FFA Jacket

FFA Member Wears Father’s Jacket

March 14, 2014
Mayer, MN Cole Thaemert proudly wears the same jacket his father, Cary Thaemert, wore 25 years ago. Cole’s mother altered the jacket to fit and stitched his first name where his father’s used to be, leaving the last name intact. Cole carries a piece of his father with him as he serves as chapter vice... Read more »... Read more »

Help Your Chapter, Help Yourself Through Fundraising

March 14, 2014
Fruit and meat sales, concession stands, event ad sales. No matter the product, the service or the season, you’ve probably helped with some type of fundraising effort for your chapter. Beyond the obvious benefit of raising much-needed money for FFA activities and events, fundraising efforts can also help you develop other important life skills. Helping... Read more »... Read more »
Ridge Howell

Oklahoma Member Leaves a Legacy of Service

March 13, 2014
Many high school students spend their weekends at the movies, the mall or cruising town in their first car. But Ridge Howell of Checotah, Okla., spent his high school weekends mowing lawns for senior citizens (for free) and working in his FFA chapter’s community garden, which also benefited the elderly. “Ridge put in over 500... Read more »... Read more »
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Ag 101: Agriculture Facts About Wheat

March 13, 2014
Wheat is one of the world’s oldest cultivated crops, and it was first planted in the United States in 1777 as a hobby crop. Wheat is the primary grain used in U.S. grain products. A member of the grass family, wheat produces a small, dry, one-seeded fruit, called the kernel. Learn more about this important... Read more »... Read more »
Farm Facts About Mint

Farm Facts About Mint

March 01, 2014
Peppermint and spearmint have been growing in the U.S. for generations. In 2010, the country produced a whopping 8.6 million pounds of these minty-fresh crops. Here are some more interesting facts about mint. Peppermint The top 5 peppermint-producing states are Oregon, Washington and Idaho with more than 1 million pounds each, followed by Indiana, California... Read more »... Read more »
FFA Faces- Justin Daniel, North Oconee FFA, GA

FFA Faces – Justin Daniel

February 14, 2014
Justin started a pine straw sales business in fifth grade, then used those profits to buy his first cattle when he joined FFA. He has expanded his SAE to include swine, egg production and vegetable production.... Read more »
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Click for Ag Careers

February 14, 2014
According to a recent Ypulse survey, a high percentage of young people resolved to plan more for their futures in 2014. Does this describe you? If so, the Agricultural Career Network (AgCN) can help. Within the AgCN, a nationwide system developed by the National FFA Organization, you can document your FFA and academic achievements, explore... Read more »... Read more »
FFA Faces Evan Schaefer, Miami Trace, Ohio

FFA Faces – Evan Shaefer

February 14, 2014
Evan currently serves as his FFA chapter’s president and vice president of the National Honor Society. He has received his state FFA degree and plans to pursue a career in agriculture after he attends college.... Read more »
Monmouth County Career Center

Students Develop Green Thumbs at Monmouth County Career Center

February 14, 2014
High school students in New Jersey are getting a jump-start on agriculture-related careers at the Monmouth County Career Center (MCCC) in Freehold. The center’s award-winning horticulture, floral and landscaping programs give students hands-on experience in areas such as floral design, greenhouse operations, landscape and turf management. Their training often leads to employment after high school.... Read more »... Read more »
FFA Faces Trisha Pierre, KENNEDY FFA, FL

FFA Faces – Trisha Pierre-Louis

February 14, 2014
This outstanding eighth grader serves as her chapter reporter. Trisha is dedicated to serving her chapter and her community. She loves helping younger members get involved and assists her peers with activities.... Read more »
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