New Century Farmers

The National FFA Organization has named 49 individuals from 26 states to participate in the 2014 New Century Farmer Program.

The exclusive, highly competitive program develops young men and women committed to pursuing a career in production agriculture.

The 2014 participants will be in Johnstown, Iowa for a seminar July 13-19 that will include topics ranging from the global marketplace, to farm financing, demographic trends and risk management. The New Century Farmers will also spend time outside the classroom experiencing the latest developments in agricultural technology.

Those selected include:

ARKANSAS: Benjamin Thompson of Everton

ARIZONA: Moriah Jacobs of Litchfield Park

CALIFORNIA: Aric Barcellos of Los Banos, Jaclyn Cubillas of Hacienda Heights and Nicholas Martin of Patterson

COLORADO: Mary Lenz of Holyoke

GEORGIA: Cole Roper and Christopher Whitworth, of Royston

IOWA: Donald Conway of Melrose, Andrew Luzum of Decorah, Janae Mogler of Alvord and Robert Trumm of Cascade

IDAHO: Samuel Hoffman of Moscow and Justin Lake and Anna Pratt of Blackfoot

ILLINOIS: Wesley DeClercq of Hillsdale

INDIANA: Amy Burbrink of North Vernon, Cole Goodman of Waynetown and Paul Clayton Michael-Butler of Mulberry

KANSAS: Garet Koester of Concordia and Andrea Mattas of Wilson

KENTUCKY: Brian Chism of Brandenburg and Benjamin Ryan of Elizabethtown

MINNESOTA: Andrew Krause of Buffalo, Jared Krieger of Kerkhoven, Tim Rasmussen of Rothsay and David VanKlompenburg of Montevideo

MISSOURI: Brenda Arnold of Drexel, Aaron Edwards of Salisbury and Amanda Holder of Point Lookout

MONTANA: Karoline Rose of Three Forks

NORTH CAROLINA: Hunter Stevenson of Elizabeth City

NORTH DAKOTA: Mitchel Lacher of Christine and Justin Zahradka of Lawton

NEW JERSEY: Levi Gibbs of Andover

NEW YORK: Adam Eick of Medina

OHIO: Aaron Clark of Millersburg, Kelli Hartman of Wilmington, Niles McGuire of Germantown, Austin Mikesell of New Madison and Charles Miller of Washington Court House

OREGON: Hana Cooper of Monument

RHODE ISLAND: Lauren Woloohojian of West Greenwich

SOUTH DAKOTA: Andrew Rausch of Hoven

TENNESSEE: Derek Giffin of Union City and Michaela Slagle of Johnson City

UTAH: Casey Major of Avon

VIRGINIA: Johnathan Foltz of Edinburg

WISCONSIN: Emma Waterworth of Fall River

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