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 »

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 »
Make-A-Wish beneficiary Ashley Denslow

A Wish Granted by FFA

January 29, 2015
Imagine if you had one wish to be granted, what would it be? To meet a celebrity, travel to an exotic place, become wealthy or be famous for a day? For FFA member Ashley Denslow of the Brandon FFA Chapter in Florida, her one wish was to attend the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo... Read more »... Read more »
Redtail Catfish

Ag 101: Catfish

January 28, 2015
It’s a cat! It’s a fish! It’s…a catfish! The appropriately named catfish sports twitchy whiskers, much like those of a furry feline. But this murky water-dwelling fish should not be confused with its fuzzy namesake. Catfish can be farm-raised or caught in the wild. Farmraised catfish are prized for their fresh flavor, thanks to a... Read more »... Read more »
FFA.org

A New FFA is Just a Click Away

January 28, 2015
The one-stop-shop, the go-to-thing, taking you from blue jackets to bright futures…it doesn’t matter how you say it, but the new FFA.org is where it’s at. Launched in February 2015, FFA.org is delivering the FFA mission online in a new way. It is also the hot spot for news, information and resources to help you... Read more »... Read more »
Range Judging

FFA Members are Home on the Range

January 28, 2015
You’ve heard the terms “farmland” and “forestland,” but did you know 70 percent of the land on earth falls into another category altogether? It’s called “rangeland,” and most people don’t realize rangeland makes up most of the earth’s terrain. It isn’t suitable for growing crops, and it differs from forestland in that there are no... Read more »... Read more »
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