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 »
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 »

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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 »
Gardiner FFA

One Diverse Chapter is Picture Perfect

Sometimes, a simple idea can lead to a big impact. That’s what happened for the Gardiner High School FFA Chapter in Gardiner, Mont., as they brainstormed ways to spread the word about their young chapter during National FFA Week in 2015. “We were trying to decide how to translate the idea that FFA is more... Read more »... Read more »
FFA Convention

What does the FFA jacket mean to you?

  The official FFA jacket was introduced and accepted by the delegates at the 1933 National FFA Convention. So if you do the math, this fall, we will celebrate the 80th anniversary of the blue corduroy jacket we all love so much! We’re planning a big story in FFA New Horizons about the jacket, and... Read more »... Read more »
Las Plumas FFA in Oroville, California members learn to work as a team at retreat.

Las Plumas FFA Members Work as a Team

Over the past months, the Las Plumas FFA officer team and advisors have come together as a team and as a family. We enjoyed an officer retreat last June, where we learned how to work together as a team and set goals for the year. On the last day of the retreat, the team visited... Read more »... Read more »
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