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Refrigerated transportation units - Colbert County High School FFA, AL

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Colbert County FFA members combined math, carpentry, electrical and engineering skills in their recent project to convert regular box trailers into refrigerated transportation units. The project, funded through an NRCS Resource Conservation and Development grant, was intended to provide local farmers with refrigerated ways to transport their goods from field to market. It’s the first project... Read more »... Read more »

Featured FFA Face: Bradley Smith, Pleasant Valley FFA

This high school freshman was the first student in his school to show swine and cattle. Bradley has won numerous blue ribbons and was the supreme competitor at the Alabama National Fair in Montgomery, Alabama. He says he enjoys working with his animals and helping his dad grow and cut hay for the livestock. Bradley... Read more »... Read more »
agriculture facts about the modern U.S. poultry industry

Ag 101: Farm Facts about Broiler Chickens

Poultry is big business in the United States. We are the world’s largest producer of poultry meat, and almost 18 percent of total production is exported to other countries. That other 82 percent of poultry meat, including chicken, turkey and duck, is consumed right here at home. In fact, U.S. per-capita consumption of chicken meat... Read more »... Read more »

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