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Buckeye resident Steven Bales to be honored as agriculturist of the year

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Buckeye resident Steven Bales to be honored as agriculturist of the year

Steven Bales is FFA's agriculturist of the year Steven Bales Jr. has deep roots in Arizona agriculture, extending back to the late 1800s and his great-great grandfather. Today, he carries on the family’s farming legacy of more than a century in the Buckeye area, modestly attributing his success to those who came before him and believing firmly in giving back to the industry and a community that have been good to him and his family. For his contributions to the farming industry, his commitment to community service and his support of the FFA program, Bales has been selected as the...

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Cullison to be named Blue & Gold Award honoree

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Cullison to be named Blue & Gold Award honoree

Extending a helping hand whenever it is needed: Jerry Cullison Asked what influenced him most while growing up and longtime Wellton farmer Jerry Cullison quickly answers that it was FFA. It’s a favor he’s been paying forward for 60-some years since then, whether it’s the $1 million endowment fund he established for future agriculture teachers, his tireless service with the Arizona Agricultural Education / FFA Foundation or his writing a check each year so every freshman in FFA at Antelope High School can have the official blue corduroy jacket – something he’s done for more than 25 years.“I’ve been in...

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Klinker to receive agriculturist of the year award

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Klinker to receive agriculturist of the year award

(Jim Klinker, right, interviews an FFA member on the FFA Star Tours with Arizona FFA Foundation state board member Cash Veo, center) Klinker is 2016 Agriculturist of the Year The Arizona FFA Agriculturist of the Year award is given annually to a member of the agriculture community who has a strong spirit of leadership and who has made significant contributions to Arizona agriculture and the community. This year’s recipient is especially fitting. It goes to Jim Klinker, executive secretary and chief administrative officer of the Arizona Farm Bureau Federation, who has devoted his long career to Arizona agriculture, and by...

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Tickets now on sale - Blue Jackets Benefit Dinner

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Tickets now on sale - Blue Jackets Benefit Dinner

Order your tickets and/or sponsor the 2016 Blue Jackets & Golden Opportunities Benefit Dinner! June 3, 2016. Order a benefit dinner ticket ($75), a couples ticket ($140) or a table (Starting at $500). Event sponsorship is available too - ALL online. Can't attend on June 3? The Arizona Agricultural Education/FFA Foundation Board of Directors would welcome a general contribution. ALL of these options are on the new site. Please note that dinner tickets MUST be ordered in advance. Review sponsorship options and order tickets HERE.

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