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 from July 7 to 12 and will 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 AgriScience, Case IH, CHS Foundation, Farm Credit, Nutrien Ag Solutions, and 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:


  • Lauren LeGrande
  • Bailee Nelson
  • Jonathon Porter


  • Maggi Anstett
  • Megan Davenport


  • Ian Bennett


  • Emma Ellsworth


  • Jacob Mattingly
  • John Wood


  • Donell Kleiboeker
  • Dallas Kleiboeker 
  • Amber Legore
  • Luke Luttrull
  • Colter Scheible
  • Emmett Scheible
  • Austin Stanton
  • Katie Wantland


  • Jordan Grindheim
  • Katelin Aisenbrey


  • Hannah Borg

New Mexico

  • Caleb McCall


  • Robert Christman
  • Carley Coppler
  • Lauren Grover
  • Tanner Matthews


  • Kourtney Lehman

South Dakota

  • Jonathan Linke
  • Jacob Rausch


  • KayLee Robinson


  • Oakley Smith


  • Wade Reiter


  • Katherine Smith
  • Nicholas Schultheis


  • Rachel Damm
  • Emily Matzke
  • Samuel Peetz

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 669,989 student members who belong to one of 8,630 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by 459,514 alumni members in 2,236 alumni chapters throughout the U.S.

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