Mighty Fine Swine

May 15, 2015
Hunter Taylor and J.D. Blackman of the Southern Wayne FFA Chapter in North Carolina are living proof that you don’t have to grow up on a farm to have a successful career in agriculture. Both Hunter, 17, and J.D., 20, work on Wayne County, N.C., hog farms, where they raise hogs for Maxwell Foods, a... Read more »... Read more »
National Officers

Get to Know Your National FFA Officers Summer 2015

May 15, 2015
What was your favorite vacation ever? ANDY: We went to Disney World the summer after my junior year. How can being in the most magical place in the world not be your favorite? VICTORIA: My favorite vacation was actually a student ambassador trip to Australia the summer after seventh grade. It was my first international... Read more »... Read more »
public speaking

Take Your Oral Reasons From Good to Great

May 15, 2015
It’s time for the dreaded part of the competition. Your palms are sweaty. Your knees are knocking. Every step you take to the center of the room is shaky. It’s time to deliver your oral reasons. FFA judging career development events are time-honored, classic CDEs within FFA – including livestock evaluation, dairy cattle evaluation and... Read more »... Read more »

Reconnect: Dr. Stan Albrecht

May 15, 2015
Though his career has taken him across the nation, Dr. Stan Albrecht has stayed true to his agricultural roots in Utah. Now, as the president of Utah State University, he shares his leadership skills and values, many of which first formed during his time in FFA. “I grew up in a very small, rural town... Read more »... Read more »
Guide god training

Puppy Love: FFA Members Train Guide Dogs for the Blind

May 15, 2015
Everyone thinks of puppies as cuddly playmates and loyal companions, but for visually impaired individuals, a puppy can open the door to rich life full of mobility and experiences. Members of Centennial FFA, Mayfield FFA and the Las Cruces High School HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) in New Mexico came together to assist in the... Read more »... Read more »
Dogs walking

K9 to Five

May 15, 2015
When it comes to your dog, cat, hamster or maybe even pot-bellied pig, there’s no denying that pets are members of the family. Maybe you want to take it a step further and shape your career around pets. From nutrition and healthcare to grooming and clothing design, there’s an entire industry centered on pets. Bob... Read more »... Read more »
Beef cattle

Ag 101: Beef

May 15, 2015
Sinking your teeth into a big, juicy burger or cutting into a perfectly cooked steak are some of life’s little pleasures. One of the most prevalent livestock commodities in the United States, beef cattle has been domesticated by man for hundreds of years, providing a high-quality protein necessary for our survival. Despite its fatty reputation,... Read more »... Read more »
Virat Madera

FFA Featured Face – Virat Kang

April 27, 2015
Virat, a senior, is currently serving his second year as president of his chapter. His supervised agricultural experience programs (SAEs) include working in his family’s feed store, growing forage and raising livestock.... Read more »
FFA Spring 2015 Cover

FFA New Horizons Magazine – Spring 2015 Teaching Guide and Lesson Plans

February 18, 2015
Download classroom curriculum and lesson plans for the Spring 2015 edition of FFA New Horizons magazine. Activities include learning about rangeland judging, forming good personal habits, and exploring career opportunities in agronomy. All FFA New Horizons teaching guides also include appendices, vocabulary words, discussion questions, SAE and FFA tips, and PDFs of the article pages for easy classroom... Read more »... Read more »
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