William Wade and his hydroponic lettuce

From to School to Your Table

November 18, 2014
Last year, FFA member William Wade consulted his FFA advisor to help him find the perfect way to give back to his school. He came up with several ideas but kept coming back to one – growing produce for the cafeteria. At first, the school’s small greenhouse and acreage seemed to be a challenge, but William... Read more »... Read more »
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 »
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