FFA

Blaine Lotz was a chapter president, competed in CDEs, has an outstanding SAE, and was a state Creed speaker. Impressive guy with a personality of a down-to-earth rancher. Blaine is a trained auctioneer went to school at 15 – has been working in Southeast Kansas all through high school, but last week he won the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship.

Fast Talking Man

February 11, 2016
Third-generation auctioneer Blaine Lotz of Edna, Kan., was almost born on an auction block. His mom, Carla, is an auctioneer and went into labor with Blaine 45 minutes after finishing an auction. “She auctioneered to me instead of singing lullabies,” says Lotz, now 22. “I learned to count by counting cattle.” Lotz’s grandfather was also... Read more »... Read more »
Ms. Texas Angus

Miss Texas Angus – Hamilton FFA, TX

February 11, 2016
Faith Massinghill isn’t your average beauty queen. As Miss Texas Angus, her sash and crown make her an ambassador for an entire industry, traveling thousands of miles to educate the public about the Angus breed and the beef industry. Faith’s three rules for leadership are always keep an open mind to ideas, lead with a... Read more »... Read more »
corn maze Olivet High School FFA, MI

Nothing Corny about Giving – Olivet FFA, MI

February 11, 2016
The Olivet FFA chapter hosted a corn maze and haunted trail in partnership with Foods Resource Bank (FRB), a charity that raises money to help people in developing countries cultivate their own food. The chapter and FRB plan to make this event a yearly occurrence, allowing them to raise awareness about agriculture and help the... Read more »... Read more »
Destiny Matthews

FFA Faces – Destiny Matthews

February 11, 2016
This high school senior has served as FFA chapter president and treasurer. She has participated in the public speaking, ag communications, and food science and technology career development events (CDEs).... Read more »
Megan Lieran

FFA Faces – Megan Lieran

February 11, 2016
FFA has allowed Megan to come into her own, serving in various officer roles and playing a vital role on the chapter horse evaluation team. Through FFA, Megan has found her passion and become part of a team.... Read more »
Zachary Duda

FFA Faces – Zachary Duda

February 11, 2016
As chapter president, Zachary has devoted his time to helping his fellow chapter members and encouraging them with his gregarious personality. He has competed in the parliamentary procedure and agricultural sales CDEs.... Read more »
Viral Patel

FFA Faces – Viral Patel

February 11, 2016
Viral has brought pride to his chapter, competing at the national level for the agriscience fair and his proficiency area. He created his own program to teach other students leadership skills through seminars and activities.... Read more »
Bailey Wert

FFA Faces – Bailey Wert

February 11, 2016
Bailey uses her leadership skills in her roles as FFA chapter president and a regional reporter. She says she strives to help her fellow chapter members and those in her region educate the public about agriculture.... Read more »
Ryan Cox

FFA Faces – Ryan Cox

February 11, 2016
Ryan serves as the New Hampshire FFA state vice president, making him the third sibling in his family to be a state officer. Outside of FFA, he runs track, serves on student council and interns with the New Hampshire Farm Bureau.... Read more »
Two Norco FFA members attended the 2015 National FFA Convention & Expo to present their $5 Challenge project as part of the National Model of Innovation Chapter Awards.

Gimme Five

February 11, 2016
Could you make a positive impact on your community with just $5? That’s the question agriculture teacher Robin Grundmeyer asked senior FFA members at Norco High School in California when she started the school’s $5 Challenge eight years ago. The $5 Challenge is now an annual tradition for the senior class, and students look forward... Read more »... Read more »
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