National ffa officers

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 »
Living to Serve: FFA members pay it forward with livestock donat

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 »
Horse judging

Judging Tips for Life

May 13, 2014
You have studied those livestock cards for hours. You know what marbling is, you know how to analyze EPDs or cull a class. You’ve been in a walk-in meat cooler more times than you can count and can explain your reasons for “placing No. 2 over No. 1.” If these statements sound familiar, you’re probably... Read more »... Read more »
animal careers

Creature Careers

May 13, 2014
Growing up, many children dream of becoming a fireman, ballerina or president of the United States. Other children know they want to dedicate their life to animals. While a veterinarian is the first animal-related career that comes to mind, there are plenty of other options available, according to Michele C. Hollow, a well-known animal lover... Read more »... Read more »
Bob Funk and FFA officers

Cattle Drive: An FFA Success Story

May 13, 2014
Growing up on a farm, Bob Funk learned the value in hard work from a young age. An active FFA member, he was taught discipline and to set goals, and later seized an opportunity to begin his own business. Through his persistence, Funk’s success has grown substantially, and today, he owns livestock company Express Ranches... Read more »... Read more »
Thomas Glascock at his family's cattle ranch

Running the Ranch

May 13, 2014
Thomas Glascock has always had a natural way with animals. He found his calling at 4 years old as he proudly stood next to his older sister and showed his first calf. By the age of 6 he had joined the American Junior Red Angus Association and the Texas Junior Red Angus Association and officially showed his... Read more »... Read more »
Ag 101 Quiz

[QUIZ] Ag 101

May 06, 2014
Think you’re an agriculture whiz? Test your knowledge of basic ag facts on some of the country’s most valuable crops and industries.... Read more »
Missouri Pork from Farrow to Finish

Ag 101 – Hog Wild

April 30, 2014
The United States is the second-largest pork producer in the world behind China. In 2011, there were 67,000 pork operations in the U.S., producing 21 billion pounds of pork from 110 million hogs. Known as “the other white meat,” pork has had a mixed reputation despite the fact that cuts of pork, such as pork... Read more »... Read more »
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