OFI 383: Starting Your Own Diesel Service Business….In High School | FFA SAE Edition | Jarod Arnold | Adair High School FFA

SHOW NOTES

INTRODUCING JAROD ARNOLD!

What were you doing in high school?  I had a part-time job, was hanging out with my friends and playing baseball.  I probably had a pretty normal high school experience compared to most students in the United States.  However, I was not in the FFA.

FFA students continue to amaze me, and today’s guest is no exception.  Jarod Arnold starting to learn about repairing and maintaining diesel engines from his father and uncle as a young man.  And, he began his SAE experience in a placement SAE working for them in their shop.

However, as time went on and his experience grew he decided to strike out on his own.  So, as a teenager Jarod decided to start his own service business.  So now Jarod has his own service truck, and he goes to farmer’s homes and shops to service and repair their tractors and other equipment.  Unbelievable!

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Diesel Mechanics

HIGH SCHOOL: Adair High School; Adair, Oklahoma

MASCOT: Warriors

FFA ADVISOR: Devin DeLozier

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR JAROD ARNOLD:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Adair High School FFA website:

Jarod’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: ddelozier@adairschools.org

Adair High School’s Telephone Number: 918.785.2424

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

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OFI 382: How To Major In Hunting | FFA SAE Edition | Cordell Waggoner | Haven High School FFA

SHOW NOTES

INTRODUCING CORDELL WAGGONER!

Our guest today loves to hunt and loves to be around hunting.  When it comes to his future career he is the exception, not the rule.  He is the rare person who has known his passion since he was a young boy.  And, he is pursuing it to the fullest.

Cordell Waggoner is the hunter I am talking about.  What is so impressive about Cordell is that he found the FFA, and it gave him the perfect opportunity to do something for school that would further his involvement in hunting.  For his SAE he raises and sells pheasants for upland game hunting outfitters.

This business gave Cordell the idea that he could work in his passion as a career when he was done with school.  However, college was next, and what was he going to study that would make it even more possible for him to follow his passion?  After researching and thinking about how to make this work Cordell decided to major in tourism and hospitality management.  He has found the perfect major that will combine everything that he already knows about hunting with the ability to work with clients and provide them with great hunting experiences.

I love how Cordell was able to think outside the box and come up with a creative major to further his interests!

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Pheasant Production

HIGH SCHOOL: Haven High School; Haven, Kansas

MASCOT: Wildcats

FFA ADVISOR: Corineah Williams

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR CORDELL WAGGONER:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Haven High School FFA website:

Cordell’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: cwilliams@havenschools.com

Haven High School’s Telephone Number: (620) 465-3445

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 380: How To Find Your Niche And Farm | FFA SAE Edition | Blake Kirchoff | Superior High School FFA

SHOW NOTES

INTRODUCING BLAKE KIRCHOFF!

The FFA is unbelievable, and this week just proves that.  My two FFA guests this week have to be two of the most incredible students in the country.  Both are in their first year of college now, and I cannot think of another organization in the country that kind attract raw talent like this, develop it and put it on display.

Blake Kirchoff is the second guest of this week to blow me away.  Following Eric Porter in episode #379 is not easy to do, but Blake is up to the task.

At age 14 Blake started his SAE in FFA.  He wanted to do something that was all his own.  So, in spite of the fact that his father and grandfather were experienced row crop farmers, he decided to start a custom hay swathing business.  He chose this because nobody in his family knew anything about it, so he had to learn it all on his own.  In his words, this gave him the opportunity to test his abilities.

Blake also discovered a niche in his community.  Nobody was baling small bales of hay any more and researched whether or not anyone could use them any longer.  His research showed him that his hunch was correct, and he started baling small bales.  Now he is pairing up farmers with too many small bales with folks who need them.  His idea worked!

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Custom Swathing Business

HIGH SCHOOL: Superior High School; Superior, Nebraska

MASCOT: Wildcats

FFA ADVISOR: Seth Going

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR BLAKE KIRCHOFF:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Superior High School FFA website:

Blake’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: sgoing@superiorwildcats.org

Superior High School’s Telephone Number: 402-879-3257

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 379: Overcoming Obstacles With The FFA | FFA SAE Edition | Eric Porter | Lake Forest High School FFA

SHOW NOTES

INTRODUCING ERIC PORTER!

Eric Porter is an unbelievable entrepreneur, overcoming overwhelming odds and he gives the FFA a lot of the credit for his great attitude.

Eric has a natural entrepreneurial spirit, and through his FFA experience at Lake Forest High School he started a landscaping business and was doing great with it.  Then, last spring, while he was going to a job site a vehicle collided with him, paralyzing him from the waste down.  Eric credits this incident with helping him to figure out what his life’s purpose is, and this just happened in April of 2017.

Eric is making great progress on getting the use of his legs back.  He cannot operate his landscaping business any longer.  But that has not stopped him.  Now he has started the “porterstrongproject” selling hats and clothing.  The Porter Strong Project is a non-profit organization, and he is using the proceeds from what he is doing to help other people who are paralyzed and in wheel chairs.

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: The PorterStrongProject

HIGH SCHOOL: Lake Forest High School FFA

MASCOT: Spartans

FFA ADVISOR: Lindsey Saxton

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ERIC PORTER:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Lake Forest High School FFA website:

Eric’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: Lindsey.bethard@lf.k12.de.us

Eric’s Email Address: porterstrongproject@outlook.com

Lake Forest High School’s Telephone Number: (302) 284-9291

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 377: How To Teach Pride Of Ownership To Your Kids | FFA SAE Edition | Makenna Greenwald | Torrington-Lingle FFA

SHOW NOTES

INTRODUCING MAKENNA GREENWALD!

Our guest today has been learning a lot about responsibility and business for several years already.  When Makenna Greenwald was just 11 years old her dad set she and her sister up with a swather and got them going in their own business.  However, he did not just buy it for them, he helped them develop a plan in which they would buy the machine with their profits. 

Fast foward to today.  Makenna is now studying agricultural business and marketing at the University of Wyoming.  She is the former chapter president of the Torrington-Lingle FFA Chapter in Lingle, Wyoming, and she still has her own custom swathing business.

Makenna has a passion for agriculture, and she is highly motivated to share that passion when she completes her agricultural degrees from the University of Wyoming.

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Custom Swathing Business

HIGH SCHOOL: Lingle High School; Lingle, Wyoming

MASCOT: Bull Doggers

FFA ADVISOR: Jason Groene

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR MAKENNA GREENWALD:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Torrington-Lingle FFA website:

Makenna’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: jgroene@goshen1.org

Lingle High School’s Telephone Number: (307) 837-2296

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 376: Building Your Farming Enterprise, Starting At Age 8! | FFA SAE Edition | Jaclynn Knutson | Viborg Hurley High School FFA

SHOW NOTES

INTRODUCING JACLYNN KNUTSON!

Today I am proud to introduce you to Jaclynn Knutson.  Jaclynn is currently studying agricultural communications at South Dakota State University.  She was formerly the president of her high school FFA chapter at Viborg Hurley High School in Viborg, South Dakota.

Starting at age 8 Jaclynn was introduced to raising her own livestock with her first sheep.  Since then she has been building her herd and buying her own land!  She now owns several acres of land to run her sheep on and is building an impressive enterprise in South Dakota.

Jaclynn is raising animals on and farming well over 100 acres now.  She was recently recognized as a proficiency winner in entrepreneurship at the FFA’s national convention.

And by the way, her school has the coolest image I’ve ever seen on a school’s website before…see below!

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Livestock Production

HIGH SCHOOL: Viborg Hurley High School; Viborg, South Dakota

MASCOT: Cougars

FFA ADVISOR: John Rist

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR JACLYNN KNUTSON:

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

Jaclynn’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: LINK

Viborg Hurley High School’s Telephone Number: (605) 766-5418

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 374: How To Develop Your Own Niche Crop | FFA SAE Edition | Myles Getto | Churchill County High School FFA

SHOW NOTES

INTRODUCING MYLES GETTO!

“Riches Are In The Niches” is a common saying you hear when you study entrepreneurship.  For the most part that is true.  Our guest today is involved in a niche product that took foresight and innovation to start growing in the United States.  Whether or not it will bring riches or if that was ever even a consideration is probably not part of the conversation here.  What is part of the conversation is the family legacy started by Myles Getto’s father that Myles is carrying forward today.

Myles and his father are growing teff, a grain known primarily to Africa.  The entire process has been a learning experience.  There is no equipment manufactured for harvesting teff, so how to effectively harvest it had to be figured out through trial and error.  Distribution is a challenge, and so is marketing.  However, Myles and his father know they have a winner, and they are developing markets for this unique grain.

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Speciality Crop Production

HIGH SCHOOL: Churchill County High School; Fallon, Nevada

MASCOT: The Green Wave

FFA ADVISOR: Chris Hadley

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR MYLES GETTO:

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

Myle’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address:  ottt@churchillcsd.com

Churchill County High School’s Telephone Number: 775-423-2181

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 373: How To Flip Horses For Profit | FFA SAE Edition | Martje Plaggemeyer | Sweet Grass County High School FFA

SHOW NOTES

INTRODUCING MARTJE PLAGGEMEYER!

Have you ever heard an idea and thought, “Oh yeah…why didn’t I think of that?”  When Martje Plaggemeyer told me about “flipping horses” my reaction was “of course!”  I know about flipping cars, flipping houses and even flipping farms, but I have never considered flipping horses.  When Martje explained it made perfect sense.

Martje is from Montana, is a rodeo competitor and a horse aficionado. What else is needed?  What a great life she is on her way to.  She is currently studying at Miles City Junior College in Eastern Montana where she competes on the rodeo team.

Martje is off to a great start, and now we just need to get her to the ocean!

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Training And Selling Horses

HIGH SCHOOL: Sweet Grass County High School; Big Timber, Montana

MASCOT: Herders

FFA ADVISOR: Casey & Geneva Lunceford

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR MARTJE PLAGGEMEYER:

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

Martje’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: luncefordc@sgchs.com

Sweet Grass County High School’s Telephone Number: 406.932.5993

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 371: How To Start And Grow A Custom T-Shirt Business | FFA SAE Edition | Vance Curtis | Worland High School FFA

SHOW NOTES

INTRODUCING VANCE CURTIS!

Our guest today will not be able to listen to this episode.  At least, he won’t for the next eight weeks.

I was fortunate enough to catch Vance Curtis right before he reported to the Air Force to begin his basic training.  Vance just completed high school last June in Worland, Wyoming where he won the regional star award in agribusiness.  Vance started “Curtis Custom” a few years ago, and he grew it into a significant business.

Vance has now decided to serve our country in the Air Force and has his eyes on a construction job in the service.  I can only imagine the places Vance will go to build airstrips and bases.  I hope you enjoy getting to know this great young man.

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Custom Signs And T-Shirt Business

HIGH SCHOOL: Worland High School; Worland, Wyoming

MASCOT: Warriors

FFA ADVISOR: Grace Godfrey

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR VANCE CURTIS:

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

Vance’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: ggodfrey@wsh1.k12.wy.us

Worland High School’s Telephone Number: (307) 347-2412

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 370: The Bovine College Savings Plan | FFA SAE Edition | Abbey Dunn | Corvallis High School FFA

SHOW NOTES

INTRODUCING ABBEY DUNN!

Meet the 2017 Montana Star in agribusiness, Abbey Dunn.  Abbey has been raising her own cattle since she was 11 years old.  Her parents helped her get started, and then through her work and reinvestment she built the herd over the next seven years.  When it came time for college she sold the herd back to her parents as a means for paying tuition, etc. at Montana State University.

Along the way Abbey ran into some bumps and bruises.  She bought a heifer that turned out to have a genetic abnormality.  The heifer ultimately had to be put down, and she was a total loss.  Abbey had really been banking on this heifer helping her to improve the genetics in her herd.  Instead she ended up culling half of her herd.  This happened when she was 14, and she has been able to recover ultimately to become the star award winner for the State of Montana.

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Beef Production

HIGH SCHOOL: Corvallis High School; Corvallis, Oregon

MASCOT: Blue Devils

FFA ADVISOR: Brandon Braaten

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ABBEY DUNN:

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

Abbey’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: brandonb@corvallis.k12.mt.us

Corvallis High School’s Telephone Number: (406) 961-3201

FFA LINKS:

National FFA Organization

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s)

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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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