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 »
Brian Walsh National FFA Officer

Meet Your 2013-14 National FFA Officers

February 14, 2014
Get to know the 2013-14 National FFA Officers: Brian Walsh – National FFA President:  Hailing from Virginia, Brian raised sheep and swine for his SAE and plans to become an agriculture teacher.         Mitch Baker – National FFA Secretary:  Mitch owns a lawn care business in Tennessee with his siblings. His career... Read more »... Read more »
Elk Creek FFA

Elk Creek FFA Honors Fallen Heroes

February 14, 2014
Elk Creek, CA To honor the fallen heroes of Sept. 11, 2001, the Elk Creek FFA Chapter organized an educational ceremony for the younger children in their school district. During the event held in 2013, every class in the district created posters featuring the phrase “Always Remembered, Never Forgotten,” which demonstrated the importance of the... Read more »... Read more »
Mowerystown FFA

Mowerystown FFA Attends Legislative Leadership

February 14, 2014
Mowerystown, OH The Mowerystown FFA Chapter traveled to the 2013 Ohio Legislative Leadership Conference at the state Capitol building for an eye-opening experience. The chapter was represented by five members who spoke to Ohio state legislators, other FFA members and agricultural educators about making a difference in the agricultural community. The chapter members also learned... Read more »... Read more »
Dr. Chastity English

University Professor Inspires New Agricultural Educators

February 14, 2014
A lifelong passion for agricultural education and diversity inclusion led Dr. Chastity Warren English to her chosen occupation as an assistant professor at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, one of the state’s land-grant schools. She began her career as a high school agriculture teacher, but her pursuit of a master’s degree uncovered her... Read more »... Read more »
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Q&A With 2013-14 National FFA Officers

February 14, 2014
Q&A with the new 2013-14 National FFA officers. Q: Tell us about yourself in two sentences. Brian: I was never raised on a farm, but I grew up raising livestock to show at the county fair. I come from a family of seven kids and absolutely love hanging out with them, playing sports, traveling, meeting... Read more »... Read more »
Learning Styles

Learn Your Learning Style

February 14, 2014
Imagine you are in your agriculture classroom. Your teacher starts class and says you are going to learn something new today that you will be tested on tomorrow and gives three options: learn about the new subject by lecture and discussion, through a PowerPoint or video, or through an activity. Which way would you prefer?... Read more »... Read more »
Learning Style Quiz

[QUIZ] What’s Your Learning Style?

February 12, 2014
Want to know your dominate learning style? Answer the questions in the quiz. Post your result in the comment box below and share via Facebook!  Learn more about your type of learning here. Download a PDF of the quiz here, to use when offline. Retake the quiz.... Read more »
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Fascinating Farming Facts [Infographic]

February 06, 2014
Think you know about the different types of farms operating across the country? Curious about organic farming, or the amount of people that one farmer actually feeds? SEE MORE: Ag 101: Facts About Dairy Take a look at this cool, helpful infographic from Great American Country, breaking down fascinating farming facts. Don’t forget to spread the... Read more »... Read more »
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