Convention Sponsors

Thank you to our 2019 Minnesota FFA Convention sponsors. For more information on sponsoring a Career Development Event award or Proficiency Award, contact the Minnesota FFA Foundation at 507-534-0188 or


Thank you to Compeer Financial for sponsoring the Stars Over Minnesota program and C&B Operations LLC for sponsoring the Minnesota FFA Degree charms.


*denotes partnership through the Star Partners program.

Proficiency Awards

Agricultural Communications: The Farmer

Agricultural Education: Jim Ertl Fund                                   

Agricultural Mechanics Design & Fabrication: John Deere Company

Agricultural Mechanics Repair & Maintenance Entrepreneurship: AGCO

Agricultural Mechanics Repair & Maintenance Placement: MN SD Equipment Dealers Association

Agricultural Processing: CHS Foundation*

Agricultural Sales Entrepreneurship: West Central, Inc.

Agricultural Sales Placement: McDonald’s Twin Cities Co-op*

Agricultural Services: Rosen’s Diversified*

Agriscience Research Animal Systems: Hormel Foods*

Agriscience Research Integrated Systems: Minnesota Grain and Feed Association*

Agriscience Research Plant Systems: Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council

Beef Production Entrepreneurship: Greg, Karen & Nick Gosen

Beef Production Placement: Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation

Dairy Production Entrepreneurship: Accelerated Genetics

Dairy Production Placement: Midwest Dairy Association

Diversified Agricultural Production: Minnesota Biofuels Association*

Diversified Crop Production Entrepreneurship: CF Industries*

Diversified Crop Production Placement: WinField*

Diversified Horticulture: AgStar Financial Services*

Diversified Livestock Production: Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation

Environmental Science & Natural: Great River Energy*

Equine Science Entrepreneurship: Zinpro Corporation

Equine Science Placement: Central Farm Service*

Fiber and/or Oil Crop Production: Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council

Forage Production: DuPont Pioneer

Forest Management & Products: Vermeer Sales and Service

Fruit Production: MinnTex

Goat Production: Runnings*

Grain Production Entrepreneurship: Minnesota Corn Growers Association*

Grain Production Placement: DuPont Pioneer

Home and/or Community Development: AgriBank*

Landscape Management: Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association

Nursery Operations: Wells Fargo*

Outdoor Recreation: Johnson Outdoors

Poultry Production: Minnesota Turkey Research and Promotion Council

Sheep Production: Curt Youngs

Small Animal Production & Care: Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation

Specialty Animal Production: Ralco*

Specialty Crop Production: Petersen Farms, Inc.

Swine Production Entrepreneurship: Christensen Farms

Swine Production Placement: Christensen Farms

Turf Grass Management: Northland Ford Dealers*

Vegetable Production: United FCS*

Veterinary Science: Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation

Wildlife Management: George & Mary Peichel

Career Development Events

Agricultural Communications: North Central Chapter of NAMA

Agricultural Issues: Syngenta

Agricultural Mechanics: Minnesota John Deere Dealers: AgPower Enterprises,
Kibble Equipment, Midwest Machinery & SEMA Equipment

Agricultural Sales: Scott & Michelle Hislop

Crops: Minnesota Crop Improvement Association & Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council

Dairy Cattle Evaluation: AMPI

Dairy Handlers: Minnesota Select Sires Co-op

Farm Business Management: John Deere Company

Fish & Wildlife Management: Minnesota FFA Foundation

Floriculture: Minnesota FFA Foundation

Food Science & Technology: Midwest Dairy Association

Forestry: Minnesota FFA Foundation

Horse Evaluation: Minnesota FFA Foundation

Livestock Evaluation: Central Livestock Association

Marketing Plan: Minnesota FFA Foundation

Meats Evaluation & Technology: Mark & Donna Moenning Family

Milk Quality & Products: Midwest Dairy Association

Nursery & Landscape: Bailey Nurseries

Poultry: Minnesota Turkey Research & Promotion Council

Small Animals: Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation

Soils: CF Industries

Best Informed Greenhand: Zumbrota-Mazeppa FFA

Creed Speaking: Paul Hansen Family

Discussion Meet: Minnesota Farm Bureau

Extemporaneous Speaking: Minnesota Farm Bureau

Job Interview: Geronimo Energy

Novice Parliamentary Procedure: Curt Youngs

Parliamentary Procedure: Kevin and Nancy Dahlman

Prepared Public Speaking: Welchlin Keynote Presentation

Talent: Ruth Linkenmeyer-Meirick