Partners & Supporters

What are Business and Industry Partners?

Business and Industry Partners are individuals, businesses, or other entities we work closely with that generously support the program. They provide financial assistance, professional expertise, and student opportunities and allow us to provide successful agricultural education. It would be impossible to do what we do without the continued support we have from our partners. We ask you to purchase locally and support our partners as they support the community and its youth.

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Ron Funk, Klaren Koompin and Jim Tiede began working with the American Falls School District in 1989 to create an Agricultural Education program in our community. As strange as it may seem, American Falls, a community steeped in agriculture, had never had an Agricultural Education Program prior to them taking an interest in establishing one with the Superintendent Sheldon Kovarski and Principal Pat Charlton. The Agricultural Education Program and American FFA Chapter came into existence on July 1, 1990. The FFA Chapter was officially chartered in April of 1991. Funk, Koompin and Tiede are known as the “Founding Farmers” of what is now one of the premier programs and chapters in the state of Idaho and the nation. Their contributions extend beyond the development of the program to also being financial supporters of the FFA chapter and its members. They have been the example that all of the program’s business and industry partners have chosen to follow. Thousands of American Falls FFA members owe their life-changing experiences to the Founding Farmers and the rest of our hugely supportive community.

Tiede Farms

Tiede Farms is a fourth generation family business that has been operating since 1908 in the Pleasant Valley area west of American Falls.  Currently they raise wheat, sugar beets and potatoes.  Jim and Alex Tiede have been active in the local and national potato organizations for over thirty years.

Ron Funk Farms

Established in 1908, Ron Funk Farms has been operating in American Falls for generations. They currently produce potatoes, wheat, beets, and barley.

Koompin Farms

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Allen Farms

Allen Farms is owned by Sid and Marilyn Allen and currently being managed by the third generation of the family. It has been owned and operated by the Allen family for almost 70 years. The crops they grow are potatoes, beets, and wheat

AMS Inc.

Since AMS Inc., was founded in 1942, their products have been used by individuals, businesses, non-profits, governments and universities throughout the world for a wide variety of sampling purposes. AMS equipment is primarily used for environmental and geotechnical sampling and monitoring, as well as for remediation activities. They also provide simple solutions for a variety of other fields, including: agriculture, construction, golf & turf, mining, pest control, etc..

Burgemeister Custom Ag

Burgemeister Custom Ag was founded in 1998 by Jeff and Dennise Burgemeister. They specialize in variable rate fertilizer applications based on grid-sampling and also crop spraying. Jeff and Dennise have three boys; Walker, Jaxson, and Jhett. The Burgemeister family has been part of the agriculture community for nearly 100 years and hopes for many years to come.

County Line Farms

County Line Farms has been proudly farming in Idaho Potato Country for over 100 years! Our expertise lies in growing potatoes, sugar beets and wheat. We employ state of the art planting, growing, harvesting, and storage systems.

Diamond K Farms

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Double M Ag & Irrigation

Double M Ag and Irrigation, founded in 1981 by Mark Mills, was originally called Double M Tack and Saddle. Mark worked out of a room in his barn while working full-time at Power County Implement. After Power County Implement closed in 1986, Mark decided to change its name to Double M Ranch and Ag and work full-time out of his pick-up. Business continued to grow so Mark purchased a small building and land in American Falls. Through expansion and partnerships, Double M has combined ag parts, irrigation parts, and service under one roof, which makes Double M truly a “one-stop shop” for all farming needs.

Driscoll Brothers

Driscoll Brothers is dedicated to providing the best agricultural products possible. They understand the great stewardship they have over the land and water resources available. They implement the latest technologies to support sustainability, maximize yields, and produce quality crops by using less water, fewer pesticides and limiting soil tillage to a minimum.

Falls Town Beef

The Andersen Family has been raising cattle in American Falls for more than 40 years. Seagull Bay Dairy is located near Exit 44 on I-86 just 15 miles west of Pocatello. They are not just a dairy -the last few years they have diversified their cattle breeds and now raise Angus and Charolais cattle.  Their mission is to provide premium, great-tasting beef directly to households in their area and throughout the region.

Gehring Agri Business

Gehring Agri Business is a large-scale family-owned operation in Southeastern Idaho that specializes in potato, wheat, and sugar beet production.

Great Rift Transportation LLC

Great Rift Transportation LLC is a licensed and bonded freight shipping and trucking company running freight hauling business from American Falls, Idaho.

Idaho AgCredit

Idaho AgCredit is a lending cooperative for people involved in any aspect of agriculture. They offer easily accessible credit at a fair price, and local employees that understand agriculture. As a cooperative, they return a portion of their profits to their members as patronage dividends. Every year, their members come together to elect a local board of directors that governs the policies of Idaho AgCredit.

Idaho FFA Foundation

The Idaho FFA Foundation was established in 1980 to give companies, organizations, and individuals the opportunity to provide financial resources and cooperation in support of Idaho FFA and agriculture education programs. Our members have benefited from financial sponsorship, scholarships, and career preparation thanks to the Idaho FFA Foundation and their own partners. 

Jeff & Dennise Burgemeister

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J.R. Simplot Company

The J.R. Simplot Company began to take shape in the farm fields of southern Idaho in the late 1920s. Through the years, J.R.’s belief in the promise of the possible helped him diversify his efforts into a global food and agriculture business. Still privately held and headquartered in Boise, Idaho, Simplot has grown into an international food and agriculture company with more than 13,000 employees worldwide. The Company leads innovations in plant nutrition and food processing, researches new ways to feed animals and sustain ecosystems, and works with farmers and partners to help feed a growing global population. 

K-K Enterprises

K-K Enterprises was established in 2001 as a company within Lake Channel Ranch. The families that operate K-K Enterprises raise alfalfa, grain, and potatoes. As their mission statement reads, "We are dedicated to building a legacy for our future and hope to see more family on the land in generations to come".

Lake Channel Ranch

Lake Channel area was homesteaded shortly after the town of American Falls was moved in 1925 in order to build the new dam. Many family members settled in this area from the Hunt families. The Hunt/Ramsey families have remained on this land for nearly 6 generations since. Currently the land is occupied and the farms are run by Kevin and Tammy Ramsey, Louie and TraChelle Selga, their families and employees. Cattle is still being raised on the land today!

Lance Funk Farms

Lance Funk Farms is a Southeast Idaho farm that grows potatoes, wheat, sugar beets, barley, hay, and corn. Lance Funk has been instrumental in organizing the annual potato fundraiser that funds a majority of our travel and activities throughout the school year.

Lamb Weston

Lamb Weston is a leading supplier of frozen potato, sweet potato, appetizer and vegetable products to restaurants and retailers around the world. For more than 60 years, Lamb Weston has led the frozen potato industry in innovation, introducing inventive products for our customers. Lamb Weston products can be found in more than 100 countries around the world. The business is headquartered in Eagle, Idaho, with manufacturing operations focused in the Pacific Northwest, primarily in the world’s best potato-growing region, the Columbia River Basin. 

Neibaur Farms

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Northwest Farm Credit

Farm Credit ServicesTM, also known as Northwest Farm Credit Services or Northwest FCS, is a financial cooperative providing financing and related services to farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, commercial fishermen, timber producers, rural homeowners and crop insurance customers in Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Northwest FCS also provides equipment financing, appraisal services and crop and livestock insurance programs. 

Pahl Farms

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Petersen Inc.

Established in 1961, Petersen Inc. started in a garage but is now over 1.3 million square feet of world class advanced manufacturing, specialized fabrication, precision machining and 3PL warehouse and distribution facilities.

R&G Potato Company

R&G Potato Company has been delivering chipping potatoes to processors for over 40 years. They are located in Maricopa, AZ and American Falls, ID where they ship chipping potatoes to customers across the United States. 

Ruff Time Farms

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Schatz Brothers Farms

Schatz brothers is a fifth generation farm currently owned and operated by Andrew and Laura Porath. They produce sugar beets, wheat, potatoes, alfalfa, and beef cattle.

Seagull Bay Dairy, Inc.

Seagull Bay Dairy, established in 1980, is the creation of Alan and Norma Andersen of American Falls, Idaho. The herd began with about 100 milking cows, and now, thirty years later, there are over 600 cows. 

Snake River Cattle Feeders

Snake River Cattle Feeders is where the F1 feeder cattle that have been purchased from ranchers are housed. Snake River Cattle Feeders is affiliated with Agri Beef and is responsible for finishing cattle before being shipped from the feedlot to be harvested at Agri Beef's processing plant.

Stotz Equipment

Stotz Equipment is a family-owned John Deere dealership that was established as Arizona Machinery in 1947 by Fred Elder and two partners. Although the name has since changed, the family is the same. 

Titan Machinery

Titan Machinery was founded in 1980 on the principle of serving customers better through growth--Turning the purchasing power, equipment and parts inventories, parts and service expertise, industry know-how, and local commitment of two stores into our customers' advantage. Today, Titan has over one hundred full-service agricultural and construction equipment dealer locations in North America and Europe, bringing the benefit of our global scope and scale to local customers who feed and build our world. 

Toevs Farms

Ritchey Toevs is a second generation potato grower from Aberdeen, Idaho. After earning his BS in Agriculture from the University of Idaho, he returned to farm in 1976.  Ritchey and his wife Joanne have four children: Ellen, Meredith, Abigail, and William. Together with their son William, they raise potatoes, wheat and barley. Ritchey and Joanne own and operate Pumpco in American Falls and Eco Solutions, a compost business in American Falls. Ritchey has served on the Idaho Potato Commission, National Potato Council and Potatoes USA executive boards.  He is passionate about education and has been on the Aberdeen School Board and University of Idaho College of Ag board of directors.  He is currently a board member for the Potato Sustainability Alliance.  

Valley Wide Cooperative

Since 1920 Valley Wide Cooperative (VWC) has empowered agricultural members to increase their bargaining power and gain market share to achieve economies of scale through its four divisions of business: Agronomy, Energy, Feed, and Farm Supply Stores. They take pride in serving those within their community. To date, they have donated more than a million dollars in the form of scholarships, grants and donations.

Wada Farms

Wada farms is a premier example of what can be accomplished through hard work and tireless dedication. Originally established in 1943, Wada Farms was founded by Frank Wada who immigrated to the U.S. from Japan in 1922.

Wild West Farms

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Will Rowe Farm

The Rowe Farm and family has been a huge supporter of the American Falls FFA Chapter for many years, and we are pleased to recognize Rowe Farm with the Distinguished Service Award. This year, Rowe Farm has made numerous contributions to the chapter. The farm contributed a team to our annual Donley Basketball event, and also purchased a team in the calcutta. Having the winning team, the farm donated back the money they had won from calcutta to the FFA program. Additionally they have purchased multiple items from the auctions that take place during the event. Ana Rowe currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the American Falls FFA Advisory Committee, a group of community members who are invested in the improvement of the agricultural program. She has also invested many hours into helping our chapter by serving as a district judge for various events and sitting in on both the Chapter Officer Selection committee and the Scholarship selection committee. Ana’s daughter Abby has been crucial with the success of our recent Spanish Creed Speakers, volunteering her time to help coach them.


WMI is headquartered in American Falls, Idaho and was established in 1989 and is owned by Lloyde Herbst. They have evolved from a small job shop to a major fabricator for the food processing, industrial equipment, piping, and sheet metal industries.

What are Supporters?

Supporters are individuals, businesses, or other entities that provide support to our program. They donate their time, experience, and materials to the program and to our members. We greatly appreciate all our local supporters for all that they provide. We would not be able to provide the same level of education to our community's youth without their support. We ask you to purchase locally and assist our supporters.

Below you will find a list of businesses and individuals that have recently been recognized as supporters. Feel free to contact us at if there is an error!

American Falls Ace Hardware

All Coverage Insurance

Allen Farms

Alma Medel - Premier Properties

American Falls Guild Theater

American Falls Studio

American Falls Taekwondo

Anderson's Body & Glass

Andy & Steffanie Povey

AV Center

Back Road Country Designs

Bank of Commerce

Beck Embroidery

Bingham Ag Services

Black Swan Aesthetics

Brett & Lisa Leyshon

Burgemeister Custom Ag


Cabi by Gina Breding

Commercial Tires

Corbridge's Farm & Feed

County Health Clinic

Dustin & Honi Allen

Falls Town Beef

Hunt Electric

Idaho Central Credit Union

Impressions & Design

Indian Springs Resort & RV

James Barrett Fit Fusion Studio

Jaws Transportation

Jeff & Dennise Burgemeister

Jiffy Lube

Katina Allen

KB Farms

Kevin & Kristine Burgemeister

Kind-2-All Honey

Lamb Weston

Les Schwab Tires

M&J Kitchen

Magnolia's Salon

Marc & Susan Chipps

Mendi Bradley

Mike & Melissa Henesh

Mocha Shack

Morning Wood Brew

Northwest Farm Credit

O'Reilly's Auto Parts

Daniel Moore - Power County Press

Povey Farms


Rockland Pharmacy

Royer Auctioneering

Sam's Family Cuts

Sierra Heating Cooling & Plumbing

Sid & Marilyn Allen

Sign It Creations

S&J Electric

Soft Touch Car Wash

St. John's Preschool

Stukenholtz Laboratory

Sunrise Feed

Sunshine City Daycare

The Dam Snowmobilers

The Mill House

The Ranch

Tony & Juanita Burgemeister

Valleywide Ag

Valleywide Country Store

Willow Bay Recreation