By Brittany Nielsen Posted October 14, 2009
To some, FFA is a way of life. Future Farmers of America helps develop “their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education,” (FFA.org.)
Two of our very own buckaroos will be heading off to Indianapolis to represent Humboldt County and the state of Nevada at the National FFA Convention. Lance Thompson and Shane Bell worked hard to be able to go all the way to Indianapolis. They had to fundraise and work to earn enough money for the opportunity of a lifetime.
Thompson qualified in the Diversified Livestock Proficiency. He will be speaking about his supervised agriculture experience with his cows, pigs, and his horse as well as his work experience as a farmer.
Bell is the other buckaroo that is headed to Indianapolis. Bell is competing at the national giving a speech on wild horses.
“I’m looking to win,” Bell said when asked what he wanted to improve on.
Thompson and Bell, along with others, went to Nationals in Indianapolis last year also. When they went last year they placed fifth overall. If you win at Nationals you can get scholarships and other opportunities for college. FFA really affects the lives of the students involved in it.
To help them out, they are having a raffle to help pay for the trip. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Bell and Thompson both are selling tickets. Teachers with the tickets are Mrs. Rebecca Hill, Mr. Coles, Mrs. Kern, and Mrs. Thompson.