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Leadership. Tradition. True Blue.

August 2019

TRUE BLUE NEBRASKA NEWS

BLUE JACKETS. BRIGHT FUTURES.

One Jacket Can Provide a Lifetime of Opportunities “When I received my FFA jacket, it made me feel proud to be a part of an organization that could expand my knowledge about agriculture and leadership. It made me feel special and lucky because I was officially apart of the FFA family.” To this FFA member, receiving their jacket was the key they needed to unlock the door to their future. By joining her local FFA chapter and being gifted a jacket, this individual was able to set herself down a path of premier leadership, personal growth and career success. It has inspired her to one day become an agriculture teacher and FFA advisor. She wrote, “I want to be in the classroom inspiring students to be a part of FFA and the agriculture industry because, truly, the opportunities are endless.”

Each year, thanks to donors like you, students know what it’s like to be part of the FFA family. Your gift of $100 gives one FFA member a lifetime of opportunities. Over 750 FFA members applied in 2018 through the Blue Jackets. Bright Futures. program. The continued growth of agricultural education and FFA programs in Nebraska combined with the increased costs to purchase an FFA jacket, we expect the need to continue to grow. If you feel compelled to support this campaign and provide for our leaders of tomorrow, please fill out the enclosed envelope or go to neffafoundation.org to make your 2019 Blue Jackets. Bright Futures. donation by September 1.

You can change an FFA members life by donating $100 online: www.neffafoundation.org Deadline: September 1

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NEBRASKA STATE FFA PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Grow, Lead and Serve

What I have experienced so far as a state officer has been absolutely outstanding. From meeting the President of the United States to impacting the lives of our members to collaborating with our business leaders on business and industry visits. It is safe to say that these past three months as the Nebraska State FFA President are ones that I will cherish forever. This spring, we were given our first opportunity to meet Nebraska’s FFA members at Chapter Officer Leadership Training (COLT) held in Aurora. COLT has definitely been a highlight of the first part of our year as officers because we were able to meet with our assigned chapters and build relationships with chapter officers from around the state. Ultimately helping them shape their year as they are preparing to grow, lead and serve for their chapter and community. My team and I are looking forward to our future as state officers. This fall we will be facilitating Fall Leadership Conferences for our chapter members across Nebraska. I look forward to connecting with those members and enhancing their futures for a better tomorrow. My team and I will strive to better prepare the members for the agricultural industry. I’m excited to see what FFA has to hold in the upcoming year, and hope that you will be able to attend Nebraska FFA State Convention April 1-3 in Lincoln! Sincerely,

Kooper Jelinek

Meet the state officers through the video series on our website, neffafoundation.org, and social media.

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I BELIEVE IN THE FUTURE OF AG

Johnson County Central FFA Establishes Scholarship from I Believe Donations “Last October one of our FFA members passed away in a car accident. We were able to use the money from our I Believe campaign to help set up a memorial scholarship fund in her honor,” said Christy Hodges, agriculture teacher and FFA advisor at Johnson County Central (JCC).

“We have been fortunate to have very supportive businesses in our community donate money through the I Believe campaign to our chapter,” said Hodges. JCC FFA members enjoy getting to know those who sponsor the campaign and donate to their chapter.

The I Believe in the Future of Ag campaign serves as an outlet for local FFA chapters to receive donations. This past year, the JCC FFA Chapter was able to establish a scholarship with the donations.

You too can donate to any chapter in Nebraska like JCC FFA through the I Believe in the Future of Ag campaign. All of your donation will be sent back to the designated chapter at the end of the campaign and a portion of the matching funds will be distributed proportionately to participating chapters.

The 2018-19 sophomore class at JCC designed a memorial plaque that hangs in the school hallway. On this plaque the names of each recipient of the $1,000 scholarship will be placed. The chapter plans to continue this scholarship for at least the next 23 years.

THANK YOU CORPORATE I BELIEVE PROGRAM SPONSORS: AuctionTime.com Aurora Cooperative BigIron Auctions Central Valley Ag Dekalb Hoegemeyer Hybrids

Bayer CropScience CoBank County Partners Cooperative CPI Farm Credit Services of America Farmers Cooperative

Nebraska FFA Foundation Premier Sponsors ($25,000 or more)

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

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Frontier Cooperative GrainBridge Nebraska Farm Bureau Pinnacle Bank Producers Livestock Valley Irrigation


NEBRASKA FFA FOUNDATION AUCTION AT HUSKER HARVEST DAYS

Nebraska FFA Foundation Auction Join the Nebraska FFA Foundation for an auction to support Nebraska FFA on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 11:00 at the Graham Tire and Titan/Goodyear Farm Tire booth at Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island, Nebraska on lot 628 on sixth street or go online to bid on the tires and gator. Titan Tire Corporation, a subsidiary of Titan International, Inc., will be hosting a tire auction for the Nebraska FFA Foundation. In its seventh year, the 2019 auction will include a variety of tires on-site and online. The auction will also include online only bidding for a John Deere Gator and LSW Extreme Floatation Tires.

LSW Tires: Online only

To participate in the live auction on Wednesday, September 11 at 11:00 am sign in at the Nebraska FFA Foundation registration desk for a bid number to bid in person or you can bid online. To learn more about the online bidding, go to neffafoundation.org. To participate in the online only auction for the John Deere Gator and LSW Extreme Floats go to neffafoundation.org to view more details. Bidding ends Wednesday, September 11. The LSW tires will fit a 8000 series John Deere tractor.

THANK YOU CORPORATE SPONSORS: Thank you to Titan Tire Corporation, Goodyear and Graham Tire for donating all of the tires for the auction. Thank you to BigIron Auctions for the auction support. And thank you to 21st Century Equipment LLC, Green Line, Landmark Implement, Plains Equipment Group, Platte Valley Equipment LLC and Grossenburg Implement for donating the gator.

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

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2019 Gator: Online only


NEBRASKA FFA FOUNDATION AUCTION AT HUSKER HARVEST DAYS

Tire Auction List Part # 411321 411306 4FU344 4FU3M1 4FU318 4FU305 DRT398 DRT395 49U3D1 49E3D1 49U3J7 49E3J7 49E384 473418 4DQ019 47D854 47D877 42D196 4UT477 4DT442 4DT547 4UT652

Type ATV ATV I-1 I-1 I-1 I-1 F-2M F-2M SS SS SS SS SS R-1 R-1 R-1 R-1 R-1 R-1 R-1 R-1 R-1

Tire Size AT 25x10-12 6 AT25X8X12 6 9.5L-15SL 8 1000-15SL 8 11L-15SL 8 12.5L-15SL 12 10.00-16SL/8 11.00-16SL/8 10-16.5/8 10-16.5/8 12-16.5/10 12-16.5/10 14-17.5/14 12.4-38/4 12.4-42/10 18.4-34/8 18.4-38/8 30.5L-32/12 480/80R38-149A8 480/80R42 - 151A8 480/80R46 - 158A8 520/85R42 - 162A8

Description AT489 X/T TL TITAN AT 489 X/T TL TITAN Farm Utility TL Farm Utility TL Farm Utility TL Farm Utility TL DYNA RIB TL GDYR DYNA RIB TL GDYR ULTIMATE TL SKID STEER TITAN HD2000 II TL SKID STEER TITAN ULTIMATE TL SKID STEER TITAN HD2000 II TL SKID STEER TITAN HD2000 II TL SKID STEER TITAN TITAN HI-POWER LUG DURA TORQUE TL HI TRACTION LUG TT TITAN HI TRACTION LUG TT TITAN DYNA TORQUE II TL GDYR ULTRA TORQUE TL GDYR DYNA TORQUE RADIAL TL GDYR DYNA TORQUE RADIAL TL GDYR ULTRA TORQUE TL GDYR

Online bidding directions can be found at neffafoundation.org. Live auction: Wednesday, September 11 at 11:00

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

Livestock

Marketing · Credit · Commodities MEMBER FDIC

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LOCAL CHAPTER GRANT AND LAUNCH! PROGRAM

Ogallala Honeybee Cooperative Ogallala students wanted to help the honeybee population from going extinct, as well as have a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) for FFA members by starting the Ogallala Honeybee Cooperative through the Launch! program. Launch! is a year-long program, which serves as a powerful catalyst in entrepreneurship-based education for agriculture education students. After establishing the cooperative for Ogallala FFA members through Launch!, they realized how big of a financial investment this would be for the chapter and FFA members. The FFA advisor, Seth Heinert, decided to apply for the Nebraska FFA Foundation Local Chapter Grant. In 2018, Ogallala received funds through the grant program to be used towards their school-based enterprise, Ogallala Honeybee Cooperative. When asked if they would have been able to grow the bee cooperative without the grant Heinert said, “No! This was

a capital intense project. Without funding we would have been unable to purchase the necessary equipment to help students get started with this project.� Six FFA members are a part of the cooperative currently. The Ogallala Honeybee Cooperative matches students with equipment, mentors and training. The students manage their individual hive, harvest the honey once every fall and combine the honey to sell as a cooperative. Then they will split the profits, said Heinert. The main goal Heinert has as the teacher for this project is to introduce students to entrepreuneurship projects. Ogallala and the 10 other 2018 grant recipients are grateful for the support from Nebraska FFA Foundation donors and sponsors that make the grant possible. Funds are provided by supporters of the Nebraska FFA Foundation and its general fund.

Nebraska FFA Foundation 4-Star Sponsors ($5,000 - $9,999) AHI/Zoetis Heartland Ag Union Pacific Foundation Nebraska FFA Alumni Council Nebraska Corn Board

Ag Processing Inc. Agri-Services Agency LLC BASF The Chemical Company Dultmeier Sales Extreme Ag, Inc.

Green Plains Inc. Heartland Tank, LLC Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC Liberty Mutual Insurance Lincoln Convention and

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Visitors Bureau Midwest PMS/Biegert Feed Nationwide Insurance Nebraska Beef, Ltd. Performance Plus Liquids

Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc Simplot Army/ROTC Cornerstone Bank


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2019-20 Nebraska FFA Foundation Board

Lance Atwater, President Vernon Benes, Vice President Jennifer Wood, Secretary Shane Belohrad, Treasurer Tim Boender Kim Fehringer Andrea Collins Jeff Rudolph Justin Troudt Glenn Baumert Matt Dolch Jerry Lentfer Dean Settje Kyla Habrock Kyle Perry John Langemeier Katherine Mundorf Matt Kreifels Kris Spath, Ex-Officio, NAEA Representative Jeff Moore, Ex-Officio, Nebraska FFA Association Board Representative Richard Douglass, Ex-Officio, Nebraska FFA Alumni Representative Stacey Agnew, Ex-Officio, Executive Director

Save the Date: Sep. 1 Sep. 1 Sep. 11 Sep. 15 April 1-3

I Believe Campaign Officially Begins Blue Jackets. Bright Futures. Donation Deadline Nebraska FFA Auction | Husker Harvest Days, Grand Island Blue Jackets. Bright Futures. Member Application Deadline Nebraska FFA State Convention | Lincoln

WAYS TO GIVE

Growing Leaders. Building Communities. Strengthening Agriculture

You can support the Nebraska FFA Foundation invest in agricultural education and FFA for over 9,000 FFA members and their advisors by growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture. •

General Fund - Supports local chapters like Ogallala FFA’s Honeybee Cooperative through the Local Chapter Grant Program

Blue Jackets. Bright Futures. - Give FFA members their own FFA jacket and sense belonging

I Believe in the Future of Ag - Designate your support to a local FFA chapter for their own programs, like Johnson County Central’s FFA scholarship

Go to neffafoundation.org to learn more.

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PO Box 94942 Lincoln, NE 68509-4942 neffafoundation.org (402) 472-5224

WHAT YOU’LL FIND INSIDE 3 Johnson County Central FFA I Believe in the Future of Ag

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Nebraska FFA Foundation Auction Details

Ogallala FFA Local Chapter Grant Program Impact

Profile for Nebraska FFA Foundation

2019 Nebraska FFA Foundation August Newsletter  

2019 Nebraska FFA Foundation August Newsletter  

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