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Rockford Elementary Filed in Minnesota

Doing Thing By the Book

When the Rockford Middle FFA Chapter from Minnesota was asked about writing a book for kindergarteners in their school district, they jumped at the opportunity to share the story of the blue jacket. Every year, the Rockford school district writes and illustrates a book about their mascot, Rockee. After publishing and printing, the book is... Read more »... Read more »
The Mortimer siblings say that having a diversified farm means there’s always plenty to do, regardless of the season. Filed in Arizona

Mortimers on a Mission

Fall has arrived, and for 18-year-old Ashlee Mortimer of Dewey, Ariz., that means thousands of curious visitors will be flooding her family’s farm in search of pumpkins and good, clean fun. For Ashlee and her siblings, Hayden (16), Kayla (14) and Kolten (12), and their parents, Gary and Sharla, fall is a bustling time of... Read more »... Read more »
Kacey at the family's quail farm in Topeka Kansas. Filed in Kansas

Call of the Quail

When Kacy Schlesener of Dover, Kan., noticed a decline in the population of bobwhite quail in her area, she made it her mission to help bring back the small, plump birds popular among hunters. In 2011, when she was a sophomore at Mission Valley High School, Kacy focused her supervised agricultural experience (SAE) project on... Read more »... Read more »
5. Heidi Croley Filed in Ohio

FFA Faces – Heidi Croley

Heidi most enjoys her small animal management classes at the Natural Science and Technology Center. She hopes to become a vet tech, and eventually a veterinarian, working with livestock or exotic animals.... Read more »
2. Andres Flores Filed in Mississippi

FFA Faces – Andres Flores

Andres has been involved in the land judging, Envirothon, prepared public speaking and agricultural mechanics CDEs, and was a member of the state runner-up agronomy team. He also works at a local sweet potato farm.... Read more »
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