Chapter Spotlights

Middletown insecurity Gardening Hydroponics and Tilapia

Project MIGHT

Mattabeset FFA is using their $2,500 National FFA Food for All grant to feed the people of Middletown, Conn. The title, Project MIGHT, stands for Middletown Insecurity, Gardening, Hydroponics and Tilapia. Over an eight-month timeframe, the chapter grew a variety of vegetable seedlings in their greenhouse and explored hydroponics. They also raise tilapia in their... Read more »... Read more »
Premier leadership

Two is Better Than One

With 127 members, the FFA chapter at Sibley-Ocheyedan High School in Iowa is one of the largest in the state. For a chapter that big, two agriculture instructors might seem like a given necessity. But it wasn’t until students took action that two ag teachers – and the opportunity to expand their ag program –... Read more »... Read more »
Plant Biotechnology Academy

Coveted Coats

Much like the hallowed blue corduroy FFA jacket, the white lab coat of the Oakleaf FFA Plant Biotechnology Academy in Florida is a symbol of excellence. “The academy is a group of students whose schedules align to incorporate biotechnology concepts into their core curriculum classrooms along with their biotechnology course,” says FFA Chapter President William... Read more »... Read more »
South Carolina Strawberry Festival

Pig Race for a Cure

When the Nation Ford FFA Chapter from South Carolina saw a chance to help a member of their community and raise money for a good cause, they jumped at the opportunity. “The South Carolina Strawberry Festival was established in 2010 as a community event for the town of Fort Mill,” says FFA chapter advisor Lee... Read more »... Read more »
Ponchatoula buddy program

The Buddy System

High school is full of opportunities to join clubs, compete in athletics or attend school dances, but the Ponchatoula FFA Chapter in Louisiana realized that their atypical students – many of whom have disabilities – were missing out on these quintessential high school activities. Their solution was the FFA Buddy program. “The FFA Buddy program... 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

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 »
A group of Puerto Rican FFA members show off their FFA pride during the 2014 National FFA Convention & Expo.

FFA From Afar

Most FFA members know the organization has associations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, but few are very familiar with these FFA programs. Turns out, they’re not so different from the rest of the country’s state associations – filled with hard-working, ambitious members who are eager to learn and make a difference. Puerto... Read more »... Read more »

Gone But Not Forgotten

North Dakota’s FFA history is in good hands with the Rolla FFA Chapter. These students have devoted themselves to researching and documenting the histories of FFA chapters from the past, whether they were the victims of school closings, consolidated schools, or lack of funding or teachers. The chapter has named this project “Gone, but not... Read more »... Read more »
DAYTON FFA, TX Sugar Shaker 5K

Sugar Shaker 5K

To raise awareness and money for adult diabetes, members of the Dayton FFA participated in the Sugar Shaker 5K Run. The chapter members helped with setting up, registration and manning the water stations along the running route. The fight to beat diabetes is particularly close to their hearts because one of their FFA members is... Read more »... Read more »
Cherryvale FFA salvation army angel tree

Salvation Army Angel Tree

The Cherryvale FFA Chapter truly lived to serve during the holiday season by sponsoring children from the Salvation Army Angel Tree. The chapter raffled off a handmade FFA T-shirt quilt donated by Leona “Grandma” Smedly to raise money for the cause. Proceeds from the raffle were used to buy Christmas gifts for eight different children... Read more »... Read more »
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