Tomato Facts

Ag 101: Must-Know Agriculture Facts About Tomatoes

May 15, 2013
Whether paired with bacon and lettuce, or diced fresh in a spicy salsa, tomatoes are a summertime staple. The vegetable is important for the U.S., the world’s second leading producer, behind China. Fresh-market tomatoes contributed $863.982 million to the economy in 2012. That same year, the U.S. harvested 94,700 acres of fresh-market tomatoes. Tomatoes used... Read more »... Read more »
Cove High School students witnessed the installation of an irrigation system.

Drilling Down Information in Oregon

May 15, 2013
Two thirds of the earth is covered by water. However, less than one percent is fresh water, usable by humans. This is why the allocation of water is one of the most important issues facing agriculture today. Something as simple as water for a farmer’s crops is complicated when issues such as who was there... Read more »... Read more »
Fort Loramie FFA

Principal Duct-Taped to Wall for FFA Fundraiser

May 15, 2013
Mr. Justin Firks, principal of the Fort Loramie Junior/Senior High School in Ohio, is a good sport. As part of the Fort Loramie FFA efforts to raise money for the CROP charity, a world hunger organization, he agreed to be duct-taped to the wall. FFA members sold pieces of duct tape to other students, and... Read more »... Read more »
FFA Hunger

The Fight Against Hunger

May 15, 2013
Want to join in the fight against hunger? See how other FFA members across the country are helping to end hunger and get inspired. Discover Ways Your FFA Chapter Can Fight Hunger in Your Community One in six Americans is experiencing food insecurity, so there’s no time to waste. It’s time to act, and there... Read more »... Read more »
FFA Faces - Justin Dailey

FFA Featured Face – Justin Dailey, Fleming County FFA

May 15, 2013
Justin, a recent high school graduate, served as a chapter officer for three years, including president. While in high school, he attended monthly FFA meetings, participated in the environmental speech competition and was part of many CDE teams. One of Justin’s top goals as an FFA chapter officer was to help its membership grow even... Read more »... Read more »
FFA Faces - Bryanna Nelson, Minnesota

FFA Featured Face – Bryanna Nelson, Chisago Lakes FFA

May 15, 2013
Bryanna is a high school senior and treasurer of her FFA chapter. She has planned and executed multiple recruitment activities for the chapter, in hopes of continuing to grow membership. Bryanna enjoys trying new CDEs and is planning to pursue a career as a high school agriculture teacher.... Read more »
Canned Food Drive

California FFA Members Collect Cans

May 15, 2013
Etna FFA members from California recently held their annual canned food drive, and it was a big success! With only a little more than 200 students in the entire school, they brought in 787 cans and non-perishable food items that were delivered to the Etna Food Pantry. These cans went into baskets for the holiday... Read more »... Read more »
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