87th State Convention FFA Convention April 24-26, 2016

These chapters will be covered on KNUJ AM 860 and on-air broadcast times are listed next to each school. Click on the school name to view podcasts, images and sponsors.

Belle Plaine  Friday April 29 – 5:48 pm
Buffalo Lake/Hector/Stewart Monday April 25- 6:15 pm
BOLD Wednesday April 27 – 5:48 pm
Cedar Mountain Friday April 29 – 1:31 pm
Central Wednesday April 27- 2:48 pm
Fairmont Monday April 25- 5:48 pm
GFW Wednesday April 27- 2:15 pm
Glencoe/Silver Lake Tuesday April 26-1:31 pm
Hutchinson Tuesday April 26- 2:15 pm
LCWM Monday April 25- 2:15 pm
Madelia Wednesday April 27 – 10:25 am; Thursday April 28 – 1:31 pm
Martin County West Friday April 29 – 3:15 pm
Mountain Lake Thursday April 28 – 10:25 am
New Ulm Monday April 25- 1:31 pm; Thursday April 28- 2:48 pm; Friday April 29 – 2:48 pm
Nicollet Thursday April 28 – 6:15 pm, Monday May 2 – 1:48 pm
Red Rock Central  
Redwood Valley  
St. James Tuesday April 26- 2:48 pm
Sibley East  Wednesday April 27 – 6:15 pm; Thursday April 28 – 6:15 pm
Sleepy Eye Monday April 25-  2:49 pm; Tuesday April 26 – 9:52 am; Wednesday April 27-9:52 am
South Central Academy Wednesday April 27 – 3:15 pm
Springfield Tuesday April 26- 10:25 am; Wednesday April 27- 1:31 pm
Tracy/Milroy/Balaton Thursday April 28 – 2:15 pm
Wabasso Friday April 29 – 10:25 am,
Westbrook/Walnut Grove Thursday April 28 – 3:15 pm
Miscellaneous Honorary FFA Awards, Friday April 29 – 2:15 pm; Dale Busch St. James, Monday May 2 – 10:25 am; Monday May 2 – 2:15 pm


Convention Sponsors:

NorthStar Genetics – Minnesota Pork Producers – South Central Grain & Energy
Legal Pros – Enter’s Liquid Fertilizer

Springfield Co-op Creamery, American Family Insurance, Maday Motors, Prairie Farm Supply, CCFE,
George’s City Meats – Rapid Rick’s Bar & Grill, Nicollet County Pork Producers, BENCO Electric, Nicollet County Bank, Schmidt’s Meat Market,
Wakefield Pork, Springfield Public School, Sleepy Eye Public School, Palmyra Farmers Insurance
Farmers Union Industries, New Ulm Regional Vet Center, Brown County Free Fair, UFC, Searles Well Drilling,
High Water Ethanol, Citizens Bank, Kibble Equipment, Integrity Bank , Harvestland Coop, Miller Sellner,
Westbrook Ag Power, Farmers Coop, Sleepy Eye Auction, First Security Agency, First Security Bank,
Redwood Electric, Clements Lumber, Sturm Seeds, New Ulm Public Schools,
Community Insurance, Redwood County Mutual 


Mariucci Arena was the site of last nights State FFA program 2016




Mariucci Arena was the site of last nights State FFA program.  Over 2000 FFA members were in attendance.  Recognition included 2015 FFA Hall of Fame inductees and this years State FFA Degree Recipients.  Coverage continues today from the convention on KNUJ AM 860 and knuj.net.

KNUJ’s FFA Broadcast crew of Larry Baumgardt, left, and Jim Bartels bring years of broadcast and FFA expertise to the airwaves each year from both the National and State FFA Conventions.


 KNUJ’s Jim Bartels, along with Lisa Hoefs at National FFA Convention.  Hoefs, a New Ulm native,
received the Honorary American Degree at this years convention in Louisville.


Thursday nights always feature the best FFA talent in the nation. This singer was rated in the top 3!