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FFA’sNEWERASOUTHDAKOTAMay 2011 Vol. 77 No. 3LIVING 2 SERVEThe blue corduroy jacket is afamiliar symbol of the FFAorganization, worn as part ofofficial dress during most FFAactivities. On April 11 at theSouth Dakota FFA conventionin Brookings as part of the firstever SD FFA Day of Service,members removed their jacketsand replaced it with an apron,hair net and plastic gloves tohelp fight hunger.This service projectexemplified the portion of theFFA motto “Living to Serve” byteaming up with the Aberdeenbased Kids Against Hunger(KAH) organization inpackaging dry ingredientmeals. KAH is a humanitarianfood-aid organization whosemission is to significantly reduce the numberof hungry children in the USA and feedstarving children throughout the world. Themeals consist of rice, soy, vegetables,vitamins & minerals. The food is designed tohave high nutritional value and strengthenthe immune system. Each package of foodincludes six one-cup servings. Each 32 lb.box of food holds 36 bags; each meal costs.23 cents.SD FFA members measured, poured,sealed and boxed 87,460 meals in assemblyline fashion throughout the day long event.Members were logged in and out to keeptrack of service hours, which at days endtotaled 460 hours.To help defray the cost of ingredientsseveral businesses and individuals donated2011-2012 State Officers ElectedAt the 2011 State FFA Convention,"Infinite Potential" held in Brookings, April10-12, fifteen candidates interviewed for thesix leadership roles in SD FFA for thecoming year. Individuals elected to SouthDakota State FFA office will travel across thestate throughout the year presentingspeeches, workshops, camps, conferences,and conducting business for the SD FFA.Those selected to serve the SD FFA for2011-2012 are listed at right. Ambassadorsare Paige Hermanson, Sturgis and AustinVanderwal, Volga. Ambassador plaques weresponsored by Watertown FFA.funds, among those a group of South Dakotaagriculture cooperatives whose donationswere matched by the Land O’ LakesFoundation for a total of more than 11,000.FFA members left the event knowing thatby giving a few minutes of their time theywould make a significant difference in thelife of a person less fortunate thanthemselves.R to L:STATE PRESIDENTPaul Dybedahl, ColtonSTATE VICE PRESIDENTJamie Flint, ViborgSTATE SECRETARYAmanda Buus, LennoxSTATE TREASURERMegan DeRouchey, HovenSTATE REPORTEROlivia Siglin, WebsterSTATE SENTINELConnor Powell, Chamberlain

Honorary Degrees AwardedMAY 2011: VOL. 77 NO. 3Published three times per year bythe South Dakota FFA Association 2011-2012STATE OFFICERSPRESIDENTPaul Dybedahl, Coltondibs 2011@hotmail.comVICE-PRESIDENTJamie Flint, Viborgjlflint 23@hotmail.comSECRETARYAmanda Buus, Lennoxamanda buus@hotmail.comTREASURERMegan DeRouchey, Hovenderouchey megan@hotmail.comREPORTEROlivia Siglin, Webstersiglin 101@hotmail.comSENTINELConnor Powell, Chamberlainpowell 42@hotmail.comAMBASSADORSAustin VanderWal, Sioux ValleyPaige Hermanson, Sturgis STATE ADVISORNora KohlenbergOffice of Career & Tech. Ed.700 Governor's DrivePierre, SD 57501(605) 773-4747nora.kohlenberg@state.sd.us FFA ASSOCIATIONEXECUTIVE SECRETARYMarie Jaacks107 Wenona Hall, SDSU Box 507Brookings, SD 57007(605) 688-4380marie.jaacks@sdstate.eduEXEC. SECRETARY’S ASST.Teresa Telkamp(605) 688-5757teresa.telkamp@sdstate.edu FOUNDATIONDIRECTORGerri Eidegerri@sdffafoundation.org(605) 765-9234ASSISTANT DIRECTORGretchen Sharp39393 133rd St.Bath, SD 57427Note: Main Operating Address(605) 225-8904gretchen@sdffafoundation.org ALUMNI DIRECTORLesa Jarding1015 Main Ave #505Sioux Falls, SD rary Degrees were awarded at the SD FFA StateConvention April 10-12, sponsored by Lesa Jarding. Thefollowing friends of SD FFA were recognized for theircontribution to the state organization (pictured left to right): Holly Marshall-Heber, Redfield Sandy Bremer, Highmore Lori Christensen, Mitchell Dawn Nagel, Gettysburg Sandy Osterday, Java Nathan Sanderson, Pierre Jeff VanderWal, Brentford Stacie Turnbull, Alcester-Hudson Malissa Niles, WoonsocketNot Pictured: Kenny Zulk, Canova Kathy Zulk, Howard Mark and Deb Palmquist of Canova Shannon & Susan Rausch of Hoven, parents ofMaria Rausch, retiring State President Dennis & Kim Gassman of Canova, parents ofBrittany Gassman, retiring State Vice President Ron & Kathy Kaufman of Oldham, parents of KileyKaufman, retiring State Secretary Bill & Kathy Chase of Wolsey, parents of SpencerChase, retiring State Treasurer Darrell & Sharon Busselman of Lake Benton, MN,parents of Danielle Busselman, retiring State ReporterThose recognized with the Distinguished Service Citationshonors organizations, agencies, businesses or other groups whohave made outstanding contributions to FFA and agriculturaleducation. (L to R): Bill Lehman, Gettysburg Lance Howe, Redfield Sally Nielson, Watertown Julie Bell, Brookings Jim Krantz, Howard Rechelle Dissing, CantonNot Pictured: Brian & Judy Carlson of Badger and Phil Johnson of SiouxFalls, parents of Hannah Johnson, retiring State Sentinel South Dakota Wheat GrowersHonorary American Degree Recipients will accept theirrecognition at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis,Indiana in October 2011:Teacher Category: Teachers who have created high-qualityagricultural education programs which inspire and motivatetheir students to strive for success are eligible for an HonoraryAmerican FFA Degree. In order to qualify, eighty-five percentof the teacher’s agriculture students must have been in FFA inthe last year. The teacher must have been teaching agriculturefor at least ten years. Bill Lehman, GettysburgOther Category: Individuals who have provided exceptionalservice to agriculture, agricultural education or FFA areeligible for the Honorary American FFA Degree. Dave VanderWal, Volga Alicia Knutson, Viborg Tiffany Sanderson, Pierre Marvin Wastell, Omaha, NELeadership Conference Scholarships PresentedThe South Dakota FFA Foundation awarded eight 250 scholarships on April 14 to South Dakota FFAmembers to attend the FFA Washington LeadershipConference in Washington, DC this summer.Washington Leadership Conference is a National FFAprogram that focuses on service. Students leave theconference with an action plan to implement into theirhome communities and a better understanding of theirpersonal leadership style.This year's recipients are: Elizabeth Bertolotto, Sturgis;Tori Bowman, Sturgis; Alex Duprel, Sturgis; KylieHagen, Milbank; Erica Jurgensen, Dell Rapids; MollyLee, Faulkton; Danielle Rang, Parker; Kinsey Town,L to R: Elizabeth Bertolotto, Molly Lee, Kinsey Town, Alex DuprelFaulkton.The Washington Leadership Conference Scholarships are sponsored by the South Dakota Corn UtilizationCouncil as a special project of the South Dakota FFA Foundation.Receiving a 112 scholarship from SD FFA Alumni to attend the WLC is Christine Fosheim from Webster.

FFA Stars Honored for Outstanding ProjectsThe State FFA Degree, the highest degree conferred by the South Dakota FFA, was presented to 265 agricultural education students at the 2011 SouthDakota State FFA Convention held in Brookings, April 10-12. After a review of the students’ supervised agricultural experience programs and records plusan oral interview, the sixteen most outstanding were selected to be Star Farmers, Stars in Agribusiness, Stars in Ag Placement, and Stars in Agriscience.Each State Star receives a 300 cash award, a certificate from the National FFA Foundation and a plaque. Finalistseach receive 75 and a plaque. Each area is sponsored as a special project of the SD FFA Foundation.A. State Star Farmer Garth Dunlavy, WebsterSponsored by Farm Credit Services of America. Finalists: Travis Boldt, Arlington; Matt Eichacker, McCook Central;Alicia Rist, Viborg. (L to R): Garth Dunlavy, Matt Eichacker, Travis Boldt, Alicia RistB. State Star in Agribusiness Ethan VanderWal, Sioux ValleySponsored by Farm Credit Services of America. Finalists: Blake Willman, Wessington Springs(L to R): Baillie, Ethan, Shawn and Kent VanderWalC. State Star in Placement Nick Mueller, GarretsonSponsored by the Dan Streff Family. Finalists: Clayton Wobig, McCook Central; Matt Nelson, McCook Central;Danny Zenk, Webster. (L to R): Advisor/Father Ed Mueller; Mother Julie Mueller; Nick Mueller; Sponsors Karen,Ashley & Dan Streff.D. State Star in Agriscience Victor Gray, ParkerSponsored by Glacial Lakes Energy, LLC, Watertown and Ryan & Whitney Brunner. Finalists: Kaitlyn Stoltenburg,Viborg; Hollie Pommier, Florence; Jocelyn Waite, Florence. (L to R): Ryan Brunner; Kaitlyn Stoltenburg; VictorGray; Hollie Pommier; Jocelyn Waite.Star Greenhands were also recognized for their accomplishments as first year members with a plaque and 100; 25 and a plaque for each finalist. The award is sponsored by Central Farmers Cooperative as a special project of theSD FFA Foundation.E. Star Greenhand: Nathaniel Steinlicht, MilbankSponsored by Central Farmers Cooperative. Finalists: Jade Maier, Bowdle; Levi Olinger, Wessington Springs; JeanSkoglund, McCook Central. (L to R): Don Jacobson, Jerry Janisch, Nathaniel Steinlicht and his parents.EDABCCollege Scholarship RecipientsCollege scholarships were awarded to South Dakota FFA Members at the State FFA Convention in Brookings April 10-12. The SouthDakota FFA awards more than 16,000 in scholarships each year including the following:The Mary Hanson Memorial Scholarship is for FFA members who are residents of Minnehaha or Lincoln counties, where Mrs. Hansonresided. Upon her passing in 1984, Mrs. Hanson's will provided funds to be used towards improving the future leaders of agriculture. Thisyear's 750 scholarship recipients are: Nick Mueller, Garretson; Brooke Pearson, West Central; Brian VanDeStroet, Canton; Chad Teslaa,Harrisburg.The SD FFA Association offers the Blue and Gold Scholarships. Any graduating senior who is planning to enroll in an agriculture-relatedfield in a post-secondary SD institution can receive this 500 scholarship. This year's recipients are Ethan VanderWal, Sioux Valley; TawnieDeJong, Phillip; Carson Covey, Winner; Jamie Flint, Viborg; Olivia Siglin, Webster.The Wade Lang Memorial Scholarship honors Wade Lang, who served as the South Dakota State FFA Treasurer from 1991-92. Wade diedin a car accident about a year after serving the state association. His dedication and enthusiasm inspired those that knew him. In his memory,the 1991-92 State Officer team funds one 500 scholarship each year for a SD FFA member interested in Animal Science. This year's recipientis Austin Bushong, Hitchcock-Tulare.The Bob Titus Memorial Scholarship, which is sponsored by Sioux Falls Ford, was established in memory of Bob Titus, father of past stateofficer, Jenny Titus-Jacobson, from the 1997-1998 State Officer team. The recipient of this year's 500 scholarship is Devin Backes, Kimball.The Carhartt FFA Scholarship is made possible by Carhartt, Inc. as a special project of the South Dakota FFA Foundation. Carhartt, aprivately owned company based in Michigan, is a Corporate Sponsor of the National FFA and in turn has become involved on the state level.This scholarship recognizes and rewards students for their outstanding involvement in the SD FFA. This year's recipient is Aaron Held,Brookings.The Wosje Ag Business Scholarship is sponsored by Chad and Rhonda Wosje. Chad and Rhonda are SDSU graduates and Sioux ValleyFFA Alumni. The recipients of this scholarship plan to study agricultural business: Paige Hermanson, Sturgis; Tia McMurtry, Miller.The Agricultural Education Scholarship is a special project of the South Dakota FFA Foundation. This is awarded to a senior FFAmember who is planning to study Agricultural Education. This year’s recipient is Ashley Tonak, Willow Lake.3

Members Demonstrate Potential in Convention ShowdownNearly 2,000 members and guests attended the South Dakota FFA Convention held on the SDSU Campus in Brookings on April 10-12, 2011. Career Development Events results include:ABCA. Agricultural MechanicsSponsored by CHS1st Place Team – HovenL to R: Josette Nabeker (advisor), Erik Kaiser,Reid Kaiser, Nathan Jager, Brad Farrell (sponsor).2nd – Brandon Valley3rd – ParkerTop Individual: Erik Kaiser, HovenB. Agricultural Business ManagementSponsored by Wells Fargo1st Place Team – Wolsey-WessingtonL to R: Brian Bye, Blaine Carey (advisor),Hannah Schwartzrock, Rebecca Runge,Sawyer Langbehn, Abraham Schwartzrock.2nd – Milbank3rd – Willow LakeTop Individual: Abraham Schwartzrock,Wolsey-WessingtonC. Agricultural SalesSponsored by SD Department of Agriculture1st Place Team – GarretsonL to R: Shane Mueller, Sarah Hegge, AlyshaKientopf, Kenaniah Swenson.2nd – McCook Central3rd – WinnerTop Individual: Matty Kerr, HighmoreD. AgronomySponsored by SD Seed Trade Association1st Place Team – WebsterL to R: Luke Meland, Danny Zenk, LandonKuecker, Garth Dunlavy, Fred Zenk (advisor).2nd – Harrisburg3rd – NewellTop Individual: Nicole Hamilton, Hitchcock-TulareDEF4E. Dairy Cattle EvaluationSponsored by the SD Division of the MidwestDairy Association1st Place Team – MilbankL to R: Jerry Janisch (advisor), Ryan Hepper, PattieBerkner, Audrey Souza, Brandon Peschong.2nd – Webster3rd – Sioux ValleyTop Individual: Audrey Souza, MilbankF. Dairy FoodsSponsored by Land O’ Lakes,Dairy Products Division1st Place Team – McCook Central.L to R: Terry Rieckman (advisor), KelsiKampshoff, Morgan Smith, Christina Tucker,Stefani Matthies.2nd – Milbank3rd – GarretsonTop Individual: Stefani Matthies, McCook CentralGG. FloricultureSponsored by Shon & Gerri Eide andGettysburg FFA1st Place Team – Lennox-SundstromL to R: Gerri Eide (sponsor), Rachel Raysby,Macy Tipton, Brittany Sweeter, BriannaJohnson, Jim Wilson (advisor).2nd – Hitchcock-Tulare3rd – Rapid CityTop Individual: Brittany Smith LemmonJ. Livestock JudgingSponsored by the SD Pork Producers Council1st Place Team – ChamberlainL to R: Roxanna Knock (sponsor), Justin Graves(advisor), Teil Glaus, Michael Engel, Tate Glaus,Blain Geppert, Stacy Sorlien (sponsor).2nd – Lennox-Sundstrom3rd – MilbankTop Individual: Tate Glaus, ChamberlainH. Food ScienceSponsored by Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Inc.and Candidus & Londa (VanderWal) Nwadike1st Place Team –MilbankL to R: Nathaniel Steinlicht, Sarah Schiesman,Josie Whelan, Natalie Pillatzki, Jerry Janisch(advisor).2nd – Mitchell3rd – ParkerTop Individual: Sarah Shliesman, MilbankK. Meats Evaluation & TechnologySponsored by John Morrell & Company1st Place Team – McCook CentralL to R: Terry Rieckman (advisor), BradHeumiller, Dominic Blindert, AdamFendrich, Jon Forster.2nd – Hitchcock-Tulare3rd – GettysburgTop Individual: Dominic Blindert, McCookCentralI. Horse EvaluationSponsored by K Bar J Leather Co.1st Place Team – GrotonL to R: Heather Westby, Taylor Leonhardt,Cheyenne Leonhardt, JoEllen Gonsoir, AdamFranken (advisor).2nd – Phillip3rd – ParkerTop Individual: Eva Turbiville, Harding Co.L. Natural ResourcesSponsored by the SD Grassland Coalition1st Place Team – McCook CentralL to R: Greg Mehlbrech, Nick Heumiller,Zach Bies, Mitchell Sabers.2nd – Philip3rd – Wolsey-WessingtonTop Individual: Zach Bies, McCook CentralLIFE IN THE JACKETby Wyatt DeJong, Winner — National FFA OfficerIt is amazing to think just how quickly this year has gone as my teammates and I arealready more than halfway completed with our year. The past six months have brought manylessons, joys and incredible people. The experiences have been breathtaking: standing on aship that was carrying U.S.-grown corn at the port of Nagoya in Japan; having ‘small’ butmeaningful conversations with members from around the country; or a conversation withmy neighbor on the airplane. All of these experiences have taught me about people and howagriculture cannot be surpassed in its importance.These experiences have taken me to 14 states and Japan for the following reasons Partnership Tours: California, Tennessee, Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, TexasState Conventions: Idaho, South Dakota, California, Rhode IslandChapter Visits: North Carolina, Indiana, ArkansasOther Experiences: Goodwill tour to Japan; Board of Directors, Department of Education,and Department of Agriculture meetings in Washington D.C.; Ag Education Summit inFlorida.It is truly remarkable to see how diverse agriculture is nation/worldwide and howincredible people are involved. Through the places that I have traveled, it is still special tocome home to my family and friends in South Dakota that makes me the happiest. Y’all havechanged me for the better and make me want to become the best I can be. Thank you forbelieving in me!I often get the question: “What is your favorite part?” For me, it is truly the little thingsthat make the biggest difference: an encouraging word, listening ear or even having real,meaningful conversations. Giving because we can and loving others because it is right hastruly made this year amazing for me.M. Nursery/LandscapeSponsored by the SD FFA Foundation1st Place Team – Lennox-SundstromL to R: Jared Fodness, Colby Reynolds, GretchenRops, Travis Buus, Jim Wilson (advisor).2nd – Mitchell3rd – McCook CentralTop Individual: Travis Buus, Lennox-Sundstrom.N. Range Plant IdentificationHeld and sponsored by SDSU Range Club1st Place Team – PhilipL to R: Doug Hauk (advisor), Ty Cantrell,Avery Johnson, Wyatt Johnson, Dustin Berry.2nd – Newell Team 1 3rd – Newell Team 2Top Individual: Paige Hermanson, SturgisFFA Scrapbook1st Place – HovenJPublic Relations1st Place – WebsterAgriscience Student Recognition ProgramThe state winner, receiving a 500scholarship from the National FFAFoundation is Hollie Pommier, Florence.AGRISCIENCE FAIRSponsored by SD FFA Foundation.Bio/Mic/Food ScienceSenior: Hollie Pommier, FlorenceJunior: Elizabeth Anderson, BowdleBotanySenior: Elizabeth Bertolotto, SturgisJunior: Misty Ahrens, SturgisEngineeringSenior: Matt Hummel, FlorenceJunior: Teal Schmidt, SturgisEnvironmental ScienceSenior: Lacey Quail, DeubrookZoologySenior: Jenna Brandt, BowdleJunior: Shane Mueller, GarretsonAgri EntrepreneurshipAustin Bushong, Hitchcock-TulareHIKLMN5

2011 Proficiency WinnersThe top three winners in each proficiency area were recognized at the 83rd South Dakota FFA State Convention.The Agricultural Proficiency Awards program, like the FFA motto, helps you set goals and learn practical skills. The program rewards FFA members at the local, state and national levels for exceptional accomplishmentsand excellence in a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program. Winners are listed with a description of their first place project. G denotes a gold award, S silver and B bronze.Ag Communications (Entrepreneurship/Placement)Morgan Smith, McCook CentralNational Sponsor: BI. State Sponsor: Tri State Neighbor, Sioux Falls.Agricultural Education (Placement)Hannah Johnson, ArlingtonNational Sponsor: James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation. State Sponsor: Dr. Lonell Moeller.Cody Hansen, McCook CentralAg Mechanics Design & Fabrication (Placement/Entrepreneurship)National Sponsor: Dodge Trucks. State Sponsor: Cammack Ranch Supply, Union Center.Agricultural Mechanics Energy Systems (Entrepreneurship/Placement) Riley Schwader, HowardNational Sponsors: Lincoln Electric Company and New Holland. State Sponsors: Scott Supply Co. and S.D.FFA Foundation.Ag Mechanics Repair & Maintenance (Entrepreneurship)Nick Mueller, GarretsonNational Sponsor: Briggs and Stratton Corporation Foundation, Inc. State Sponsor: SD FFA Foundation.Ag Mechanics Repair & Maintenance (Placement)Alex Roeber, Hitchcock-TulareNational Sponsor: Tractor Supply Company. State Sponsor: SD FFA Foundation.Agricultural Processing (Entrepreneurship/Placement)Olivia Siglin, WebsterNational Sponsor: Archer Daniels Midland Co. State Sponsor: South Dakota Soybean Processors, Volga.Agricultural Sales (Entrepreneurship)Erik Anderson, McCook CentralNational Sponsors: Crop Production Services and Monsato. State Sponsor: Legend Seeds, Inc.Agricultural Sales (Placement)Chad TeSlaa, HarrisburgNational Sponsor: Vigortone Ag Products. State Sponsor: Hojer Gelbvieh Ranch.Agricultural Services (Entrepreneurship/Placement)Victor Tuschen, McCook CentralNational Sponsor: AgriCredit Acceptance, LLC. State Sponsors: Midwest Cooperatives, Pierre; Northern PlainsCooperative, Gettysburg and Eastern Farmers Cooperative, Garretson.Beef Production (Entrepreneurship)Cheyenne Edmundson, GarretsonNational Sponsor: Nasco Division of Nasco International Inc. State Sponsors: Lake Preston Charolais Breeders:Jensen, Odden, Stewart, Wienk and Vedvei Charolais.Zachary Heumiller, McCook CentralBeef Production (Placement)National Sponsors: Fort Dodge Animal Health and Midwest PMS. State Sponsor: SD Cattlemen's Association.Equine Science (Placement)Calista Winter, HarrisburgNational Sponsors: Tractor Supply Co., Nutrena-Cargill Animal Nutrition. State Sponsors: Scott Cammack,Dawn Nagel, Susan Stoterau, and Webster FFA.Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production (Entrepreneurship/Placement) Taylor Osterberg, McCook CentralNational Sponsors: Bunge North America and Cargill. State Sponsor: SD Soybean Research & Promotion Council.Floriculture (Entrepreneurship/Placement)Shelby Schrank, McCook CentralNational Sponsor: Bayer Environmental Science. State Sponsors: Harrisburg FFA and SD FFA Foundation.Food Science and Technology (Entrepreneurship/Placement)Jocelyn Waite, FlorenceNational Sponsor: Kraft Foods Inc. State Sponsors: Candidus & Londa (Vanderwal) Nwadike and MilbankCommunity Foundation.Forage Production (Entrepreneurship/Placement)Jay Huls, McCook CentralNational Sponsor: National FFA Foundation. State Sponsor: Kuecker Seed Farm, Inc., Webster.Forest Management and Production (Entrepreneurship/Placement) Travis Larson, WebsterNational Sponsors: Dodge Trucks and John Deere. State Sponsor: South Dakota FFA Foundation.Fruit ProductionNational Sponsor: DuPont Company. State Sponsor: MinnTex.Courtney Rickett, HarrisburgGrain Production (Entrepreneurship)Matt Eichacker, McCook CentralNational Sponsor: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. State Sponsor: South Dakota Wheat Commission.Grain Production (Placement)Clayton Wobig, McCook CentralNational Sponsor: Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. State Sponsor: South Dakota Corn Utilization Council.Home and/or Community Development (Entrepreneurship/Placement) Tonya Ernster, McCook CentralNational Sponsor: Carhartt. State Sponsor: Monsanto.Landscape Management (Entrepreneurship/Placement)Ryan Penning, HarrisburgNational Sponsor: John Deere. State Sponsor: South Dakota FFA Foundation.Nursery Operations (Entrepreneurship/Placement)Danny Zenk, WebsterNational Sponsor: Dodge Trucks. State Sponsor: South Dakota FFA Foundation.Dairy Production (Entrepreneurship)Travis Boldt, ArlingtonNational Sponsors: DeLaval Inc. and New Holland. State Sponsor: Associated Milk Producers, Inc.Outdoor Recreation (Entrepreneurship/Placement)Abby Flanders, HarrisburgNational Sponsor: Cabela’s. State Sponsors: Schoenbeck Law, Watertown; Jack’s Campers, Mitchell and S.D.FFA Foundation.Dairy Production (Placement)Jennifer Gunnink, ElktonNational Sponsor: Monsanto. State Sponsor: Associated Milk Producers Inc.Poultry Production (Entrepreneurship/Placement)Garrett Masat, Hitchcock TulareNational Sponsors: Tractor Supply Company and Tyson Foods, Inc. State Sponsor: Dakota Layers, LLC.Diversified Agricultural Production (Entrepreneurship/Placement)Mark Huls, McCook CentralNational Sponsor: J.R. Simplot Company. State Sponsor: South Dakota FFA Foundation.Sheep Production (Entrepreneurship/Placement)Jamie Flint, ViborgNational Sponsors: Bimeda, Inc. and New Holland. State Sponsors: Newell Ram Sale and Iowa Lamb, Hawarden, IA.Diversified Crop Production (Entrepreneurship)Landon Kuecker, WebsterNational Sponsor: National FFA Foundation. State Sponsor: Cargill, Inc.Small Animal Production and Care (Entrepreneurship/Placement) Taryn Adams, HarrisburgNational Sponsor: Merial. State Sponsor: Robert Rennoloet, Dr. of Veterinarian Medicine, Mike McIntyre,D.V.M., Winfred and South Dakota Veterinian Medical Association.Diversified Crop Production (Placement)Erik Anderson, McCook CentralNational Sponsor: National Crop Insurance Service. State Sponsor: Channel Bio, LLC.Jordan Heumiller, McCook CentralDiversified Horticulture (Entrepreneurship/Placement)National Sponsor: Nationwide Insurance Foundation. State Sponsor: South Dakota FFA Foundation.Diversified Livestock Production (Entrepreneurship)Kiley Kaufman, DeSmetNational Sponsors: Tractor Supply Company and Tarter Gate Co. State Sponsors: McFleeg Feeds, FirstNational Bank of Yankton.Diversified Livestock Production (Placement)Jean Skoglund, McCook CentralNational Sponsor: National FFA Foundation. State Sponsor: Sioux Nation Ag Center of South Dakota.Emerging Agricultural Technology (Entrepreneurship/Placement) Alicia Rist, ViborgNational Sponsors: Ag Leader Technologies and BASF. State Sponsor: Kimball Livestock Exchange.Environmental Science & Natural Resources ManagementAdam Fendrich, McCook Central(Entrepreneurship/Placement) National Sponsor: Triscuit. State Sponsor: South Dakota Association ofConservation Districts.Equine Science (Entrepreneurship)Jessica Faris, HarrisburgNational Sponsor: Land O’ Lakes Feeds/Purina Mills. State Sponsors: Amani Arabians, Tim Anderson andKim Niven of Milbank.Specialty Animal Production (Entrepreneurship/Placement)Jacob Etrheim, GarretsonNational Sponsor: Land O’Lakes Feed/Purina Mills. State Sponsors: Roger DeRouchey and SD FFA Foundation.Swine Production (Entrepreneurship)Sarah Hegge, GarretsonNational Sponsors: LA-CO Markal and Tyson Foods, Inc. State Sponsor: South Dakota Pork Producers Council.Swine Production (Placement)Will Crum, WinnerNational Sponsors: Sunglo Feeds and Phibro Animal Health. State Sponsors: Murphy Farms, LLC and ClarkCo. Contract Growers.Turf Grass Management (Entrepreneurship/Placement)National Sponsor: John Deere. State Sponsor: Croplan Genetics.Marshall Spaans, McCook CentralVegetable Production (Entrepreneurship/Placement)Ethan VanderWal, Sioux ValleyNational Sponsors: John Deere and Wilbur-Ellis Co. State Sponsor: Clark & Lyla Hanson in honor of Bill &Stella Hanson.Veterinary Science (Entrepreneurship/Placement)Elle Tornberg, HarrisburgNational Sponsor: American Veterinary Medical Association. State Sponsor: Mike McIntyre, D.V.M., Winfred.Wildlife Production and Management (Entrepreneurship/Placement) Austin Bushong, Hitchcock TulareNational Sponsor: Land O’Lakes Feed/Purina Mills. State Sponsor: Craig & Mauve Weinkauf in memory ofArthur J. Weinkauf.Specialty Crop Grant Incentive ProgramThe first ever South Dakota Department ofAgriculture’s Specialty Crop Grant IncentiveProgram was presented as the 2011 SD FFAConvention. The program was designed toaward FFA members who have a SpecialtyCrop SAE in its first or second year. Thespecialty crop business must be commerciallyviable and have plans for future growth.Candidates for the Specialty Crop incentiveprogram will grow their SAE to be competitivein future proficiency awards. This year’srecipient of the Specialty Crop Grant IncentiveProgram was Kaitlyn Dix of Morristown, amember of the Lemmon FFA Chapter.Kaitlyn’s specialty crop SAE began in 2008when she took over the family garden. She6expanded her garden to include small fruittrees in a third-acre orchard. From peas andcarrots to berries and apples, Kaitlyn hasgrown both regular and hybrid varieties ofgarden fruits and vegetables. In addition togrowing specialty crops, Kaitlyn sells hergarden produce and homemade jams andjellies throughout the harvest season. Kaitlynutilizes indoor greenhouses to get seedsstarted so they’re ready for the garden whenthe ground thaws. Kaitlyn plans to expand byplanting more perennial berries and fruit treesto increase the variety of produce andproducts to sell.South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture, WaltBones presented the award.

Please thank ourSD FFA Foundation Sponsors!GOLD ( 250 — 499)Albrecht Brothers AngusAmani ArabiansAmerican Bank and TrustCammack Ranch Supply, Inc.Candidus & Londa NwadikeCargill, Inc.Cattlecents Consulting, Inc.Central Farmers CooperativeChannel Bio, LLCClark & Lyla HansonClay & Angie EdwardsCraig WeinkaufCroplan GeneticsEastern Farmers CooperativeGlacial Lakes Energy, LLCGro Master, Inc.Hojer Gelbvieh RanchJeff & Beth Vander WalJerry SchmitzKimball Livestock ExchangeKnutson SuffolksKuecker Seed Farm, Inc.Lake Norden Cheese Company —Davisco FoodsLeRoy & Cathie DraineLesa JardingLudens ImplementMcCook Central FFAMike McIntyre, DVMMilton SundeMinnTexPioneer Hi-Bred InternationalR & R Pheasant HuntingRandy PetersonSD Agribusiness AssociationSD Assn. of Conservation DistrictsSD Broadcasters AssociationSD Cattlemen’s AssociationSD Crop Improvement AssociationSD Farm BureauSD Farm BureauYoung Farmers & RanchersSD Farmers UnionSD Grasslands CoalitionSD Soybean Processors, LLCSheri & Dan KahnkeThe Dan Streff FamilyTravis & Joleen ShuringTri-State NeighborWells Fargo Community DevelopmentSILVER ( 100 — 249)Adee Honey FarmsAlcester-Hudson FFAAssociated Milk Producers, Inc.Austreim Landscaping, Inc.Beresford FFABison FFABlake & Glenda EisenbeiszBones Elevator Co.Bowdle FFABrad BiesBridgewater-Emery FFABruce & Kim PatersonC & B OperationsChelsey AblerChester FFAChuck SuttonClark FFAClint SombkeCory & Melissa SchragDakota Ethanol, LLC/LACPDakota Farm TalkDakota Risk ManagementDane & Donna LambertDave & Juliane StratmeyerDavid & Donna AchesonDell Rapids FFADennis GassmanDeubrook FFADon KabernaDon SuteraE-3 Ag Sales, Inc.Ed MuellerEric & Roxanne KnockEugene & Stella NagelFaulkton FFAFirst Dakota National BankFirst State Bank of RoscoeFlorence FFAFred & Joan DeRoucheyFrontier Mills, Inc.Gary BachmanGary L. HansenGarretson FFAGerri & Shon EideGettysburg FFAGlobal DairyGreg SalmenGretchen & Brian SharpGylling Data Management, Inc.Hansen Family

The Carhartt FFA Scholarshipis made possible by Carhartt, Inc. as a special project of the South Dakota FFA Foundation. Carhartt, a Carhartt, a privately owned company based in Michigan, is a Corporate Sponsor of the National FFA

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members. This camp was 400 yards from the lake. Per National FFA correspondence, the North Carolina FFA Camp at White Lake is the oldest FFA camp in the United States. From 1933-1938, approximately 12,000 was accumulated from the 2 fee in excess of actual expenses

keep the words of the FFA Creed in your heart and strive to live them each day. The South Dakota FFA Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization that generates financial support for the 4,200 plus South Dakota FFA members in 84 high school programs. Through the South Dakota FFA

The FFA Creed outlines the organization's beliefs regarding the industry of agriculture, FFA membership and the value of citizenship and patriotism. The Creed is recited by FFA members as part of the requirements to earn the Greenhand FFA Degree. The purpose of the Creed speaking leadership development event is to develop the public

4-H Club Leader or FFA Advisor Division Superintendent 4-H Staff/Faculty and FFA Faculty Lane County Fair Management Fair Book Terms & Conditions This book serves as a guide for the 4-H and FFA pre-fair and fair projects and events. If youth do not abide by these rules and the Youth Code of Conduct (signed at Fair registration), they may

Studying the Korean language is even more challenging and fascinating than studying other languages. Korea has an ancient culture. Over the centuries, it has— amazingly—been able to mix all the influences coming from Central Asia, the Steppes, Manchuria, China, Japan, and the West into a beautiful, brilliant, and unique new culture. This cultural richness has affected the Korean language .