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Standing Outside the Fire

November 22, 2016
In July 2016, the Tollhouse-Sierra FFA Chapter sprung into action when its local community was battling a fire that blazed for nine days. The high school organized a base camp for more than 500 relief personnel so they could eat, sleep and plan. The FFA members showed their thanks by making posters and collecting food... Read more »... Read more »
eureka ffa

Blue-Ribbon Event

November 22, 2016
Eureka FFA members had a fair to remember this summer. Many members took home top honors from the Redwood Acres Fair for their various projects, including turkeys, meat goats, hogs, sheep, beef and rabbits. The junior livestock auction was also a great success thanks to the incredible local community members.... Read more »
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Read All About It

November 22, 2016
FFA member Randon Senn of Bushnell, Fla., has created his own news outlet to keep the public informed about FFA and agriculture. He has assembled his own staff of volunteers to report on agriculture information and post to a Facebook page for National Ag News (facebook.com/nationalagnews). To date, the page has more than 750 followers.... Read more »... Read more »
Dewey FFA, Dewey, OK

Warm Toes, Warm Hearts

November 22, 2016
Last winter, Dewey FFA Chapter members rose to the occasion to make sure there were fewer cold feet in their community. Throughout the cold month of December 2015, the chapter collected socks, then donated and distributed them to the elderly at their local nursing home. The event was a huge success. FFA members collected and... Read more »... Read more »
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FFA New Horizons Magazine – Fall 2016 Teaching Guide and Lesson Plans

September 06, 2016
Download classroom curriculum and lesson plans for the Fall 2016 edition of FFA New Horizons magazine. The curriculum includes reading-response worksheets for four articles, a quick research project into agritourism farms in your area, and a vocabulary lesson using words found in the magazine. All FFA New Horizons teaching guides also include appendices, discussion questions, SAE and FFA... Read more »... Read more »
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 »
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