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Premier Chapter: Growing Leaders Winner: Hope FFA, Indiana

After recognizing a rise in suicides, Hope FFA was determined to create a cultural change. The chapter began a campaign titled “Go Live Yourself.” Members collaborated with their school administration to hold a convocation encouraging students to be better friends, partners and leaders. They also taught peers coping strategies and how to help others, as well as themselves. Hope FFA encourages everyone to find peace and help one another.

By |2018-11-05T15:44:12+00:00November 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Alumni Chapter of the Year Award Recipient

The West Rowan Alumni Chapter is the recipient of the Alumni Chapter of the Year Award. Madeline Wilhelm and Alex Sillyman represented the chapter on stage. Corryn La Rue interviewed Alex Sillyman, check it out below.

By |2018-11-05T15:43:12+00:00November 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Star Farmer Winner: Austin Stanton

Like a good bread recipe or a cowboy tall tale, farming is a tradition Austin Stanton’s family has passed through generations. After his ancestors’ emigration from Ireland nearly 200 years ago, Austin sustains his farming operation on the same land.

By |2018-11-09T13:49:13+00:00November 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Star in Agricultural Placement Winner: Ben Curtin

For Ben Curtin of the Taylorville FFA Chapter in Illinois, a crossroads of art and agriculture exists in his metalworking business. He started his supervised agricultural experience and business, Curtin’s Creations, during his sophomore year of high school after some encouragement from his ag teacher.

By |2018-11-09T13:49:05+00:00November 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Star in Agriscience Winner: Eric Koehlmoos

Not many teenagers have an ethanol producing facility in their basement, but for Eric Koehlmoos, a student from the South O’Brien FFA Chapter in Paullina, Iowa, it was all part of his supervised agricultural experience (SAE). Eric’s idea for his high school SAE sprung out of a science fair project for biology class. He looked at the ethanol industry and was curious if ethanol could be made from switchgrass and prairie cordgrass. He began his research, utilizing knowledge from his animal science class.

By |2018-11-05T13:03:22+00:00November 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|