The 95th National FFA Convention & Expo took place October 26th-29th in Indianapolis, Indiana. The winners of Career & Leadership Development Events, Proficiency Awards, Agriscience Fair participants, and American Degree Recipients were recognized during the seven sessions of the National FFA Convention & Expo. We are more than thrilled to share the results of how our Idaho FFA members did at Nationals with you!

Agricultural Communications: Jerome FFA Bronze Emblem Team

Aidan Evans Silver Emblem Individual

Bryce Jensen Silver Emblem Individual

Vanessa Rodriguez Bronze Emblem Individual

Annalee Elison Bronze Emblem Individual

Agricultural Issues Forum: American Falls FFA Silver Emblem Team

Agricultural Sales: Nampa FFA Gold Emblem Team

Timothy Hebson Gold Emblem Individual

Montana Heine Gold Emblem Individual

Laney Volkers Silver Emblem Individual 

Savannah Kinney Bronze Emblem Individual

Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems: Meridian FFA Gold Emblem Team

Miles Peters Gold Emblem Individual

Cody Wilkerson Gold Emblem Individual

Weston Herman Gold Emblem Individual

Tristan Smillie Gold Emblem Individual

Agronomy: Fruitland FFA Silver Emblem Team

Gracie Swope Gold Emblem Individual

Gabe Donahoo Gold Emblem Individual

Gerald Storey Silver Emblem Individual

Rylee Bake Silver Emblem Individual

Conduct of Chapter Meetings: Kuna FFA Silver Emblem Team

Creed Speaking: Ethan Crump American Falls FFA Silver Emblem Individual

Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management: Preston FFA Silver Emblem Team

Steven Roberts Gold Emblem Individual

Ty Atkinson Silver Emblem Individual

Maura Atkinson Silver Emblem Individual

Jake Schumann Silver Emblem Individual

Dairy Cattle Handlers’ Activity: Courtney Conley Nampa FFA Silver Emblem Individual

Employment Skills: Fernando Montelongo American Falls FFA Bronze Emblem Individual

Environmental and Natural Resources: Madison FFA Silver Emblem Team

Tate Bloomfield Gold Emblem Individual

Diego Rodriguez Silver Emblem Individual

Carter Swenson Silver Emblem Individual

Cooper Wolfe Silver Emblem Individual

Extemporaneous Public Speaking: Kamille Mirkin Jerome FFA Silver Emblem Individual

Farm and Agribusiness Management: Rigby FFA 7th Place Gold Emblem Team

Colby Barry Gold Emblem Individual

Jada Thurber Gold Emblem Individual

Hailey Albertson Gold Emblem Individual

Tobee Holman Silver Emblem Individual

Floriculture: American Falls 1st Place Gold Emblem Team

Lauryn Aiken Gold Emblem Individual

Kami Brown Gold Emblem Individual

Cody Carlon Gold Emblem Individual

Francisco Hernandez Gold Emblem Individual

Food Science and Technology: American Falls FFA Silver Emblem Team

Jasmin Hernandez Silver Emblem Individual

Martin Hernandez Silver Emblem Individual

Lola Leslie Silver Emblem Individual

Alyssa Hernandez Silver Emblem Individual

Forestry: Kuna FFA Silver Emblem Team

Kacie Wooten Gold Emblem Individual

Cambree Floyd Silver Emblem Individual

Daniel Middelhoven Silver Emblem Individual

Chase Wooten Silver Emblem Individual

Horse Evaluation: Rigby FFA Silver Emblem Team

Rainey Bell Silver Emblem Individual

Sydney Holloway Silver Emblem Individual

Pryce Romriell Silver Emblem Individual

Hailey Wilson Silver Emblem Individual

Livestock Evaluation: Hagerman FFA 10th Place Gold Emblem Team

Gus Hooper Gold Emblem Individual

Danica Knapp Gold Emblem Individual

Josiah Knapp Silver Emblem Individual

Saree Hillstead Silver Emblem Individual

Marketing Plan: American Falls FFA Bronze Emblem Team

Meats Evaluation Technology: Rigby FFA Gold Emblem Team

Hallee Miller Gold Emblem Individual

Brianna Bohney Gold Emblem Individual

Lucy Barney Silver Emblem Individual

Jade Rhodes Silver Emblem Individual

Milk Quality and Products: Fruitland FFA 3rd Place Gold Emblem Team

Braden Griffith 6th Place Gold Emblem Individual

Kaden Mackenzie 10th Place Gold Emblem Individual

Reese Garcia Gold Emblem Individual

Austin Tesnohlidek Gold Emblem Individual

Nursery/Landscape: American Falls FFA 9th Place Gold Emblem Team

Katherine Bischoff Gold Emblem Individual

Cooper Brown Gold Emblem Individual

Sayde Porath Gold Emblem Individual 

Laila Alvarez Bronze Emblem Individual

Parliamentary Procedure: Fruitland FFA Gold Emblem Team

Poultry Evaluation: Preston FFA Silver Emblem Team

Addilee Carter Silver Emblem Individual

Erwin Jenkins Silver Emblem Individual

Jacob Smith Silver Emblem Individual 

Taeg Christensen Bronze Emblem Individual 

Prepared Public Speaking: Elizabeth Blattner Meridian FFA Silver Emblem Individual 

Veterinary Science: Meridian FFA 5th Place Gold Emblem Team

Mason Hall Gold Emblem Individual

Mckenna Gibbens Gold Emblem Individual

Gavin Sternes Gold Emblem Individual  

Taylor Sutton Gold Emblem Individual

National Proficiency Finalists 

Agricultural Proficiency Awards honor FFA members who, through supervised agricultural experiences, have developed specialized skills that they can apply toward their future careers. Our Idaho FFA National proficiency finalists were:

Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication –Entrepreneurship/Placement

Delfina Murillo American Falls National Finalist

Area: Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance – Placement 

Levi Smuin Rigby FFA National Finalist

Area: Beef Production – Entrepreneurship 

Morgan Edwards Rigby Idaho National Finalist

Area: Outdoor Recreation – Entrepreneurship/Placement 

Brooklyn Lowe Kuna Idaho National Finalist

National FFA Agriscience Fair

The National FFA Agriscience Fair recognizes students who gain real-world, hands-on experiences in agricultural enterprises. Students use scientific principles and emerging technologies to solve complex problems related to agriculture, food, and natural resources. Congratulations to our Agriscience Fair winners!

Animal Systems: Division 4: Samantha Ty Smith and Simon Salisbury of the Moscow FFA Chapter in Idaho 

National Chapter Award

American Falls 3 Stars

Cambridge 3 Stars 

Highland-Craigmont 3 Stars

Rigby 3 Stars 

Kuna 2 Stars

Mackay 2 Stars

Meridian 2 Stars 

Vallivue 2 Stars 

Marsing 1 Star 

Parma 1 Star

American Degree Recipients

Congratulations to Idaho’s 37 American FFA Degree recipients! The American FFA Degree is the highest degree that can be attained in the organization and signifies a member’s dedication and perseverance in their ag, food and natural resources coursework, Supervised Agricultural Experience and in leadership and competition through FFA.

Elizabeth Bearden, Mountain Home

Blake Black, Raft River

Rylee Black, Fruitland

Kayla Browning, Kuna

Sadie Buck, New Plymouth

Macey Buescher, Weiser

Lindzy Mikkel Christensen, Rigby

Justis Crossley, Preston

Makenna DeWitt, Homedale

Tanner Doman, Rigby

Zoe Ertel, Cambridge

Ainslee Evans, Homedale

Joshua Eli Evans, Jerome

Kennedy Farden, New Plymouth

Isaac Troy Hanson, Rigby

Porter Hanson, Rigby

Mikayla Hinson, New Plymouth

Josune Jaca, Melba

Madison Kelley, Lakeland

Samuel Kerner, Weiser

Kagen Knudsen, Raft River

Garrett Marshal, American Falls

Jarret Mink, Cambridge

Brigham Nelson, Rigby

Gracie Nelson, American Falls

Tad Nelson, Rigby

McKay George Olaveson, Rigby

Kamryn Orr, Mountain Home

Mackenzie Saenz, Emmett

Emma Sanford, Notus

Brayden Thomas, Rigby

Noah Vantrease, New Plymouth

Madison Joy Weiers, Rigby

Benjamin Wells, Rigby

Travis Wells, Castleford

Trace Whitaker, Raft River

Audrey Ziegenfus, Meridian

National Band

Evelynn Chaney, Bonners Ferry

Haven Harley, Cambridge

National Chorus

Claudia Bishop, Troy

Isabelle Penuelas, Troy

Joshua Nelson, Troy

Congratulations to all of the outstanding Idaho FFA members on your accomplishments at the 95th National FFA Convention & Expo!