Doretha Moorman

FFA Featured Face – Doretha Moorman

May 15, 2015
Doretha has competed in parliamentary procedure and agriculture sales. In college, she plans to study primary education and hopes to use the skills she developed through FFA to teach young children to be curious and intelligent.... Read more »
Alligator farm

Gator Girl

May 15, 2015
Most people are surprised when they learn what 20-year-old Chelsea Brooks of Christmas, Fla., does for a living. The quiet blonde who graduated from East River High School in 2013 raises alligators at Brooks Brothers Alligator Farm, a third-generation family business located near Orlando. Chelsea’s grandfather, Herman Brooks, started the alligator farm in 1969, and... Read more »... Read more »
Jared Knobbe

He’s Not Horsin’ Around

May 15, 2015
When Imperial, Ne., FFA member Jared Knobbe started a horseshoeing business as a supervised agricultural experience program (SAE) his sophomore year of high school, he had no idea that skill would eventually put him through college. Now a senior at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Jared continues to operate his horseshoeing business, JK Horseshoeing... Read more »... Read more »
Southern Wayne FFA members Hunter Taylor and J.D. Blackman work for local swine farms. Swine production is a major industry in North Carolina.

Mighty Fine Swine

May 15, 2015
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 »
National Officers

Get to Know Your National FFA Officers Summer 2015

May 15, 2015
What was your favorite vacation ever? ANDY: We went to Disney World the summer after my junior year. How can being in the most magical place in the world not be your favorite? VICTORIA: My favorite vacation was actually a student ambassador trip to Australia the summer after seventh grade. It was my first international... Read more »... Read more »
public speaking

Take Your Oral Reasons From Good to Great

May 15, 2015
It’s time for the dreaded part of the competition. Your palms are sweaty. Your knees are knocking. Every step you take to the center of the room is shaky. It’s time to deliver your oral reasons. FFA judging career development events are time-honored, classic CDEs within FFA – including livestock evaluation, dairy cattle evaluation and... Read more »... Read more »
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Reconnect: Dr. Stan Albrecht

May 15, 2015
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 »
Guide god training

Puppy Love: FFA Members Train Guide Dogs for the Blind

May 15, 2015
Everyone thinks of puppies as cuddly playmates and loyal companions, but for visually impaired individuals, a puppy can open the door to rich life full of mobility and experiences. Members of Centennial FFA, Mayfield FFA and the Las Cruces High School HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) in New Mexico came together to assist in the... Read more »... Read more »
Dogs walking

K9 to Five

May 15, 2015
When it comes to your dog, cat, hamster or maybe even pot-bellied pig, there’s no denying that pets are members of the family. Maybe you want to take it a step further and shape your career around pets. From nutrition and healthcare to grooming and clothing design, there’s an entire industry centered on pets. Bob... Read more »... Read more »
Beef cattle

Ag 101: Beef

May 15, 2015
Sinking your teeth into a big, juicy burger or cutting into a perfectly cooked steak are some of life’s little pleasures. One of the most prevalent livestock commodities in the United States, beef cattle has been domesticated by man for hundreds of years, providing a high-quality protein necessary for our survival. Despite its fatty reputation,... Read more »... Read more »
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