National FFA Organization Names 2019 New Century Farmers

This summer, 36 FFA members have been selected to participate in the 2019 New Century Farmer conference in Indianapolis. This exclusive, highly competitive program develops young men and women committed to pursuing a career in production agriculture.

Participants will take part in an intensive seminar July 7-12 and hear from industry experts during a series of workshops and sessions. New Century Farmers will learn ways to overcome common challenges faced by farmers and how they can grow personally and professionally. They will also learn how to profit from value-added products, how to utilized emerging technology, and how to network with other agriculturists.

Corteva AgriScienceā„¢, Case IH, CHS Foundation, Farm Credit, Nutrien Ag Solutions and media partner Successful Farming sponsor the New Century Farmer conference. The program is designed to provide participants with valuable skills and knowledge applicable to their farm/ranch operations. In addition, participants build a network of colleagues to access throughout their careers.

The 2019 New Century Farmers are:

California

Lauren LeGrande

Bailee Nelson

Jonathon Porter

Connecticut

Maggi Anstett

Megan Davenport

Georgia

Ian Bennett

Idaho

Emma Ellsworth

Kentucky

Jacob Mattingly

John Wood

Missouri

Dallas Kleiboeker Donell Kleiboeker

Amber Legore

Luke Luttrull

Colter Scheible

Emmett Scheible

Austin Stanton

Katie Wantland

Montana

Jordan Grindheim

Katelin Aisenbrey

Nebraska

Hannah Borg

New Mexico

Caleb McCall

Ohio

Robert Christman

Carley Coppler

Lauren Grover

Tanner Matthews

Oregon

Kourtney Lehman

South Dakota

Jonathan Linke

Jacob Rausch

Tennessee

KayLee Robinson

Utah

Oakley Smith

Virginia

Wade Reiter

Washington

Katherine Smith

Nicholas Schultheis

Wisconsin

Rachel Damm

Emily Matzke

Samuel Peetz

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