Virat Madera

FFA Featured Face – Virat Kang

April 27, 2015
Virat, a senior, is currently serving his second year as president of his chapter. His supervised agricultural experience programs (SAEs) include working in his family’s feed store, growing forage and raising livestock.... Read more »
FFA Spring 2015 Cover

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

February 18, 2015
Download classroom curriculum and lesson plans for the Spring 2015 edition of FFA New Horizons magazine. Activities include learning about rangeland judging, forming good personal habits, and exploring career opportunities in agronomy. All FFA New Horizons teaching guides also include appendices, vocabulary words, discussion questions, SAE and FFA tips, and PDFs of the article pages for easy classroom... Read more »... Read more »
name tag

Well, Hello There!

February 10, 2015
Growing up, many of us were told the phrase, “Never talk to strangers.” This has always been good advice to take to heart, at least until joining the local FFA chapter in school. As FFA members, we commonly meet new people. We network with other FFA members in our area. We visit local businesses to... Read more »... Read more »
MG Alan Batschelet

Reconnect: Army Maj. Gen. Allen Batschelet

February 10, 2015
Army Major General Allen Batschelet didn’t realize it at the time, but FFA was setting him up for a lifetime of success. “FFA helped me develop confidence and leadership skills. Plus, it showed me the importance of teamwork and led me to aspire to be in charge,” Batschelet says. “I didn’t really understand what it... Read more »... Read more »
soil scientist

Agronomy Careers In The Field

January 29, 2015
Wake up. Dress. Grab coffee. Drive to school. Throughout the course of a morning routine, many probably do not stop to think about how agronomy impacts our lives. From the fibers in our clothes to the coffee beans in our morning drinks, agronomy is ingrained throughout our daily lives. And it’s an increasingly important and... Read more »... Read more »
Good Habits

Be Your Best Self

January 29, 2015
Think of something that took you a long time to learn, like developing good study habits or driving. At first, these things may have been very challenging and it took a significant amount of mental energy and focus while doing it. But after a while, as you grew more comfortable with the task and after... Read more »... Read more »
Altha Middle FFA Recycling Project

Altha Middle FFA Starts a Recycling Revolution

January 29, 2015
Homework, fliers, binder paper, hall passes. What happens to all that paper once the notes are taken, class is over and the grades are in? Members of the Altha Middle FFA chapter from Florida were shocked to discover how much paper waste their school produced, and that none of it was being recycled. In the... Read more »... Read more »
National officer team

Get to Know Your 2014-2015 National FFA Officers

January 29, 2015
Q. Tell us about yourself in one or two sentences. ANDY: Nothing means more to me than my faith, my family and my friends. I love being weird, outgoing and crazy, and I’m loyal to ABAC (Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Ga.) and my Georgia Bulldawgs! VICTORIA: I love to talk to anybody about... Read more »... Read more »
Ariel Fowler, left, sets up her agriscience project, “Grow Baby Grow.” The project, which measures the effects of water on
dry fertilizer, is part of a collaboration between the agriculture and science teachers at Alpena High School in Arkansas.

The Future of Agriscience is Here

January 29, 2015
Thanks to the collaboration between the agriculture and science teachers at Alpena High School in Arkansas, local FFA members are producing award-winning agriscience projects and learning the important role science plays in the future of agriculture. And it’s happened quite serendipitously. “I was not particularly an agriscience teacher. I was one of the more traditional... Read more »... Read more »
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