More Than 60,000 FFA Members to Converge in Louisville

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The 2014 National FFA Convention & Expo is right around the corner and the AgWired team will be there to cover it all. Here is a little preview of what you can expect to see at this year’s event to take place for the second year of its three-year run in Louisville, KY. on Oct.28 through Nov. 1. The convention …

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FFA Membership at Record Level

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Membership in the National FFA Organization is exploding. Membership in the student organization that was founded 86 years ago now stands at 610,240 – which represents an increase of more than 30,500 since last year. The number of new, local FFA chapters throughout the country grew to 7,665. “FFA, through agricultural education, is preparing our youth to ensure the security …

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20,000 Meals Packaged by FFA Members at Gin Show

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In just a short amount of time these FFA students packaged 20,000 nutritious meals for the Mid-South Food Bank during the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show held in Memphis, TN. This doubles the number of meals put together last year. The endeavor was part of an outreach program by Kids Care. The Mid-South Food Bank was founded 1981 and is …

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A Week of Awareness and Giving For FFA Members

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Students from across the county are wrapping up another successful FFA Week full of sharing the importance of agriculture and their passion for the organization by hosting community wide events helping others. Chapters planned activities to raise awareness about the role the National FFA Organization plays in the development of the agriculture industry’s future leaders and the importance of agricultural …

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America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship

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Monsanto Company just announced their launch of the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders scholarship program to entice rural American students in pursuing careers in agriculture. The scholarship program in connection with the National FFA Scholarship program will provide rural students the opportunity to earn a $1,500 scholarship to pursue their education. “With $1,500 to put toward their education, students will …

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Great Turnout for 2013 National FFA Convention

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Rick Pitino told thousands of FFA members from across the country packed into Freedom Hall Wednesday that pressure and problems are good things. Pitino opened the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo, an event that in its 86th year has drawn more than 56,000 FFA members from all 50 U.S. states to Louisville for four days. His motivational address focused …

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National FFA Organization Membership Explodes

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Analysts forecast that the world’s population will grow to 9 billion people by 2050. With global needs today to fight hunger and prepare for the expected population explosion, the agriculture industry needs educated, skilled and passionate people dedicated to sustainability. Students are answering that call, evidenced by an explosion in FFA membership throughout the U.S, Puerto Rico and the Virgin …

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Celebrate National Teach Ag Day

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Today is National Teach Ag Day. One day out of 365 to celebrate school-based agricultural education and to encourage agricultural education advocates to share with others the great career opportunities in agricultural education. The national ag holiday is for anyone who wants to share the story of agricultural education’s importance and effectiveness in the United States and also encourage students …

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Case IH Talks “So God Made a Farmer” Ad at NFMS

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It’s possibly one of the best Super Bowl commercials of all time … Dodge Ram Trucks’ spot featuring the voice of Paul Harvey, reading in his characteristic way the moving poem, “So God Made a Farmer,” set to stirring images of the people who make possible our daily bread (and milk and meat and fuel). At the recent National Farm …

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Celebrate FFA Week

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FFA Week is in full swing as FFA members from across the country take part in activities promoting and past members reminisce about all the opportunities the organization gave them. The National FFA Organization has been a part of my life since the day I was born. My dad was an ag teacher, so I was raised in the organization. …

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