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Organic Recycle Trash

FFA chapter fights food waste in their own cafeteria.

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Buddy Bags

FFA chapter gives back to community by helping veterans.

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Community Service Ideas

Get active in your community with these community service ideas.

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Clyde FFA

Organic Recycle Trash

Robert Selvey only set out to research hunger for the FFA prepared public speaking career development event, but as he began researching his topic, he was inspired to do more than just speak. With the help of his chapter, he started the Organic Recycle Trash (ORT) program. After every lunch period, the students collect uneaten... Read more »... Read more »
buddy bags, Carver FFA

Buddy Bags

During its Winter Leadership Camp, the Massachusetts FFA Association partnered with the American Legion Auxiliary. FFA members assembled “Buddy Bags,” filled with donated toiletry items, and distributed them to homeless veterans throughout the state. Members were encouraged to continue the good work once they returned home. They put together “Buddy Baskets,” packed with basic household... Read more »... Read more »
FFA Hunger

Community Service Ideas

Other Community Service Ideas 1. Food Drive – Whether you’re collecting cans or filling backpacks with lunches, food drives are a great way to fight hunger in your community. 2. Race for a Cause – Walk it, run it or hula hoop it! Participating in a race raises money for research and awareness for important causes. 3. Community... Read more »... Read more »
Hiland FFA raking leaves for community

Raking in the Good Karma

Free time between classes, sports and extracurricular activities is a precious commodity. Hiland FFA chapter members in Berlin, Ohio, gave up two of their afternoons to rake leaves for members of their community as part of their Acts of Kindness project. The goal was to make an impact on their community while also getting to... Read more »... Read more »
summertime success

Summertime Success

For most students, summer break conjures daydreams of poolside lounging, beach vacations, long, lazy days, and – most exciting – kicking the textbooks to the curb. Before you stow your backpack for good, consider this: while it is important to take a break during the summer, it’s also an opportune time to get a head... Read more »... Read more »

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2014 National FFA Talent Competition

Every year, talented FFA members wow their peers with their jaw-dropping talents in the National FFA Talent Competition. Winner Sydney Lambert blew the crowd away with her exceptional voice and passion for music. She relished every moment that led up to winning the final competition. “I love just getting to compete in something that I... Read more »... Read more »
FFA Jacket

Once Blue, Forever Blue

It’s the most recognizable symbol of the National FFA Organization, and if you ask FFA members past and present about their feelings for the FFA jacket, they’ll bubble over with pride when they talk about what the jacket has meant to them. Take, for example, Derek Schmidt of the Peabody-Burns FFA Chapter in Kansas. “If... Read more »... Read more »
Guide god training

Puppy Love: FFA Members Train Guide Dogs for the Blind

Everyone thinks of puppies as cuddly playmates and loyal companions, but for visually impaired individuals, a puppy can open the door to rich life full of mobility and experiences. Members of Centennial FFA, Mayfield FFA and the Las Cruces High School HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) in New Mexico came together to assist in the... Read more »... Read more »
Erin Hammond

An Ounce of Prevention

Polk City, IA After spending two weeks volunteering at a rural Haitian medical clinic, Erin Hammond noticed a lack of agricultural education in the region, resulting in devastating soil erosion and crop loss. The experience inspired Erin to write a research paper on food security in Haiti for the World Food Prize and fueled her... Read more »... Read more »
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