Member Profiles

FFA member and master logger Matthew Seals
trims off branches from a fallen tree.

A Logger’s Life for Me

For as long as he can remember, Matthew Seals of Tazewell, Tenn., has been logging, or harvesting timber, with his dad. “My dad has his own logging business, Jimmy Seals Logging, so when I was young I’d always ride along in his logging truck to haul logs to the sawmill,” says Matthew, who graduated from... Read more »... Read more »
William Wade and his hydroponic lettuce

From to School to Your Table

Last year, FFA member William Wade consulted his FFA advisor to help him find the perfect way to give back to his school. He came up with several ideas but kept coming back to one – growing produce for the cafeteria. At first, the school’s small greenhouse and acreage seemed to be a challenge, but William... Read more »... Read more »
Noelle Goodson, Anthem Contest

Being Heard

When Noelle Goodson was invited to sing the national anthem at the state boys’ basketball championship game at The Ohio State University, she never dreamed it would take her to a professional recording studio. It was Noelle’s FFA advisor who suggested she enter the state championship performance into the FMC Stand & Be Heard Anthem... Read more »... Read more »
Chantell Matthews Towing the Line

Towing the Line

Georgia FFA alumna Chantell Matthews isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. She’s been helping at her dad’s automotive repair shop and towing service, Matthews Garage Inc., since she was six years old. Today, the 19-year-old Cass High School graduate works there full time. “I’ve been around the shop all my life. I started by... Read more »... Read more »
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 »
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