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National FFA Convention & Expo

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Wisconsin FFA Results

Congratulations to the following FFA members, advisors and chapters in the areas of Stars, Proficiencies, Agriscience Fair, National Chapter and more!
National FFA Central Region Vice President - Cortney Zimmerman

National FFA Advisor - Cheryl Zimmerman

American Star Farmer Finalist Emily Makos, Juda FFA
National Proficiency Award Finalists
Agricultural Education – Ben McMeeken, Slinger FFA
Agricultural Processing - Ethan Meissner, Marshfield FFA*
Dairy Production - Placement – Randall Winch, Fennimore FFA
Diversified Horticulture – Ashley Warren, Weyauwega-Fremont FFA
Nursery Operations – Olivia Bramstedt, Howards Grove FFA
Specialty Animal Production – Ashley Johnson, Weyauwega-Fremont FFA
We also had 12 Gold, 16 Silver and 3 Bronze recipients.
*National Winner
National Chapter Awards
Three Star Chapters Badger, Big Foot, Columbus, DeForest, Denmark, Elkhorn, Freedom, Kewaskum, Manawa, Marshall, Slinger, Stanley-Boyd, Thorp, Waupaca, Waupun, Weyauwega-Fremont
Two Star Chapters Bonduel, Clintonville, Dodgeland, Granton, Kiel, Lodi, Prairie Farm, Reedsburg, River Ridge 
Wisconsin American FFA Degree – 128 Recipients
Section 1: Ashland, Flambeau, Osceola 
Section 2: Cadott, Ellsworth, Menomonie 
Section 3: Cashton, Cochrane-Fountain City, De Soto, GET, Tomah, Viroqua, Wonewoc-Center
Section 4: Potosi, River Ridge, River Valley, Shullsburg 
Section 5: Cambridge, Edgerton, Evansville, Juda, Milton, Monroe, Mt. Horeb, Parkview, Wisconsin Heights Section 6: Baraboo, Columbus, Laconia, Mauston, Montello, Portage, Randolph Cambria-Friesland, Rio, Sauk Prairie,  Tri-County, Waupun, Westfield 
Section 7: Amherst, Auburndale, Granton, Marshfield, Medford, Owen-Withee, Spencer 
Section 8: Freedom, Oconto Falls, Pulaski, Seymour, Waupaca, Weyauwega-Fremont, Winneconne
Section 9: Bay Port, Denmark, Green Bay East, Kiel, Luxemburg-Casco, Plymouth, Random Lake
Section 10: Big Foot, Campbellsport, Dodgeland, Jefferson, Kewaskum, Lake Mills, Lomira, Mayville, Slinger, Union  Grove, Waterford 
*States Announced in REVERSE Alphabetical Order

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Honorary American Degree Recipients
Mike Sabel, Retired, Auburndale
Linda Sattler, FFA Advisor - Rosendale High School
Dennis Uppena, Retired, Cassville
Michelle Wetzel, Beloit
Jody and Eric Makos, Juda Mark
Cheryl Zimmerman, Spencer

Distinguished Service Citation 
Case IH, Racine

National FFA Delegate - Henry Koerner, Big Foot FFA
National FFA Nominating Committee - Joe Schlies, Denmark FFA 
National FFA Officer Candidate- Top 20 Candidate- Ben Styer, Menomonie FFA

National FFA Band, Chorus and Talent 
Band – Vaida Goplin, Whitehall FFA; Mary Lewandowski, Wittenberg-Birnamwood FFA; Allison Loosen, Slinger FFA;  Emily Skala, Pulaski FFA; Mark Wanek, Denmark FFA 

Chorus – Lillian Cook, Rio FFA; Simone Cook, Rio FFA; Emma Freeman, Rio FFA; Aiden Kelly, Ellsworth FFA;  Devin Klomsten, Whitehall FFA, Makenna Kunz, Waupun FFA; Hannah Nelson, Denmark FFA 

Talent – Zachary Graham, Platteville FFA 

National Agriscience Fair National Finalists 
Environmental Services and Natural Resource Systems - Div. 1 – Jonah Henningfeld, Big Foot FFA, Silver- 10th Place
Environmental Services and Natural Resource Systems - Div. 3 – Joseph Reimer, New Auburn FFA, Silver- 10th Place
Environmental Services and Natural Resource Systems - Div. 6 – Katie Reimer and Cole Pederson, New Auburn FFA, Gold- 5th Place
Food Products and Processing Systems - Div. 2 – Allison Moos and Lily Lemmons, New Auburn FFA, Silver- 5th Place
Food Products and Processing Systems - Div. 5 – Grace Mansell, St. Croix Central FFA, Gold- 2nd Place
Plant Systems - Div. 1 – Whittney Gotham, New Auburn FFA, Gold- 3rd Place
Plant Systems - Div. 3 – Jordan Berg, Granton FFA, Gold- 6th Place
Plant Systems - Div. 5 - Clare Viau, Stevens Point FFA, Gold- 1st Place
Plant Systems - Div. 6 – Kylee Traaseth and Madison Church, New Auburn FFA
Power, Structural and Technical Systems - Div. 1 – Joseph Peterson, Bloomer FFA, Silver- 7th Place
Power, Structural and Technical Systems - Div. 4 – Andrew Gotham and Stanley Lang, New Auburn FFA, Silver- 6th Place
Social Science - Div. 1 – Jackson Dahlke, Adams-Friendship FFA, Silver- 7th Place
Social Science - Div. 2 – Reid Henningfeld and Elijah Henningfeld, Big Foot FFA, Silver 10th Place

National FFA Career Development Event and Leadership Development Event Participants
Ag. Communications: Shullsburg FFA, Bronze Ag Issues: East Troy FFA, Bronze
Ag. Sales: East Troy FFA, Bronze Ag. Technology & Mechanical Systems: Kiel FFA, Silver
Agronomy: River Ridge FFA, Bronze Conduct of Chapter Meetings: Marshfield FFA, Silver
Creed Speaking: Eric Allen, Denmark FFA, Bronze Dairy Cattle Management/Evaluation: Marshfield FFA, Gold- 4th Place
Dairy Handler: Courtney Glenna, Amery FFA, Silver Employment Skills: Amy Jentges, Random Lake FFA, Gold
Environmental Science/Natural Resources: Sun Prairie FFA, Silver Extemp Speaking: Ethan Jackowski, Big Foot FFA, Bronze
Farm Business Management: New London FFA, Silver Floriculture: Shullsburg FFA, Silver
Food Science and Technology: Slinger FFA, Silver Forestry: Marshfield FFA, Bronze
Horse Evaluation: OPEN Livestock Evaluation: Mineral Point FFA, Silver
Marketing Plan: Dodgeland FFA, Bronze Meat Evaluation and Technology: Pardeeville FFA, Bronze
Milk Quality and Products: Milton FFA, Silver Nursery and Landscape: Green Bay Preble FFA, Bronze
Parliamentary Procedure: Menomonie FFA, Silver Poultry Evaluation: Brillion FFA, Silver
Prepared Speaking: Kate Davis, Oregon FFA, Bronze Veterinary Science: New London FFA, Gold

National Delegate Issues - The following issues were considered by the delegates at the National FFA Convention.
1. Delegate Voice Equalization Committee 
2. Strengthening Workforce Connection Committee 
3. Conduct Standards Implementation Committee 
4. Agricultural Education Delivery Empowerment Committee 
5. Membership Experience Improvement Committee 
6. SAE and AFNR Alignment Committee

National Convention Delegate Business Session Update
  • The Constitutional Amendment passed to allow grades 5th through 12th grade to be members of the National FFA Organization.
  • The dues and affiliated membership fee passed and will not increase for the 2023-2024 school year.  
All committee reports and items of business will go to the National FFA Board of Directors in January/February for review. More updates will be provided as final committee reports are shared.

Thank you to all advisors and members for your input to the state officers as they represented our Association in conducting the business of the National FFA Organization.
October 26-29, 2022
Indianapolis Convention Center
Indianapolis, IN