OFI 126: Montana FFA Convention | 3 Great Days Of Speaking And Interviewing Students

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This episode is a little bit different than my normal shows.  I was in Bozeman, Montana for the Montana FFA Convention.  During my time there I had the pleasure of interviewing the below six students.  What a great bunch of students and agricultural educators the State of Montana has!  I hope you enjoy hearing the enthusiasm in their voices and how well spoken each of them was.



Tyler Lee

Tyler Lee – Denton High School; Denton, Montana

Supervised Agricultural Experience: Grain Production

Mascot: Bearcats

FFA Advisor: Casey Willmore; cwillmore@metnet.mt.

Kendall Carpenter Kendall Carpenter – Denton High School; Denton, Montana                       

 Supervised Agricultural Experience: Grain Production

 Mascot: Bearcats

 FFA Advisor: Casey Willmore; cwillmore@metnet.mt.gov


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Sierra Osborne

 Sierra Osborne – Sidney High School; Sidney, Montana

 Supervised Agricultural Experience: Sheep Production

Mascot: Eagles

FFA Advisor: Ted Fulgham; tfulgham@sidney.k12.mt.us



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Saralyn Standley – Big Sky High School; Missoula, MontanaSaralynn Standley

Supervised Agricultural Experience: Diversified Livestock and Crop Production

Mascot: Eagles

FFA Advisor: Tom Andres; tjandres@mcps.k12.mt.us



 Natalie Natalie ArnottArnott – Big Sky High School; Missoula, Montana

Supervised Agricultural Experience: Multi-Species Livestock Production

Mascot: Eagles

FFA Advisor: Tom Andres; tjandres@mcps.k12.mt.us



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 Justin Cape – Colstrip High School; Colstrip, MontanaJustin Cape

Supervised Agricultural Experience: Cattle Production

Mascot: Colts

FFA Advisor: Jewel Davenport; jewel.davenport@colstrip.k12.mt.us


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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.


  • 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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