Ryan Cox

FFA Faces – Ryan Cox

February 11, 2016
Ryan serves as the New Hampshire FFA state vice president, making him the third sibling in his family to be a state officer. Outside of FFA, he runs track, serves on student council and interns with the New Hampshire Farm Bureau.... Read more »
Two Norco FFA members attended the 2015 National FFA Convention & Expo to present their $5 Challenge project as part of the National Model of Innovation Chapter Awards.

Gimme Five

February 11, 2016
Could you make a positive impact on your community with just $5? That’s the question agriculture teacher Robin Grundmeyer asked senior FFA members at Norco High School in California when she started the school’s $5 Challenge eight years ago. The $5 Challenge is now an annual tradition for the senior class, and students look forward... Read more »... Read more »
Gardiner FFA

One Diverse Chapter is Picture Perfect

February 11, 2016
Sometimes, a simple idea can lead to a big impact. That’s what happened for the Gardiner High School FFA Chapter in Gardiner, Mont., as they brainstormed ways to spread the word about their young chapter during National FFA Week in 2015. “We were trying to decide how to translate the idea that FFA is more... Read more »... Read more »
National Officers

Get to Know Your National FFA Officers

February 11, 2016
Tell us about yourself in two sentences. Taylor: I grew up on my family’s small farm in Vilonia, Ark., where I raised and showed market goats, registered Boer goats, horses, and hogs. When I am not helping out on the farm or attending school at Southern Arkansas University, I love to cook and blog! Nick: Everything... Read more »... Read more »
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A Platform for a New Panther – Pelion FFA, SC

February 11, 2016
FFA members at Pelion High School raised the $2,200 needed for a statue of a panther to adorn the school’s student entrance. They hosted greenhouse plant sales in order to purchase the statue and building supplies. With the help of the PHS building construction program, the FFA members contributed their time and labor to build... Read more »... Read more »
Cassanda Gifford at national FFA convention with her pink tractor

Paint it Pink

February 11, 2016
Take a drive through Eufaula, Ala., and you might pass a bright pink tractor sitting quietly in a field. While the sight is surprising on its own, what’s even more so is the message behind it. Cassandra Gifford, a 2015 graduate of Eufaula High School and a member of the school’s FFA chapter, initially restored... Read more »... Read more »
meals of hope

Meals of Hope

February 11, 2016
This spring, as you plan your chapter events, consider an activity that will help combat hunger across the U.S. You can follow the lead of many other FFA chapters and state associations that have organized food packing parties through the Meals of Hope organization. To date, Meals of Hope has packaged and distributed more than... Read more »... Read more »
John Allen with his ag students

These Boots are Made for Teaching – Jumpertown FFA, MS

February 11, 2016
John Allen, FFA advisor at Jumpertown High School, carries on his family’s FFA legacy. Allen’s grandfather, Merril T. Cartwright, was National FFA Vice President in 1949 and his father and uncle served as state officers. To demonstrate his FFA pride, Allen sports a pair of FFA boots every day. Everyone who sees him knows that... Read more »... Read more »
selfies at FFA National Convention In Louisville, Kentucky

Selfie Social Graces

February 08, 2016
The term “selfie” has gone from casual, mid-2000s slang to an official entry in Merriam- Webster Dictionary. Whether taking them or liking them, it’s safe to say all FFA members are familiar with selfies, which are officially defined as images taken of oneself by oneself using a digital camera, especially for posting on social networks.... Read more »... Read more »
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