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Home Place Weekend: Check your FFA and 4-H IQHome Place Weekend: Check your FFA and 4-H IQ

How much do you know about Nebraska 4-H and FFA? Check out my Friday quiz.

Curt Arens

July 10, 2015

3 Min Read

FFA and 4-H are youth organizations that reach out to millions of young people around the country. Nebraska is no exception, with the number of FFA chapters continuing to expand and with one of the highest 4-H enrollment rates as a percentage of the population in the country. With county fair season in full swing, it is always fun to look at the heritage of these two great youth organizations in the state. But how much do you know about your organizations? Here is a Friday quiz to test your FFA and 4-H IQ.

In what year did the Nebraska FFA Association become the sixth state to charter with the National FFA Organization? A. 1909  B. 1928  C. 1956


How many youth are members of traditional 4-H clubs in Nebraska? A. 42,000 B. 11,000  C. 125,000

How many FFA chapters are currently active in the state? A. 501  B. 150  C. 10

With what words does the 4-H Pledge begin? A. I pledge my hands to hard work B. I pledge my heart to be strong  C. I pledge my head to clearer thinking

With what words does the FFA Creed, written by E.M. Tiffany, begin? A. I believe that farmers are cool  B. I believe in the future of agriculture  C. I believe that I can make a difference

What is the name of the annual FFA chapter officer leadership training conference? A. COLT conference  B. BULL conference  C. YEAH conference

Where is the State 4-H Camp, built in 1959, located? A. Missouri National Recreation River B. Nebraska National Forest at Halsey  C. Fort Robinson

How many active affiliate FFA alumni chapters exist in Nebraska? A. 10,000 B.  207  C. 24

Which of the following is NOT a recognizable project area in 4-H in the state? A. Consumer and Family Sciences  B. Plant Science  C. How to raise water buffalo

What are the two westernmost FFA chapters in the state? A. Falls City and Seward  B. Hartington and McPherson County C. Sioux County and Morrill

What are younger 4-Hers ages 5 to 7 years old known as? A. Buddy Clovers  B. Clover Kids  C. Next Gen 4-Hers

During what month is the state FFA convention normally held in Lincoln? A. April  B. December  C. October

In how many of Nebraska’s 93 counties does 4-H exist? A. 52  B. 103  C. 93

In FFA, what is the highest level of membership any FFA member can achieve? A. Greenhand FFA Degree  B. International FFA Degree  C. American FFA Degree

How many youth from how many families who are organized and meet regularly can constitute a Nebraska 4-H Club? A. At least five youth from three different families B. At least 20 youth from eight different families  C. At least 10 youth from seven different families

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Answers: 1. 1928 2. 42,000 3. 150 4. I pledge my head to clearer thinking 5. I believe in the future of agriculture 6. COLT conference 7. Nebraska National Forest 8. 24 9. How to raise water buffalo 10. Sioux County and Morrill 11. Clover Kids 12. April 13. 93 14. American FFA Degree 15. At least five youth from three different families

About the Author(s)

Curt Arens

Editor, Nebraska Farmer

Curt Arens began writing about Nebraska’s farm families when he was in high school. Before joining Farm Progress as a field editor in April 2010, he had worked as a freelance farm writer for 27 years, first for newspapers and then for farm magazines, including Nebraska Farmer.

His real full-time career, however, during that same period was farming his family’s fourth generation land in northeast Nebraska. He also operated his Christmas tree farm and grew black oil sunflowers for wild birdseed. Curt continues to raise corn, soybeans and alfalfa and runs a cow-calf herd.

Curt and his wife Donna have four children, Lauren, Taylor, Zachary and Benjamin. They are active in their church and St. Rose School in Crofton, where Donna teaches and their children attend classes.

Previously, the 1986 University of Nebraska animal science graduate wrote a weekly rural life column, developed a farm radio program and wrote books about farm direct marketing and farmers markets. He received media honors from the Nebraska Forest Service, Center for Rural Affairs and Northeast Nebraska Experimental Farm Association.

He wrote about the spiritual side of farming in his 2008 book, “Down to Earth: Celebrating a Blessed Life on the Land,” garnering a Catholic Press Association award.

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