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					  South Dakota FFA Association
   History of Awards Presented
               at the
South Dakota State FFA Convention
FFA Gavel


The FFA Gavel was presented to the South Dakota FFA Association by Mr. William
Jackson, who at the time of the presentation was Vocational Agriculture Instructor at
Leola, South Dakota. Mr. Jackson made the gavel from a piece of a cedar post taken
from the corral of Teddy Roosevelt's ranch in North Dakota.




SD FFA Advisors

1937-1968      H. E. (Harold Eugene) Urton
1968-1973      Erland Gustafson
1973-1988      Larry G. Nelson
1988-1994      Ed Mueller
1994-2007      Gary Grey
2007-2009      Brad Bies
2009- 2010     Tiffany Sanderson
2010-Present   Nora Kohlenberg

SD FFA Executive Secretarys

1974-1996      Bob Bell
1996-2008      Gerri Ann Eide
2008-2011      Marie Jaacks
2011-Present   Morgan Kontz Interim
State Star Farmer
YEAR   NAME                   CHAPTER              YEAR   NAME              CHAPTER
1946   Ira W. Cashman         Wessington Springs   1989   Dean VanderWal    Sioux Valley
1947   William Busk, Jr.      Milbank              1990   Daniel Kack       Miller
1948   Melvin McCulloch       Milbank              1991   Anothony Larson   Lemmon
1949   Darrell Davis          Milbank              1992   Shane Jibben      Lennox
1950   Thomas Adler           Milbank              1993   Jeff VanderWal    Sioux Valley
1951   Clair Welbon           Madison              1994   Mike McIntyre     Lake Central
1952   Harold Wookey          Clark                1995   Mark Van Lith     Milbank
1953   Lowell Gisselbeck      Watertown            1996   Justin Dale       Clark
1954   Daivd Bogue            Canton               1997   Mycheal Hoffman   Highmore
1955   Billie D. Parson       Philip               1998   Travis Gebhart    Lemmon
1956   Don J. Stukel          Gregory              1999   Troy Kontz        Flandreau
1957   Bill Fuller            Clark                2000   Quin Peterson     Chamberlain
1958   Theodore Hill          Brookings            2001   Barry Riemann     Miller
1959   Marvin Wastell         Beresford            2002   Mike Gottlob      McCook Central
1960   Thomas Peper           Flandreau            2003   Charles Maude     Rapid City
1961   Richard Landsman       Elkton               2004   Scott Stahl       Bridgewater
1962   Roger Simon            Gettysburg           2005   Lee Kopriva       Clark
1963   Kenneth Seefeldt       Clark                2006   Alex Heim         Wessington Springs
1964   Kent E. Frerichs       Wilmot               2007   John Lindstrom    Beresford
1965   Laddie Schuh           Tyndall              2008   Thomas Lamb       Clark
1966   David Booze            Redfield             2009   Jill Halse        Florence
1967   Rodney Peterson        Chamberlain          2010   Kiley Kaufman     DeSmet
1968   Delbert Glanzer        Willow Lake          2011   Garth Dunlavy     Webster
1969   David Leroy Buller     Brookings
1970   Kenneth L. Kittelson   Watertown
1971   Gary Buller            Brookings
1972   Steven Kittelson       Watertown
1973   Randy A. Odegaard      Lake Preston
1974   Jerry Lee Zeilstra     Canton
1975   Rick Nothdurft         Beresford
1976   James Leheska          Chamberlain
1977   Mark Renner            Brandon Valley
1878   Tony Van Lith          Milbank
1979   Barry Olson            Parker
1980   Allen Merrill          Parker
1981   Larry Nielson          Tulare
1982   Randy Petersen         Elkton
1983   Todd Koerner           Marion
1984   Tony Binger            Tulare
1985   Russ Hurlbert          Clark
1986   Brian W. Carlson       Garretson
1987   David Schriever        Lennox-Sundstrom
1988   Mark Gross             Bridgewater
State Star in Agribusiness

YEAR   NAME               CHAPTER
1973   Gary Lee Dettman   Pierre
1974
1975   Douglas Kuper      Lennox
1976   Alan Joe Vedvei    Lake Preston
1977   LaRon DeBoer       Lennox
1978   David Brothers     Doland
1979   Todd Dietrick      Flandreau
1980   James Jensen       Tulare
1981   Brad Erickson      Garretson
1982   Gary Townsend      Artesian-Letcher
1983   Dwight Berens      Lennox
1984   Wayne Erickson     Garretson
1985   Steve Timmerman    Lennox
1986   Brian D. Hefty     Baltic
1987   James Nold         Chester
1988   Nicole Sittner     Harrisburg
1989   Travis Jessen      Tulare
1990   Mike Fasthorse     Lyman
1991   Susan Leisinger    Chester
1992   Colin Thompson     Sturgis
1993   Chad Wosje         Sioux Valley
1994   Brandon Nagel      Gettysburg
1995   Delila Schick      Miller
1996   Travis Schuring    Groton
1997   Paul Kellogg       Gettysburg
1998   Josh Larson        Groton
1999   Scott Peterson     McCook Central
2000   Darin Hageman      Hoven
2001   Jared Dubbelde     Garretson
2002   Kyle Myren         McCook Central
2003   Crissa Zenk        Webster
2004   Rodney Koch        Garretson
2005   Cody Chambliss     Miller
2006   Devin Myren        McCook Central
2007   Tyrel Teveldal     Wessington Springs
2008   Mark Lewis         Wessington Springs
2009   James Haak         Howard
2010   Tricia Neels       Garretson
2011   Ethan VanderWal    Sioux Valley
State Star Greenhand Recipients

YEAR   NAME                CHAPTER            2008   Casey Janisch            Clark
1996   Shelly Muller       Lennox/Sundstrom   2009   Garth Dunlavy            Webster
1997   Laurie Leisinger    Highmore           2010   Greg Haak                Howard
1998   Quin Peterson       Chamberlain        2011   Nathaniel Steinlicht     Milbank
1999   Barry Reiman        Miller
2000   Mike Gottlob        McCook Central
2001   Charles Maude       Rapid City
2002   Crissa Zenk         Webster
2003   Holly Marshall      Redfield
2004   Brian Fett          Lennox
2005   Tim Masat           Hitchcock-Tulare
2006   John Waring         Miller
2007   Dustin Palmquist    McCook Central



State Star Placement Recipients

YEAR   NAME                CHAPTER            2008   Olivia Swanson         Tri-Valley
2002   Chuck Heinje        Wilmot             2009   Matt Hein              Wessington Springs
2003   Wayne Robison       Rapid City         2010   Riley Schwader         Howard
2004   Christopher Enger   Harrisburg         2011   Nick Muller            Garretson
2005   Dustin Burgraff     Tri-Valley
2006   Jordan Dorneman     Milbank
2007   Bronc McMurtry      Miller



State Star Agriscience Recipients

YEAR   NAME                CHAPTER            2008   Kay Lee Huffman        Harrisburg
2002   Ryan Brunner        Newell             2009   Matt Auch              Centerville
2003   Megan Chilson       Florence           2010   Elle Thornberg         Harrisburg
2004   Alex Welk           Florence           2011   Victor Gray            Parker
2005   Josh Chilson        Florence
2006   Carolyn Byer        Florence
2007   Nicole Rasmussen    Viborg
Honorary State FFA Degrees

1936   Governor Tom Berry, Pierre, SD
1937   None
1938   None
1939   T. M. Olson, Brookings, SD—SDSC Dairy Husbandry Department Head
1940   Christian Larsen, Brookings, SD—SDSC Agriculture Dean Emeritus
       H. E. Urton, Pierre, SD—State FFA Advisor
1941   None
1942   None
1943   None
1944   None
1945   M. Eberle, Brookings, SD—SDSC Dean of Agriculture
       Arlington Eddy, Brookings, SD—School of Agriculture
       Dr. Lyman E. Jackson, Brookings, SD—SDSC President
       George McCarty, Brookings, SD—SDSC Speech Department Head
1946   Dr. C. R. Wiseman, Brookings, SD—Education Department Head
       W. R. Bryant, Canton Vo-Ag Instructor
1947   None
1948   Governor George T. Mickelson, Pierre, SD
       Ralph Hillgren, Sioux Falls, SD—Argus Leader
1949   Frank Lingo, Sioux Falls, SD—John Morrell and Company Agriculture Service Department
       Stanley Sundet, Brookings, SD—SDSC Teacher Trainer
       Robert Thompson, Brookings Vo-Ag Instructor
1950   Dr. Fred H. Leinbach, Brookings, SD—SDSC President
       Ross Davies, Huron, SD—Soil Conservation Service
       O. G. Claflin, Aberdeen, SD—Agricultural Agent for the Milwaukee Railroad
1951   None
1952   Governor Sigurd Anderson, Pierre, SD
       E. J. Daniel, Huron, SD—Soil Conservation Service
       Harold S. Freeman, Pierre, SD—State Superintendent
       Clifford Franzke, Brookings, SD
1953   Turner Wright, Brookings
1954   Hilbert Bogue, Beresford, SD—State Board of Education
       Dr. J. W. Headley, Brookings, SD—SDSC President
       Melvin Hendrichsen, Brookings, SD
1955   C. J. Dalthorp, Brookings, SD
       C. C. Totman, Brookings, SD
       Ben Nelson, Huron Vo-Ag Instructor
       H. E. White, Milbank Vo-Ag Instructor
1956   H. W. Gadda, Madison-Beadle Vo-Ag Instructor
       R. H. Gardner, Madison-Orland Vo-Ag Instructor
       Ernest Christensen, Webster Vo-Ag Instructor
1957   Howard C. Anderson, Pierre, SD
       Charles J. Gilbert, Brookings, SD
       Erland W. Gustafson, Clark, SD
       Henry P. Holzman, Rapid City, SD
1958   Paige Carlin, Rapid City, SD
       Francis Case, Custer, SD—US Senator
       E. R. Dobberstein, Alcestor Vo-Ag Instructor
       J. E. Kleinsasser, Brookings Vo-Ag Instructor
       Karl Mundt, Madison, SD—US Senator
       Walter Lassen, Huron, SD—SD Rural Electric Association
       E. C. Stangland, Brookings, SD
1959   Max L. Amberson, Minneapolis, MN—Peavey County Agricutural Department
       Joseph J. Bonnemann, Newell, SD
       M. F. Coddington, Pierre, SD—State Superintendent
       Wilmer L. Davis, Brookings, SD—Sokota Seed Company
1960   Dr. H. M. Briggs, Brookings, SD—SDSC President
       Donald G. Snyder, Brookings, SD
       Stephen M. Polich, Gettysburg Vo-Ag Instructor
1961   Boyd J. Bonzer, Brookings, SD—SDSC Extension Poultryman
       Ervin U. Kurtz, Brookings, SD—SDSC Extension Dairyman
       L. W. Harding, Sioux Falls, SD—Sioux Falls Stockman’s Exchange Secretary
1962   Governor Archie Gubbrud, Pierre, SD
       Walter H. McLeod, Minneapolis, MN—The Sears-Roebuck Foundation
       W. Donahoo, Minneapolis, MN—Secretary of the Minneapolis Grain Exchange
       O. G. Bentley, Brookings, SD—SDSC Dean of Agriculture
       Marvin Larson, Brookings, SD—SDSC Assistant Professor of Mechanized Agriculture
       Wayne Gray, Sturgis Vo-Ag Instructor
       Clarence Hall, Watertown Vo-Ag Instructor
1963   F. J. Gilbride, Sioux Falls, SD—Argus Leader
       James Howard, Rapid City, SD—Black Hills Packing Company
       Fred Peschl, DeSmet, SD—DeSmet Locker Plant
       Olaf F. Jacobson, Huron, SD—South Dakota State Fair Manager
       F. Tonn, Elk Point Vo-Ag Instructor
       Ernest Wingen, Hoven Vo-Ag Instructor
1964   Chuck Cecil, Watertown, SD—Watertown Public Opinion
       Warren Miller, Mitchell, SD—Dakota Imporved Seed Company
       Frank Traver, Brookings, SD—SDSC Director of Student Housing
       Ray Weidauer, Huron, SD—Weidaur’s Hatchery and Distributing Service
       G. Bill Britton, Winner Vo-Ag Instructor
       Leonard DeBoer, Chamberlain Vo-Ag Instructor
1965   E. E. Grunwald, Sturgis, SD—Superintendent of Schools
       Les Helgeland, Mitchell, SD—Mitchell Republic
       R. D. Herold, SDSU Assistant Professor of Education, Industrial Arts
       Tony Javurek, Sioux Falls, SD—John Morrell and Company
       Creighton Knau, Yankton, SD—WNAX Radio
       Lowell Nelson, Yankton, SD—Yankton State Hospital Farm Superintendent
       R. Gronlund, Rapid City Vo-Ag Instructor
       Francis Murphy, Philip Vo-Ag Instructor
1966   Donald Rounds, Pierre, SD—State Highway Department Safety Director
       H. P. Ripp, Dimmock, SD—Local Chapter Supporter/Farmer
       Dr. Roscoe Baker, Brookings, SD—SDSU Professor of Dairy Science
       Dr. Paul Kohler, Brookings, SD—SDSU Professor of Animal Science
       Dr. Walter Morgan, Brookings, SD—SDSU Professor of Poultry Science
       Dr. Howard Voelker, Brookings, SD—SDSU Associate Professor of Dairy Science
       Walter Johnson, Newell Vo-Ag Instructor
       Loren Kasten, Scotland Vo-Ag Instructor
1967   Dr. Burton L. Brage, Brookings, SD—Director of Resident Instruction
       J. Duane Colburn, Brookings, SD—SDSU Associate Professor of Agronomy
       Raymond A. Moore, Brookings, SD—SDSU Associate Professor of Agronomy
       R. H. Murray, Miller, SD—Superintendent of Schools
       Harry R. Svec, Brookings, SD—SDSU Assistant Professor of Engineering Shops
       Leo Waletich, Sisseton Vo-Ag Instructor
       Lorin R. Catchpole, Lemmon Vo-Ag Instructor
1968   Duane C. Acker, Brookings, SD—SDSU Dean of Agriculture
       Emery Bartle, Brookings, SD—SDSU Associate Professor of Dairy Science
       Leon Bush, Brookings, SD—Associate Professor of Animal Science
       Ernest Johnson, Pierre, SD—SD Secretary of Agriculture
       Roy Kundel, Brookings, SD—SDSU Dairy Barn Superintendent
       W.C. McCone, Brookings, SD—SDSU Associate Professor of Animal Science
       Levi Wade, Wolsey Vo-Ag Instructor
1969   Ross E. Case, Watertown, SD—KWAT Radio
       William J. Costello, Brookings, SD—SDSU Assistant Professor of Animal Science
       Leonard Fuller, Clark, SD
       Laurence J. Gebur, DeSmet Vo-Ag Instructor
       Raymond C. Kinch, Brookings, SD—SDSU Professor of Agronomy
       George McMains, Huron, SD—Grounds Superintendent of the SD State Fair Board
       Phillip E. Plumart, Brookings, SD—SDSU Assistant Professor of Poultry Science
       James C. Pollmann, Brookings, SD—SDSU Education Department
       Shirley W. Seas, Brookings, SD—SDSU Assistant Professor of Dairy Science
       Al A. Shock, Sioux Falls, SD—President of Pheasants Unlimited, Inc.
       Selmer Skyberg, DeSmet, SD--Father of State Reporter
       Ray Smeenk, Canton, SD--Father of State Vice President
       Eugene Roling, Madison, SD--Father of State Treasurer
       Morris Oien, Baltic, SD--Father of State Sentinel
       Emmett Healy, Chamberlain, SD--Father of State Secretary
       Clarence J. Frost, Hoven, SD--Father of State President
1970   Governor Frank L. Farrar, Pierre, SD
       J. D. Lynd, Huron, SD—Executive Secretary of SD Association of Cooperatives
       E. B. Oleson, Pierre, SD—State Director of Vocational Education
       Leo Styer, Letcher, SD—Local Chapter Supporter
       Gary Running, Minneapolis, MN—Peavey Company
       Jon Jones, Sturgis Vo-Ag Instructor
       Arthur Bixler, Centerville, SD—Father of State President
       Paul Van Overschelde, Letcher, SD—Father of State Vice President
       William Tupper, Wessington Springs, SD—Father of State Secretary
       Richard Moeller, Miller, SD—Father of State Treasurer
       Delbert Siebrasse, Gettysburg, SD—Father of State Reporter
       William Buller, Brookings, SD—Father of State Sentinel
1971   Victor A. Fenner, Flandreau, SD—Soil Conservation Service
       Glenn Schrader, Sioux Falls, SD—Minnehaha County Agent
       Harvey G. Young, Brookings, SD
       Robert Pollmann, Brandon Vo-Ag Instructor
       Dorothy Pulles, Pierre, SD—Secretary to the State FFA Advisor
       Leon E. Hansen, Beresford, SD—Father of State President
       William Frederick Hanson, Winner, SD—Father of State Vice President
       James Evers, Letcher, SD—Father of State Secretary
       C. Miles Nelson, Madison, SD—Father of State Treasurer
       Gilbert Kittelson, Watertown, SD—Father of State Reporter
       John Alden Leheska, Chamberlain, SD—Father of State Sentinel
1972   Governor Richard F. Kneip, Pierre, SD
       Ben Anderson, Groton, SD—President of the SD Board of Education
       Palmer Eidet, Volga, SD—SDVATA President
       Francis Smit, Lennox, SD—Father of State Vice President
       Walter Maude, Farmingdale, SD—Father of State Reporter
       Albert A. Rahm, Turton, SD—Father of State Sentinel
1973   Paul Batcheller, Sioux Falls, SD—President of Zip Feed Mills, Inc.
       Richard DeRouchey, Hoven—Local Chapter Supporter/Dairyman
       George Johnson, Rapid City, SD—Brown Swiss Dairy Plant Manager
       Gary Junck, Sioux Falls, SD—Assistant Manager of the Ag Service Department at John Morrell
       and Company
       Lyle Lester, DeSmet, SD—DeSmet Superintendent
       Gary McVey, Brookings, SD—SDSU Ag Engineering
       Neil Reff, Wessington Springs, SD—Soil Conservation Service
       William Schroeder, Pierre, SD—SD Secretary of Agriculture
       Verne Sheppard, Rapid City, SD—KOTA Radio-TV
       James Wehde, Garretson, SD—Father of State Secretary
       Roy Johannsen, Madison, SD—Father of State Vice President
       Elmer Hansen, Turton, SD—Father of State Sentinel
       Deone Wallum, DeSmet, SD—Father of State Treasurer
       Orville Thompson, Willow Lake, SD—Father of State President
1974   Willaim McLeod, Doland, SD—Doland Superintendent of Schools
       Dennis Moe, Brookings, SD—SDSU Ag Engineering Department
       David Acheson, Flandreau, SD—SDVATA President
       Dennis Oviatt, Sioux Falls, SD—KSOO Radio
       Mrs. H.W. Gadda, Brookings, SD
       Dick Williams, Pierre, SD—Father of State Vice President
       Harold O. Thompson, Doland, SD—Father of State President
       Henry Jaspers, Eden, SD—Father of State Secretary
       Ephriam Lee, DeSmet, SD—Father of State Treasurer
       John Van Sambeek, Corona, SD—Father of State Reporter
       Duane Blare, Hamill, SD—Father of State Sentinel
1975   Richard and Maxine Stoebner, Olivet, SD—State Officer Parents
       Leroy and Marilyn Hodge, Hamill, SD—State Officer Parents
       Duane and Patricia Sutton, Flandreau, SD—State Officer Parents
       George and Bonita Schmitz, Elk Point, SD—State Officer Parents
       Joe and Donna Hofer, Carpenter, SD—State Officer Parents
       William and Chrys Daniel, Wentworth, SD—State Officer Parents
       Lois Bogue, Beresford, SD—Local Chapter Supporter
       Lloyd Brook, Flandreau, SD—Local Chapter Supporter
       Wilmer Burton, Huron Vo-Ag Instructor
       Alvin Dyksytra, Lennox, SD—SDVATA President
       Lawrence Foos, Nisland, SD—Local Chapter Supporter
       Dr. Clark Hanson, Brookings, SD—SD FFA Foundation President and Assistant Professor of
       Agricultural Education at SDSU
       Joe Minyard, Newell, SD—Local Chapter Supporter
       Larry G. Nelson, Pierre, SD—State Supervisor of Agricultural Education
       Ron Severtson, Flandreau, SD—Local Chapter Supporter
       Edward J. Williamson, Brookings, SD—Extension Agronomist at SDSU
1976   Mrs. William Buller, Brookings, SD—State Officer Parents
       Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Keller, Pierre, SD—State Officer Parents
       Mr. and Mrs. Donald Enger, Sioux Falls, SD—State Officer Parents
       Mr. and Mrs. Bryce Nelson, Brookings, SD—State Officer Parents
       Mr. and Mrs. John Tesch, Bemis, SD—State Officer Parents
       Mr. and Mrs. Duane Bohn, Twin Brooks, SD—State Officer Parents
       Robert Steadman, Lennox, SD
       Merlin Pietz, Parker, SD
       Loyd Oleson, Mitchell, SD
       Gerald Davis, Pierre, SD—Federal Land Bank Association
       Dr. Robert Gartner, Rapid City, SD
       Artie Nordstrom, Garretson, SD
       Boyd Meyer, Salem, SD
       Robert Bell, Brookings, SD—FFA Executive Secretary
       George Wells, Marion Vo-Ag Instructor
       Joe Floyd, Sioux Falls, SD—KELO-Land TV
       Dr. Marion Kimmons, Brookings, SD
1977   Walt Brigger, Lennox, SD—Cargill Nutrena Feeds
       Robert Duxbury, Pierre, SD—SD Department of Agriculture
       Mark Eclov, Brookings, SD—Extension Information Specialist at SDSU
       Lowell Gisselbeck, Arlington, SD—Past National Officer
       Sandra Nelson, Pierre, SD
       Jerome Nolz, Clear Lake Vo-Ag Instructor
       Lawrence J. Venner, Pierre, SD—SD Department of Agriculture
       Cal Willemssen, Sioux Falls, SD
       Alec and Helen Vedvei, Hetland, SD—State Officer Parents
       Clarence and Phyllis Fiegen, Garretson, SD—State Officer Parents
       Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Leiferman, Aurora, SD—State Officer Parents
       Elden and Eleanor Wevik, Beresford, SD—State Officer Parents
       Robert and Rose Kloucek, Scotland, SD—State Officer Parents
       Robert and Alma Bauman, Henry, SD—State Officer Parents
1978   James R. Johnson, Rapid City, SD—Extension Range Specialist
       Donald B. Bohn, DeSmet, SD—Kingsbury County District Conservationistd
       Rod Baumberger, Sturgis, SD—Supporter/Organizer of the Range Contest
       Allan F. Goehring, Montpelier, SD—Farmers Union Central Exchange, Inc.
       Orval Graber, Winner Vo-Ag Instructor
       Delwyn D. Dearborn, Brookings, SD—Dean of Agriculture and Biological Sciences at SDSU
       Gordon Magness, Jr. (Cobbie), Huron, SD
       Mr. and Mrs. Navis Dybedahl, Dell Rapids, SD—State Officer Parents
       Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Wieting, Doland, SD—State Officer Parents
       Mr. and Mrs. Daniel DeBoer, Lennox, SD—State Officer Parents
       Mr. and Mrs. James R. Stapleton, Parker, SD—State Officer Parents
       Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Simon, Gettysburg, SD—State Officer Parents
       Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rahm, Doland, SD—State Officer Parents
1979   James Baszler, DeSmet, SD
       David S. Bonde, Pierre, SD
       Cliff Gaumer, Sioux Falls, SD—Western Bank
       C. W. Schladweiler, Madison, SD
       Myron Sonne, Mitchell, SD—Mitchell Area Vo-Tech School
       Gail J. Sperlich, Mitchell, SD—KORN Radio
       Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kaul, Lennox, SD—State Officer Parents
       Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rist, Centerville, SD—State Officer Parents
       Mrs. Norma Brothers, Doland, SD—State Officer Parent
       Mr. and Mrs. William Paterson, Lake Preston, SD—State Officer Parents
       Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Klatt, Henry, SD—State Officer Parents
1980   Elmo Cain, Lemmon, SD—Local Chapter Supporter
       Tom Steever, Sioux Falls, SD—KSOO Radio
       Jim Wooster, Sioux Falls, SD—Sioux Falls Stock Yards Company
       Dan Reiser, Pierre, SD—SD Department of Agriculture
       Dr. Dan Gee, Brookings, SD—Associate Professor of Animal Science at SDSU
       Lois Kasten, Mitchell, SD
       Mr. and Mrs. Leo Murphy, Arlington, SD—State Officer Parents
       Mr. and Mrs. Arend Doppenberg, Brandon, SD—State Officer Parents
       Mr. and Mrs. Richard Strohfus, Hayti, SD—State Officer Parents
       Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Solberg, Alcestor, SD—State Officer Parents
       Mr. and Mrs. Howard Quail, Arlington, SD—State Officer Parents
1981   Myron Johnson, Watertown, SD—Lake Area Vo-Tech Institute Instructor
       Michael McNamara, Pierre, SD—SD Department of Agriculture
       Lyla Hanson, Brookings, SD—FFA Supporter
       Julie Bell, Brookings, SD—FFA Supporter
       Calvin Pietz, Mitchell, SD—SDVATA President
       Governor William Janklow, Pierre, SD
       Darwin Britzman, Sioux Falls, SD
       Robert and Dorene Hansen, Sioux Falls, SD—State Officer Parents
       William and Darlene Carlson, Erwin, SD—State Officer Parents
       Merle and Nila Ketelhut, Pukwana, SD—State Officer Parents
       Harlan and Janice Spieker, Willow Lake, SD—State Officer Parents
       Darlo and Emma Tshetter, Huron, SD—State Officer Parents
       Donald and Bonnie Bingham, Gary, SD—State Officer Parents
1982   Alice Kundert, Pierre, SD—SD Secretary of State
       Lt. Governor Lowell Hansen II, Sioux Falls, SD
       Rodger Pearson, Pierre, SD—Secretary of Agriculture
       Leon Wrage, Brookings, SD—Extension Weed Specialist at SDSU
       Dick Rebbeck, Rapid City, SD—Rapid City Journal
       George Libal, Brookings, SD—Associate Professor of Animal Science at SDSU
       Don Houwman, Sioux Falls, SD—Farmland Industries
       Richard Lubinus—Platte Vo-Ag Instructor
       Orlyn and Arlene Nielson—State Officer Parents
       Sue Ann Neitzel—State Officer Parent
       Harris and Francis Davis—State Officer Parents
       Roger and Marles Dean—State Officer Parents
       Ray and Grace Entringer—State Officer Parents
1983   Jim Thoreson, Watertown, SD—KWAT Radio
       Tim Brown, Lemmon, SD—Agricultural Loan Officer
       Lynn Dunn, Newell, SD—Local Chapter Supporter
       Larry Kohlhoff, Watertown, SD—Lake Area Vo-Tech Institute Instructor
       Richard Hetland, Watertown, SD—Lake Area Vo-Tech Institute Instructor
       Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Houch, Ft. Pierre, SD
       Kenneth Buchholz, Tulare, SD—Local Chapter Supporter
       Arthur Handel, Scotland, SD—American Hereford Association
       Dr. Lonnell Moeller, Brookings, SD—Associate Professor of Agricultural Education at SDSU
       Parents of State Officers
1984   Bruce Roskens, Cedar Rapids, IA—Quaker Oats Company
       Don Forness, Mitchell, SD—Pfizer, Inc.
       Glen Nachtigal, Brookings, SD—Sokota Hybrid Producers
       Gary Grey, Pierre, SD—Adult Farm Management Instructor
       Dr. Sherwood O. Berg, Brookings, SD—SDSU President
       Marvis Hogen, Pierre, SD—SD Secretary of Agriculture
       Parents of State Officers
1985   Clarence Hemming, Sioux Falls, SD—GTA Feeds Communications Specialist
       Bobby Muller—Bon Homme Ag Instructor
       Gary Hellevang, Brookings, SD—SD FFA Alumni Association President
       Ben Handock, Pierre, SD—Department of Agriculture
       Harry Munkvold, Parker, SD—Norwest Bank
       Paul McDonald, Aberdeen, SD—KGIM Radio
       Kenneth Dierks, Winner, SD—Federal Land Bank Association
       Nine Sue and Marlon Thielsen, Flandreau, SD—Local Chapter Supporters
       Dan Bohl, Hoven, SD—Hoven School Speech Instructor
       Leland Swenson, Huron, SD—SD Farmers Union President
       Sally and Tom Peper, Flandreau, SD—Local Chapter Supporters
       Mr. and Mrs. Bart Blum, Reliance, SD—State Officer Parents
       Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Goodale, Chester, SD—State Officer Parents
       Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hardwick, Pierre, SD—State Officer Parents
       Mr. and Mrs. William Schumacher, Pierre, SD—State Officer Parents
       Mr. and Mrs. Vern Rausch, Hoven, SD—State Officer Parents
       Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hoffman, Bridgewater, SD—State Officer Parents
1986   Robert Glanzer, Huron, SD—Farmers and Merchant Bank
       Glen McVay, Canton, SD—Local Chapter Supporter
       Jacquelyn Lofgren, Sioux Falls, SD—KELO-Land TV
       Roger Carlson, Wessington Springs, SD—SDVATA President
       James Burg, Wessington Springs, SD—Local Chapter Supporter
       Joseph and Carol Giovannettone, Columbia, SD—State Officer Parents
       Ruben and Agnes Enander, Frankfort, SD—State Officer Parents
       Terrence and Minnie Rook, Clear Lake, SD—State Officer Parents
       Earl and Twila Ruden, Groton, SD—State Officer Parents
1987   Jim Chilson—Roslyn Ag Instructor
       Randy Englund, Pierre, SD—Director of Rural Development
       Donna Schmidt, Sioux Falls, SD—KXLB/KIOV Radio
       Roger DeRouchey, Mitchell, SD—Mitchell Vocational Technical School
       Larry Klapperich, Wessington Springs, SD—Wessington Springs School District Superintendent
       Mary Moeller, Brookings, SD—Local Chapter Supporter
       Charles and Lorene Fossum, Canton, SD—State Officer Parents
       Clari Jo and Harvey Knecht, Hoven, SD—State Officer Parents *Also received the Honorary
       State Degree in 1983
       Martin and Marla Nold, Gettysburg, SD—State Officer Parents
       Darrell and Grace Halverson, Bancroft, SD—State Officer Parents
       Larry and Nancy Trefz, Onaka, SD—State Officer Parents
       Diana Cramer, Harrisburg, SD—State Officer Parent
1988   David Sivertson, Miller Ag Instructor and SDVATA President
       Mary Loucks, Rapid City, SD—Norwest Bank
       Don Loomis, Chester, SD—Chester High School Principal
       Ed Nelson, Yankton, SD—WNAX Radio
       Lowell Noske, Webster, SD—Soil Conservation Service
       Marlys Shryock, Wessington Springs, SD—Soil Conservation Service
       Dee Johnson, Polo, SD—Local Chapter Supporter
       Parents of the State Officers
1989   James Baszler, DeSmet, SD       *Also received the Honorary State Degree in 1979
       Don and Mary Josko, Sioux Falls, SD
       Dennis Warrick
       Judy Stratman, Yankton, SD
       Al Fenner, Menno, SD
       Jim Kurtz
       Paul and Mary Ann Gross, Bridgewater, SD—State Officer Parents
       Bill and Evelyn VerMulm, Harrisburg, SD—State Officer Parents
       John and Dee Rasmussen, Platte, SD—State Officer Parents
       Leroy and Donna Friesen, Menno, SD—State Officer Parents
       John and Mary Susan Jaspers—State Officer Parents
       Wayne and Gail Weishaar, Lemmon, SD—State Officer Parents
1990   Roger Wehde
       Ed Mueller
       Scott Thompson
       Mr.and Mrs. Kendall Thompson
       Hal Hoffman
       Max Merry
       Ellroy and Donna Koerner, Marion, SD—State Officer Parents
       Eugene and Stella Nagel, Gettysburg, SD—State Officer Parents
       Richard and Sharon Beitelspacher, Bowdle, SD—State Officer Parents
       Ron and Linda Thaden, Brookings, SD—State Officer Parents
       Lawrence and Sally VanderWal—State Officer Parents
1991   Ray Gosmire
       Verlyn Ellis
       Dr. David Bryant
       Dr. Gene Arnold
       David Karst
       Dr. MC Kromminga
       Robert Geuther Family
       Larry Appletoft
       Richard Glad
       Rapheal Eichacker
       Dale and Eileen Heemstra, Dolton, SD--State Officer Parents
       Vernon and Norma Hofer, Marion, SD--State Officer Parents
       Martha Fasthorse, Presho, SD--State Officer Parent
       Bob and Bev Airheart, New Underwood, SD--State Officer Parents
1992   Bill Poppen
       Phylis McCuen, Nunda, SD--FFA Executive Secretary's Secretary
       John Pederson
       Kirk Baldwin
       Barry Keal
       Larry Insley
       Molly Miron
       Lee Marts
       Doug and Candace Shrag--State Officer Parents
       Richard and Sharon Stoley--State Officer Parents
       Gene and Ida Lang, Freeman, SD--State Officer Parents
       Wayne and Beverly Salmen--State Officer Parents
       Vern and Jan Anderson--State Officer Parents
1993   Keith and Georgie Langerock, Marion, SD--State Officer Parents
       Wayne and Alice Brastedt, Harrisburg, SD--State Officer Parents
       Harm and Pat Westerhuis, Platte, SD--State Officer Parents
       Larry and Joyce Alderson, Hartford, SD--State Officer Parents
       Jim and Arlene Story, Hartford, SD--State Officer Parents
1994   Don Bohn, DeSmet, SD--Soil Conservation Service           *Also received the Honorary State FFA
       Degree in 1978
       Bruce Kunze, Flandreau, SD--Soil Conservation Service
       Mary Knutson, Brookings, SD--SD FFA Supporter
       Jim McGregor, Salem, SD--Local Chapter Supporter
       Craig Weinkauf, Watertown, SD--Lake Area Multi-District Advisor and SDVATA President
       Gene and Melinda Rumpza--State Officer Parents
       Fred and Joan DeRouchey, Pukwana, SD--State Officer Parents
       Rodney and Beverly Knutson, Centerville, SD--State Officer Parents
       Duane and Sandie Aymar--State Officer Parents
       Bruce and Bev Wosje--State Officer Parents
       Gary and Amy Cammack, Union Center, SD--State Officer Parents
1995   Tana Michalek, Oacoma, SD--State Officer Parent
       Lyle and Joan Stoterau, Harrisburg, SD--State Officer Parents
       Bill and Jane Kroll, Andover, SD--State Officer Parents
       Phil and Donna Wharton, Marion, SD--State Officer Parents
       Steve and Gail Leheska, Chamberlain, SD--State Officer Parents
1996   Tim Huber, Hoven, SD
       Karen Kuhns, Huron, SD
       Mark Buechler, Centerville Ag Instructor
       Bill Lehman, Gettysburg Ag Instructor
       Gary Bachman, Bowdle, SD
       Michelle Rook, Dell Rapids, SD
       Wayne and Janine Stuwe, Hoven, SD--State Officer Parents
       Dan and Dixie Oedekoven, Sturgis, SD--State Officer Parents
       Roger and Dianne Petersen, DeSmet, SD--State Officer Parents
       Curt and Carla Winquist, Akron, IA--State Officer Parents
       Kerry and Janet Lutter, Gann Valley, SD--State Officer Parents
       Steve and Nancy Solum, Florence, SD--State Officer Parents
1997   Marlan Larson--Chamberlin Ag Instructor and SDVATA President
       Todd Marks--Harrisburg Ag Instructor
       Jeff Tuschen
       Terry Rieckman--McCook Central Ag Instructor
       Jim and Pat Rasmussen, Rapid City, SD--State Officer Parents
       Myron and Mary Williams, Wall, SD--State Officer Parents
       Randy and Nancy Schuring, Andover, SD--State Officer Parents
       Perry and Candice Hoffman, Bowdle, SD--State Officer Parents
1998   Brian Boomgaarden--Lemmon Ag Instructor and SDVATA President
       Carl Remmers--Canton School Principal
       Randy Halverson, Canton, SD--Local Chapter Supporter
       Rick Vallery--SD Wheat Commission
       Glen Muller, Davis, SD--State Fair Livestock Superintendent
       Kalyn Brix-Davis--Local Chapter Supporter
       Paul Shubeck, Centerville, SD--Local Chapter Supporter
       Rollie Fink, Harrisburg, SD--Local Chapter Supporter
       Tom Davis--Local Chapter Supporter
       Leon and Genevieve Minor, Nisland, SD--State Officer Parents
       Don and Helen Jacobson, Canova, SD--State Officer Parents
       Karl and Valora Eichler, Columbia, SD--State Officer Parents
       Robert and Mary Ann Titus, Hartford, SD--State Officer Parents
       Robert and Patricia Fleming, Harrisburg, SD--State Officer Parents
1999   Dale Tabbert, Lennox, SD--State Convention Sound
       John Moats, Overland Park, KS--State Officer Trainer
       Ron Bennett, McCook Central School Superintendent
       Mary Jo Beal, Harrisburg, SD
       Jim Wilson--Lennox Ag Instructor
       Lyle Anderson
       Dan Engebretson
       Tom Wolff--Sioux Valley Ag Instructor and SDVATA President
       Chuck and Koreen Anderson, Lemmon, SD--State Officer Parents
       Brad and Kathy Sanderson, Lake Preston, SD--State Officer Parents
       Allen and Delila Mehlhaf, Menno, SD--State Officer Parents
       Randy and Jan Mickel, Blackhawk, SD--State Officer Parents
       Frank and Kay Robison, Newell, SD--State Officer Parents
       David and Brenda Reis, Oacoma, SD--State Officer Parents
2000   Lois Stuefen, Elkton, SD
       LeAnn Suhn, Miller vocational school counselor
       Wes Steiner, Parker, SD- Ag Instructor/FFA Advisor
       Mark Ketelhut, Miller -Ag Instructor/FFA Advisor
       Marty Michalek, Farm Credit Services of America, Huron
       Randy Buchholz, Tulare
       Craig Ostebee, Canton, SD- Ag Instructor/ FFA Advisor
       Roger Schumacher, Menno administrator
       Jim Brown, Gettysburg
2001   Lanning and Janet Edwards, Letcher, SD—State Officer Parents
       Norm and Mary Cooper, Garretson, SD—State Officer Parents
       Vince and Lynette Klein, Flandreau, SD—State Officer Parents
       Jimmy and Karen Jensen, Nisland, SD—State Officer Parents
       Mark and Kris Anderson, Colton, SD—State Officer Parents
       Bob and Janice Rada, Scotland, SD—State Officer Parents
       Jeff Hoffman, Bridgewater, SD
       Rita Schulz , Brookings, SD
       Dennis VanOvershelde
       Chris Nelson, Pierre, SD
       Clayton Farmen, Groton, SD
       Keith Farmen, Redfield, SD
       Bruce Bebo, District 6
       Sam Holderby, Volga, SD
2002   Denny Brenden, Elkton, SD- Ag Instructor / FFA Advisor
       John Rist, Viborg, SD- Ag Instructor/FFA Advisor
       Alan Rops, Lennox, SD
       Dan & Karen Streff, Salem, SD
       Sylvia Lehman, Watertown, SD
       Melvin & Lana Holzwarth, Getteysburg, SD
       Ken Willart, Miller, SD
       Jeff Rieckman, Howard, SD
       Shon Eide, Renner, SD
       Tim Nichols, Brookings, SD
       Jesse and Shirley Hansen, Philip, SD – State Officer Parents
       Brice and Brenda Franken, Madison, SD – State Officer Parents
       Loren and Marsha Wieting, Milbank, SD – State Officer Parents
       Allen and Kay Bies, Salem, SD – State Officer Parents
2003   Tiffany Sanderson, Indianapolis, IN- National FFA Staff
       Sheri Kahnke, Watertown, SD
       Gerri Eide, Madison, SD- SD FFA Executive Secretary
       Larry Nagel, Gettysburg, SD
       Mike Brink, Tulare, SD- Ag Instructor/FFA Advisor
       Linda Holdhausen, Baltic, SD
       Laura Wilson, Lennox, SD
       James Kaufman, Freeman, SD- Ag Instructor/FFA Advisor
       Norm and Mary Rae Peterson, Montrose, SD- Parents of American Star in Ag Placement Finalist
       Gene Frederickson, Brookings, SD- Ag Intructor/FFA Advisor
       Larry Gabriel, Pierre, SD- SD Secretary of Agriculture
       Tom and Karen Swan, Newell, SD- State Officer Parents
       Wallace and Kathy Knock, Willow Lake, SD- State Officer Parents
       Robert and Nita O’Donnell, Keldron, SD- State Officer Parents
       Aileen and Gary Brunner, Nisland, SD- State Officer Parents
       Dave and Julaine Stratmeyer, Lennox, SD- State Officer Parents
       Bob and Alice Kurtz, Elkton, SD- State Officer Parents
2004   Gretchen Sharp, Bath, SD- SD FFA Foundation Director
       Jim Clendin, Watertown, SD
       Carole Boos, Milbank, SD
       Bob Pollman, Brookings, SD
       Dan Tonak, Willow Lake, SD- Ag Instructor/FFA Advisor
       Russ Swanson, Canton, SD- Ag Instructor/FFA Advisor
       Patsy Rieckman, Salem, SD- wife of Terry Rieckman-Ag Instructor/FFA Advisor
       Jeff Vanderwilt,Gettysburg, SD
       Mark and Susan Geib, DeSmet, SD-SO Parents
       Dennis and Connie Harstad, Revillo, SD-SO Parents
       Bob & Jeanette Nielson, Woonsocket, SD-SO Parents
       Allan & Vicky Larson, DeSmet, SD-SO Parents
       Pat & Tammy Budde, Harrisburg, SD-SO Parents
       Dave and Anita Deranleau, Newell, SD-SO Parents
2005   Mike Kissinger, Sturgis, SD; Ag Instructor/FFA Advisor
       Linda Rist, Hartford, SD; Ag Instructor/FFA Advisor
       Jim Millar, Redfield, SD
       Jim Nagel, Gettysburg, SD
       Dave VanderWal, DeSmet, SD; Ag Instructor/ FFA Advisor
       Dale Bartels, Chester,SD; Ag Instructor/FFA Advisor
       Mel & Juanita Pittman, Newell, SD
       Jody Heemstra, KWAT Radio Station
       Ray Beard, Watertown, SD
       Alicia Knutson, Viborg, SD
       Sally Nielson, Flandreau, SD
       Dane & Donna Lambert, Doland, SD-SO Parents
       Kent & Faye Frerichs, Wilmot, SD-SO Parents
       Fred & Cindy Zenk, Webster, SD-SO Parents
       David & Barb Fosheim, Webster, SD-SO Parents
       Lonuld & Mona Balo, Whitewood, SD-SO Parents
       Rick & Jenny Aslesen, Ortley, SD-SO Parents
2006   Craig Shryock, Wessington Springs, SD; Ag Instructor/FFA Advisor
       Dave Nelson- Miller, SD
       Scott Oligmueller- Miller, SD
       Pam Eikamp- Gettysburg, SD; Floriculture CDE coach
       Brad Bies- Salem, SD; Interium Executive Secretary
       Richard and Loretta Lauck- Salem, SD
       Jerry and Barb Gottlob-Salem, SD; National STAR Finalist parents
       Pat Minihan- Salem, SD
       Liz Waddel- Wilmont, SD
       Bud Postma- Madison, SD; past Ag Teacher/ FFA Advisor
       Kim Nevin-Milbank, SD
       Dorthy Kellog- Watertown, SD
       Kim Keptan-Webster, SD
       Rolly Heiden- Watertown, SD
       Terry and Wendy Lape- Marion, SD; state officer parents
       Vince and Ellen Kay Marshall- Redfield, SD; state officer parents
       Sandy and Todd Osterman- Conde, SD; state officer parents
       Lori Chamliss- Highmore, SD; state officer parent
       Rod Chambliss- Loveland, Co; state officer parent
       Dave and Karen Fendrich- Salem, SD; state officer parents
       Byron and Lori Whitney- Harrisbury, SD; state officer parents
2007   Audrey Robinson – Lemmon, SD
       Dean and Holly Bottum – Tulare, SD
       Steve Masat – Redfield, SD
       Catherine Houck-Larson – Gettysburg, SD
       Brad Ruden – Brookings, SD
       Mel Kloster – Brookings, SD
       Mike Christopherson – Beresford, SD
       Pattie Kramer – Lennox, SD
       Kelly Dunkelberger – Centerville, SD
       Kerwin Haan – Lennox, SD
       Dennis Dougaard – Garretson, SD – Lieutenant Governer
       Lance Howe – Redfield, SD
       David Sigdestad – Pierpont, SD
       Chuck and Kathy Tollefson – Clark, SD - State Officer Parents
          Jack and Grace Zubke – Watertown, SD - State Officer Parents
          Norman and Kay Koehlmoos – DeSmet, SD - State Officer Parents
          Theresa Herring – Newell, SD – State Officer Parent
2008      Jay & Linda Petersen
          John Rist
          Craig & Bonnie Dybedahl
          John & Loretta Waltner
          Scott & Kaye Kennedy
          Gary & Bev Monson
          Bethany Pierce
          Amanda Tuchscherer
          Don Endres
          Ginny Hanson
          Jon Anderson
          Dan Minor
          Jeff Jackson
          Chris Rasmussen
          Edward Fett
          Dwight & Gwen Kitzan
          Padraic McCarthy
          Barb Worth
          Doug Devries
          Cory Seepman
          Hammacker’s Crop Insurance
2009     Mark Wilson – Pierre
         Gary French – Watertown
         Jerry Janisch – Milbank
         Ronald Christensen – Webster
         Lura Roti – Sioux Falls
         Wendy Sweeter – Sioux Falls
         Don Bohn – De Smet
         Jodi Mackey – De Smet
         Dale Moeller – Garretson
         Amy Fischer - Lennox
         Jarrod Johnson – Pierre
         Tom Wagner – Gettysburg
         Steve Winter – Redfield
         Mossing Jopson – Egan

2010   Jessi VanderPoel, De Smet
       Josh Christiansen, Flandreau
       Paul Knecht, Pierre
       Ryan Eichler, Lake Preston
       Tom Riter, Sioux Falls
       Bob Weyrich, Pierre
       Jerry Wegleitner, Roslyn
       Brenda Kleinjan, Pierre
       Troy Hadrick, Vale
       John Pranger, Platte
       Ronald Nelson, Marion
       Connie Seih Groop, Aberdeen
       Greg Janisch, Clark
       Kevin Quial, Deubrook
       Jennifer Heumiller, Salem
       Tom Fergen, Mitchell
       Jerry Hawkinson, Gettysburg
       Greg and Robin Thompson, Harrisburg
       Rich and Sheri Albers, Hoven
       Keith and Tamera Englin, Bruce
       Tim and Sandy Naasz, Platte
       Dale and Sandy Duxbury, Wessington
       Brian and Judy Carlson, Badger
       Phil Johnson, Sioux Falls


2011   Holly Marshall-Heber, Redfield
       Samy Bremer, Highmore
       Lori Christensen, Mitchell
       Dawn Nagel, Gettysburg
       Dandy Osteday, Java
       Nathan Sanderson, Pierre
       Jeff Vander Wal, Brentford
       Stacie Turnbull, Alcester-Hudson
       Malissa Niles, Woonsocket
       Kenny Zulk, Canova
       Kathy Zulk, Howard
       Mark and Deb Palmquist, Canova
       Shanon and Susan Rausch, Hoven
       Dennis and Kim Gassman, Canova
       Ron and Kathy Kaufman, Oldham
       Bill and Kathy Chase, Wolsey
       Darrel and Sharon Busselman, Lake Benton, MN
Distinguished Service Awards

1975   Dr. H. M. Briggs –Brookings, SD – SDSU President
       Dorothy Pulles – Pierre, SD – SD State FFA Advisor’s Secretary
1976   E. B. Oleson, Pierre, SD—State Director of Vocational Education
1977   None
1978   Robert Bell, Brookings, SD—SD FFA Executive Secretary
       Roger Carlson
       Myron Johnson
       Cal Williamson
       Vern Thorson
       Nicky Wienk
1979   Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Fiegen, Garretson, SD
1980   Loren Kasten, Mitchell, SD
1981   Dr. H.W. Gadda
       South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
       WNAX Radio, Yankton, SD
1982   Health, Phyisical Education, and Recreation Department (HPER) Brookings, SD – SDSU
       Little International
       Mr. and Mrs. Murphy, Arlington, SD—Parents of State Officer
1983   Harold White, Milbank, SD
       Phillip Plumart, Brookings, SD—Associate Professor of Animal Science at SDSU
       Zip Feed Mills
1984   Sokota Hybrid Producers/Glen Nachtigal, Brookings, SD
       South Dakota Farm Burea/Michael Held, Huron, SD
       South Dakota Farmers Union/Leland Swenson, Huron, SD
       South Dakota Bankers Association/J. Milton Schwartz, Pierre, SD
1985   Western Dakota Vocational Technical Institute/Jack Seymour, Sturgis, SD
       South Dakota Wildlife Federation/Roger Pries, Pierre, SD
       Yankton Production Credit/Don Scholten, Yankton, SD
       King’s Western Seed, Inc./Kenneth King, Huron, SD
       South Dakota Wheat Commission/James Carr, Pierre, SD
1986   South Dakota Crop Improvement Association, Brookings, SD
       South Dakota Pork Producers Council, Madison, SD
1987   South Dakota Association of Cooperatives/J. D. Lynd, Huron, SD
       Huron FFA Chapter/Gregory Walker, Huron, SD
       Quaker Oats Company/Bruce Roskins, Cedar Rapids, IA
       Jack Rabbit Bus Lines/Lowell Hanson, Sioux Falls, SD
1988   Hansmeier and Sons, Inc., Bristol, SD
       Pepsi-Cola Bottlers of South Dakota, Huron, SD
       Mitchell Vocational Technical School, Mitchell, SD
       Lake Area Vocational Technical School, Watertown, SD
       Rausch Hereford Farm, Hoven, SD
1989   McFleeg Feeds
       SD State Fair Commission, Huron, SD
       SD Department of Agriculture, Pierre, SD
       East River Power
1990   DeSmet Farm Mutual
       Larry Nelson, Pierre, SD
1991   J. C. Robison Seed Company
       Norwest Banks
       Richard and Sharon Beitelspacher, Bowdle, SD—State Officer Parents
1992   KWAT Radio, Watertown, SD
       SEVTI Horiculture Program
       John and Mary Susan Jaspers—State Officer Parents
1993   None
1994   KBHB Radio, Sturgis, SD
       Day County Soil Conservation Service
       Kingsbury County Soil Conservation Service
1995   Eugene and Stella Nagel, Gettysburg, SD—State Officer Parents
1996   Leonard J. DeBoer, Mitchell, SD
       Citizens State Bank, Arlington, SD
       Pioneer HiBred International
       SD Dairy Promotion Association
1997   KBJM Radio, Lemmon, SD
       KELO-Land TV, Sioux Falls, SD
       Farmer’s COOP, Brookings, SD
       Lonnell and Mary Moeller, Brookings, SD—State Officer Parents
       Gary and Amy Cammack, Union Center, SD—State Officer Parents
1998   Jerry Nolz, Cleark Lake, SD—Retiring Ag Instructor
       Kirk Baldwin, Milbank, SD
       Mel Kloster, Brookings, SD
       City of Huron
       SD State Fair Commission, Huron, SD
       Camp Bob Marshall, Custer, SD
       Kings Inn, Pierre, SD
       Dacotah Bank, Lemmon, SD
       Steve and Gail Leheska, Chamberlain, SD—State Officer Parents
1999   Dr. Clark Hanson, Brookings, SD—SDSU AgEd Teacher Educator
       Ray Beard, Watertown, SD—Lake Area Technical Institute Ag Instructor
2000   Craig Dybdahl-Pfizer Animal Health
       Del Fisher, Pierre, SD-Dakota Radio Group
2001   Reynolds Printing, Brookings
2002   Legend Seeds, DeSmet, SD
       Monte Mason, Redfield, SD
       Cargill Inc. of Vienna, SD
       New Dimension Vinyl Products Inc., Clark, SD
       Walt Johnson, Newell, SD
       Darold and Sue Hehn, Rapid City, SD – State Officer Parents
       Chuck and Koreen Anderson, Lemmon, SD – State Officer Parents
2003   Bryce Healey, Pierre, SD- Commissioner of school and public lands
       Roger DeRouchey, Mitchell, SD- Intructor at Mitchell Technical Institute
       Lyle Anderson, DeSmet, SD
       Larry Hostler, Mitchell, SD- Instructor at Mitchell Technical Institute
       Glen Davis, DeSmet, SD- Owner of Legend Seeds, former AgEd/FFA Advisor
       Myron Sonne, Mitchell, SD- Instructor at Mitchell Technical Institute
       Eros Data Center- Baltic, SD
2004   Kirk Baldwin, Milbank, SD
       Leon Wrage, Brookings, SD
2005   South Dakota Farm Bureau
       South Dakota Farmers Union
       South Dakota Pork Producers Council
2006   Southeast Technical Institute Horticulture Department
       Ken Willert- Miller, SD
2007   Denny Brenden – Brookings, SD – Former AgEd Instructor
       Lyle Stoterau – Harrisburg, SD
       Jim and Karen Jensen – Newell, SD
       Dr. Tim Nichols – Brookings, SD – SDSU
       Terry – Waubay, SD – NeSoDak Camp
       Lois Stuefen – Elkton, SD
       Fred and Cindy Zenk – Webster, SD – State Officer Parents
       Wallace and Kathy Knock – Willow Lake, SD – State Officer Parents
2008   David & Barb Fosheim
       Case New Holland
       Roslyn School
       Patty DeZeeuw
       VeraSun
       CFFA
       WNAX Radio
       SD FFA Foundation
        Gerri Eide
2009    Jerry and Barb Gottlob – Salem

2010 Ashely Streff-Salem

       Sarah Dahlmeier – Sioux Falls

2011 Bill Lehman, Gettysburg
       Lance Howe, Redfield
       Sally Nielson, Watertown
       Julie Bell, Brookings
       Jim Krantz, Howard
       Rechelle Dissing, Canton
       Brian and Judy Carlson, Bader
       Phil Johnson, Sioux Falls
       SD Wheat Growers
          South Dakota FFA Sweetheart
YEARS          NAME                     CHAPTER
1977-78        Bonita Sneesby           Lake Preston
1978-79        Barb Bruns               Lennox-Sundstrom
1979-80        Charlene Lamb            Willow Lake
1980-81        Melody Maher             Pierre
1981-82        Pam DeZeeuw              Elkton
1982-83        Melanie Nelson           Sioux Valley
1983-84        Vonda VanWell            Watertown
1984-85        Kathy Barrett            Watertown
1985-86        Geri Knecht              Bowdle
1986-87        Penny Bieber             Bowdle
1987-88        Tonya Schaefer           Lyman
1988-89        Nicole Sittner           Harrisburg
1989-90        Kindra Bietelspacher     Bowdle

South Dakota FFA Ambassadors

YEARS       NAME                      CHAPTER              YEARS     NAME               CHAPTER
1989-90     Mari Beth Rasmussen       Platte               2005-06   Betsy Steckel      Sanborn Central
            Mike Jaspers              Roslyn                         Matt Stoecker      Hoven
1990-91     Gerri Nagel               Gettysburg           2006-07   Lee Kopriva        Raymond
            Gregg Koerner             Marion                         Lindsey Schock     Aberdeen
1989-90     Mari Beth Rasmussen       Platte               2007-08   Brett Alexander    Woonsocket
            Mike Jaspers              Roslyn                         Kimberly Haas      Harrisburg
1994-95     Chad Wosje                Sioux Valley
                                                           2008-09   Anna Schweer       Watertown
1995-96     Marty Michalek            Chamberlain                    Thor Vostad        Sioux Valley
            Susan Stoterau            Harrisburg           2009-10   Kari Rogers        Gettysburg
                                      Wessington
1996-97     Susie Lutter              Springs                        Kaitlin Jacobi     Harding County
1997-98     Sheri Moeller             Brookings            2010-11   Blake Eisenbeisz   Bowdle
            Justin Retzlaff           Groton                         Ben Johnson        Flandreau
1998-99     Tanse Herrmann            Chamberlain          2011-12   Paige Hermanson    Sturgis
            Jenny Titus               West Central                   Austin VanderWal   Volga
1999-
2000       Zach Rada                Scotland
           Kathy Mickel             Rapid City
2000-01    Jacob Stout        DeSmet
           Marci Weiss        Mud Butte
2001-02    Kristin Albers     West Central
           Jason Soren        Lake Preston
2002-03    Ruth Schaeffer     Scotland
           Adam Nagel         Gettysburg
2003-04    Stacy Redder       Flandreau
           Jason Biel         Wilmot
2004-05    Sarah Morrison     Florence
           Ross Scott         Wessington Springs
Governor’s Citation for Community Development

YEAR   CHAPTER                YEAR   CHAPTER
1975   Geddes                 2008   McCook Central
1976   Scotland               2009   McCook Central
1977                          2010   McCook Central
1978   Clear Lake             2011   Garretson
1979   Willow Lake
1980   Lincoln
1981   Huron
1982   Wall
1983   Letcher
1984   Harrisburg
1985   Groton
1986   Elkton
1987   Clark
1988   Elkton
1989   Bowdle
1990   Bowdle
1991   Harrisburg
1992   West Central
1993   Elkton
1994   West Central
1995   West Central
1996   West Central
1997   Elkton
1998   Elkton
1999   Garretson
2000   Elkton
2001   Elkton
2002   Woonsocket
2003   Garretson
2004   Garretson
2005   McCook Central
2006   McCook Central
2007   Garretson
National Chapter Award (Chapters selected for Nat’l Competition)

YEAR    CHAPTER               YEAR   CHAPTER                      YEAR   CHAPTER
1959    Clark                 1979   Flandreau- Silver            2008   McCook Central
        Webster                      Roslyn- Silver                      Bridgewater
1960    Clark                        DeSmet- Bronze                      Harrisburg
        Webster               1980   Lennox- Sundstrom- Gold      2009   Garretson
1961    Clark                        DeSmet- Silver                      McCook Central
        Miller                       Huron- Bronze                       Harrisburg
1962    Beresford             1981   Huron- Gold                  2010   McCook Central
        Clark                 1982   Lincoln                             Garretson
1963    Clark                 1983   Wall                                Harrisburg
        Webster               1984   Egan                         2011   Garretson
1964    Clark                 1985   Roslyn, Groton (Tie)                Lake Preston
        Scotland              1986   Elkton                              McCook Central
1965    Clark                        Harrisburg
        Wilmot                       Roslyn
1966    Clark                 1987   Menno
        Wessington Springs           Elkton
1967    Scotland                     Bowdle
        Wessington Springs    1988   Bowdle
1968    Scotland                     Roslyn
        Wessington Springs    1989   Elkton
1969    Scotland              1990   Bowdle
        Wessington Springs    1991   Elkton, West Central (tie)
1975    Hoven- Gold           1993   West Central
        Pierre-Oahe- Silver   1994   West Central
        Scotland- Bronze      1995   West Central
1976    Hoven- Gold           1996   West Central
        Scotland- Silver      1997   Elkton
        Menno- Bronze         1998   Elkton
        Doland- Bronze        1999   Garretson
1977    Hoven                 2000   Garretson
        Doland                2001   Garretson
        DeSmet                2002   Garretson
        Scotland              2003   Garretson
1978    Scotland- Silver      2004   Garretson
        Doland- Silver        2005   Garretson
        Hoven- Bronze         2006   Garretson
        Roslyn- Bronze               Lennox-Sundstrom
                                     McCook Central
                              2007   McCook Central
FFA Scrapbook

YEAR    CHAPTER                  YEAR   CHAPTER
1979    Lennox - Sundstrom       2008   Lennox-Sundstrom
1992    Waubay                   2009   Faulkton
1995    Garretson                2010   Faulkton
1996    Rapid City               2011   Hoven
1998    Rapid City
1999    Garretson
2000    Garretson
2001    Flandreau
2002    Elkton
2003    Rapid City
2004    Harrisburg
2005    Beresford
2006    Harrisburg
2007    Harrisburg


Public Relations

YEAR   CHAPTER         YEAR   CHAPTER
1992   West Central    2008   Webster
1993   Arlington       2009   Webster
1994   Arlington       2010   Webster
1995   West Central    2011   Webster
1996   Arlington
1997   Elkton
1998   Rapid City
1999   Rapid City
2000   Rapid City
2001   Webster
2002   Rapid City
2003   Webster
2004   Webster
2005   Webster
2006   Webster
2007   Webster
AgriEntrepreneurship Award

YEAR   MEMBER                 CHAPTER         YEAR     MEMBER                 CHAPTER
1999   Cristina Boyd          Arlington       2008     Ryan Frerichs          Wilmot
2000   Garrett Rahm           Doland          2009     Bailey Hurlbert        Clark
2001   William Huston         Sturgis         2010     Bailey Hurlbert        Clark
2002   William Huston         Sturgis         2011     Austin Bushong         Hitchcock-Tulare
2003   William Huston         Sturgis
2005   Noelle Rist            West Central
2006   Michael Cemowski       Milbank
2007   Ryan Frerichs          Wilmot


H.O. Sargent Award

YEAR   STUDENT AWARD                           YEAR     TEACHER AWARD
1999   Katy Horne, Rapid City
2001   Jerimiah Gaikowsi, Webster
2002   Eric Snaza, Webster
2003   none
2004   Molly Fendrich, McCook Central
2005   Jennifer Wubben, McCook Central         2005     Lori Chambliss – Crow Creek
2006   Jolene Tuschen, McCook Central          2006     Lori Tonak – Kimball
2007   none                                    2007     Dr. Tim Nichols – Community member
2008   Abby Neuroth, Harrisburg                2008
2009   Brittany Gassman, McCook Central        2009     Mike Brink, Hitchock-Tulare




Agriscience Student Recognition

YEAR   MEMBER               CHAPTER          YEAR     MEMBER               CHAPTER
1988   Mike Jasper          Roslyn           2003     Megan Chilson        Florence
1991   Heath Pringle        Bridgewater      2004     Bryan Moes           Florence
1992   Mike Moeller         Brookings        2005     Josh Chilson         Florence
1995   Chandy Davis         Belle Fourche    2006     Eric Simonton        Florence
1996   Jody Wishard         Florence         2007     Steven Zemlicka      Florence
1997   Erica Johson         Rapid City       2008     Karla Jorgensen      Florence
1998   Tiffany Anderson     Lemmon           2009     Dammonn Mischke      Florence
1999   Jesse Knutson        Deubrook         2010     Taylor Bach          Florence
2000   Ashley Schaack       Florence         2011     Hollie Pommier       Florence
2001   Ryan Brunner         Newell
2002   Danielle Byer        Florence
Chapter Website Design Winners

YEAR        CHAPTER              YEAR   CHAPTER
2007        Harrisburg
2008        Harrisburg
2009        Menno
Scholarship Recipients
AgEd Major @ SDSU Scholarship

Year     Name                   Chapter               Year    Name                Chapter
1993     Jeffrey Vander Wal     Sioux Valley          2010    Maria Rausch        Hoven
1994     Jessica Stout          DeSmet                2011    Ashley Tonak        Willow Lake
1996     Karla Schulz           Mitchell
1997     Jennifer Titus         West Central
1998     Amber Renner           Chamberlain
1999     Darin Zoellner         Groton
2001     Jason Jensen           Belle Fourche
2002     Kelly O’Donnell        Lemmon
2003     Darren Hartle          Chester
2004     Amanda Tuchsherer      Milbank
2005     Laura Sunde            Madison
2006     Noelle Rist            West Central
2007     Sara Berg              Baltic
2008     Jessica Nowell         Hitchcock-Tulare
2009     None


Blue and Gold Scholarship

Year                        Name                             Chapter
1993                        Christopher Engebretson          Garretson
                            Michael D. Moeller               Brookings
                            Garron Williams                  McCook Central
                            Rhonda C. Woehl                  Menno
                            Chad Wosje                       Sioux Valley
1994 (Wade Lang Memorial)   Victoria Harty                   Philip
1994                        Chad Mackaben                    Sturgis
                            Dawn Nagel                       Gettysburg
                            Frank Quamen                     Garretson
                            Mickey Strohschein               Newell
1995 (Wade Lang Memorial)   Michael Shumaker                 Parker
1995                        Suzie Lutter                     Wessington Springs
                            Delila Schick                    Miller
                            Wes Nugteren                     Parker
1996 (Wade Lang Memorial)   Kelly Rassmussen                 Rapid City
1996                        Kelly Grace                      West Central
                            Sheri Moeller                    Brookings
                            Heather Coleman                  Bon Homme
                            Margaret Blume                   Tulare
1997 (Wade Lang Memorial)   Bryce Teveldal                   Wessington Springs
1997                        Marty Bertsch                    Miller
                              Fank Moser          Rapid City
                              Jill Spindler       Hoven
                              Barry Jacobsen      McCook Central
1998 ( Wade Lang Memorial) Shane Reis             Chamberlain
1998                          Mike Strohschein    Newell
                              Travis Gebhart      Lemmon
                              Kathy Mickel        Rapid City
                              Lura Robison        Newell
1999 ( Wade Lang Memorial) Jessica Larson         Geddes
1999                          Mark Braunschmidt   Lennox-Sundstrom
                              Roxanne Wagner      Tulare
                              Codi Vallery        Newell
                              TJ Swan             Newell
2001 ( Wade Lang Memorial) Kim Franken            Chester
2001                          Jack Anderson       Lemmon
                              Valeree Holzwarth   Gettysburg
                              Lavyne Wieting      Milbank
                              Sandi Shape         McCook
2002 ( Wade Lang Memorial) Jared Knock            Willow Lake
2002                          Seth Zilverberg     Highmore
                              Jamie Swan          Newell
                              Belinda Slovek      Philip
                              Lindsey Hausvik     Doland
2003 ( Wade Lang Memorial) Charles Maude          Rapid City
2003 (Warren Miller Memorial) Andrew Brack        Baltic
2003                          Michelle Kramer     Flandreau
                              Jason Frerichs      Wilmot
                              Amber Dell          Newell
                              Brandy Freed        Newell
2004 (Wade Lang Mem.) Dustin Volek                Higmore
2004                          Crissa Zenk         Webster
                              Lori Rotert         McCook Central
                              Amber Van Hout      Milbank
                              Robert Schilling    Beresford
2005 (Wade Lang Mem.) Lee Kopriva                 Clark
2005                          Anthony Gelderman   Tri-Valley
                              Sara Curran         Sisseton
                              Camille Moe         Harrisburg
                              Ashley Vostad       Sioux Valley
2006 (Wade Lang Mem)          Lacie Hoffman       Redfield
2006                          Lauren Fosheim      Webster
                              Jace Hollenbeck     Harrisburg
                              Laurie Zubke        Lake Area Mult. Dist.
                              Joseph Kennedy      Beresford
                              Alex Heim           Wessington Springs
2007 (Wade Lang Mem)     Chelsea Steen           Rapid City
2007                     Rebecca Whitlock        Webster
                         Katie Nelson            Philip
                         Drew Edleman            Willow Lake
                         Nathan Glanzer          Willow Lake
                         Tony Donelan            Garretson
2008                     Brian Gottlob           McCook Central
                         Wyatt DeJong            Winner
                         Emily Eulberg           Dell Rapids
                         John Waring             Miller
                         Jake Waring             Miller
Wade Lang Mem.           Weston Ginther          Lemmon
2009                     Taylor Geppert          Kimball
                         Mick Trask              Philip
                         Erin Wilson             Lennox-sundstrom
                         Sarah Sample            Kimball
                         Eli Helms               Wall
Wade Lang Mem            Brittney Heiberger      Tri-Valley
2010                     Bradley Cihak           Bon Homme
                         Brittany Gassman        McCook Central
                         Danielle Piroutek       Philip
                         Jessica Ronning         Alcester-Hudson
                         Katie Spicer            Groton
Wade Lang Mem.           Hannah Johnson          Arlington
2011                     Ethan Vander Wal        Sioux Valley
                         Tawnie DeJong           Philip
                         Carson Covey            Winner
                         Jamie Flint             Viborg
                         Olivia siglin           Webster
Wade Lang Mem.           Austin Bushong          Hitchcock-Tulare

Mary Hanson Scholarship

Year   Name                   Chapter
1993   Jason F. Johnke        Centerville
       Kris Rehder            Beresford
       Matthew T. Burkhart    Baltic
       Scott Rust             Baltic
1994   Jayson Poppinga        Harrisburg
       Susan Stoterau         Harrisburg
       Jason Hoogland         Garretson
       Eric Carlson           Baltic
1995   Eric Poppens           Lennox-Sundstrom
       Chad Hazel             Beresford
       Maria Scholten         Brandon Valley
       Jeff Larson           Garretson
1996   David Hackrott        Harrisburg
       Andrea Huffman        Harrisburg
       Mike Hasvold          Baltic
       Kipp Julson           Garretson
1997   Tracy Fleming         Harrisburg
       Matthew Knock         Lennox- Sundstrom
       Randy Kringen         Garretson
       Shawn Mork            Baltic
1998   Dusty Risty           Garretson
       Nathan Vandersnick    Garretson
       Paul Burns            Harrisburg
       Kristen Wallenstein   Harrisburg
1999   Randy Hoogland        Garretson
       Jana Janke            Centerville
       Jeff Frerk            Garretson
       Mark Braunschmidt     Lennox
2001   Rebecca Bonine        Beresford
       Renee Burns           Harrisburg
       Jared Dubbelde        Garretson
       Brandon McLellan      Garretson
2002   Steven Bly            Garretson
       Mandy Jo Erichsen     West Central
       Revel Fink            Harrisburg
       Katie Tornberg        Harrisburg
2003   Katie Bogue           Beresford
       John Gaard            Harrisburg
       Rustin Vandersnick    Garretson
       Nathan Grace          West Central
2004   Rodney Koch           Garretson
       Brittany Nussbaum     Garretson
       Bradley Barber        Harrisburg
       Christopher Enger     Harrisburg
2005   Grant Thompson,       Harrisburg
       Steven Bogue          Beresford
       Melissa Goetz         Colman-Egan
       Jessica Berg          Baltic
2006   Rob Lind              West Central
       Noelle Rist           West Central
       Joe Kennedy           Beresford
       Brian Frett           Lennox-Sundstrom
2007   Stephanie Nussbaum    Garretson
       Tyler Kientopf        Garretson
       Tyler Berg            Harrisburg
       Jason Long            Harrisburg
2008   Olivia Swanson           Tri-Valley
       Travis Machmiller        Garretson
2009   Amy Shaffer              Lennox-Sundstrom
       Eric Stearns             Canton
       Devin Berg               Dell Rapids
2010   Tricia Neels             Garretons
       Amy Vander Werff         Garretson
       Taylor Hurd              Canton
       Taryn Adams              Harrisburg
2011   Nick Mueller             Garretson
       Brooke Pearson           West Central
       Brian VanDeStoet         Canton
       Chad Seslaa              Harrisburg

Bob Titus Memorial Scholarship

2001   Jeff Dell              Newell
2002   Jennifer Shock         McCook Central
2003   Heath Mushitz          Miller
2004   Gina Neu               Miller
2005   Jennifer L. Harvey     McCook Central
2006   Mary Ellen Manning     Beresford
2007   Brittney Cummins       Miller
2008   Dillon Swanson         Canton
2009   Shelby Lunden          Deubrook
2010   Michael Hammill        Miller
2011   Devin Backes           Kimball




Carhartt FFA Scholarship

2005   Melissa Goetz        Colman-Egan
2006   Kyli Zenk            Webster
2007   Sara Berg            Baltic
2008   Shelby Kerkhove      Rutland
2009   Amy Shaffer          Lennox-Sundstrom
2010   Bailey Hurlbert      Clark
2011   Aaron Held           Brookings
SD FFA Foundation Chevrolet Scholarship

YEAR   MEMBER           CHAPTER
2005   Steven Bogue     Beresford
2006   Matt Tollefson   Clark



Wosje Ag Business Scholarship


YEAR   MEMBER               CHAPTER            YEAR   MEMBER            CHAPTER
2007   Gabreil Gregg        Highmore           2010   Daniel Snyder     Sturgis
       Laura Schanning      Clear Lake                Kiley Kaufman     DeSmet
2008   Maria Skoglund       McCook Central     2011   Paige Hermanson   Sturgis
       Jason Frankenstein   Hitchcock-Tulare          Tia McMurtry      Miller
2009   Derek Zenk           Webster
       Aric Binger          Hitchcock-Tulare

				
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