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Two is Better Than One

November 09, 2015
With 127 members, the FFA chapter at Sibley-Ocheyedan High School in Iowa is one of the largest in the state. For a chapter that big, two agriculture instructors might seem like a given necessity. But it wasn’t until students took action that two ag teachers – and the opportunity to expand their ag program –... Read more »... Read more »
Anastasia Sturgis works with endangered birds for her FFA supervised agricultural experience program.

This Job’s for the Birds

November 09, 2015
Anastasia Sturgis of the Orlando-Colonial FFA Chapter in Florida has an unusual weekend hobby. Instead of hitting the mall or the beach like many teenage girls, Anastasia spends her Saturdays caring for rescued parrots, macaws and cockatoos at the Seminole County Parrot Rescue & Sanctuary in Geneva, Fla. Anastasia, a 2015 graduate from Colonial High... Read more »... Read more »
Alexandra Ruwe – Maroa Forsyth FFA, IL

FFA Featured Face – Alexandra Ruwe

November 04, 2015
As a junior, Alexandra Ruwe won both the state specialty animal production proficiency and the job interview career development event. Alex has created a job shadowing program and organized seasonal member outings.... Read more »
Kenneth González Otero – Los Llanos, Arecibo PR

FFA Featured Face – Kenneth González Otero

November 04, 2015
At the 84th National Convention & Expo, Kenneth González Otero proudly represented the Puerto Rico delegation as a flagman. He served as Puerto Rico State Sentinel and hopes to study agricultural education in college.... Read more »
Emily Grant

FFA Featured Face – Emily Grant

November 04, 2015
A senior at Bartow High School, Emily has been a member of FFA for the past seven years and has raised high-quality ornamental plants for the past four years. Emily maintains a 4.0 GPA while being enrolled in college-level classes.... Read more »
National Officers

National FFA Officer Q&A Fall 2015

July 21, 2015
How did you first learn about FFA? ANDY: I started showing pigs in the first grade, so it was a natural thing to hear about from family, friends, billboards, etc. VICTORIA: My dad and siblings were all in FFA. I attended my first state convention when I was 4 years old wearing a shirt that... Read more »... Read more »
Plant Biotechnology Academy

Coveted Coats

July 21, 2015
Much like the hallowed blue corduroy FFA jacket, the white lab coat of the Oakleaf FFA Plant Biotechnology Academy in Florida is a symbol of excellence. “The academy is a group of students whose schedules align to incorporate biotechnology concepts into their core curriculum classrooms along with their biotechnology course,” says FFA Chapter President William... Read more »... Read more »
South Carolina Strawberry Festival

Pig Race for a Cure

July 21, 2015
When the Nation Ford FFA Chapter from South Carolina saw a chance to help a member of their community and raise money for a good cause, they jumped at the opportunity. “The South Carolina Strawberry Festival was established in 2010 as a community event for the town of Fort Mill,” says FFA chapter advisor Lee... Read more »... Read more »
Ponchatoula buddy program

The Buddy System

July 21, 2015
High school is full of opportunities to join clubs, compete in athletics or attend school dances, but the Ponchatoula FFA Chapter in Louisiana realized that their atypical students – many of whom have disabilities – were missing out on these quintessential high school activities. Their solution was the FFA Buddy program. “The FFA Buddy program... Read more »... Read more »
Bayli Hyde, reporter for the Burlington FFA chapter in Oklahoma, interviews Jackson Tiffany, son of E.M Tiffany who authored the FFA Creed.

The Creed’s Creation

July 21, 2015
You’ve heard about Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. These great men have gone down in history for their contributions to our country, but what if some have been overlooked? A single item on one FFA advisor’s “bucket list” may help rewrite the history of the FFA Creed, now celebrating its 85th anniversary, and... Read more »... Read more »
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