Amber Clingan at camp

FFA Camp Creates Career Change

May 11, 2016
Since seventh grade, Amber Clingan was determined to pursue a law degree, but attending FFA camp opened her mind to a career as an agriculture teacher. She loves the hands-on aspects of ag education and helping other people. Read her full essay below: What does FFA mean to you? FFA to me is a family.... Read more »... Read more »
Refrigerated transportation units - Colbert County High School FFA, AL

Traveling Fresh

May 11, 2016
Colbert County FFA members combined math, carpentry, electrical and engineering skills in their recent project to convert regular box trailers into refrigerated transportation units. The project, funded through an NRCS Resource Conservation and Development grant, was intended to provide local farmers with refrigerated ways to transport their goods from field to market. It’s the first project... Read more »... Read more »
Clay Real Memorial

Livin’ the Dream

May 11, 2016
FFA member Clay Real had big dreams for his chapter. He wanted to build an animal lab so people could learn about where their food comes from and how to care for animals. After Clay died unexpectedly in 2014, his community decided to make his dream a reality. The Real family donated $15,000 in memorial... Read more »... Read more »
Cindy Montoney with daughter, Josie.

Recruiting Mom to “Join” FFA

May 11, 2016
As a high school freshman, Josie Montoney came home from school and announced she was joining FFA. Her mother Cindy was surprised, since they didn’t have a connection to agriculture. But only four years later, Josie has served as chapter FFA president and won seven state and one national title through FFA. And her mom... Read more »... Read more »
Brandon Baumgarten

Caught Up & Called Out: Where Are You Going to Go?

May 03, 2016
Editor’s note: FFA alumnus Brandon Baumgarten has quite an impressive résumé – past FFA state president, Oklahoma State University student, and now, professional leadership speaker and book author. We asked Brandon to share his thoughts about leadership with us – and the meaning behind his book title, Caught Up & Called Out. While walking into... Read more »... Read more »
Destiny Peed

FFA Faces – Destiny Peed

April 29, 2016
This senior has served as president of her chapter for two years. She competes in poultry, floriculture and horse evaluation. She plans to attend Feather River College and study environmental sciences.... Read more »
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 »
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