State FFA Convention


March 27, 2015 – (Billings) Russell Nemetz spoke today with Tracy Zeorian the Executive Director of US Custom Harvesters, Inc. Tracy discussed the fuel tank exemption bill and urged listeners to call their senators and representatives and ask them to cosponsor S654 & HR1267.

US Custom Harvesters featured their new documentary Great American Wheat at the MT State FFA trade show.

March 27, 2015 – 9:45am – At the MT state FFA convention in Billings, State FFA Secretary Neela Andres from Missoula discusses the achievements of Montana FFA on the national level. Montana has continued to increase and retain its members and has even received national recognition for its success.

March 26, 2015 – 1:31pm – Gardiner FFA Advisor Lori Hoppe spoke with Lane Nordlund on behalf of the Gardiner FFA Chapter who took a very special photo which went viral earlier this year. 

Lori said that her students came up with idea for the photo after becoming frustrated with the identify of the organization being perceived as “only for farmers and ranchers.” So, P.J. Thomas came up with the idea of the photo including students dressed in various identities and teams in which they take part such as volleyball, basketball and FFA.  Taylor Manry then came up with the slogan “United by Diversity”, which was selected by the chapter.

The Gardiner FFA chapter has only been around for 2 years and is in a part of the state with little production agriculture and a large amount of natural resources. Thus, Lori explained that it is essential for kids to understand that agriculture takes many different forms.

Gardiner FFA has the photo featured in their booth here at the MT State FFA Convention.


March 16 – 10:47am 

Lane Nordlund interviewed Allie Nelson, State 2nd Vice President from outside of Great Falls. Each state officer team selects a theme, and this year's selected “Invest in Success”. This program refers to investing in students, community, and the future.


March 26, 2105 – 10:00 AM – National FFA President, Andy Paul from Georgia attended the Montana State FFA Convention in Billings, MT this week. Northern Ag Network's, Lane Nordland talked to Andy about the importance of FFA and the growth of the organization in Montana. 






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