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An Oklahoma FFA member claims the title as Champion Creed Speaker

Emily Kennedy of the Edmond FFA Chapter of Oklahoma was announced as the 2016 National FFA Creed Speaking Winner. Listen as Emily explains her experience… http://www.ffaconvention.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/CreedWinner.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Georgia FFA takes home the Job Interview CDE Winner

Winners of the National FFA Job Interview Career Development Event (CDE) were announced Friday at the annual awards banquet. The event was held in conjunction with the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Dr. Kirk Swortzel from Mississippi … Continue reading

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Wildlife Production and Management—Entrepreneurship/Placement Tyler Stewart—Ohio

Tyler Stewart of the East Clinton FFA Chapter in Lees Creek, Ohio, owns and operates his own quail hunting facility. He is involved in every aspect of the operation – from hatching chicks to releasing the adult quail into a … Continue reading

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Grain Production—Entrepreneurship Andrew E. Streff—South Dakota

Andrew E. Streff of the McCook Central FFA Chapter in Salem, S.D., persuaded his parents to rent him land to undertake his own agricultural endeavor. Starting with 10 acres in 2013 and working his way up to 60 acres last … Continue reading

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Forage Production—Entrepreneurship/Placement Wade S. Reiter—Virginia

Wade S. Reiter of the Dinwiddie Senior FFA Chapter in Virginia works for his family farming operation. His jobs include assisting with cutting and baling hay, loading wagons, and stacking hay in the barn. He’s responsible for checking the hay … Continue reading

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Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production—Entrepreneurship/Placement Elizabeth Wilts—Minnesota

Elizabeth Wilts of the Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunberg KMS FFA Chapter in Minnesota began her SAE in 2011 by renting 10 acres of land to grow a crop of soybeans. In the five years, her production has quadrupled, and she’s developed the skills … Continue reading

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Fruit Production—Entrepreneurship/Placement Callie Brooke Warren—Georgia

Callie Brooke Warren of the Lowndes County FFA Chapter in Valdosta, Ga., works on her family farm, helping to produce, process and market 50 acres of blueberries. Beginning her placement, she was given simple tasks like mowing between the rows … Continue reading

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Diversified Crop Production—Entrepreneurship Adam Joseph Eichacker—South Dakota

Adam Joseph Eichacker of the McCook Central FFA Chapter in Salem, S.D., rents 82 acres of tillable land from his neighbor. Bartering equipment from his father in return for labor, he grows soybeans and corn on the rented acreage. His … Continue reading

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Beef Production—Entrepreneurship Curtis Mathew Harsh—Ohio

Curtis Mathew Harsh of the Buckeye Valley FFA Chapter in Delaware, Ohio, was mentored at a young age by his father and grandfather, learning how to feed, breed, show, and manage beef cattle. Today, he has an SAE that is … Continue reading

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Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication—Entrepreneurship/Placement Spencer Mitchell Wolter—Minnesota

Spencer Mitchell Wolter of the Windom FFA Chapter in Minnesota has always been fascinated by the idea of information and electricity traveling along simple wires. This interest has led him to work for a networking business in his area. His … Continue reading

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