National FFA Organization Names 2019 New Century Farmers2019-11-26T13:33:03-05:00

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Kristy Meyer
Marketing and Communications
National FFA Organization


National FFA Organization Names 2019 New Century Farmers

INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, July 1, 2019, National FFA Organization) – This summer, 36 FFA members have been selected to participate in the 2019 New Century Farmer conference in Indianapolis. This exclusive, highly competitive program develops young men and women committed to pursuing a career in production agriculture.

Participants will take part in an intensive seminar July 7-12 and hear from industry experts during a series of workshops and sessions. New Century Farmers will learn ways to overcome common challenges faced by farmers and how they can grow personally and professionally. They will also learn how to profit from value-added products, how to utilized emerging technology, and how to network with other agriculturists.

Corteva AgriScience™, Case IH, CHS Foundation, Farm Credit, Nutrien Ag Solutions and media partner Successful Farming sponsor the New Century Farmer conference. The program is designed to provide participants with valuable skills and knowledge applicable to their farm/ranch operations. In addition, participants build a network of colleagues to access throughout their careers.

The 2019 New Century Farmers are:

California Missouri New Mexico Utah
Lauren LaGrande Dallas Kleiboeker Caleb McCall Oakley Smith
Bailee Nelson Donell Kleiboeker
Jonathon Porter Amber Legore Ohio Virginia
Luke Luttrull Robert Christman Wade Reiter
Connecticut Colter Scheible Carley Coppler
Maggi Anstett Emmett Scheible Lauren Grover Washington
Megan Davenport Austin Stanton Tanner Matthews Katherine Smith
Katie Wantland Nicholas Schultheis
Georgia Oregon
Ian Bennett Montana Kourtney Lehman Wisconsin
Jordan Grindheim
Idaho South Dakota Rachel Damm
Emma Ellsworth Nebraska Jonathan Linke Emily Matzke
Hannah Borg Jacob Rausch Samuel Peetz
Jacob Mattingly Tennessee
John Wood KayLee Robinson

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to more than 700,000 student members who belong to one of the more than 8,600 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by more than 8 million alumni and supporters throughout the U.S.

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About National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of more than 700,000 student members as part of 8,600 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at and on Facebook, Twitter, and the official news page of the National FFA Organization.

About National FFA Foundation
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