FFA + CSX Team Up To Hit the Track at the Brickyard

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The Brickyard 400 will make history once again this year as the No. 38 FFA + CSX Living to Serve Ford becomes the first car to represent the 87-year-old, Indianapolis-based agricultural education and youth service organization, the largest of its kind with more than 610,240 student members interested in agriculture, as a primary sponsor in a NASCAR race. “I can’t …

Ag Group, Education, FFA, leadership, NASCAR, Youth

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

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 …

Ag Group, FFA, Youth

FFA Visit South Africa for 14-day Experience

Jamie Johansen

FFA members recently returned from a 14-day educational and cultural experience in South Africa. Members participated in the 2015 International Leadership Seminar for State Officers, an annual, international opportunity through the National FFA Organization for past and present state FFA officers. The experience allows FFA members to experience foreign culture, learn about international agriculture and become more knowledgeable of the …

Ag Group, Education, FFA, Youth

Culver’s Gives Back to Farmers

Jamie Johansen

Culver’s restaurants across the nation continue to build support for America’s farm families as part of the chain’s Thank You Farmers initiative. After the second year of the program, Culver’s has connected with people all over the United States, spreading the Thank You Farmers message through efforts such as: – A larger-than-life Thank You Farmers corn maze in Tracy, Minn. …

Agribusiness, FFA, Youth

Foundation for Agriculture’s Book of the Year

Jamie Johansen

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture presented its eighth annual “Book of the Year” award to Margaret McNamara for “The Apple Orchard Riddle.” In this playful and humorous story, the students learn a lot about apples and apple orchards – including how apples are harvested, how cider is made, and what the different varieties of apples are – while …

AFBF, Ag Group, Book Review, Youth

Book Introduces Children to the World of Modern Farming

Jamie Johansen

“A Year on the Farm,” a new educational children’s book from Case IH, introduces children, ages 4 to 8, to modern farming, showing how the tractors, combines and other equipment are needed to plant and harvest crops. The first in a series from Case IH, “A Year on the Farm” is filled with colorful photography, fun illustrations and a cast …

Agribusiness, Book Review, Case IH, Youth