Alex Voichoskie and Hannah Borg co-host this week’s edition of Friday Five inside Pinnacle Bank Arena at the Nebraska FFA State Convention.
Friday Five is a countdown of some of the biggest stories in agriculture. This week, Alex and Hannah put an emphasis on the Nebraska FFA, as the association celebrates its 90th convention in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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Number 5: This week Chinese officials responded quickly to the Trump administration’s proposed 25 percent tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports by announcing higher tariffs on 106 more U.S. commodities including soybeans. The new reciprocal tariffs will be on products including soybeans, automobiles and chemical products, worth a total of $50 billion.
Number 4: On Wednesday, FFA members across the state kicked off the 90th Nebraska State FFA Convention in downtown Lincoln. Over 4,000 FFA members competed in over 30 competitions and participated in numerous workshops and activities.
Number 3: Union Bank and Trust and Nebraska FFA Association, hosted the first annual Living to Serve: Meal Packing Service Project.
Over 360 FFA members exhibited the FFA motto living to serve while packing 50,000 “Meals of Hope” for the Lincoln food bank on Friday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Number 2: Nebraska FFA has expanded to 184 chapters. The newest chapters are Cozad, Crawford, Elwood, Deshler, Johnson- Brock, Neligh- Oakdale, Overton, Santee and Wayne.
Number 1: On Friday, the 2018-2019 Nebraska State Officer Team was announced during the final session of the state FFA convention.
Serving as vice presidents are Jordan Popp (Broken Bow FFA), Hailey Andreasen (Boone Central FFA), Marie Mees (Elgin FFA), Britney Gamma (Omaha-Bryan FFA), and Brooke Bell (David City FFA).
Serving as state secretary is Grady Johnson (Holdrege FFA) and serving as Nebraska State FFA Association president is Amanda Most (Ogallala FFA).