Member Profiles

Elliott Cousins, FFA family

An FFA Family Tradition

FFA is one big family, and in Brunswick, Mo., this is no exaggeration. Four cousins from the Elliot family – Colton, Austin, Dalton and Carissa – are members of the same FFA chapter, participating side by side in various projects and leadership activities. In addition to FFA, the Elliot cousins are involved in sports and serving their tight-knit community. FFA... Read more »... Read more »
Piggy Bank Project

Pig Potential

Logan Browne wants FFA members to realize their potential. “I want to help FFA members know that they can still do things to positively impact others, even if they don’t personally know them,” he says. Logan, a member of Eastwood FFA in Bowling Green, Ohio, is head of the Piggy Bank Project, a nonprofit working... Read more »... Read more »
Courtney Walker, Miss TN Pageant

No Holding Back

When is the last time you risked boldly and tried something new? Have you secretly been yearning to try an FFA career development event but haven’t yet mustered the courage? Have you been thinking about an idea for a cool supervised agricultural experience but haven’t shared it with your advisor yet? Do you actually really... Read more »... Read more »
Blaze Currie

FFA Reconnect: Blaze Currie

Blaze Currie was your typical small-town Texas kid. He played football and participated in many organizations at Wellman-Union High School. However, during his freshman year, Currie found a true passion in FFA. “He loved it and was gifted for it,” says Bruce Yeager, Currie’s high school superintendent. Currie became an area FFA officer in 2003... Read more »... Read more »
National ffa officers

Q&A with Your National FFA Officers

Q: What does this year’s National FFA Convention & Expo theme, Go All Out, mean to you? Brian: To me, our theme is all about action. We talk a lot about doing, but to me, life isn’t about talking, it’s about putting everything we know and have to the test – to Go All Out!... Read more »... Read more »
Katie with dairy cow

Pennsylvania FFA Member is Udderly Genius

Katie Osborne of Millerstown, Pa. may only be 19, but she’s already making an impact on the dairy industry. Now a freshman at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Greenwood High School FFA member grew up on a small dairy farm where she helped her mom, Irene, manage their herd of cattle while her... Read more »... Read more »
Chris Mullins works with his champion English Setter dog

FFA Member’s Dog Training is on Point

At the tender age of 6, one of Chris Mullins’ favorite pastimes was watching his grandfather Bill Moore interact with his English Setter dogs, which he has raised and trained since 1979. Now 20, the former FFA member from McNairy Central High School in Selmer, Tenn. has 35 of his own English Setters, and he... Read more »... Read more »
National ffa officers

Get to Know Your National FFA Officers

Q. What kinds of fundraisers did your FFA chapter do? Brian: My chapter’s major fundraiser was fruit and meat sales. It was always a great experience unloading fruit during the cold winter weather and delivering it to our customers. Additionally, our chapter held an annual plant sale. Mitch: Kick for Cash! People buy tickets for the... Read more »... Read more »
Thomas Glascock at his family's cattle ranch

Running the Ranch

Thomas Glascock has always had a natural way with animals. He found his calling at 4 years old as he proudly stood next to his older sister and showed his first calf. By the age of 6 he had joined the American Junior Red Angus Association and the Texas Junior Red Angus Association and officially showed his... Read more »... Read more »
Scrapbook Heather Johnson and great horned owl

Lebanon Regional FFA Chapter Member Lives the Wild Life

Not many people can say they have held a great horned owl, let alone fed one. Heather Johnson of the Lebanon Regional FFA Chapter in Connecticut did just that during her internship with WildCare, a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation center. Heather enriched habitats, administered medications and prepared food for loons, red-tailed hawks, northern gannets, peregrine falcons... Read more »... Read more »
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