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By Kerry Drager Correspondent The Sauk Centre Future Farmers of America (FFA) and their supporters raised $770 in donations for the Eagle’s Healing Nest during their tractor drive last weekend. This is the organization’s second annual tractor drive and 29 individuals participated in the event. It was set up in part by Dave Bailey, who [...]

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  By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com Nick Zastrow of Long Prairie started in the world of cattle showing at age 9, introduced by friends. He became involved in 4-H showing and later, FFA. “Once I could drive, I went to shows on my own,” he said. His experiences began reaping larger rewards in 2011, [...]

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By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@ecm-inc.com It was the supportive atmosphere and confidence-building that drew 2012 Upsala graduate Marjorie Schleper to the National FFA Organization (formerly known as Future Farmers of America.) While still in elementary school, Schleper was allowed to tag along when her mom, Upsala FFA adviser Gretchen Schleper, went to activities. “I [...]

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