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Gardiner FFA

One Diverse Chapter is Picture Perfect

February 11, 2016
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 »
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Get to Know Your National FFA Officers

February 11, 2016
Tell us about yourself in two sentences. Taylor: I grew up on my family’s small farm in Vilonia, Ark., where I raised and showed market goats, registered Boer goats, horses, and hogs. When I am not helping out on the farm or attending school at Southern Arkansas University, I love to cook and blog! Nick: Everything... Read more »... Read more »
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A Platform for a New Panther – Pelion FFA, SC

February 11, 2016
FFA members at Pelion High School raised the $2,200 needed for a statue of a panther to adorn the school’s student entrance. They hosted greenhouse plant sales in order to purchase the statue and building supplies. With the help of the PHS building construction program, the FFA members contributed their time and labor to build... Read more »... Read more »
Cassanda Gifford at national FFA convention with her pink tractor

Paint it Pink

February 11, 2016
Take a drive through Eufaula, Ala., and you might pass a bright pink tractor sitting quietly in a field. While the sight is surprising on its own, what’s even more so is the message behind it. Cassandra Gifford, a 2015 graduate of Eufaula High School and a member of the school’s FFA chapter, initially restored... Read more »... Read more »
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Meals of Hope

February 11, 2016
This spring, as you plan your chapter events, consider an activity that will help combat hunger across the U.S. You can follow the lead of many other FFA chapters and state associations that have organized food packing parties through the Meals of Hope organization. To date, Meals of Hope has packaged and distributed more than... Read more »... Read more »
John Allen with his ag students

These Boots are Made for Teaching – Jumpertown FFA, MS

February 11, 2016
John Allen, FFA advisor at Jumpertown High School, carries on his family’s FFA legacy. Allen’s grandfather, Merril T. Cartwright, was National FFA Vice President in 1949 and his father and uncle served as state officers. To demonstrate his FFA pride, Allen sports a pair of FFA boots every day. Everyone who sees him knows that... Read more »... Read more »
selfies at FFA National Convention In Louisville, Kentucky

Selfie Social Graces

February 08, 2016
The term “selfie” has gone from casual, mid-2000s slang to an official entry in Merriam- Webster Dictionary. Whether taking them or liking them, it’s safe to say all FFA members are familiar with selfies, which are officially defined as images taken of oneself by oneself using a digital camera, especially for posting on social networks.... Read more »... Read more »
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Agriculture Advocate: Talking Cows and Sows

November 30, 2015
Have you noticed the questions swirling around these days about where our food comes from and how it is produced? It really shouldn’t come as a surprise given 80 percent of Americans live outside of rural areas. Many of these consumers have probably never set foot on a farm, which makes them increasingly hungry for... Read more »... Read more »
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Stress Busters: Six Ways to Cope with Anxiety

November 09, 2015
Stressed out? You’re not alone. According to a 2014 survey by the American Psychological Association named Stress in America, more than a quarter (27 percent) of teens say they experience “extreme stress” during the school year. Teens blame their high stress levels on things like school grades, time management to balance all their activities, work... Read more »... Read more »
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