FFA Members Learn Leadership in Washington D.C.

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More than 2,100 FFA members from throughout the country are gathering in Washington, D.C. this summer to hone personal skills, grow leadership abilities, and create a meaningful community-service plan designed to make a difference in their home communities. The 2015 Washington Leadership Conference is the second-largest student experience that the National FFA Organization hosts each year.  Participants spend a week learning from educators, …

Ag Group, FFA, leadership

New Agricultural Education Content Standards

Chuck Zimmerman

The National Council for Agricultural Education has released a new set of content standards (pdf). These standards “state agricultural education leaders and educators a guide for development of well-planned curriculum for AFNR-related career and technical education programs.” The multi-stage revision of the standards began in 2014 and included input from more than 270 secondary and post-secondary educators, business, industry and …

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FFA Winners Tour Costa Rica’s Agriculture

Kelly Marshall

48 national FFA award winners will depart for ten days in Costa Rica this summer.   The trip will educate participants about the global agricultural industry and the opportunities and challenges of international trade.  The country offers some of the most diverse agriculture and geography in the world, while being small enough to all students to gain a complete ag …

Ag Group, Award, FFA, International

More Than $2.7 Million in Scholarships From FFA

Jamie Johansen

The National FFA Organization and Foundation recently awarded more than $2.7 million in scholarships to 2,156 recipients. This was made possible thanks to the generosity made available by sponsors and individuals to reward and encourage excellence and enable students to pursue their educational goals. More than 7,000 students applied for the scholarships, with many of the applicants being considered for …

Ag Group, Education, FFA, Youth

Former FFA Member Donates to Ag Ed

John Davis

A former FFA member from Texas is donating money to support agricultural education teachers. This news release from FFA says Herman Wilson of Houston was inspired by his ag ed teacher in east Texas more than 62 years ago. Now he’s giving back in the form of $250,000 to establish an endowment to kick start a multi-level initiative. “We want …

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AgriSCIENCE Award for Teaching Excellence

Jamie Johansen

DuPont announced that Jessica M. Jones, agriscience teacher at Chatham Middle School in Chatham, Va., has been selected to receive the George Washington Carver AgriSCIENCE Teacher’s Award in recognition of teaching excellence. The award recognizes the top-ranking member of the DuPont National AgriScience Teacher Ambassador Academy (NATAA) who demonstrates and advocates inquiry-based science teaching and inspires students to pursue science …

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Students Celebrate National FFA Week Nationwide

Jamie Johansen

More than a half-million students in all 50 states will share the importance of agriculture in our daily lives, spread their passion for agriculture and host community-wide events to help others in need this week. It’s National FFA Week and a host of activities are planned to raise awareness about the National FFA Organization and the role it plays in …

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Culver’s Honors Farmers & Supports National FFA Week

Jamie Johansen

In celebration of FFA week, February 21-28, Culver’s created a Thank You Farmers video to recognize hardworking farmers across the U.S. For every view of this video on YouTube, Culver’s will donate $1 to the National FFA Organization. While we set aside this week each year to focus on farming and agriculture, Culver’s thanks farmers all year long in the …

Agribusiness, Farming, FFA, Video

FFA Chapters Ease Hunger in Schools & Communities

Jamie Johansen

A group of Oxford Jr/Sr High School students in Kansas are providing fresh vegetables to their school backpack program. Students in Lebanon, Connecticut, are raising broilers, laying hens and hogs to provide fresh protein sources to the local food pantry. The students – and thousands like them throughout the U.S. – are all FFA members utilizing grant monies to implement …

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