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Students Restore Tractors to Win Big in the Chevron Delo Tractor Restoration Competition

September 10, 2015
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Chevron Delo Tractor Restoration Competition, where participants not only restore tractors, but also themselves. Each year, Chevron hosts the competition for students across the United States interested in agricultural mechanics and restoration. “The goal is to support FFA, ag mechanics, 4-H or any high school student who... Read more »... Read more »
FFA Fall 2015

FFA New Horizons Magazine – Fall 2015 Teaching Guide and Lesson Plans

August 28, 2015
Download classroom curriculum and lesson plans for the Fall 2015 edition of FFA New Horizons magazine. Activities include a comparison of two versions of the FFA Creed, a fill-in-the-blank quiz about the New Farmers of America, and a My Journey worksheet. All FFA New Horizons teaching guides also include appendices, vocabulary words, discussion questions, SAE and FFA tips, and... Read more »... Read more »
National Officers

National FFA Officer Q&A Fall 2015

July 21, 2015
How did you first learn about FFA? ANDY: I started showing pigs in the first grade, so it was a natural thing to hear about from family, friends, billboards, etc. VICTORIA: My dad and siblings were all in FFA. I attended my first state convention when I was 4 years old wearing a shirt that... Read more »... Read more »
Caitlin Lowe Herrington

Reconnect: Caitlin Lowe Herrington

July 21, 2015
As a researcher for HarvestPlus, Caitlin Lowe Herrington uses the information and skills she obtained in FFA on a daily basis. Herrington became interested in FFA after seeing her older brother, Justin, become involved in FFA and love it. “I saw the difference the organization made in him and also the many opportunities involved –... Read more »... Read more »
FFA.org

Life Is a Journey, Not a Destination

July 21, 2015
Have you ever seen one of those “Salt Life” decals on someone’s car and thought, “I need one that says ‘FFA Life’?” After all, FFA has provided you with a place to belong, things to do and experiences you will never forget. But do you sometimes feel like you could be getting more out of... Read more »... Read more »
Plant Biotechnology Academy

Coveted Coats

July 21, 2015
Much like the hallowed blue corduroy FFA jacket, the white lab coat of the Oakleaf FFA Plant Biotechnology Academy in Florida is a symbol of excellence. “The academy is a group of students whose schedules align to incorporate biotechnology concepts into their core curriculum classrooms along with their biotechnology course,” says FFA Chapter President William... Read more »... Read more »
South Carolina Strawberry Festival

Pig Race for a Cure

July 21, 2015
When the Nation Ford FFA Chapter from South Carolina saw a chance to help a member of their community and raise money for a good cause, they jumped at the opportunity. “The South Carolina Strawberry Festival was established in 2010 as a community event for the town of Fort Mill,” says FFA chapter advisor Lee... Read more »... Read more »
Ponchatoula buddy program

The Buddy System

July 21, 2015
High school is full of opportunities to join clubs, compete in athletics or attend school dances, but the Ponchatoula FFA Chapter in Louisiana realized that their atypical students – many of whom have disabilities – were missing out on these quintessential high school activities. Their solution was the FFA Buddy program. “The FFA Buddy program... Read more »... Read more »
NFA

A Historical Celebration

July 21, 2015
Most all of us know the story of 33 farm boys from 18 states meeting in Kansas City, Mo., to form the Future Farmers of America. However there is another story from that timeframe that’s equally important – that of the New Farmers of America. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the monumental merger... Read more »... Read more »
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Go Nuts for Almonds

July 21, 2015
Recently almonds have taken the health food world by storm, but for years, savvy snackers have turned to them for a delicious and nutritious nosh. These little treats are packed with the mysterious “good fats” everyone talks about so much. Almonds are also full of satisfying crunch and protein that helps satiate even the most... Read more »... Read more »
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