popcorn

Farm Facts about Popcorn

April 21, 2014
Reaching into a seemingly bottomless bucket of popcorn, eyes glued to the movie screen, hoping the guy gets the girl in the end, you hardly stop to think about the the buttery morsels you are furiously munching. Press play for these interesting facts about popcorn. Researchers found 1,000-year-old corn kernels in Peruvian tombs that were... Read more »... Read more »
Handful of pecans

Farm Facts about Pecans

April 14, 2014
You’ll often see delicious pecans baked into pies, cookies and brownies, or sometimes simply eaten by the handful. April is National Pecan month, and what better way to celebrate the holiday than to share interesting facts about the nut:   Pecans contain what is referred to as, “good fat,” or unsaturated fat, which helps prevent... Read more »... Read more »
Writing a Resume

Six Tips for Creating a Resume

March 15, 2014
Whether you’re applying at your dream college or just looking for a part-time job, a well-polished résumé is more influential than you may think. Your résumé may be just one piece of paper, but it’s a marketing tool selling a very important product – you. Résumés are often an employer’s – or college admissions officer’s... Read more »... Read more »
FFA Link

FFA Link: News You Can Use

March 14, 2014
FFA Link With graduation just around the corner, you might be wondering…how do I continue my FFA connection? That’s where FFA Link comes in. FFA Link focuses solely on the professional and creative development of FFA members beyond high school. It is also your connection to the Agricultural Career Network. FFA Link features exciting programs... Read more »... Read more »
Bakers Peanuts

Ag 101 – The Peanut Gallery

March 14, 2014
The average American will consume more than six pounds of peanut products per year in the form of peanut butter, candy, roasted, salted, boiled and more. Despite not technically qualifying as a nut, peanuts are the most popular snack nut in the U.S., accounting for 67 percent of “nut” consumption. With edible kernels encased in... Read more »... Read more »
FFA Faces – Sophia Peterson De Soto, WI

FFA Faces – Sophia Peterson

March 14, 2014
This junior at De Soto High School serves as her chapter’s reporter and shows livestock at the county fair. After graduation, Sophia plans to go to Southwest Technical College and study agribusiness marketing.... Read more »
FFA Faces – Orion Douthit Sneads, FL

FFA Faces – Orion Douthit

March 14, 2014
As a middle school member, Orion served as his chapter’s president and competed at the state level in many of his projects. Orion helps with his father’s hay business and hopes to join the operation full time after college.... Read more »
FFA Faces: Andrea Joann McGrath Albany, OH

FFA Faces – Andrea Joann McGrath

March 14, 2014
Andrea shows cattle and pigs at local fairs, raises various crops and forages, and enjoys woodworking. She plans to join the U.S. Navy after graduation and pursue a career in nursing or marine biology.... Read more »
Erin Hammond

An Ounce of Prevention

March 14, 2014
Polk City, IA After spending two weeks volunteering at a rural Haitian medical clinic, Erin Hammond noticed a lack of agricultural education in the region, resulting in devastating soil erosion and crop loss. The experience inspired Erin to write a research paper on food security in Haiti for the World Food Prize and fueled her... Read more »... Read more »
Lily the Goat

Lily the Goat Advocates on Social Media

March 14, 2014
Romoland, CA Social media isn’t just for keeping up with friends and celebrities anymore. Lily the goat from Heritage High School has her own Twitter handle, @lilygoat1. Lily “tweets,” with the help of her FFA friends, about fairs, awards, trips and other exciting FFA events. Lily began tweeting when Heritage High School received a grant... Read more »... Read more »
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