6. Rachel Derner

FFA Faces – Rachel Derner

August 10, 2016
Rachel’s FFA awards include Star Greenhand, Star Chapter Farmer and the Outstanding Senior DeKalb Chapter Award. She served as a chapter officer for three years and as the 2015-16 Wyoming State Reporter.... Read more »
Mitchell Parham

FFA Faces – Mitchell Parham

August 10, 2016
Mitchell is a third-generation Hereford cattle breeder and agricultural mechanics enthusiast. He completely restored a 1953 Ford F250 truck and was on the FFA agricultural mechanics team for four years.... Read more »
Tyler Cloud and his grandfather

67 Years of FFA History

August 10, 2016
Clifford Mayo and his grandson, Tyler Cloud, both donned their FFA jackets at the Garden City High School FFA banquet where Tyler was elected chapter secretary. Clifford received his jacket in 1949 and won the American Farmer Award in 1955. Tyler has carried on his grandfather’s FFA legacy, competing in livestock judging and showing meat... Read more »... Read more »
Clyde FFA

Organic Recycle Trash

August 10, 2016
Robert Selvey only set out to research hunger for the FFA prepared public speaking career development event, but as he began researching his topic, he was inspired to do more than just speak. With the help of his chapter, he started the Organic Recycle Trash (ORT) program. After every lunch period, the students collect uneaten... Read more »... Read more »
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Annual FFA Tee

August 10, 2016
The Annual FFA Tee is a new tradition designed to share the organization’s past, present and future. This year the tee is emblazoned with the message that We Are FFA. We Are FFA is the National FFA Organization’s effort to promote diversity through inclusiveness. This tee represents the members who span all walks of life... Read more »... Read more »
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Buddy Bags

August 10, 2016
During its Winter Leadership Camp, the Massachusetts FFA Association partnered with the American Legion Auxiliary. FFA members assembled “Buddy Bags,” filled with donated toiletry items, and distributed them to homeless veterans throughout the state. Members were encouraged to continue the good work once they returned home. They put together “Buddy Baskets,” packed with basic household... Read more »... Read more »
Mark Poeschl

Q&A with Mike Poeschl

August 10, 2016
On Aug. 1, the National FFA Organization welcomed its new chief executive officer, Mark Poeschl. No stranger to FFA, Poeschl has been a longtime supporter of the organization and was an active member himself in the Mead, Neb., chapter. Learn more about the new leader for National FFA. Q: WHAT EXCITES YOU MOST ABOUT YOUR... Read more »... Read more »
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FFA New Horizons Magazine – Summer 2016 Teaching Guide and Lesson Plans

May 30, 2016
Download classroom curriculum and lesson plans for the Summer 2016 edition of FFA New Horizons magazine. The curriculum includes a college research project, a group exercise to develop a new agriculture product, and a vocabulary review using words found in the magazine. All FFA New Horizons teaching guides also include appendices, discussion questions, SAE and FFA tips, and... Read more »... Read more »
Scrapbook - Livestock breeding program

Buying Livestock, Receiving Life Skills

May 11, 2016
This school’s unique breeding livestock project helps FFA members purchase show animals. Students are chosen through an interview process, then select a bred animal. Over the next two years, they show the animal and offspring, and use their proceeds to pay back a portion of the loan. FFA members learn responsibility, animal care and money... Read more »... Read more »
FFA Hunger

Community Service Ideas

May 11, 2016
Other Community Service Ideas 1. Food Drive – Whether you’re collecting cans or filling backpacks with lunches, food drives are a great way to fight hunger in your community. 2. Race for a Cause – Walk it, run it or hula hoop it! Participating in a race raises money for research and awareness for important causes. 3. Community... Read more »... Read more »
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