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Southern Wayne FFA members Hunter Taylor and J.D. Blackman work for local swine farms. Swine production is a major industry in North Carolina. Filed in North Carolina

Mighty Fine Swine

Hunter Taylor and J.D. Blackman of the Southern Wayne FFA Chapter in North Carolina are living proof that you don’t have to grow up on a farm to have a successful career in agriculture. Both Hunter, 17, and J.D., 20, work on Wayne County, N.C., hog farms, where they raise hogs for Maxwell Foods, a... Read more »... Read more »
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Reconnect: Dr. Stan Albrecht

Though his career has taken him across the nation, Dr. Stan Albrecht has stayed true to his agricultural roots in Utah. Now, as the president of Utah State University, he shares his leadership skills and values, many of which first formed during his time in FFA. “I grew up in a very small, rural town... Read more »... Read more »
Virat Madera Filed in California

FFA Featured Face – Virat Kang

Virat, a senior, is currently serving his second year as president of his chapter. His supervised agricultural experience programs (SAEs) include working in his family’s feed store, growing forage and raising livestock.... Read more »
MG Alan Batschelet Filed in Iowa

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 »
Altha Middle FFA Recycling Project Filed in Florida

Altha Middle FFA Starts a Recycling Revolution

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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