beans

Ag 101: The Basics of Beans

May 11, 2016
This summer, when enjoying some baked beans at a backyard barbecue, give some thought to how those beans were grown, harvested, processed and prepared for your meal. Dry edible beans, also known as eld beans, are grown to their mature stage, then dried and harvested for the seed within their pods. Although not as widely... Read more »... Read more »
Alexandria Schut holds one of her three rabbits in the barn at her farm in Belding, Michigan.

Leaving Her Comfort Zone

May 11, 2016
Alexandria Schut’s impressive drive, deep passion for agriculture and leadership skills started early. Originally from Belding, Mich., the Oklahoma State University student grew up in the equine industry, watching her grandpa and uncle build hitch wagons, and showing horses across the state. She traveled with her dad to shear sheep, and got her very own... Read more »... Read more »
Andrea Cao

As Seen on TV

May 11, 2016
Andrea Cao of the San Luis Obispo FFA chapter in California was only 13 when she had a business idea that landed her on ABC’s popular reality show “Shark Tank.” “My mom is a nurse and worked long 12-hour shifts, so she would get sore and always asked me to massage her back,” says Andrea, a... Read more »... Read more »
Zuri Richmond

FFA Faces – Zuri Richmond

May 11, 2016
Zuri has been an FFA member for three years. She has served as chapter reporter, secretary, public relations committee chair, and is on the citizenship committee. She received her state FFA degree in May 2016.... Read more »
Renee Sherman

FFA Faces – Renee Sherman

May 11, 2016
Renee has served as president of her FFA chapter for the past three years. She was the 2015-16 Wyandot County Fair Queen and has participated in public speaking and parliamentary procedure.... Read more »
Andres Flores

FFA Faces – Andres Flores

May 11, 2016
Andres has been involved with FFA for two years, competing in the Envirothon contest, tractor operation and maintenance, and land judging. He was also a member of the third-ranked agronomy team in the state.... Read more »
Robert Stossel

FFA Faces – Robert Stossel

May 11, 2016
Robert has been an FFA member for the past two years. He has exhibited horticulture projects, and he also helped his chapter clean up an abandoned cemetery where many war veterans are buried.... Read more »
Tyler Pointer

FFA Faces – Tyler Pointer

May 11, 2016
During his senior year, Tyler served as chapter president and district vice president. He has competed in Texas FFA Leadership Development Events and served on the state’s first-ever state officer nominating committee.... Read more »
Godley FFA vet tech

Puppy Patients

May 11, 2016
Agriculture students at Godley High School had an extra special hands-on class project recently, when they got to practice their veterinary skills on puppies. The students learned how to give vaccinations, and the event helped raise awareness of ag education in the community. The class has done other animal science demonstrations, including animal handling and... Read more »... Read more »
Amber Clingan at camp

FFA Camp Creates Career Change

May 11, 2016
Since seventh grade, Amber Clingan was determined to pursue a law degree, but attending FFA camp opened her mind to a career as an agriculture teacher. She loves the hands-on aspects of ag education and helping other people. Read her full essay below: What does FFA mean to you? FFA to me is a family.... Read more »... Read more »
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