Agriculture

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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grapefruit

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 »
horse

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 »
beans

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 »
goat

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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Scrapbook National FFA Talent Competition winner Sydney Lambert

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 »
Gardiner FFA

One Diverse Chapter is Picture Perfect

Sometimes, a simple idea can lead to a big impact. That’s what happened for the Gardiner High School FFA Chapter in Gardiner, Mont., as they brainstormed ways to spread the word about their young chapter during National FFA Week in 2015. “We were trying to decide how to translate the idea that FFA is more... Read more »... Read more »
FFA Convention

What does the FFA jacket mean to you?

  The official FFA jacket was introduced and accepted by the delegates at the 1933 National FFA Convention. So if you do the math, this fall, we will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the blue corduroy jacket we all love so much! We’re planning a big story in FFA New Horizons about the jacket, and... Read more »... Read more »
Las Plumas FFA in Oroville, California members learn to work as a team at retreat.

Las Plumas FFA Members Work as a Team

Over the past months, the Las Plumas FFA officer team and advisors have come together as a team and as a family. We enjoyed an officer retreat last June, where we learned how to work together as a team and set goals for the year. On the last day of the retreat, the team visited... Read more »... Read more »
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