FFA in Action

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 »

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 »
National Officers

National Officer Q&A Winter 2015-16

November 09, 2015
What is the strangest gift you’ve ever received? ANDY: For Christmas one time I got a coin collecting book, which was really neat, except I don’t really collect coins. VICTORIA: A golden toilet plunger – long story. RUTH ANN: Gag gifts are a big tradition in my family, and one year I received a pair... Read more »... Read more »
Bayli Hyde, reporter for the Burlington FFA chapter in Oklahoma, interviews Jackson Tiffany, son of E.M Tiffany who authored the FFA Creed.

The Creed’s Creation

July 21, 2015
You’ve heard about Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. These great men have gone down in history for their contributions to our country, but what if some have been overlooked? A single item on one FFA advisor’s “bucket list” may help rewrite the history of the FFA Creed, now celebrating its 85th anniversary, and... Read more »... Read more »
National FFA Convention

Amplify Your FFA National Convention & Expo Experience

July 21, 2015
Are you ready to amplify your FFA experience, taking it to a whole new level? Plans are shaping up for the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo, which is sure to be a truly historic event. At the convention’s final year in Louisville before moving back to Indianapolis, more than 60,000 FFA members are expected... Read more »... Read more »
Cape May Tech FFA Operation Osprey

Operation Osprey

May 18, 2015
Following in her father’s footsteps, Hanna Toft, second-generation Cape May Tech natural sciences teacher and FFA advisor, rallied her FFA members to protect a local treasure – the osprey. This majestic creature is an iconic fixture over New Jersey skies and a main attraction for the $522 million ecotourism industry in Cape May County. The... Read more »... Read more »
National Officers

Get to Know Your National FFA Officers Summer 2015

May 15, 2015
What was your favorite vacation ever? ANDY: We went to Disney World the summer after my junior year. How can being in the most magical place in the world not be your favorite? VICTORIA: My favorite vacation was actually a student ambassador trip to Australia the summer after seventh grade. It was my first international... Read more »... Read more »
Altha Middle FFA Recycling Project

Altha Middle FFA Starts a Recycling Revolution

January 29, 2015
Homework, fliers, binder paper, hall passes. What happens to all that paper once the notes are taken, class is over and the grades are in? Members of the Altha Middle FFA chapter from Florida were shocked to discover how much paper waste their school produced, and that none of it was being recycled. In the... Read more »... Read more »
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