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Two is Better Than One

With 127 members, the FFA chapter at Sibley-Ocheyedan High School in Iowa is one of the largest in the state. For a chapter that big, two agriculture instructors might seem like a given necessity. But it wasn’t until students took action that two ag teachers – and the opportunity to expand their ag program –... Read more »... Read more »
importance of ag expo

Importance of Ag Expo

The South Tama County FFA Chapter hosted an Importance of Ag Expo during National FFA Week. The expo featured 23 exhibitions, three guest speakers and several workshops throughout the day. Guest speaker Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds spoke about agriculture’s $72 billion impact on Iowa’s economy and the one in six Iowa jobs it provides. Expo... Read more »... Read more »
MG Alan Batschelet

Reconnect: Army Maj. Gen. Allen Batschelet

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 »
Cash for Cattle, Lone Tree FFA

Lone Tree FFA Raises Cash for Cattle

Members of the Lone Tree FFA chapter in Iowa were deeply worried by the plight of South Dakota ranchers whose cattle populations were ravaged by the Atlas snowstorm in winter 2013. They concocted a plan to sell T-shirts to raise money for farmers affected by the storm. The chapter has sold 700 T-shirts in 13... Read more »... Read more »
Erin Hammond

An Ounce of Prevention

Polk City, IA After spending two weeks volunteering at a rural Haitian medical clinic, Erin Hammond noticed a lack of agricultural education in the region, resulting in devastating soil erosion and crop loss. The experience inspired Erin to write a research paper on food security in Haiti for the World Food Prize and fueled her... Read more »... Read more »

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