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 »
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 »
Kacey at the family's quail farm in Topeka Kansas.

Call of the Quail

August 10, 2016
When Kacy Schlesener of Dover, Kan., noticed a decline in the population of bobwhite quail in her area, she made it her mission to help bring back the small, plump birds popular among hunters. In 2011, when she was a sophomore at Mission Valley High School, Kacy focused her supervised agricultural experience (SAE) project on... Read more »... Read more »
5. Heidi Croley

FFA Faces – Heidi Croley

August 10, 2016
Heidi most enjoys her small animal management classes at the Natural Science and Technology Center. She hopes to become a vet tech, and eventually a veterinarian, working with livestock or exotic animals.... Read more »
2. Andres Flores

FFA Faces – Andres Flores

August 10, 2016
Andres has been involved in the land judging, Envirothon, prepared public speaking and agricultural mechanics CDEs, and was a member of the state runner-up agronomy team. He also works at a local sweet potato farm.... Read more »
4. Noell Nichols

FFA Faces – Noell Nichols

August 10, 2016
Noell shows market hogs and participates in livestock judging and dairy judging career development events (CDEs). She has served as a chapter FFA officer and hopes to become a large animal veterinarian.... Read more »
Nathan Arthur

FFA Faces – Nathan Arthur

August 10, 2016
Nathan served as both the 2015-16 Northeast Iowa District FFA Secretary and chapter FFA president. He has competed in the dairy and agronomy CDEs and is a member of the National Holstein Association.... Read more »
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