CountryMark Serves as Banquet Travel Sponsor for State FFA Officers

Mar 06 2014

Spring will soon be here, and across rural Indiana that means the annual FFA chapter banquet season can’t be far behind. At these banquets, FFA members, parents, friends, and community supporters will gather to recognize and celebrate members’ and chapters’ achievements, leadership and growth of the past year.



One highlight and long-standing tradition of many of these chapter banquets is hearing a keynote speech by one of the state’s seven FFA officers. The banquet season runs from mid-March through mid-May, and the officers try to attend as many as they can. 


Financially supporting the officers’ touring circuit this year will be farmer-owned cooperative CountryMark.


“We see great value in what FFA does for its members, our communities and the future of the agricultural industry,” said Jon Lantz, CountryMark Vice President of Marketing. “FFA provides technical training, motivation and the opportunity for members to hone their agricultural skills. With the values they have and the training they possess, it is exciting to imagine where these blue jackets and gold leaders will take our industry in the years to come. Sponsoring the state officers at chapter banquets is also an excellent complement to the involvement many CountryMark member co-ops have with their local FFA chapters across the state.”


CountryMark recently hosted the state officers at its Indianapolis office.


“With the state officers we shared CountryMark’s agricultural heritage, provided them an overview of what the company stands for today, and our vision of where we hope to take our farmer-owned oil company in the years to come,” said Lantz. “We sincerely enjoy the opportunity to introduce our company to these enthusiastic and optimistic young leaders. Each year when we meet with the state FFA officers, they ask great questions and are always eager to dig into the issues that impact our industry and the lives of our customers.” 


Below is a list of FFA chapter banquets where the state officers will speak this spring. As additional dates are made, they will be added to the website.

Date Chapter Location Time
March 18, 2014  North Harrison Ramsey, IN 6:30pm
March 20, 2014 Orleans Orleans, IN 6pm
April 2, 2014 Sheridan Sheridan, IN 6pm
April 3, 2014 Crothersville Crothersville, IN 6:30pm
April 3, 2014 North Posey Poseyville, IN 6pm CST
April 4, 2014  South Knox Vincennes, IN  6pm
April 4, 2014 Jay County Portland, IN 6pm  
April 8, 2014 Western Boone Thorntown, IN 6pm
April 10, 2014 Mt. Vernon Mt. Vernon, IN 6:30pm
April 10, 2014  Northeastern Wayne Fountain City, IN 6:30pm
April 10, 2014  Shakamak Jasonville  6:30pm
April 12, 2014 Clinton Prairie Frankfort, IN 6pm
April 15, 2014 Kankakee Valley Wheatfield, IN 6:30pm CST
April 15, 2014 North Decatur Greensburg, IN 6pm
April 17, 2014 Argos Argos, IN 6pm
April 17, 2014  Heritage Hills Lincoln City, IN 6pm
April 17, 2014  Columbus Columbus 6pm
April 19, 2014 Indian Creek Trafalgar, IN 6pm
April 20, 2014 Castle Newburgh, IN 6pm
April 22, 2014  Hoosier Hills Bloomington, IN  6pm
April 22, 2014  Frontier Chalmers  6pm 
April 23, 2014 East Central St. Leon, IN 6pm
April 24, 2014  Mt. Vernon Fortville, IN 6pm
April 24, 2014 Hamilton Southeastern  Fishers, IN 5pm
April 24, 2014  Northwood Napanee  6pm
April 25, 2014  Tri-High Straughn, IN 6pm
April 25, 2014 Greensburg Greensburg, IN 6:30pm
April 27, 2014 Forest Park Huntingburg, IN 6pm
April 26, 2014  Southwood Wabash, IN 5pm
April 27, 2014  Tri-County  Wolcott, IN  6pm
April 28, 2014 Hagerstown Hagerstown, IN 6:30pm
April 30, 2014  South Newton Kentland, IN 5pm CST
April 30, 2014  Batesville Batesville, IN 6pm
April 30, 2014 Northeast Dubois Dubois, IN 6:30pm EST
April 30, 2014  McCutcheon Lafayette, IN 6pm
May 1, 2014 Scottsburg Scottsburg, IN 6pm
May 1, 2014  Seymour Seymour, IN 6:30pm
May 2, 2014  Benton Central Oxford, IN 7pm
May 5, 2014 Prairie Heights LaGrange, IN 6pm
May 7, 2014 Cloverdale Cloverdale, IN 6pm
May 7, 2014  Northview Brazil, IN 6:30pm
May 8, 2014  Maconaquah Bunker Hill, IN 6pm
May 8, 2014  Southmont Crawfordsville, IN 6pm
May 8, 2014 Caston Fulton, IN 6pm
May 9, 2014 Liberty Liberty, IN 5:30pm
May 9, 2014  West Central Francesville, IN 6:30pm
May 15, 2014 Woodlan Woodburn, IN 6:30pm
May 15, 2014  Madison Madison, IN 6pm
May 15, 2014  Eastern Pekin, IN 6pm
May 15, 2014  Tipton Tipton 6pm
May 15, 2014 Plymouth Plymouth  6:30pm
May 16, 2014  Randolph Central Winchester, IN 6:30 pm
May 21, 2014  Hope  Hope, IN 6pm
May 22, 2014 Angola Angola, IN 6:30pm
May 23, 2014  West Washington Campbellsburg, IN 6pm
May 23, 2014  West Central Francesville, IN  6:30pm
May 24, 2014 Shenandoah Middletown, IN 5pm


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