Mission Valley FFA
Congratulation so Kelly Hoelting and John Bergin for receiving the National Association of Agricultural Educators Outstanding Middle/ Secondary Agricultural Education Program Award, that was given at the NAAE annual convention in Las Vegas on November 30.
Mission Valley FFA was given an official send off to the National Convention in Indianapolis, IN. We wish them the best of luck!!!
**Mission Valley was named the Kansas Association of Agriculture Educators Outstanding Agriculture Education program in the state of Kansas.
**John Bergin and Kelly Hoelting both won many awards in the Ideas Unlimited divisions..each winning 1st in at least 1 category.
**The New Horizons for Youth Foundation (through the Dover Community Foundation) has awarded $1000 in local SAE grants to 6 Mission Valley FFA members. The local winners are Keith Jones, Jesse Bruner, Rob Phillips, Cohle Phillips, Adam McGinley, and Christen Radamacher.
4 National SAE Grant Winners, each winning $1,000--most in Kansas, 2nd in the nation.
Rebekah Cain--goat production
Seth Rudeen--bee production
Caleb Hinck--wildlife management
Cody Kealy--bee production
1 State SAE Grant Winner--$500
Sam Gleason--Swine Production
**13 FFA members receive the Cargill Blue jacket grant. This is the most we have ever had, and the most to any chapter in Kansas.
Winners--Clay Phillips, Paula Taylor, Sarah Tennison, Lizzy Anderson, Brandon Hittle, C.J. Jones, Brent Coats, Jesse Bruner, Caleb Hinck, Chase Parks, Chris Anderson, Daylee Logan and Keith Jones.
Mary & Dan Daniel nominated the FFA for the $2500 Monsanto Communities that Grow grant. Tyler Phillips and Emily Schwant traveled to the Topeka Farm Show to be a part of the presentation.