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By David Hoadley, Correspondent Where can senior high students learn about parliamentary procedure, gardening and tracking business finances all in one place, without leaving the school grounds? The answer is FFA. When Erin Daninger and Kim Czech, the advisers for FFA at Little Falls Community High...Read More
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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Erin Daninger has been hired as the new ag teacher at Little Falls Community High School (LFCHS) and she couldn’t be more excited. “I grew up on a dairy farm in Forest Lake and was one of two farm kids in my 2010 high school graduation class,” said the very enthusi...Read More
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Austin Schmitt also awarded star in Proficiency Dairy Production – Placement by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Royalton FFA Chapter President Austin Schmitt continues to lead his peers forward in greater agricultural experience and knowledge. He was approved to receive his State Degree at a re...Read More
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Ralma Holsteins outstanding in dairy industry by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Ralma Holsteins from Schmitt Dairy are known around the world. The farm, located 5.2 miles from Rice and 4.2 miles from Royalton, has welcomed visitors from six continents – people wanting to learn more about the dairy o...Read More
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Upsala graduate sees farming in the southern hemisphere   by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   It was the supportive atmosphere and confidence-building that drew 2012 Upsala graduate Marjorie Schleper to the National FFA Organization (formerly known as Future Farmers of America.) While still in e...Read More
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Pat Tax and energized students working hard to keep the program alive By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Pat Tax, Pierz, dairy farmer and the mother of the former Princess Kay of the Milky Way Mary Zahurones, is the new FFA adviser in Royalton. She started her position the first day of the school year, ta...Read More
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Brad Irwin has already begun to get his classroom ready for the school year By Tina Snell, Staff Writer [email protected] The Pierz School District has hired veteran ag teacher Brad Irwin from Aitkin. He has accepted the FFA adviser position as well. “I am really enjoying Pierz,” Irwin s...Read More
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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer [email protected]    At the 83rd Minnesota State FFA Convention Tuesday, Upsala High School 2011 graduate Marjorie Schleper was elected FFA state vice-president for the coming year. Chosen by a nominating committee following two intense days of intervi...Read More
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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer [email protected] Upsala’s FFA Chapter is going through a rebuilding period. “We lost about six seniors last year,” said Audrey Schleper, a ninth grader and the treasurer of the Upsala chapter. “We have only one senior this year and 75 percent of the chapte...Read More
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