Life Lessons

MG Alan Batschelet

Reconnect: Army Maj. Gen. Allen Batschelet

February 10, 2015
Army Major General Allen Batschelet didn’t realize it at the time, but FFA was setting him up for a lifetime of success. “FFA helped me develop confidence and leadership skills. Plus, it showed me the importance of teamwork and led me to aspire to be in charge,” Batschelet says. “I didn’t really understand what it... Read more »... Read more »
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Agronomy Careers In The Field

January 29, 2015
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 »
Good Habits

Be Your Best Self

January 29, 2015
Think of something that took you a long time to learn, like developing good study habits or driving. At first, these things may have been very challenging and it took a significant amount of mental energy and focus while doing it. But after a while, as you grew more comfortable with the task and after... Read more »... Read more »
Altha Middle FFA Recycling Project

Altha Middle FFA Starts a Recycling Revolution

January 29, 2015
Homework, fliers, binder paper, hall passes. What happens to all that paper once the notes are taken, class is over and the grades are in? Members of the Altha Middle FFA chapter from Florida were shocked to discover how much paper waste their school produced, and that none of it was being recycled. In the... Read more »... Read more »
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Living Inside Out

November 20, 2014
Imagine the last time you put on your Official Dress. Do you remember what it felt like as you zipped that blue corduroy jacket right up to the middle of your chest? You probably took a moment and surveyed yourself in the mirror. You make that blue corduroy look good, right? Yes, you do. That... Read more »... Read more »
Staying Motivated

About Time

November 20, 2014
You know the feeling. You miss one pesky deadline, and you are in crisis mode! Next thing you know, you are downing energy drinks and burning the midnight oil to keep up with school assignments, job responsibilities and spending time with friends. Have you ever just wished there could be a few more hours in... Read more »... Read more »
College courses often include hands-on
laboratory work, depending on your major.

On The Right Track

November 20, 2014
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 »
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Free College Money, Anyone?

November 20, 2014
If you’ve started exploring the possibility of going to college after high school, you’ve no doubt discovered an undeniable truth – college is outrageously expensive. But don’t let that keep you from pursuing your educational goals. Scholarships help more than two-thirds of our nation’s full-time college students pay for their education. Each year, more than... Read more »... Read more »
Endangered Species Chocolate

Quite a Sweet Career

November 20, 2014
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 »
Special Goats program

Special Goats

November 20, 2014
Big hearts make big differences, and Righetti FFA members recently touched the lives of many of their own classmates. The members invited their friends from the Righetti Special Olympics program to participate in a local fair by teaching them the basics of caring for and showing goats. The FFA chapter plans to continue the Special... Read more »... Read more »
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