2019-20 Nebraska FFA Foundation Annual Report

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2019-20 Annual Report

Growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture.

2019-20 Nebraska FFA State Officers President: Kooper Jelinek West Holt FFA Chapter

Secretary: Savannah Gerlach Tri County FFA Chapter

Vice President: Faith Santana Auburn FFA Chapter

Vice President: Weston Svoboda Burwell FFA Chapter

Vice President: Sam Wilkins Ainsworth FFA Chapter


Vice President: Megan Fehr Sutton FFA Chapter

Vice President: Luke Krabel Adams Central FFA Chapter

Dear Friends, As we reflect on another year of support for agricultural education and FFA, we want to recognize the individuals and organizations that invested in the work of the Nebraska FFA Foundation. We are grateful for your investment in agriculture education for over 10,000 FFA members and their advisors by growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture. Growing Leaders – We support agricultural educators and their profession, which grows our future leaders. The Nebraska FFA Foundation supported XLR8, eXcellence in Leadership for Retention, a professional development program for agricultural educators who have taught seven to fifteen years. Retaining quality, experienced teachers is critical. Thirteen agriculture teachers attended XLR8 in November of 2019. Those who attended have experienced the demands as an agriculture educator to do it all. XLR8 helped them identify how to increase their longevity and satisfaction with their chosen career as a professional teaching agriculture. Building Communities – In its third year, the local chapter grant program provided $65,000 to local FFA chapters. The Chase County FFA/agricultural education program had MIG welders and cutting equipment that was 15-30 years old. They constantly needed repairs and safety was a major concern. The costs of welders would only allow them to replace one every five years. With $10,000 of foundation grant funds and matching funds from the local alumni and the school, five new MIG welders were purchased. Students are receiving dual credit through Mid-Plains Community College and the program hopes to offer adult basic welding classes. Strengthening Agriculture – We invest in student career experiences that help provide an awareness of nearly 300 jobs in agriculture and connect them to others in agriculture. Waverly FFA member Audrey Sorensen had a big idea to improve a local community pond in Waverly. Through foundation support, Audrey purchased fish and habitat for the pond area and improved the cleanliness of the environment in and around the pond. She connected with the local homeowners association, city and Game and Parks Commission to make sure the community was on board with her idea. Audrey is strengthening agriculture by learning how to improve her local community’s natural resources. There is a lot of work to do in order to support our future. Your investment in the Nebraska FFA Foundation is so important. We encourage you to continue reading the stories that highlight how your support has made a difference. Thank you for your commitment to agriculture education students and FFA members.

Lance Atwater

Stacey Agnew


PRESIDENT Nebraska FFA Foundation

Created in 1990, the Nebraska FFA Foundation is the fundraising arm of Nebraska FFA.

The mission of the Nebraska FFA Foundation is to enhance quality education/FFA programs in order to achieve excellence in leadership development, curriculum innovation and scholastic advancement of students.



2019-20 Board of Directors

The Nebraska FFA Foundation’s Board of Directors is made up of passionate volunteers that provide leadership and strategic governance for the organization. These individuals are active fundraisers and provide oversight for the Nebraska FFA Foundation. Lance Atwater, President Vernon Benes, Vice President Jennifer Wood, Secretary Shane Belohrad, Treasurer Glenn Baumert Katherine Byrne Matt Dolch Kim Fehringer Kyla Habrock

John Langemeier Kyle Perry Jerry Lentfer Jeff Rudolph Dean Settje Andrea Collins Matt Kreifels Jeff Moore, Ex-officio, Represents the Nebraska FFA Association

Rich Douglass, Ex-officio, Represents the Nebraska FFA Alumni and Supporters Council Kris Spath, Ex-officio, Represents the Nebraska Agriculture Educators Association Stacey Agnew, Ex-offcio, Executive Director

2019-20 Sustainable Funding Team This volunteer team is dedicated to the implementation of the Nebraska FFA Foundation’s sustainable funding model to increase individual engagement and giving to support the mission of the Nebraska FFA Foundation. Stacey Agnew Matt Dolch Kyla Habrock Ellie Havlat

Rich Katt Abby Kaiser Krystl Knabe Jerry Lentfer

Sarah Mullen Brad Nygren Morgan Ochsner Jessica Rudolph

Dean Settje Nora Turner Tom Volk Ed Woeppel


Nebraska FFA Foundation Staff


Sarah Mullen

Victoria Broders




Abby Kaiser



Record-Setting Numbers

Nebraska FFA has grown dramatically recently with four chapters added in 2019-20. Agricultural education prepares students for careers in agriculture, food and natural resources. Our population is growing, and jobs and careers in all sectors of agriculture will be vital to keeping up with the global demand for agricultural and food production.



10,065: FFA members in Nebraska

9,403: FFA members in Nebraska

193: chapters in Nebraska

189: chapters in Nebraska

217: agriculture teachers and

211: agriculture teachers and FFA

FFA advisors in Nebraska

advisors in Nebraska

You can support the Nebraska FFA Foundation to invest in agricultural education and FFA for over 10,000 FFA members and their advisors. Go to neffafoundation.org/support_us or return the enclosed envelope with your gift to donate today.


2019-20 I Believe in the Future of Ag Campaign I Believe in the Future of Ag is focused on building financial capacity for the future of FFA in Nebraska. The program is also used as an opportunity to educate community members on the importance of agricultural education and FFA.

at least $500 in donations and participating in the sponsor engagment contest. Out of the 193 chapters, 144 chapters participated in the campaign. Nearly $360,000 was donated this past year directly to the chapters, but funding and volunteer needs at the local level are always needed. To learn more about the program and to see the complete I Believe in the Future of Ag donations list go to neffafoundation.org.

The campaign spanned all of Nebraska and included two media partnerships with Husker Sports Properties and KRVN/Rural Radio Network. Local FFA chapter donors donated nearly $360,000 for their chapters and $35,000 was awarded to participating chapters in matching funds. The top I Believe chapters for 2019-20 were Ravenna, Johnson County Central, Litchfield, Verdigre, Allen-Wakefield, Heartland, McCool Junction, Randolph and McPherson County. The top chapters are based on receiving

CORPORATE SPONSORS: Frontier Cooperative AuctionTime.com Central Valley Ag Farm Credit Services of America Aurora Cooperative BigIron Auctions

Farmers Cooperative Cooperative Producers, Inc. Hoegemeyer Hybrids Bayer CoBank Nebraska Farm Bureau


GrainBridge Valley Country Partners Cooperative Producers Livestock Pinnacle Bank Dekalb


CASE Adapts to Help Nebraska FFA Educators and Students of the covid-19 crisis, CASE-implemented programs were and still are being heavily impacted.

David Gibbens, West Holt Agriculture Teacher

The events of this year have taken a toll on many professions. Educators were perhaps, among the most affected. Teachers and students were forced to become techwizards nearly overnight and classroom curriculum had to be dramatically adapted. The 2020 Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) Institute, which provides classroom curriculum to agriculture teachers all over the nation, were also forced to adapt. Each CASE workshop focuses on a specific course in agriculture, food and natural resources and entails 50-100 hours of training. Once a teacher completes a workshop, they become certified in that area. One of the biggest perks of these institutes is the teachers who attend are supplied with updated curriculum and often-times materials they have been trained to use in their classrooms. Because this curriculum is focused on inquiry-based learning and hands-on lab projects, this year has provided new challenges to CASE and its certified teachers. Dave Gibbens, agriculture teacher and FFA advisor at West Holt Public Schools, is a CASE certified teacher in five different areas. Over the past six years, he has served as a Lead Teacher, meaning he presents and conducts CASE workshops to other educators to certify them in the various courses. He also currently serves on the CASE Advisory Committee. Gibbens explained that during the start

“The lab-heavy nature of CASE makes virtual learning and even group projects very difficult. Teachers are modifying lessons and recording labs to try to make it work. CASE has released workbooks and video presentations on their website to try to help. In-person CASE institutes were cancelled for the summer of 2020 and many teachers were planning to use that curriculum for the 2020-2021 school year,” said Gibbens. So, what’s being done to help these teachers and students? This past spring, Gibbens helped to develop resources for a virtual CASE workshop in Agribusiness Foundations (ABF). When asked about the future of CASE, Gibbens said, “with the development of ABF, CASE has really shown where the new curriculum development priorities are going. ABF is set up for only one semester, where all the other courses are full year curriculum. CASE is looking to find ways to meet the needs of teachers who require shorter modules and options to fit topics into existing courses. I think in the future of CASE you will see some even smaller curriculum modules released on a variety of topics.” The Nebraska FFA Foundation is very proud to be able to support Nebraska agriculture teachers through funding for CASE workshops. Over half of Nebraska’s agriculture teachers have less than five years of experience and as Nebraska continues to struggle with retention of agriculture teachers, there continues to be a need to provide all agriculture teachers with a sense of stability and the resources they need to be successful.



Franklin Students Get a Competitive Advantage in Workforce

Two years ago Franklin FFA toured a business that had a plasma table, which then sparked their interest in having one of their own in their agricultural classroom. Franklin then applied through the Nebraska FFA Foundation Local Chapter Grant and was selected as a recipient of the grant in 2019.

use the plasma cutter for their school-based enterprise and for middle school students to make small projects also. Rocker said he hopes that having the plasma table in his agriculture program will help his students have an advantage in career fields like this. He said, “Our students who do choose to go into a mechanical technology career will have a competitive advantage in the workforce.”

On the business tour, two years ago, the students became interested in the plasma table. Their teacher, David Rocker, mentioned that some agricultural classrooms have a plasma table. Once the students learned of this, they wanted one of their own to have for their classroom to be used in the Metals, Welding and Ag Technology courses at Franklin schools.

Franklin was one of 12 Nebraska FFA chapters or FFA members selected to receive the Nebraska FFA Foundation local chapter grant.

“I was very excited about getting current technology into our metal classes,” said Rocker. They plan to have over 40 members make a small project on the plasma cutter to understand the technology. Then they will also


2019 Local Chapter Grant Recipients

The Local Chapter Grant Program, in its third year, supports Nebraska agricultural education classrooms, FFA programs and individual student entrepreneurship Supervised Agricultural Experiences. $65,000 was awarded through the program in 2019. Funds are provided by the Nebraska FFA Foundation and its general fund donors. Thank you Charles W. Herbster for your generous match.

Grant Recipients: Bayard: Greenhouse Franklin: Plasma Table Bishop Neumann: SawStop Table Saw Sutton: Greenhouse Repairs Minatare: Plasma Cutter and TIG Welder Axtell: Greenhouse Norris: Welder Replacement

Chase County: Welding Updates McCool Junction: Animal Learning Barn Supplies- Camera and Generator Waverly FFA Member: Audrey Sorensen: Pond Improvement SAE Project Rock County: Welding Updates Sutherland: Greenhouse



Kirchhoff Selected as American Star in Agribusiness Blake Kirchhoff, a member of the Superior FFA chapter, was selected by the National FFA Organization as the American Star in Agribusiness. Growing up on his family’s farm outside of Hardy is what sparked Kirchhoff’s interest in agriculture and ultimately what led him to join his local FFA chapter. “I knew that I wanted to pursue some sort of a career in ag, so I figured FFA would be a good resource to figure all that out,” said Kirchhoff. Throughout his time in the Superior FFA chapter, Kirchhoff did gain more knowledge about careers in agriculture through his Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE). An experience that would end up leading him to receive this honor. When asked how Kirchhoff chose his SAE he said, “Originally, I wanted to raise sheep as an SAE, but had no way to handle the large round bales that I would need. As a result, I decided to purchase a small square baler so I could produce hay that was easier for me to handle.” With no one else in the area who made small square bales, the then high school student decided to start custom haying on the side to help pay for the baler he bought. By the time he made enough money to pay for the baler, he had left the sheep industry and decided to custom hay as a full-time SAE. Kirchhoff ended up diversifying his SAE even more to include custom round baling, custom swathing and custom alfalfa planting. “Usually when I did this custom seeding, I was also contracted to make the hay. This was very beneficial to my company as it once again allowed me to increase total acres. Throughout this whole time, I was also buying more and more of my own equipment to become more self-contained. The first year I made about 50 acres of hay, and in 2019 I made around 1400 acres total. In 2020, I expect to make just over 1500 acres.” Anyone who has ever worked in haying knows it requires hard work, but that’s what Kirchhoff enjoys. Kirchhoff is now a senior at Kansas State University majoring in Agronomy in the Precision Agriculture option. He said he credits his accomplishments to his FFA chapter and advisor, to his many customers and finally to his family. “They have all helped me get to where I am today and for that I am grateful.”

Mohling Named National FFA Proficiency Winner Ashlyn Mohling of the Adams Central FFA chapter was selected as the 2020 National Proficiency Award Winner in the Equine Science - Entrepreneurship division during the virtual convention in October. Mohling’s Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) consists of caring for horses, showing horses and working with a therapeutic riding group. She cares for physical, nutritional and health requirements for her five horses. She provides her horses and time with the therapeutic riding group, which teaches special needs children how to ride and interact with the horses. Her future plans are to become a licensed veterinary technician. Mohling was also the Nebraska FFA State Proficiency Award Winner in the Equine Science - Entrepreneurship division. Nebraska FFA has 50 proficiency areas that recognize FFA member’s work in their SAE at the chapter, district, state and national levels.



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 Cash and Cash Equivalents Checking and Savings

Money Market Accounts












Receivables, Unconditional Promises and Pledges Total Current Assets


OTHER ASSETS Investments

Certificate of Deposit

Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds Promisory Note
















Receivables, Unconditional Promises and Pledges Total Other Assets







Accrued Expenses Total Current Liabilities


NET ASSETS Unrestricted


Temporarily Restricted Total Net Assets





Annual Programming Expenses I Believe in the Future of Ag Chapter Campaign ... 27% I Believe in the Future of Ag Educational Campaign ... 10% Blue Jackets. Bright Futures. Program ... 2% True Blue ... 1% Management and General ... 16% Fundraising ... 14% State FFA Convention ... 3% Awards and Recognition ... 7% Leadership Programming ... 6% Agricultural Education Teacher Activities ... 2% Local Chapter Program ... 10% State Fair ... 1%



Statement of Activities

For the fiscal year ended on July 31, 2020 with summarized comparative financial information.


Temporarily Restricted






$ 830,089







I Believe in the Future of Ag Grant Income

Administration Fee



Investment Income, Net



Realized and Unrealized Gain (Loss) on Investments



Net Assets Released from Restrictions

Total Support and Revenues












67,340 -


$ (165,613)





$ 963,431











$ (165,613)


$ 322,022

EXPENSES Program Services Support Services

Management and General



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

















7000 $1,373,149



$1,498,512 $1,118,184






8000 $1,590,581


Revenue is blue. Expenses are black.



Average Program Dollars Invested per Agricultural Education Program

000000 Revenue and Expenses for 2015 - 2020














2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20


Thank You For Supporting Nebraska’s Youth

These groups of corporate sponsors supported the Nebraska FFA Foundation True Blue program, I Believe in the Future of Ag corporate program, general fund, annual auction, state fair, local grants, Blue Jackets. Bright Futures. and Nebraska FFA Association programming.

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)


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



Marketing · Credit · Commodities

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





Heartland Agriculture, LLC

3-Star Sponsors ($2,500 - $4,999) Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity

BLUE: PMS 281 GRAY: PMS Cool Gray 7


Home Agency

Insurance for all seasons of life.

Nebraska Harvest Center


Niewohner Cattle Partnership

INDUSTRY PARTNERS 2-Star Sponsors ($1,000 - $2,499) Black Hills Energy Platte Valley Equipment, LLC 21st Century Equipment LandMark Implement Grossenburg Implement Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association Nebraska Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever CF Industries Nebraska Pork Producers Nebraska Wheat Board Nebraska Cattlemen Nebraska Independent Crop Consultant Association Nebraska Nursery & Landscape Association Nebraska Department of Agriculture The Andersons Oxbow Animal Health Smart Chicken - Tecumseh Poultry Cargill Protein Gavilon Livingston Enterprises, Inc. Heartland Tank, LLC Chubb Agribusiness EBM Construction

Hi-Gain Feedlot Inc KanEquip Inc. Norders Supply, Inc. MetLife Agricultural Investments Midwest Livestock Systems Inc. MRK, Inc. Orscheln Farm & Home O’Neill, Heinrich, Damkroger, Bergmeyer, Shultz, P.C., LLO Pathway Bank NAU Country Insurance Company Sargent Irrigation - Broken Bow Smithfield Foods Standard Nutrition SureFire Ag Systems Wiechman Pig Co Inc. Preferred Popcorn Astro Building

1-Star Sponsors ($250 - $999) Ag Valley Co-op Nebraska Cooperative Council Education Foundation Omaha Agri-business Club Ward Laboratories, Inc. 4 Seasons Fund Raising Associated Milk Producers Inc. Janets Jungle, Inc. Matheson Maxwell AgriService Merck Animal Health Midwest Dairy Association Nebraska Agribusiness Club Nebraska College Of Technical Agriculture Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board Nebraska Public Power District

Norris FFA Booster Club Farm and Ranch Publication Firespring STIHL Outdoor Power and Equipment RobSeeCo Nebraska Agricultural Educators Association Southeast Community College Northeast Nebraska Sheep Breeders Association University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department Of Agronomy and Horticulture University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Center for Plant Science Innovation Wilber-Clatonia FFA Alumni


Empire Hay Inc Midwest Laboratories Inc. The Austin Company, Inc Beel Brothers LLC Midwest Veterinary Services, Inc. Baasch and Sons, Inc Morgan Ranch Sealpro Silage Barrier Film Sheridan College Nebraska Simmental Association

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTERS Leadership Gifts Your multiple year gift of at least $1,000 per year supports the Nebraska FFA Foundation invest in agricultural education and FFA for over 10,000 FFA members and their advisors.

Gift of Plow - $25,000 Shane and Kelli Belohrad* Bill Pullen Dean and Kristi Settje Jerry and Naomi Warner

Gift of Corn - $5,000

ACC Farms – Clif & Linda Cattau and Arlyn & Anne Cattau Brian and Stacey Agnew* Brian and Cheryl Andreasen Lance and Krystal Atwater* Glenn and Lynn Baumert Cary and Barb Becker Vernon and Shelly Benes John H. Bergmeyer* Jon and Michelle Brabec Anthony and Lisa Brass* Gerald and Beverly Clausen Richard L. Cockerill Tony and Andrea Collins* Heidi Cuca* Rick and the late Carol Damkroger Leslie Denning

Seth and Carrie Derner* Matthew and Dana Dolch Richard and Susie Douglass Sally and Daryl Eller* Neal Ely Mark and Sara Fahleson Frank J. Fleecs Mat and Kyla Habrock Greg and Patti Hoegermeyer* Mark and Willow Holoubek* Greg and Teresa Ibach Blaine and Brady Jenschke* Aaron and Kori Jensen* Blake and Holly Johnson* Richard and Sharon Katt Scott and Tara Keetle* Kent and Aundria Kirchhoff Margaretha Kloepping Gary and Diane Kubicek and Family Laura Linden Jerry and Tess Lentfer Wayne and Lori Luebbe Jeff and Denise McAfee Dan Morgan* Bob and Betsy Nelson

Lee and Brenda Nelson* Brad and Pam Nygren James and Julie Nygren* Keith and Doris Olsen Shane Peed Kyle and Catherine Perry* Mark and Nancy Poeschl* Ron and Lisa Preston Dan and Brenda Rice Randy Robeson Mike Roeber Jeff and Brenda Rudolph Rod Schroeder, In Honor of Don Tyser Ed and Linda Stich Chad and Leah Trausch Bob and Lana Urban Tom and Debbie Volk* Holly Wittstruck Memorial Korey and Tammy Young* *denotes a former Nebraska FFA State Officer

Blue and Gold Society Your long-term planned gift can help meet various needs, including the 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. Frank J. Fleecs Judson and Kaye Jesske Jack and Nancy Nemec Diana Yearsley

Richard and Sharon Katt Glenn G. and Lynn R. Baumert Richard and Lanelle Herink Jerry and Teresa Lentfer Family

Ivan C. and Glenna M. Larson Estate Ivan and Glenna Larson each grew up on family farms near York. While Ivan and Glenna were not members of FFA and didn’t farm as a profession, their passion for agriculture ran deep. And they loved their lives on the farm. Glenna spent 28 years as a secretary with the Nebraska Department of Labor and Ivan served in the United States Army and worked at Caterpillar in Lincoln. When planning for the future, Glenna and Ivan decided to pass down their love for the farm by leaving a legacy gift to the Nebraska FFA Foundation. With Glenna and Ivan’s estate gift, their legacy will live on to support over 10,000 FFA members and their advisors across the state. It will help fill the gap to provide local schools and agriculture teachers with relevant, up-to-date tools needed to prepare students for successful careers in agriculture and support students pursuing or growing their entrepreneurship Supervised Agricultural Experience.



Individual Donors

This group of individuals supported the Nebraska FFA Foundation general fund, state convention, state fair, Blue Jackets. Bright Futures program, annual auction and Nebraska FFA Association programming. Thank you to these donors that have invested in Nebraska FFA. 2007-08 State Officer Team 2011-12 State Officer Team Aaron and Alli Raymond Aaron and Kim Fehringer Aaron and Morgan Ochsner Al and Mary Lerch Alan Juhnke Alan Stephens Alec and Meredith Ibach Allen Sedivy Allie Frasher Alyce Leininger Amanda Clymer Andrew and Victoria Broders Andrew Neujahr Anthony Aerts Ben Rice Beryl and Tracy Popp Bill and RanDee Barger Blythe McAfee Bob and Cynthia Milligan Bob and Stephanie Liska Boone McAfee Brad and Pam Nygren Brent and Sharlyn Sieck Brian and Heidi Wright Brian and Paula Schellpeper Brian Stevens Brittany Bolte Bruce and Cheryl Trautman Bruce and Jean Wendt Bruce Frevert Bruce Reeder Bryce Doeschot Calvin and Rita Fix Cary Becker Chad Pfeiffer Charles W. Herbster Chris and Marsha Kalkowski Chris Robinett Cindy Carpenter Claude and Linda Jensen Cory and Lynne Bergt Cory Johnson Craig and Stacy Olsen Dale and Margy Greenwood Dale Grosbach Dan Morgan Dan Svehla Dana and Julie Soukup Daniel R. Ripa Daniel Roeber Dann and Laure Husmann Darin and Kendra Weers Darrin Dubas

Daryl and Debbie Doolittle Dave and Victoria Barnard David and Alyce Tejral David and Becky Grimes David and Whitney Lehn David Knabe Memorial David Rolf Dawn Reeves Dean Folkers and Jennifer Conway Dean Weiss Dennis and Natalie Toalson Dennis and Sharon Derner Dennis Bazata Derek and Amanda Wright Donald Merlo Donnell and Kelli Brown Doug and Darla Voigt Doug and Jenise Straight Doug Deats Doug Jose Douglas and Janelle Bruning Douglas and Margaret Gibson Dustin and Tammy Mashino Dustin McCord Dylan Dam Ed and Lisa Woeppel Eddie George Elyse Schlake Eric and Megan Dam Eric Keetle Eva Roubal Evan Cumming F. Mary Lukassen Francis Emanuel Frank J. Fleecs Gary and Betsey Raymer Gary and Diane Kubicek Family Gary and Yuan Sullivan Gayle and Carolyn Wize Gene and Alfretta Claver Gene and Rose Wissenburg George and Helen Woolstrum Glenn and Lynn Baumert Goertzen Farms, Inc Gordon and Pat Smith Grady Johnson Greg and Barb Bonifas Greg and Teresa Ibach Harold Johnson Harold Lemburg Heath and Tammi Ahrens Homer Buell Ivan C. and Glenna M. Larson

Estate Jack and Janice Welch Jack and Nancy Nemec Jacob and Katherine Byrne James and Abby Kaiser James and Julie Nygren James and Megan Kroupa James and Sarah Mullen Janet Stephenson Janna Quaring Jason and Kylie Penke Jean and Tammy Meyer Jed Erickson Jeff Johnson Jeff Schellpeper Jeffrey Stokes Jeremy Wilhelm Jerome and Marcia Engelhaupt Jerry and Tess Lentfer Jessica Kolterman Jill Beckman Kill Jim and Darlene Dvorak Jim and Mary Spath Jim Meyer Joe Baldassare Joel and Stephanie Miller John and Amy Hruska John and Barb Scharf John and Lisa Langemeier Jon and Jean Katt Jon Propst Jon Sonderup Jonathan and Abbie Rempel Josh and Krystle Friesen Judson and Kaye Jesske Judy and the late Leroy Tejral Julie Blood Justin and Kimberly Troudt Karl and Margaret Hensley Karlene Johnson Kathleen Hegler Keith and Brenda Anderson Keith and Doris Olsen Kelly and Keri Jelinek Kelly Brunkhorst Kelly Naber Ken and Mary Madden Kennard and Linda Pohlman Kent and Jodi Pulfer Kent and Sue Zeller Kevin and Denise Atwater Kevin and Joetta Wetovick Kevin and Julie Ochsner Kevin Henrichson


Korey and Tammy Young Kristin Witte Krystl Knabe and Cody Knopp Kurt and Kari Loseke Kyle and Catharine Perry Lance and Krystl Atwater Lanny Boswell Larry and Sara Sitzman Laura Linden Laura Uridil Laura Young Lavern and Rhonda Banzhaf Leah Vetter Lee and Doris Nachtman Lee and Heidi Thurber Lee and Tammy Schroeder Leon and Susan Wissmann Leroy Thom, Jean Thom and T.L. Foundation Inc Linda Hoke Lois Hoff Lynda Suhr Lynn and Kathy Gloystein Lynn Schluckebier Marilyn Houdek Mark Hahn Marlin and Marla Brabec Marlo and Jean Burg Martin and Carol Barry Mat and Kyla Habrock Matt and Donelle Wolters Matthew Schulte Matthew Wiegand Merlin R. Prior Michael and Brenda Motis Michael and Mary Pat Hoag Michael Vyhlidal Mick Morrell Mike and Rebecca Vales Mike Klassen Mike Roeber Mike Sandall Mike Zimmer Milt and Joann Fricke Miranda Hobelman Molly Brandt Nathan Watson Neal and Marcy Lewis Neal and Nancy Schlautman Neal Kanel Nora Turner and Tom Jensen Norm and Shirley Fritz Norris and Lynnet Talcott

INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTERS Norval L. and Sharon L. Utemark Paul Sedlacek Perry Case Pete McClymont Philip and Kate Mueller Philip and Shirley Johnson Philip Bletscher Philip Johnson Phillip and Kristen Kesterson Ralph and LaDonna Swedberg Ramona Schoenrock Randy and Colleen Butterfield Randy Christo Randy DeBoer Randy Thimm Randy Vlasin Ray and Jolene Ward Ray Caspers Reid Ely Richard and Lanelle Herink Richard Hahn

Individual Donors (Continued)

Rick and the late Carol Damkroger Rick Cole Rick Tank Rick Vest RJ Gall Rob A. Randels Rob and Carma Hartman Robert and Eileen Raun Robert and Leanne Maxwell Robert Hegler Roger and Jill Goedeken Roger Lempke Roger Terry Roger Watke Ron and Beth Fitzke Ron and Lisa Preston Ron and Lois Burns Ronald and Agnes Vollmer Ronald and Kristin Stock Roseann Wilson Ross and Danielle Knott

Russell and Susan Fritz Ryan and Kristen Hassebrook Sam and Jody Most Sandra Sattler-Weber Sara Roberts Scott and Ashley Ulmer Scott and Connie Heinrich Scott and Judy Getzschman Scott and Stephanie Aden Seth Davison Shane and Kelli Belohrad Spencer Bergen Stacey Howsden Steward and Kris Spath Sue Ellen Pegg T.J. and Shae Schneider Teresa Svoboda Terry Snover Tim and Janet Foss Tim Esser Tim Foss Timothy and Connie Boender

Timothy and Jenny Higgins Tom and Jennifer Wood Tom and Kim Olson Tom Brewer Tony and Jane Badertscher Troy Otte Tucker Soundy Tyler Wellman Vernon and Shelly Benes Vicky Armstrong William R. Barger Willis and Suzanne Luedke Zachary Lubeck

In Memory Donations This group of individuals supported the Nebraska FFA Foundation by donating in memory of an individual. Thank you to these donors for thinking of Nebraska FFA during such a difficult time. Leroy Tejral Abigail Antolovich Alan and Nancy Tompkins Cheryl Schutt Dave Barnard David and Alyce Tejral Donald and Diane Weldon Greg and Moya Peters HJ and BM Bartlett Jessica Drake Jo Ann K. Scharf John Haney Judy Tejral

Julia Keedy Karl Kachergis M. Metcalf and P. Vauck Matthew and Karen Zabel Richard and Susie Douglass Sheri Spindler Tri-County FFA Chapter Ron Armstrong Vicky Armstrong Joan Hornung Thomas and Laura Field

Dr. Ted Ward The Perry Family

Henry Luers Jr. Barrie Luers

Kevin Krivohlavek Russell and Susan Fritz

Keith Weston Connie Weston

Dr. Allen Blezak Richard and Sharon Katt

Amy Anderson Lyons-Decatur Northeast FFA

Kerri Votruba Dan and Heidi Hainault Julie Collett

Don Maxson East Butler FFA


Your Support

You can support the Nebraska FFA Foundation invest in agricultural education and FFA for over 10,000 FFA members and their advisors by growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture.


invests in a solar panel to implement hands-on curriculum into a classroom through the local chapter grant program


provides a welding helmet to keep students safe while they learn skills to have a successful career in the industry


invests in a chicken nesting box, so students of all ages learn more about where their food comes from and how to care for animals

It’s easy! Go to neffafoundation.org/support_us or return the enclosed envelope with your gift to donate today.


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

CASE Adapts to Help Nebraska FFA Educators and Students Page 5

Franklin Students Get a Competitive Advantage in Workforce

Kirchhoff Selected as American Star in Agribusiness

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