Career Planning

Dogs walking

K9 to Five

When it comes to your dog, cat, hamster or maybe even pot-bellied pig, there’s no denying that pets are members of the family. Maybe you want to take it a step further and shape your career around pets. From nutrition and healthcare to grooming and clothing design, there’s an entire industry centered on pets. Bob... Read more »... Read more »
soil scientist

Agronomy Careers In The Field

Wake up. Dress. Grab coffee. Drive to school. Throughout the course of a morning routine, many probably do not stop to think about how agronomy impacts our lives. From the fibers in our clothes to the coffee beans in our morning drinks, agronomy is ingrained throughout our daily lives. And it’s an increasingly important and... Read more »... Read more »

On The Right Track

A few months ago, you were probably stocking up on school supplies, but before you know it, the time will come to don your cap for high school graduation. Knowing graduation is on the horizon gives you time to prepare for what’s next – college. It’s never too soon to start preparing, even as early as... Read more »... Read more »
Endangered Species Chocolate

Quite a Sweet Career

For Whitney Bembenick, involvement in FFA was the catalyst for her career. As research and development manager for Endangered Species Chocolate in Indianapolis, Bembenick credits the organization with helping her realize her ultimate passion – food science. “All the time I spent in FFA really helped me learn about all aspects of agriculture and the... Read more »... Read more »
Reconnect: Devry Boughner Vorwerk

Global Impact

  Looking back on her life and career success thus far, though she didn’t know it at the time, Devry Boughner Vorwerk says that deciding to join FFA was her defining moment. “FFA allowed me to capitalize on my passion for agriculture and let me deliberately choose my career path,” Vorwerk says. “I’m so passionate... Read more »... Read more »
Noelle Goodson, Anthem Contest

Being Heard

When Noelle Goodson was invited to sing the national anthem at the state boys’ basketball championship game at The Ohio State University, she never dreamed it would take her to a professional recording studio. It was Noelle’s FFA advisor who suggested she enter the state championship performance into the FMC Stand & Be Heard Anthem... Read more »... Read more »
Chantell Matthews Towing the Line

Towing the Line

Georgia FFA alumna Chantell Matthews isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. She’s been helping at her dad’s automotive repair shop and towing service, Matthews Garage Inc., since she was six years old. Today, the 19-year-old Cass High School graduate works there full time. “I’ve been around the shop all my life. I started by... Read more »... Read more »
Ag teacher in greenhouse

Tagged to Teach Ag

Think for a moment about the adults in your life whom you admire and respect the most. For many FFA members, that list includes their agriculture teacher. Because there’s no denying this fact – ag teachers are pretty awesome people. Did you know they’re also in high demand? A national shortage of ag teachers exists... Read more »... Read more »
Veterinary Careers National FFA Veterinary Science CDE

Views on Veterinary Careers

Have you ever wanted to travel to space and work in the International Space Station? How about working in a laboratory and discovering a life-saving vaccine? What about spending your days working on a ranch with cattle, sheep or horses? If so, a career in the veterinary field may be what you are looking for.... Read more »... Read more »
Horse judging

Judging Tips for Life

You have studied those livestock cards for hours. You know what marbling is, you know how to analyze EPDs or cull a class. You’ve been in a walk-in meat cooler more times than you can count and can explain your reasons for “placing No. 2 over No. 1.” If these statements sound familiar, you’re probably... Read more »... Read more »
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