Noelle Goodson, Anthem Contest

Being Heard

August 30, 2014
When Noelle Goodson was invited to sing the national anthem at the state boys’ basketball championship game at The Ohio State University, she never dreamed it would take her to a professional recording studio. It was Noelle’s FFA advisor who suggested she enter the state championship performance into the FMC Stand & Be Heard Anthem... Read more »... Read more »
agricultural communications careers illustration

Master Communicators

August 30, 2014
  Don’t let the name fool you. Agricultural communications is not pursuing a career as a horse whisperer or swapping stories with an ear of corn. “Agricultural communications is a two-way process that reaches audiences both in and out of the food, fiber, natural resource and energy fields,” says Dr. Leslie Edgar, associate professor of... Read more »... Read more »
86th Annual FFA Convention and Expo

Will You Go All Out?

August 30, 2014
In less than two months, more than 60,000 FFA members, advisors, alumni and supporters will race to Louisville, Ky., to attend one of the largest student gatherings in the country – the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo. Packed with speakers, awards, workshops, entertainment and more, the event kicks off on Wednesday, Oct. 29 and... Read more »... Read more »
Chantell Matthews Towing the Line

Towing the Line

August 30, 2014
Georgia FFA alumna Chantell Matthews isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. She’s been helping at her dad’s automotive repair shop and towing service, Matthews Garage Inc., since she was six years old. Today, the 19-year-old Cass High School graduate works there full time. “I’ve been around the shop all my life. I started by... Read more »... Read more »
Ag teacher in greenhouse

Tagged to Teach Ag

August 30, 2014
Think for a moment about the adults in your life whom you admire and respect the most. For many FFA members, that list includes their agriculture teacher. Because there’s no denying this fact – ag teachers are pretty awesome people. Did you know they’re also in high demand? A national shortage of ag teachers exists... Read more »... Read more »
FFA FALL 2014 cover

FFA New Horizons Magazine – Fall 2014 Teaching Guide and Lesson Plans

August 25, 2014
Download classroom curriculum and lesson plans for the Fall 2014 edition of FFA New Horizons magazine. Activities include information about teaching agriculture, a fun pumpkin activity and a classroom prompt for discussing how FFA paves the way for students’ careers. All FFA New Horizons teaching guides also include appendices, vocabulary words, discussion questions, SAE and FFA... Read more »... Read more »
Elliott Cousins, FFA family

An FFA Family Tradition

August 12, 2014
FFA is one big family, and in Brunswick, Mo., this is no exaggeration. Four cousins from the Elliot family – Colton, Austin, Dalton and Carissa – are members of the same FFA chapter, participating side by side in various projects and leadership activities. In addition to FFA, the Elliot cousins are involved in sports and serving their tight-knit community. FFA... Read more »... Read more »
Mason Kleman

FFA Featured Face – Mason Kleman, Texas

August 12, 2014
As the son of a fourth-generation farmer, Mason is no stranger to FFA or agriculture. From a young age he has shown cattle, lambs and swine. Mason plans to attend college and pursue an agriculture-related career.... Read more »
Austin Davis, FFA Faces

FFA Faces – Austin Davis

August 12, 2014
A seven-year FFA member, Austin plans to pursue a career as an agricultural education teacher. He has served as chapter FFA president and vice president of the Junior American Boer Goat Association.... Read more »
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