Mackay FFA

Bidding on Success

August 10, 2016
Ag teacher VerNon Roche got more than he bargained for when he bid on federal government surplus items for Mackay High School’s FFA program. “One lot of items we bought included a jet engine,” recalls Roche. “A student asked me to let him get it running for his senior project. He worked on it for... Read more »... Read more »
Members Faith Baxter, Grace Baxter, and Hannah Fults.

Community is Served

August 10, 2016
While many FFA chapters participate in community service activities that support local or national organizations, members of the Dripping Springs FFA Chapter in Texas went above and beyond, forming their own nonprofit, public charity. FFA members Grace and Faith Baxter combined their love for agriculture with a desire to help fight hunger, and the result... Read more »... Read more »
Rockford Elementary

Doing Thing By the Book

August 10, 2016
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 »
ag technology

Precision Ag is a Cutting-Edge Field

August 10, 2016
Grab the car keys. Start the engine. Turn on the GPS. When we’re traveling somewhere new, this is the normal routine for most. We rely heavily on one piece of technology to get us from place to place. But did you know farmers also rely heavily on these technologies? This field is commonly known as... Read more »... Read more »
National Officers

Q&A with your National FFA Officers

August 10, 2016
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO AT THE NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION & EXPO? TAYLOR: I am so excited to see members I’ve met all across the country again! Maybe the ones I went to Yogurt Mountain with in Florida or the trips to Starbucks during the California State FFA Leadership Conference or the ones... Read more »... Read more »
The Mortimer siblings say that having a diversified farm means there’s always plenty to do, regardless of the season.

Mortimers on a Mission

August 10, 2016
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 »
Lood Christina 2012

Zoetis Ensures Happy, Healthy Animals

August 10, 2016
If you’re passionate about pets or livestock and want to pursue a career related to animals, there are more than 500 options available to you. Many of those careers are available at Zoetis, the largest animal health company in the world, and a National FFA platinum sponsor. We’ve profiled three Zoetis professionals, showcasing just a... Read more »... Read more »
horse

Ag 101: Horses

August 10, 2016
Take a ride back in time 50 million years to discover the origin of today’s horses. These graceful creatures originated in North America and spread to Asia and Europe. Originally, horses were used for milk and meat when they were first domesticated around 3000 or 4000 B.C. Approximately 10,000 years ago, the horses left behind... Read more »... Read more »
ffa officers

Transform Your Life at Convention

August 10, 2016
Buckle your seatbelts and let the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo turn your world upside down – in a good way! This year’s convention and expo theme, “Transform,” encourages you to stretch the boundaries of what you thought you were capable of. You may enter as an FFA member, but you will leave a... Read more »... Read more »
An RFD-TV reporter interviews an FFA member during the National FFA Convention & Expo.

Live from Indy, It’s FFA!

August 10, 2016
When National FFA President Taylor McNeel calls the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo to order this October, the TV cameras will be rolling. RFD-TV, a longtime National FFA sponsor, airs each of the convention sessions through their gavel-to-gavel coverage – 30 hours of programming in total. “Only 55,000 members get to go to the... Read more »... Read more »
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