Chapter Spotlights

Asheboro Zoo FFA Chapter members pose for a quick photo before a walk through the zoo and greenhouses to look at plants.

The School at a Zoo

Most high school students would jump at the chance to spend half their school day at the local zoo. That’s certainly the case at Asheboro High School (AHS), in North Carolina, where students are participating in a new agricultural education program at the nearby North Carolina Zoo. For the past 10 years, AHS has partnered... Read more »... Read more »
A Rantoul FFA member check the plants in the chapter’s soybean plot.

A Focus on Soy Quality

Soybeans may not be a hot topic of discussion among many high school students, but for one FFA chapter in Illinois, they are creating quite a buzz. Students in the agriculture program at Rantoul High School have been planting soybeans in test plots for more than 20 years, but their soybeans garnered national attention during... Read more »... Read more »
Manteno FFA, Manteno, IL

Showing FFA Week Love

With National FFA Week coming up in February, look no further than the Manteno FFA Chapter for some unique ideas. For the 2016 celebration, Manteno FFA members kicked off the week by handing out heart-shaped candies imprinted with “I Love FFA” to all students in the school. They also hosted trivia events, organized a petting... Read more »... Read more »
McMinn Central FFA, TN

Rodeo for a Cure

Each summer, the McMinn Central FFA in Tennessee hosts a rodeo called Bucking for a Cure. The event’s purpose is to raise awareness and money for cystic fibrosis research, all working toward a cure. FFA members sell ads for the rodeo program during the school year. They also organize and run the concession stand, and... Read more »... Read more »

Standing Outside the Fire

In July 2016, the Tollhouse-Sierra FFA Chapter sprung into action when its local community was battling a fire that blazed for nine days. The high school organized a base camp for more than 500 relief personnel so they could eat, sleep and plan. The FFA members showed their thanks by making posters and collecting food... Read more »... Read more »

Blue-Ribbon Event

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 »

Warm Toes, Warm Hearts

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

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 »

Community is Served

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

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 »
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