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2003-2004 Region VI Officer Team
 
Back Row: Ann Lanoue, Nic Hodnefield, Jill DeJong, Kyle Lessman and Bobbielee Pankratz
Front Row: Amy Konradi, Anne Bjerum, Erin McCoy and Danielle Rogers

 

Our Theme:

 

Our Motto:
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to purse them." - Walt Disney

 

Our Goals:

1. Make more appearances by visiting chapters and being present at all of the region events so we can further develop the relationships with our chapter members.
2. Plan a non-competitve event for members to socialize at.
3. Assist the State Officer team in reaching their goal of 10,000 members in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
4. Continue to maintain the website to better inform our members.
5. Have fun while
Experiencing the Dream!


2003-2004 Region VI Officers

President: Anne Bjerum
Vice President: Jill DeJong
Secretary: Erin McCoy
Treasurer: Nic Hodnefield
Reporter: Danielle Rogers
Sentinel: Kyle Lessman
Historian: Bobbielee Pankratz
Parliamentarian: Amy Konradi
Officer-at-Large: Ann Lanoue




President

Name: Anne Marie Bjerum
Chapter & Chapter Office:
Mountain Lake/Vice President
CDE's You've Particpated In:
General Livestock Judging, Creed Speaking, Prepared Public Speaking and Job Interview
SAE:
Dicersified Livestock Production Placement
FFA Activities:
Region and State Livestock Shows, State and National Convention, Fruit Sales, Chapter meetings and parties
Favorite FFA Event:
State Fair Livestock Shows
Favorite TV Show:
I don't watch that much TV.
Favorite Cartoon Character:
Favorite Music Group:
This is a toughy...depends on the day, ask me if you want to know.
Car You Drive:
1994 Olds Cierra
Key Chains:
National Wrestling Duel "The Clash" - Rochester, MN and a pig.
Interesting Fact:
I had braces for 5 years.
What is the first thing you think of in the morning:
GRRR...
Advice you couldn't live without:
Kick butt!
Role Model:
Mr. Appel and Mr. Voss...lol JUST KIDDING! I'd have say my Grandpa Nickel
Goals:
I have a lot of goals-- I'd like to be in the top end for Job Interview at Nationals, make a difference in FFA members' lives, and go on to college and have a successful career and family.
Quote:
"Live each day as if there's no tomorrow!"


Vice President

Name: Jill DeJong
Chapter & Chapter Office:
Jackson County Central- Vice President
CDE's You've Particpated In:
Creed, Public Speaking, Novice Parli Team, Food Science & Technology, and Talent
SAE: Agricultural Sales Placement
FFA Activities:
SGLC, SLCCL, WLC, MFE, State Convention, National Convention, Crops Show and STAR/POWER.
Favorite FFA Event:
WLC and SGLC
Favorite TV Show:
Will and Grace
Favorite Cartoon
The Pink Panther and Chesire the Cat.
Favorite Music Group:
I have 3. Poison, Lonestar, and Simple Plan.
Car You Drive:
White 93 Escort LX
Key Chains:
MN at 75 and Senor Frogs Lanyard
Interesting Fact:
I was born in Seoul, South Korea.
What is the first thing you think of in the morning:
Another day to start something new. Gosh I'm hungry.
Advice you couldn't live without:
Live your life to the fullest because you never know what tomorrow will bring. Live well, laugh often, love much. You can do anything you want to do if you just have a little faith and put your mind to it...you can can achieve anything.
Role Model:
Kristie Ploehn and Jeff Nelson
Goals:
To graduate with high honors. To become a state officer. To live a happy and prosporous life. To be a WLC or MFE staff leader.
Quote:
"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." - Anontole France


Secretary

Name: Erin McCoy
Chapter & Chapter Office:
Tracy, Chapter President
CDE's You've Particpated In:
Dairy Foods, Public Speaking, Creed, Extemp. Speaking, Small Animals
SAE:
Swine Production Placement
FFA Activities:
State Convention
Favorite FFA Event::
National Convention
Favorite TV Show:
The Simpsons
Favorite Cartoon Character:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Favorite Music Group:
Simple Plan
Car You Drive:
Mercury Sable
Key Chains:
U of M lanyard
Interesting Fact:
My favorite animal is a pig
What is the first thing you think of in the morning:
How much I want to go to bed
Advice you couldn't live without:
Never give up
Role Model:
My grandparents
Goals:
Go to the U of M and major in animal science
Quote:
"If you can't win at least push the person in front of you harder." -Unknown


Treasurer

Name: Nic Hodnefield
Chapter & Chapter Office:
JCC, President
CDE's You've Particpated In:
Ag Mechanics, Crops
SAE:
Working on my family farm and at Loon Lake Golf Course
FFA Activities:
SLCCL, State and National Convention, Pretty much all of the chapter activities
Favorite FFA Event::
State Convention
Favorite TV Show:
The Tonight Show
Favorite Cartoon Character:
Not really a big cartoon watcher
Favorite Music Group:
Alan Jackson
Car You Drive:
1999 Chevy Blazer
Key Chains:
Nothing real special
Interesting Fact:
1st place ag mechanics two years ago
What is the first thing you think of in the morning:
Work
Advice you couldn't live without:
Don't sweat the little stuff, and rememmber its all little stuff
Role Model:
My Dad
Goals:
Go into electrical engineering
Quote:


Reporter

Name: Danielle Rogers
Chapter & Chapter Office:
I'm the President of the Worthington Chapter.
CDE's You've Particpated In:
Soils, Best Informed Greenhand and Ag Sales
SAE:
Sheep and Swine Production
FFA Activities: National Convention, State Convention, STAR/POWER, RLC, Chapter Events, Worthington FFA Food Stand, Miracle Of Birth Center, Envirothon, and COW/Greenhand Day
Favorite FFA Event:
Miracle of Birth Center at the MN State Fair
Favorite TV Show:
NASCAR races. . .that's about all I watch when I have time that is
Favorite Cartoon Character:
Sebastian the Crab
Favorite Music Group:
Emerson Drive and Black Eyed Peas
Car You Drive: 1993 Tan Oldsmobile Eighty Eight Royale
Key Chains: Guardian Angel, Old Navy Flip Flop, Ski Clips, and one with my zodiac
Interesting Fact:
I've climbed the Eiffel Tower, walked through the Black Forest, visited the UN and swam in the Mediterranean Sea.
What is the first thing you think of in the morning:
Wake up, you have a half hour to get out of bed!
Advice you couldn't live without:
A) Learn to get over or live with it and move on because your bound to be stronger because of it. B) Share what your thinking, don't worry about what others think because it doesn't matter. . .you'll feel better if you share it. C) If a person applies themself it really isn't hard to pull off an "oh my god."
Role Model: Lara Van Liere and Andy Klein
Goals:
I actually have a list of goals I want to meet before I retire *lol* But right now the main ones are to graduate with high honors, go to college and get either a major in Public Relations with a minor in International Relations or a major in AG Education with a minor in Animal Science.
Quote:
"If you look down to the ground, you'll fall. But if you look far and high, you'll fly!" - Unkown


Sentinel

Name:Kyle James Frank Lessman
Chapter & Chapter Office:
Tracy Sentinel
CDE's You've Particpated In:
Livesotck Judging, Creed Speaking, Best Informed Greenhand and Parli Procedure
SAE:
Beef Production
FFA Activities:
PALS Program, Trap Shooting, Chick Committee, and a bunch of other stuff
Favorite FFA Event:
There are so many to choose from but I will have to say State Convention
Favorite TV Show:
The Drew Carey Show
Favorite Cartoon Character:
Scooby Doo
Favorite Music Group:
Lonestar
Car You Drive:
A two-tone grey 1983 Bonneville
Key Chains:
Right now I have the FFA one that they gave us at State Convention but it changes every week because I collect key chains
Interesting Fact:
I have two middle names
What is the first thing you think of in the morning:
Do I really need to wake up today
Advice you couldn't live without:
Just follow your heart
Role Model:
My older brother Justin and Superman
Goals:
To one day take over the world and to live my life to the fullest
Quote:
"Happiness is like wetting your pants, everyone can see it but only you have that warm fuzzy feeling."


Historian

Name:
Chapter & Chapter Office:
CDE's You've Particpated In:
SAE:
FFA Activities:
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Favorite TV Show:
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Favorite Music Group:
Car You Drive:
Key Chains:
Interesting Fact:
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Advice you couldn't live without:
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Parliamentarian

Name: Amy Konradi
Chapter & Chapter Office:
Sioux Valley - Round Lake - Brewster
CDE's You've Particpated In:
Small Animals, BIG, Farm Management and Creed
SAE:
Vegetable Production/Small Animal Care
FFA Activities:
SLCCL, SGLC, National & State Convention, POWER
Favorite FFA Event:
SGLC
Favorite TV Show:
Charmed
Favorite Cartoon Character:
Tigger
Favorite Music Group:
Car You Drive:
1999 Dodge Ram
Key Chains:
Dodge Ram emblem key chain and best friend wings
Interesting Fact:
Loves to travel
What is the first thing you think of in the morning:
It's a wonderful morning.
Advice you couldn't live without:
Never limit the possibilities.
Role Model:
My aunt Linda
Goals:
To graduate from college.
Quote:
"Failure provides an opportunity to grow."


Officer-at-Large

Name: Ann Lanoue
Chapter & Chapter Office:
Tracy Area- Treasurer
CDE's You've Particpated In:
General Livestock, Prepared Public Speaking, Extemporary Speaking and I did Dairy Food once.
SAE:
Forage Production and Ag Sales
FFA Activities:
State Swine Livestock Show, Conventions, RLC, STAR/POWER, Fruit Sales, Chapter Mtgs, Noon chapter meetings and most of what the chapter does
Favorite FFA Event:
National COnvention...You've never experienced life until you had a night's sleep on a bus in the middle of Iowa!
Favorite TV Show:
When I actually get a chance to watch I like...Friends, ER & The Simpson's
Favorite Cartoon Character:
Lisa Simpson
Favorite Music Group: 
Hmm, too many to chose!!!
Car You Drive:
A gray 1985 Buick...it gets me there...well, most of the time!
Key Chains:
A cross, one of the FFA light sticks from National Convention, an insurance card, a one eyed frog, a hershey's kiss, Guardian Angel and a fish.
Interesting Fact:
I have 6 species of animals on my farm (I show pigs, sheep, and cattle, my cousins have pheasants in an old barn, I have 4 dogs, and the occasional crazy farm cat)
What is the first thing you think of in the morning:
Five more minutes!
Advice you couldn't live without:
You can only have as much fun as you make it.
Role Model:
My oldest brother Mr. Lanoue (Blue Earth Advisor) and my mother
Goals:
To go to the U of M or another 4 yr. school and major in computer sciences, Ag Ed, pre-med or ag journalism
Quote:
"The best way to make you dreams come true is to wake up." -J.M. Power "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." -Milton Berle