Montana FFA Competes at Virtual National FFA Convention


The National FFA Convention took place online October 27th to the 29th.  The 93rd annual convention is one of the longest running conventions in the U.S. and attracted nearly 217,500 people who participated online.

Multiple speakers entertaining thousands included, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.  Leadership workshops were held throughout the convention and sponsors and exhibitors from across the U.S. participated in the virtual trade show.  Additionally, national winners were determined in a number of individual events.  Montana’s Caroline Roeder from Choteau and Hobson’s Claire Stevenson were named as one of four national finalists in the areas of sheep production proficiency and beef production proficiency respectively.  Also, Andee Baker from Park City represented Montana in her unsuccessful bid for a national FFA officer position.

Thirty-nine Montana FFA Members earned the American FFA Degree.  The American FFA Degree is the highest degree that can be bestowed upon a member.  The degree requires individuals to meet a certain financial plateau from their work-based learning project as well as be an active participant in their local chapter and community.  The following are the individuals that earned this degree:

  • Andee Baker – Park City
  • Kylee Billingsley – Missoula
  • Jean Blackman – Cascade
  • Trenton Braaten – Broadwater
  • Molly Engle – Shields Valley
  • Emily Evans – Fairfield
  • Andrew Ferrat – Broadwater
  • Kyle Glenn – Missoula
  • Rachel Gunderson – Chinook
  • Tyler Haag – Ruby Valley
  • Kayla Hagan – Plentywood
  • Randi Hart – Simms
  • Randy Heppner – Plentywood
  • Riley Hilyard – Plentywood
  • Mickayla Johnson – Hinsdale
  • Brooke Johnson – Huntley Project
  • Irene Johnson – Roy
  • Daniella Leligdowicz – Custer
  • Michael McKay – Corvallis
  • Christaen McKelvy – Fort Benton
  • Caleb Meeks – Geraldine
  • Abbie Motley – Stevensville
  • Carter Nickoloff – Culbertson
  • Noah Nickoloff – Culbertson
  • Lucas Oelkers – Culbertson
  • Bryce Osksa – Plentywood
  • Caroline Roeder – Choteau
  • Cayden Rose – Gardiner
  • Cord Schneider – Chinook
  • Stephanie Skorupa – Clarks Fork
  • Anna Slivka – Winifred
  • Claire Stevenson – Hobson
  • Nicole Stevenson – Joliet
  • Kai Underdahl – Culbertson
  • Kacie Wacher – Plentywood
  • Tyler Weeks – Plentywood
  • Tyler Wilm – Fromberg
  • Peyton Wilson – Bainville
  • Alex Young – Fairview


The next activity for Montana FFA members is the John Deere Agriculture Exposition which will be held across the state at select John Deere dealerships November 12th through the 14th.



MT FFA State Advisor – Jim Rose 2020

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