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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