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August 2016
$26,000 raised for FFA in three 2016 Golf Outings! 
 
What a great turnout for the 2016 Wisconsin FFA Foundation Golf Outings! We had so much fun and are thankful for all the support of our sponors, in-kind donors, golfers and wonderful courses! 
 
For a formal press release, visit: http://bit.ly/2aWcU15
 
2017 Golf Outing Dates
Northwest: July 17, 2017
Northeast: July 18, 2017
Southern: July 24, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Brenna Bays
2016-17 State FFA President 
 
Home Chapter:
Adams-Friendship FFA
College: UW- Platteville
Major: Agricultural Education
Supervised Agricultural Experiences: Dairy production and diversified livestock 
 
 
Hello Wisconsin FFA
Supporters and Partners!
 
It is an honor to be representing Wisconsin FFA for another year. My name is Brenna Bays and I am humbled to be serving as the 2016-2017 Wisconsin FFA President. I am a 2015 graduate from Adams-Friendship High School, where I was actively involved in FFA, 4-H, dance team, band, National Honor Society, and HERO (freshman mentoring program). I was raised on my family’s third-generation dairy farm in Adams and loved every minute of it.
 
I developed my FFA Dairy Production Placement Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) at a young age by going outside to do chores with my grandparents and father. I now partake in all the milking, feeding, record keeping, and cow and calf care. We have a 45-Holstein cow herd, but are in the process of transitioning to a replacement heifer operation rather than a milking operation! In addition to the Dairy Production Placement SAE, I began my Diversified Livestock SAE in third grade when I began purchasing market hogs to raise and sell at the Adams County Fair. In sixth grade, I began purchasing market beef to raise and sell at our county fair too!
 
Because of my experiences in FFA and agriculture, I have decided to major in Agricultural Education at UW-Platteville. After college, my plans are to become an agricultural educator, continue helping out with the family farm, become an active FFA Alumni member, and volunteer to be a member of the Adams County Livestock Committee and the Adams County Fair Board.
 
My roots are strongly planted in agriculture and I am excited to model the FFA mission statement by encouraging students to develop their potential for "Premier Leadership, Personal Growth and Career Success" through agricultural education.
 
Throughout this year, I look forward to meeting and working with many of you, seeing the small acts that each of us make that result in a big impact for Wisconsin FFA. I thank each of you for the dedication and time that you give the Wisconsin FFA Foundation to grow a successful future for each of the 20,463 Wisconsin FFA members.
 
Forever in Blue,
Brenna Bays
 
 
 
Russ Davis Wholesale/Crazy Fresh Produce
 
 
 
 
 
Russ Davis Wholesale/Crazy Fresh Produce is proud to support young men and women in the great state of Wisconsin, helping to prepare them for a future in the agricultural industry, says Operations Supervisor Justin Gruna. As a year-round, full-service produce company, Gruna says the company has four distribution centers in Wisconsin, seven total. Russ Davis Wholesale services 10 states in the Midwest, and partners with local growers and distribute to local supermarkets.  
 
Gruna explains that Russ Davis Wholesale partners with local farmers throughout Wisconsin for fresh fruits and vegetables such as corn, cucumbers, cabbage, dill, eggplant, squash, beans, peas, pumpkins, rhubarb, peppers, apples, potatoes, and onions, just to name a few. Jim Jandt Farms from Peshtigo, River Ridge Apple Orchard from Sparta, Sunrise Apple Orchard from Gays Mill, Wood Orchard from Sturgeon Bay, Seed to Seed from Clear Lake, Gumz Farms from Endeavor, Bushman’s Potatoes from Rosholt, and RPE from Bancroft, are just a few Wisconsin local growers that Russ Davis Wholesale enjoys working with to bring fresh local food to our table, says Gruna. 
 
"We also work with local growers by helping them get GAP (Good Agricultural Practice) certified by Russ Davis Wholesale's very own food safety certification called Safe-Source," says Gruna. "From the ground to our tables, protecting your brand, all while having good practices in the field with traceability is what Safe-Source is all about."
 
He adds that providing fresh fruits for FFA chapter and other youth group fundraising in Wisconsin is a program the company takes great pride in. In addition to fruit, Russ Davis Wholesale offers bulk products in hand-packed gift boxes, flavor of Wisconsin gifts, with all products grown/sourced here in the heart of Amercia's Dairyland. Items include: meat, cheese, honey, syrup, gourmet nuts, trail mix, pancake mix, and cranberry products.
 
"Russ Davis Wholesale takes great pride in donating 1 percent of total purchases directly to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation," says Gruna. 
 
Contact Russ Davis Wholesale for any fresh fruit fundraising needs at russdaviswholesale.com

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