FFA Jacket with new logo shot October 26, 2015

Give the Gift of Blue

November 09, 2015
The smile on Casey Custer’s face should have given away that this sunny morning in central California was special. A senior at Waterford High School, Casey looks like your typical teenager. Jeans-clad, well-worn boots on, baseball cap firmly in place. He strolled into the humid auditorium from his FFA chapter’s shop class, a little winded... Read more »... Read more »
Shenandoah SNUG Prom

A Night to Remember

November 09, 2015
For most people, going to prom is the culmination of their teenage years, with the flashing cameras, elegant outfits, and hours of dancing and revelry. But for some, attending prom isn’t always in the cards. Indiana’s Shenandoah FFA Chapter, the 2014 National FFA Model of Innovation winner for community service, has been hosting seasonal parties... Read more »... Read more »
Middletown insecurity Gardening Hydroponics and Tilapia

Project MIGHT

November 09, 2015
Mattabeset FFA is using their $2,500 National FFA Food for All grant to feed the people of Middletown, Conn. The title, Project MIGHT, stands for Middletown Insecurity, Gardening, Hydroponics and Tilapia. Over an eight-month timeframe, the chapter grew a variety of vegetable seedlings in their greenhouse and explored hydroponics. They also raise tilapia in their... Read more »... Read more »
National Officers

National Officer Q&A Winter 2015-16

November 09, 2015
What is the strangest gift you’ve ever received? ANDY: For Christmas one time I got a coin collecting book, which was really neat, except I don’t really collect coins. VICTORIA: A golden toilet plunger – long story. RUTH ANN: Gag gifts are a big tradition in my family, and one year I received a pair... Read more »... Read more »
Premier leadership

Two is Better Than One

November 09, 2015
With 127 members, the FFA chapter at Sibley-Ocheyedan High School in Iowa is one of the largest in the state. For a chapter that big, two agriculture instructors might seem like a given necessity. But it wasn’t until students took action that two ag teachers – and the opportunity to expand their ag program –... Read more »... Read more »
Anastasia Sturgis works with endangered birds for her FFA supervised agricultural experience program.

This Job’s for the Birds

November 09, 2015
Anastasia Sturgis of the Orlando-Colonial FFA Chapter in Florida has an unusual weekend hobby. Instead of hitting the mall or the beach like many teenage girls, Anastasia spends her Saturdays caring for rescued parrots, macaws and cockatoos at the Seminole County Parrot Rescue & Sanctuary in Geneva, Fla. Anastasia, a 2015 graduate from Colonial High... Read more »... Read more »
Alexandra Ruwe – Maroa Forsyth FFA, IL

FFA Featured Face – Alexandra Ruwe

November 04, 2015
As a junior, Alexandra Ruwe won both the state specialty animal production proficiency and the job interview career development event. Alex has created a job shadowing program and organized seasonal member outings.... Read more »
Kenneth González Otero – Los Llanos, Arecibo PR

FFA Featured Face – Kenneth González Otero

November 04, 2015
At the 84th National Convention & Expo, Kenneth González Otero proudly represented the Puerto Rico delegation as a flagman. He served as Puerto Rico State Sentinel and hopes to study agricultural education in college.... Read more »
Emily Grant

FFA Featured Face – Emily Grant

November 04, 2015
A senior at Bartow High School, Emily has been a member of FFA for the past seven years and has raised high-quality ornamental plants for the past four years. Emily maintains a 4.0 GPA while being enrolled in college-level classes.... Read more »
Tyson hunger heroes challenge winner, food donation

Hunger Heroes Challenge

November 04, 2015
FFA’s Hunger Heroes Challenge aimed to donate 2.5 million meals by the start of the 2015 National FFA Convention & Expo in October. Tyson Foods joined the challenge and became the third-quarter sponsor winner by donating thousands of dollars to shelters and food pantries across the country. Among their other generous donations, Tyson Foods also... Read more »... Read more »
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