Katie with dairy cow

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 »
Veterinary Careers National FFA Veterinary Science CDE

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 »
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 »
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