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Eastern States Exposition

Eastern States Exposition is a Fair to Remember

November 13, 2013
Twenty-one career development events, an FFA Stars program, a landscape display competition, a floral design event and many more opportunities were held over a recent two-day period. Are we talking about the national FFA convention? Not quite. It’s the Eastern States Exposition, more commonly known as The Big E. In September, more than 2,000 FFA... Read more »... Read more »
FFA Faces

Featured FFA Face – Evan Gunter, Province Grove High School FFA

November 13, 2013
Evan is the secretary of his FFA chapter with aspirations of becoming a state officer. He has been involved with numerous agriculture-related activities and fundraisers. Evan has been showing Holsteins since he was 8 years old and has started his own dairy herd. Evan hopes to attend college and become the North Carolina agriculture commissioner.... Read more »
FFA Faces

FFA Featured Face – Zach Haugen, Cambridge FFA

November 13, 2013
Zach has participated in FFA for two years. He has gone to the state dairy judging competition and plans to show pigs at the state fair. In the future he would like to raise dairy and beef cattle and someday own his own farm in Texas or Wisconsin.... Read more »
Farm Facts: Pumpkins

Farm Facts About Pumpkins

September 23, 2013
Whether you’re carving it into a jack o’-lantern, or baking it into a pie, pumpkins offer plenty of fall fun. This colorful crop is decorative and edible. Carve out some time to read these facts about pumpkins: Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and California are the top pumpkin producing states. In 2008, these states alone produced 1.1... Read more »... Read more »
Chicken and Egg Farm Facts

Farm Facts About Chicken and Eggs

September 09, 2013
Chickens are multi-talented, providing us with meat and eggs. The United States alone consumes 8 billion chickens a year, and approximately 250 eggs per capita. Crack open some more facts about chickens and eggs: There are approximately 280 million laying hens producing 50 billion eggs in the U.S. each year. Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas and North... Read more »... Read more »
Canned Food Drive

Convention and Expo Focus on Hunger

August 26, 2013
One in six Americans suffers from food insecurity each year. FFA is on a mission to change that statistic. Since starting their national initiative, Feeding the World – Starting at Home last year, FFA is continuing to educate students and community members on the issues surrounding hunger and what we can do to stop the... Read more »... Read more »
Farm Facts: Catfish

Farm Facts About Catfish

August 19, 2013
Catfish is mild in flavor and versatile in the kitchen. Catfish can be farm-raised or harvested from the wild. It is so popular that August has been named Catfish Month in its honor. Find out more about this aquatic delight: 1. 89,400 acres of ponds are used for farm-raised catfish production in the United States.... Read more »... Read more »
Asian Longhorned Beetle

Check Your Trees

August 15, 2013
Have you inspected your family’s trees lately? According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the trees in your backyard may be under attack from foreign invaders. The Asian Longhorned Beetle was accidentally introduced to the United States from Asia in 1996. Over the past 17 years, the destructive wood-boring pest of maple and other hardwoods... Read more »... Read more »
FFA Jacket

Once Blue, Forever Blue

August 15, 2013
It’s the most recognizable symbol of the National FFA Organization, and if you ask FFA members past and present about their feelings for the FFA jacket, they’ll bubble over with pride when they talk about what the jacket has meant to them. Take, for example, Derek Schmidt of the Peabody-Burns FFA Chapter in Kansas. “If... Read more »... Read more »
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