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Meet
our Team

Minnesota FFA Foundation's Board of Trustees are comprised of business and industry professionals from across Minnesota.  All who come together voluntarily to support one cause: engaging partners to build strong Agricultural Education programs across Minnesota.  Supporting Minnesota's youth, one student at a time.

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Message from Board Chair Johnson

"The More You Give The More You Live"

Hello Minnesota FFA Supporters,

How do you feel when you see a young person wearing the blue corduroy jacket? If you are like me, you immediately wonder what they are up to?  What projects are they working on? What leadership goals do they have? What does their future hold? Will they be leading a commodity group or providing support in the political arena or volunteering in their local communities. Perhaps they will be a steward of the land and grow crops to help feed our nation and the world. In any case, I am drawn to meet them because I know they are part of FFA, an organization that help develops character and promotes responsibility and leadership.   

As part of my giving this year I have invested in the Minnesota FFA Foundation Legacy Club. This program raises funds to support and ensure the growth and development of new FFA chapters across the state. I can’t wait to see how these new clubs develop and grow.  

In planning your giving, I hope you will consider an  investment in the lives of these amazing young people.  There are multiple ways to give to FFA and perhaps one will appeal to you. You can find them all here on the MN FFA Foundation website. Thanks for stopping by… 

Jean Johnson, Board Chair MN FFA Foundation

Marketing Communications Consultant, AgCountry Farm Credit Services

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Meet our Board of Trustees

Jean Johnson

Why I Choose to Support >

AgCountry Farm Credit Services
Marketing Communications Consultant
Board Chair:
Val Velde

Why Val Volunteers >

Land O'Lakes, Purina Animal Nutrition
Regional Customer Operations Manager
Chair-Elect:
Natasha Mortenson

Why I Choose to Support >

Riverview, LLP
Community Relations
Past-Chair:
Mark Dorenkamp

Why I Choose to Support >

Brownfield Ag Radio Network
Anchor / Reporter
Secretary:
Pat Dingels

Why I Choose to Support >

Redwood Area Development Corporation,
Redwood Area Community Foundation

Executive Director
Treasurer:
Paul C. Aarsvold

Why I Choose to Support >

Minnesota Association of
Agricultural Educators

Past President
Patrice Bailey

Why I Choose to Support >

Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Assistant Commissioner
Dr. Francis Homans

Why I Choose to Support >

University of Minnesota Agriculture Education, Communications & Marketing
Professor and Head
Ben Olander

How I am making a difference >

Minnesota FFA Association
State FFA President
Jason Schwantz

Why I Choose to Support >

CHS, Inc
Need Jason's title
Jim Burns

Why I Choose to Support >

Procise Solutions, Inc
President
Staci Martin

Why I serve on the board>

Martin + Co
CEO
Kyle Petersen

Why Kyle supports FFA >

Petersen Farms, Inc
President
Clint Smith

Why I Choose to Support >

Rockford High School
Agricultural Educator
Lara Durben

Why I Choose to Support >

Empowered Events LLC
Partner
Paula Mohr

Why I Choose to Support >

The Farmer Magazine / Farm Progress / Informa PLC 
Editor
Dr. Zane Sheehan

About my commitment to FFA >

Minnesota Department of Education

State Supervisor of Agricultural Education; AFNR Program Specialist, Minnesota FFA State Advisor and Board Chair

Juleah Tolosky

What the FFA Foundation means >

Minnesota FFA Association
Executive Director
Mat Vaupel

Why I Choose to Support >

Vaupel Farms
Owner and Operator

Meet our Executive Sponsors Board

Kevin Paap

Why I Choose to Support >

Minnesota Farm Bureau
President
Executive Sponsors Board Chair
Rod Hebrink

Why I Choose to Support >

Compeer Financial
President & CEO
Mark Davis

Why I Choose to Support >

Davisco Food International
Need Mark's TItle
Dan Kohls

Why I Choose to Support >

Form-A-Feed
Need Dan's title
Jeff Grev

Why I Choose to Support >

Hormel Foods Corporation
Need JEff's Title
Dave Ladd

Why I Choose to Support >

RDL & Associates, LLC
President
Gary Sloan

Why I Choose to Support >

BMO Harris Bank
Need Gary's Title
Bill Stevens

Why I Choose to Support >

AgriBank
Need Rick's Title
CONTACT US:

PO Box 365

Plainview, MN 55964

(507)534-0188

mnffafoundation@gmail.com

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