsor: Napa of Garrison Agricultural Communications HIGH TEAM: Rugby Sponsors: Ellingson Angus, Dakota Farmer Dairy ManagementCattle & Evaluation

HIGHAgronomyINDIVIDUAL: Regan Jones, Fessenden-Bowdon HIGH TEAM: Fessenden-Bowdon Sponsors: Corteva/Pioneer Seeds, KTM Farms (Kayla Miller), Jon Solberg, Charlie Sorenson, ND FFA Foundation Livestock Evaluation HIGH INDIVIDUAL: Dillon Bowman, Bowman County HIGH TEAM: Bowman County

(awarded April 2021)

Sponsors: Jeff & Jan Topp, ND Rural Rehab Corporation, ND FFA Foundation Advanced TechnologyAgricultural&Mechanical Systems

HIGH INDIVIDUAL: Sebastian Hayen, Napoleon Sponsors: CHS Foundation, Zacharias Family Basic TechnologyAgricultural&Mechanical Systems

HIGH TEAM: Marketta Iverson & Colt Maychrazk, Scranton Animal Systems Division V HIGH INDIVIDUAL: Alison Betz, Garrison Animal Systems Division VI HIGH TEAM: Lily Griffin & Kassie Voigt, Mandan Environmental/Natural Resources Division III HIGH INDIVIDUAL: Vanessa Oase, Scranton Environmental/Natural Resources Division V

HIGHNursery/LandscapeINDIVIDUAL: HIGH TEAM: Brynn Hanson, Des Lacs-Burlington Des Lacs-Burlington Sponsors: Conoco Phillips, Midwest Stihl

Napoleon FFA Chapter Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation Employment Skills Abbigail Zeiszler, Garrison Sponsor: Breanna & Jace Pastir

HIGH INDIVIDUAL: HIGH TEAM: Mika Guty, Rugby Killdeer Sponsors: Wade & Lynn Moser Meats Evaluation & Technology


HIGH INDIVIDUAL: Kiersten Boehm, Richland 44 Animal Systems Division I

Demonstration Bailey Urlacher, New England Sponsor: North Central State Regional Council for Carpenters

Parliamentary Procedure Napoleon FFA Chapter Sponsors: David & Jodi Leier Conduct of Chapter Meetings

HIGH INDIVIDUAL: Michael Crowder, Fessenden-Bowdon Sponsors: ND State Fair Association, Titan Machinery Agricultural Technology & Mechanical Systems Sweepstakes

HIGH INDIVIDUAL: Kalie Boehm, Richland 44 Food Products & Processing System Division V HIGH INDIVIDUAL: Trinity Ringdahl, Richland 44 Plant Systems Division I HIGH INDIVIDUAL: Marisa Mumm, Wahpeton Plant Systems Division III

HIGH INDIVIDUAL: HIGH TEAM: Elijah Gietzen, Glen Ullin Kindred Sponsor: Farmers Mutual of Nebraska Farm & Agribusiness Management

HIGH INDIVIDUAL: HIGH TEAM: Jack Stoppleworth, Kindred Kindred Sponsors: North Dakota Rural Rehabilitation Corp., ND Farm Management Education Program

HIGH INDIVIDUAL: HIGH TEAM: Amy Volk, Rugby Rugby Sponsors: ND Beef Commission, NDSU Animal Science Department, Trevor & Misty Steeke Milk Quality & Products

HIGH INDIVIDUAL: Benjamin Ellingson, Maddock A.S. Gibbens Food Products & Processing System Division I HIGH INDIVIDUAL: Cody Boehm, Richland 44 Food Products & Processing System Division II HIGH TEAM: Brooklyn Baker & Aspyn Thelen, Garrison Food Products & Processing System Division III

HIGH INDIVIDUAL: Kaylee Kuntz, Mandan Plant Systems Division V HIGH INDIVIDUAL: Addie Christensen, Richland 44 Power, Structural & Technical Systems Division I

WINTER EVENTDEVELOPMENTCAREERRESULTS (awarded March 2021) Agricultural Sales HIGH INDIVIDUAL: Alyssa Young, Napoleon HIGH TEAM: Napoleon Sponsors: Butler Machinery, RDO, Farmhouse Fraternity, IRONCLAD Marketing, ND FFA Foundation

HIGH INDIVIDUAL: HIGH TEAM: Amber Selensky, Rugby Richland 44 Sponsor: Bayer Monsanto Courtesy Corps HIGH INDIVIDUALS: Bradley Krebs, New England Joria Torgerson, Tioga Emily Dickinson, Tioga Sponsor: Dale Carpentier Talent Cassidy Strommen, Flasher Ty MacDonald, Bismarck Sponsor: Grant County FFA

HIGH INDIVIDUAL: Karady Evans, Scranton Social Systems Division IV HIGH TEAM: Faith Howe & Rose Schiele, Velva Social Systems Division V

HIGHFloricultureINDIVIDUAL: HIGH TEAM: Samantha Burchill, Central Cass Hebron Sponsors: Jerry & Judy Tuhy, RaeDeen Huepel, Mike & Marjorie Axt Food Science & Technology HIGH INDIVIDUAL: HIGH TEAM: Mia Gonzalez, Mott-Regent Mandan Sponsors: Beulah FFA, Cavendish Farms, Inc Horse Evaluation

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HIGH INDIVIDUAL: HIGH TEAM: William Schmidt, New England South Prairie Sponsors: Zacharias Family, Pioneer Equipment Dealers Association, Titan Machinery, Darren & Kristin Hoyme, Rolla FFA Intermediate Agricultural Technology & Mechanical Systems


Sponsors: ND Farmers Union Association, Farmers Union Insurance, ND Ethanol Council, Agtegra, Soybean Council DEVELOPMENT EVENT RESULTS STATE CONVENTION RESULTS

Prepared Public Speaking Rhea Laib, Turtle Lake-Mercer Sponsor: 1st International Bank & Trust Extemporaneous Public Speaking Ty MacDonald, Bismarck Sponsor: 2012-2013 State FFA Officer Team in memory of Mike Wheri FFA Creed Kristyn Bauer, Beulah Sponsors: Papa’s Pumpkin Patch, Robyn Essler Traveling Trophy by Samantha Lies

HIGH INDIVIDUAL: Kinley Stadheim, Scranton Animal Systems Division II


HIGH INDIVIDUAL: Chance Manhart, Golden Valley Sponsors: Midwest Dairy Association – ND Division, Milk Producers of ND Environmental & Natural Resource Management

HIGH INDIVIDUAL: HIGH TEAM: Danielle Dobitz, Killdeer Killdeer Sponsors: AMPI, Wahpeton FFA Alumni


HIGHQuiz INDIVIDUAL: HIGH TEAM: Alyssa Young, Napoleon Napoleon Sponsors: Red River Farm Network, Farm Credit Services of Mandan, AgCountry Farm Credit Services, Rick Vannett Small Animal/Veterinary Science

Ty MacDonald, Bismarck Sponsors: ND Stockmen’s Association, Merck Animal Health, Rabo AgriFinance Dairy PLACEMENTProduction

Taylor Johnson, Max Sponsors: Agassiz Seed and Supply, John Deere Vegetable ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENTProduction

Central-Ellendale Sponsors: General Equipment & Supplies, Inc., Kubota Tractor Corporation, General Equipment & Supplies

PROUD SPONSORS OF NORTH DAKOTA FFA *Based on 1977-2021 CY total sales.


Karady Evans, Scranton Sponsors: REC Association, Elanco Animal Health, Tractor Supply Company

Elizabeth Duke, Washburn Sponsors: ND FFA Foundation, Tractor Supply Company, Wilbur Ellis Company

Samantha Meehl, Oakes-Sargent

Rhea Laib, Turtle Lake-Mercer Sponsors: Meyer Family Memorial, Bekaert Corporation, Tractor Supply Company Equine ENTREPRENEURSHIPScience

Kendyl Hoger, New Salem Sponsors: Midwest Dairy Association-ND Division, Kuhn North America Diversified Agricultural ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENTProduction

Lea Mittleider, Carrington Sponsors: North Dakota Pork Council, National FFA Foundation and National FFA Organization

Ian Lacina, Carrington Sponsors: North Dakota Grain Dealers Association, National FFA Foundation and National FFA Organization

Alexander Frederick, Washburn Sponsors: Jason & Heather Rohr, CLAAS of America Goat ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENTProduction


Summers Bachman, Minot Sponsors: ND Veterinary Medical Association, National FFA Foundation and National FFA Organization

Regan Jones, Fessenden-Bowdon Sponsors: ND Lamb & Wool, National FFA Foundation and National FFA Organization

ENTREPRENEURSHIP Benjamin Scheresky, Max Sponsors: ND Barley Council, National FFA Foundation and National FFA Organization Diversified Crop Production PLACEMENT Alex Heilman, Fessenden-Bowdon Sponsors: ND Barley Council, AgReliant Genetics, CHS Diversified Livestock ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENTProduction

No matter what situation we are in, let’s always choose to be capableourselveswhenourselvesshamelesslybecauseweareweareofanything. STETSON URLACHER 2021-22 State FFA Secretary Retiring Address “ ”

Hailey Maddock, Maddock A.S. Gibbens

Agricultural Mechanics Repair & PLACEMENTMaintenance

Jakob Van Berkom, Des Lacs-Burlington Sponsors: North Dakota Dakota FFA Foundation, National FFA Foundation and National FFA Organization

Brytin Hauf, Max Sponsors: ND Wheat Commission, and ND Grain Growers Association, Wilbur-Ellis Company Landscape ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENTManagement

Agricultural Mechanics Repair & ENTREPRENEURSHIPMaintenance



Thatcher Volk, Rugby Sponsors: Lisbon FFA Chapter, National FFA Foundation and National FFA Organization Diversified Crop Production

Allee Boyer, Edgeley-Kulm Sponsors: NDSU Ag Education Society, The James F Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation

Jayden Whanger, Max Sponsors: Wahpeton FFA Chapter, Tractor Supply Company

Karlee Sailer, Beulah Sponsors: ND Stockmen’s Association, Zoetis Beef ENTREPRENEURSHIPProduction

Lathan DeMontigny, Rugby Sponsors: Levi & Katie Reese, Tractor Supply Company Forage ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENTProduction

Grady Duchscherer, Minot Sponsors: Allen & Pat Giese, Tractor Supply Company




Beef PLACEMENTProduction

Jamie Geyer, Lisbon Sponsors: Bridgette & Randy Readel, Fastenal, Cargill Agricultural ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENTServices

Trinity Ringdahl, Richland 44 Sponsors: Wade & Lynn Moser, Zoetis, Red Brand Equine PLACEMENTScience

Colt Kersten, Max Sponsors: Department of Animal Science at NDSU, Tractor Supply Company Grain ENTREPRENEURSHIPProduction

Sponsors: USDA Farm Service Agency, Tractor Supply Company Sheep ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENTProduction


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FFA members in the nation, less than 1% ever earn this distinction. In order to qualify, a member must be in the FFA for three years, gone through 540 hours of agricultural education courses, complete 50 hours of community service and must have earned $10,000 or worked 2,250 hours in an industry relating to or involving agriculture. 2021 American Degree Recipients Chayla Kuss, Carrington Justin

Carrington Ben

Kase Collins, Belfield Reese Hugelen, Belfield Dillon Reis, Belfield Emma Neshem, Berthold Anne Schauer, Berthold Josie Buntrock, Bismarck Megan Reems, Bismarck Mace Stuber, Bowman County Grant Kees, Bowman County Shayna Pond, Bowman County Jacob Rexin, Carrington Windy Jacobson, Divide County Megan Hay, Divide County Allee Boyer, Edgeley-Kulm Paige Elston, Edgeley-Kulm Lance Kjellberg, Edgeley-Kulm Elly Leppert, Edgeley-Kulm Keyahna Musland, Edgeley-Kulm Adam Nitschke, Edgeley-Kulm Anna Copenhaver, Fessenden-Bowdon Joshua Crowder, Fessenden-Bowdon Alex Heilman, Fessenden-Bowdon Regan Jones, Fessenden-Bowdon Addison Neumiller, Fessenden-Bowdon Nicole Neumiller, Fessenden-Bowdon Garin Opdahl, Fessenden-Bowdon Elizabeth Heger, Garrison Kathryn Dziuk, Glen Ullin Chance Manhart, Golden Valley County Christy Finck, Grant County Merissa Meyer, Grant County Anna Schatz, Grant County Cheznie Best, Granville Jessica Evanson, Granville Belinda Lovro, Granville Scott Lovro, Granville Tyler Weisser, Harvey Jessica Dockter, Kidder County Thomas Keily, Kidder County Faith Norby, Killdeer Liza Stahl, Killdeer Kayla Hoyme, Kindred Kiley Kvamme, Kindred Riele Shaw, Kindred Sloane Follman, Leeds Caleb Jorgenson, Leeds Cody Jorgenson, Leeds Jarrick Mcgarvey, Leeds Kurtis Nelsen, Leeds Desidy Schwanke, Leeds McKenna Tofsrud, Leeds Jamie Geyer, Lisbon Aleigha Lyons, Lisbon Ella Reinke, Lisbon Caleb Schwab, Lisbon Andrea Arnold, Maddock A.S. Gibbens Hailey Maddock, Maddock A.S. Gibbens Sponsors: Coteau Properties, Bryan & Janet Strom, Leland & Beverly Tong, US Bank Foundation, ProSeed, Nodak Insurance AMERICAN FFA DEGREE RECIPIENTS

12 ND FFA Members Earn the Highest Degree The American Degree is the highest degree an FFA member can earn. Of the more than 650,000 Lee, Van Berkom, Lucas Muggli, Jared

Grant County Allison Cross, Granville

Nitschke, Edgeley-Kulm Kurt

2022 State Degree Recipients

17 American Degree 3 Year FFA Member 540 Hours Ag Ed Courses Earned $10,000 or Worked 2,250 Hours 50+ Hours of Community Service

Lovro, Granville Mackenzi Woodall, Granville Anna Stoppleworth, Kindred Brooke Kunz, New Salem Brad Lawson, Velva Claire Moffett, Wyndmere Sponsors: Twin Cities Region Northland Ford Dealers, Monsanto, CHS Foundation, ND Grain Growers Association WHAT DOES IT TAKE? State Degree 2 Year FFA Member 360 Hours Ag Ed Courses Earned or Invested $1,000 or Worked 300 Hours 25+ Hours of Community Service Earn Chapter FFA Degree TM ® Trademarks of Corteva Agriscience and its affiliated companies. © 2022 PHII. 22D-1009 Pioneer is proud to support education programs that help ensure the successful agriculture of tomorrow. We’re investingin the future Proud Supporter of FFA! SteffesGroup.com | 701.237.9173 2000 Main Avenue East, West Fargo, ND 58078 SellingEquipmentLand to Farm it & theSellingEquipmentLand to Farm it & the Since 1960Since 1960 Steffes Group, Inc. is a nationally recognized leader in the auction industry. RECIPIENTSDEGREE STATE RECIPIENTSDEGREE AT STATE CONVENTION If we are always holding back, we’ll never see where we could be. ELIZABETH LEE 2021-22 State FFA Treasurer Retiring Address “ ”


Des Lacs-Burlington

Grant County - Gold (10th Place) Laura Muggli (4th Place), Katie Rosene, Madalyn Sauter, Ethan Rafteseth Sponsor: ND Rural Rehabilitation Corporation Floriculture Turtle Lake-Mercer - Gold (7th Place) Amy Klain, Rhea Laib, Kassidy Reiser, Kadence Reiser

Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation Livestock Evaluation LaMoure - Gold (8th Place) Reed Wendel, Rose Wendel, Mollie Robbins, Ryder Wendel Sponsor: North Dakota Rural Rehabilitation Corp Meats Evaluation & Technology New Salem - Gold (8th Place) Evan Bornemann, Logan Becker, Jolie Sanders, Jackson Rud Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation Milk Quality & Products New Salem - Silver Emily Morman, Joshua Olin, Darren Gappert, Levi Becker Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation Nursery/Landscape Kindred - Gold (6th Place) Jack Stoppleworth, Kiley Kvamme, Kylee Greuel, Cort McDonald Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation Veterinary Science Grant County - Silver Christy Finck, Samantha Ellison, Allie Friesz, Anna Schatz Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation ND National FFA Chorus Member Anna Palmer, Hebron Sponsor: Leo Vossler Memorial Fund Courtesy Corps Genna Rascoe, Des Lacs-Burlington Sponsor: Missy & Jory Hansen

Animal Systems Division 5 Emily Kline, Scranton - Bronze Animal Systems Division 6


Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation Food Science & Technology Napoleon - Bronze Janae Weigel, Teagan Erbele, Alyssa Young, Anna Bitz

FOREVER BACKING THE BLUE. NDFFA NorthDakotaFFAAlumni.orgAlumni am an agricultural educator by choice and not by chance. I believe in American agriculture; I dedicate my life to its development and the advancement of its people. I will strive to set before my students by my deeds and actions the highest standards of citizenship for the community, state and nation. I will endeavor to develop professionally through study, travel and exploration. I will not knowingly wrong my fellow teachers. I will defend them as far as honesty will permit. will work for the advancement of agricultural education and will defend it in my community, state and nation. I realize that am a part of the school system. will work in harmony with school authorities and other teachers of the school. My love for youth will spur me on to impart something from my life that will help make for each of my students a full and happy future.

AWARDSCHAPTERNATIONAL Chapter Awards Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation Center - 3-Star Chapter Max - 3-Star Chapter Richland 44 - 3-Star Chapter Rugby - 3-Star Chapter Wahpeton - 3-Star Chapter Garrison - 2-Star Chapter Killdeer - 2-Star Chapter Napoleon - 1-Star Chapter


Rugby - Gold (1st Place) Carson Mattern (5th Place), Kordell Kraft (6th Place), Thatcher Volk, Zach Jaeger Sponsor: Twin Cities Region Northland Ford Dealers Agronomy Carrington - Gold (3rd Place) Trapper Depew (High Individual), Elizabeth Lee, Jacob Rexin, Joe Lindberg

Agricultural Sales Napoleon - Silver Nathan Gross, Darissa Becker, Jada Sponsor:ClaireSchwartzenberger,PiatzCHSFoundation

Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation Social Science Division 6 Taylor Johnson, Max - Gold (5th Place) Social Science Division 6 Gage Yellowbird & Jamie Danks, Max Gold (2nd Place)

Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation Horse Evaluation Stanley - Gold (6th Place) Logan Lapica, Molly Lund, Bethany Enander, Kyra Fox

Ryley Lee & Colt Kersten, Max - Silver Environmental Services/Natural Resource Systems Division 1 Kinley Stadheim, Scranton - Bronze Environmental Services/Natural Resource Systems Division 3 Grace Mehlhoff, Wing Bronze Food Products & Processing Systems Division 1 Kalie Boehm, Richland 44 - Gold (5th Place) Food Products & Processing Systems Division 3 Samantha Burchill, Central Cass - Silver Plant Systems Division 2 Karady Evans and Ella Anderson, Scranton - Gold (4th Place) Plant Systems Division 5 Kiersten Boehm, Richland 44 - Gold (3rd Place)

Trapper Depew wins High Individual & Carrington takes Third Place


Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation

Rugby wins 1st place in Agricultural Technology & Mechanical Systems

AWARDSPROFICIENCYNATIONAL See the list of the North Dakota FFA Members participated.who DEVELOPMENT EVENT RESULTS

Sponsor: Bayer Crop Science Company Dairy Cattle Evaluation & Management Medina - Silver Kelsey Vandeberghe, Abigail Reich, Calli Mack, Abby Helm Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation Dairy Cattle Handlers Kendal Hoger, New Salem - Silver Sponsor: Midwest Dairy Assn. – ND Division Environmental & Natural Resources Richland 44 - Gold Nicholas Wulfekuhle, Eric Moen, Kiersten Boehm, Kalie Boehm Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation Farm & ManagementAgribusiness

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT EVENT RESULTS FFA Creed Bailey Urlacher, New England - Bronze Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation Employment Skills (Job Interview) Halle Rivinius, Grant County - Silver Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation Extemporaneous Public Speaking Brooke Loen, Harvey - Silver Sponsor: Noah & Katlin Hall Parliamentary Procedure Killdeer - Silver Faith Norby, Ian Dukart, Danielle Dobitz, Abigail Sadowsky, Abigail Hendersen, Kaidence Fox Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation

Sponsor: ND Corn Utilization Council, ND FFA Foundation, Bryan & Robin Kenner/BK Seeds Plant Systems Division 6 Madison Myers & Rylan Myers, Garrison - Bronze Power, Structural & Technical Systems Division 1 Caden Anderson, Scranton - Bronze Power, Structural & Technical Systems Division 6 Brittney Reister & Gracie Gunderson, Medina - Silver Social Science Division 1 Abby Buynak, Mohall - Gold (2nd Sponsor:Place) ND Corn Utilization Council Social Science Division 2 Rose Schiele & Faith Howe, Velva - Gold (2nd Place)

Agricultural Technology & Mechanical Systems

Sponsors: ND FFA Foundation and the ND FFA Association Dr. Adam Marx Andrea Muggli Daniel Spellerberg Tamra Maddock Tim TracyMuggliHartwig


LaMoure’s Livestock Evaluation features 3 Wendel siblings

Find your calm, find your joy, find your freedom, and in the end you’ll find yourself. VICTORIA MORENO 2021-22 State FFA Sentinel Retiring Address “ ” NATIONAL CONVENTION RESULTS


Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation Expansion Grants

Laurae Beaudrie, Velva Shayden Schiele, Velva Caroline Bodine, Velva Cheyanne Iglehart, Velva Sponsors: ND FFA Foundation and In Memory of Bev Janke Half Scholarship Recipients

Kiersten Boehm, Richland 44 Emma Heyen, Richland 44 $1,000 ND Agricultural Education & ND FFA Foundation Scholarship



20 21 $16,000TotalDollarsinCollegeScholarships inTotal$9,720DollarsConferenceScholarships $25,000TotalDollarsinGrants Total16CollegeScholarshipsGiven ScholarshipsConferenceTotal20Given GrantsTotal25Given121 South 8th Street, Suite 1700, Minneapolis, MN 55402 www.adm.com Life generationthegrowingisnext 0028_04-22 Farming is a Heritage It connects one generation to the next and is a way of life we understand at First International Bank & Trust. Whether you need capital to expand your acreage or coverage for your crops, our experts have solutions that best fit your operation FIBT.com WWW.AGTEGRA.COM “My internship with Agtegra further enabled me to pursue my passion for communicating agriculture in various forms; it allowed me to connect my degree programs in animal science and agricultural communications through working with the feed division and utilizing marketing methods that best serve Agtegra’s customers. The opportunities and experiences that this program provides allow individuals to explore future career options, something that is crucial to young individuals seeking where they see themselves five years down the road. Agtegra’s internship program has highly influenced my industry knowledge and communication skills, better preparing me for my future in agriculture.” Sadie Vander Wal Communications & Feed Intern START HERE. GROW HERE. As a family, we are PROUD TO SUPPORT NDFFA through the Proudly impacted by the FFA for over 50 years $1,000 ND FFA Foundation Bakk Farm Scholarship Karlee Sailer, Beulah Jamie Geyer, Lisbon Summers Bachman, Minot Sierra Heinz, Rolette Amber Selensky, Rugby Katelyn Duchscher, Rugby Laurae Beaudrie, Velva Shayden Schiele, Velva $1,000 Joel Janke Honor Scholarship Regan Jones, Fesssenden-Bowdon $1,000 Twin Cities Region Northland Ford Star Partner Scholarship Hailey Maddock, Maddock A.S.Gibbens $1,000 CHS Foundation Star Partner Scholarship Grace Dinius, New England $1,000 Bayer Star Partner Scholarship Abbigale Steeke, Scranton $1,000 Al Giese Honor Scholarship

Beginning Grants

Macy Monson, Ashley Anne Schauer, Berthold Dillon Bowman, Bowman Taylor Reinhard, Granville Mariah Lovro, Granville Colton Green, Maddock A.S.Gibbens Benjamin Scheresky, Max Emily Fannick, Max Jacob Kramer, Max Kelsey Vandeberghe, Medina Cierra Mack, Medina Abigail Ryun, Medina Teagan Erbele, Napoleon Lillian Steeke, Scranton Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation 2022 FullScholarshipConferenceRecipientsScholarshipRecipients

Allison Englehart, Ashley Stockton Nelson, Divide County Madison Hofman, Medina Karissa Mann, Napoleon Trenton Erbele, Napoleon Madisyn Grenz, Napoleon Katherine Arnold, Rugby Mackenzie Hendrickson, Scranton Natalee Becker, South Prairie Amber Braasch, South Prairie Carter Ketterling, Wishek

Allee Boyer, Edgeley-Kulm Rivers Bachman, Minot $1,000 Grant Recipients

Anna Hauge, Flasher Jack Stoppleworth, Kindred Julya Seibold, Wahpeton Jaci Praska, Oakes-Sargent Central-Ellendale Joe Lindberg, Carrington Cort McDonald, Kindred Kaitlyn Larsen, Velva Kennedy Wendel, Carrington Karlee Lesmann, Carrington Emma Aberle, Carrington Alexis Ritzman, Mandan Shaydin Ell, Mandan Trisa Schroeder, Carrington Callie Cadwell, Velva Lillian Steeke, Scranton Anna Palmer, Hebron Sponsors: Zacharias Family, Michael & Heidi Mellmer and the ND FFA Foundation GRANTS LEADERSHIPWASHINGTON

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Respectfully, Rueben Weigelt ND FFA Foundation President FROM THE PRESIDENT

ND FFA FOUNDATION, INC. 909 Basin Avenue Bismarck, ND NDFFAFoundation.com58504

Congratulations to all who attended and competed in the various events held during the ND FFA Convention. Special congratulations to the Star Award winners, those awarded the State Farmer and American Farmer Degrees and to the new state officer team.

Mark your calendars for the Inaugural ND FFA Foundation Blue & Gold Gala, which is planned for November 5th in Fargo, and keep your eye out for more information about this exciting new event! As always, I can never say “Thank You” enough to all our sponsors and donors who allow us to provide the many opportunities to our ND FFA members. Also, a big thank you to the parents, grandparents and guardians who encourage and support the 7,100+ members of the ND FFA.


We are now moving into the fall and winter, and the FFA Foundation is looking forward to assisting in the planned FFA events.

I was privileged to attend and participate in the Parent-Sponsor Banquet held during the 93rd annual ND FFA State Convention. It was an evening to acknowledge and thank all our sponsors, who help fulfill the mission of the ND FFA Foundation. Thank you to all who attended and who had a hand in organizing the event. A special part of the evening was presenting Warren Schlecht with the Friend of the Foundation Award. Thank you, Warren, for your dedication to the ND FFA Foundation.

Please read through the various features in this newsletter for more details and a recap of the 93rd ND FFA State Convention.