After an action-packed week at the Klamath County Fair, youth exhibitors broke the bank with record-setting prices bringing $1.3 million for their 4-H and FFA animals. Better yet, Basin Beat reports that the number is likely to grow as buyers round up purchase prices to further boost exhibitor’s sales.
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No organization celebrates the next generation in agriculture quite like the FFA does. This organization, long called the Future Farmers of America, today focuses on young people throughout agriculture its and related industries, helping them to develop leadership and career skills, as well as nurturing an individual’s personal growth.
There are 8,630 local chapters across the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Those local chapters work with more than 760,000 members ages 12 to 21, while FFA also offers opportunities at the state and national levels. Though recognized in formal settings by their blue corduroy jackets (and the emblem on it), FFA members come from all walks of life and have a variety of aspirations and goals.
Things such as Officer Team opportunities, American Star Awards, talent awards, Distinguished Service awards, and Model of Excellence honors are just some of kinds of recognition that are available to individuals and chapters through FFA. Many of these are handed out and/or announced at the National FFA Convention & Expo, held each October in Indianapolis.
While the efforts of its membership are the most visible parts of FFA, the organization is also known for other things, such as its Creed. Written by E.M. Tiffany, the Creed has influenced countless members since its adoption — in many ways, learning it and embracing it is a rite of passage for members. Beyond that, many quotes and motivational phrases have arisen out of FFA and inspire both current and alumni members along their chosen paths.
At AGDAILY, we have worked closely with many FFA members and advisors, publishing a new and exclusive FFA-related feature article or video each Monday, while taking every opportunity to cover FFA happenings throughout the week. Since AGDAILY’s inception, we’ve also had a presence at the National FFA Convention & Expo, writing and photographing the event, as well as having a booth set up or a logo on the FFA mobile app.
What’s below is all of our FFA-related content, from articles to videos to photo galleries, both on a national level and searchable by state. We are always eager to do more, so if you know of a person or chapter we should feature, email Staff Writer Kacie Hulshof at email@example.com.
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4-H and FFA member Taylor Warner planned the first annual Sheriff Gene Fischer First Responder Memorial Hog Show in honor of one of their biggest supporters.
YouTube sensation and fourth-generation Iowa farmer Cole the Cornstar will be the special guest auctioneer for the 2022 FFA tire auction, which is put on by Titan International.
Two high school agriculture teachers were recently awarded $1,000 each in Educator Scholarships through the Dairy Excellence Foundation’s Dairy Leaders of Tomorrow program. The scholarships were established to help fund professional development conferences or workshops for educators.
FFA members from around the nation gathered in Washington, D.C., this past week for the 2022 FFA State Officer Summit.
With the arrival of county fair season, beloved cowboy poet Baxter Black (who passed away in 2022) shared his encouragement in a 2020 video for the kids who will hopefully grow up to feed America. While showing livestock may not be everyone’s cup of tea, youth rely on the companies and individuals that purchase livestock […]
For students around the country, school is just weeks out. Here are five tips to help you get your FFA year started off on the right foot.
Today, the National FFA Organization announced the 16 finalists for its 2022 top achievement awards for the American Star Awards.
Around the country, amidst the hustle and bustle of last-minute summer plans, families are preparing for fairs. The diversity of items brought to fairs highlights the quality and variety of the local agricultural industry and showcases many hours of hard work. For exhibitors at the county fair, the upcoming events mean fun, friends, and ensuring that they’re ready before pulling out of the drive – because exhibiting is often about more than just fun. It’s a business endeavor.
Cornell University has hired Caitlyn McFadden as an Urban Agricultural Education and FFA Specialist to support the greater NYC Metro Area’s agricultural education programs.
Mirhonda Good didn’t know much about agriculture. She didn’t want to show livestock, and she didn’t come from an ag background, but FFA was what she needed.
Feed is up, fuel is up, and our most precious commodity — time — is always ticking away. So, why do these youth and their families show livestock?
Cargill is promoting positive youth development with a renewed partnership with Canadian 4-H, investing over $450,000 into the program by 2024. The funding will focus on supporting programs across the board — from grassroots to provincial and national 4-H events and programs. Another $90,000 will directly support provincial 4-H organizations in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and […]
Your time is valuable. You need to understand that. You need to set boundaries and only do things that are important to you with the precious time you have.
Baxter Black, nationally renowned cowboy poet, veterinarian, and storyteller passed away at the age of 77 after months in hospice care.
How to judge sheep and lambs: Look for the degree of muscling, degree of finish, balance and style, frame size, and soundness and structure — in that order.
As FFA advisors, local supporters, administrators, or the like, it’s our job to get our alumni and students connected to provide them with the opportunity to develop relationships that will grow our chapters.
One of my favorite barns to hang out in during livestock shows is the goat barn! Goats are so silly and fun, they come in so many shapes and sizes, and they always have big personalities. No two goats may look and act alike, but we can judge all dairy goats the same way. For […]
It’s hard to say everything that FFA advisors do to impact our lives, but here is what stands out about them — lessons and all — during my time in FFA.
Paul Lierz is the ag teacher and FFA advisor at Jackson Heights High School in Holton, Kansas, and his Philosophy of Life is profound.
Data from a new survey conducted by the Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers find that 70 percent of the state’s students would like to farm in the future.
The teacher shortage crisis is affecting every area of the classroom – from agriculture to math, students will feel the repercussion for years to come.
Like so many during the World War II, the National FFA Organization and its members stepped up and answered the call to help with the war effort.
The National FFA Organization encourages its members to share their passion and knowledge for agriculture at every opportunity they get.
Through tradition, a curated educational program, and devotion of its members and supports, the National FFA Organization has impacted the lives of many.
When it comes down to it, the National FFA Organization has changed the lives of millions of individuals, even years after their active membership.
Nearly 7,000 FFA members from across the state of California will celebrate agricultural education during the 94th State FFA Leadership Conference.
To show its support of the ag community, Domino’s has announced the beginning of a new five-year, $1.5 million commitment to the National FFA Organization.
This week, students from across the country will be coming together to share the importance of agriculture — it’s all part of National Ag Day.
Female FFA members may not have initially been involved in FFA, but once they were active members, they created positive change.
Tradition and ingenuity runs deep in the FFA community, but how well do you know the history behind the National FFA Organization?
Tractor Supply Company has achieved a record-breaking year during its seventh annual Grants for Growing fundraiser by raising $1,129,653 for FFA chapters.
If you are someone who enjoys their free time and sitting on the couch, then the National FFA Organization is definitely not for you.
With over $600,000 donated in 2021, Zoetis donations were used to sponsor a variety of FFA programs like CDEs, SAEs, and Pig in a Classroom.
During this week of celebrations, the National FFA Foundation hosted a Give FFA Day. This year, they raised a record of $389,880!
With nearly 285,000 youth involved in FFA chapters and 4-H Clubs across the state, the funds will make a major impact on these students.
Tractor Supply Company is kicking off its seventh annual Grants for Growing fundraiser which supports hundreds of unique agricultural projects for FFA.
Bob Evans announces is once again showing their support for agricultural education and innovation with the second annual “Egg Crack, Give Back” promotion.
Culver’s is celebrating its relationship with the National FFA Organization by launching its eighth annual FFA Essay Contest.
The National FFA Organization is partnering with Syngenta to lay the foundation for a national equity, diversity and inclusion strategy.
When we work to diversify agriculture, we work to give marginalized communities opportunities at food literacy, scholarships, and personal development.
Cattle producers are encouraged to submit their best calving season photos for a chance to win daily prizes to help power through the calving season.
FFA members will be exploring the halls at the National Farm Machinery Show to see the new developments and advancements in agriculture.
Individuals across the country can make a difference in the lives of the more than 735,000 FFA members by participating in Give FFA Day.
Pennsylvania FFA members were able to learn and practice skills for their future careers during the PA Farm Show antique tractor restoration competition.
The history of National FFA Week can be traced back over 75 years ago and the journey to get here today shall not be forgotten.
In January, 46 current and former state FFA officers visited California and learned about the various types of agriculture the state offers.
Bob Evans Restaurants will be awarding supervised agriculture experience (SAE) project grants to twelve high school student FFA members.
The FFA plot helps teach students in agriculture, plant science and animal science classes at Melrose Area High School about risk versus reward.
California FFA member Nicholas Mello of Hanford FFA Chapter is a finalist in the Agriscience Research — Plant Systems Proficiency field.
Springdale Tractor Company is encouraging FFA members to visit one of their locations, recite the FFA Creed and receive an FFA jacket.
Find out what advice our Facebook community said they would give to FFA members considering a career in the agriculture industry.
This year, GROWMARK recognized Megan Clark of Grand Mound, Iowa as the national winner of the 2022 GROWMARK essay contest for FFA members.
This weekend tornadoes ripped through multiple states resulting in whole communities torn apart, but FFA members are helping to rebuild their community.
The reason the current National FFA Organization doesn’t speak about the New Farmers of America is complex and wound into an uneven Civil Rights history.
The National FFA Organization is a representation of agriculture all across the country, but it is the unique aspects of each state that make it so special.
The FFA Caucus will serve as an informal group of U.S. Representatives dedicated to issues related to the next generation of leaders in agriculture.
The National FFA Foundation announced its new chair for the Sponsors’ Board during the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis this fall.
If you have the means and plan to give during Giving Tuesday consider your local, state, or the National FFA Organization this week!
In addition to family and friends, FFA members have something extra to be thankful for — their time in the National FFA Organization.
National FFA Alumni & Supporters, who donate their time, talent and resources to support FFA, were honored for their contributions throughout the week.
More than 60,000 FFA members and supporters celebrated agriculture and agricultural education during the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo.
Syngenta is donating $12,050 to local chapters of the National FFA Organization to help support ongoing training for future agriculture leaders.
FFA chapters from across the country recognize and honor their local veterans on Veterans Day and throughout the whole month of November.
The National FFA Organization provides a financial opportunity for its members who have decided to continue their passion for agriculture and education.
Over the weekend, the 94th National FFA Convention and Expo wrapped up. With over 50,000 registered attendees waiting in anticipation and over 730,000 FFA members potentially watching from all across the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the National FFA Organization announced its new National FFA Officer team. Students from Delaware, Georgia, […]
From the FFA members that volunteer at these farms to the images that farmers create with their corn, check out these amazing FFA corn mazes.
These are some of the main skills FFA delivers that never leave you and will serve you well for decades after graduating.
Former National FFA Vice President DeShawn Blanding is a friend who has inspired me more than anyone through his leadership, charisma, and wisdom.
The National Chapter Award program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters that actively implement the organization’s mission and strategies.
The 2021 Agricultural Proficiency Awards were named during the second session of the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo.
Even rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the tens of thousands of FFA members who descended on Indianapolis for the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo.
AGDAILY has captured much of the energy and excitement of the 94th National FFA Convention in this photo gallery from Day 2.
Have you ever wondered what CDE Harry Potter would go to states for? Or if Draco would make a good dairy cattle judge (spoiler: he wouldn’t)? As anyone who knows the world of Harry Potter is aware, the houses at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry have unique traits that define the students in them. Things […]
Tens of thousands of FFA students from around the nation poured into the Indiana Convention Center for the start of the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo.
To the FFA and 4-H members reading this, know that I am incredibly proud of you for showing such an interest in and passion for agricultural fields.
FFA members from across the country will celebrate agriculture and agricultural education this week during the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo.
The moments that truly defined us in FFA and in life were the moments in between the beginning and end of wearing the FFA jacket.
GROWMARK and its FS system of companies donated $5,000 total to FFA chapters in Illinois — $1,000 to five different chapters. This was done through its Check-In to Cash-In program, which was held at the Farm Progress Show in August. During the event, FFA students, alumni, their supporters, and fans were invited to check-in for […]
FFA members from across the country will take over downtown Indianapolis October 27-30 for the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo.
The 94th National FFA Convention & Expo will once again be held in person with the option of an online experience for those who can not attend.
You can’t talk about modern-day agriculture without the National FFA Organization being a part of the conversation. Check our guide to FFA here!
For the members who have never been to the National FFA Convention, there is a lot you may not be aware of!
The FFA jacket is arguably the most iconic piece of the National FFA Organization. However, it’s not just a too-hot in the summer, too-cold in the winter staple of official dress. It is also a master of storage. Everything you need for a trip to the National FFA Convention and Expo can fit into those […]
There will be many exciting moments and emotions during National FFA Convention and Expo, make the most out of your time there!
If you have never been to National FFA Convention before, we got the scoop to fill you in so you will be a pro by the time you get to Indianapolis.
While smart devices are handy for long trips, games are a great way to bond with your fellow FFA members. Enjoy these six games with an agriculture twist!
National FFA Officers don’t have a typical day — every day brings something new and exciting to the table as Miriam Hoffman brings us along for her day.
FFA puts students into real-life situations as an education. You learn and grow based on where you find yourself and what fires you’re tossed into.
The theme of this year’s special-edition FFA T-shirt at Tractor Supply Co. is “Your Growth is Limitless.” For the seventh year, Tractor Supply is selling FFA shirts in stores and online as a fundraiser for the National FFA Organization, just ahead of the National FFA Convention & Expo, taking place in October. Campaign proceeds will […]
What is great about the diversity of skillsets and needs in agriculture is the fact that there is room for so many people to work in this industry.
The first time Valerie Earley attended the National FFA Convention, she was in ninth grade and competing in Creed Speaking.
GROWMARK System has expanded eligibility for the 2022 FFA Essay Contest to the entire United States.
Farmland celebrated the National FFA Organization and its positive impact in the ag industry with a donation of $100,000 to help the organization’s mission.
Six ag students have each earned a $2,500 scholarship, plus a donation to a charity, through the Accelerating a Generation Syngenta Scholarship Program.
The National FFA Organization today surpasses what the original FFA founders from Virginia almost a century ago could have imagined.
FFA is not an organization just for farmers; it is a leadership organization that helps young people learn where their food comes from.
Culver’s awarded a total of $15,000 in its 2021 FFA Essay Contest, which goes to help agricultural education initiatives.
A central part of being in the National FFA Organization is connecting with others and helping to educate them about food and farming. FFA chapters across the country have been working hard to share the story of agriculture with elementary students. FFA teamed up with Zoetis, the Indiana State Fair, and the LEAP Foundation for […]
For young people, finding their passion in life is a task that can often take many years to accomplish. As most everyone can attest to, much of our childhood and adolescent years are spent trying to find out where we fit in and what activities we truly enjoy. We do this through trying different sports, taking […]
Farmland’s recognized the Nebraska FFA Association and its positive impact in the community and across the state through a donation of $5,000.
To honor the memory of a longtime GROWMARK employee, the GROWMARK Foundation has committed 100 blue corduroy jackets to FFA members in Illinois — 25 each year from 2019 to 2022. Applications for this year’s jackets are now open, with a deadline of midnight Sept. 10 CT. FFA members are asked to answer the question […]
As part of the New Century Farmer conference 44 FFA members will meeting in Indianapolis to discuss how agriculture will play a pivotal role in their future.
Although celebrities will come and go, the National FFA Organization is here to stay, and you can know you have something in common with these celebrities.
To encourage young producers to participate, Culver’s is sponsoring FFA Day at the NCBA Trade Show and allowing 250 FFA members to attend for free.
Today, the National FFA Organization announced the 16 finalists for its 2021 top achievement awards for the American Star Awards.
It takes one passionate and spirited teacher to shape the minds of future generations of agriculture — and there is no better person than you!
Having an active chapter year after year takes time, passion, and dedication. However, it is possible with the right leadership and consistency.
Farmland is launching its Honoring the Heartland Tour to show appreciation for the honest work of farming communities and future agriculture leaders in FFA.
Although we take it for granted at times, the Official Dress guidelines have an interesting history that have evolved with the organization over the years.
It doesn’t matter if you have been a member for one year or three, there is always time to adjust your experience within the FFA organization.
This month, the National FFA Organization was recognized by the Indianapolis Star as one of the top workplaces in central Indiana.
This summer, more than 82 agricultural education teachers will continue to share the story as part of the National Teachers Ambassadors for FFA program.
The only way to ensure the future of agriculture is not found in the latest technology, it is by sparking an interest in the minds of future generations.
This year, Culver’s Scoops of Thanks Day raised a record-breaking $159,480, which will go to help the National FFA Organization and its members.
The National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation named Scott Stump the new chief executive officer effective Monday, June 21.
The announcement of the in-person aspect of the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo brought so much joy for the FFA members and advisors.
The National FFA Organization announced today that they would hold their annual in-person convention this fall in the city of Indianapolis.
The National FFA Organization has played a critical role in its’ members lives for generations — creating a passion for agriculture and learning.
During National Teacher Appreciation Week, students were able to take this special occasion and recognize the teacher that has left an impact on their life.
Today, May 6, guests can stop by their local Culver’s and receive a scoop of Fresh Frozen Custard in exchange for a $1 donation to FFA.
FFA awarded more than $1.5 million in scholarships to 974 recipients, thanks to the generosity of 309 sponsors and donors.
This week is Teacher Appreciation, and one special agricultural teacher was recognized on Live with Kelly and Ryan. Krista Pontius — the agricultural teacher at Greenwood High School in Pennsylvania — has made it to the top four in Live‘s Top Teacher Search. The winner will take home $10,000 plus $10,000 in teacher project funding […]
Wether you are in grade school or high school, know what you want to do or completely lost, here are 7 signs that you should join FFA.
I believe that the future can be something bigger than us all — and possible through naming the issues and conversing about diversity in agriculture.
The National FFA Organization has always encouraged FFA members to make these connections and to advocate for agriculture education while doing so.
From North Carolina to New Mexico, FFA members and advisors can continue to learn more about their beloved organization through FFA podcasts.
FFA State Associations had to choose between a virtual, in-person, or hybrid convention this year for their members to experience.
No matter what the future holds for FFA members and their organization, the pandemic has proven they will continue to prosper.
Agronomy Week runs from April 5-9, saluting agronomic professionals who play a key role in supporting farmer success, along with a new FFA scholarship.
Madison Blair was the perfect example of an active member, and those who are shining a light on her legacy are the perfect example of the FFA-mily.
FFA members will celebrate National Ag Day in a big way this year. Check out this fun list of activities for FFA members and ways they can participate.
Tractor Supply has successfully raised $790,269 for the National FFA Organization during its sixth annual Grants for Growing fundraiser.
When the New Farmers of America and National FFA Organization merged, there was a lot of history lost and one Tennessee FFA Chapter is trying to capture it.
With over 50 students in Senior Beef Cattle Showmanship at the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show, Grace McClain was selected as the overall champion.
By being an active member in the National FFA Organization, your resume will be unique and different compared to the average student.
The FFA jacket is more than a piece of clothing — it is a lifestyle. The jacket represents a lifestyle of new opportunities, leadership, and so much more.
Farm Credit recently awarded $51,000 in grants to 51 FFA members across the country, as well as $51,000 in grants to the winners’ FFA chapters.
Farm supply retailer Southern States Cooperative is holding a month-long fundraiser to help raise money for FFA at the local, state, and national levels.
To help continue agriculture education, Bob Evans Restaurant is hosting their first ever “Egg Crack, Give Back” promotion to raise funds for FFA.
So many young people in agriculture stepped up and helped their communities and took care of their animals during this snowstorm.
The Grants for Growing fundraiser supports hundreds of unique and sustainable agricultural projects implemented by FFA chapters nationwide.
Next week, more than 760,000 FFA members across the country will share the story of agriculture as part of National FFA Week.
Titan International Inc. is accepting applications for 2021’s antique tractor restoration program, a two-decade-long program for FFA and 4-H students.
This year, FFA members and the organization will celebrate National FFA Week from February 20-27, 2021, and some FFA members will have to do so virtually.
Bob Evans Restaurants is awarding supervised agriculture experience project grants to nine high school student FFA members located across the country.
During National FFA Week, individuals will have an opportunity to support FFA and agricultural education through Give FFA Day on Thursday, Feb. 25.
Will Sutton, 5th year FFA advisor from North Carolina, decided to compete on NBC’s The Titan Games and used that opportunity to be advocate for agriculture.
For FFA chapters and members across the country, it is important to set attainable goals at the start of every semester to stay on track.
John Deere announced that it is donating $1 million in 2021 to help support the National FFA Organization’s mission to make a positive difference.
When things got tough this year during the national pandemic, FFA members simply remembered a few of their “favorite things” to get through.
The CHS Foundation announced they will commit more than $4 million over the next three years as part of their ongoing support of FFA and ag education.
The NCCA FFA Chapter believes in the idea that a successful program comes from students being able to find their passion in agriculture and their SAE’s.
Krone announced the winners of the 2020 Annual Battle of the Bales contest which challenged FFA chapters to use their creativity to build a unique display.
Meredith McCrorey, an FFA member with the Newton College & Career Academy in Georgia. started her community’s first special needs livestock show — Unique Kids Showing Pigs.
With the current pandemic going on and the uncertainties that it brings, FFA student leaders could be wondering if it is worth it to run for a position.
Thanksgiving might look a little different this year, but FFA members are working together to ensure their communities still have the food they need.
It’s time we change the definition of “agriculture” to showcase the broader food, technology, science, education, media, and other aspects of the industry.
The Nutrien Ag Solutions Give Back to Your Roots grant program helps FFA chapters cover expenses for plant science-based educational opportunities.
In an effort to help small businesses this holiday season, consider buying from these businesses that were started by FFA members.
The Warrenton FFA Chapter in Missouri is currently facing budge cuts that could totally change the future of the chapter and its members.
During this year’s Denim Drive, FFA members kept more than 2,500 pairs of denim from area landfills, fulfilling the FFA mantra “For the Future. For All.”
The new 2020-21 National FFA Officers discuss their upcoming responsibilities, challenges they had to overcome, and excitement for serving this year.
Stephanie Nash is a dairy farmer turned country music singer who is a storyteller that is trying to advocate in a unique way for the agriculture industry.
FFA chapters and attendees got creative to make the most of their experiences during 2020’s unprecedented virtual National FFA Convention.
Each year at the National FFA Convention & Expo, four FFA members are honored with American Star Awards for outstanding accomplishments in FFA.
During the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo, the FFA Alumni and Supporters awarded three members for their support of the National FFA Organization.
The Udall FFA Chapter of Kansas was named 2020 National Premier Chapter: Growing Leaders at the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo.
This year, the Scoops of Thanks Day took place on Thursday, September 24, across 761 Culver’s restaurants which raised a total of $144,975.
Meeker FFA of Oklahoma has been named the 2020 National Model of Excellence winner during the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo.
Nine winners of the 2020 Agricultural Proficiency Winners were named during the virtual 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo on Tuesday, Oct. 27.
Franklin Middle School FFA of Georgia has been named the 2020 Middle School Model of Excellence winner during the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo.
National FFA has announced the 2020 National FFA Agriscience Fair winners for Animal and Environmental Services and Natural Resource Systems.
This year’s virtual FFA Blue Room is exploring the theme of “sustainability across the AFNR value chain” with FFA members.
The Time Changes Scholarship was created by Nashville country artist Stephanie Nash after her newest single, “Time Changes” to help FFA chapters.
FFA members will log on to their smart devices next week to celebrate agricultural education and agriculture during the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo.
Iowa FFA members and young alumni are challenged to take an active role in the 2020 election by helping to staff polling locations.
NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer, the National FFA Organization and DEKALB presented students the opportunity to qualify for the Winning Has Roots ag scholarship.
The GROWMARK Foundation continues its commitment to its local FFA chapters by giving away 25 more FFA jackets this fall to students.
The National FFA Agriscience Fair recognizes students who gain real-world, hands-on experiences in agricultural enterprises.
Before you hang up your FFA jacket for the last time, consider what you are going to do with it after your time in FFA comes to a close.
Being engaged and open to new ways of communicating with peers will help make the 2020 virtual National FFA Convention a memorable one.
FFA and DEKALB are focused on improving the future of agriculture by offering students the opportunity to qualify for the Winning Has Roots scholarship.
Six state officers of the Louisiana FFA Association addressed the RLC’s agriculture and rural task forces trying to increase student involvement in ag.
RDO Equipment Co. has partnered with the South Dakota FFA Foundation, donating 175 jackets for female members of the SD FFA.
While there are many facts about FFA and its history, these are a few of our favorites. Everything from the emblem to membership, check out these FFA facts.
The National FFA Organization is embracing an essential journey to ensure agricultural education and FFA are available and accessible to all.
The National FFA Organization staff, National FFA Officer Team, and everyone in between are working together to make this a great national convention.
Although 2020 brings its own unique challenges, online fundraisers are a great way to support your FFA chapter while still having fun.
Okanogan County Fair in Washington state has opened its gates to displaced goats, sheep, horses, cows, and other large animals in need of evacuation.
In their annual essay contest scholarship program, the GROWMARK Foundation will once again help FFA members and their chapters accomplish their goals.
While there are several reasons for joining the National FFA Organization, members may not realize what is in store for them.
As part of giving back to the host city, the National FFA Organization announced today that it is donating $10,000 to the Indiana Hospitality Relief Fund.
Through October 31, Tractor Supply customers can purchase a limited-edition T-shirt, designed around FFA’s commitment to support the future of agriculture.
Neogen has partnered with the National FFA Organization to support the agricultural organization and help fight the spread of COVID-19.
The VIP Citation recognizes individuals’ significant contributions to FFA and to agricultural education.
This past week, Hurricane Laura wreaked havoc for families and farmers in Louisiana and Texas. FFA chapters have a list of needed items to recover.
FFA is sharing the importance of the agriculture, food and natural resources value chain with their members through various programs.
Today, the National FFA Organization announced a record-high student membership of 760,113, an increase from last year’s 700,170 members.
To follow in the tradition of serving others, the GROWMARK Foundation continues its commitment by donating an FFA jacket to 25 Illinois members.
Amanda Smee of Texas is the recipient of the 2020 Left Turns for Learning Scholarship, given to her, in part, because of her active roles in FFA leadership.
Even though their county fair was cancelled, River Valley FFA Chapter and 4-H members got the chance to show off all of their hard work that they put in.
During the upcoming doubleheader weekend at Dover International Speedway, Justin Allgaier’s No. 7 Chevrolet will debut a special FFA paint scheme.
The National FFA Organization selected 16 students from throughout the United States as finalists for its 2020 top achievement awards.
TikTok is an increasingly popular resource for the agriculture industry reach out to consumers. Here are some of the best FFA TikTok videos to enjoy!
You made our job hard narrowing it down, but here’s our 14 favorite FFA quotes every member, alumni, and advisor should have on their wall.
We scoured the internet and found eight of the best FFA related Instagram accounts to follow for ag teachers and FFA members.
Maryland FFA Foundation sponsored its 2020 Gift of Blue Program to 101 Maryland FFA members representing 34 chapters across the state.
While FFA could be an easier extracurricular to implement social distancing regulations, there are still important aspects that will need extra guidance.
Do I wish I had a blue FFA corduroy jacket to hand down to my kids one day? Yes! I would love to hand something down with that much tradition.
What is unique about this Texas ranch sale is Wallrath’s wish that the majority of the proceeds go to Texas 4-H Foundation and the Texas FFA Association.
The National FFA Organization encourages students everyday to celebrate and enjoy their freedom with the symbols in the FFA emblem.
PhytoGen Best Yielder members recently donated $14,000 to the National FFA Organization providing approximately 180 FFA jackets, along with ties or scarves.
On Friday, the National FFA Organization announced that the 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo would be held virtually for the first time ever.
The National FFA Organization announced today that the 2020 National FFA Convention & Expo will be held virtually for the first time ever.
In an effort to get the most out of their graduation ceremony, many students chose to get creative with their graduation caps and dedicate them to FFA.
This spring, the National FFA Organization introduced Forever Blue Network – their new online network to connect former FFA members and its supporters.
The future of agriculture is always brightened when FFA members come together to create something so beautiful. This video about the FFA Creed is a great reminder of the passion that future generations have for the agriculture industry. Schuylerville Ag. Education & FFA posted on Facebook, “Even in what may seem like the darkest hours, […]
The Farm to Virtual Fair contest, which focuses on the benefits of using corn in the feed ration, starts today runs through Monday, November 2, 2020.
After talking to FFA alumni from across the country, we gathered some of the best advice they gave to current FFA members.
Five FFA members were recently named U.S. Presidential Scholars for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education.
Who doesn’t love a corny FFA joke? When I stumbled upon Farm Babe’s best ag jokes, I thought FFA needed its own round up of memes and jokes. So, I tracked down a few of the best agriculture and FFA memes on the internet. Everyone could use a little laugh and a refresh on their […]
The National FFA Organization had to make a tough decision to remove a National FFA Officer for previous insensitive statements he made on social media.
This spring has looked a little different this year for teachers across the country. That hasn’t stopped them from doing their jobs and continuing to advocate for their students and the subjects they believe in. This summer, more than 50 agricultural education teachers are taking their passion for agriculture and sharing their story to local […]
FFA members have just witnessed an attack against something they hold so near and dear to their hearts — the FFA & 4-H programs themselves.
Bob Evans partnered with FFA to support Supervised Agricultural Experiences with grants that will give students the opportunity to explore careers in ag.
These students experienced what it was like to have a disability in agriculture, like low-vision or degraded eyesight and mobility limitations.
Visitors to the Goodyears Ahead website can select the nonprofit organization of their choice to receive a $5 donation from Titan/Goodyear Farm Tires.
The thought of my girls not having the opportunity to show their livestock animals and participate in the Green Lake County Fair makes my heart sad.
The National FFA Organization has developed a program — the FFA COVID-19 Chapter Assistance Program — to help chapters in these uncertain times.
FFA advisors from across the country have been reaching out to all their students, but especially wanting to show extra love and strength to their seniors.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, state FFA associations are adapting to the issue by moving convention sessions and activities online.
The National FFA Officers met Friday with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. The conversation focused on topics related to COVID-19 and its affect on American agriculture. The National FFA Officers were each able to ask Secretary Perdue a question that was relevant to their current situation. Officers were able to ask questions that were […]
FFA members have been dealing with a lot during this pandemic, but they have taken the negatives of this pandemic and spun them into positives.
The National FFA Organization announced their 2020 scholarship winners. FFA awarded more than $2 million in scholarships to 1,323 recipients.
A great way to get through these tough times is to focus on the good memories. It is fun to think back to the beginning and recall why you joined FFA.
FFA members across the country continue to do what they do best — serve and feed America while helping others in their communities.
Throughout this pandemic, and just like in Friends, this may not be your day, week, month or even your year, but FFA will always be there for you.
A year without fairs, shows, rodeos, community gatherings and conventions will not be without its challenges.
Even though the students may not be able to finish the semester as they expected, they haven’t given up on FFA and FFA hasn’t given up on them.
Unfortunately, many State FFA organizations have had to change plans for the safety of the students and community members due to COVID-19.
The Arkansas Virtual Academy FFA Chapter has been providing students the opportunity to be a part of the National FFA Organization since 2018.
Pivot Bio invited FFA students from across the country to a video challenge, sharing their continued ag education and projects from their homes and farms.
As I rewatched The Office for the eighth time, I wonder how the characters of the hit tv show could relate to FFA and its members.
National FFA and 4-H student members can register online to qualify for a set of Titan or Goodyear Farm Tire branded antique tractor tires.
Today, as a new reality sets in with COVID-19, FFA members are finding ways to encourage others online by sharing messages of positivity.
Culver’s is once again hosting an essay contest through their Thank You Farmers Project. The deserving chapters will receive a monetary prize.
For National Ag Day, students from across the country will come together online to learn best practices on sharing the importance of agriculture.
Have you ever wondered what others were asking about FFA? Check out the answers below to the most Googled questions about FFA.
Country and Christian musician Sam L. Smith has put out a new single, and anyone who’s ever been connected to FFA will love it. Called “Blue Jackets,” the record talks about what it means for someone to wear the famous blue corduroy jacket. Smith’s amazing voice lifts this song to new heights and makes it […]
Although Parks and Rec is a TV show, it is still relateable to our everyday life, including the National FFA Organization.
We decided to take the book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, and give it a spin — FFA style with If You Give a Student an FFA jacket.
Allison Burns was gifted her FFA jacket during National FFA Week, making it the 10,000th jacket presented through the Give the Gift of blue program.
While celebrating of National FFA Week, Tenille Townes released a new video celebrating women in FFA and agriculture. This video was in collaboration with Ram Trucks, the National FFA Organization, and FarmHer. Townes was even able to attend the National FFA Convention and Expo last year and met many of the FFA members who look up […]
This week, more than 700,000 FFA members across the country will share the story of agriculture as part of National FFA Week.
This is the fifth year of the pollinator garden, open to 4-H clubs, Ag in the Classroom groups, and FFA chapters in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and Wisconsin.
In honor of National FFA Week, Culver’s is hosting a Facebook poll to name a Custard Flavor of the Day, as part of Culver’s Thank You Farmers Project.
While some items in the pockets of an FFA jacket are normal, there are other items that just might need more of an explanation.
Tractor Supply Company continues its efforts to support youth across the country by kicking off the year with its annual Grants for Growing campaign.
The top 12 teams of the National FFA Poultry Evaluation CDE and the Food Science and Technology CDE were invited to the 2020 International Poultry Expo.
No matter what fundraising event your chapter decides to put on, be sure it is well organized and make sure it is a FUN-draiser.
FFA chapters can apply for Turn the Bag Blue program by visiting their website and submitting the online form by March 2, 2020.
In just three short weeks 8,612 FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands will participate in National FFA Week.
The field of agriculture is broad and diverse, and the National FFA Organization is working to provide the next generation of leaders.
The River Valley FFA Chapter in Ohio is devoted to creating tomorrow’s leaders.and contributing to their community through service.
For the 2020 International Leadership Seminar for State Officers, 75 FFA members visited Portugal and Spain for a 12-day educational experience.
Mowrystown is a small rural town in Southeast Ohio. While you may not be able to find it on most maps, it’s definitely a place of community and love.
The Living to Serve Chapter Challenge is a nationwide initiative to complete 930,000 community service hours before the 93rd National FFA Convention.
Many of us couldn’t be more excited about taking on another year of FFA speaking competitions. You have to take that step and put yourself out there.
The top 12 teams of the Food Science and Technology Career Development Events have been invited to attend the International Poultry Expo.
How do you describe your FFA family to strangers? The love, passion, and admiration you have for one chapter and one national organization is overwhelming.
The beginning of a new year is a great opportunity to set New Year’s resolutions reevaluate the goals you set at the beginning of the school.
What would an FFA reality TV show look like? Could this be an opportunity to bring FFA to more students? The possibilities are endless!
Syngenta is donating $16,400 to local FFA chapters of the National FFA Organization to support training and programming for future agricultural leaders.
The Battle of the Bales challenged FFA chapters to use their boundless creativity to build a unique display hay bales, their FFA chapter, and Krone.
This list of Christmas gifts for your FFA advisor will get your creative wheels spinning and allow you to give the perfect gift.
Meet Deborah Stevens, an agricultural education teacher and FFA advisor at Sugar River Valley Regional Technical Center in Newport, New Hampshire. Stevens thought she was going on the Strahan, Sara & Keke show to highlight the horticulture program. Little did she know she was going to be honored for all of her hard work and dedication to […]
Anyone who has ever walked through a show barn can attest to the strange, surreal atmosphere and energy that encapsulates the stock show world.
You can shop at smile.amazon.com on Cyber Monday, and throughout the year, to help the future of agriculture, just by shopping!
During Thanksgiving this week, we will reflect on the many things we are thankful for — family, friends, food, football, and FFA!
No matter how the term disability may apply to a student – whether a learning or a physical disability – there is room for everyone in the ag classroom
Ten cereals growers each directed a $5,000 donation to an organization of their choice as part of the Bayer Cereal Experts Grain for Good Sweepstakes.
The top achievement awards for Star Farmer, Star in Agribusiness, Star in Agricultural Placement, and Star in Agriscience have been announced.
Students from Montana, Virginia, Puerto Rico, New Mexico, Oregon and Ohio have been elected to serve on the 2019-20 National FFA Officer team.
This year at the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo, FFA members came from near and far to celebrate everything the organization had to offer. And boy did they deliver — two concerts, the Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo, the FFA Blue Room, celebrating 50 years of women in FFA, student workshops to help lead the […]
Check out some of our photos from the third day of the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expp and then upvote your favorite photo.
The National Chapter Award program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization.
All thanks to the FFA. I found my voice. I found how I was going to be successful. I found me. Where will the FFA take you?
During the national FFA convention, we asked college students to think back to their time in the blue corduroy jacket and tell us their favorite FFA memory.
Photos from the second day of the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo are in! Check them out and don’t forget to vote for your favorite photo!
There was just something about the prestige, professionalism, and pride of high school ag students in FFA that absolutely captivated me.
GROWMARK Foundation will be providing 100 FFA jackets to FFA members in Illinois. Twenty-five jackets will be provided each year over the next four years.
Cargill is investing $2.1 million over three years to help FFA develop future leaders who are prepared to continue advancing sustainable agriculture.
NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer, the National FFA Organization and DEKALB brand corn team up to help students cross their “finish line” with ag scholarship.
The Institute for Feed Education and Research and FFA established a partnership to cooperate on ag education programs in the area of animal food production.
FFA membership degrees are awarded based upon a student’s ability to follow a Supervised Agricultural Experience program, commonly known as SAE.
The National FFA Organization is celebrating 50 years of female students being allowed to participate in competitive events within FFA.
With these eight items on your list, you will be ready to travel to Indianapolis for the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo.
In a few weeks, the city of Indianapolis will transform into a sea of blue jackets when the National FFA Convention & Expo kicks off for the 92nd time.
As the largest FFA Chapter in South Carolina, the Belton-Honea Path FFA Chapter has so much to offer their members and their community.
Thirty-three FFA and Professional Agricultural Student members from 14 states traveled to Washington, D.C. to participated in the Raising Voices event.
The National FFA Organization was recognized for its outstanding accomplishments during the National Teach Ag Day live webcast.
Now more than ever, FFA is a more inclusive and diverse group of students. A great example of the inclusive nature of FFA is the Nation Ford FFA Chapter.
AGDAILY, a leader in farm and rural lifestyle coverage, has released a free and comprehensive guide to undergraduate agriculture education in the U.S.
Through hardwork and dedication, Storrs Regional FFA members are working towards a better future with their community members.
The theme for the 2020 GROWMARK Essay Contest is: “Describe the ‘Farmer of the Future.’ What tools or skills will he or she need to be successful?”
The National FFA Organization announced a record-high student membership of 700,170 with interest in FFA and agricultural education growing every year.
Year after year, FFA and 4-H kids at county fairs on small map dots make local and national headlines for all the right reasons.
Three Iowa FFA chapters were awarded bragging rights and cash prizes in the Pioneer brand A-Series Soybeans Big A Challenge.
Bayer announced a multi-year, multi-million-dollar commitment to 4-H and the National FFA Organization to develop future leaders in food and agriculture.
Tractor Supply customers can purchase limited edition FFA Convention themed long sleeve t-shirts to celebrate the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo.
The Goreville FFA chapter started a new mission to write down their local veterans’ story and compile them in a book, “Living to Serve”.
To honor the memory of an employee who passed away, the GROWMARK Foundation will be providing 100 FFA jackets to FFA members in Illinois.
Rev. Dr. Braasch knew how much FFA meant to her daughter, so she has announced the Washington Conference Endowment that will allow more students to attend.
Thirteen individuals and three sponsors will be honored in an onstage ceremony with a VIP Citation at this year’s National FFA Convention & Expo.
As FFA advisors and teachers finish hanging their last decorations, they are also getting ready to welcome students back to school.
Any student, parent, fellow teacher, or other supporters can nominate their favorite ag educator for a chance to be recognized as one of the best.
Baiey Roden from the Queen Creek FFA Chapter in Arizona is a National FFA candidate who embodies the FFA motto with her passion to help others.
The National FFA Organization selected 16 students from throughout the United States as star finalists for its 2019 top achievement awards.
Mulhall-Orlando FFA members have been living out the FFA motto this summer as spend time working hard to improve their skills with livestock evaluations.