Member Profiles

Jillian Young Memorial Scholarship hog sale

Going Whole Hog

Nathan Stone, an FFA member at Elsberry High School in Missouri, wanted to honor the memory of his friend, Jillian Young, by donating the proceeds of his market hog at the Lincoln County Fair to a memorial scholarship in her honor. In total, 32 buyers contributed $1 per pound each to Stone’s hog, bringing the... Read more »... Read more »
Annah Dobson, WI Hereford Princess

Hear, Hear, Hereford Princess

Annah Dobson is no ordinary beauty queen. As a third-year Wisconsin Hereford Princess, her royalty comes not from her ability to smile and wave, but her dedication to promoting the Hereford cattle industry. Annah’s duties as princess include attending various cattle shows, handing out ribbons and trophies, attending livestock sales and banquets, and representing the... Read more »... Read more »
Farm Facts About Eggs

Vetted for the Future

Pioneer FFA members are preparing for the future by enrolling in a veterinary science class and working with animals on the school farm. The farm has sheep, goats, chickens, miniature horses and other animals. The school raises 30 laying hens and sells the eggs to pay students to come in on the weekends and during... Read more »... Read more »
Alligator farm

Gator Girl

Most people are surprised when they learn what 20-year-old Chelsea Brooks of Christmas, Fla., does for a living. The quiet blonde who graduated from East River High School in 2013 raises alligators at Brooks Brothers Alligator Farm, a third-generation family business located near Orlando. Chelsea’s grandfather, Herman Brooks, started the alligator farm in 1969, and... Read more »... Read more »
Southern Wayne FFA members Hunter Taylor and J.D. Blackman work for local swine farms. Swine production is a major industry in North Carolina.

Mighty Fine Swine

Hunter Taylor and J.D. Blackman of the Southern Wayne FFA Chapter in North Carolina are living proof that you don’t have to grow up on a farm to have a successful career in agriculture. Both Hunter, 17, and J.D., 20, work on Wayne County, N.C., hog farms, where they raise hogs for Maxwell Foods, a... Read more »... Read more »
National Officers

Get to Know Your National FFA Officers Summer 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 »
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Reconnect: Dr. Stan Albrecht

Though his career has taken him across the nation, Dr. Stan Albrecht has stayed true to his agricultural roots in Utah. Now, as the president of Utah State University, he shares his leadership skills and values, many of which first formed during his time in FFA. “I grew up in a very small, rural town... Read more »... Read more »
National officer team

Get to Know Your 2014-2015 National FFA Officers

Q. Tell us about yourself in one or two sentences. ANDY: Nothing means more to me than my faith, my family and my friends. I love being weird, outgoing and crazy, and I’m loyal to ABAC (Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Ga.) and my Georgia Bulldawgs! VICTORIA: I love to talk to anybody about... Read more »... Read more »
Make-A-Wish beneficiary Ashley Denslow

A Wish Granted by FFA

Imagine if you had one wish to be granted, what would it be? To meet a celebrity, travel to an exotic place, become wealthy or be famous for a day? For FFA member Ashley Denslow of the Brandon FFA Chapter in Florida, her one wish was to attend the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo... Read more »... Read more »
Scrapbook National FFA Talent Competition winner Sydney Lambert

2014 National FFA Talent Competition

Every year, talented FFA members wow their peers with their jaw-dropping talents in the National FFA Talent Competition. Winner Sydney Lambert blew the crowd away with her exceptional voice and passion for music. She relished every moment that led up to winning the final competition. “I love just getting to compete in something that I... Read more »... Read more »
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