Nebraska National FFA Convention Results

Many FFA members, advisors and guests attended the 89th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis on October 19-22. Nebraska FFA members competed in contests during the Convention along with attended the career fair, listened to speakers and went sight seeing.

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Here are the top results of Nebraska FFA members for the 2016 National FFA Convention:

  • Kourtney Kempkes of the Palmyra FFA Chapter was in the top 10 for the Dairy Cattle Handlers Activity.
  • Samuel Gifford, Benjamin Harms, Aaron Deunk and Adam Oldermeyer of the Norris FFA Chapter were the ninth place team in Farm Business Management.
  • Leigh- Anne Lehman, Colton Thompson, Riley Eisenhauer and Ayden Boller of the Eustis- Farnam FFA Chapter were the sixth place team in Meats Evaluation and Technology.
  • Colton Thompson of the Eustis- Farnam FFA Chapter placed as the second place individual in Meats Evaluation and Technology.
  • 147 American Degrees were awarded to Nebraska FFA members.
  • Jordan Paine of the Southern Valley FFA Chapter was an American Star Finalist in Agriscience.
  • Seth Janssen of the Waverly FFA Chapter was an Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance Entrepreneurship Proficiency Finalist.
  • Brent Miller of the Lyons- Decatur FFA Chapter was an Agriscience Research- Integrated Systems Proficiency Finalist.

You can go to https://www.ffa.org/events/convention/2016-results to see the complete list of results.

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(Photo credit: National FFA Organization)

 

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Transform at the 2016 National FFA Convention October 19-22

In 1928, only 33 students attended the first National FFA Convention from 18 states. Those 33 young men elected Leslie Applegate as the first National FFA President. In 1929, the FFA colors officially became national blue and corn gold. The jackets worn today were adopted as official dress in 1933. Now, FFA programs are in all 50 states and two US territories. Across the United States there are 7,575 chapters. In Nebraska, there are 175 chapters with 7,400 FFA members.
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Nebraska FFA members have transformed over the years to excel in their Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE), Career Development Events (CDE), Leadership Skills Events (LSE), community service projects and leadership in their communities.
Nebraska FFA has many members and chapters competing in events at National FFA Convention October 19-22 in Indianapolis.

 

  • 147 American Degrees will be awarded to Nebraska FFA members.
  • Jordan Paine of the Southern Valley FFA Chapter is an American Star Finalist in Agriscience.
  • Seth Janssen of the Waverly FFA Chapter is an Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance Entrepreneurship Proficiency Finalist.
  • Brent Miller of the Lyons- Decatur FFA Chapter is an Agriscience Research- Integrated Systems Proficiency Finalist.
  • 15 Nebraska FFA Chapters will be awarded with Star National Chapter Awards.