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National Officers

Q&A with your National FFA Officers

August 10, 2016
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO AT THE NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION & EXPO? TAYLOR: I am so excited to see members I’ve met all across the country again! Maybe the ones I went to Yogurt Mountain with in Florida or the trips to Starbucks during the California State FFA Leadership Conference or the ones... Read more »... Read more »
The Mortimer siblings say that having a diversified farm means there’s always plenty to do, regardless of the season.

Mortimers on a Mission

August 10, 2016
Fall has arrived, and for 18-year-old Ashlee Mortimer of Dewey, Ariz., that means thousands of curious visitors will be flooding her family’s farm in search of pumpkins and good, clean fun. For Ashlee and her siblings, Hayden (16), Kayla (14) and Kolten (12), and their parents, Gary and Sharla, fall is a bustling time of... Read more »... Read more »
Kacey at the family's quail farm in Topeka Kansas.

Call of the Quail

August 10, 2016
When Kacy Schlesener of Dover, Kan., noticed a decline in the population of bobwhite quail in her area, she made it her mission to help bring back the small, plump birds popular among hunters. In 2011, when she was a sophomore at Mission Valley High School, Kacy focused her supervised agricultural experience (SAE) project on... Read more »... Read more »
5. Heidi Croley

FFA Faces – Heidi Croley

August 10, 2016
Heidi most enjoys her small animal management classes at the Natural Science and Technology Center. She hopes to become a vet tech, and eventually a veterinarian, working with livestock or exotic animals.... Read more »
2. Andres Flores

FFA Faces – Andres Flores

August 10, 2016
Andres has been involved in the land judging, Envirothon, prepared public speaking and agricultural mechanics CDEs, and was a member of the state runner-up agronomy team. He also works at a local sweet potato farm.... Read more »
4. Noell Nichols

FFA Faces – Noell Nichols

August 10, 2016
Noell shows market hogs and participates in livestock judging and dairy judging career development events (CDEs). She has served as a chapter FFA officer and hopes to become a large animal veterinarian.... Read more »
Nathan Arthur

FFA Faces – Nathan Arthur

August 10, 2016
Nathan served as both the 2015-16 Northeast Iowa District FFA Secretary and chapter FFA president. He has competed in the dairy and agronomy CDEs and is a member of the National Holstein Association.... Read more »
6. Rachel Derner

FFA Faces – Rachel Derner

August 10, 2016
Rachel’s FFA awards include Star Greenhand, Star Chapter Farmer and the Outstanding Senior DeKalb Chapter Award. She served as a chapter officer for three years and as the 2015-16 Wyoming State Reporter.... Read more »
Mitchell Parham

FFA Faces – Mitchell Parham

August 10, 2016
Mitchell is a third-generation Hereford cattle breeder and agricultural mechanics enthusiast. He completely restored a 1953 Ford F250 truck and was on the FFA agricultural mechanics team for four years.... Read more »
Tyler Cloud and his grandfather

67 Years of FFA History

August 10, 2016
Clifford Mayo and his grandson, Tyler Cloud, both donned their FFA jackets at the Garden City High School FFA banquet where Tyler was elected chapter secretary. Clifford received his jacket in 1949 and won the American Farmer Award in 1955. Tyler has carried on his grandfather’s FFA legacy, competing in livestock judging and showing meat... Read more »... Read more »
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