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Community Service Ideas

Get active in your community with these community service ideas.

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Raking in the Good Karma

Hiland FFA members help clean up their Ohio community.

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Summertime Success

School’s out, so it’s the perfect time to prepare for the college road ahead.

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Community Service Ideas Raking in the Good Karma Summertime Success

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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 »
Jumping boy during volleyball game on the court at sunny summer day outside

You’ve Got Skills!

Summer is a perfect time to work on your leadership skills. Without the distractions of schoolwork, FFA chapter meetings and CDEs, sports events, etc., you can focus on some personal reflection and development. And if you’re an FFA chapter officer or a leader within your school, building strong leadership skills now will make you even... Read more »... Read more »
With the project, students were able to learn how to ensure a healthy potato crop. Kent Sather of the Colorado State University Extension Service and manager of the Potato Certification Service inspected the growing crop, finding the potatoes virus-free. A federal inspection is required during the 100-day upbringing period to designate a crop as certified seed potatoes. Also, entering the greenhouse required everyone to step in disinfectant to eliminate the chance of transferring germs to the crop as it grew.

Planting the Seed

Frigid temperatures didn’t stop Alamosa FFA Chapter members from harvesting their potato mini-tuber crop on a snowy Tuesday morning in February. The 14 students kept warm while working in their greenhouse at Alamosa High School, preparing the mini-tubers they planted in early November for a special destination – to go to local farms, where they... 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 »
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Rural Revelers

Tossing a hay bale may be a natural part of farm work for many, but for Havana FFA members, it’s also part of their National FFA Week celebration. During their 2014 celebration, students and teachers joined FFA members in a variety of agricultural activities, including the hay bale toss contest, Duck Dynasty Day, and Ag... Read more »... Read more »
Ross Rojik takes pride in the detail work he does for his clients.

Ross Rojik of Pennsylvania Owns Wildlife-Mounting Business

Ross Rojik of Petersburg, Pennsylvania, always knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur, but he had no idea that dream would materialize from an unusual Christmas gift his parents gave him when he was 15. “I always loved hunting and fishing, and I loved seeing different animals mounted,” says 21-year-old Ross, who graduated from Juniata... Read more »... Read more »
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