On Thursday, March 8, 261 Nevada FFA members, parents and guests attended the annual Nevada FFA Banquet, held at Gates Hall. Everyone enjoyed a dinner of certified Hereford prime rib, donated by John and Marytha Pitt, or pork loin donated by Tyson IBP. In addition, Nevada FFA offered Windsor chops as a third choice menut item. Mid West Pack also prepared cheesy au gratin potatoes, and prepared the meat items. Other meal items included green beans, roll and chilled fresh citrus lemonade. For dessert, Chris Lloyd made chocolate brownie cake a la mode. Kate Huse assisted with the preparation of green beans and accompanying items.
The Greenhand and chapter degrees were awarded to members, with accompanying pins. Awards included all of the FFA Career Development Events and Leadership events, and several local businesses and individuals were recognized for their contributions and donations. Certifications of appreciation went to John and Marytha Pitt; Dale and Andy Swanson; Frank and Cynthia McLain; Jim and Steve Owen; Jared Meinhardt and Jason Lemmert of Landus Cooperative; Brent Larson of KEY Cooperative; Jeff Anderson, Kody Asmus, Dustin Smith and Tim Hadley of Midwest Cylinder Head; Bill Couser; Charlie and Chris Lloyd; and Rick Hawbaker and Tyler McDonald of Van Wall Equipment. Star Greenhand First Year member went to Bianca Sponseller, and Star Chapter member to Luke Fevold.
At the end of the banquet, an iMovie was presented, showing highlights of the chapter in the past year. The iMovie was formatted, edited and finalized by Luke Fevold and chapter officers. The FFA officer team made remarks about how much they appreciate the extra effort and time that Kevin Cooper spends. Cooper received a standing ovation from the entire attendance.