Hay bales

Ag 101: Hay

November 20, 2014
As we cuddle up with steaming bowls of soup, hot cocoa or other cozy treats, our livestock are filling up on cold-weather delicacies of their own. When grass is not readily available in the winter months, many farmers rely on hay to sustain their herds. Hay provides protein and other vital nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus and... Read more »... Read more »
Living Inside Out graphic

Living Inside Out

November 20, 2014
Imagine the last time you put on your Official Dress. Do you remember what it felt like as you zipped that blue corduroy jacket right up to the middle of your chest? You probably took a moment and surveyed yourself in the mirror. You make that blue corduroy look good, right? Yes, you do. That... Read more »... Read more »
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 »
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