FFA Members From Across the Country to Attend Summer Next Gen Conference in Minneapolis


From June 25-28, the National FFA Organization will be hosting its summer Next Gen Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The topic of the conference is “Food Products and Processing Systems” and high school student attendees will learn through informational sessions, panels and tours. 

Tour locations in Minneapolis during the conference include:

Second Harvest Heartland

Cargill (Cargill Food Innovation Center and Cargill Research and Development Center). 

Food Building

Ardent Mills 

“We’re really looking forward to the students learning more about the value of food products and processing systems during the upcoming Next Gen Conference,” said Joe Martin, Program Specialist, Advocacy, Literacy, and Ag-Based Experiences, National FFA Organization. “One of the key goals of FFA is to equip our future workforce pipeline with talent that will feed, fuel and clothe the world. The conference is an educational opportunity for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors that meets this goal.”

FFA, a school-based national youth leadership development organization, prides itself on providing year-round educational opportunities like the Next Gen Conferences, which occur three times this year, to prepare our next generation of leaders. 

With FFA student membership at 945,000 and growing, those who are interested in attending Next Gen Conferences are selected through a competitive application process. For the June conference, 68 high school students were selected:


Carolyn Meade, Yuma Catholic FFA

Dawson Rice, Mingus Union FFA


Mark Gutierrez, Bakersfield Mira Monte FFA

Dayr Salazar Galvez, Woodlake FFA


Logan Goerks. Stark County FFA

Cheley Stotler, Stark County FFA

Tyler Worthey, Neoga FFA


Curtis Davis, Western FFA

Akayla Eichmiller, Northeast Dubois FFA

Tristian Galbraith, Hope FFA

Emma Hosfield, Western Boone FFA

Loriese Myers, Cascade FFA

Ambrielle Sendejas, Fishers FFA


Matthew Horstman, South Winn FFA

Ashley Mose, North Scott FFA

Kelsey Timp, South Winneshiek FFA


Lauren Jones, Seaman FFA


Cyrus Bivens, LaRue County FFA

Stephen Lemon, Western Hills FFA

Miguel Salazar, LaRue County FFA

Mireya Villanos, LaRue County FFA


Grace Bayerl, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted FFA

Brianna Fisher, Pierz FFA

Katlyn Gotvald, Pierz FFA

Bailee Gronau, Royalton FFA

Alisha Karst, Pierz FFA

Caleb Michels, Howard Lake Waverly Winsted FFA

Hannah Pawlu, Pierz FFA

Bethany Posch, Rocori FFA

Addisyn Schiller, Crookston FFA

Ellie Swart, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted FFA

Lauren Vandenheuvel, Pierz FFA


Skylar Calhoun, Saxony Lutheran High School FFA

Ada Mabary, Skyline FFA

Katherine Moulton, Russellville FFA

Matayah Steinman, Russellville FFA

Shea Stille, Montgomery County R-II FFA

Peyton Stubinger, Russellville FFA

Amelia Wilson, Saxony Lutheran High School FFA


Esther VanOverbeke, Waverly FFA

New Mexico 

Nellanei Kee, Shiprock FFA

North Dakota

Acelynn Lagerquist, Central Cass FFA

Simon Schneider, Central Cass FFA


Savannah Durheim, Big Walnut – DACC FFA

Elaine Rhoades, Brookville- MVCTC FFA


Jace Melugin, Pryor FFA

Kale Melugin, Pryor FFA


Matthew Averill, Tillamook FFA

Gracie Baker, Sandy FFA

Jacob Winchester, Harrisburg FFA


Abigail Beiler, Pequea Valley FFA

Jaylene Everhart, State College Little Lions FFA

Parker Yocum, Conrad Weiser FFA

South Dakota

Katrina Thon, Bridgewater – Emery FFA 


Daniel Light, Stewarts Creek High School FFA 

Kaitlyn Robichaud, Riverdale FFA


Lucy Draper, Delta FFA

JW Silcox, North Summit FFA

Kinley Warnick, Delta UT FFA


Savannah Bailey, Luxemburg-Casco FFA

Alexis DeFlorin, Hudson FFA

Tessa Kamien, Mishicot FFA

Landon Ploeckelman, Abbotsford FFA

Faith Sopa, Amherst FFA

Jakayla Steinhorst, Luxemburg-Casco FFA

Elisha Vogel, Denmark FFA

Lauren Weed, Bay Port FFA

Corporate sponsors of June’s Next Gen Conference are Cargill, CNH, Dominos and Nestle. To learn more about the National FFA Organization, visit www.ffa.org, and to learn more about the Next Gen Conference, visit www.ffa.org/participate/next-generation-conference

***Courtesy of the National FFA Organization***

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