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Leaders BUILDING Communities STRENGTHENING Agriculture GROWING

2016-17 Annual Report


2016-17 NEBRASKA AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION

8,000 Members and Growing

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New agricultural education programs

OSMOND

(see map)

ARLINGTON

176

CALLAWAY

Nebraska schools offer agricultural education

KEARNEY

BISHOP NEUMANN SHELTON

PLATTSMOUTH

HITCHCOCK COUNTY

8,003

FFA members 58%

Nebraska FFA members who attend State Convention

2

100%

Nebraska FFA chapters who attend State Convention


Dear Friends, As we reflect on another year of support for agricultural education and FFA for over 8,000 FFA members, and their advisors in Nebraska, we want to recognize the individuals, groups and companies that invested in the work that we do and also present our audited financials. We know that your support must be earned and want you to see firsthand how your donations are used. Here are a couple examples of how your support helped this past year:

Growing Leaders – The Foundation has been able to continue

Building Communities – The Nebraska FFA Foundation has helped 100 local FFA chapters through the I Believe in the Future of Ag program. Through this program, FFA members learn what it takes to be a leader in their own community, whether that’s through community service projects or improving their local agriculture education program.

Strengthening Agriculture – The Nebraska FFA Foundation continues

increasing recruitment and retention of agriculture teachers through the Teach Ag campaign. Current agriculture education majors in Nebraska attend the Nebraska Career Education Conference at no cost as part of this program. This is one way we can prepare agriculture teachers to grow leaders of both themselves and of their students.

to invest significantly to the Nebraska FFA Association through their career-based awards and recognition programs. These programs – ranging from proficiency awards to career development event – help prepare students to be successful for a career in agriculture.

We hope for the day when we have all of the resources needed to maintain the needs of local FFA programs and the Nebraska FFA Association. We continue to be committed to ensuring funds to support students, teachers and programs and a strong pipeline for agriculture communities and industries in Nebraska. There are many challenges in the work of the Nebraska FFA Foundation and your support is very critical in our work of growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture. I encourage you to read the stories of our work inside and be ensured that your support of the Nebraska FFA Foundation is a solid investment in the future of agriculture and the future of Nebraska. Thank you for your commitment to agricultural education students and FFA members. Sincerely,

Stacey Agnew

Tom Volk

Nebraska FFA Foundation

Nebraska FFA Foundation

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

2016-17 PRESIDENT

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2016-17 Team Ag Ed Staff

Stacey Agnew

Sarah Mullen

Nebraska FFA Foundation

Nebraska FFA Foundation

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

PROGRAM MANAGER

Matt Kreifels

STATE DIRECTOR OF AG EDUCATION & AFNR CAREER FIELD SPECIALIST

Nebraska Department of Education

Krystl Knabe

AFNR CAREER FIELD SPECIALIST

Nebraska Department of Education

Anita Foor

AFNR CAREER FIELD SPECIALIST & STATE FFA ADVISOR Nebraska Department of Education

Nebraska FFA State Officers

Kaitlyn Hanvey

Cheyenne Gerlach

Christy Cooper

Halle Ramsey

Verdigre FFA Chapter

Tri-County FFA Chapter

Waverly FFA Chapter

Ord FFA Chapter

STATE PRESIDENT

STATE VICE PRESIDENT

STATE VICE PRESIDENT

STATE VICE PRESIDENT

Manuel Acosta

Nic Taylor

Collin Swedberg

Bayard FFA Chapter

Logan View FFA Chapter

Wallace FFA Chapter

STATE VICE PRESIDENT

STATE SECRETARY

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STATE VICE PRESIDENT


TEACHER AND STUDENT SPOTLIGHT:

Teacher Support Shapes Student Success “Blake is doing exactly what the SAE was designed to do - he is using it to grow a business and learn skills that can set him up for life, not just set him up for an award,” Seth said of Blake’s custom baling and swathing business.

Like many agriculture teachers across Nebraska, Seth Going is educating students well beyond the traditional school day. Not only is he teaching classes during the day, he’s preparing students for competitive events, holding FFA chapter meetings and community service projects before and after school to ensure students get the complete experience of agriculture education. It’s also commonplace in our state for teachers like Seth to coach a sport.

When Blake was a freshman, he wanted to start his SAE doing custom operations. He found out that small square baling was very viable in his area. Over the next few years, he began using a swather and big round baler to accommodate larger operations. Finally, he purchased his own tractor to have even more control over the operation. He’s increased from about 50 acres in his first year to about 750 acres this year.

Our state and communities put a lot on the backs of agriculture teachers in Nebraska and the Nebraska FFA Foundation is committed to helping teachers connect with industry partners to take some of the burden away from their responsibilities. One of the ways the Foundation does this is through the I Believe in the Future of Ag campaign. This campaign, not only helps local FFA chapters fundraise with incentives through $35,000 in matching funds, but also serves as an educational campaign for agricultural education in Nebraska and provides Nebraska agriculture teachers with a network of corporate sponsors to connect with and help their local programs.

His SAE became something that wasn’t so much a job, but was something fun. Blake is currently a student at Kansas State University and is studying Agronomy. He plans to come back to the family farm and continue his SAE as a business as long as he can.

Spreading the word about agriculture education to communities and local businesses gets them thinking about career opportunities for students and the kind of worker they want to develop, says Seth, who is the agriculture teacher at Superior High School. He’s experiencing businesses approaching him with ideas and opportunities for his students, rather than the other way around. He recognizes these efforts have afforded him the time needed to work with students to experience all that agricultural education offers. Blake Kirchhoff is just one of those students. Blake was recently named national winner for the National Proficiency Award in Forage Production – Entrepreneurship/Placement. These awards recognize outstanding student achievement in agribusiness gained through establishment of a new business, working for an existing company or otherwise gaining hands-on career experience. They are an outgrowth of a member’s supervised agricultural experience (SAE).

Blake’s SAE started as a custom baling business and morphed into a custom swathing business.

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CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT:

Southwest FFA Chapter “My goal is to develop leaders...I want them to understand how to be part of something bigger.” - Les Roggenkamp

At Southwest High School in Bartley, Nebraska, developing the FFA chapter’s program of activities (POA) includes half of the high school. With roughly 110 students in grades 9 through 12, 58 are enrolled in agriculture education and are FFA members.

leaders. The chapter votes on which ideas will be written into the POA, and then responsibilities are divided among all chapter members. “This allows everyone to play a role and experience leadership and help develop well-rounded individuals,” Roggenkamp said.

“We are a small school, but we can use that to our advantage,” said Les Roggenkamp, who has taught agricultural education and led the FFA chapter for more than 20 years.

The Southwest Chapter’s POA aims to give chapter members experiences they may not otherwise have living in a sparsley populated community.

Roggenkamp applies this principle to the chapter’s program of activities. All members are asked to offer ideas that could be carried out by the chapter to support the program objectives of building communities, strengthening agriculture and growing

“No matter how you view our numbers, my goal is to develop leaders so that they can leave Southwest, and can contribute to something, whether through their career, or in their community, I want them to understand how to be a part of something bigger.”

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NEBRASKA FFA FOUNDATION LEADERSHIP

2016-17 Board of Directors Back Row (L-R): Vernon Benes, Jack Nemec, Kent Kirchhoff, Jeff Rudolph, Craig Head, Lance Atwater Front Row (L-R): Justin Troudt, Christin Kamm, Blake Johnson, Shane Belohrad, Kyla Habrock, Jill Goedeken Not pictured: Tim Boender, Kim Fehringer, Craig Frederick, Matt Kreifels, Tom Volk, Anita Foor

Lance Atwater – Ayr KDA Farms, Inc.

Shane Belohrad – Omaha

Craig Head – Lincoln VICE PRESIDENT

Nebraska Farm Bureau

Gallagher Grace / Meyer

Blake Johnson – Holdrege

Vernon Benes – Omaha

Bunker Hill Farms

Beck Ag

Tim Boender – Lincoln Winfield Solutions

Kim Fehringer – Clarkson USDA

Craig Frederick – Seward

TREASURER

Christin Kamm – Lincoln

Nebraska Department of Agriculture

Kent Kirchhoff – Hickman Plains Equipment Group

Matt Kreifels – Lincoln

Justin Troudt – Kearney Orthman Manufacturing

Tom Volk – Lincoln PRESIDENT

DEKALB & Asgrow

Anita Foor – Lincoln

State FFA Advisor Nebraska FFA Association Board Representative Nebraska Department of Education

Stacey Agnew – Lincoln EX-OFFICIO

Nebraska FFA Association Board Representative Nebraska Department of Education

Executive Director Nebraska FFA Foundation

Columbus Lakeview Schools Nebraska FFA Alumni Representative

Jack Nemec – West Point

EX-OFFICIO

Kyla Habrock – Lincoln

Jeff Rudolph – Gothenburg

Seward High School

Jill Goedeken – Columbus

SECRETARY

Nebraska Pork Producers Association

Retired

Hi-Gain Feedlot

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Sarah Mullen – Lincoln Program Manager Nebraska FFA Foundation


FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Statement of Financial Position

The financial statements of the Nebraska FFA Foundation are audited annually by an independent public accounting firm. Contact the Foundation to request a copy of the audited financial statements and the Foundation’s tax filing (Form 990).

ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS

2017

Cash and Cash Equivalents Checking and Savings

Money Market Accounts

2016

$ 522,231

$ 475,707

-

1,081

65,593

Accrued Interest Receivable

Receivables, Unconditional Promises and Pledges

Total Current Assets OTHER ASSETS Investments

Mutual Funds

Promisory Note

Receivables, Unconditional Promises and Pledges

Total Other Assets TOTAL ASSETS

27,968

288,276

370,363

$ 876,100

$ 875,119

$ 918,073

$ 830,922

18,825

12,200

17,984

17,984

$ 954,882

$ 861,106

$

8,865

$

18,207

$

$1,830,982

$1,736,225

LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS CURRENT LIABILITIES Accounts Payable

Accrued Expenses

$

Total Current Liabilities

9,342

730

10,192

10,922

NET ASSETS Unrestricted

$1,304,613

$1,372,831

$1,812,775

$1,725,303

508,162

Temporarily Restricted

Total Net Assets

$1,830,982

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS

352,472

$1,736,225

Annual Programming Expenses I Believe in the Future of Ag ... 42% FFA Jacket Fund ... 2% True Blue ... 1% Awards and Recognition ... 8% State FFA Convention ... 6% Leadership Programming ... 7% Ag Education Teacher Activities ... 6% Local Chapter Programs ... 4% State Fair ... 2% Management and General ... 11% Fundraising ... 11%

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Statement of Activities

For the year ended July 31, 2017 with summarized financial information for the year ended July 31, 2016.

Temporarily Restricted

Unrestricted

2017

2016

SUPPORT AND REVENUES Contributions

$ 173,518

$ 333,008

$ 506,526

$ 659,436

-

29,250

29,250

44,250

417,350

I Believe in the Future of Agriculture Grant Income

Administration Fee

32,289

Dividend Income

40,790

Interest Income

131,995

768

Realized and Unrealized Gain (Loss) on Investments

$1,049,966

Total Support and Revenues

-

32,289

-

40,790

-

46,688

338,563

Net Assets Released from Restrictions

549,345

581,150 37,772

768

1,808

46,251

-

46,688

(26,656)

$ 155,690

$1,205,656

$1,344,011

-

$ 859,103

$ 905,103

-

127,108

121,090

-

$1,118,184

$1,122,916

$ 87,472

$ 221,095

$1,812,775

$1,725,303

(338,563)

-

-

EXPENSES Program Services

$ 859,103

Support Services

Management and General

$

127,108 131,973

Fundraising

-

Total Expenses

$1,118,184

CHANGE IN NET ASSETS Net Assets, Beginning of Year Net Assets, End of Year

$ (68,218)

$ 155,690

$1,304,613

$ 508,162

1,372,831

$

352,472

131,973

1,725,303

96,723

1,504,208

AVERAGE VALUE RECEIVED FROM FFA FOUNDATION SERVICES PER CHAPTER

REVENUE AND EXPENSES 2012-2017

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2012-13

2016-17 9

2013-14

2014-15

$4,881

$5,355

$5,023

$4,779

$3,692

$1,118,180

1,205,660

$1,122,916

$1,344,011

$995,995

$910,846

$1,102,678 $738,660

$826,138

$1,549,681

(Total programming and adult education expenses applied toward all chapters each year)

2015-16 2016-17


INDUSTRY PARTNERS Premier Sponsors ($25,000 or more)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources & Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication

6-Star Sponsors ($15,000 - $24,999)

5-Star Sponsors ($10,000 - $14,999)

FVC

Frenchman Valley Coop fvcoop.com

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Your Premier Service Provider


INDUSTRY PARTNERS 5-Star Sponsors ($10,000 - $14,999)

MEMBER FDIC

4-Star Sponsors ($5,000 - $9,999)

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INDUSTRY PARTNERS 3-Star Sponsors ($2,500 - $4,999)

2-Star Sponsors ($1,000 - $2,499) Oxbow Animal Health Nebraska Pork Producers Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association Nebraska Association of Resources Districts Beck Ag Nebraska Wheat Board Nebraska Nursery & Landscape Association Nebraska Cattlemens Classic

Nebraska Rural Radio Network Nebraska Department of Agriculture Nebraska Independent Crop Consultant Association Farmers Ranchers Cooperative Bank Of The West Gavilon Metlife Agricultural Investments

Midwest Laboratories Inc. NAU Country Insurance Company O’Neill, Heinrich, Damkroger, Bergmeyer, Schultz, P.C., LLO Pacific Ethanol Preferred Popcorn LLC Sargent Irrigation The Andersons Inc.

Cargill Meat Solutions Hoegemeyer Hybrids STIHL Outdoor Power and Equipment Nebraska Precision Ag Center for Excellence at Central Community College Farm and Ranch Publications Southeast Community College Saras Wilber-Clatonia FFA Alumni Northeast Nebraska Sheep Breeders Association UNL Center For Plant Science Innovation UNL Department Of Agronomy and Horticulture Cornerstone Bank Empire Hay Inc Central Community College Chadron State College Deli International Fundraising Eastern Wyoming College Green Acres Cover Crops Homestead National Monument Of America Midwest Veterinary Services, Inc.

Nebraska National Guard North Central Kansas Technical College Northwest Missouri State UniversityAgricultural Education Wyo Tech 4 Seasons FundRaising Baasch and Sons, Inc Beel Brothers LLC Concordia University Foods Resource Bank Intl FCStone Nebraska Department Of Ag, Poultry and Egg Division Nebraska Sustainable Agriculture Society Northeast Community College Proteus Inc. South Dakota State University USDA- Ag Statistics Service USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Zoetis

1-Star Sponsors ($250 - $999) Nebraska College Of Technical Agriculture Omaha Agri-business Club AgriGold Associated Milk Producers Inc. Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health EBM Construction Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program FarmCentric Hartman Hydroponic Tomatoes Janet’s Jungle, Inc. Matheson Maxwell AgriService Midwest Dairy Association Nebraska Agribusiness Club Nebraska Bankers Association Nebraska Cooperative Council Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board Pheasants Forever State Council RobSeeCo Smart Chicken - Tecumseh Poultry UNL-Department Of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication

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INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTERS Leadership Gifts Your multiple year gift of at least $1,000 per year will support the current and long-term needs of the Nebraska FFA Foundation in three areas: a strategic programming fund, a long-term unrestricted fund and an operating reserve. Gift of Rising Sun - $50,000 Frank J. Fleecs Gift of the Plow - $25,000 Blake and Holly Johnson* Keith and Doris Olsen Gift of Corn - $5,000 Angela and Jeremy Armagost* Karl and Margaret Hensley

Richard and Sharon Katt* Mark and Nancy Poeschl* Loran and Nancy Wach* Greg and Teresa Ibach Bill and Ruth Johnson Jay and Nancy Maier* Loren and Terri Neujahr Brian and Paula Schellpeper* Dwight and Karna Dam Seth and Carrie Derner* Eric Thurber*

Mat and Kyla Habrock Chuck and Linda Pohlman Mark and Debra Schroeder Dale and Christy Hafer* Korey and Tammy Young* Shane and Kelli Belohrad* Mark and Willow Holoubek* ACC Farms - Clif & Linda Cattau and Arlyn & Anne Cattau Jeff & Denise McAfee Jeff & Brenda Rudolph

Kent and Aundria Kirchhoff Greg and Patti Hoegermeyer* Les Denning Mike Roeber Aaron & Kori Jensen* * denotes a former Nebraska FFA State Officer

Endowments Braden Badertscher “Power Your Potential” Memorial Endowment Gary Scharf Endowment

Raymond and Jolene Ward Endowment Milstead Leadership Development Endowment

Blue and Gold Society Your long-term planned gift can help meet various needs, including support for new FFA chapters and new programming at both the state and local levels. Planned gifts can be through named funds, endowed funds, bequests, life insurance and annuity beneficiary designations, other financial account designations, charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts. Jack and Nancy Nemec

Frank J. Fleecs

Rich and Lanelle Herink

Judson and Kaye Jesske

Matt and Sarah Kreifels

Founders Club This group of individuals has served on the Nebraska FFA Foundation Board of Directors. All former board members are invited to be a part of this group. Angela Armagost Steven Belitz Allen Blezak Bob Campbell Tony Collins Seth Derner Linda Evans Craig Frederick Katie Gutzmann Mark Hastreiter Richard Hahn Karl Hensley

Rich Herink Mark Holoubeck Don Hutchens Dann Husmann Jud Jesske Jolene Jones Chris Kalkowski Christin Kamm Richard Katt Rick Keith Kent Kirchoff Mark Knobel

Ken Madden Tammy Meyer Kelly Neal Royce Schaneman Brenda Nelson Judd O’Connor Keith Olsen Rex Prior Dave Rocker Rod Rudebusch Jeff Schellpeper

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Tim Arkfeld Kent Thompson Lee Thurber Paul Timm Randy Vlasin Steve Waller Ray Ward Bill White Ed Woeppel Donelle Wolters Steve Zimmerman


INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTERS General Fund Donors You can provide funds for the Foundation’s year-round efforts to support agricultural education, sustain relationships with current supporters and broaden our base of support among individuals and organizations. Al and Sallie Atkins Allan and Pat Urkoski Betty Fehlhafer Bob and Cynthia Milligan Brady Jenschke Brent Miller Bret Herndon Brett and Pam Mueller Brian and Kelli Thompson Bruce and Carolyn Riddell Bruce Reeder Chris and Marsha Kalkowski Chris Lesiak Chris Meyer Craig and Shari Head Craig and Stacy Olsen Craig Frederick Dana Soukup Daniel Ripa Dann Husmann Dave Schneider David and Becky Grimes Dayle E Williamson

Debrah McMillian Don Hutchens Don Sjogren Donald and Kelly Witte Dorothy Forre Douglas and Janelle Bruning Ed and Linda Stich Eric and Megan Dam Eric Miller Frank and Shirley Sibert Galen Furstenau Garry and Sharon Young Gene and Rose Wissenburg George and Helen Woolstrum Gerald and Beverly Clausen Graden Johnson Irvin Hess Jack Schinstock James and Julie Nygren James and Sarah Mullen Janene Kolbet Jean Wach Jeannine Emard and Family

Jennifer Conway Jessica Kolterman Jim and Darlene Dvorak John and Judy Borgelt John McHargue Jon Sonderup Judson and Kaye Jesske Kate Morphew Ken and Mary Madden Kurt and Sarah Heideman Kurt Kline Linda Hoke Marc and Kelli Peters Matt and Jennifer Wilshusen Matt and Sarah Kreifels Megan Bode Mike and Nancy Ecklun Norm and Shirley Fritz Ray and Jeanne Becker Richard Hahn Rick Tank Robert Gladstone Roger and Jill Goedeken

Roger and Josie Gutzmann Roger Watke Ron Anderson Ronald and Agnes Vollmer Ronald and Diane Anderson Ryan and Kristen Hassebrook Ryan Becker Scott Aden Scott and Tara Keetle Shelby Peters Steward and Kris Spath Straight Farms Sylvia Perry Tammy Meyer Terry Snover Thomas and Beverly Thurber Tim Esser Tim Petersen Tom and Debbie Volk Tom Brewer Traci Ebel Warren and Terri Jo Bek

Nebraska FFA Foundation Auction In its fourth year, the Nebraska FFA Foundation Auction raised almost $53,000 through the auctioning of tires, a John Deere Gator and a Harley Davidson motorcycle. The event was held during Husker Harvest Days and hosted by Titan Tire, in conjunction with Graham Tire and Goodyear Farm Tires. We thank these industry partners and individual donors for their support: TIRE DONORS

GATOR DONORS

AUCTION PURCHASERS Cal West Chris Meyer Donny Baker

Doug Jones Greg Hoegermeyer Tim Hock

Randy Christensen Garland Coufal Kevin Henrichson

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Curt Lewis JD Hanns Dan Schweers

Robert Jacobi Andrew Pyron


Blue Jackets.

Bright Futures. The blue jacket is the main symbol of FFA nationwide - the jacket that so many young FFA members wear proudly. The Nebraska FFA Foundation is proud to support students by providing the Blue Jackets. Bright Futures. program. Contributors could elect to be a part of the 2016-17 program by donating $80 per student they wished to support. Students must apply to be selected for an FFA jacket and, for many, this is one of their first experiences as an FFA member.

Thank you to the following donors for providing 265 deserving students with a new FFA jacket. 2008-09 State Officer Team 2015-16 State FFA Officer Team Aaron and Kim Fehringer Aaron and Kori Jensen Alec and Meredith Ibach Alpha Gamma Rho (48) Alyce Leininger Amanda and Justin Hackenkamp Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Ashtyn Shrewsbury Betsy Raymer Bill and RanDee Barger Bob and Karen McNeff Brian and Stacey Agnew Bruce Reeder Calvin and Rita Fix Chaz Boeder Chris Robinett Clayton and Stephanie Doeschot (5) Cory Johnson Creighton FFA Chapter D. Lewis and Linda Rogers Dale Grosbach (4) Dan and Anita Foor, Mackenna and Sawyer (2) Darin and Kendra Weers Dave Barnard Debra Wray Dennis and Natalie Toalson (2) Dennis and Sharon Derner Donald Merlo Doug and Keri Ohlson (2)

Elmer Miller Elyse Schlake (2) Empire Hay Inc (3) Eric and Megan Dam (2) Eric Miller Eva Roubal (2) F. Mary Lukassen Frank J. Fleecs (10) Fred and Kay Meyer Gary and Diane Kubicek Gene and Alfretta Claver Gene and Rose Wissenburg (2) Gerald Dux Goertzen Farms, Inc (2) Gordon and Pat Smith (2) Greg and Teresa Ibach Harold Johnson Heath and Tammi Ahrens Holt Pivot Service and Repair, Inc. (2) Jack Welch James and Julie Nygren (2) Janna Quaring Jason and Annette Harb Jason and Kylie Penke Jerome and Marcia Engelhaupt Jesse Harding Jill and Kyle Goedeken Family Jill Beckman Kill Jim and Mary Spath Joe and Micki Strickland John and Barb Scharf (2) John and Jordyn Bader Jon and Jean Katt (3) Jonathan and Abbie Rempel (2)

Josh and Krystle Friesen Julie Blood (3) Karl and Margaret Hensley (2) Karl Linke (2) Karlene Johnson (2) Katie Dobler Katie Hothem Keith and Brenda Anderson Keith and Doris Olsen (5) Kennard or Beverley Pohlman (3) Kent and Joy Thompson (3) Kevin Henrichson (2) Korey and Tammy Young (2) Kristin Witte Krystal Connolly Krystl Knabe and Cody Knopp Kurt Kline (2) Lance Atwater Lee and Brenda Nelson Leroy and Judy Tejral Linda Hoke Lonnie Goff (2) Maile Boeder Mark Hahn Farms, Inc. (3) Martin and Ruth Massengale Mary Pat Hoag Mat and Kyla Habrock Matt and Donelle Wolters Matthew Wiegand (3) Merlin Prior (2) Mike Sandall Milt and Joann Fricke (2) Molly Brandt Monsanto Gothenburg Water Utilization Learning Center (2)

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Neal Lewis (2) Nebraska Ag Relations Council Nebraska FFA Alumni Council (2) Nebraska Pork Producers (4) Nebraska Vocational Agricultural Foundation Board of Directors Norval L. and Sharon L. Utemark Paige L Redding Philip and Kate Mueller Philip Johnson (2) Quenton and Tonya Mortensen Randy Vlasin Ray Ward (2) Rex and Amy Prior (3) Richard and Lanelle Herink Richard and Sharon Katt (2) Richard and Susie Douglass (10) Roger and Jill Goedeken (2) Roger and Lynda Suhr Ron and Evie Laub Roy and Sarah Miller Shane and Kelli Belohrad (2) Shelly Stitt Shonn and Amber Endres Steve and Jana Kruger Straight Farms Susan Krotz-Smydra (2) T.J. and Shae Schneider (2) Tammy Meyer The Austin Company, Inc (3) The Leadership Center The Perry Family Timothy and Jenny Higgins (2) Tom and Jennifer Wood Vivayic


I Believe in the Future of Ag is focused on building financial capacity for the future of FFA in Nebraska. It gives us the opportunity to educate community members on the importance of agricultural education and FFA programs and raises money at both the local and state levels. The 2016-17 campaign marked the fifth year for the program. The campaign spanned all of Nebraska and included a media partnership with Husker Sports Marketing and Nebraska Radio Network. Twenty-three corporate partners contributed a total of $290,000 to the campaign. Local FFA chapters raised just over $270,000 for their chapters and $35,000 was awarded out to participating chapters as matching funds.

INDUSTRY PARTNERS

MEMBER FDIC

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I BELIEVE IN THE FUTURE OF AG LOCAL CHAPTER SUPPORTERS ADAMS CENTRAL FFA

BISHOP-NEUMANN FFA

Adams & Webster County Corn Growers Association

Robert and Marilyn Sabatka

AINSWORTH FFA

Brian Eisenhauer Richard Eisenhauer

Farmers Ranchers Cooperative Land O Lakes, Inc. Foundation

ALMA FFA Barwick Gelbvieh John and Juanita Ulrichson LandMark Implement Loyd Lowe Richard Bose & Sons Robison Brothers Stacey Howsden Titan Machinery

AMHERST FFA Jared and Danessa Kenney

ANSLEY FFA Heath and Tammi Ahrens

ARCADIA FFA Heath and Tammi Ahrens

ARLINGTON FFA Lauritsen Ag LLC Ashland-Greenwood FFA Mike Roeber

AUBURN FFA Allgood Family Chiropractic PC Daryl and Jacqueline Obermeyer Dettmer Farm Service Frankhauser, Nelsen, Werts, Ziskey & Merwin PC Kody and Katie Youngquist Ligouri Law Office Pamela Helmick Tyler and Chelsea Bebout

BERMIS FFA Calvin and Sandy Dannehl Cathi Braasch Clarke Nelson Holdrege Irrigation Inc Jennica Dannehl Jeremy and Karen Nelson Kaleb and Erin Kuck Mike and Nancy Ecklun North American Lutheran Church Randall and Deeann Hock Reed and Sheila Philips Robert and Mary Wallander Ronald and Bonnie Braasch Ronald and Kathryn Ronhovde Russell Cruise Russell Edeal Sarah Dannehl Schmidt Farms Inc Steve and Claudia Johnson Tara Heil Tom and Linda Schwarz WJD Farms Inc

BLOOMFIELD FFA

BLUE HILL FFA Adams & Webster County Corn Growers Association Blue Valley Family Farms Brandon and Kami Meyer Chris and Lorri Kohmetscher James and Jackie Kirchner Ken and Mandy Ockinga Kevin and Terrie Golter Lorne Rochholz MEF Controls Michael and Diane Karr Patrick and Jessica Moore Tom Dinsdale Automotive of Hastings Troy and Melissa Bonifas

Deaver Ag LLC Evergreen Agri Management LLC George Hall Family Trust Jeff and Michelle Pohl Justin and Becky Corman Larry and Sharon Fiscus Leisy K-Lawn Marlene Yeager Mary Pohl

Jill Janssen Kelley Gaffney Leland Olson Lonnie and Suellen Koepke Scott and Gwen Stoll Shane McCormick Todd and Lori Reynolds William and Connie Adams Zane Dady

Mike and Marci Goeman Nein Pharmacy Phil and Joan Corman Platte Valley Bank Robert and Tammi Nichols Scott and Tricia Schmunk The Steel Grill Tina Sparks Trail Animal Clinic PC Trent and Amy McVicker Trinidad Benham Corp Two Bar Land & Cattle, Inc Tyler Nichols W & J Newkirk Inc Weborg Feedlot Inc

BRUNING-DAVENPORT FFA

BOONE CENTRAL FFA Abby Knobbe Alvin Meyer Brian Andreasen Cheryl Pilkington Clayton and Amy Thompson Clint Baumgartner Daniel Staub David and Audrey Figgner David and Lisa Dozler David and Lori Noble Dean and Michelle Pelster Frey Land & Cattle Inc Kevin Wagner Kim and Chris Mewhirter Larry and Kimberly Beierman Lisa Ortegren-Wagner Logan Young Lonnie Rasmussen Paul Groeteke Richard Dozler Ronald Dozler Sarah Moeller Steven and Roxane Weeder Thompson Trucking Wayne Choat Wesley Johnson Wynns Body Shop

BROKEN BOW FFA Amy Staples Betty Yeargain Brad White Brent Custer Ins. Agency Inc. Connie Ulmer Accounting Dan and Miranda Stoll Don and Luella Griess Douglas and Carol Ann Jilg Jacob and Chelsey Hueftle James and Sonya Atkins James and Susan Porter Jerry and Linda Adams

BRIDGEPORT FFA 21st Century Equipment A Lazy L Ranch LLC Blomenkamp Farm & Ranch LLC Bowl Dog Lanes LLC Brandon and Tammi Jo Nichols Cassandra Lapaseotes Circle P Cattle Co. Inc Connie Lapaseotes Coulter Ranch Inc

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Mark and Suzanne Jagels

BURWELL FFA JRs Custom Farming

CENTRAL FFA Vernon Benes

CENTRAL CITY FFA Garwood Family Limited Partnership

CENTRAL VALLEY FFA Heath and Tammi Ahrens

CENTURA FFA Heath and Tammi Ahrens

CHAMBERS FFA Paige Shuler

CODY-KILGORE FFA Farmers Ranchers Cooperative Land O Lakes, Inc. Foundation

CROSS COUNTY FFA Amanda and Justin Hackenkamp Brian and Raegan Calvert Gail Stratman Kent and Linda Blender Marvin and Beverly Ericson Mike Newton and Jenni Harrington


I BELIEVE IN THE FUTURE OF AG LOCAL CHAPTER SUPPORTERS Pallas Seeds, Inc Rayell King Scott and Cindy Jensen Seth Hengelfelt Timothy and Colleen Pallas

DAVID CITY FFA Ann Heermann Bob Wilson Bryce Dantzler Connie Pachunka Delores Lanspa Derrick Ganselbon Eric and Nicole Lanspa Frank Fichtl Harriet Jakub Jackie Mahlin Jerome Slama Kevin and Amy Slama Larey Hall Laura Moravec Lee Waldo Linda Wolfe Lisa Rutn Lynn and Elizabeth Ostermeier Matt Moravec Michael Vyhlidal Ron Mimick Walter Bohauty

DONIPHAN-TRUMBULL FFA Adams & Webster County Corn Growers Association

ELBA FFA Heath and Tammi Ahrens

ELGIN FFA Angela Funk Bernard and Diane Kluthe Brookside Farms Inc Cedar View Carpentry Charles and Shelley Bode Christian, Sarah, and Sean Dunn Corner Service and Tire LLC Dan and Raedean Henn David Hoefer Don and Ardith Carr Garet Schindler Gayle Zegers James and Betty Getzfred James Meis Jason Koenig and Kerri KochKoenig Jeff and Tracey Schindler Jerry and Karlie Koinzan Karl and Margaret Hensley Leroy and Ronda Behnk Marty and Lori Widger Michael and Karin Kinney Michael Zegers Mlnarik Farms, Inc Paul and Sonja Bartak Precision Repair LLC Ralph and Mary Klein Ray and Peggy Payne RRAM Livestock LLC Scotts Backhoe & Well Service LLC Stanley and Dorothy Heithoff Terry and Michele Reicks The Elgin Review Todd and Melissa Heithoff Tyler Childers Tyler Knievel

OC and OC Inc R & B Trucking Rich Mueller Ronald and Georgia Schropfer Russell and Christine Coash Tatro Farms Inc. Todd Burda Travis and Mary Stoner Whitney Peppard York State Bank

FRANKLIN FFA Franklin State Bank LandMark Implement Schnuerle Seed

FREEMAN FFA Adams Repair LLC Adams State Bank Brian and Stacey Agnew Brian Podtburg Buhr Electric Exmark Mfg General Agricultural Services LLC Hestermann Repair Lake Crest Pharmacy Mark and Sue Unvert Roger and Charlotte Gronewold Russ and Lisa Neil Schonewis & Sons Trucking Shad and Cindy Hemminger Steve and Robyn Finkner Wayne and Susan Deininger

GARDEN COUNTY FFA

Big Iron Auction Co.

Brian and Jaime Barnhart Cara Olson Garden County News Kent and Crystal Leach Oshkosh Superette Panhandlers

FAIRBURY FFA

GOTHENBURG FFA

EMERSON-HUBBARD FFA

Brian and Traci Livingston

Brenda Vogt Dale Block Dan Scherer Dave Larson Dean Peterson Gail Block JD Garrison Jim and Anita O’Hare Linda Loostrom Maralee Jensen Mary Connolly Matt and Laura Lauer Roland and Norma Lauer

FILLMORE CENTRAL FFA Allan Jefferson BBN Inc. Brian Mumm Clinton and Ashley Foutch Cornhusker Swine Inc. Don and Karen Kimbrough Heartland Bank Hoarty Inc Jeff Whitley K & R Theobald Farms Kevin and Kara Myers Korbelik Farms Trucking Larry Cerny Leonard Sluka Mark Kimbrough Nun Ag-Service Nun Farms LLC

HAMPTON FFA Angela Lane Deryl and Pati Hilligas Edgar and Anita Wall Higby-McQuiston Mortuary, Inc. Hit 6T Livestock Inc.

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J.L. and Kathleen White James and Jane Toof Joel and Stephanie Miller Kirk and Sharon Goertzen Larry and Joanne Hohlfeld Matt and Angie Arndt Misty Mooney Premier Finishing LLC Randy or Lynelle Johnson Sara Ann Erlenbusch Shane and Theresa Dose Sharen Clay Steve and Debra Troester Tammie and Ryan Bamesberger Troy and Rhonda Dowling Wall Farms, Inc.

HARTINGTON-NEWCASTLE FFA Arthur and Lora Wiebelhaus Bradley and Wendi Klug Bruce Sorensen Cedar County Farm Bureau Charles and Jan Sudbeck Charles Winkelbauer CL Electric of Nebraska LLC Dickes Farms Jeff and Julie Lentz Jeff Arens Jeremy and Jeanette Kneifl Jody Koch Construction & Excavation Inc Katie Schutt Kevin and Sandy Uhing Lyle and Rhonda Lammers Michael and Sarah Reifenrath Robert Heimes Roger and Dorothea Janssen Stan Becker Thomas and Choni Nelson Wiebelhaus Trucking LLC

HAYES CENTER FFA Allen and Rita Erickson Anthony and Kitrina Loomis David and Kimberle Primavera Doris Vlasin Heath and Michelle Lapp Jeanne Bishop Jim and Jan Singleton Jimmie and Sandra Cole John Mintling Joseph and Brenda Anderjaska Kate Repass Kelly Erickson Loran and Nancy Wach Louis and Julie Cuellar Madeena McAffee Michael and Lynn Soncksen Midway Motel Nebraska Community Foundation


I BELIEVE IN THE FUTURE OF AG LOCAL CHAPTER SUPPORTERS Randy Vlasin Roger Scott Tim and Cindy McKillip

HEARTLAND FFA Jonathan and Abbie Rempel

HIGH PLAINS FFA Carlstrom Electric Joel and Cindy Anderson Progressive Ag Partners LLC Tom and Lynn Hofmann

HOLDREGE FFA Blake J Farms Inc Brian and Judy Borden Bunker Hill Farms Inc Chris Erickson Dale and Betty Murdoch Dan and Kimberly Powers Four G Farms, LLC Holdrege Irrigation Inc Jared Schemper Jeffrey and Kristina Borden Joyce Badertscher Kyle or Linda Edgren Landmark Implement Inc Larry and Dorla Lindstrom Lavern and Carlene Schemper Mike and Nancy Ecklun Owen Konzack Paul and Gayle Nelson R & B Seed Rich Engel Richard or Judy Turner Rory and Karna Guthrie Tony and Jane Badertscher Wohlgemuth Farms

HOWELLS-CLARKSON FFA Jordan and Becky Brabec

KEYA PAHA FFA Farmers Ranchers Cooperative Land O Lakes, Inc. Foundation

KIMBALL FFA Laura Nelson

LAKEVIEW FFA Albert and Barbara Micek Barry and Mary Kay Wilke Benjamin and Crystal Klug Bradley and Melissa Christensen Clancy and Sara Williams Craig and Kimberly Franzen Dan and Kathleen Lutjens Dan and Linda Egger Daniel and Lora Humlicek Daryl and Patty Holmberg Drinnin Feedlots Inc Eric Stuthman Ethan Schmid Foltz Livestock

James and Jenny Meyer James and Rachel Wilke Jeff and Barbara Lehr Jeremy and Jill Janssen Jonathan and Shelly Korte KD Farms Kent and Lynda Frenzen Mark and Amanda Schwarz Michael and Michelle Wurdeman Neil Schumacher Patricia Schmidt Paul and Kari Wilke Pieper Family Ag Inc PK Construction Randy and Janet Hanson Roger and Jill Goedeken Ryan and June Loseke Ryan Tessendorf Scott and Stacey Langmack SS & S Feeders, LLC TJ Livestock Inc Tracy and Megan Stromberg Trent Janssen Troy and JoAnn Brandt

LAUREL-CONCORDCOLERIDGE FFA Cedar County Farm Bureau

LITCHFIELD FFA Andrew Reynolds Cole Electric Co Dean Wood Duane and Shelley Eberle Full Circle Irrigation Heath and Tammi Ahrens James Holm Jerry and Rita Rosentreader Kyle and Kayla Kusek Rhonda Wardyn Scott and Heather Paitz Steve and Iris Luth

LOGAN VIEW FFA Buddy and Vera Yeager Chad and Dawn Christianson Dale Greenwood Don and Becky VonSeggern

Enchanted LLC Fran and Tom Geisler Fred and Carol Ness Greg and Patti Hoegermeyer Gregg and Sheri Hoetfelker Homer and Lowene Uehling Joel and Carol Hargens John and Waneta Ruwe Jon and Jean Katt Joshua and Nicole Gregory Kevin and Kara Anderson Mark and Debra Schroeder Mike Roeber Ron and Gail Bopp Scott and Celeste Wulf Todd and Linda Taylor

LOUP CITY FFA Heath and Tammi Ahrens

LOUP COUNTY FFA Heath and Tammi Ahrens

LYONS-DECATUR NORTHEAST FFA Bill Riecken Brian and Terri Mentink Brooks and Jane Larson Charles Myers Corey Petersen Dale and Paula Miller Dale Greenwood David and Caryn Anderson Fred and Rhonda Hansen Gerald Newill Jim and Karen Vlach Joe and Roberta Malloy Joey and Tammy Brehmer John and Joan Niewohner Jon and Regina Heideman Justin and Kate Webster Kevin and Kara Anderson Roy and Sarah Miller Trevor and Kim Preston

MAYWOOD FFA Seven Eleven Cattle

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MCCOOK FFA Stockmans Feed and Supply Inc

MCCOOL JUNCTION FFA Aaron and Sheryl Gaston Brian and April McDaniel Carolyn Newton Corinna Bauer David and Deanna Cogswell Diann Critel Donald and Karla Wait Douglas and Elisa Todd Douglas and Kelly Smith Douglas Holeka Erin Pialet Genevieve Sterling Gerald and Lynne Simcoe Gordon and Joann Polak James and Gina Mestl James McGowan Janet Stephenson Jason and Dana Hall Jerry and Mary Volkmer Joshua and Brandy Stope Karen Bennett Spader Kenneth and Peggy Friesen Kenny and Kelli Real L D Enterprises Laurie Lopez Lincoln Winnelson Madison Gerken Marcia Woods Melvin and Mary Plock Nebraska Cattlemen Pete McClymont Rachel Mertz Reuben and Karen Naber Richard and Brenda Gerken Richard and Carol Fessler Roger and Melinda Mertz Shayde and Katie Linabery Steve and Susan Gerken Susan Siebert Terry and Glenna Foster Terry and Tammi Naber


I BELIEVE IN THE FUTURE OF AG LOCAL CHAPTER SUPPORTERS Treva Hanson Tyler and Kourtney Slagle Verle and Margaret Stahr Wayne and Bonnie Richardson

MCPHERSON COUNTY FFA Quicker Barrel Racing

MULLEN FFA Farmers Ranchers Cooperative Land O Lakes, Inc. Foundation

NEBRASKA CITY FFA Chris Howell Curt and Teri Stukenholtz Daniel and Lucinda Patton Deane and Rhonda Nielson Dewaine and Denise Knutson Kirby and Ruth Joy

Danielle Matschullat David Gibbens Denis and Jody Bergstrom Douglas and Roberta Matschullat Garron and Shelly Frank Gib and Patricia Kelly Holt County Tire Jack Welch James and Leann Gotschall Jason and Tricia Wiseman Jerald Pritchett KBRX Radio Station Kyle and Megan Heiss Lindys Shear Creations Maureen Pischel Michael and Linda Dougherty Monte and Kathleen Grossnicklaus Monte Rainforth Rob Pischel Scott and Darcy Poese Sierra Trucking LLC Steve and Diane Goldfuss Steve and Regina Howard Thomas and Ann Storjohann Todd and Amy Shane Wakefield State Farm Insurance

OAKLAND-CRAIG FFA Brett and Shara Johnson Jarvis and Amy Guill Jason and Kylie Penke Johnson Ag LLC KC Parts & Repair Larry and Theresa Johnson M & M Smith Trucking Mark and Jodi Peterson Matthew Nelson Richards Ag Agency Rodney and Kristina Reinert Stanley and Susan Penke Tab and Stefanie Weitzenkamp Tom and Sandra Mallette Tony Bromm

Mike Roeber

NORTH BEND FFA Mick Tank

O’NEILL FFA Allen and Cindy Spangler Anonymous Blush Boutique Boyd and MaLaine Strope Brenden Winsor Brian Kaczor Burns and Ann McCulloh Chad and Lorraine Mathews Curtis and Sarah Sidak

RED CLOUD FFA

Adam Venteicher Alvin and Teresa Polt Brad and Audrey Marks Brad Freeman Brodersen Farms Chad and Angela Sedlacek Craig and Carol Gehm Dean and Cami Asmus Doug Lambrecht Elwood and Marilyn Meier Eric Kuehler Construction Gerald and Judith Kruger Gerard and Terese Polt Glenna Gutz Harold and Diane Kesting Jeff and Ashton Wragge Jeffrey and Jennifer Meier Jerald and Debbi Johnson Jerid and Tracy Starkel Jordan Polt Josh Gossman Kenneth Wichman Larry and Linda Wynn Levi Stepp Lonnie and Jean Wickett Louis and Karen Schulz Mark and Lois Fleer Pierce Old Time Threshers Bee Association Polt Brothers Equipment LLC Prince Cattle Company Ronald Woslager Steve Albrecht Tinker Concessions TJ Andersen & Sons Trucking Inc Todd Kumm

Adams & Webster County Corn Growers Association Armstrong Family Farms LLC Danny and Stacia Shipman David and Rebecca Niles Elliott Kennel Elys Inc Gary Shipman Jack and Debra Klingenberger Jeff Armstrong Joe and Micki Strickland Joe McDole John and Kim Ely Kirk and Tracy Garman Landmark Implement Inc Nebraska Community Foundation On the Brix Robert Minnick Ryan Minnick Troy and Monica Schmitz Wayne and Melanie Hoffman

RANDOLPH FFA Cedar County Farm Bureau First State Bank

RAVENNA FFA

ORD FFA NORFOLK FFA

PIERCE FFA

Heath and Tammi Ahrens Jim and Kris Lech

PENDER FFA Big Iron Auction Co. Bowder Trucking Charles Reppert H. Don Heineman Kenneth Kaser Pender High School Alumni Association

PERKINS COUNTY FFA Daryl and Jacqueline Obermeyer Doug and Janet Beck Perkins County Pheasants Forever Chapter

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Brian and Denise Behrendt Carl and Jolie Larson Dale and Linda Zoerb Fred and Sharon Chop Gary and Monica Behrendt Heath and Tammi Ahrens Hervert Farms, LLP John and Julie Chramosta Julie Wood Marc and Jennifer Ahrens Marcus and Carmen Vacek McAuliff Farms Inc Milton & Mary Jo Ahrens Memorial R & C Riessland Farms Inc Raymond and Karen Johnson Royal Betke SKE Farms Inc William and Christine Adam

RIVERSIDE FFA Andrew Peterson and Jodi Stangle Brian and Linda Hupp G & S Livestock Production George and Diana Valasek Jami and Tiffanye Klein Joe Diessner Joe Walkowiak John and Heather Noble L & J Trucking Roger and Laree Ahlers Ron and Irene Rutten Scheef Insurance Agency Inc Steven VanDeWalle

ROCK COUNTY FFA Bradd Bussinger Bret and Hillary Dearmont Clay and Hilary Kuchera Farmers Ranchers Cooperative Jayme Hansen Kristine Gale Land O Lakes, Inc. Foundation Matt and Ann Dvorak Perfect Valley Irrigation Rick and Susan Calvo Roy Stewart Sally Davis-Jackson Thomas and Carol Becker Waylon Reynolds

SANDHILLS FFA Farmers Ranchers Cooperative Land O Lakes, Inc. Foundation Mike Roeber

SARGENT FFA Heath and Tammi Ahrens


I BELIEVE IN THE FUTURE OF AG LOCAL CHAPTER SUPPORTERS SHELBY-RISING CITY FFA Corey and Bonnie Rathje David and Whitney Lehn Dennis and Donna Lou Steager Douglas and Constance Moon Eric Lindsley James and Christy Ingalls Joshua Rathman Kendall Perry L&A Order Buyers Nancy Samek Rodney and Kathy Jones Roger and Rita Houdersheldt Scot and Cynthia Bauer Seth Houdersheldt Shelby Flying Service Smith Electric Tim and Jill Davis Tina Watts Willis Smith

SHELTON FFA Heath and Tammi Ahrens Jesse and Abby Carman

SHICKLEY FFA Hendrickson Bros

SILVER LAKE FFA Adams & Webster County Corn Growers Association

SOUTHERN VALLEY FFA Cathy Coakley David Witte ER Hunt Farms LLC Gregg Ferebee Jerry and Susan Bose Joann Ellis Jon and Tori Lechtenberg Lee and Raylene Stephens Roger Schwenke Stamford Service Southwest FFA American Agricultural Laboratory AmFirst Bank N.A. Bartley Lumber Bernie Jones Auto LLC Brent and Debra Hofman Brooks Construction LLC Burton Well Drilling Carquest of McCook Dennis and Kem McConville Don and Norma Klein Grafton Welding Service Heartland Cattle Company Jason and Dannette Kloepping K-C Motor Electric, Inc. Kevin and Tami Potthoff Lords Inc. McConville Agency McCook National Bank Red Willow Animal Clinic

Red Willow Aviation & Spraying Schamel Auto Supply Inc. Stockmans Feed and Supply Inc Sughroue Storage LLC Wolfe & Sons Show Pigs

Dale and Lorena Riha Dale Paxton Dales Repair Dan and Jonna Kohle Dan and Karen Myers Dana and Amanda Paxton Dana Steinhauser Daniel and Tammera Kunz Danniel and Nancy Krysl Darby Paxton Darlene Gantt Dave and Brenda Kaup Dave Beck David and Leanne Vrooman Deanna Kaup Deb Vanteeder Delma Borg Dennis and Julie Jarecke Dennis and Teri Taylor Diana Steskal Diane Osborne Dina Bock Don and Peggy Skopec Don and Sam Krieger Don Schmaderer Don Shald Donald Norton Donna Malone Doreen Fessler Dorothy Kramer Doug Larsen Doug Steinhauser Duane and Helen Mohr Dustin Slaymaker Dusty and Rachel Poessnecker Edith Steinhauser Edward and Marla Kilmurry Elaine Poessnecker Elsie Mlady Eric and Brenna Kohle Eric and Pam Wegener Eric and Sarah Vogel Evelyn Paxton Francis and Deborah Kaup Francis Nachtman Frank and Helen Heying Fuelberth Trucking LLC Galen and Tammy Heiser Garlen and Marcia Thurlow Gary and Deb Olberding Gerald and Alice Fahrenholz Glen and Vera Schrantz Glen Revelle Greater Sandhills Family Healthcare P.C. Gregory and Shalee Rentschler Hailey Cline Harold and Diane Morgan Harold and Wendy Claussen Heather Doke

ST. PAUL FFA Heath and Tammi Ahrens

STUART FFA Abby Barta Abby Wondercheck Adam Ziemba Adolph and Doris Nachtman Alan and Kimberly Estes Alex Venenga Amber Schaaf Amy Wolf Angela Shald Anna Fischer Ashley Peterson Ashley Pfaff Austin and Amy Cook Barry and Lori Lemmer Bethany Alder Bob Carr Bob Norton Bock Construction Bradley and Krystal Kaup Brittany Hanzlik Brock Lange Brock Olson Bryan and Kim Andersen Calvin and Katelyn Boelter Calvin and Kitty Alder Cameron and Katie Miller Carlos and Margaret Trujillo Carol Olson Carol Ries Cathleen Weller Charles and Marci Zegers Charlotte Jarman Chelsey Riha Cheri Funk Cheryl Rakes Cheye Shaw Christine Everett Christopher Kellner Cindy Root Clint Hilker Cody and Ashley Hipke Coleen Van Meter Colette Uttecht Colin Schurman Connie Gilersleeve Connie VanMeter Connie Weichman Cook Tax Service Corey and Megan Frizzell Cristin Warner Crystal Baumeister

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Helen Kloppenborg J.M. Barker Jacob Olberding Jacqueline Steinhauser Jake and Josie Paxton Jake Engel Jake Krysl James and Linda Kohle James and Marilyn Krobot James and Marshawn Gubbels James Taylor Jan Kunz Janice Myers Jarrod Hladky

Jay and Emily Wallinger Jay and Sarah Addison Jean Ruge Jeff and Cheri Dvorak Jeff and Courtney Knox Jeff and Kim Wallinger Jeff Skrdla Jeffrey and Lynette Headley Jennifer McAllister Jennifer McHale


I BELIEVE IN THE FUTURE OF AG LOCAL CHAPTER SUPPORTERS

Jennifer Poessnecker Jennifer Steinhauser Jenny McNichols Jeremy Kaup Jerry and Kim Dvorak Jerry and Mariyln Wallinger Jerry and Sharon Steinhauser Jerry and Susan Myers Jessica Thomassen Jil Fox Jill Schaaf Jim and Kate Kunz Jim and Terri Vrooman Joan Murphy Jodi Wood Joe and Maggie Gubbels Joe and Wilma Andrews Joel and Kimberly Broekemeier John and Lisa Korinko John and Mary Krysl John and Rhonda Skrdla John and Sandra Kramer John Beck John Good Jon and Erica Tubbs Jon and Jennifer Schmaderer Joseph Krysl Josh and Kaylee Olberding Jossi Jeffres Judy Dvorak Julie Anderson Julie Cline Julie Joyce Julie Nachtman Justin and Becky Estill Justin Jarecke Justin Ramm Karen Kotrous

Mark and Karen Kaup Mark Stracke Martin and Rosanna Pacha Marvin and Christine Miksch Marvin and Pat Larsen Marvin and Phyllis Scholz Mary Ann Campbell Mary Jane Lenhard Mary Kaup Mary Krysl Mary Vanderbeek Matt Greffre Matthew and Kimberly Wilson Max and Helen Kunz Maxine Leick Megan Mitchell Megan Olson Merle and Leola Riesselman Michael and Dawn Kohle Michael Bartunek Michael Kunz Michael Weichman Michele Kaup Michelle Dennis Michelle Olson Mike and Jackie Murphy Mike and Jenny Stracke Mike Pulis Monty and Deb Larsen Nancy Snover Nancy Stowell Nyla Mosel Pat and Brooke Riha Patrick and Carol Mathers Patty Batenhorst Paul and Karen Carlson Paulette Fahrenholz Peggy Gentele Perri Farr Rachel Hartgrave Rachel Kaup Randall and Katherine Inge Randy and Elizabeth Sommerer Randy and Kimberly Wallinger Randy and Linda Stolcpart Ray and Priscilla Keogh Reggie Alder Renae Osborne Rex Stolcpart Richard and Beth Prussa Richard and Cathy Skala Richard and Darlene Kaup Richard and Patricia Galyen Richard and Teri Michka Richard King Rick and Sheryl Alder RN Construction Robb Slaymaker Robert and Carolyn Doke Robert and Heather Stout

Karen Straka Kathy Forman Kathy Kehl Kathy Kohle Kaups Financial Advisors Kelly and Charity Myers Kelly Stokes Kelsey Venenga Ken and Vicki Prothman Kevin and Deb Kramer Kevin and Jennifer Hostert Kim Pulis Kirk and Barb Shane Kohle Construction Kris Cornell Kristi Thirnburg Kurt and Gina Kramer Kurt and Katie Kaup Kyle and Andrea Connot Kyle Connot Larry and Carol Shepperd Larry and Debbie Tejral Larry and Marilyn Butler Lee Franklin Leonard and Angela Schaecher Leroy and Jackie Carpenter Linda Thompson Lois Dvorak Lois Henderson Lois Kaup Lori Fox Lori Schafer Lucas Krysl Lyle Kaup Marde Paxton Marge Stracke Marian Cook Marilyn Hytrek

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Robert and Julie Regan Robert and Patty Hanzlik Robert and Rosanne Malone Roger and Mary Haun Rondal and Shari Krysl Rose Malone Rose Ramm Roy and LouAnn Cadwallader Russell and Kayla Schrantz Sam Krieger Sandy Holtgrew Sarah Kubik Sarah Kucera Scott and Denice Bouska Scott and Nancy Steinhauser Scott and Tammy Stec Scott and Tracey Kaup Scott Baum Scott Kunz Shane Farms, Inc Shannon Aubushon Sharon Alder Sharon Paxton Sharon Sorrells Sheryl Morgan Shirley OConnell Shirley Shald Stacey Stracke Steve and Jenny Alder Steve and Karin Skopec Steve and Lorraine Wallinger Steven and Catherine Sybrant Steven and Sheri Gann Stockmans Cafe Susan Engel T & B Security LLC Tate Schmaderer Teresa Mustin Terri Kaup Terri Liermann Terri Shearer Terry and Diane Burke Terry and Edna Marcukaitis Terry Murphy Tessa Fox Theresa Clemens Theresa Fahrenholz Thomas and Lisa King Tiffany Gotschall Tim and Joann Laible Tim and Vicki Olson Tim Shaw Todd and Joyce Miller Tom and Bonnie Krysl Tom and Jennifer Wood Tom Dvorak Tom Schaaf Tony Fox Travis Ludwig Travis Morrow


I BELIEVE IN THE FUTURE OF AG LOCAL CHAPTER SUPPORTERS Trent and Tiffani Shoemaker Trina Swanson Twila Wherley Ty Peterson Vanessa Bowen Wayne and Tanya Schroder Wayne Kaup William and Esther Seipel William Ziemba Zachary Greffre

SUMNER-EDDYVILLEMILLER FFA Heath and Tammi Ahrens

SUTTON FFA Beverly Ochsner Bruce and Karla Fehr Corn Lane Farms Inc David and Brenda Winter David and Virginia Griess Derek and Robin Griess Doug and Jennifer George JAG Farms JLM Ag Inc Joel Nuss John and Shannon Stone Jon and Cathy Pedersen Karla Griess Kent and Joann Carlson Max and Karen Hinrichs Nuss Insurance Services, Inc Patrick and Sara Ochsner Paul and Sheryl Drudik Reid Ely Rhonda Cloet Robert and Sherol Stone Ronald and Leota Griess Ryan Winter Tammie Steinhauer

SYRACUSE-DUNBAR-AVOCA FFA Mike Roeber Tekamah-Herman Morrow Kennels

THAYER CENTRAL FFA

Sandman Grow Yard LLC Sunrise Heights of Wauneta

Alan Kenning Arrow H Cattle Brad Elting & Co Inc Brent Mumm Chris Hergottt Derek Farnstrom Eric and Erica Brown Gary and Debbie Sinn Gill and Jeanell Mumm Jason Eickman Jim and Tori Hergott Kevin Cottam Landmark Implement Inc Long Crop Service LLC Lyle and Tracy Tietjen Mark and Cindy Hergott Reuben Schleifer Ronald and Bonnie Mumm Ryan and Jamie Luttrell Tietjen & Son Tim Pohlmann Wiedel Hay LLC

WAVERLY FFA Crop Production Services Janna Harsch Jeremy Axtell Lloyd Bell Midwest Farmers Cooperative Nicholas and Michelle Chesnut Ray and Judy Althouse Steward and Kris Spath Warren and Rebecca Renner Waverly Area Kiwanis

WEST BOYD FFA Jerome and Marcia Engelhaupt

WEST HOLT FFA Barry and Lori Lemmer Bradley and Susan Pfeifer Brian and Marie Welborn Bruce Cole Circle BK Farm & Ranch LLC CJ Construction Daniel and Jean Roberts Danielle Kuchar David Gibbens Don Opplinger Trucking Elaine Clemens Elaine Poessnecker Fredrick Insurance Agency Gregory and Sandra Dostal Heller Construction Hytrek Trucking Jack and Sharie Flannery James and Michelle Dvorak James and Rachel Lech Janet Kliment Jesse and Karla Slaymaker Jim and Sharlene Buss Kelly and Keri Jelinek Kerkman Ranch Kevin Judge Leo and Victoria Seger Mitchell Equipment

THE CAREER ACADEMY FFA Sandra Quathamer Scott and Cheri Stanley Tom and Rogene Wheeldon

THEDFORD FFA Farmers Ranchers Cooperative Land O Lakes, Inc. Foundation

TWIN RIVER FFA Chance Elm John and Carolyn Cieloha

VALENTINE FFA Farmers Ranchers Cooperative Land O Lakes, Inc. Foundation

WAUNETA-PALISADE FFA Benjamin and Jessica Johnson Brian and Stacey Agnew Fanning Farm Repair Joe and Katie Bartels Little Broncs & Tots Daycare LLC

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Nicholas Hamilton Randy and Lisa Bilstein Rich and Hilda Flannery Richard and Patricia Galyen Rod and Sheryl Fix Ronald and Colleen Osborne Seger Funeral Home, Inc Skrdla Land & Cattle Stacy Ludwig T&M Trucking Thomas and Christine Welsh Tim and Joann Laible Timothy and Linda Peterson

WEST POINT FFA Kevin and Kara Anderson

WHEELER CENTRAL FFA Kelly Guggenmos

WILCOX-HILDRETH FFA Amber Springer Chad and Cara Ortgiesen Jacob Wendell Katelyn Kassing Lee Anderson Leland and Marilee Aspegren Lieb Trucking LLC Logan Jones Mark and Tanice Twohig Maynard Schriner Potter Farms Randy and Jody Van Laningham Roger Gruwell Seth Johnson Susan Potter

WISNER-PILGER FFA Ina Glaubius Mark and Debra Schroeder Russ and Sharon Breitkreutz Steve and Pam Leisy

WOOD RIVER FFA Ronald and Linda Reiser


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2016-17 Nebraska FFA Foundation Annual Report  

Annual report for the 2016-17 fiscal year, including member and teacher spotlights, donor spotlights and financial information

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