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April 2022 Community Pioneer Winner

Community Pioneer logoFrom community nominated individuals, Pioneer selects one winner every month and award them $1,000 for the organization they represent. Each winner is highlighted on our website and social media in order to spread awareness for their organization's cause. These individuals are people who work or volunteer at an Idaho non-profit organization within our field of membership.

April Winner: Cody P. with the Kimberly Future Farmers of America
 

man holding check in front of plantsOur 2022 April Community Pioneer winner is Cody P. with the Kimberly FFA organization (Future Farmers of America). Cody is an Idaho resident who has spent the last 16 years in Kimberly teaching for the high school as the AF&R Instructor. He has been the FFA advisor for all 16 years and is also the Idaho Ag Teacher President.

Since the community is primarily agriculture based, he feels FFA is extremely important for the kids to learn and be a part of to help contribute and grow the community. In his free time, Cody spends it with his wife and 3 kids either out on their 40 acres farming, or skiing. They love being outdoors together and love being a part of the Kimberly community where everyone is driven and respectful.

Kimberly FFA started back in 1934 at Kimberly High School. The organization focuses on exposing kids to agriculture and leadership opportunities. FFA supports and grows relationships within the community, the organization itself and within each individual kid who is a part of FFA. To be a member of FFA kids must be in an ag class, either at the junior high or high school level.

Amongst many things the group does for the community and school, here are just a few big projects this spirited group of kids takes care of:

  • A Halloween carnival for kids in the community
  • They work closely with the elementary school for agriculture education
  • They work with BLM to plant sagebrush
  • They have built owl boxes
  • Their officers work to generate monthly themes for the group to focus on throughout the year

The organization hopes to reach their goal of implementing a school land lab within the next few years. This area and dedicated space will be used to house market animals for kids who can’t house them at home. They also hope to grow the organization overall to provide more opportunities for the kids and the community. 

 

Previous 2022 Community Pioneer Winners
January Winner: Janice A. with the Mountain Home Senior Center
old woman holding check February Winner: Shari D. with Castleford Community Men's Club
group of people holding a large check March Winner: Cheri M. with the Wounded Vets Fishing Alaska Organization