Life Lessons

Reconnect: Devry Boughner Vorwerk

Global Impact

November 20, 2014
  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 »
Prosser FFA members raise money for Ag teacher

A Friend, Indeed

November 20, 2014
When Prosser FFA members learned of their agriculture teacher Denine Trump’s breast cancer diagnosis, they rallied around her for support. At the age of 33, Trump was facing expensive treatments. Two of the Prosser FFA chapter members auctioned off a benefit lamb for $22,500, with proceeds going toward Trump’s traveling and out-of-pocket treatment expenses. The... Read more »... Read more »
My Plate video

Saul’s Got Talent

November 20, 2014
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring. That’s why the students in the food science and natural resource management classes at Walter Biddle Saul High School created music videos to encourage good eating habits. The FFA members have promoted their hard work through social media, reaching out to celebrities such as first lady Michelle Obama... Read more »... Read more »
Noelle Goodson, Anthem Contest

Being Heard

August 30, 2014
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 »
86th Annual FFA Convention and Expo

Will You Go All Out?

August 30, 2014
In less than two months, more than 60,000 FFA members, advisors, alumni and supporters will race to Louisville, Ky., to attend one of the largest student gatherings in the country – the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo. Packed with speakers, awards, workshops, entertainment and more, the event kicks off on Wednesday, Oct. 29 and... Read more »... Read more »
Chantell Matthews Towing the Line

Towing the Line

August 30, 2014
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

August 30, 2014
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 »
Piggy Bank Project

Pig Potential

August 12, 2014
Logan Browne wants FFA members to realize their potential. “I want to help FFA members know that they can still do things to positively impact others, even if they don’t personally know them,” he says. Logan, a member of Eastwood FFA in Bowling Green, Ohio, is head of the Piggy Bank Project, a nonprofit working... Read more »... Read more »
Courtney Walker, Miss TN Pageant

No Holding Back

August 12, 2014
When is the last time you risked boldly and tried something new? Have you secretly been yearning to try an FFA career development event but haven’t yet mustered the courage? Have you been thinking about an idea for a cool supervised agricultural experience but haven’t shared it with your advisor yet? Do you actually really... Read more »... Read more »
Blaze Currie

FFA Reconnect: Blaze Currie

August 12, 2014
Blaze Currie was your typical small-town Texas kid. He played football and participated in many organizations at Wellman-Union High School. However, during his freshman year, Currie found a true passion in FFA. “He loved it and was gifted for it,” says Bruce Yeager, Currie’s high school superintendent. Currie became an area FFA officer in 2003... Read more »... Read more »
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