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Kristie Alexander

FFA Faces – Kristie Alexander

FFA has helped Kristie grow from a shy, reserved student into an accomplished leader. Kristie raises dairy goats and uses the milk to make skin care products. She also rides horses and maintained honor roll all through high school.... Read more »
Zachary Duda

FFA Faces – Zachary Duda

As chapter president, Zachary has devoted his time to helping his fellow chapter members and encouraging them with his gregarious personality. He has competed in the parliamentary procedure and agricultural sales CDEs.... Read more »
Middletown insecurity Gardening Hydroponics and Tilapia

Project MIGHT

Mattabeset FFA is using their $2,500 National FFA Food for All grant to feed the people of Middletown, Conn. The title, Project MIGHT, stands for Middletown Insecurity, Gardening, Hydroponics and Tilapia. Over an eight-month timeframe, the chapter grew a variety of vegetable seedlings in their greenhouse and explored hydroponics. They also raise tilapia in their... Read more »... Read more »
Scrapbook Heather Johnson and great horned owl

Lebanon Regional FFA Chapter Member Lives the Wild Life

Not many people can say they have held a great horned owl, let alone fed one. Heather Johnson of the Lebanon Regional FFA Chapter in Connecticut did just that during her internship with WildCare, a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation center. Heather enriched habitats, administered medications and prepared food for loons, red-tailed hawks, northern gannets, peregrine falcons... Read more »... Read more »
Floral Fashion

Floral Fashion

The fashion world has a blossoming new star in Jessica Dastous. This creative young woman designed an artichoke hat that won first place at the Connecticut Floral Association competition. Jessica hopes to use the talents she learned in FFA to someday start her own floral design shop.... Read more »

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