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eureka ffa

Blue-Ribbon Event

November 22, 2016
Eureka FFA members had a fair to remember this summer. Many members took home top honors from the Redwood Acres Fair for their various projects, including turkeys, meat goats, hogs, sheep, beef and rabbits. The junior livestock auction was also a great success thanks to the incredible local community members.... Read more »
national ffa news

Read All About It

November 22, 2016
FFA member Randon Senn of Bushnell, Fla., has created his own news outlet to keep the public informed about FFA and agriculture. He has assembled his own staff of volunteers to report on agriculture information and post to a Facebook page for National Ag News (facebook.com/nationalagnews). To date, the page has more than 750 followers.... Read more »... Read more »
Dewey FFA, Dewey, OK

Warm Toes, Warm Hearts

November 22, 2016
Last winter, Dewey FFA Chapter members rose to the occasion to make sure there were fewer cold feet in their community. Throughout the cold month of December 2015, the chapter collected socks, then donated and distributed them to the elderly at their local nursing home. The event was a huge success. FFA members collected and... Read more »... Read more »
Mackay FFA

Bidding on Success

August 10, 2016
Ag teacher VerNon Roche got more than he bargained for when he bid on federal government surplus items for Mackay High School’s FFA program. “One lot of items we bought included a jet engine,” recalls Roche. “A student asked me to let him get it running for his senior project. He worked on it for... Read more »... Read more »
Members Faith Baxter, Grace Baxter, and Hannah Fults.

Community is Served

August 10, 2016
While many FFA chapters participate in community service activities that support local or national organizations, members of the Dripping Springs FFA Chapter in Texas went above and beyond, forming their own nonprofit, public charity. FFA members Grace and Faith Baxter combined their love for agriculture with a desire to help fight hunger, and the result... Read more »... Read more »
Rockford Elementary

Doing Thing By the Book

August 10, 2016
When the Rockford Middle FFA Chapter from Minnesota was asked about writing a book for kindergarteners in their school district, they jumped at the opportunity to share the story of the blue jacket. Every year, the Rockford school district writes and illustrates a book about their mascot, Rockee. After publishing and printing, the book is... Read more »... Read more »
ag technology

Precision Ag is a Cutting-Edge Field

August 10, 2016
Grab the car keys. Start the engine. Turn on the GPS. When we’re traveling somewhere new, this is the normal routine for most. We rely heavily on one piece of technology to get us from place to place. But did you know farmers also rely heavily on these technologies? This field is commonly known as... Read more »... Read more »
National Officers

Q&A with your National FFA Officers

August 10, 2016
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO AT THE NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION & EXPO? TAYLOR: I am so excited to see members I’ve met all across the country again! Maybe the ones I went to Yogurt Mountain with in Florida or the trips to Starbucks during the California State FFA Leadership Conference or the ones... 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

August 10, 2016
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 »
Lood Christina 2012

Zoetis Ensures Happy, Healthy Animals

August 10, 2016
If you’re passionate about pets or livestock and want to pursue a career related to animals, there are more than 500 options available to you. Many of those careers are available at Zoetis, the largest animal health company in the world, and a National FFA platinum sponsor. We’ve profiled three Zoetis professionals, showcasing just a... Read more »... Read more »
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