Role of State FFA Officers on National Level

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With FFA organizations in 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, there are well over 1,000 state FFA officers who play a role as delegates at the National FFA Convention. State FFA officers lead the membership of the state associations and are elected by state FFA convention delegates. Samantha Marre of Elsberry, Missouri who represents Area 5 in …

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Purpose, Passion and Persistence Makes FFA Proud

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When National FFA Advisor Dr. Steve Brown talked to the thousands of students in attendance at the recent convention, he summed up the mission of FFA in three simple words – purpose, passion and persistence. “We also talked about being “FFA Proud,” said Brown in an interview with Jamie Johansen. “They’re here for a purpose, to learn about agriculture and …

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Film Introduces FFA to Custom Harvesting

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Members of the National FFA Organization had a chance to learn more about the “Great American Wheat Harvest” and even get to see the documentary film or buy the DVD. The film was showing all week last week at the Kentucky Science Center for FFA members, according to producer/director Conrad Weaver, who talked to students about it and answered their …

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Tyson Urges FFA to Tell #MyAGStory

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At the 87th annual National FFA Convention last week, Tyson Foods was encouraging FFA members to share their stories via social media, using the hashtag #myAGstory. “So much of the population of America today has no idea what life on the farm is like, they don’t understand how their food’s made,” said Tyson Foods President and CEO Donnie Smith, who …

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New Holland is “Forever Blue” for FFA

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Sporting the same colors as the National FFA gives New Holland a special kinship with the youth organization and the company is proud to be “Forever Blue.” FFA is not only important to the future of agriculture and the company, it has special significance for New Holland Marketing Director Mark Hooper who stepped up this year to serve on the …

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2014 National Agricultural Proficiency Winners

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Winners of the 2014 National Agricultural Proficiency Awards were announced during the sixth general session at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo on Friday. Awards were given in 49 categories from agricultural communications and education to veterinary science and wildlife management. Among the talented winners was Jordan Cadle of the Paoli Indiana FFA Chapter in Indiana in the category …

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New FFA Officer Team

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Students from Georgia, Arkansas, Colorado, Tennessee, Kentucky and New Mexico were elected to serve on the 2014-15 National FFA Officer team. From left to right they are: Andy Paul of Georgia, an agricultural education major at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, was elected president. Caleb Gustin of New Mexico, an agricultural business and agricultural economics major at New Mexico State University, …

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ENOUGH – #Feedthe9 with Jeff Simmons

Taylor Truckey

Jeff Simmons, President of Elanco, delivered a powerful call to action to over 60,000 FFA members on Friday, October 31 during the 4th General Session of the 87th Annual National FFA Convention & Expo. Elanco has developed a campaign to bring awareness and solutions to those facing hunger and malnutrition around the world. Those behind the ENOUGH movement, and the thousands …

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National Model of Excellence Award Winner

Taylor Truckey

The Ponchatoula FFA Chapter (Louisiana) was selected as the National Model of Excellence award winner at the 2014 National FFA Convention. This award is highly competitive and sought after by chapters across the country; the Ponchatoula FFA Chapter had to complete an extensive application process that included a detailed application, a speech, and a 10 min interview. Two members of the …

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