new hampton ffa

After graduating in the spring of 1952, Ralph Beck earned his Iowa Farmer degree in the fall of 1953 and still raises “some livestock” on the rural New Hampton farm where he was born.Although he wasn’t directly related to anyone at the 88th annual New Hampton FFA Banquet Saturday, Beck, age 84, has...
New Hampton’s annual FFA banquet and meeting, at least in advisor Jim Russ’ eyes, comes down to one word — celebration.“It’s a chance to look back on what our kids have accomplished this past year,” he said, “and celebrate our seniors who are getting ready to turn the page to the next chapter of...
It wasn’t a letdown by any means, yet when Temple Grandin walked off the stage Thursday night, New Hampton FFA advisor Jim Russ had a few bittersweet feelings.“You do all that prep work and it’s such a big focus for our chapter for a long time, and then it’s over in a day,” he said. “Don’t get me...
Temple Grandin looked out at the crowd filling the New Hampton High School gym Thursday and cracked a smile.“Well, I guess a few people came,” she said. “I hope I give them something to think about.”The world-renowned autism spokesperson and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior...
New Hampton FFA member Rachel Grober receives a check for the mum sales that Ace Hardware did for the New Hampton FFA.  The group received over $1,200 from the project along with the students learning about the mums growth and operations.

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