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Meet Your 2011 – 2012 National President

INDIANAPOLIS (Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011/National FFA Organization) – At age 4, Ryan W. Best idolized Chuck Norris in his role as a Texas Ranger on the TV series “Walker: Texas Rangers.” Dressed in jeans, boots and a cowboy hat with … Continue reading

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Meet Your 2011 – 2012 National FFA Secretary

INDIANAPOLIS (Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011/National FFA Organization) – At age 5, Jason Troendle’s father gave him his first fishing pole and the two set out for a day on the banks. He concentrated on his three-foot-long Snoopy fishing pole with … Continue reading

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Meet Your 2011 – 2012 Central Region Vice President

INDIANAPOLIS (Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011/National FFA Organization) – Alicia Hodnik knows that it takes a mere instant to make a lasting impression. When recently touring the U.S. Naval Academy, she became enthralled at the chance to experience the history and … Continue reading

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Meet Your 2011 – 2012 Western Region Vice President

INDIANAPOLIS (Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011/National FFA Organization) – Seth Pratt discovered his love of FFA when he attended the annual national FFA convention as a freshman in high school. Since, he’s been involved in member drives and competitions. He has … Continue reading

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Meet Your 2011 – 2012 Eastern Region Vice President

INDIANAPOLIS (Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011/National FFA Organization) – When Kenneth D. Quick Jr. was in junior high, there was no FFA chapter at his school. In ninth grade, he helped one of his teachers start one. “I had no idea … Continue reading

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Meet Your 2011 – 2012 Southern Region Vice President

INDIANAPOLIS (Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011/National FFA Organization) – Cain Thurmond achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He earned numerous academic and leadership awards in high school and college. He’s served summer missions to Peru. And now, he’s a National FFA … Continue reading

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Colton Barnes wins Outdoor Recreation Profiency

Colton Barnes of the South O’Brien FFA Chapter in Iowa is heir to a rodeo legend:  the Barnes PRCA Rodeo, started by his grandfather.  With the organization, he works in breeding and manages 300 bucking and 50 saddle horses.  He … Continue reading

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Nicholas Shealy wins Swine Production Placement

Nicholas Shealy began his SAE at a two thousand four-hundred head swine production facility. He developed proper swine care skills like moving, breeding, and processing the pigs. Nicholas also gained experience in working within a budget and communicating with co-workers. … Continue reading

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Devon Feldt wins Wildlife Production and Management Proficiency

Possessing a long-standing passion for the outdoors, Devon Feldt of the Waupaca FFA Chapter in Wisconsin has worked with biologists and mentors to develop skills and achieve his proficiency goals.  Joining the American Wilderness Leadership School in Wyoming, Feldt joined … Continue reading

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Nolan Hildebrand wins Sheep Production Proficiency

Nolan Hildebrand started his sheep enterprise with one ewe and expanded to thirty-five wether ewes and two wether sires. He produces market lambs to show and sell to other FFA and 4-H members across the state. Nolan has also had … Continue reading

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