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VOLUME 19, ISSUE 2

FFA NORTH DAKOTA

FOUNDATION

2019-2020 ANNUAL REPORT Bring this Cover to Life by scanning it with the ROAR Augmented Reality App. Download in the app store.


2018-2019 ND FFA FOUNDATION BOARD

Jeff Hagel

Kristi Tonnessen

Christina Dockter

Aaron Anderson

Pam Tonnessen

Craig Kleven

Jeff Hagel, President Christina Dockter, Vice President Pam Tonnessen, Secretary Kristi Tonnessen, Treasurer Aaron Anderson, Member Craig Kleven, Member Adam Marx, Member Misty Steeke, Member Brian Vculek, Member Darin Spelhaug, Member Rueben Weigelt, Member Brianna Maddock, Member Caleb Boehm, Member Ben Van Berkom, Member Christina Bingham, Member

6,300+ NORTH DAKOTA FFA MEMBERS

87

CHAPTERS AND PROGRAMS IN NORTH DAKOTA

260 FFA JACKETS GIVEN THROUGH BLUE JACKETS BRIGHT FUTURES

Tommy Winders, Executive Director Beth Allen, Fiscal Manager

Darin Spelhaug

Caleb Boehm

Rueben Weigelt

Ben Van Berkom

Brian Vculek

Brianna Maddock

Christina Bingham

MEET THE TEAM

Aaron Anderson, President Craig Kleven, Secretary Brian Schneider, Vice President Mike Kamrath, Treasurer Ben Curdy, Member Lance Van Berkom, Member Kasey Okke, Member Brendt Arndt, Member Breanna Bregel, Member David Leier, Member Breanna Hosman, State FFA President Caleb Hauck, State FFA Secretary Hannah Remington, State FFA Vice President Christina Greuel, State FFA Treasurer Calli Hauck, State FFA Reporter Jayden MacDonald, State FFA Sentinel Miranda Clarys, State FFA Parliamentarian Tommy Winders, ND FFA Foundation

ASSOCIATION STAFF

Aaron Anderson, State Advisor Craig Kleven, Executive Secretary Suzie Weigel, Administrative Assistant

STATE DEGREE RECIPIENTS

CONVENTION IN-A-BOX RECIPIENTS

RAISED ON GIVING HEARTS DAY 2020

ASSOCIATION BOARD Misty Steeke

VIRTUAL STATE CONVENTION

127

DONORS

26 STATES

AMERICAN DEGREE RECIPIENTS

25

IN SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS GIVEN

795

FROM

35

GIVEN TO ND FFA MEMBERS TO ATTEND NATIONAL CONVENTION

FOUNDATION STAFF

Adam Marx

91ST 1ST 1,000 $24,250 $47,077 $52,500

ND STATE FFA CONVENTION

1,953

LETTERS SENT

614 INDIVIDUAL DONORS 181 CORPORATE DONORS

SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS $21,000 BAKK FARM SAE GRANTS $19,500 COLLEGE/STATE OFFICER SCHOLARSHIPS $12,000 AG IN THE CLASSROOM MINI-GRANTS


NORTH DAKOTA FFA

STAR AWARDS Sponsored by Roger & Jeanette Kenner and Erika & Tyler Kenner Lannoye

share the expenses, and at the end of harvest, would share the profits. Every year since then, Aaron has added to his business and SAE by renting additional acres and planting new or different crops. Aaron has both enjoyed the last 4 years of working on his family farm, and has learned many important lessons, including the many different facets of farming.

Moving on through hard times is often better than clinging to the good times. Don’t get too caught up in the fading beauty of a sunset; rather, remember it will soon rise and bring new light, and a new day.

Ben Van Berkom Retiring Address 2019-20 ND FFA State President

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“There are a lot of people out there, including people in the FFA, that aren’t informed on what it takes to farm. They tell me, ‘Oh, you have auto-steer and so much technology that your job is easy!’” says Aaron. “There’s a lot more to it from the accounting, grain marketing, working on equipment, maintenance and everything else that comes along with it.”

STAR FARMER

AARON JOHNSON, GARRISON “Most of my first memories are riding with my dad in the tractor, combine, semi or sprayer,” says Aaron Johnson (Garrison FFA Chapter), as he reflects on the SAE he started in 2016. “It’s always been my goal to - one day - take over the family farm.” Aaron began his SAE by renting land with his sisters. Each of the siblings would

STAR IN AG. PLACEMENT TYLER LEE, CARRINGTON

Sponsored by CNHI Industrial Capital, Farmers Union Insurance

Aaron’s diligence and work ethic earned him the 2020 Star Farmer award, presented during the 91st Virtual State FFA Convention. As he reflected with us on receiving the award, we asked him: “What is your advice to someone who wants to know, and learn, what it takes to run a farm?”

Four years ago, Tyler Lee was given an offer to work with his dad at Zink Farms in Carrington, ND. He remembers, excitedly, taking the offer. “I just love running tractors and seeing how everything works,” says Tyler. “And I got to work with my dad!” He may not have known at the time, but his work throughout the next couple of years, along with learning many life lessons, would earn him the 2020 Star in Ag. Placement award.

“Get out on a farm and see what it’s like,” said Aaron. “Go to a few different ones, in fact. You’ll see that everybody does things a little differently. They each have their reasons, and you may not understand that reason, but it’s important to them and I bet you could learn something from it.”

When asked what lessons he takes away from his experiences at Zink Farms, Tyler shares his experience with time management as the most important. “You have to be able to manage your time, especially when you’re doing a job by yourself,” says Tyler. “You have to know how long it’s going to take

and when you should be done in order to move on to the next job that needs to be done.” Tyler’s work and experience didn’t only earn him a top award; it also helped paint his future. Tyler will attend Lake Region State College this fall and plans to major in Precision Agriculture. “I love the technology in farming,” says Tyler. “I hope to learn more about what we could use to make things even more efficient and accurate.” After he earns his degree, Tyler plans to continue working with Zink Farms. “I’m really glad I had the chance to work here and I want to go back,” said Tyler. “I’m just really thankful for the job and what it gave me.”


91ST VIRTUAL STATE CONVENTION Like many events, conferences, and conventions scheduled to happen during the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person aspects of the 91st North Dakota State FFA Convention were canceled for the health of our members, staff, and volunteers. While we were not able to get together in-person, we decided to bring the spirit of state convention into our members’ homes. With the help of our generous sponsors, RDO and Dakota Access, the ND FFA Foundation sent the Convention-in-a-Box to 1,000 members from across the state!

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT In times of uncertainty, choose to create and embrace one positive moment at a time.

EVENT RESULTS

(awarded in November 2019)

Retiring Address 2019-20 ND FFA State Secretary

Superior Chapter Awards Medina New Salem Napoleon Rugby Max Killdeer Kindred Center Sheyenne Valley Garrison Richland 44

Sponsor: North Dakota Building Trades Union

Creed Speaking

Charter Chapter Award

Ty MacDonald, Bismarck

Mayport CG FFA Chapter

Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation

Sponsor: $1,500 check given by ND FFA Foundation

Demonstration

Chevy Dhamers and William Schmidt, New England Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation

Christina Bingham

CHAPTER AWARDS

Extemporaneous Public Speaking Janae Weigel, Napoleon

Sponsor: Bryan and Janet Strom, 2013-2014 ND State FFA Officer Team

Employment Skills

Laura Muggli, Grant County Sponsor: Breanna Bregel

Prepared Public Speaking Kourtney Bitz, Napoleon

National Chapter Awards Center Garrison Killdeer Kindred Max Napoleon New Salem Richland 44 Rugby

Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation

Sponsor: Michael and Sharon Anderson

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Agassiz Seed and Supply Aaron Anderson Allen and Diane Dockter Breanna Bregel Fessenden Coop Association Grain Millers, Inc. Joel and Linda Lemer Annie, Danny and Cody Lies

Agricultural Education

ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENT

Parker Crooks, Richland 44

Sponsor: ND Department of Agriculture

Robert and Tamra Maddock Loel and Alma Nelson Proseed Denise and David Swanson Aaron and Jayme Walsh See all of our sponsors and donors by visiting ndffa.co/ourdonors

ND Rural Rehabilitation Corporation The Toy Farmer (Lori Aberle) Leann and Jeff Schafer Wahpeton FFA Alumni Wells Fargo Foundation

Landscape Management

John Rath, Bismarck

Sponsor: Allen & Pat Giese

ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENT

ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENT

Charmaine Haas, Napoleon

Sponsor: the ND FFA Foundation

Robert Westman, Max

Christina Bingham, Max

Chase Benson, Maddock - A.S. Gibbons

Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance

Diversified Crop Production

Outdoor Recreation

Camden Johnson, Max

Tyler Lee, Carrington

Sponsor: Steve & Cynthia Strege

Kiersten Boehm, Richland 44

ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENT

Sponsor: ND Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives

PLACEMENT

Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation

Diversified Crop Production ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation

PLACEMENT

Nursery Operations

ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENT

Sponsor: Wahpeton FFA Chapter

ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENT Sponsor: Larimore FFA Chapter

Agricultural Processing

Diversified Livestock Production

Poultry Production

Addison Neumiller, Fessenden-Bowdon

Calli Mack, Medina

Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation

ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENT Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation

ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENT Sponsor: Jean & Tammy Meyer

Agricultural Sales

Equine Science

Baleigh Ripplinger, McClusky

Sierra Ellingson, Mandan

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Sponsor: Wade & Lynn Moser

Agricultural Sales

Equine Science

Skyla Folden, Garrison

Brooklyn Berg, New Salem

PLACEMENT

Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation

Agricultural Services

ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENT

Aubrey Black, Max

Sponsor: ND Grain Dealers Association

Agriscience Research INTEGRATED SYSTEMS

Teegan Henke, Center

PLACEMENT

Sponsor: Levi & Katie Reese

Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production

ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENT

Bret Hegseth, Richland 44 Sponsor: ND Soybean Council

Forage Production

ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENT

Beef Production

Gunnar Hagen, Maddock - A.S. Gibbons

Iris Dukart, Killdeer

Fruit Production

Beef Production

Sadie Dinwiddie, Velva

Sponsor: Chad and Julie Ellingson

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

PLACEMENT

20-Year Sponsors

Diversified Agricultural Production

Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication

Sponsor: ND Stockmen’s Association

HONORED SPONSORS 10-Year Sponsors

STATE PROFICIENCY WINNERS

Caleb Hauck, Oakes

Sponsor: ND Stockmen’s Association

Dairy Production PLACEMENT

Jacklyn Pazdernik, New Salem

Sponsor: Midwest Dairy Association-ND Division

Sponsor: Jason & Heather Rohr

ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENT Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation

Goat Production

ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENT

Abbigale Steeke, Scranton

Sponsor: Department of Animal Science at NDSU

Grain Production

ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENT

Evan Friesz, Grant County

Sponsor: ND Wheat Commission, ND Barley Council, and ND Grain Growers Association

ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENT

Christy Finck, Grant County

Sheep Production

ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENT

AG TEACHER’S CREED

I 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. I will work for the advancement of agricultural education and I will defend it in my community, state and nation. I realize that I am a part of the school system. I 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.

Faith Norby, Killdeer

Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation

Specialty Animal Production ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENT

NDAAE. org

Avery Roth, Grant County Sponsor: Bryan & Janet Stromn

Swine Production ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Kaitlyn Bartholmy, Scranton Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation

Swine Production PLACEMENT

Aubrey Bornemann, Center Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation

Turf Grass Management

ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENT

Bryce Mutschelknaus, Grant County Sponsor: Agassiz Seed and Supply

Vegetable Production

ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENT

Kelly Zimmerman, Napoleon Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation

Veterinary Science

ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENT

Sierra Strenge, Wyndmere

FOREVER BACKING THE BLUE. N D F FA A l u m n i

Sponsor: ND Veterinary Medical Association

Wildlife Production and Management

ENTREPRENEURSHIP/PLACEMENT

Jake Sanders, New Salem Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation

N o r t h D a k o t a F FA A l u m n i . o r g


BREANNA HOSMAN

CALEB  HAUCK

HANNAH REMINGTON

CHRISTINA GREUEL

CALLI  HAUCK

JAYDEN MACDONALD

MIRANDA CLARYS

Winter Leadership

Food Science and Technology

Livestock Judging

Extemporaneous Speaking

Range Judging

STATE PRESIDENT Home Chapter: Hebron Favorite Food: Pasta Favorite FFA Event/CDE:

STATE SECRETARY Home Chapter: Oakes/SC/Ellendale Favorite Food: Tacos Favorite FFA Event/CDE:

STATE VICE PRESIDENT Home Chapter: South Prairie Favorite Food: Pasta Favorite FFA Event/CDE:

Favorite Subject: Music/choir Likes to: Play guitar Personality: Outgoing Pets: Black Labrador named Bentley

Favorite Subject: Math Likes to: Spend time with family,

Favorite Subject: History Likes to: Be with her

Range Judging

and a fish named Brett

Farm Business Management

STATE TREASURER Home Chapter: Kindred Favorite Food: Pasta Favorite FFA Event/CDE: Favorite Subject: Biology Likes to: Hike, hang out with family

STATE REPORTER Home Chapter: Oakes/SC/Ellendale Favorite Food: Shredded beef Favorite FFA Event/CDE: Favorite Subject: Science Likes to: Hang out with friends

friends and animals

animals and friends

and dogs, read and try new food

and tool leather

Personality: Driven Pets: Dog named Copper, many cats,

Personality: Tenacious Pets: Rabbits, chickens, ducks,

Personality: Determined Pets: English Springer Spaniel named

Personality: Passionate Pets: Dog, cats, sheep and cows

horses and cows

geese, cats, a dog and a hamster

Remi and a Bichon named Baxter

STATE SENTINEL Home Chapter: Bismarck Favorite Food: Steak Favorite FFA Event/CDE:

Favorite Subject: History Likes to: Hunt Personality: Committed Pets: Australian Shepherd named Boone and many cows

STATE PARLIAMENTARIAN Home Chapter: Mandan Favorite Food: Cheeseburger Favorite FFA Event/CDE: Favorite Subject: Anything

agricultural related

Likes to: Work with horses Personality: Enthusiastic Pets: Dog and two cats

2020-2021

NORTH DAKOTA FFA STATE OFFICIERS


DEGREE

RECIPIENTS 2019 American Degree Recipients

Vulnerability is not a weakness. Vulnerability breeds — and sparks — beauty.

Anna Stoppleworth Retiring Address 2019-20 ND FFA State Vice President

Taylor Mathern, Edgeley-Kulm Kimberly Kolden, Garrison Lane Sayler, Garrison Kelsey Stumvoll, Garrison Katelyn Youngs, Garrison Kevin Friedt, Harvey Alicia Hellman, Harvey Bethany Keller, Harvey Cory Schmaltz, Harvey Zane Woroniecki, Hebron Katelin Chinn, Killdeer Brianna Maddock, Kindred Lily McFadden, Killdeer Matthew Stroh, Killdeer Taylor Foss, Maddock-A.S. Gibbens Stetson Ellingson, Mandan Hope Scheresky, Max Cierra Dockter, Medina Dalton Dockter, Medina McKenzy Dockter, Medina Kalie Gudmestad, Medina Jeremiah Heupel, Medina Alex Irlmeier, Medina Maddie Kleven, Medina Cody Mack, Medina Ashley Wolff, Medina Katelyn Horner, Napoleon Sidney Sanderson, Parshall Alex Abrahamson, Rolla Billie Lentz, Rolla Hunter Allickson, Rugby Colbey Steeke, Scranton Taylor Bergquist, Wilton Alexander Ruff, Wishek Madeline Schauer, Wishek Sponsors: Twin Cities Region Northland Ford, Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Assoc., Bayer, CHS Foundation, ND Grain Growers Association and ND FFA Foundation.

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2020 State Degree Recipients Aubrey Lemer, Berthold Jayden MacDonald, Bismarck John Rath, Bismarck Kalorada Eagon, Bowman County Kevin Fischer, Bowman County Brendon Rasmussen, Bowman County Harley Lardy, Bowman County Tyler Lee, Carrington Shelby Meckle, Center Kari Hammons, Center Teanna Hintz, Center CJ Simon, Center Bridger Mathern, Edgeley-Kulm Colby Jones, Fessenden-Bowdon Levi Opdahl, Fessenden-Bowdon Clay Bendickson, Garrison Skyla Folden, Garrison Benjamin Heger, Garrison Aaron Johnson, Garrison

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

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

Kasey Kolden, Garrison Sarah Lagge, Garrison Madison Meyer, Grant County Laura Muggli, Grant County Trevor Rafteseth, Grant County Avery Roth, Grant County Madalynn Sauter, Grant County Jared Lovro, Granville Mackenzie Woodall, Granville Leah Jans, Harvey Hunter Schuh, Harvey Olivia Lautt, Harvey Taizalee Glass, Hebron Breanna Hosman, Hebron Michelle Witt, Hettinger Makenna Binder, Kidder County Ethan Galbreath, Kidder County Bradyn Lachenmeier, Kidder County Allison Roth, Kidder County Austin Weippert, Kidder County Jaylynn Hicks, Killdeer Christina Greuel, Kindred Madilyn Dulmage, Leeds Macy Engstrom, Leeds Kasen Anderson, Lisbon Sidney Anderson, Lisbon Jacob Bear, Lisbon Lydia Lyons, Lisbon Kendra Myers, Lisbon Jacob Arnold, Maddock-A.S. Gibbens Gunnar Hagen, Maddock-A.S. Gibbens Chase Benson, Maddock-A.S. Gibbens Seth Berg, Mandan Cassidy Davidson, Mandan Tyanna Fulliam, Mandan Cutter Howard, Mandan Samuel Peterson, Mandan Reese Wetzstein, Mandan Anastasia Wingenbach, Mandan Aubrey Black, Max Baleigh Ripplinger, McClusky Jon Strobel, McClusky Aaron Huff, Medina Ben Juelfs, Medina Alexis Vandeberghe, Medina Rivers Bachman, Minot Blake Rafferty, Mott-Regent Karagan Friedt, Mott-Regent Maci Wehri, Mott-Regent Kourtney Bitz, Napoleon Kylee Bitz, Napoleon Stetson Urlacher, New England Leah Ehlis, New England Kayla Ehlis, New England

Brenna Wert, New England Aubrey Bornemann, New Salem Fayth Hoger, New Salem Justin Johnson, New Salem Samantha Johnson, New Salem Adam Morman, New Salem Jacklyn Pazdernik, New Salem Jake Sanders, New Salem Caleb Hauck, Oakes-Sargent Central Calli Hauck, Oakes-Sargent Central Kasi Holm, Oakes-Sargent Central Megan Rodine, Oakes-Sargent Central Jett Foley, Richland 44 Zachariah Ringdahl, Richland 44 Jerry Brossart, Rugby Emma Mahle, Rugby Cody Matehs, Rugby Cory Schmaltz, Rugby Hayden Thingvold, Rugby Brady Volk, Rugby Isaac Volk, Rugby Lylla Grice, Rugby Kaitlyn Bartholmy, Scranton Brady Dillon, Scranton Connor Dilse, Scranton Warrick Dilse, Scranton Quinn Mellmer, Scranton Abigayle Sulzman, Scranton Andrew Valloff, Scranton Taylor Downing, South Heart Mariah Braasch, South Prairie Cade Korslien, South Prairie Luke Newman, South Prairie Rhett Hanson, Stanley Calli Hennessy, Stanley Morgan Vachal, Stanley Kaylee Blumhagen, Velva Ryan Bodine, Velva Chloe Bourdeau, Velva Sadie Dinwiddie, Velva Grace Mogen, Velva Michael Thomas, Velva Hailey Wright, Velva Jayden Cherry, Wahpeton Cassidy Greteman, Wahpeton Olivia Seibold, Wahpeton Jewelia Siegler, Wahpeton Kell Helmuth, Watford City Shayla Rolla, Watford City Ashlie Mauch, Wyndmere Alexandra Puetz, Wyndmere Julia Quam, Wyndmere Parker Strege, Wyndmere Sierra Strenge, Wyndmere

2019 American Degree Recipients

at the 2019 State Convention


Positive thoughts produce positive feelings, which produces a joy-filled life.

COLLEGE

SCHOLARSHIPS $1,000 ND FFA Foundation Bakk Farm Scholarship

Mikayla Wolfe Retiring Address 2019-20 ND FFA State Treasurer

Bethany Anderson, Harvey Chase Bader, Wishek Christina Bingham, Max Caleb Hauck, Oakes Calli Hauck, Oakes Carson Houser, McClusky Shelby Meckle, Center Megan Rodine, Oakes Grant Schneider, Ashley Ben Van Berkom, Des Lacs - Burlington

$1,000 Joel Janke Honor Scholarship

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$1,000 Twin Cities Region Northland Ford Star Partner Scholarship Jennifer Becker, New Salem

$1,000 CHS Foundation Star Partner Scholarship Grace Bachmeier, Granville

$1,000 Bayer Star Partner Scholarship

NATIONAL Career Development Events

Agricultural Communications Kindred - Silver Autumn Kramer, Kayla Hoyme, Andrea Hoyme & Kylee Greuel Sponsor: Zacharias Family

Agricultural Sales

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

Christina Greuel, Kindred

Sponsor: Twin Cities Region Northland Ford Dealers

$1,000 Al Giese Honor Scholarship

Fessenden/Bowdon - Gold (5th Place) Alex Heilman, Garin Opdahl, Nicole Neumiller & Levi Opdahl

Jewelia Siegler, Wahpeton Kourtney Bitz, Napoleon

Agronomy Sponsor: Bayer

Dairy Cattle Evaluation

New Salem - Silver Evan Bornemann, Kendyl Hoger, Bridget Kunz & Brooke Kunz Sponsor: CHS Foundation

Dairy Cattle Handling

TODAY’S LEARNERS ARE TOMORROW’S LEADERS.

Chayla Kuss, Carrington - Bronze Sponsor: Midwest Dairy Assn. – ND Div.

Environmental & Natural Resources

PROUD TO SUPPORT 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.

NORTH DAKOTA FFA

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.

Floriculture

Minot - Bronze Alyssa Ball, Rivers Bachman, Kenady Kinnaird & Emily Blocher Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation

Food Science & Technology

Visit chsfoundation.org to learn about our ongoing commitment to leadership.

Kindred - Gold (3rd Place) Elizabeth Saewert, Anna Stoppleworth, Christina Greuel & Madison Olien

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Sponsor: Int’l Certification Services, Inc.

Horse Evaluation

CONVENTION RESULTS

Carrington - Silver Mathias Kubal, Madeliene Nichols, Auna Kubal & Lea Mittleider Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation

Livestock Evaluation

Golden Valley County - Silver Kyle Sarsland, Chance Manhart, Kaden Volk & Kade Manhart Sponsor: ADM

Meats Judging

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

Nursery/Landscape

Des Lacs/Burlington - Silver Ben Van Berkom, Garrett Snyder, Grayson Pease & Jakob Van Berkom Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation

Veterinary Science

New Salem - Bronze Aubrey Bornemann, Emily Morman, Cora Sicble & Alisha Letzring

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

Fruit Production ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Christina Bingham, Max - National Finalist Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation

National Chapter Awards Chapter Awards

Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation

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

Protecting Those that Protect America’s Food Source.

Prepared Public Speaking Cassie Faul, Harvey - Silver

Sponsor: Noah and Katlin Hall, Kevin Teigen

Agriscience Fair

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

Simply Different | fumic.com

DIVISION 2

Sophia Freitag & Avery Sanford, Scranton - Silver

Food Products and Processing Systems DIVISION 6

Skyla Folden & Madison Myers, Garrison - Silver

Plant Systems

Power, Structural and Technical Systems

Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation

For generations, nothing has embodied the American spirit like the family farmer. Year after year, they continue to work the land and plant their crops. Through uncertain weather and markets, they keep that spirit alive with another crop harvested for the next generation. And for that, we tip our hats.

Sponsor: BK Seeds

National Proficiency Finalists Ryan Muggli, Grant County - National Winner

For the Next Generation

Jayden MacDonald, Bismarck - Bronze

DIVISION 3

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Spirit Alive

Extemporaneous Speaking

Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation

Diversified Crop Production

Keeping the

Farm Credit supports agriculture and rural communities with reliable, consistent credit and financial services, today and tomorrow.

Kiersten Boehm, Richland - Gold (5th Place) DIVISION 2

Jorgen Swenson & Cort McDonald, Kindred - Gold

Social Systems DIVISION 2

Jack Stoppleworth & Trey Heinrich, Kindred - Gold (2nd Place)

Social Systems DIVISION 4

Gage Yellowbird & Sydney Bauer, Max - Silver

Social Systems DIVISION 6

Christina Bingham & Aubrey Black, Max - Gold (2nd Place)

Premier Chapter - Growing Leaders for “Judge in Your PJs” Rolla - National Finalist Sponsor: ND FFA Foundation

ND National FFA Chorus Member Jayden Cherry, Wahpeton

Sponsor: Leo Vossler Memorial Fund

FARM CREDIT AgCountry Farm Credit Services 800-450-8933 Farm Credit Services of Mandan 800-660-6487 Farm Credit Services of North Dakota 800-264-1265


TWO NORTH DAKOTA AG. TEACHERS SELECTED AS

The program, designed to equip its participants with knowledge to take advantage of opportunities, curriculum and resources within the National FFA Organization, consists of multiple different online training seminars, meetings and events. Although the two ND teachers will be learning and experiencing this program together, it was separate motivations that sparked them to apply.

NATIONAL TEACHER

AMBASSADORS

Take what you have learned from your FFA experience, and do something amazing with it. When you look at it like this, you will realize there is really no end to FFA.

Madeliene Nichols Retiring Address 2019-20 ND FFA State Sentinel

In 2016, the National FFA Organization saw an incredible opportunity to help develop and advance agricultural education teachers across the country. They recognized their ability to accomplish this with a professional development opportunity that strategically chose teachers in the USA who came from different backgrounds; who represented different experiences; those who were teaching interesting and/or advanced curriculum in their classrooms; and those who had a desire to pass their knowledge and experiences onto their peers. This opportunity was used to create the National Teacher Ambassador program.

Since the program was launched, less than 150 ag. teachers from across the country have been selected to participate in the program. In the program’s inaugural year, Brent Arendt, ag. teacher at the Park River FFA Chapter, was the first North Dakota educator to be selected for the program, and has been the only one since, until this year. In April of 2020 the National FFA Organization released the names of those selected as a 2020-21 National Teacher Ambassador. Within the group of 59 teachers selected, two are educators representing the great state of North Dakota. Nikki Doll (Center FFA) and Breanna Bregel (Wahpeton FFA) will both take part in this incredible opportunity.

The focus on networking and the proper implementation of new ideas are what encouraged Breanna Bregel to apply. “Nikki and I are both young in the profession and we want to try new things,” says Bregel. “We’re young enough to not be ‘set in our ways’ in anything yet. We’re open, willing and want to try everything we can.”

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Nikki Doll is looking forward to using this experience and opportunity to further develop the creativity she brings to her classroom. “One of my favorite things is getting creative to create different learning environments for students that are fun, immersive and create inquiry-based learning,” says Doll. “I want to learn how I can show fellow ND ag. teachers how to adapt resources that might not fit what we need, or how to make their own.” The two teachers will use their position as a 2020-21 Teacher Ambassador throughout the school year by serving as a resource for fellow ND teachers. They will be able to answer questions about National FFA programs and applications as well as help direct them to resources for their classroom. This year of service, for them, is viewed as an opportunity to help create innovation, change and new ideas across North Dakota classrooms. “I really hope both young and more experienced teachers in ND use us as a resource,” says Breanna Bregel. “It’s a gift to our students to not stay stagnant.” “The students throughout North Dakota classrooms deserve to have a good teacher,” says Doll. “We need to give them that with an education that comes alive.”


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PRESIDENT Greetings to FFA members, advisors, and supporters.

I hope this letter finds you and your families healthy and in good spirits, considering all the disruptions and changes in our lives. With this set of unusual circumstances ND FFA has experienced many cancellations of events and opportunites: Career Development Events, State FFA Convention, the North Dakota State Fair and more. While this year has been different, it is not necessarily a bad thing. Learning to adapt and thrive in new, unpredictable situations is a great opportunity to express personal growth as a leader, and I have no doubt that our FFA members continue to be up for the task! I would like to congratulate our new State FFA Officer team for 2020-2021. These young men and women will do an outstanding job this coming year. Congratulations are also in order for Mr. Tommy Winders who was appointed Executive Director of the North Dakota FFA Foundation. Furthermore, Andrew Young, Tommy Winders and others are to be congratulated for their hard work in getting sponsorship and their involvement in the 2020 State FFA Convention In-A-Box that was shipped out to some 1,000 ND FFA members. I hope that those of you who received a box enjoyed the gift and are excited by these new, innovative ways to be connected with ND FFA. As the summer progresses I hope that you will continue to become even more active in your FFA chapter and state FFA activities. Try new activities including leadership positions, Career Development Events, SAE projects as well as continue to set the example for your peers to be the best ND FFA member you can be. Do not be afraid to go outside your comfort zone. I hope that when schools are allowed to reopen that FFA leadership activities, Career Development Events, Conventions, scholarships and other opportunities that FFA has to offer will continue again and will result in the joy that so many find from learning how to become young leaders. Enjoy the rest of the summer and I look forward to the energy and fun that you will bring to ND FFA in the upcoming year! Thank you to all our FFA sponsors. Without your continued support our programs, curriculum and events that so many members participate in, learn from, and look forward to would not be possible without your continued friendship. Stay safe and take care,

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A complete recap of the North Dakota FFA within 2019-2020 including CDE results; scholarship winners; State and American degree earners; a r...

2019-2020 North Dakota FFA Annual Report  

A complete recap of the North Dakota FFA within 2019-2020 including CDE results; scholarship winners; State and American degree earners; a r...

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