Caitlin Lowe Herrington

Reconnect: Caitlin Lowe Herrington

July 21, 2015
As a researcher for HarvestPlus, Caitlin Lowe Herrington uses the information and skills she obtained in FFA on a daily basis. Herrington became interested in FFA after seeing her older brother, Justin, become involved in FFA and love it. “I saw the difference the organization made in him and also the many opportunities involved –... Read more »... Read more »

Life Is a Journey, Not a Destination

July 21, 2015
Have you ever seen one of those “Salt Life” decals on someone’s car and thought, “I need one that says ‘FFA Life’?” After all, FFA has provided you with a place to belong, things to do and experiences you will never forget. But do you sometimes feel like you could be getting more out of... Read more »... Read more »
Plant Biotechnology Academy

Coveted Coats

July 21, 2015
Much like the hallowed blue corduroy FFA jacket, the white lab coat of the Oakleaf FFA Plant Biotechnology Academy in Florida is a symbol of excellence. “The academy is a group of students whose schedules align to incorporate biotechnology concepts into their core curriculum classrooms along with their biotechnology course,” says FFA Chapter President William... Read more »... Read more »
South Carolina Strawberry Festival

Pig Race for a Cure

July 21, 2015
When the Nation Ford FFA Chapter from South Carolina saw a chance to help a member of their community and raise money for a good cause, they jumped at the opportunity. “The South Carolina Strawberry Festival was established in 2010 as a community event for the town of Fort Mill,” says FFA chapter advisor Lee... Read more »... Read more »
Ponchatoula buddy program

The Buddy System

July 21, 2015
High school is full of opportunities to join clubs, compete in athletics or attend school dances, but the Ponchatoula FFA Chapter in Louisiana realized that their atypical students – many of whom have disabilities – were missing out on these quintessential high school activities. Their solution was the FFA Buddy program. “The FFA Buddy program... Read more »... Read more »

A Historical Celebration

July 21, 2015
Most all of us know the story of 33 farm boys from 18 states meeting in Kansas City, Mo., to form the Future Farmers of America. However there is another story from that timeframe that’s equally important – that of the New Farmers of America. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the monumental merger... Read more »... Read more »
Almonds in a bowl from directly above

Go Nuts for Almonds

July 21, 2015
Recently almonds have taken the health food world by storm, but for years, savvy snackers have turned to them for a delicious and nutritious nosh. These little treats are packed with the mysterious “good fats” everyone talks about so much. Almonds are also full of satisfying crunch and protein that helps satiate even the most... Read more »... Read more »
Bayli Hyde, reporter for the Burlington FFA chapter in Oklahoma, interviews Jackson Tiffany, son of E.M Tiffany who authored the FFA Creed.

The Creed’s Creation

July 21, 2015
You’ve heard about Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. These great men have gone down in history for their contributions to our country, but what if some have been overlooked? A single item on one FFA advisor’s “bucket list” may help rewrite the history of the FFA Creed, now celebrating its 85th anniversary, and... Read more »... Read more »
A group of Puerto Rican FFA members show off their FFA pride during the 2014 National FFA Convention & Expo.

FFA From Afar

July 21, 2015
Most FFA members know the organization has associations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, but few are very familiar with these FFA programs. Turns out, they’re not so different from the rest of the country’s state associations – filled with hard-working, ambitious members who are eager to learn and make a difference. Puerto... Read more »... Read more »
National FFA Convention

Amplify Your FFA National Convention & Expo Experience

July 21, 2015
Are you ready to amplify your FFA experience, taking it to a whole new level? Plans are shaping up for the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo, which is sure to be a truly historic event. At the convention’s final year in Louisville before moving back to Indianapolis, more than 60,000 FFA members are expected... Read more »... Read more »
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