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Riley Branch meets with Stonewall County, Texas County Judge Ronnie Moorhead Filed in Texas

Ag Law Helps Keep the Farm

As a teenager, Riley Branch watched his family grapple with how they could afford to inherit the family ranch with the possibility of an expensive estate tax. Now, the Aspermont native is returning to his hometown to practice law, helping other families pass on the farm while continuing his family’s farming tradition. Every Texas farm... Read more »... Read more »
Blaine Lotz was a chapter president, competed in CDEs, has an outstanding SAE, and was a state Creed speaker. Impressive guy with a personality of a down-to-earth rancher. Blaine is a trained auctioneer went to school at 15 – has been working in Southeast Kansas all through high school, but last week he won the World Livestock Auctioneer Championship. Filed in Kansas

Fast Talking Man

Third-generation auctioneer Blaine Lotz of Edna, Kan., was almost born on an auction block. His mom, Carla, is an auctioneer and went into labor with Blaine 45 minutes after finishing an auction. “She auctioneered to me instead of singing lullabies,” says Lotz, now 22. “I learned to count by counting cattle.” Lotz’s grandfather was also... Read more »... Read more »
Versailles FFA members experiment with creating their own ice cream, starting with a vanilla or chocolate base, then adding unique flavors. Filed in

Food Science is so Sweet

FFA chapters and other student groups across Ohio have been touring Velvet Ice Cream’s factory in Utica for decades to learn what it takes to create the smooth, creamy dessert. But in 2015, the Versailles FFA Chapter had the opportunity to go behind the scenes and conduct a food science project to develop a brand-new... Read more »... Read more »
Ms. Texas Angus Filed in Texas

Miss Texas Angus – Hamilton FFA, TX

Faith Massinghill isn’t your average beauty queen. As Miss Texas Angus, her sash and crown make her an ambassador for an entire industry, traveling thousands of miles to educate the public about the Angus breed and the beef industry. Faith’s three rules for leadership are always keep an open mind to ideas, lead with a... Read more »... Read more »
corn maze Olivet High School FFA, MI Filed in Michigan

Nothing Corny about Giving – Olivet FFA, MI

The Olivet FFA chapter hosted a corn maze and haunted trail in partnership with Foods Resource Bank (FRB), a charity that raises money to help people in developing countries cultivate their own food. The chapter and FRB plan to make this event a yearly occurrence, allowing them to raise awareness about agriculture and help the... Read more »... Read more »
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