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Farm Facts about Basil

June 17, 2014
Basil is an incredibly versatile herb that packs a punch of flavor. Its fragrant leaves are often found in Italian dishes and are considered sacred in Hindu cultures. Fresh facts about basil: Originally found in India, Asia and Africa, basil was introduced to Europe through international trade. Basil can be used for medicinal purposes, such as digestive... Read more »... Read more »
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FFA New Horizons Magazine – Summer 2014 Teaching Guide and Lesson Plans

May 21, 2014
Download classroom curriculum and lesson plans for the Summer 2014 edition of FFA New Horizons magazine. Activities include information about animal careers,  an activity about becoming an agriculture advocate, and a virtual farm field trip. All FFA New Horizons teaching guides also include appendices, vocabulary words, discussion questions, SAE and FFA tips, and PDFs of the... Read more »... Read more »
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Pennsylvania FFA Member is Udderly Genius

May 13, 2014
Katie Osborne of Millerstown, Pa. may only be 19, but she’s already making an impact on the dairy industry. Now a freshman at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Greenwood High School FFA member grew up on a small dairy farm where she helped her mom, Irene, manage their herd of cattle while her... Read more »... Read more »
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Views on Veterinary Careers

May 13, 2014
Have you ever wanted to travel to space and work in the International Space Station? How about working in a laboratory and discovering a life-saving vaccine? What about spending your days working on a ranch with cattle, sheep or horses? If so, a career in the veterinary field may be what you are looking for.... Read more »... Read more »
Chris Mullins works with his champion English Setter dog

FFA Member’s Dog Training is on Point

May 13, 2014
At the tender age of 6, one of Chris Mullins’ favorite pastimes was watching his grandfather Bill Moore interact with his English Setter dogs, which he has raised and trained since 1979. Now 20, the former FFA member from McNairy Central High School in Selmer, Tenn. has 35 of his own English Setters, and he... Read more »... Read more »
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Get to Know Your National FFA Officers

May 13, 2014
Q. What kinds of fundraisers did your FFA chapter do? Brian: My chapter’s major fundraiser was fruit and meat sales. It was always a great experience unloading fruit during the cold winter weather and delivering it to our customers. Additionally, our chapter held an annual plant sale. Mitch: Kick for Cash! People buy tickets for the... Read more »... Read more »
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FFA Members Donate to Cancer Research

May 13, 2014
Three Pennsylvania FFA members felt a range of emotions, from excited and overwhelmed, to extremely proud, to amazed and indescribable after they each completed a selfless act of kindness, embracing the FFA spirit of giving. Cody Harpster, Madison Campbell and Chelsea Bilyeau, all members of the State College FFA chapter, decided to generously donate the... Read more »... Read more »
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