Natalee Caeton of Patterson FFA, CA has a passion for horticulture

Blossoming Interest

November 20, 2014
FFA member Natalee Caeton inherited her mother’s love of gardening and plants. As a member of Patterson FFA, Natalee was required to complete an exit project for graduation, and she chose to organize the chapter’s plant sale. Natalee ordered, transplanted and led the care for more than 2,800 plugs. She and other Patterson FFA members also... Read more »... Read more »
Staying Motivated

About Time

November 20, 2014
You know the feeling. You miss one pesky deadline, and you are in crisis mode! Next thing you know, you are downing energy drinks and burning the midnight oil to keep up with school assignments, job responsibilities and spending time with friends. Have you ever just wished there could be a few more hours in... Read more »... Read more »
College courses often include hands-on
laboratory work, depending on your major.

On The Right Track

November 20, 2014
A few months ago, you were probably stocking up on school supplies, but before you know it, the time will come to don your cap for high school graduation. Knowing graduation is on the horizon gives you time to prepare for what’s next – college. It’s never too soon to start preparing, even as early as... Read more »... Read more »
Money in human hands

Free College Money, Anyone?

November 20, 2014
If you’ve started exploring the possibility of going to college after high school, you’ve no doubt discovered an undeniable truth – college is outrageously expensive. But don’t let that keep you from pursuing your educational goals. Scholarships help more than two-thirds of our nation’s full-time college students pay for their education. Each year, more than... Read more »... Read more »
FFA member and master logger Matthew Seals
trims off branches from a fallen tree.

A Logger’s Life for Me

November 20, 2014
For as long as he can remember, Matthew Seals of Tazewell, Tenn., has been logging, or harvesting timber, with his dad. “My dad has his own logging business, Jimmy Seals Logging, so when I was young I’d always ride along in his logging truck to haul logs to the sawmill,” says Matthew, who graduated from... Read more »... Read more »
Endangered Species Chocolate

Quite a Sweet Career

November 20, 2014
For Whitney Bembenick, involvement in FFA was the catalyst for her career. As research and development manager for Endangered Species Chocolate in Indianapolis, Bembenick credits the organization with helping her realize her ultimate passion – food science. “All the time I spent in FFA really helped me learn about all aspects of agriculture and the... Read more »... Read more »
Special Goats program

Special Goats

November 20, 2014
Big hearts make big differences, and Righetti FFA members recently touched the lives of many of their own classmates. The members invited their friends from the Righetti Special Olympics program to participate in a local fair by teaching them the basics of caring for and showing goats. The FFA chapter plans to continue the Special... Read more »... Read more »
Reconnect: Devry Boughner Vorwerk

Global Impact

November 20, 2014
  Looking back on her life and career success thus far, though she didn’t know it at the time, Devry Boughner Vorwerk says that deciding to join FFA was her defining moment. “FFA allowed me to capitalize on my passion for agriculture and let me deliberately choose my career path,” Vorwerk says. “I’m so passionate... Read more »... Read more »
Prosser FFA members raise money for Ag teacher

A Friend, Indeed

November 20, 2014
When Prosser FFA members learned of their agriculture teacher Denine Trump’s breast cancer diagnosis, they rallied around her for support. At the age of 33, Trump was facing expensive treatments. Two of the Prosser FFA chapter members auctioned off a benefit lamb for $22,500, with proceeds going toward Trump’s traveling and out-of-pocket treatment expenses. The... Read more »... Read more »
My Plate video

Saul’s Got Talent

November 20, 2014
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring. That’s why the students in the food science and natural resource management classes at Walter Biddle Saul High School created music videos to encourage good eating habits. The FFA members have promoted their hard work through social media, reaching out to celebrities such as first lady Michelle Obama... Read more »... Read more »
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