Nebraska students will Go All Out! at this year’s National Convention

Update: This list has been updated to include all Nebraska competing and receiving awards at National FFA Convention. I can’t wait to see the results!

About a month ago, National FFA announced the theme of the 2014 National FFA Convention – Go All Out! – and that’s what Nebraska’s FFA members are doing!

The results are pouring in for national FFA and we can’t see how they do in their respective competitions in just a few months. The following students should all be congratulated for their hard work:

American Degree Recipients:
170 Nebraska Students (click for full listing)

Stars over America:
American Star in Agricultural Placement:
Travis A. Poppe, Crofton FFA Chapter – Poppe works for his family’s farm, Poppe Farms, where he manages swine and cattle and operates the diversified crop production of corn and soybeans.
American Star in Agriscience:
Patrick Arkfeld, Syracuse–Dunbar–Avoca FFA Chapter – Arkfeld conducts swine research in meat quality, genetics, waste management and more.

National Proficiency Award Finalists:
Victor, Osantowski, Agriculture Mechanics Design and Fabrication – Entrepreneurship/Placement
Nicholas Cole – Agricultural Services – Entrepreneurship/Placement

National Agriscience Fair Finalists:
Carley Swartzendruber, Shickley
Matt Rohrer, Sandy Creek
Meghan Hurst and Cody Camenzind, Blair
Brock Vetick, Lyons-Decatur Northeast
Caitlin Davis and Christine Cooper, Waverly
Samantha Teten, Johnson County Central
Megan Erickson and Emma Teel, Rock County
Kelly Wakeley and Lexie Bacon, Lyons-Decatur Northeast
John Alfs, Shickley
Elizabeth Johnson and Anna Bohlken, Syracuse
Mickayla Petersen and Alec Anderson, Lyons-Decatur Northeast

Model of Innovation Finalist – Chapter:
Franklin

Model of Innovation Finalists – Community:
Franklin
Humphrey

National Chapter Awards:

Blue Hill FFA, Three Star
Franklin FFA, Three Star
Holdrege FFA, Three Star
Imperial FFA, Three Star
Mead FFA, Three Star
North Bend FFA, Three Star
Rock County FFA, Two Star
Stuart FFA, Three Star
Broken Bow FFA, Three Star
Gothenburg FFA, Three Star
Humphrey FFA, Three Star
MCook FFA, Three Star
Norris FFA, Three Star
Plainview FFA, Three Star
Schuyler Central FFA, Three Star

National Qualifying CDE Teams and Individuals:
Dairy Cattle Evaluation – West Point FFA
Dairy Cattle Handlers – West Point FFA
Horse Evaluation – Arcadia FFA
Poultry Evaluation – Boone Central FFA
Creed Speaking – Alexis Corman, Bridgeport FFA
Marketing Plan – Chase County FFA
Parliamentary Procedure – Chase County FFA
Environmental & Natural Resources – Crofton FFA
Meats Evaluation & Technology – Eustis-Farnam FFA
Extemporaneous – Carson Messersmith, Gothenburg FFA
Ag Technology and Mechanics – Laurel-Concord-Coleridge FFA
Job Interview – McKenzie Crowe, McCook FFA
Forestry – Newman Grove FFA
Agronomy – Pawnee City FFA
Farm Business Management – Pawnee City FFA
Prepared Public Speaking – Mackenzie Lemmons, Randolph FFA
Agricultural Issues – Rock County FFA
Ag Communications – Sandy Creek FFA
Ag Sales – Sandy Creek FFA
Food Science and Technology – Superior FFA
Floriculture – West Holt FFA
Nursery/Landscape – West Holt FFA
Livestock Evaluation – West Point FFA
Veterinary Science – West Point FFA

National FFA Officer Candidate:

Spencer Hartman

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