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Bakers Peanuts

Ag 101 – The Peanut Gallery

March 14, 2014
The average American will consume more than six pounds of peanut products per year in the form of peanut butter, candy, roasted, salted, boiled and more. Despite not technically qualifying as a nut, peanuts are the most popular snack nut in the U.S., accounting for 67 percent of “nut” consumption. With edible kernels encased in... Read more »... Read more »
FFA Faces – Sophia Peterson De Soto, WI

FFA Faces – Sophia Peterson

March 14, 2014
This junior at De Soto High School serves as her chapter’s reporter and shows livestock at the county fair. After graduation, Sophia plans to go to Southwest Technical College and study agribusiness marketing.... Read more »
FFA Faces – Orion Douthit Sneads, FL

FFA Faces – Orion Douthit

March 14, 2014
As a middle school member, Orion served as his chapter’s president and competed at the state level in many of his projects. Orion helps with his father’s hay business and hopes to join the operation full time after college.... Read more »
FFA Faces: Andrea Joann McGrath Albany, OH

FFA Faces – Andrea Joann McGrath

March 14, 2014
Andrea shows cattle and pigs at local fairs, raises various crops and forages, and enjoys woodworking. She plans to join the U.S. Navy after graduation and pursue a career in nursing or marine biology.... Read more »
Erin Hammond

An Ounce of Prevention

March 14, 2014
Polk City, IA After spending two weeks volunteering at a rural Haitian medical clinic, Erin Hammond noticed a lack of agricultural education in the region, resulting in devastating soil erosion and crop loss. The experience inspired Erin to write a research paper on food security in Haiti for the World Food Prize and fueled her... Read more »... Read more »
Lily the Goat

Lily the Goat Advocates on Social Media

March 14, 2014
Romoland, CA Social media isn’t just for keeping up with friends and celebrities anymore. Lily the goat from Heritage High School has her own Twitter handle, @lilygoat1. Lily “tweets,” with the help of her FFA friends, about fairs, awards, trips and other exciting FFA events. Lily began tweeting when Heritage High School received a grant... Read more »... Read more »
FFA Jacket

FFA Member Wears Father’s Jacket

March 14, 2014
Mayer, MN Cole Thaemert proudly wears the same jacket his father, Cary Thaemert, wore 25 years ago. Cole’s mother altered the jacket to fit and stitched his first name where his father’s used to be, leaving the last name intact. Cole carries a piece of his father with him as he serves as chapter vice... Read more »... Read more »
Fundraising

Help Your Chapter, Help Yourself Through Fundraising

March 14, 2014
Fruit and meat sales, concession stands, event ad sales. No matter the product, the service or the season, you’ve probably helped with some type of fundraising effort for your chapter. Beyond the obvious benefit of raising much-needed money for FFA activities and events, fundraising efforts can also help you develop other important life skills. Helping... Read more »... Read more »
Ridge Howell

Oklahoma Member Leaves a Legacy of Service

March 13, 2014
Many high school students spend their weekends at the movies, the mall or cruising town in their first car. But Ridge Howell of Checotah, Okla., spent his high school weekends mowing lawns for senior citizens (for free) and working in his FFA chapter’s community garden, which also benefited the elderly. “Ridge put in over 500... Read more »... Read more »
Photo by J. Patrick Phelan

Ag 101: Agriculture Facts About Wheat

March 13, 2014
Wheat is one of the world’s oldest cultivated crops, and it was first planted in the United States in 1777 as a hobby crop. Wheat is the primary grain used in U.S. grain products. A member of the grass family, wheat produces a small, dry, one-seeded fruit, called the kernel. Learn more about this important... Read more »... Read more »
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