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John Allen with his ag students

These Boots are Made for Teaching – Jumpertown FFA, MS

February 11, 2016
John Allen, FFA advisor at Jumpertown High School, carries on his family’s FFA legacy. Allen’s grandfather, Merril T. Cartwright, was National FFA Vice President in 1949 and his father and uncle served as state officers. To demonstrate his FFA pride, Allen sports a pair of FFA boots every day. Everyone who sees him knows that... Read more »... Read more »
BRANCH AREA CAREER CENTER FFA, MI gleaning project

Gleaning for Good

November 09, 2015
After harvest, vegetable fields are often left with product that may not meet the requirements for the regular market, and organizations are invited in to glean (which means harvest) the remainder. The Branch Area Career Center FFA partnered with local farmers in 2015 to glean 680 pounds of peppers and 1,080 pounds of potatoes, donating... Read more »... Read more »
FFA member and volunteer firefighter, Joseph A. Wesolowski

FFA Ignites Leadership

November 09, 2015
Joseph A. Wesolowski doesn’t just use the strong work ethic and leadership skills learned in FFA for his various SAEs. In addition to his market swine project, Joe spends his time responding to barn fires, house fires, brush fires and medical assistance calls with the Rawlinsville Volunteer Fire Company. The blue corduroy jacket has given... Read more »... Read more »
Liz Shroeder, Wisconsin

FFA Featured Face – Liz Shroeder

November 09, 2015
Liz Schroeder has served as president, treasurer and reporter for her FFA chapter. She participated in the dairy products CDE and was the 2013-2014 Albany Dairy Queen, serving as an ag ambassador to the community.... Read more »
Joshua Todd – Jackson, NJ

FFA Featured Face – Joshua Todd

November 09, 2015
Participating in FFA has given Joshua Todd the confidence and leadership skills to become chapter president. He is dedicated to helping the younger members and serving his community.... Read more »
Clint Beel – Stewarts Creek FFA, TN

FFA Featured Face – Clint Beel

November 09, 2015
An avid beekeeper, Clint Beel is responsible for the health and productivity of his family’s nine hives. He is active in his local beekeepers association and hopes to become a certified state beekeeper.... Read more »
Growing food for school cafeterias is a growing trend for high school agriculture programs, including those at Hagerstown
High School in Indiana (top) and Liberty Technology Magnet School in Tennessee.

Crops from the Classroom

November 09, 2015
FFA chapters and members across the nation are redefining the term, farm-to-table. Taking growing matters into their own hands, they’re delivering fresh, school-to-table food to their peers and communities. Holeman High School Take, for example, the Holmen FFA Chapter in Wisconsin. Students raise chickens to be fed to the school community at a special dinner... Read more »... Read more »
Shenandoah SNUG Prom

A Night to Remember

November 09, 2015
For most people, going to prom is the culmination of their teenage years, with the flashing cameras, elegant outfits, and hours of dancing and revelry. But for some, attending prom isn’t always in the cards. Indiana’s Shenandoah FFA Chapter, the 2014 National FFA Model of Innovation winner for community service, has been hosting seasonal parties... Read more »... Read more »
Middletown insecurity Gardening Hydroponics and Tilapia

Project MIGHT

November 09, 2015
Mattabeset FFA is using their $2,500 National FFA Food for All grant to feed the people of Middletown, Conn. The title, Project MIGHT, stands for Middletown Insecurity, Gardening, Hydroponics and Tilapia. Over an eight-month timeframe, the chapter grew a variety of vegetable seedlings in their greenhouse and explored hydroponics. They also raise tilapia in their... Read more »... Read more »
National Officers

National Officer Q&A Winter 2015-16

November 09, 2015
What is the strangest gift you’ve ever received? ANDY: For Christmas one time I got a coin collecting book, which was really neat, except I don’t really collect coins. VICTORIA: A golden toilet plunger – long story. RUTH ANN: Gag gifts are a big tradition in my family, and one year I received a pair... Read more »... Read more »
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