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:
|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|
|Ian Bennett||Montana||Kourtney Lehman||Wisconsin|
|Idaho||South Dakota||Rachel Damm|
|Emma Ellsworth||Nebraska||Jonathan Linke||Emily Matzke|
|Hannah Borg||Jacob Rausch||Samuel Peetz|
|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 FFA.org and on Facebook, Twitter, and the official news page of the National FFA Organization.
About National FFA Foundation
The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations, and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders, and support the future of agricultural education. Governed by a 19-member board of trustees composed of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA Alumni, the foundation is a separately registered nonprofit organization. About 82 percent of every dollar received by the foundation supports FFA members and agricultural education opportunities. For more, visit FFA.org/Give.