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Transform Your Life at Convention

August 10, 2016
Buckle your seatbelts and let the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo turn your world upside down – in a good way! This year’s convention and expo theme, “Transform,” encourages you to stretch the boundaries of what you thought you were capable of. You may enter as an FFA member, but you will leave a... Read more »... Read more »
An RFD-TV reporter interviews an FFA member during the National FFA Convention & Expo.

Live from Indy, It’s FFA!

August 10, 2016
When National FFA President Taylor McNeel calls the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo to order this October, the TV cameras will be rolling. RFD-TV, a longtime National FFA sponsor, airs each of the convention sessions through their gavel-to-gavel coverage – 30 hours of programming in total. “Only 55,000 members get to go to the... Read more »... Read more »
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Annual FFA Tee

August 10, 2016
The Annual FFA Tee is a new tradition designed to share the organization’s past, present and future. This year the tee is emblazoned with the message that We Are FFA. We Are FFA is the National FFA Organization’s effort to promote diversity through inclusiveness. This tee represents the members who span all walks of life... Read more »... Read more »
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Community Service Ideas

May 11, 2016
Other Community Service Ideas 1. Food Drive – Whether you’re collecting cans or filling backpacks with lunches, food drives are a great way to fight hunger in your community. 2. Race for a Cause – Walk it, run it or hula hoop it! Participating in a race raises money for research and awareness for important causes. 3. Community... 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 »
Jimmy Carter FFA jacket

FFA on Display at the Smithsonian

November 09, 2015
Even the Smithsonian Institute knows the power of an FFA jacket! The American Enterprise exhibit at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., features the FFA jackets of illustrious FFA alumni, including former President Jimmy Carter. The exhibit, which opened in July 2015, highlights the nation’s business evolution and its agricultural roots. Learn... Read more »... Read more »
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (center) spent a few moments with Illinois FFA before unveiling the new graphic to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of U.S. Department of Agriculture in the hometown of its founder President Abraham Lincoln. The event took place at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, IL, on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.

Q(uestions) and A(griculture) with Secretary Vilsack

November 09, 2015
As U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack knows the importance of our farm, food and fiber industry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) oversees the American farming and agriculture industry, from helping farmers secure new domestic and foreign markets for their products to inspecting food to ensure its safety for American consumers. Secretary Vilsack understands... Read more »... Read more »
Growing food for school cafeterias is a growing trend for high school agriculture programs, including those at Hagerstown
High School in Indiana (top) and Liberty Technology Magnet School in Tennessee.

Crops from the Classroom

November 09, 2015
FFA chapters and members across the nation are redefining the term, farm-to-table. Taking growing matters into their own hands, they’re delivering fresh, school-to-table food to their peers and communities. Holeman High School Take, for example, the Holmen FFA Chapter in Wisconsin. Students raise chickens to be fed to the school community at a special dinner... Read more »... Read more »
FFA Jacket with new logo shot October 26, 2015

Give the Gift of Blue

November 09, 2015
The smile on Casey Custer’s face should have given away that this sunny morning in central California was special. A senior at Waterford High School, Casey looks like your typical teenager. Jeans-clad, well-worn boots on, baseball cap firmly in place. He strolled into the humid auditorium from his FFA chapter’s shop class, a little winded... Read more »... Read more »
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