Refrigerated transportation units - Colbert County High School FFA, AL

Traveling Fresh

May 11, 2016
Colbert County FFA members combined math, carpentry, electrical and engineering skills in their recent project to convert regular box trailers into refrigerated transportation units. The project, funded through an NRCS Resource Conservation and Development grant, was intended to provide local farmers with refrigerated ways to transport their goods from field to market. It’s the first project... Read more »... Read more »
Clay Real Memorial

Livin’ the Dream

May 11, 2016
FFA member Clay Real had big dreams for his chapter. He wanted to build an animal lab so people could learn about where their food comes from and how to care for animals. After Clay died unexpectedly in 2014, his community decided to make his dream a reality. The Real family donated $15,000 in memorial... Read more »... Read more »
Cindy Montoney with daughter, Josie.

Recruiting Mom to “Join” FFA

May 11, 2016
As a high school freshman, Josie Montoney came home from school and announced she was joining FFA. Her mother Cindy was surprised, since they didn’t have a connection to agriculture. But only four years later, Josie has served as chapter FFA president and won seven state and one national title through FFA. And her mom... Read more »... Read more »
Brandon Baumgarten

Caught Up & Called Out: Where Are You Going to Go?

May 03, 2016
Editor’s note: FFA alumnus Brandon Baumgarten has quite an impressive résumé – past FFA state president, Oklahoma State University student, and now, professional leadership speaker and book author. We asked Brandon to share his thoughts about leadership with us – and the meaning behind his book title, Caught Up & Called Out. While walking into... Read more »... Read more »
Destiny Peed

FFA Faces – Destiny Peed

April 29, 2016
This senior has served as president of her chapter for two years. She competes in poultry, floriculture and horse evaluation. She plans to attend Feather River College and study environmental sciences.... Read more »
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FFA New Horizons Magazine – Spring 2016 Teaching Guide and Lesson Plans

March 03, 2016
Download classroom curriculum and lesson plans for the Spring 2016 edition of FFA New Horizons magazine. The curriculum includes a brainstorming project to dream up community service ideas, an interactive activity to develop students’ own ice cream flavors, and a crossword puzzle about meat goats. All FFA New Horizons teaching guides also include appendices, discussion questions, SAE and... Read more »... Read more »
Riley Branch meets with Stonewall County, Texas County Judge Ronnie Moorhead

Ag Law Helps Keep the Farm

February 11, 2016
As a teenager, Riley Branch watched his family grapple with how they could afford to inherit the family ranch with the possibility of an expensive estate tax. Now, the Aspermont native is returning to his hometown to practice law, helping other families pass on the farm while continuing his family’s farming tradition. Every Texas farm... Read more »... Read more »
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Ag 101: Meat Goats

February 11, 2016
Although beef and chicken may take center stage on American dinner tables, goat meat makes up a staggering 63 percent of all red meat consumption worldwide. Goats are the primary protein source in many African, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian and Caribbean countries. Meat goats are also the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. livestock industry. With... Read more »... Read more »
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