FFA – You are the Future

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Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spoke to FFA members in attendance for one of the opening sessions at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo this morning. He speaks at many different venues, but said this audience is the hardest because he is following young people who are very well spoken, don’t use any notes and never skip a beat. …

Ag Group, Agriculture Education, Audio, FFA, FMC, Government, USDA

Go All Out! at the 87th National FFA Convention

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The streets of Louisville, KY are flooded with FFA members from across the country here to attend the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo. The largest youth organization currently have over 600,000 members and their mission of Premier Leadership, Personal Growth and Career Success is modeled in all the organization does for the future of the agricultural industry. Day one …

Ag Group, Audio, Education, FFA, FMC

Ethanol Group Commits to FFA

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A group that represents the producers and supporters of ethanol who feed the world and fuel America is showing its commitment to the future of agriculture. Growth Energy announced a multi-year commitment and new partnership with the National FFA Organization to build on critical projects that prepare today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders in American agriculture, starting with teacher and …

Ag Group, Ethanol, FFA, Growth Energy

FMC Invests in Farming’s Future Via FFA

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Illustrating its commitment to investing in farming’s future, FMC Corporation is helping youth education through support of FFA. “To continue America’s leadership in agriculture, we need to engage students now,” said John Kasper, FMC Agricultural Solutions North America commercial business director. “FFA prepares students for more than 300 careers and reaches more than 600,000 members. Our support can make a …

Agribusiness, Education, FFA, FMC, Youth

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 …

Education, FFA, FMC

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 …

Ag Group, Farm Shows, FFA, Food, Video

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 …

Ag Group, FFA

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 …

Ag Group, Education, FFA, Monsanto

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 …

Agribusiness, FFA