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Madison Reiland with her calf at the Mower County Fair.
SUBMITTED PHOTO Madison Reiland with her calf at the Mower County Fair.
Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:37 AM
“FFA helped me realize how many jobs there are in agriculture and helped me realize what career I would like to pursue…I would like to become an agricultural engineer because I have always wanted to design something that is more efficient for all farmers to use. I am in dairy foods career development event (CDE) because I want to design products for the dairy industry,” explained Kingsland ninth grader Madison Reiland, a member of the Spring Valley-Wykoff FFA chapter advised by Kristal Brogan.

  • FFA member enjoys learning new things
    “FFA helps me learn and get excited about learning new things,” remarked Spring Valley-Wykoff FFA member Nora Jahn, a Kingsland sophomore who has been part of the chapter for three years. “I joined because I heard about how fun it was and how much I could learn about new things.”

  • FFA experience leads to career decision
    “FFA helped me realize how many jobs there are in agriculture and helped me realize what career I would like to pursue…I would like to become an agricultural engineer because I have always wanted to design something that is more efficient for all farmers to use. I am in dairy foods career development event (CDE) because I want to design products for the dairy industry,” explained Kingsland ninth grader Madison Reiland, a member of the Spring Valley-Wykoff FFA chapter advised by Kristal Brogan.

  • FFA project teaches junior responsibility
    Kingsland junior Liz Miller has grown up with the grazing Angus that dot the hillside of her family farm just outside Spring Valley.

  • Senior has participated in many FFA activities


    Kingsland senior Danielle Schultz is rounding off her fifth year as a member of the Spring Valley-Wykoff FFA chapter with an active schedule.
  • Friendship an important part of FFA
    Kingsland junior Brianna Hindt joined FFA in seventh grade not only because she thought it would be a good ag experience, but also because she wanted to be with her friends.

  • National FFA Week is Feb. 20 to 27, a time for FFA chapters around the country to celebrate. 

  • President expands ag knowledge through FFA
    “My family members were in FFA, and it sounded fun…I like meeting new people and learning new things about agriculture,” she said.   

  • FFA strengthens chapter vice  president’s love of agriculture
    “FFA has only strengthened how much I love agriculture.  There is no other place I can be as close to agriculture as when I’m farming,” said the Spring Valley-Wykoff FFA member who joined five years ago.

  • Sophomore follows sister into FFA
    “I joined because my sister was in it and it seemed fun,” stated Woods, a Kingsland 10th grader who has been a part of the Spring Valley-Wykoff FFA chapter since his seventh grade year.  

  • Freshman not at a loss of words about FFA
    Sydney Eickhoff has the creed: FFA confident.

  • Busy junior grateful for opportunities in FFA
    “I wanted to be more involved in agriculture-related activities, and I wanted to get to know more people at Kingsland,” she stated.

  • Sister draws co-treasurer into FFA
    “My sister was in FFA, and I saw the activities that she was in, like horse judging and going to the state FFA convention, and I wanted to experience the same things,” said Spring Valley-Wykoff FFA member and Kingsland junior Heather Apenhorst, who joined FFA in seventh grade. She is co-treasurer for the chapter this year.

  • Sophomore goes from Greenhand to FFA

    Stephanie Miner once had greenhands. 



  • Junior loves dairy as much as FFA

    “I currently work at Heusinkveld Farms, which I love. I milk cows, and it is a great education in learning about dairy,” stated Kingsland junior Makala Nauman, a member of the Spring Valley-Wykoff FFA chapter since seventh grade. 

  • FFA leads to the future for Kingsland senior

    FFA has paved the way to the future for Kayla Mulhern as her involvement in the activity has given her leadership skills and a direction after high school.

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