Monthly Archives: October 2014

Retiring Address: Jackson Harris

Southern Region Vice President Jackson Harris shared his retiring address with FFA members.  Listen to Don’t Give Up On Home…   To read the transcript, click here. http://www.ffaconvention.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/RetiringAddress_JacksonHarris.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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National Diversified Crop Production – Placement Proficiency Winner – Knapp Boddiford

Knapp Boddiford of the Southeast Bulloch FFA Chapter in Georgia works on two family-owned row crop farms.  He feels fortunate to observe two types of management styles and combine them to create a new personal skill set.  While his initial … Continue reading

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National Diversified Livestock Proficiency Winner – Reighly Blakely

Reighly Lou Blakley of the Oologah FFA Chapter in Oklahoma produces and sells top quality livestock on her family’s sixth-generation farm.  Her beef cattle operation produces show calves and seed stock, as well as packaged meat for the local farmers … Continue reading

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FFA Chorus Dance Medley

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Mibb Wins National Equine Science – Entrepreneurship Proficiency Area

Because of his father’s experience as a professional steer wrestling horse trainer, Blaine Mibb of the Adair FFA Chapter in Oklahoma has always been around the rodeo business.  Naturally, his SAE revolves around breaking and training horses for the roping … Continue reading

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National Forest Management & Products Proficiency Winner – Charlie Miller

Charlie J. Miller of the Miami Trace FFA Chapter in Ohio took over his father’s firewood business as an SAE.  He harvests and sells dead and nuisance trees from his family’s 1,400-acre farm.  Removing these trees improves crop production in … Continue reading

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Heldt Wins National Goat Production Proficiency Area

Alexus Rose Heldt of the Watertown Mayer FFA Chapter in Minnesota admits that her life revolves around goats.  She became involved in the industry at a young age as her grandparents have operated a dairy goat herd for 45 years.  … Continue reading

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National Landscape Management Proficiency Winner – Christopher Crump

Christopher Cline Crump of the Banks County FFA Chapter in Georgia spent countless hours assisting his grandfather in his shop and eventually developed the same level of work ethic.  He secured a job with a landscaping company—developing important skills such … Continue reading

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National Poultry Production Proficiency Winner – Danny Moretti

Although he was born and raised on a dairy farm, Danny Moretti of the Tomales FFA Chapter in California decided to start an organic poultry operation after a local poultry producer sought organic egg producers to meet high market demand.  … Continue reading

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Herring Wins National Specialty Crop Production Proficiency Area

Sam Herring of the Lowndes FFA Chapter in Georgia works under his father and uncle on their family flu-cured tobacco production farm.  When he started his SAE, he was motivated to learn more about producing and processing tobacco.  Herring has … Continue reading

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