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Minnesota: Benson FFA collected food and packed nutritional snacks for the school’s weekend Feeding Our Own Thru Backpacks program.
Michigan: More than 40 FFA chapters across the state plan or assist with Farm Bureau’s Project R.E.D. (Rural Education Day) to educate the next generation about agriculture.
Colorado: Colorado FFA will induct agriculture leaders and producers from the state into the Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame in February.
Nebraska: Ord FFA members developed official FFA-licensed fragrances for men and women that are bottled by Murcielago Fragrances. Visit Officially Licensed FFA Fragrances on Facebook to learn more.
Pennsylvania: This February, 1,500 members will attend the Agriculture Cooperation Establishes Success (ACES) conference to learn about leadership and opportunities in agriculture.
Wyoming: During Advocacy Week in January, members create local campaigns and state officers meet with the governor to increase support for Wyoming agriculture.
Louisiana: Zachary FFA started a program at the governor’s mansion where it not only plants and maintains the vegetable garden but also helps host a farm-to-school teaching event.
Rhode Island: State officers recently hosted a Soup & Pound auction. Members brought a 1-pound item to auction off while enjoying soup and homemade bread.
Alabama: Over 400 members learned about the state’s vast natural resources during the Woods, Water and Wildlife FFA Day hosted by the Alabama Wildlife Federation.
Massachusetts: Essex FFA has an annual turkey drive to raise money for families in the community who cannot afford to have Thanksgiving dinner.
Idaho: During Ag Days (an annual event at the University of Idaho), members enjoy FFA leadership workshops, a livestock judging contest, a football game and campus tours.
Ohio: Members partnered with Ohio 4-H and Ohio Farm Bureau to discuss community issues and to make policy proposals at the Ohio Youth Capital Challenge.
Arkansas: When floods hit northern Arkansas, chapters from across the state teamed up with Pocahontas FFA to provide money, food and other items to help flood victims in the area.
Hawaii: Hawaii welcomed the state’s first two active alumni chapters, chartered in Honolulu and Kealakekua, during the 2016-17 membership year.
Maine: Caribou FFA members are working hard on a new greenhouse and managing their chicken coop.
Delaware: Produce that is grown and harvested by the William Penn FFA during the summer is processed, saved and used for student meals during the winter.
North Carolina: High school juniors and seniors interested in sustainable forestry and conservation attended the state’s first-ever Sustainable Forestry Day, hosted by the College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State.
Alaska: Members saw amazing innovations, including a geothermal screw expander, during the renewable Energy Fair in Chena Hot Springs.
New Mexico: State officers rolled out #Agtivate, a legacy platform that encourages members to use the opportunities provided by FFA to benefit their communities.
New York: Southern Cayuga FFA uses the Partners in Active Learning Support (PALS) mentoring program to teach elementary and middle school students about the importance of agriculture.
New Jersey: Salem County Tech FFA will host its annual Jersey Fresh Cook-Off in February. Students make their tastiest creation using only products grown and donated by New Jersey farmers.
Wisconsin: New Auburn FFA used grant funds to create a Heart Walk to benefit the American Heart Association.
Texas: Texas FFA created a new video series entitled “Leadership on Demand,” which serves as a monthly leadership development opportunity for members.
Vermont: In February, FFA members will participate in the Vermont Farm Show. Activities will include CDEs, a scavenger hunt, a state officer workshop and more.
Iowa: In its largest annual fundraiser, the Pleasantville FFA Alumni Chapter recruits and organizes volunteers to drive the Iowa State Fair trams for all 11 days of the fair.
Oregon: Burnt River FFA started an exchange program that enrolls students from cities or abroad in agricultural education classes and exposes them to the local agricultural community.
West Virginia: To encourage entrepreneurial SAEs, West Virginia FFA and partners give young farmers a head start on their agricultural endeavors by providing funding for animals or crop supplies and equipment. Over $80,000 has been distributed in the first round of the project.
Oklahoma: Members are working to wipe out childhood hunger through the FFA Hunger Challenge. Their goal? To raise 1 million meat sticks for the Pork for Packs program.
Virginia: Each year, James River FFA collects donations for its Feed a Family program. Members donated more than 100 fruit bags to their community in 2017.
North Dakota: The state officer team announced its #AskMeAboutMySAE social media campaign, which helps members and alumni promote the diversity of the state’s agricultural and SAE projects.
Utah: Box Elder FFA started a social media campaign called Member Monday to recognize the hard work of its outstanding members.
Illinois: Interested in seeing hundreds of tractors driving through a gym? Who isn’t? Attend the ROWVA FFA Toy Show this spring!
Maryland: In February, state and chapter officers will travel to Annapolis, the state capital, to share the importance of FFA with government officials.
South Dakota: The Tri-Valley FFA Chapter gives local elevator employees a sack lunch during the busy harvest season.
Kansas: The Kansas Commissioner of Education highlighted five state FFA chapters when he initiated the Kansas Can vision, which prioritizes career and technical education.
Puerto Rico: Miss Universe Puerto Rico Danna Hernández visited the Capitulates FFA Chapter to discuss health and well-being.
Mississippi: Each year, the Mississippi FFA Association sets up a children’s barnyard to educate the public about agriculture.
Nevada: A member of the Smith Valley FFA raises and sells turkeys for his SAE. The chapter then harvests and processes the turkeys, which are sold for Thanksgiving.
Indiana: Each winter, members hold an annual Christmas luncheon to celebrate retired agriculture teachers. Last year, the state hosted 54 retired teachers and their spouses.
Washington: Enumclaw FFA members raised four guide dogs, and three more are in training. This is the first Washington chapter to partake in the fascinating guide dog SAE.
California: Every spring, the Sacramento Leadership Experience hosts the association’s top senior students, who take on the role of assembly member or senator, debate on the floor of the state capitol and learn to advocate for agricultural issues affecting the state.
Connecticut: Mattabeset FFA hosts a themed freshman orientation each year. Led by the chapter president, members hold several workshops, and students participate in Ag Olympics.
Kentucky: Crittenden County FFA transformed a school bus into a mobile greenhouse and plans to visit elementary schools to educate students about where their food comes from.
Florida: Bradford Senior FFA members improved the landscape around their community hospital by putting in some plants, applying fertilizers and mulching garden beds.
Missouri: In January, more than 4,000 members will participate in 18 Greenhand Motivational Conferences across the state. New members are encouraged to “Go for the GOLD” as they explore opportunities within FFA.
Tennessee: The Tennessee FFA Alumni Association hosts an alumni convention each year. Events include auctions, workshops and competitions including job interviewing, public speaking and outstanding collegiate chapter.
Arizona: Each January, members develop leadership skills at a two-day Peoria Mini Camp sponsored by the Peoria FFA and alumni.
U.S. Virgin Islands: Ivanna Eudora Kean FFA is building two greenhouses, which the chapter has never had before. Members will grow tomatoes, thyme, peppers, ginger and more.
Georgia: Hundreds of Georgia FFA members traveled to Moultrie in mid-October to attend the Sunbelt Agriculture Expo and to learn about trends and technology in production agriculture.
Montana: Thanks to generous sponsors, high school seniors and state officer candidates attend the GOLD Conference each January to understand the role of a state officer and to practice interview skills.
South Carolina: FFA members attend the Ag Tailgate each fall before a Clemson football game to learn about agricultural university majors and careers.
New Hampshire: The Granite State Association will hold its annual Winter Leadership Camp this January.

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