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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 »
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 »
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