Life Lessons

You're Invited to a Packing Party

Meals of Hope provides nutritious meals to food-insecure families.

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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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You’re Invited to a Packing Party Organic Recycle Trash Buddy Bags

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Meals of Hope, Ohio FFA

You’re Invited to a Packing Party

Some children go to bed with a rumbling stomach. Some parents don’t know how to pay for their children’s next meal. In times like these, organizations like Meals of Hope provide comfort and nutrition to the members of our community who need it the most. The organization was founded in 2007 by Stephen Popper, following... Read more »... Read more »
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 »

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 »

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Scrapbook National FFA Talent Competition winner Sydney Lambert

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 »

Q&A With 2013-14 National FFA Officers

Q&A with the new 2013-14 National FFA officers. Q: Tell us about yourself in two sentences. Brian: I was never raised on a farm, but I grew up raising livestock to show at the county fair. I come from a family of seven kids and absolutely love hanging out with them, playing sports, traveling, meeting... Read more »... Read more »

Get to Know Your 2014-2015 National FFA Officers

Q. Tell us about yourself in one or two sentences. ANDY: Nothing means more to me than my faith, my family and my friends. I love being weird, outgoing and crazy, and I’m loyal to ABAC (Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Ga.) and my Georgia Bulldawgs! VICTORIA: I love to talk to anybody about... Read more »... Read more »
The Mortimer siblings say that having a diversified farm means there’s always plenty to do, regardless of the season.

Mortimers on a Mission

Fall has arrived, and for 18-year-old Ashlee Mortimer of Dewey, Ariz., that means thousands of curious visitors will be flooding her family’s farm in search of pumpkins and good, clean fun. For Ashlee and her siblings, Hayden (16), Kayla (14) and Kolten (12), and their parents, Gary and Sharla, fall is a bustling time of... Read more »... Read more »
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