All the events FFA members participate in and the entire Kansas FFA State Convention would not be possible without the support of all of our generous sponsors. We want to thank them for their investment in the youth and the future of agriculture. Please help us show our support of these vital partners.

Donations received July 1, 2016 – May 15, 2017

Note: New giving levels were implemented for the 2016-2017 year as part of the Foundation’s Strategic Plan. Learn more at

Corporate Partners

Premier – $50,000 and above

Midwest Ford Dealers – Overland Park

  • Built Ford Tough Scholarships
  • WLC Scholarships
  • Proficiency Award Program
  • Sponsor of Kansas FFA Truck


5 Star – $20,000 to $49,999

Ag1Source – Hesston

  • Kansas FFA Foundation
  • Executive Director Search

Cargill Meat Solutions – Wichita

  • Meats Evaluation and Technology CDE
  • State Conference for Chapter Leaders
  • Blue Jacket Program
  • CASE Scholarships
  • Proficiency Award Program

Farm Credit Associations of Kansas

  • National Chapter Award – Building Communities
  • Proficiency Award Program
  • State Convention Leadership Workshop
  • Stars Over Kansas Video Production
  • Stars Luncheon
  • State Convention Ice Cream Social

Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, LLC – Wichita

  • Speak Ag program
  • “I Believe” fund

4 Star – $10,000 to $19,999

CHS Foundation – St. Paul, Minn.

  • Parliamentary Procedure LDE
  • State Convention Keynote Speaker
  • Leader Lab
  • BLAST Off
  • Teach Ag Campaign and Scholarships

ICM, Inc. – Colwich

  • Blue and Gold Celebration
  • Leadership Quiz Bowl Event
  • State Star in Agribusiness
  • Educator Curriculum and Lab Kits
  • “I Believe” Fund

John Deere US Agriculture Division

  • Gator Giveaway
  • Land Evaluation CDE
  • “I Believe” Fund

Kansas Corn Commission – Garnett

  • Agricultural Education Programs
  • Diversified Crop Production – Entrep. Proficiency Award
  • Kansas FFA District Banquets
  • “I Believe” fund

Kansas Department of Agriculture – Manhattan

  • SAE Programming and Development
  • Novice Teacher Program
  • Agricultural Education Support

Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture – Manhattan

  • Discussion Meet LDE
  • State Star in Ag Placement
  • Educator Mentoring Program
  • New Chapter Start-up Program
  • Farm Bureau Community Grants

K-State College of Agriculture – Manhattan

  • State Convention Laser Light Show
  • District Officers’ Conference
  • State Career Development Host
  • State FFA Officer Program
  • State FFA Band
  • Executive Committee Host

Zoetis-Animal Health International – Dallas

  • Educator Mentoring Program
  • CASE Scholarship
  • Veterinary Science CDE
  • Milk Quality and Products CDE
  • Proficiency Award Program
  • International Leadership Seminar for State Officers
  • State Conference for Chapter Leaders
  • SAE Grant Program

3 Star – $5,000 to $9,999

Kansas Bankers Association – Topeka

Nutrients for Life – Washington, D.C.

Orscheln Farm & Home – Moberly, Mo.

The Coleman Company – Golden, Colo.

2 Star – $2,000 to $4,999

Caterpillar, Deerfield, Ill.

CDC-BME Stihl, Maple Hill, Mo.

Co-Bank, Denver, Colo.

FarmHouse Fraternity, Manhattan

Heritage Tractor, Baldwin City

Kansas Crop Improvement Association, Manhattan

Kansas Electrical Cooperatives, Topeka

Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, Lebo

Kansas Soybean Commission, Topeka

Mid Kansas Cooperatives, Moundridge

Midwest Dairy Association, St. Paul, Minn.

Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Johnston, Iowa

River Star Farms, LLC, Mercedes, Texas

Seitz Gift Fruit, Fredericksburg, Texas

United Bank and Trust, Marysville


1 Star – $1 to $1,999

Abilene Machine Inc, Abilene

Armstrong Farms, Muscotah

Blue Valley FFA Chapter, Randolph

Bluestem Farm and Ranch, Emporia

Buhler FFA Chapter

BTI, Ness City

Cargill Beef, Wichita

Carrico Implement, Beloit

Centre FFA Chapter, Lost Springs

Chapman High School, Chapman

City BBQ, Dublin, Ohio

Concordia Tractor, Inc., Concordia

Ellsworth FFA Chapter

Erie FFA Chapter

Farmway Co-Op, Inc., Beloit

Goessel FFA Chapter

Hiawatha Implement, Hiawatha

Hugoton FFA Chapter

Hummert International,
Earth City, Mo.

John Deere Foundation, Moline, Ill.

Justin Boots, Ft. Worth, Texas

Kalvesta Implement, Kalvesta

KanEquip, Wamego

Kansas Association of Agricultural Educators, Russell

Kansas FFA Alumni, Manhattan

Kansas Wheat, Manhattan

Kansas Veterinary Medical Assoc., Topeka

K-Coe Isom, Salina

Landmark Implement, Inc., Holdrege, Neb.

Landoll Corporation, Marysville

McPherson County Feeders, Inc., Marquette

Minneapolis FFA Chapter

National FFA Foundation, Indianapolis

National Wild Turkey Federation-Kansas Chapter, Manhattan

Onaga FFA Chapter

PrairieLand Partners, Hutchinson

River Creek Farms, Manhattan

Sod Shop, Lawrence

St. Francis FFA Chapter

Tarwaters, Inc., Topeka

Taylor Communications- KFRM 550AM Radio, Clay Center

Triangle H, Garden City

United Mosquito and Fly Control, Mission

Vivayic Inc., Lincoln, Neb.

Yates Center FFA Chapter

Zenger Farm and Land Management, Manhattan

Individual Donors

Premier – $5,000 and above

Kevin and Rosemary Harris Family, Abilene

Tom and Maggie Hemmer, Salina

Rick Malir and Bonnie Coley-Malir, Dublin, Ohio

5 Star – $3,000 to $4,999

Jeremy and Emily Lehning, Westmoreland

Carly Whorton, Dallas

4 Star – $1,500 to $2,999

Melanie Mainquist, Mora, Minn.

John and Jennifer Niemann, Mount Hope

Reinhardt Family Foundation, Leavenworth

Keith and Sheri Westervelt, Manhattan

3 Star $750 to $1,499

Clint Blaes, Topeka

Bruce & Rita Boydston, Centerville

Dr. Bill Garlow Family, Salina

Sec. Jackie McClaskey, Manhattan

Michael Smith, Hesston

2 Star $250 to $749

2016-2017 Kansas FFA Officer Team, Manhattan

Chad and Mandy Bontrager, Holton

Kasie Bogart, Arkansas City

Michael Burns, Dodge City

Jill Casten, Manhattan

Jeff Cather, Wichita

Kurt and Pam Dillon, St. George

Chad Epler, Columbus

Larry Gossen, Springfield, Mo.

Bill and Lori Harlan, Manhattan

Orrin and Beth Holle, Oberlin

Lindsay Huesman, Ellsworth

Mary R. Kane, Manhattan

Bob and Kay Lee

Jodi A. Mason, Wakefield

Halley Nett, Mulvane

Troy and Mary Soukup, Ellsworth

Colleen Trater, Glen Carbon, IL

Shawn Turner, Ottawa

Shannon and Andrea Washburn, Manhattan

Pat Wiederholt, Hartford

Dennis Will, Chapman

Matt and Donnelle Wolters, Atwood

Lance and Andria Zimmerman, Castle Rock, Colo.

1 Star – $1 to $249

Mike and Jill Arensdorf, Hays

Cathy Baldwin, Kalvesta

Thomas Bell, Cheney

Kent Blakeslee, Ellinwood

Harmon and Diana Bliss, Jetmore

Jay Bohnenblust, Clay Center

Rex and Keri Boley Family, Salina

Wayne and Marjorie Brant, Thayer

Logan Britton, Washington, D.C.

Billy Brown, Manhattan

Keith Bryant, Garden City

Steve Buss, Meridan

Tami Carlgren, North Newton

Chad Clark, Wichita

Kassie Curran, Wichita

Jeffery Curtis, Wichita

Joseph Detrixhe, Concordia

Brandie Disberger, Wamego

Justine Dlabal, Wilson

Shelli Duree, Halstead

Scott Emeola, Valley Center

Cory Epler, Lincoln , Neb.

Larry and Donna Erpelding, Manhattan

Kyle Essley, Costa Mesa, Calif.

Bruce Fouts, Westmoreland

Haylie Gardner, Wichita

Denise George, Nashville, Tenn.

Kevin and Brenda Gleason, Uniontown

Merle Hadachek, Cuba

Dr. Steven and Elizabeth Harbstreit, Mo.

Dalton Henry, Washington, D.C.

Gaea Hock, Chapman

Mark and Kelly Hoelting, Mission Valley

John and Joanne Holste, Columbia, Mo.

Jerry Hubner, Wichita

J.J. Jones, Kansas City Mo.

Jackie Klenda, Wichita

Sharita Knobloch, Ft. Lewis, Wash.

Robert Kohman, Abilene

Kelsey Lee, Stillwater, Okla.

Lucas Maddy, Manhattan

Jill Mason, Manhattan

Krista Mauck, Hoxie

RC McGehee, Wichita

Kimberly Miller, Udall

Charles Miller, Winfield

Jennifer Milliken, Williamsburg

Meghan Mueseler, Wichita

Paul Mugler, Salina

Clement Neely, Chanute

John and Jennifer Niemann,
Mount Hope

Kelsey Olsen, Manhattan

Tiffany Poet, St. Francis

Francis L. Reichart, Overland Park

Jennifer Ryan, South Haven

Johanna Ryckert, Chapman

Diego Salgado, Wichita

Drew Sallee, Wichita

Daniel Schaefer, Wichita

Elmer Schmitz, Highland

Christina Shank, Wichita

Jay Sherrod, Neodesha

Michael Siemens, Towanda

Michael and Christy Springer, Neodesha

Nathan and Emily Stanton, Bushton

Jed Strnad, Russell

Rob Wareham, Holton

Doug Wareham, Topeka

Stanley Watt, Manhattan

Alan Weiser, Chanute

Jake and Hillary Worcester, Manhattan

Alexis Wright, Manhattan

Jill Zimmerman, Winfield