Idaho FFA Association
Idaho State FFA Secretary
Whoo! A sea of blue jackets flooded Louisville Kentucky at the end of last month. A record breaking National Convention with 64,709 members and guests present. A record-breaking year with 610,240 members from all fifty states and three territories. Nick Viujicic, a man born without limbs, gave us all a wake up call on what we truly do have to be thankful for. The 2015-2016 National FFA Officer Team was selected to serve this year - all 6 of which will be coming to Idaho this January! We also had an awesome annual Idaho FFA night. All in all, it was an unforgettable week!
Good work to all the Idaho FFA members who competed at Nationals. Your hard work and dedication is appreciated. Here are some of the highlights of Idaho FFA’s achievements:
- 37 American FFA Degree Recipients!
- Agricultural Communications - Filer FFA - Silver Emblem
- Agricultural Issues - American Falls FFA - Silver Emblem
- Agricultural Sales - Middleton FFA - Bronze Emblem
- Agricultural Tech. and Mech. Systems - Middleton FFA - Silver Emblem
- Agronomy - Fruitland FFA - Silver Emblem
- Creed Speaking - Caleb Johnston, New Plymouth FFA - Silver Emblem
- Dairy Cattle Evaluation - Castleford FFA - Silver Emblem
- Dairy Cattle Handlers' Activity - Auguste Curtis, Filer FFA - Silver Emblem
- Environmental and Natural Resources - Cambridge FFA - Gold Team, Bret Kindall 3rd High Individual
- Extemporaneous Public Speaking - Morgan Howard, Nezperce FFA - Bronze Emblem
- Farm Business Management - Meridian FFA - 5th High Team
- Floriculture - Kimberly FFA - 7th High Team
- Food Science and Technology - Kimberly FFA - Gold Emblem, Kaylee McKay 9th High Individual
- Forestry - Vallivue FFA - 10th High Team
- Horse Evaluation - Emmett FFA - Silver Emblem
- Job Interview - Lindsey Woodworth, American Falls FFA - Silver Emblem
- Livestock Evaluation - Hagerman FFA - Bronze Emblem
- Marketing Plan - Marsing FFA - Silver Emblem
- Meats Evaluation and Technology - Kuna FFA - Silver Emblem
- Milk Quality and Products - Fruitland FFA - 6th High Team
- Nursery/Landscape - Rigby FFA - Silver Emblem
- Parliamentary Procedure - Kuna FFA - Gold Emblem
- Prepared Public Speaking - Riley Geritz, American Falls FFA - Silver Emblem
- Veterinary Science - Meridian FFA - 2nd High Team, Patrick Krinke 3rd High Individual
- Agriscience Fair - Burley FFA - 10th Place Division IV Animal Systems, 13th Place Division IV Power, Structural, Technical Systems
The state officers have driven thousands of miles, and visited over 33 chapters the past month and a half, meeting over 1500 members. From water slides, to the good ole’ classroom, we have had an absolute blast.
This month is a great one to bundle up, grab some hot cocoa and catch up on your record books.
As we roll into this month of thanksgiving, let’s always give thanks for the small and big things in our life. Today, I am thankful for this incredible organization, and the even more incredible people in it. I am thankful for the corduroy jacket and all that it stands for. I am thankful for the farmer with calloused hands that makes thanksgiving dinner possible. What’re you thankful for?
Stay cool Idaho FFA,
Idaho State FFA Secretary