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A Juicy Fruit

Juicy facts about citrus fruits.

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Ag 101: Horses

Hitch up to these equine facts.

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Ag 101: The Basics of Beans

Explore the dry edible (or field) bean industry, an important part of U.S. agriculture.

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A Juicy Fruit

Americans consume more oranges and other citrus than any other fruit, mostly in the form of juice. And now is a great time to enjoy citrus fruits, since they are currently in season. These fruits are grown in sunny, tropical locations, and winter months are when the fruit is the sweetest, most readily available and... Read more »... Read more »
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Ag 101: Horses

Take a ride back in time 50 million years to discover the origin of today’s horses. These graceful creatures originated in North America and spread to Asia and Europe. Originally, horses were used for milk and meat when they were first domesticated around 3000 or 4000 B.C. Approximately 10,000 years ago, the horses left behind... Read more »... Read more »
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Ag 101: The Basics of Beans

This summer, when enjoying some baked beans at a backyard barbecue, give some thought to how those beans were grown, harvested, processed and prepared for your meal. Dry edible beans, also known as eld beans, are grown to their mature stage, then dried and harvested for the seed within their pods. Although not as widely... Read more »... Read more »
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Ag 101: Meat Goats

Although beef and chicken may take center stage on American dinner tables, goat meat makes up a staggering 63 percent of all red meat consumption worldwide. Goats are the primary protein source in many African, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian and Caribbean countries. Meat goats are also the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. livestock industry. With... Read more »... Read more »

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2014 National FFA Talent Competition

Every year, talented FFA members wow their peers with their jaw-dropping talents in the National FFA Talent Competition. Winner Sydney Lambert blew the crowd away with her exceptional voice and passion for music. She relished every moment that led up to winning the final competition. “I love just getting to compete in something that I... Read more »... Read more »

Q&A With 2013-14 National FFA Officers

Q&A with the new 2013-14 National FFA officers. Q: Tell us about yourself in two sentences. Brian: I was never raised on a farm, but I grew up raising livestock to show at the county fair. I come from a family of seven kids and absolutely love hanging out with them, playing sports, traveling, meeting... Read more »... Read more »

Get to Know Your 2014-2015 National FFA Officers

Q. Tell us about yourself in one or two sentences. ANDY: Nothing means more to me than my faith, my family and my friends. I love being weird, outgoing and crazy, and I’m loyal to ABAC (Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Ga.) and my Georgia Bulldawgs! VICTORIA: I love to talk to anybody about... Read more »... Read more »
The Mortimer siblings say that having a diversified farm means there’s always plenty to do, regardless of the season.

Mortimers on a Mission

Fall has arrived, and for 18-year-old Ashlee Mortimer of Dewey, Ariz., that means thousands of curious visitors will be flooding her family’s farm in search of pumpkins and good, clean fun. For Ashlee and her siblings, Hayden (16), Kayla (14) and Kolten (12), and their parents, Gary and Sharla, fall is a bustling time of... Read more »... Read more »
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