An RFD-TV reporter interviews an FFA member during the National FFA Convention & Expo.

Live from Indy, It’s FFA!

August 10, 2016
When National FFA President Taylor McNeel calls the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo to order this October, the TV cameras will be rolling. RFD-TV, a longtime National FFA sponsor, airs each of the convention sessions through their gavel-to-gavel coverage – 30 hours of programming in total. “Only 55,000 members get to go to the... Read more »... Read more »
Kacey at the family's quail farm in Topeka Kansas.

Call of the Quail

August 10, 2016
When Kacy Schlesener of Dover, Kan., noticed a decline in the population of bobwhite quail in her area, she made it her mission to help bring back the small, plump birds popular among hunters. In 2011, when she was a sophomore at Mission Valley High School, Kacy focused her supervised agricultural experience (SAE) project on... Read more »... Read more »
5. Heidi Croley

FFA Faces – Heidi Croley

August 10, 2016
Heidi most enjoys her small animal management classes at the Natural Science and Technology Center. She hopes to become a vet tech, and eventually a veterinarian, working with livestock or exotic animals.... Read more »
2. Andres Flores

FFA Faces – Andres Flores

August 10, 2016
Andres has been involved in the land judging, Envirothon, prepared public speaking and agricultural mechanics CDEs, and was a member of the state runner-up agronomy team. He also works at a local sweet potato farm.... Read more »
4. Noell Nichols

FFA Faces – Noell Nichols

August 10, 2016
Noell shows market hogs and participates in livestock judging and dairy judging career development events (CDEs). She has served as a chapter FFA officer and hopes to become a large animal veterinarian.... Read more »
Nathan Arthur

FFA Faces – Nathan Arthur

August 10, 2016
Nathan served as both the 2015-16 Northeast Iowa District FFA Secretary and chapter FFA president. He has competed in the dairy and agronomy CDEs and is a member of the National Holstein Association.... Read more »
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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