OFI 359: How To Become A Certified Diesel Mechanic In High School | FFA SAE Edition | Kelly Einck | South O’Brien High School FFA

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INTRODUCING KELLY EINCK!

Our guest today is another finalist for the American Star Award in Agricultural Placement.  Kelly Einck blew me away in our interview.  She got “bored” in high school, so she started taking diesel technology classes at a nearby community college.  This led her to becoming certified, and then starting full-time work at age 18.

Kelly decided that she needed a backup plan, so she pursued a four year degree in accounting.  She is almost done with that, and she is considering pursuing her CPA for work in later years when she no longer wants to be a mechanic.

In addition to all of this Kelly just received her pilot’s license.  Wow…what an achiever!

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Diesel Mechanics

HIGH SCHOOL: South O’Brien High School; Paullina, Iowa

MASCOT: Wolverine

FFA ADVISOR: Eric Kum

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR KELLY EINCK:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the South O’Brien High School Ag. Department’s website:

Kelly’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: ekumm@soswolverines.org

South O’Brien High School Telephone Number: 712-949-3454

FFA LINKS:

National FFA Organization

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s)

Support FFA 

Donate to FFA – One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000.  In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants.  With your donations, more students can get this head start – pay it forward.

REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:

  • Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food.
  • Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth.
  • Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store:

“Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive.”

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack 

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO!

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OFI 358: Direct Marketing Of Pork | FFA SAE Edition | Matthew Ries | Lomira High School FFA

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INTRODUCING MATTHEW RIES!

Today’s guest is a national finalist in agricultural placement and will be competing at the National FFA Convention this year.  Matthew Ries and his family farm and raise hogs in Lomira, Wisconsin.  They have a very interested model of direct marketing almost all of their pork.  That is upwards of 5,000 head of hogs per year that they sell directly to customers.  Fascinating!

At one point Matthew and his dad had a frank discussion over what Matthew’s strengths were.  They identified that agricultural mechanics were a place that needed work.  So, Matthew enrolled in this program at Fox Valley Technical College and is learning proficiency in that area as well.  What a great strategy!

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Direct Marketing Of Pork

HIGH SCHOOL: Lomira High School; Lomira, Wisconsin

MASCOT: Lions

FFA ADVISOR: Dan Robinson

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR MATTHEW RIES:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Lomira High School Ag. Department’s website:

Matthew’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: drobinson@lomira.k12.wi.us

Lomira High School Telephone Number: (920) 269-4396

FFA LINKS:

National FFA Organization

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s)

Support FFA 

Donate to FFA – One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000.  In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants.  With your donations, more students can get this head start – pay it forward.

REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:

  • Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food.
  • Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth.
  • Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store:

“Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive.”

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack 

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO!

WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS TO “FFA TODAY” ON RURAL RADIO SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 147!  “FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147 Saturdays at 7:30 AM Eastern and Sundays at 6:30 PM Eastern.

Please let RURAL RADIO know that you like hearing us on their channel!  Here is how to contact them and leave feedback:

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OFI 356: How To Run A Beef Stocker Operation….And Much More | FFA SAE Edition | Jake Fanning | Laverne High School FFA

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INTRODUCING JAKE FANNING!

Today we profile another amazing FFA entrepreneur.  Jake Fanning is a finalist for the 2017 Star Farmer Award at the FFA National Convention. I was lucky enough to be assigned to interview him, and I wanted to profile his accomplishments right here for you as well as the radio show “FFA Today”.

Jake is finishing his bachelor’s degree at Oklahoma State University and then heading to law school.  He has already done a ton, and I suspect there is a ton more to come with this young man.

In high school Jake started his own beef stocker operation, building it to the point that he was taking out an over $300,000 operating loan each year.  During this time, in conjunction with his family, he started “The Beef Project“, which is a non-profit designed to help less fortunate folks be able to consume beef and so much more.

When natural disaster struck in 2017 in the form of a wildfire the size of Rhode Island that struck Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, Jake and his family stepped in to help their community.  They were able to raise over $20,000 for wildfire relief.  Jake is an absolutely fantastic young man and is evidence of what is possible when talent and the FFA meet.

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Beef Stocker Operation

HIGH SCHOOL: Laverne High School; Laverne, Oklahoma

MASCOT: Tigers

FFA ADVISOR: Jim Culp

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR JAKE FANNING:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Laverne High School Ag. Department’s website:

The Beef Project Facebook Page: LINK

The Beef Project Website: LINK

Jake’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: LINK

Laverne High School Telephone Number: 580-921-3361

FFA LINKS:

National FFA Organization

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s)

Support FFA 

Donate to FFA – One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000.  In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants.  With your donations, more students can get this head start – pay it forward.

REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:

  • Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food.
  • Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth.
  • Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store:

“Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive.”

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack 

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO!

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OFI 355: Teaching Business Skills In Haiti | FFA SAE Edition | Katrina Pokorny | Waupan High School FFA

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INTRODUCING KATRINA POKORNY!

You might recognize that last name.  I recently featured Katrina’s older brother, Dylon in episode #325.  Both of these young folks are entrepreneurial, and both of them understand how to use their businesses to give back.

What is so interesting about what Katrina is doing is that she is using the bi-products of Dylon’s bee business as the raw materials for her business – Sassy Cats Beeswax.  She is turning the wax into lip balms, etc.  And, she is sourcing other raw materials to make lotions and other products.

Katrina did not stop there however.  This summer she went with her mother to Haiti.  Once she was there she taught other people how to replicate her business, so they could have a way of supporting themselves.  What a great idea and great way to give back!

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Product Production From Beeswax

HIGH SCHOOL: Waupun Area High School; Waupun, Wisconsin

MASCOT: Warriors

FFA ADVISOR: Tari Costello

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR KATRINA POKORNY:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Waupun Area High School Ag. Department’s website:

Katrina’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: tcostello@waupun.k12.wi.us

Waupun Area High School Telephone Number: 920-324-9341

FFA LINKS:

National FFA Organization

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s)

Support FFA 

Donate to FFA – One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000.  In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants.  With your donations, more students can get this head start – pay it forward.

REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:

  • Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food.
  • Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth.
  • Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store:

“Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive.”

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack 

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO!

WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS TO “FFA TODAY” ON RURAL RADIO SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 147!  “FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147 Saturdays at 7:30 AM Eastern and Sundays at 6:30 PM Eastern.

Please let RURAL RADIO know that you like hearing us on their channel!  Here is how to contact them and leave feedback:

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OFI 353: How To Get Started With Custom Farming | FFA SAE Edition | Ty Noble | Kuna High School FFA

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INTRODUCING TY NOBLE!

Our local FFA chapter, the Kuna FFA, has an auction each September to raise funds to send juniors to the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington D.C.  Autumm, Hattie and I go every year and always really enjoy the event.

This year, when the auction was ending I was in line to pay for things I had bid on.  It was going to take a while, so I started a conversation it the woman next to me.  She told me that her son was in the chapter, and he had his own business swathing and baling hay for customers around Kuna.

It turned out that I had met Ty Noble earlier in the evening when I needed a question answered about one of the items up for bid.  Ty and his older brother are partners on a custom haying business.  It is a perfect business for our area where larger farms are being sold and broken into smaller farms.

The owners of these farms still grown grass or alfalfa hay, but their smaller size does not justify the purchase of the necessary equipment to cut and bale the hay.  Enter the custom hay business.  I know from personal experience that in our area it is a seller’s market when it comes to custom haying.  Good for Ty and his brother!

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Custom Hay Production Business

HIGH SCHOOL: Kuna High School, Kuna, Idaho

MASCOT: Kavemen

FFA ADVISOR: Joe Blackstock

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR TY NOBLE:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Kuna High School Ag. Department’s website:

Kuna High School

Ty’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: jblackstock@kunaschools.org

Kuna High School Telephone Number: 208.955.0200

FFA LINKS:

National FFA Organization

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s)

Support FFA 

Donate to FFA – One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000.  In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants.  With your donations, more students can get this head start – pay it forward.

REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:

  • Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food.
  • Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth.
  • Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store:

“Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive.”

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack 

Other Places You Can Listen To Us:

D&B Supply Show

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO! WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS TO “FFA TODAY” ON RURAL RADIO SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 147! “FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147 Saturdays at 7:30 AM Eastern and Sundays at 6:30 PM Eastern. Please let RURAL RADIO know that you like hearing us on their channel!  Here is how to contact them and leave feedback: Email: zacht@rfdtv.com Website:  RuralRadio147.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/RURALRADIO147

 

 

 


OFI 352: How To Become A Meteorologist And Steal My Dreams | FFA SAE Edition | Nathan DeYoung | Shendoah High School FFA

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INTRODUCING NATHAN DEYONG!

I joke in the title of this episode that Nathan is stealing my dreams.  Well, in every joke there is just a little truth, or it’s just not funny.  This young man is doing it all.  He is a finalist for the American Star Award at the National FFA Convention this October in agribusiness.  This is as a result of the agricultural communications and marketing business that he started while in high school, Innovative Communications and Marketing.  He has podcasted, makes videos and designs websites.  

But wait, there’s more!  Nathan also has a love of the weather as I do.  While we were prepping for the interview I told him that I had written a fan letter to a meteorologist named Jill Brown at the “The Weather Channel” while I was in college and received a response lovingly calling me a “weather weanie”.  He followed up that statement by telling me that he had just finished an internship in Atlanta, working for The Weather Channel!

Can you believe it?  I have looked into what it would take to become a meteorologist several times over the past 20 years, and here he is almost done with a degree in meteorology from Ball State University and has already worked at TWC!

Well, it was a thrill to speak with Nathan and find out about his business.  Best of luck to him at the national convention in October!

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Agricultural Communications Entrepreneurship

HIGH SCHOOL: Shenandoah High School; Middletown, Indiana

MASCOT: Raiders

FFA ADVISOR: Caroline Kuhn

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NATHAN DEYOUNG: 

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Shenandoah High School Ag. Department’s website:

Nathan’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: ckuhn@shenandoah.k12.in.us

Shenandoah High School’s Telephone Number: 765-354-6640

FFA LINKS:

National FFA Organization

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s)

Support FFA 

Donate to FFA – One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000.  In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants.  With your donations, more students can get this head start – pay it forward.

REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:

  • Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food.
  • Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth.
  • Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store:

“Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive.”

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack 

Other Places You Can Listen To Us:

D&B Supply Show

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO! WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS TO “FFA TODAY” ON RURAL RADIO SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 147! “FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147 Saturdays at 7:30 AM Eastern and Sundays at 6:30 PM Eastern. Please let RURAL RADIO know that you like hearing us on their channel!  Here is how to contact them and leave feedback: Email: zacht@rfdtv.com Website:  RuralRadio147.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/RURALRADIO147

 

 

 


OFI 350: How To Become Financially Secure By Age 25 | FFA SAE Edition | Austin Nordyke | Hugoton High School FFA

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INTRODUCING AUSTIN NORDYKE!

The title for this episode has probably got you wondering.  Well, I do not write things like that without taking the statement seriously.  Our guest today, Austin Nordyke, has really done this.  I do not mean to say that he is wealthy or has an outrageous standard of living.  However, if he keeps at this pace he will be financially secure by age 25.

Austin is a finalist this year for the award of American Star in Agribusiness at the National FFA Convention.  He is currently studying at Wichita State University.  But the story for this podcast is how this young man knows how to work!

During high school Austin took over a lawn care business from his sister.  Then he started to grow it, and grow it and grow it.  Soon he found himself mowing 55-60 lawns per week, providing other services to his customers, purchasing more and more equipment and employing every member of his family.

If his business was not enough he needed somewhere to put the money he was making.  Instead of putting it all into a pickup, clothing or a big vacation he put it into two appreciating assets.  Austin bought two, rundown houses as rentals.  He and his family spent months fixing up these homes and he just got them on the market recently.

Austin is not even done with college yet.  However, he has a thriving business that he is running as an absentee while he is away.  He also owns two homes that have significant equity due to the low price they were purchased at and all the work he put into them.  And, he has rental income.

Once Austin graduates and gets that first, great job he will already have a nest egg that is will grow in value and cash flow over the next 10 to 20 to 30 years to the point in which he decides that working for somebody else no longer fits him.  At that point his financial security will be set!

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Turf-Grass Management

HIGH SCHOOL: Hugoton High School; Hugoton, Kansas

MASCOT: Eagles

FFA ADVISOR: Les McNally

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR AUSTIN NORDYKE: 

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Hugoton High School Ag. Department’s website:

Austin’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: les.mcnally@usd210.org

Hugoton High School’s Telephone Number: 620.544.4311

FFA LINKS:

National FFA Organization

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s)

Support FFA 

Donate to FFA – One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000.  In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants.  With your donations, more students can get this head start – pay it forward.

REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:

  • Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food.
  • Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth.
  • Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store:

“Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive.”

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack 

Other Places You Can Listen To Us:

D&B Supply Show

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO! WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS TO “FFA TODAY” ON RURAL RADIO SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 147! “FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147 Saturdays at 7:30 AM Eastern and Sundays at 6:30 PM Eastern. Please let RURAL RADIO know that you like hearing us on their channel!  Here is how to contact them and leave feedback: Email: zacht@rfdtv.com Website:  RuralRadio147.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/RURALRADIO147

 

 

 


OFI 349: How To Start A Soil Testing Business | FFA SAE Edition | Logan Loverkamp | Massac County High School FFA

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INTRODUCING LOGAN LOVERKAMP!

In this episode I would like to introduce you to the Illinois State Ag Services Proficiency Award winner, Logan Loverkamp.  Logan has started his own soil testing business, appropriately named “Loverkamp Soil Testing”.  He has already built an extensive business, testing thousands of acres of farmland each season and providing a complete service to his customers.

Logan just graduated from high school this year and now has his sights set on earning an American Degree and a National Star Award in agribusiness.  His incredible knowledge of soils, entrepreneurship and marketing make it seem very likely that we will be hearing about him at the national convention some time in the near future.

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Soil Testing Business

HIGH SCHOOL: Massac County High School; Metropolis, Illinois

MASCOT: Patriots

FFA ADVISOR: Jenny Bergmann & Cody Smith

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR LOGAN LOVERKAMP: 

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Massac High School Ag. Department’s website:

Logan’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: jbergmann@massac.org

Logan’s Email Address: lloverkamp@gmail.com

Massac High School’s Telephone Number: 618.524.3440

FFA LINKS:

National FFA Organization

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s)

Support FFA 

Donate to FFA – One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000.  In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants.  With your donations, more students can get this head start – pay it forward.

REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:

  • Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food.
  • Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth.
  • Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store:

“Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive.”

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack 

Other Places You Can Listen To Us:

D&B Supply Show

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO! WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS TO “FFA TODAY” ON RURAL RADIO SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 147! “FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147 Saturdays at 7:30 AM Eastern and Sundays at 6:30 PM Eastern. Please let RURAL RADIO know that you like hearing us on their channel!  Here is how to contact them and leave feedback: Email: zacht@rfdtv.com Website:  RuralRadio147.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/RURALRADIO147

 

 

 


OFI 347: How To Start A Supply Company In An Area Of Your Expertise | FFA SAE Edition | Audra Montgomery | Carrington High School FFA

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INTRODUCING AUDRA MONTGOMERY!

Audra Montgomery is currently a senior at North Dakota State University but she is still connected to her FFA Chapter at Carrington High School.  Through continuing work with her FFA advisor, Melissa Hansen, she will be receiving her American Degree at the National FFA Convention and is a finalist for the national star in agribusiness this year.  The national star is often referred to as the Heisman Trophy of the FFA, so this is significant!

Audra got to this point by being entrepreneurial.  During her time in high school she started her own business selling supplies for those students showing animals at fairs.  She struck a deal to sell products for Sullivan Supply and called her business “Final Drive Show Supply”.

Her entrepreneurial side took her a long way and may land her on the top of the nation in agribusiness in just a few weeks from the release of this episode.

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Selling Livestock Show Supplies

HIGH SCHOOL: Carrington High School; Carrington, North Dakota & North Dakota State University

MASCOT: Cardinals

FFA ADVISOR: Melissa Hansen

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR AUDRA MONTGOMERY:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Carrington High School Ag. Department’s website:

Audra’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: melissa.hansen@k12.nd.us

Carrington High School’s Telephone Number: 701.652.3136

FFA LINKS:

National FFA Organization

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s)

Support FFA 

Donate to FFA – One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000.  In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants.  With your donations, more students can get this head start – pay it forward.

REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:

  • Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food.
  • Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth.
  • Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store:

“Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive.”

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack 

Other Places You Can Listen To Us:

D&B Supply Show

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO! WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS TO “FFA TODAY” ON RURAL RADIO SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 147! “FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147 Saturdays at 7:30 AM Eastern and Sundays at 6:30 PM Eastern. Please let RURAL RADIO know that you like hearing us on their channel!  Here is how to contact them and leave feedback: Email: zacht@rfdtv.com Website:  RuralRadio147.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/RURALRADIO147

 

 

 


OFI 346: Swimming And Selling Sweet Corn Makes For A Healthy SAE | FFA SAE Edition | Tanner Pearson | Delphi High School FFA

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INTRODUCING TANNER PEARSON!

Our guest today has big aspirations and I bet he makes it.  Tanner Pearson just graduated from Delphi High School last June.  Now he is attending Ball State University in Muncy, Indiana.

During high school Tanner operated two businesses: sweet corn sales and private swimming lessons.  His experience on the swimming team and his grandmother’s swimming pool gave him what he needed for this business.  His family’s sweet corn farm and roadside stand gave him what he needed for the other.  Did I mention that he partnered with his identical twin brother who is the Indiana State FFA Treasurer?

Now Tanner is prepped to seek his American Degree.  He also has been a section star winner for his swimming business.  He has aspirations of national star at some point as well.

I hope you enjoy getting to know Tanner Pearson.

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Sweet Corn Sales and Private Swimming Lessons

HIGH SCHOOL: Delphi High School FFA; Delphi, Indiana

MASCOT: Oracles

FFA ADVISOR: Doug Walker

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR TANNER PEARSON:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Delphi High School Ag. Department’s website:

Tanner”s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: walkerd@delphi.k12.in.us

Tanner High School’s Telephone Number: (765) 564-3481

FFA LINKS:

National FFA Organization

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s)

Support FFA 

Donate to FFA – One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000.  In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants.  With your donations, more students can get this head start – pay it forward.

REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:

  • Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food.
  • Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth.
  • Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store:

“Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive.”

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack 

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