th87 AnnualNebraska FFAConventionTheme: Live a LegacyApril 8-10, 2015Lincoln, Nebraska

2015 Nebraska FFA Convention ResultsAttendance: 3,799 members registered5,971 total attendees registeredAgricultural Issues AcademySponsors: Alliance for the Future of Agriculture, Nebraska Cattlemen, Nebraska Association of Resources Districts, NebraskaCorn Board, Nebraska Corn Growers Association, Nebraska Pork Producers Association and Nebraska Farm BureauThe Agricultural Issues Academy (AIA) was held for the fifth year. This is an opportunity for Nebraska FFA members to learn aboutthe issues involving Nebraska Agriculture. Thirty students were selected for the AIA to learn about issues in agriculture that mostinterest them. Prior to convention, the AIA participants reviewed materials and researched topics. Students took part in roundrobin sessions and learned how to speak to lawmakers, share a positive message in TV and radio interviews and learned aboutwritten and online communications. Students also visited the State Capitol and interacted with State Senators.Abby Ruda, North BendAndrew King, Newman GroveAsha Scheideler, OrdBrent Miller, Lyons-Decatur NortheastCasey Harper, BlairCheyenne Gerlach, Tri CountyCierra Roubicek, AmherstConrad Schelkopf, Fillmore CentralDylan Schmidt, BlairElisabeth White, BlairEmily Cumming, St. EdwardEmma Smith, Fillmore CentralEric Leisy, Wisner-PilgerGunnar Hitchcock, ValentineHaley Ehrke, Southern ValleyHannah Haase, Newman GroveJames Moseman, Oakland-CraigKatie Reed, HoldregeKaydie Brandl, HumphreyKyra Farmer, David CityMadeline Ronnfeldt, Lyons-Decatur NortheastMadison Clark, Medicine ValleyMalina Jo Lindstrom, HoldregeMargaret Derr, AmherstMiles Stagemeyer, O'NeillTaylor Nielsen, WaverlyTejlor Strope, O'NeillTiffaney Connelly, BridgeportTyler Lehan, BlairVanessa Whitmore, David City HighNational Chapter AwardsNebraska FFA chapters devote time and energy serving their members, chapters, and communities. These chapters excel inconducting activities and events. The National Chapter Awards are sponsored by John Deere.Receiving a certificate of recognition for being a superior chapter: Central City Diller-Odell Hayes Center Osceola Pender Ravenna Wisner-Pilger2

Receiving superior chapter certificates and bronze emblem recognition: Ainsworth Mead Scribner-SnyderReceiving superior chapter certificates and gold emblem recognition: Lakeview Leigh-Clarkson McCool Junction Southern ValleyCommunity Development AwardsSponsored by the Nebraska Department of AgricultureThese chapters know what it means to serve and develop their communities. They spent long hours planning ways to enhancetheir communities and become involved in a wide array of activities to promote a sense of community pride.Silver emblem recognition: Freeman Humphrey Leigh-ClarksonGold Awards: Franklin Holdrege McCool Junction North Bend Red CloudVerdigre RavennaSchuyler CentralScribner/SnyderStuartThird Place: MeadSecond Place: LewistonFirst Place: O’NeillFeed Nebraska RecognitionThrough the Center for Student Leadership, Nebraska FFA promotes the Feed Nebraska project with other career studentorganizations. There are a variety of activities that chapters conducted to help fight hunger in their communities.Receiving merit awards are: Chambers Cody-Kilgore Fillmore Central Freeman McCool Junction North BendRavennaRock CountySchuylerValentine3

Chapter Safety AwardsThe state awards are sponsored by Frank J. FleecsThis award recognizes those chapters that have excelled in safety education.Bronze Awards: Holdrege O’Neill RavennaSilver Awards: Humphrey Lewiston McCool Junction North Bend Red CloudReceiving Gold Awards are: Fourth Place: Stuart Third Place: Verdigre Second Place: Leigh-Clarkson First Place: FranklinGovernor’s Award of ExcellenceSponsored by Nebraska investment Finance Authority (NIFA)The Governor’s Award of Excellence rewards FFA chapters who are committed to bettering their communities and improvingopportunities for members in their chapter. Grants of 1,000 and 2,500 are available to FFA chapters across the state.Chapters use grants to increase technology use, community development projects, and increase agricultural literacy. The grantsare sponsored by the Nebraska Investment Finance Authority. AllianceConestogaDavid CityEast ButlerFillmore CentralFreemanJohnson County CentralLakeviewLyons-Decatur NortheastMcCool Junction Chapter Officer Symbols sponsored by the Nebraska FFA FoundationAdams Central, Advisor Brandon JacobitzArthur County, Advisor Kim ChannerAuburn, Advisor Ashton BohlingCedar Bluffs, Advisor Dana GarrisonCross County, Advisor Amanda HackenkampHTRS, Advisor Trent PlattLitchfield, Advisor Layne KirbySilver Lake, Advisor Andrea CurloNewman GroveNorrisRed CloudShickleySewardSouthern ValleySt. PaulWallaceWaverlyNew Nebraska FFA Chapter Charters4

Nebraska FFA Advisors of the YearSponsored by Nebraska Farm Bureau Jason Speck, ImperialJeremy Vlasin, Imperial Sponsored by the Nebraska FFA FoundationMark Schroeder, Wisner-Pilger (FFA Advisor)Gary Scharf Helping Hand AwardPremier Chapter AwardsSponsored by the Nebraska FFA AlumniThe award honors chapters whose applications will go on to compete at the National level. These chapters are beingrecognized for their outstanding program of activities and development of their students, chapter and community. Fifteen Premier Nebraska Chapters:Blue hreyImperialNorrisNorth BendPlainviewRock CountySchuylerStuartVerdigreKatie Rowley and Michael Dreiling Memorial New Chapter ScholarshipSponsored by Perkins County FFA Chapter Cross County FFA Chapter5

AgriScience Fair AwardsSponsor: Animal Health International and DuPont PioneerStudents competed in one of four divisions in each of the six categories offered: Animal Systems, Environmental and NaturalResources Systems, Food Products and Processing Systems, Plant Systems, Power, Structural and Technical Systems and SocialSystems. Each winning team or individual earns a 150 cash prize and the right to forward their project on for nationalcompetition.Animal Systems, Division IAnimal Systems, Division IIAnimal Systems, Division IIIColton WiemerMagdalene O’BrienBecca Simpson and Madi HobscheidBlairBlairConestogaEnvironmental and Natural ResourcesSystems, Division IEnvironmental and Natural ResourcesSystems, Division IIEnvironmental and Natural ResourcesSystems, Division IIIMaria VegaSchuyler CentralBrandy SchaackHyannisJacob Swartzendruber andThomas MickShickleyFood ProductsDivision IFood ProductsDivision IIFood ProductsDivision IIIFood ProductsDivision VIand Processing Systems,Katie BathkeAllenand Processing Systems,Zeke RouseConestogaand Processing Systems,Parker Klinginsmith and Hunter KocianSt. Pauland Processing Systems,Isaac Buss and Kaycee BartelsJohnson County CentralPlant Systems, Division IPlant Systems, Division IIPlant Systems, Division IIIPlant Systems, Division IVSarah JohnsonColeman KneiflHallie Paulson and Jacob MathiesenChelsea Bryant and Kiley MeederNewman GroveAllenBlairBlairPower, Structural,Division IPower, Structural,Division IIPower, Structural,Division IIIPower, Structural,Division IVand Technical Systems,Levi WoodwardAllenand Technical Systems,Brent MillerLyons-Decatur Northeastand Technical Systems,Wyatt Remmers and Dalton NicklesConestogaand Technical Systems,Owen Hanson and Clint MillerValentineAnna BohlkenAutumn Hardesty and Sophia SvandaHannah Esch and Elizabeth ar-AvocaSocial Systems, Division ISocial Systems, Division IIISocial Systems, Division IV6

2015 State Fair RecognitionEach year, FFA members from across the state travel to exhibit their projects at the Nebraska State Fair and showcase the hardwork of their supervised agricultural experience programs. The following individuals were recognized for their support.NameTrevor LienemannMelissa McGee BuehlerGerald GustafsonDiane DuranRonette HeinrichMyron Benes and Johnnie JohnsonDoug and Gail BrandDan and Sue KunnemannMarvin and Linda RouseyCityPrincetonFairburySupportNebraska Angus AssociationNebraska Hereford AssociationNebraska Limousin AssociationNebraska Simmental AssociationNebraska Cattlemen’s ClassicNebraska Elite BeefRising CityKearneySewardImperialNorth Platte2015 VIP AwardKaylynn KalkowskiAndJana KrugerThese individuals worked for a number of years to make the Leadership Skills Event registration run smoothly at the StateConvention. Kaylynn and Jana are dedicated volunteers of the Nebraska FFA.NameScott SpilkerKelly Brunkhorst and Dave MerrellLarry MusackJeff RudolfJim Benfeldt2015 Distinguished Service AwardRepresentedNebraska Pork Producers AssociationNebraska Corn BoardNebraska Corn GrowersNebraska CattlemenNebraska Association of Resources DistrictsThese organizations and associations have worked diligently and tirelessly for the past five years to host the Agricultural IssuesAcademy. We thank our industry partners.Honorary State FFA Degrees2015 Nebraska Honorary State FFA Degree Recipients:(FFA Advisors)Cole BlomendahlMaKayla CoufalAnn DvorakLacy HebbertLisa KempJon LechtenbergBrent NolletteMichelle Ryun(Friends and Supporters)Tony and Jane BaderscherJordan DuxFrank FleecsDonelle Wolters7

Natural Resources AwardsSponsored by the Nebraska Association of Resources DistrictsEvery year, FFA chapters and members perform many activities that help preserve our environment. Roadside pickups, watertesting, and recycling are among some of the events that chapters are coordinating.Bronze emblem certificates: Crete Osceola Red CloudReceiving gold emblem certificates and plaques for being the top four chapters in the state in natural resources educationalactivities: Fourth Place: McCool Junction Third Place: Ord Second Place: North Bend First Place: Schuyler CentralCornerstone AwardsAwards sponsored by Cornerstone BankOur school administrators are individuals important to the success of FFA members. They invest time and resources to helpprograms and students to excel. The strength and growth of our organization would not be possible without the hard workand dedication that these administrators give to their communities and schools. Greg Sjuts, Superintendent, Humphrey Public SchoolsRoxie Rosenthal, Professional Assistant, Nebraska FFA Association/Nebraska Department of EducationPJ Quinn, Principal, Mead Public SchoolsDavis Friedli, Principal Conestoga High SchoolNutrients for Life AwardsThe Nutrients for Life Foundation is an educational non-profit that provides information and resources to educators and thepublic about the vital role fertilizers plan in feeding our world. Through donations, they offer free educational materials onsoil science to educators. All resources are science-based, user-friendly and utilized by educators across the country.We thank our partners at the Nutrients for Life Foundation and those chapters who partnered with their foundation. Thesechapters helped their communities become better informed about the positive role of plan nutrients, fertilizers and relatedagricultural issues through education, community building and experiential activities.ChapterBlue HillHeartlandJohnson County CentralOsceolaWallaceNorfolkFreemanLewistonAmount Awarded 250 250 250 250 250 1,000 2,000 3,000PlacingThirdSecondFirst Place8

State StarsThe state awards are sponsored by Syngenta.2015 Nebraska Star in Agribusiness:Nick Cole, McCookNick Cole, of the McCook FFA Chapter, is the son of Jeff and Billie Cole. His FFA Advisor is Tracy Cooper. Nick's SAE is hisfence building business called Triple C Fencing. Nick developed skills in customer service, accounting and management. Hewill attend the Central Community College in Hastings and plans to work as an electrician.2015 Nebraska Star in Placement:Chris Coulter, Rock CountyChris Coulter, of the Rock County FFA Chapter, is the son of Sam and Linda Coulter. His FFA Advisor is Ann Dvorak. Chris' SAEinvolves working for his father in a custom chemical application business. His skills include repairing pumping systems,understanding chemical uses, and business management. He plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and majorin Agribusiness.2015 Nebraska Star in AgriscienceYvonne Moten, Omaha BryanYvonne Moten, of the Omaha Bryan FFA Chapter, is the daughter of Shari Hamman and Arthur Moten. Her FFA Advisor isChanning Reha. Yvonne's SAE tests the effect of High Altitude Ballooning on root growth. Yvonne's skills include developingher experiment's scientific method and meticulous data collection. She plans to attend the University of Nebraska- Lincolnand major in Agronomy.2015 Nebraska Star in Production:Brendon Hauxwell, McCookBrendon Hauxwell, of the McCook FFA Chapter, is the son of Bryan and Ami Hauxwell. His FFA Advisors have been SarahKnutson and Tracy Cooper. He has developed a 49 head red Angus herd and has 3 simmental cross Angus bulls. He plans tomajor in Ag Business in college then return home to manage the ranch9

Jr. High ExperienceSponsor: UNL FFA AlumniJr. High Agricultural Literacy SpeakingFull NameLauren KaliffJace StagemeyerSam WilkinsMaddy ReevesJoscelyn SoncksenReesa WilcoxHalla PascholdKendra PaaschEmerson RandaHannah StreinKealey FranzenJosie CudabackMaggie BoseCarissa WackerAbbigail WegnerDana ChristenRyan HellbuschBryanne FarmerChapterYorkO’NeillAinsworthSouthern ValleyS-E-MLewistonWest PointWest PointVerdigreTri CountyS-E-MDavid CitySouthern ValleyPlainviewPalmerLewistonFullertonDavid eBronzeBronze10

Jr. High Discovery Speaking EventDesigned to be similar to junior and senior public speaking, discovery speaking is developed for junior highmembers to become excited about speaking and being involved in future FFA leadership events.Full NameEmma HoffschneiderBrittani PospisalPeyton SchillerHailee PohlJadyn ChasekTaylor FerenceColleen FultonHaley WitteBecca KmentAlysen DanielsJJ MertzAshley OltmanLaurel OckanderKatherine SydikNameAshton TroyerMelody MacDonaldTaylor RussellCaleb HendricksonTrace EbertRachel BuehlerChapterWheeler CentralCreightonWest PointYorkMullenLoup CityLoup CitySouthern ValleyPlainviewMullenMcCool JunctionFreemanDavid CityCentralChapterWest PointSt. EdwardSouthern ValleyShickleyRock eBronzeBronzeBronzeBronzeBronzeBronzeFourth Place: Hailee Pohl, YorkThird Place: Peyton Schiller, West PointRunner-up:Brittani Pospisal, CreightonState Winner:Emma Hoffschneider, Wheeler CentralJr. High Quiz BowlThe quiz bowl event offers opportunities for junior high members to enhance and demonstrate their knowledgeand skills related to agriscience and the FFA in a semi-competitive setting where attitudes of friendliness,cooperation, and fairness prevail.People in Agriculture Junior High EventThe People in Agriculture Leadership Contest is designed to develop leadership communication skills while alsoproviding an understanding and awareness of careers in agriculture for seventh and eighth grade members ofthe FFA.Second Place: Mariah Dather, CroftonFirst Place: Megan Baird, Imperial11

Leadership Skills EventsCreed SpeakingState awards are sponsored by CoBankFull NameMalina LindstromMarie MeisAlexis HellerHaley ArensDali O'NeillGrady JohnsonChase StreeterNeleigh GehlBrittney NewkirkAshley HeyenJosh SebadeKatelyn SteffensmeierMaria TaleroCarly KozealKade BoseGenevieve TonnigesIsaac BuitronCarsten StanczykFrankie HendricksAudra KippesKathlyn HauxwellCorri SlagleGrace RuehleAnna y-KilgoreHoldregeWest PointWheeler geNorrisSargentSouthern ValleyYorkArthur CountyFullertonHigh eBronzeBronzeBronzeBronzeBronzeFourth Place: Haley Arens, CroftonThird Place: Alexis Heller, Wisner-PilgerSecond Place: Marie Meis, ElginEarning the right to represent the Nebraska FFA Association at the National Creed Speaking Event in Louisville, Kentucky,this October: Malina Lindstrom, Holdrege12

Junior Public SpeakingState awards are sponsored by CoBankFull NameKelli MashinoEbony AndersonZeke RouseAlexis CormanDerek MonieHailey CoufalBrock VetickRebecca NozickaLillian EppAnn HunhoffGarrison HazenHope BurkenHaley HixsonKarmen HakeBrodie BaumMichaela GlauseAllison HottovyJaylynn RavenscroftCari HowellWhitney SteckelRaeAnn HeapyBrent LemmerSeth PierceLeon LinhartChapterWest odgeLyons-Decatur lgoreLewistonLoup CountyMedicine ValleyWest HoltWest Fourth Place: Alexis Corman, BridgeportThird Place: Zeke Rouse, ConestogaSecond Place: Ebony Anderson, GothenburgFirst Place: Kelli Mashino, West Boyd13

Cooperative Speaking AwardsState awards are sponsored by Nebraska Cooperative CouncilFull NameJessie RudolphKarissa DickeEmma GoodTiandrah BarnesEmily LudwigJada JensenKaitlyn TaylorHeidi BorgBrody GamerLauren JacobsenKaitlyn LennemannMontana HillSpencer BierfreundDalton AndersonMegan CoanBrody DavisErika EckhardtDevyn RotherMercedes HemmingsenKali UhrichJackie LewisHanna HulseCody erSouthern ValleySewardMedicine ValleyLewistonLakeviewCody-KilgoreSterlingSt. PaulRiversideRed CloudLoup zeBronzeBronzeFourth: Tiandra Barnes, Cody-KilgoreThird: Emma Good, AinsworthSecond: Karissa Dicke, ElginFirst: Jessie Rudolph, Gothenburg14

Natural Resources SpeakingState awards are sponsored by Farmers Ranchers CooperativeFull NameConrad SchelkopfNathan ChoatEric LeisyJasa ScheiermanAlli RileyMiles StagemeyerAlois WarnerKarleen KolarGrayce JorgensenNicholas TaylorBen KuhrTheresa BarnhartEmily KleinSarah SmithCaleb TenBenselColin FellhoelterKate ErdkampKelsey PhillipsJanessa MaurerCheyenne McVayKelsey SafarikBre BicknaseRachel KortChapterFillmore nCentral ValleyMedicine ValleyLogan ViewLeigh-ClarksonGarden llenHoldregeGothenburgElbaAuroraAdams BronzeBronzeBronzeBronzeBronzeBronzeBronzeFourth: Jasa Scheierman, AuroraThird: Eric Leisy, Wisner-PilgerSecond: Nathan Choat, PlainviewFirst: Conrad Schelkopf, Fillmore Central15

Extemporaneous SpeakingState awards are sponsored by Nebraska Bankers AssociationFull NameRenae SieckBecca LaubColin EricksonTonya GrotzMindy CastleFaith RickertsenDJ GutzmanEmily PulsFina ChoatHayden MeyerRodger FarrJacob VogelRoman SchmidtReggie RafertAaron HemmeCole RetchlessPaige MeierJake JudgeNathalie FordTray ThayerBrayden SmithKinsy DrudrikKeaton IndraCami LarsenChapterCreteNorthwestRock versidePawnee CityMedicine ValleyHowells-DodgeGothenburgCross CountyCedar BluffsBridgeportWest PointWest HoltSuttonSioux onzeBronzeBronzeBronzeBronzeFourth: Tonya Grotz, YorkThird: Colin Erickson, Rock CountySecond: Becca Laub, NorthwestEarning the right to represent the Nebraska FFA Association at the National Extemporaneous Speaking Event in Louisville,Kentucky, this October: Renae Sieck, Crete16

Job Interview EventState awards are sponsored by Central Valley AgFull NameShane AsherCasey SmithCatherine BergenCarly HunzekerJaden SchaferChance McAllisterChristianne ClowerZach NelsonKailey ConwayCarlie BartlettJosh KingHaley ZabelKandace WardJoeli WalrathChantal LawsonJosie AngMatison HarveyKimberLee CarlsonTanner BorchardtKatie OdvodyRhiley FieneKaylea WatsonKami NelsonMarissa KegleyChapterCreightonHowells-DodgeYorkPawnee CityStuartMinatareKimballBoone CentralSilver LakePenderOakland-CraigNorrisMcPherson CountyLoup eBronzeBronzeBronzeFourth Place: Carly Hunzeker, Pawnee CityThird Place: Catherine Bergen, YorkSecond Place: Casey Smith, Howells-DodgeEarning the right to represent the Nebraska FFA Association at the National Job Interview Event in Louisville, Kentucky, thisOctober: Shane Asher, Creighton17

Senior Public Speaking EventState awards are sponsored by Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship ProgramFull NameKatie NollesBrittany HanzlikKane WellnitzGrace FordMichelle RohmanSamantha VaverkaJessica HartmanVanessa HegemannMegan HomolkaHannah EschAmanda ReichertBaylee BarberKyann LeVinerCole SteffenClair TrenhaileSamantha HerroldRyan SchroederChyanne LeitschuckNatasha AndersonHannah HosickMontana MarkusGage HoegermeyerSheldon BeiermanAshley PetrChapterRock aPerkins ner-PilgerSargentSandy CreekMedicine ValleyLoup CityLogan ViewBoone CentralAdams urth: Grace Ford, Cody-KilgoreThird: Kane Wellnitz, ChadronSecond: Brittany Hanzlik, StuartEarning the right to represent the Nebraska FFA Association at the National Senior Public Speaking Event in Louisville,Kentucky, this October: Katie Nolles, Rock County18

Junior Parliamentary ProcedureState awards are sponsored by Nebraska FFA Alumni AssociationChapterGothenburg #2AinsworthStuartNorris #2Norris #1Gothenburg #1FranklinEast ButlerYorkSouthern oomfieldWest ne d (state runner up): AinsworthFirst (state winning gold emblem): Gothenburg #219

Senior Parliamentary ProcedureState awards are sponsored by Jack and Nancy NemecChapterWaverlyPlacingSt. EdwardSecondSouthern ValleyNorrisLyons-Decatur NortheastLeigh-ClarksonHayes CenterBloomfieldVerdigreTri County BlueStuartScottsbluffPenderNorthwestCreek ValleyCentralWallaceTri-County GoldSt. PaulOrdHoldregeGothenburgCentral zeBronzeBronzeBronzeBronzeBronzeBronzeSecond (state runner up): St. EdwardFirst (first place will represent Nebraska in the National Career Development Event): Waverly20

Ag DemonstrationState awards are sponsored by the Nebraska Department of AgricultureChapterAmherstPlacingBroken BowBronzeCentral ValleyFreemanGordon-RushvilleGothenburgLoup CountyWest PointAlmaBoone Central 2CambridgeRandolphRock CountyWisner-PilgerLewistonValentineArapahoeBoone Central 1CreteCroftonSchuyler CentralSioux ld - 1stGold - 2ndSecond (state runner up): Wilber-ClatoniaFirst: Howells-Dodge21

2015-2016 Nebraska FFA OfficersSelection Process sponsored by Consolidated Telephone CompanyDavid Schuler, State Vice PresidentBayard FFA ChapterNevada Smith, State Vice PresidentAshland-Greenwood FFA ChapterRenae Sieck, State Vice PresidentCrete FFA ChapterGage Hoegermeyer, State PresidentLogan View FFA ChapterTrevor Spath, State SecretaryWaverly FFA ChapterKatie Nolles, State Vice PresidentRock County FFA ChapterJake Wilkins, State Vice PresidentAinsworth FFA ChapterSpecial Guests and/or Speakers:(in no specific order)Kevin Wanzer, Keynote SpeakerSteve Waller, Dean of CASNR, University of Nebraska-LincolnBrady Revels, Former Florida FFA President and National FFA Vice PresidentBrian Walsh, National FFA President (home state Virginia)Iowa State OfficersMinnesota State OfficersVirginia State OfficersJohnny Ference, NAYC RepresentativeTrent Mastny, NAYC RepresentativeDr. Tom Field, UNL, Keynote SpeakerMorgan Tranmer, Speaker, World Food PrizeBill Buettner, President, Nebraska FFA AlumniBen Sasse, U.S. SenatorMike Foley, Lieutenant Governor, NebraskaBobbie Kriz-Wickham, Assistant Director, Nebraska Department of Agriculture“The Side Projects”, Students from Perkins County FFA Chapter, Talent ParticipantsChorus Director: Jill Goedeken, Music Director, Lakeview High School, ColumbusGene Englerth, Nebraska and National FFA Convention OrganistJoni Qualm, Miss Rodeo Nebraska 201522

Tony and Jane Badertscher, HoldregeDawn Caldwell, Aurora CooperativeJoe Brogie, Convention EntertainmentCarl Dickenson, Nebraska FFA “I Believe” SponsorAndy Paul, National FFA President (from Georgia)Doug Straight, Nebraska Beef CouncilShylea Wingard, Custom Ag SolutionsJamie Graham, Workshop PresenterJohn Bergin, Kansas Agricultural InstructorToni Rasmussen, UNL Teach Ag AmbassadorMelissa Nordboe, UNL Teach Ag AmbassadorRonnie Green, Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, UNL“Tagged to Teach Ag” Speakers:Bill Chase, AllenAshton Bohling, AuburnJaci Palmer, ChambersBrian Miller, Falls CityJoel Miller, HamptonJon Lechtenberg, Southern ValleyJanice Wolfinger, SEMRetired FFA Advisors:Thomas Wheeldon, Schuyler CentralTalent:Nathanael Shoup, HamptonVictoria Vosler, North BendDeidre Freitas, McCool JunctionBritley Schlueter, AinsworthStephanie Connelly, BridgeportNatalie Nielsen, CreightonThe Side Projects, SouthwestWhitmore Sisters, David CityDaniel Cox, ValentineCole Steffen, Crofton23

Proficiency Award WinnersFirstNameAnnieLast ral ne10Nebraska AgRelationsCouncilKaraBrunsAgricultural Education –Entrepreneurship/PlacementRock County10ColbyKlinginsmithAgricultural MechanicsDesign and Fabrication –Entrepreneurship/PlacementSt. Paul8University ip,EducationandCommunicationFrank J.FleecsAnnie Brickner, a member of the Valentine FFA Chapter, is thedaughter of Justin and Susan Brickner. She works at radiostation KVSH where she plays music, delivers live news,weather and sports updates, and records ads. Annie's ag edinstructors are Greg Nollette and Brent Nollette.Kara Bruns, a member of the Rock County FFA Chapter, is thedaughter of Kirk and Kristi Bruns. Kara is involved in anagricultural advocation pen pal program, lesson planning of agrade school program during FFA Week, and coordination ofClover Kid Camps. Kara’s ag ed instructor is Ann Dvorak.NickColeAgricultural MechanicsRepair and Maintenance l MechanicsRepair and Maintenance –PlacementSt. Paul8JocelynSukupAgricultural Processing zlikAgricultural Sales al Sales –PlacementO'Neill10DEKALB &AsgrowDarinBarthAgricultural Services –Entrepreneurship/PlacementSEM8Maxwell AgriService, LLCRyanSchroederAgriscience Research-AnimalSystems gerIngelheimAnimalHealthYvonneMotenAgriscience ResearchIntegrated Systems –Entrepreneurship/PlacementOmahaBryan1Frank J.FleecsBradenBadertscher"Power pUniversity ofNebraska,NebraskaCollege ofTechnicalAgricultureDEKALB &AsgrowColby Klinginsmith, a member of the St. Paul FFA Chapter, isthe son of Scott and Cherri Klinginsmith. Colby's skills includedesigning, fabricating, construction and manufacture of variousproducts at Smith Welding where he uses forklifts, welders,saws, punches, and cranes. Colby's ag ed instructor is BoydBowder.Nick Cole, a member of the McCook FFA Chapter, is the son ofBillie and Jeff Cole. Nick is in a partnership with his twobrothers in a barbed wire and electric fence building businesscalled Triple C Fencing where they build, remove, and repairpasture and field fence for farmers and ranchers. Nick's ag edinstructor is Tracy Cooper.Colin WInkler, a member of the St. Paul FFA Chapter, is the sonof Andrew and Lori Winkler. Colin's skills at S&P Irrigationinclude repair and maintenance of center pivot irrigationsystems where he troubleshoots electrical, structural andmechanical issues. Colin's ag ed instructor is Boyd Bowder.Jocelyn Sukup, a member of the Creighton FFA Chapter, is thedaughter of Ron and Valerie Sukup. Her SAE involves canningand freezing fruits and vegetables along with processing meatfor her family. Jocelyn’s skills include operating canningequipment, grinder, sausage stuffer, and smoker. Her ag edinstructors are Debi Doerr and Amy Siecke.Brittany Hanzlik, a member of the Stuart FFA Chapter, is thedaughter of Robert and Patty Hanzlik. Brittany’s SAE involvesgrowing, processing, and marketing horseradish, creating andselling broom corn arrangements, and raising market hogs.Brittany’s ag ed instructors are Monty Larsen and Patty Hanzlik.Bailey Krieger, a member of the O'Neill FFA Chapter, is thedaughter of Lorin and Kathy Krieger. Bailey's greenhouse skillsinclude item inventory, organizing product displays, assistingcustomers in pro

Doug and Gail Brand Seward Dan and Sue Kunnemann Imperial Marvin and Linda Rousey North Platte . 2015 VIP Award . Kaylynn Kalkowski . And . Jana Kruger . These individuals worked for a number of years to make the Leadership Skills Event registration run smoothly at the State