animal instinct

Animal Instinct

May 15, 2015
Personal Growth Five lessons we can learn from the animal kingdom Many of you have probably spent the last several months working very hard and diligently with your county fair animals to get them to obey commands and walk when you tug – basically being the teacher, not the student. Most of us have had... Read more »... Read more »
Ponderosa FFA

After the Fire

May 15, 2015
In times of crisis, a community must band together to support each other. Ponderosa FFA did just that during the King Fire in El Dorado County, Calif., in September 2014, which burned tens of thousands of acres. The chapter has opened the gates of its school farm to welcome animals displaced by fire evacuations. Many... Read more »... Read more »
Jillian Young Memorial Scholarship hog sale

Going Whole Hog

May 15, 2015
Nathan Stone, an FFA member at Elsberry High School in Missouri, wanted to honor the memory of his friend, Jillian Young, by donating the proceeds of his market hog at the Lincoln County Fair to a memorial scholarship in her honor. In total, 32 buyers contributed $1 per pound each to Stone’s hog, bringing the... Read more »... Read more »
Stanwood High School FFA Country Living Expo

Country Living

May 15, 2015
Stanwood High School, in cooperation with the Skagit County Livestock Advisor program (Livestock Masters), hosts the Country Living Expo every year on the last Saturday in January. The event includes 180 to 190 classes on agricultural topics. The students in agricultural mechanics and horticulture programs also teach topics such as arc welding and floral design.... Read more »... Read more »
Annah Dobson, WI Hereford Princess

Hear, Hear, Hereford Princess

May 15, 2015
Annah Dobson is no ordinary beauty queen. As a third-year Wisconsin Hereford Princess, her royalty comes not from her ability to smile and wave, but her dedication to promoting the Hereford cattle industry. Annah’s duties as princess include attending various cattle shows, handing out ribbons and trophies, attending livestock sales and banquets, and representing the... Read more »... Read more »
Farm Facts About Eggs

Vetted for the Future

May 15, 2015
Pioneer FFA members are preparing for the future by enrolling in a veterinary science class and working with animals on the school farm. The farm has sheep, goats, chickens, miniature horses and other animals. The school raises 30 laying hens and sells the eggs to pay students to come in on the weekends and during... Read more »... Read more »
Mitch Malone

FFA Featured Face – Mitch Malone

May 15, 2015
As Illinois Section 23 secretary, Mitch was the first member of his chapter elected to a section officer position. His leadership skills also earned him the honor of being among the top 10 chapter presidents in Illinois.... Read more »
Learn more about FFA Featured Face, Sierra Cristie, from Maryland.

FFA Featured Face – Sierra Cristie

May 15, 2015
Sierra’s horse judging and riding projects have given her the experience to volunteer at a local horse rescue and a therapeutic riding center for physically and mentally disabled children and adults.... Read more »
Drake Davis

FFA Faces – Drake Davis

May 15, 2015
Drake’s agricultural interests range from soil judging and floriculture to parliamentary procedure and tractor restoration. For the past two years, he has made it into the top 12 in the nation for his tractor restorations.... Read more »
Victoria Jenks

FFA Featured Face – Victoria Jenks

May 15, 2015
This extremely active junior served as her chapter’s reporter and competed in job interview and extemporaneous speaking. Victoria has been accepted to Texas A&M University, where she plans to study animal science.... Read more »
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