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Friday, June 4, 2010

Thank you to our sponsors!

The Kansas FFA Association would like to express our deepest gratitude to all those who make what we do possible. Our conferences, developmental programs and functioning of the association would not be possible with the support of our generous sponsors. It is because of you that FFA members are able to develop into young passionate leaders of the agricultural industry. Thank you for everything that you give.

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5 Star - $10,000 - up

Cargill Meat Solutions, Wichita, KS
  • “Genuinely Better” Scholarships
  • Meats Evaluation and Technology CDE
  • State Conference for Chapter Leaders
  • State Officer Leadership Program
  • Blue Jacket Program
Farm Credit Associations of Kansas
  • Agricultural Service Proficiency Award
  • National Chapter Award - Community Development
  • State Convention Leadership Workshop
  • Stars Over Kansas Video Production
  • Stars Luncheon
ICM, Inc., Colwich, KS
  • Blue and Gold Celebration
  • Ag Issues CDE
  • State Star in Agribusiness
  • General Fund
Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, Manhattan, KS
  • Individual Chapter Grants
  • State Star in Ag Placement
  • Teacher Mentoring
  • Kansas John Deere Dealers
  • Gator Giveaway
  • General Fund
K-State College of Agriculture, Manhattan, KS
  • Convention Laser Light Show
  • District Officers Conference
  • Executive Committee Host
  • State Career Development Events
  • State FFA Officer Program
Midwest Ford Dealers Association, Overland Park, KS
  • Scholarships
  • WLC Scholarships
  • Environmental Science & Natural Resource Management Proficiency Award
Toyota Motor Sales, Kansas City, MO
  • Tundra Truck

4 Star - $2,500 - $9,999

AgMark, LLC, Beloit, KS
Farm Business Management CDE, General Fund

Bayer Animal Health, Shawnee Mission, KS
State Convention Title Sponsor, General Fund

CHS Foundation, Inner Grove Heights, MN
Home and/or Community Development Proficiency Award, Parliamentary Procedure CDE, Convention Keynote Speaker, State Officer Leadership Program

Crader Distributing Co., Marble Hill, MO
Nursery/ Landscape CDE, Scholarships, General Fund

Greater Kansas City Ford Dealers, Kansas City, KS
Scholarships

Tom Hemmer, Salina, KS
General Fund

Doug and Nancy Hofbauer, Manhattan, KS
Floriculture Proficiency Award, General Fund

Kansas Association of Ethanol Processors, Topeka, KS
E10 Unleaded Fuel Grant, General Fund

Kansas Bankers Association – Ag Bankers Division, Topeka, KS
Convention Career Show, Delegate Luncheon

Kansas Crop Improvement Association, Manhattan, KS
Diversified Crop Production – Placement Proficiency Award, Scholarship, Teacher Mentoring

Kansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc., Topeka, KS
State FFA Degree Awards

Krause Corporation, Hutchinson, KS
Scholarships, General Fund

Orscheln Industries Foundation, Inc., Moberly, MO
Scholarships

Rabo Agrifinance – Van Dewey, Wichita, KS
Job Interview Career Development Event, General Fund

RiverStar Farms, Weslaco, TX
Teacher Mentoring, General Fund 

Roman Catholic Diocese of Salina, Salina, KS
Extemporaneous Public Speaking CDE, Prepared Public Speaking CDE

Seitz Gift Fruit, Fredericksburg, TX
General Fund, Fruit Production Proficiency Award

United Bank and Trust, Marysville, KS
State Star Farmer

3 Star – ($1,000 - $2,499)

Cereal Food Processors, Mission Woods
Keynote Speaker

Harris Crop Insurance/Kevin and Rosemary Harris, Abilene
Sheep Production Proficiency Award, General Fund

Heritage Tractor, Inc., Baldwin City
Proficiency Awards, John Deere Gator Program, General Fund

Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association, Topeka
Agronomy CDE

Kansas Association of Agricultural Educators
Teacher Mentoring

Kansas Beef Council, Topeka
Diversified Livestock Production – Placement Proficiency Award

Kansas FFA Alumni Association
Creed Speaking CDE

Kansas Grain & Feed Association, Topeka
Agronomy CDE

Kansas Pork Producers Council, Manhattan
Swine Production Proficiency Awards

Kansas Soybean Commission, Topeka
Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production Proficiency Award, General Fund

Kansas Wheat Commission, Manhattan
Grain Production Proficiency Awards

Taylor Communications, Inc./KFRM Radio, Clay Center
Agricultural Communications CDE

Kennedy and Coe, Salina
Convention Kick-Off Speaker

Phillip Kingston Memorial
General Fund

Bob and Kay Lee, Garden City
General Fund

Rick Malir, Dublin, OH
National Officer Scholarship, Jim Patry Scholarship

McPherson County Feeders, McPherson
Beef Production – Entrepreneurship and Diversified Livestock Production – Entrepreneurship Proficiency Awards, General Fund

Casey & Tammy Niemann, Waukee, IA
Extemporaneous Speaking CDE

John & Jennifer Niemann, Andale
General Fund

Solomon Corporation, Solomon
General Fund

Keith and Sheri Westervelt, Manhattan
General Fund

Zephyr Products, Inc., Leavenworth
General Fund


2 Star – ($500 - $999)

Abilene Machine, Inc., Abilene
B&D Equipment Co., Inc., Atchison
Carlos O’Kelly’s Inc., Wichita
Carrico Implement, Beloit
Concordia Tractor, Inc., Concordia
Farmers & Merchants Bank, Brent Wiedeman, Colby
Farmway Coop, Inc., Beloit
Barry Flinchbaugh, Manhattan
Bill and Laurel Garlow, Salina
Great Bend Farm Equipment, Inc., Great Bend
Hiawatha Implement Co., Inc., Hiawatha
Hummert International, Earth City, MO
KanEquip Inc. & Employees, Jim and Barbara Meinhardt, Wamego
Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, Topeka
Kansas Corn Commission, Garnett
Kansas Dairy Commission, St. George
Kansas Farmer Magazine
Kansas Forage & Grassland Council, Inc., Chanute
Kansas Forest Service, Manhattan
Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, Paola
Keating Tractor & Equipment, Inc., Liberal
Lawrence Landscape, Lawrence
Leoti Greentech, Leoti
Jackie McClaskey, Manhattan
McPherson County Feeders, Inc., Marquette
Novartis Animal Health
O’Malley Equipment Co., Inc., Independence
Prairie School Farms, Jeremy and Emily Lehning, Westmoreland
PrairieLand Partners, Inc., Hutchinson
James Ryan, South Haven
Schu-Lar Herefords, LLC, Stan and Annette Larson, Lawrence
Triangle H Grain and Cattle, Sam Hands, Garden City
United Mosquito & Fly Control, LLC, Paul Friedrichs, Mission
Jerrod and Amy Westfahl, Manhattan
Pat and Janel Wiederholt, Hartford
Zenger Management Inc., Manhattan

1 Star – ($250 - $499)
John G. Akers, Harlingen, TX
Jeff and Dee Bohnenblust, Altamont
Rex and Keri Boley, Salina
Bob and Mary Broeckelman, Wichita
Tim and Susan Brown, Westmoreland
Scott Brownlee, Sabetha
Buchman’s Double B Ranch, Alta Vista
Michael Burns, Normal, IL
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. - Brian Ballard, Chase
Clarks Creek Angus, Cary and MaryAnna Granzow, Herington
Denise George, Arkansas City
Chad Epler, Winfield
First National Bank of Liberal, Liberal
G&R Polled Herefords, Sue and Jim Rowland, Marysville
Larry Gossen, Brownsburg, IN
Michael and Jodi Guetterman, Bucyrus
Steven R. and Elizabeth Harbstreit, Manhattan
Mary Kane, Manhattan
Knoll Crop Protection, Michel Knoll, Garden City
Larry Lyder, Hill City
Tracy and Stacy Mader, Maple Grove, MN
Bill and Ruth Pracht, Westphalia
Quail Unlimited, Kansas City
Santa Fe Trail Meats, Overbrook
Skinner Harvesting LLC, Dan and Stephanie Skinner, Emporia
Stockgrowers State Bank, Maple Hill
Sod Shop, Inc., Stilwell
Dan Stehlik, Concordia
Doug Wareham, Holton
Michael Wiederholt, Garnett
Robert and Ann Wiles, Marienthal
Matt Wolters, Atwood
Michael Womochil, Denver, CO
Jay and Glennis Zimmerman, South Haven

Gold Sponsors ($100 - $249)
Greg Anderes, Salina
Robert Armbruster, Kiowa
Jay Armstrong, Muscotah
Daniel Atkisson, Stockton
Robert and Kathy Atkisson, Stockton
Brandon Barr, Lebo
Bennington State Bank, Bennington
Shane Blaes, Manhattan
Ken Blakeslee, Ellinwood
Jay Bohnenblust, Clay Center
Jere and Patty Bruning, Hiawatha
Alva and Nancy Burch, Holcomb
Steve Buss, Grantville
Jill Casten, Blacksburg, VA
James and Sally Chestnut, Clay Center
Commerce Bank, Manhattan
Community Bank of Chanute
Denison State Bank, Denison
Brandie Disberger, Inman
Cory Epler, Blacksburg, VA
Larry Erpelding, Manhattan
Kyle Essley, Manhattan
Farm Credit Services of Southwest Kansas, Garden City
Joe and Ellen Farrell, Hill City
First National Bank of Cimarron, Cimarron
Frontier Farm Credit, Manhattan
Kevin and Brenda Gleason, Uniontown
Eric and Abby Guenther, Ottawa
Merle Hadachek, Cuba
Handke Farms, Muscotah
Dalton B. Henry, Manhattan
Gordon and Karen Hibbard, Manhattan
Norman and Mary Hildebrand, Stafford
Mark and Kelly Hoelting, Allen
Tonya Hoobler, Overland Park
Lindsey Huseman, Ellsworth
Robert Kohman, Ellis
Jacob Larison, Galena
Kayla Lee, Garden City
Kelsey Lee, Garden City
Tara Lindahl, Chapman
Kendra Linnebur, Cherryvale
Jackie Klenda, Lincolnville
Greg and Beth Krissek, Wichita
Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce, Manhattan
Leslie and Lynette McNally, Hugoton
Michael Torrey Associates LLC, Scranton, PA
David and Jennifer Mongeau, Holcomb
Brenda Morgan, Concordia
Fred and Connie Neufeld, Inman
Bill Niemann, Nortonville
Byron Nordhus, Wichita
Walter and Joelle Pitts, Chapman
Russell and Stephanie Plaschka, Moran
Herman and Mae Popp, South Hutchinson
Ray & Dena Purdy, Garden City
Sandhill Ranch, Garden City
Elmer Schmitz, Highland
Jay Sherrod, Neodesha
Merlyn Spare, Stafford
State Bank of Axtell, Axtell
Jed and Allison Strnad, Russell
Mervyn R Stuckey, Oro Valley, AZ
Sweet Rose Farm, Dennis and Julie Fry, Fort Scott
Teichmann Electric Co., Larry Tiechmann, Great Bend
Julie L. Voelker, Riley
Wareham Insurance Agency, Holton
Stanley Watt, Manhattan
Alan Weiser, Chanute
Carly Whorton, Holton
Dennis Will, Chapman
Gaea Wimmer, Lubbock, TX
Daniel and Susan Worcester, Hill City
Michael Zamzrla, Hutchinson
Jill Zimmerman, Winfield

Blue Sponsors ($1 - $99)
Earl Baugher, Manhattan
Harmon Bliss, Jetmore
Lilliam T. Bodde, Shawnee
Heather Bowen Kelley, Neosho Rapids
Brummel Farm Service, Inc., Garnett
Chan Stowell Financial Services, Manhattan
Joseph Detrixhe, Concordia
Gabriel Eckert, Atlanta, GA
Joseph Flory, Cary, NC
John J. Forshee, Clay Center
Jeff and Karen Gillespie, Colony
Fred Gillig, Kiowa
Ashley Guenther, Ottawa
Lloyd Hanson, Sacramento, CA
Alan Johnson, Ames, IA
John C. Kimpel, Overland Park
Colleen & Dennis Lauer, Shawnee
Longarm Services, Scott Mesik, Ottawa
LQ Management LLC, Jake Paine, Irving, TX
Meghan Mueseler, Wichita
Paul Mugler, Salina
Brian Palkowitsh, Ulysses
Francis Reichart, Overland Park
Loren Richardson, Turpin, OK
Gale and Mary Siebert, Garden City
Geraldine Sullivan, Shawnee
Jennifer Stukey, Waverly
Adam Wiederholt, Lenexa
John Wiederholt, Olathe

Special Thank You
Cargill Meat Solutions Employees
Blue Jacket Program
Paul Stevenson Family
Blue Jacket Program
Family & Friends of James Ryan
James Ryan Scholarship

Chapter Seed Participants
Atwood
Arkansas City
Blue Valley
Buhler
Centre
Chaparral
Chapman
Cherryvale
Concordia
Ell-Saline
Ellis
Girard
Goessel
Great Bend
Hill City
Holcomb
Holton
Hugoton
Jefferson West
Jetmore
Kingman
Louisburg
Minneapolis
Norton
Paola
Pike Valley
Prairie View
Republic County
Scott City
South Barber
Southeast
Stafford
Uniontown
WaKeeney
Washington County

Chapters who participated in the RiverStar Farms Program:
Beloit
Blue Valley
Cherryvale
Deerfield
Dodge City
Elk Valley
Erie
Fort Scott
Garden City
Girard
Great Bend
Haven
Hays
Hugoton
Humboldt
Iola
Jetmore
Lawrence
Lawrence Free State
Medicine Lodge
Neodesha
Ness City
Northern Valley
Norton
Oberlin
Phillipsburg
Pleasanton
Riley County
Rock Hills
Satanta
Silver Lake
Smith Center
Southeast
Southeast of Saline
St. Marys
Thunder Ridge
Uniontown
Wellington
Chapters who participated in the Seitz Gift Fruit Program:
Abilene
Anderson County
Arkansas City
Atchison County
Blue Valley
Central Heights
Centre
Chapman
Cimarron
Clay Center
Council Grove
Crest
Deerfield
Ellis
Ell-Saline
Eudora–Johnson County Tech
Frankfort
Fredonia
Goessel
Hanover
Hiawatha
Hill City
Hillsboro
Holcomb
Holton
Hope
Hoxie
Jackson Heights
Jayhawk-Linn
Jefferson West
LaCrosse
Lawrence Free State
Linn
Manhattan
Marais des Cygnes Valley
Marion
Marmaton Valley
Mission Valley
Natoma
Newton
Onaga
Osawatomie
Ottawa
Oxford
Palco
Paola
Plainville
Pleasanton
Prairie View
Quinter
Quivira Heights
Rock Creek
Rossville
Russell
Sabetha
Scott City
Silver Lake
Solomon
Southeast of Saline
Southwestern Heights
Spring Hill
St. Francis
Stockton
Troy
Udall
Wabaunsee
WaKeeney
Wamego
Washington County
Wathena
West Franklin
Western Plains
Wichita County
Wilson
Winfield

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