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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 670,000 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 protected].
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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 […]
Unfortunately, many State FFA organizations have had to change plans for the safety of the students and community members due to COVID-19.
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.
There will be many exciting moments and emotions during National FFA Convention and Expo, make the most out of your time there!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
For the members who have never been to the National FFA Convention, there is a lot you may not be aware of!
With these eight items on your list, you will be ready to travel to Indianapolis for the 92nd 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.
How to handle a loss looks different to every child and every situation. Here are some pointers when it comes to losing — like a champ.
TABLE is a two-day experience for the Troy FFA Chapter to explore agricultural career opportunities before they go to college and declare a major.
Anyone who has been in FFA realizes the importance of their FFA advisors. For many students, their advisor is more than just a teacher. They are a resource of knowledge and wisdom, far beyond the books. They act as role models, counselors, life coach, and so much more! Baxter Black’s tribute to agricultural educators is […]
With the hard work and dedication of the Wall FFA Chapter and community businesses, the students get to look forward to locally raised beef for lunch.
This summer, 36 FFA members, who are committed to pursuing a career in ag, have been selected fort the 2019 New Century Farmer conference in Indianapolis.
During the Fourth of July celebrations, the Greenville FFA members can proudly say they helped build a home for someone who has fought for our freedom.
It doesn’t matter if you decide to do either 4-H, FFA, or both — if you put the time and effort into these organizations, the rewards can be endless.
Pioneer announced three FFA chapters have been chosen as finalists in the Pioneer brand A-Series Soybeans Big A Challenge.
Five FFA members were recently named U.S. Presidential Scholars for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education.
The students at Blue Springs South and Blue Springs High School have the unique opportunity to receive a behind the scenes look at the Kansas City Zoo.
For many FFA members, they have the opportunity attend a summer session of FFA camp and learn new skills that will help them throughout the year.
Howard Hill, an agriculture teacher from King William High School in Virginia, shows that the farming industry is about a whole lot more than just getting out in the fields and growing crops or raising livestock. Students in Hill’s classes learn about forestry, electrical systems, welding, and plant science, among a host of other things.
This summer FFA members will evaluate their personal skills develop leadership talent and create service plans during the Washington Leadership Conference.
With their food truck, catering business, and Gold Box, Vinita FFA members receive hands on experience of running a business and incorporate their SAE.
GreenStone Farm Credit supports FFA’s mission of instilling character in youth through ag education and providing members with leadership opportunities.
Through hard work and leadership, the Delta FFA Chapter was able to bring beauty, excitement, and purpose to the facility and their residents.
Tractor Supply stores raised a record $970,121 through customer donations to fund sustainable, youth-driven FFA ag projects made possible by the initiative.
Through hard work, community involvement, and chapter dedication the Kaycee FFA chapter received the 2019 Wyoming Chapter of the Year award this April.
Today is Culver’s Scoops of Thanks Day. Guest can donate $1 to ag education and receive a single scoop of Fresh Frozen Custard as a way of saying thanks.
Firestone and the National FFA Organization have established an art design contest for FFA members to commemorate a milestone anniversary.
Nutrien Ag has just announced an increase in their sponsorship with FFA. The company has worked with FFA to ensure the future of ag education.
The Casper FFA students put in a lot of hard work, which paid off when they were announced as the 2018 National Team Winner in Farm Business Management.
Although this can be a stressful time, it is important for FFA members to stay focused and remember to have fun during FFA competitions.
The Central Columbia FFA Chapter originated in 1942 and since then, only four teachers have taught the program — including the two active teachers.
Stacia Berry, Wyoming’s Deputy Director of the Wyoming Department of Agriculture, attributes her passion for agriculture to being raised on her family farm. However, when she was in high school, she didn’t think she was meant to follow her roots. Through her school’s Career and Technical Education classes and mentorship, she was able to follow […]
The Shoshoni FFA Chapter is a great example of a Chapter of the Year Finalist. The love and community they built in their own chapter says it all.
Cheryle Franceschi has created a Green STEM documentary titled “Conservation Kids” — an effort to teach young people that STEM education is right outside their doors and in their farmland, not just in a classroom. The film debuted in Maryland last month, but one segment, which you can see in this video, focuses on FFA’s […]
A new House bill would give an economic boost to young people in agriculture by allowing 4-H and FFA students to keep more of the modest income they earn.
The Frontier FFA Chapter is setting the bar high for their students. The swine breeding project has taught the students with hands on experience.
Fifty FFA chapters have received Microsoft FarmBeats Student Kits as part of a collaboration between the National FFA Organization and Microsoft Corp.
The St. Francis FFA Chapter prides themselves on is their dedication to their members and their community by cultivating the next generations of leaders.
Through their Thank You Farmers Project, Culver’s essay contest will reward three FFA chapters to use toward agricultural education initiatives.
For the third year in a row, Farmland is providing grants to FFA high school student chapters working on animal care and agriculture projects worth $14,000.
With Firestone Ag’s Rooted in Farming contest, Firestone will contribute $75 to the National FFA Foundation for every essay submission.
With the Living to Serve Grant, the Oran FFA Chapter has helped their community while also getting hands on experience that will last them a lifetime.
An accident left a young man paralyzed and the Caney FFA Chapter stepped up to help. The chapter raised money to help get the house wheel chair accessible.
As of yesterday, a bill modernizing the National FFA Federal Charter became law Thursday with the signature of the president.
This year, more than just high school students drove their tractor to school. Missouri’s Governor, Mike Parson, drove his tractor to work this week.
“I Still Think My Jacket’s Sexy” could quite possible be the best video during the 2019 FFA Week that we have seen thus far. Reminiscing a few decades back, three FFA alumni celebrate FFA Week by trying to get back in their original FFA jackets. All they needed was a little WD-40. The Ohio’s Country […]
The Culver’s FFA essay contest is an opportunity for students to show their knowledge of—and passion for—the agricultural industry.
As our news feed is flooded with FFA Week updates, we want take time to reflect on this moment, realizing it is more than just a social media movement.
EPA signed a first-time MOU with the National FFA Org. to advance educational outreach for EPA’s ongoing environmental education and health initiatives.
Tractor Supply Company stores across the country will begin to collect donations to support grants for FFA projects and chapters in their community.
Young innovators are invited to submit their ideas for a chance to win $50,000 to further their program, to fight hunger, and reduce waste.
The Roosevelt FFA Chapter is taking the future into their own hands by protecting the environment and being the first FFA chapter to recycle twine.
Crystal Carson of Kansas reached out to tell us about her experience as chaperone of two FFA members and a 4-Her (as well as 85-year-old Nana) to Lubbock, Texas, for the National American Agriculture Movement Convention. It was rural kids getting to spend time in a big city at an exciting, diverse convention where they took […]
With a FFA chapter that includes 73 members, and growing, the Elton FFA Chapter does all they can to help out their rural community.
The Oak Ridge FFA Chapter in Missouri hopes to create a lasting legacy as they start this new chapter in their school’s ag program.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to modernize National FFA charter and bring it into the 21st century.
Every FFA chapter has its own unique culture, but there are a few generalized groups that always seem to consistently come up.
The students realized one of the most important aspects of their chapter’s success stems back to the support of their community.
State FFA Officers from around the country traveled to South Africa this month to develop a global perspective of agriculture, people, and culture.
State FFA Chapters in Iowa, Nebraska, and Georgia are reaping the benefits from the 2018 tire auctions — to the tune of $91,481.
Culver’s will cover registration fees for the first 250 FFA members and advisors who register to attend the NCBA trade show using the promotion code.
Each state’s contest winner receives a $500 award from GROWMARK at their state FFA convention and the FFA chapter also receives a $300 award.
Grants for Growing is a competitive grant program that provides funding to FFA Chapters to support the development ag projects to enhance the classroom.
The Royal Valley FFA Chapter in Kansas is unique in many ways and can’t wait to see what the future holds for their chapter.
Texas FFA asks: “What will they say?” Demonstrating their leadership qualities, Texas FFA ask what will you make of your time. Not only your time in high school, but also your time beyond school. FFA sets you up for leadership opportunities for life. Take them. “When it was time to get your hands dirty, did […]
Virginia offers more than 250 unique plates, and soon, the hope is that the state will have a Virginia FFA license plate, too.
Fifteen Iowa and Illinois FFA chapters will showcase their creativity in the Pioneer brand A-Series soybeans Big A Challenge.
FFA members are known to go above and beyond, not only in their community, at school, or on the farm, but they are also known for creating a lifestyle.
It takes a recognized void, motivation, and drive to start up a new chapter. One FFA Chapter in Kansas is opening up new doors in the private school system.
Digital agency, Osborn Barr | Paramore, honors leaders in the agriculture and rural industry with a first-of-its kind, Rural Spirit Awards program.
When a handful of FFA members gather on a farm near Bedford, Virginia, for the holidays, they celebrate the farming community through song. Hark! The Herald Farmers Sing is a twist on an old classic, and we love the efforts of these Liberty FFA Chapter members to bring this tune to life.
As part of a season-long campaign at its Grow More Experience and Agronomy in Action sites, Syngenta will donate $13,950 to local chapters of the FFA.
We love seeing FFA Chapters volunteering and being a leader in their community. With hearts like these, we believe the future is looking merry and bright.
The National FFA Organization announced today that its National FFA Convention & Expo will be staying in Indianapolis through 2031.
Mr. and Mrs. Dyess are filled with love and passion for their chapter. The advisors have been teaching together for six years at Enterprise High School.
Culver’s wants to ensure younger generations have access to agricultural education, so they’re able to maintain our country’s future food supply.
With the end of semester right around the corner, we reached out to ag teachers to see what advice they had for new ag education teachers.
The“Follow Us to the Fair” Tour celebrated local 4-H and FFA youth through Tractor Supply’s second annual “Great Neighbor” Essay Contest.
For 28 years until his death, Kevin Koelewyn connected with every FFA Chapter and ag class he led and he left behind a big legacy.
According to their website, in 2018 the organization awarded $2.5 million in scholarships to 1,842 members from 44 states! 2019 applications are now open.
The North Scott FFA Chapter has increased student involvement, community outreach, and alumni relations, find out their key to success.
The belief that you need to go to college in order to get a good job and make enough money to have a good life is completely false.
Toward the end of this year’s National FFA Convention, Ram Trucks celebrated “The Farmer in All of Us” with the release of a video by Easton Corbin. It was poignant and powerful, and like the reading of “So God Made a Farmer” in Ram’s commercial from five years ago, Corbin and Ram helped bring much […]
Toward the end of this year’s National FFA Convention, Ram Trucks celebrated “The Farmer in All of Us” with the release of a video by Easton Corbin. It was poignant and powerful, and like the reading of “So God Made a Farmer” in Ram’s commercial from five years ago, Corbin and Ram helped bring much […]
As many of us are getting ready for Thanksgiving by preparing the meal, many FFA chapters take this time to give back to their community.
They might have technically been putting the pedal to the metal, but Logan Wehrum and Jaden Shifflet of the Felicity-Franklin FFA Chapter in Ohio were certainly having a lot of fun! At the 2018 National FFA Convention & Expo, they participated in the Tarter Extreme Challenge for a chance to win $10,000 worth of Tarter Farm and Ranch […]
FFA members and guests from across the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands set an attendance record of 69,944 for the 2018 event.
Being involved as an alum will not only bring back memories for you, but also help create new and lasting memories for current members.
The FFA Model of Excellence chapter exhibits exemplary qualities in all categories of growing leaders, building communities, and strengthening agriculture.
This support program helps with funds many chapters needs, building new animal agriculture facilities, purchasing blue jackets, and leadership classes.
The annual award honors organizations, agencies, businesses, or other groups who have made outstanding contributions to FFA and agricultural education.
Every year at the National FFA Convention and Expo, students are encouraged to show off their talents and compete in the national talent show. This year’s winner, Emma Long, from Pickens County, Georgia stole the show. Long chose Journey’s iconic “Don’t Stop Believin,’” which was the perfect selection for the National FFA Convention. Long not […]
If you were watching the Super Bowl five years ago, you remember watching Ram’s “Farmer” commercial. As Paul Harvey read “So God Made a Farmer,” chills went up our spine and down our arms. Finally, someone put into words the hard work and restless nights we have experienced, but also the joy it brings to […]
The National FFA Organization announced in June the partnership with Microsoft to bring cutting edge technology to the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo. The first time to ever appear at the convention, the Blue Room was a new way for students to focus on the critical challenges facing the agricultural industry. According to FFA […]
The new 2018 – 2019 National FFA Officer Team was announced during the Ninth General Session at the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo.
The National Chapter Award program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization.
With four categories, star in agriscience, agricultural placement, agribussines, and farmer, students are able to let their unique skills and talents shine.
We talked with 12 colleges who have booths at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo about their advice for young people.
We were able to catch up with some first-time attendees to figure out how their first few days of National FFA Convention has been going.
The second day was at least as exciting as the first at the 2018 National FFA Convention & Expo, where roughly 65,000 FFA students and special guests have landed. Thursday saw more workshops, lots of shopping, and a busy day in the expo rooms of the Indiana Convention Center. Check out many of the happenings […]
The sea of blue has rolled in to Indianapolis and students are taking every advantage they can to get the most out of their experience.
To celebrate 75 years of partnership with the National FFA Organization, John Deere is providing a $75,000 contribution to the FFA Living to Serve Platform.
If the FFA wasn’t a part of my life, you would not have been here, reading this confession.
Roughly 65,000 FFA students and special guests have descended on the Indiana Convention Center for the 2018 National FFA Convention & Expo.
While every chapter has their own unique phrases, there are some terms that are more universal. Here are some FFA terms every member would know.
The National FFA Organization gives back with their Give Blue program by gifting students their own blue jacket who could not otherwise afford it.
More than 65,000 FFA members and guests from across the U.S. are expected to attend the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo.
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 […]
With over 65,000 students registered for National FFA Convention, state officers are working hard to prepare a successful convention.
Thanks to FFA, one Indiana student is using the voice she never knew she had to continue to share her story.
Top technology and agriculture companies have announced a partnership with FFA to educate and empower nearly 670,000 FFA students of rising ag challenges.
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.
The Pulaski County chapter of the Virginia FFA recently unveiled its newest project, a student-run store called Pat’s Patch.
Indiana FFA members bring agricultural education to the public at the state fair each year.
The FFA, Tractor Supply Company, and Discovery Education are teaming up to host a new virtual field trip entitled Beyond the Sale: Careers That Deliver.
Jeremy Knox, an ag teacher and FFA advisor in Conecuh County, Alabama, is working diligently every day to create a positive experiences.
The hard work and dedication by these 4-H and National FFA Organization students was on full display at the Magic Valley Dairy Heifer Program at the Twin Falls County Fair. #UndeniablyDairy #FH #FFA #DairyWest
Whether you’re studying for a book report, presentation, or class midterm, your ag test study technique will determine your success.
Originally created by the West Virginia FFA Association, the Ham Stand has been fully managed operated by Greenbrier East FFA.
This year’s crop of students participating in the FFA Talent program at the 2018 National FFA Convention come from around the nation.
The FFA creed, written by E.M. Tiffany, was created it for the Wisconsin FFA during the third National FFA Convention.
After four years showing pigs through 4-H, Kinley Schleicher knew she wanted to expand her show ring circuit and FFA was the next best way to do it. The Caldwell, Idaho teen was even prepared to bus to the next school over to take an ag class and become a member of their FFA program. […]
The official 2018 National FFA Convention & Expo T-shirts are here, courtesy of Tractor Supply Company. The largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States is funding grants with the National FFA Foundation by selling shirts celebrating the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo. Beginning Monday, Aug. 27, customers can purchase a limited edition FFA […]
A leading brand of bacon, sausage, and ham, is proud to partner with the National FFA to support the future of agriculture. With every Farmland item purchased now through September 30, Farmland will donate $0.10 to FFA, up to $75,000. “Since 1959, Farmland has been partnering with local American farmers to provide our loyal consumers […]
A former Colorado FFA President and National FFA Vice President has launched a campaign to honor a fellow officer who died at the hands of a drunken driver. Rachel Bina is hoping to get $5,000 in funding to install the state officer jacket of Kasey Jo (Walker) Warner to the Colorado FFA Foundation Blue Jacket […]
Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, Plated … there are so many choices today when it comes to meal kit delivery services. For one Oklahoma community finding a farm to fork meal kit has become much easier thanks to Vinita FFA’s Gold Table Meals. “The idea came up from brainstorming on how to be cutting-edge, incorporate technology, […]
A California Assemblyman’s sons want to replace any FFA jackets fellow members have lost due to the recent California wildfires. Brian Dahle’s sons Chase and Reagan took to Facebook recently with this video asking any members in need to please reach out to them. Brian has represented California’s First Assembly District since 2012. During his […]
To help shed light on the importance of agricultural education and the tremendous contributions of teachers, Nationwide, the number one farm insurer in the United States, has established the Golden Owl Award, honoring the agriculture educator of the year. During the inaugural year, Nationwide partnered with the Iowa FFA, Ohio FFA, and Ohio Farm Bureau […]
Culver’s and DFA are among the sponsors to be honored with the Distinguished Service Citation this year at the National FFA Convention & Expo, held in Indianapolis Oct. 24-27. Culver Franchising System of Prairie Du Sac, Wisconsin; DFA – Dairy Farmers of America of Kansas City, Missouri.; and Lincoln Electric/The James F. Lincoln Arc Welding […]
The National FFA is giving a shout out to 19 individuals who have made significant contributions to FFA and agricultural education. The recipients of the VIP Citation will be recognized at this year’s National FFA Convention & Expo, held in Indianapolis Oct. 24-27. Those individuals receiving this distinction include Jim Aschwanden of Galt, Calif.; Greg Beard […]
It could be the enthusiastic teachers, the strong state officer team, the dynamic curriculum, or all the above that has contributed to the success of the West Virginia FFA program, but there’s no doubt the Mountain State has reached a milestone. At this year’s 90th annual West Virginia FFA State Convention in July, the chapter […]
Dairy Farmers of Washington has chosen Samuel Azevedo and Bailie Shultz as the recipients of Dairy Community Scholarships, showing their love of dairy and their experience in FFA and 4-H. This scholarship program began in 2017 with a goal to recognize graduating seniors who exhibit excellence in academics, leadership, passion for the dairy community, and […]
A Missouri FFA chapter is seeking the public’s help in locating a student-built trailer that was stolen from the FFA exhibit at the Ozark Empire Fair Grounds in Springfield last week. According to Sarcoxie FFA advisor Jeffrey Rush, the theft happened sometime between Monday afternoon July 24 and Wednesday morning July 25. The trailer was […]
The Delano, California FFA chapter is asking for the public’s support after a dog killed three of their lambs and injured five more earlier this month. According to the Delano FFA Lamb Relief GoFundMe, the incident happened early morning on July 19 at the Delano High School Farm when a dog got onto the property […]
When your school hasn’t had FFA for over 50 years, you make up for lost time. At least that’s what one Wisconsin FFA chapter has been doing this past year and the amount of hard work they have put in their first year — with only 10 members — may make some chapters feel lazy. […]
The National FFA Organization and Microsoft Corp. are collaborating to bring innovative technology, science, research, and entrepreneurship to the classrooms of the more than 650,000 FFA student members nationwide through an initiative known as Blue 365. FFA members are the future of the food industry, which is relying on this generation to meet unparalleled challenges […]
When the Paris FFA officer team learned that elementary students in their small Missouri town were scoring low in reading, they knew they had to help. “Our chapter saw a need in our community and a need in the elementary school and we wanted to make an impact on the kids,” said Aly Francis, Paris […]
From now until July 18, Walmart stores in Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska are showcasing Farming for the Future, a partnership to prepare teachers and students in the best agriculture practices to protect air and water quality and improve soil health. The partnership is a collaboration between companies and conservation groups that are members of the […]
Over the July 4th holiday, a California FFA chapter learned some sad news about their Vice President. After competing in the market show with his prized steer and taking 2nd in his class, Enrique Estrella felt ill. The following morning he went to the doctor where he was diagnosed with Leukemia. Since the news, the […]
Leading provider of agricultural inputs, Nutrien Ag Solutions, has announced recipients of its Radiate: Give Back to Your Roots grant partnership with the National FFA Organization. In launching its Give Back to Your Roots program, Nutrien has provided FFA with a monetary gift of $100,000. By using Radiate in their crops this season, growers will […]
Not every student who joins FFA wants to be front and center in the spotlight, some just want to roll up their sleeves and get the job done behind the scenes. That’s why a Missouri FFA chapter last year decided to focus their attention on careers in welding. “These kids aren’t usually your creed speakers, […]
Whether written or spoken, words have so much power. And over the years, we have heard some powerful messages from the young men and women that have donned the blue corduroy jacket. With so many great inspirational FFA quotes out there, you made our job hard in narrowing it down to just 10. Here’s our […]
FFA members attending the 2018 National FFA Convention & Expo will have the opportunity to get a sneak peak at the Blue 365 initiative when they take a walk through the Blue Room. Through the vision and commitment of AgriNovus Indiana, the National FFA is unveiling the Blue Room experience at the national convention and […]
Thanks to the Illinois FFA’s efforts, the Crayon Initiative will be able to bring 66,935 more packs to young patients across the U.S.
The American Egg Board has named the Milan FFA Chapter in Michigan the grand-prize winner of its second annual Incredible! FFA Chapter Contest. The contest, a search for incredible FFA chapters, supports developing future leaders in the agriculture industry by encouraging FFA members to nominate local chapters for a chance to win one of four […]
Titan is gearing up for another busy farm show season with its highly successful tire auctions for FFA and Ride ‘N’ Drive field demos. For more than 20 years, Titan’s annual tire auctions have benefited thousands of FFA students across the U.S. The auctions allow show attendees to purchase Titan and Goodyear Farm Tires at […]
When you look down at that iconic FFA Emblem on your blue corduroy jacket, there’s a lot to take in. But do you know what it all means? The National FFA Emblem dates back to 1926 when Henry Groseclose was working on developing the Future Farmers of Virginia constitution and bylaws. Digging through some ag […]
It’s an opportunity of a lifetime for the 12 to 15 Navajo FFA members chosen to make the journey from Oklahoma to the National FFA Convention each year. Last year one of their own even brought home a National FFA Award. Luke Mueller was only one of two Oklahomans and one of 42 nationally to […]
The opportunity for kids to get started in the cattle industry is knocking, and loudly. Applications for the NILE Merit Heifer program are now available for the 2018-2019 year. The NILE Merit Heifer program is a live animal scholarship, meaning the recipients are given a young, live, female cow. The objective is to to help […]
The FFA Essay Contest winners’ chapters received a total of $15,000 from Culver’s to help fund educational experiences.
After much discussion and getting a FFA Living to Serve grant, New Lothrop FFA had their project – they were going to raise 500 broilers.
It’s down to the final 14 candidates in the race for the Florida FFA Association’s 2018-2019 State Officer Team.
Tractor Supply released its 2017 Stewardship Report, highlighting their commitment to become a more environmentally sustainable company.
Erica Baier didn’t know that much about FFA before she decided to join the organization her freshman year.
The U.S. Presidential Scholars has announced their 2018 list and eight outstanding FFA members have been named.
Domino’s knows one thing — there’s no pizza without farmers. The largest global pizza company is celebrating farmers in a week long special.
During the State of Texas High School Barbecue Cook Off, students across the state showcase their welding, culinary arts skills, and more
To prevent others from making the mistake of picking the wrong path, here 5 tips to simplify the decisions coming your way as ag students.
When the Lone Star FFA advisor saw food overflowing from a grocery dumpster over Christmas, she knew her chapter needed to do something.
Sixty-seven FFA members nationwide are the recipients of the 2018 National FFA Collegiate Scholarship Program, courtesy of AGCO Corporation. This year AGCO provided more than $100,000 in support of local FFA chapters. “It is always a great source of pride to AGCO, AGCO employees, and our dealers to contribute to such a worthwhile program,” said […]
Guests showed their support by stopping at Culver’s 650+ restaurants and donating $1 in exchange for a single scoop of Fresh Frozen Custard.
Texas personality and philanthropist Richard Wallrath has put his beloved and legendary Champion Ranch of Centerville, Texas on the market.
An alumni member from a Nebraska FFA chapter, Leland had put off restoring his beloved tractor once his cancer treatments started.
The Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation will work with FFA and 4-H to begin distributing wildfire relief donations.
A Wisconsin FFA alumni chapter ended up $30,000 short after the treasurer allegedly embezzled the money. Elizabeth Pahlow, 32, of Clintonville, is now facing a felony theft charge in the case. According to WSAU, there were more than 20 transactions from the account from February 2017 to February 2018 for cash withdrawls for Pahlow’s personal […]
It’s all thanks to Miami East FFA members who brought the Little Free Library program to the small Ohio community.
This week all eyes will be watching to see what NFL team snags the #2 quarterback draft pick Josh Allen. While the 6 foot 5 Wyoming quarterback is known for his cannon of an arm, many might not realize Allen has strong farming roots in California. Raised on a cotton, wheat, and cantaloupe farm 15 […]
The words steer and St. Jude are probably not used in the same sentence often, but for one California FFA member, it only made sense.
Get out and enjoy a scoop of Culver’s Frozen Custard on Thursday, May 3 and you will be supporting FFA members nationwide.
The California FFA is asking for help after a thief stole their trailer full of awards, registration materials, and 8K Disney tickets.
What will a group of FFA members discover in 2093 when they open a time capsule John Deere and the National FFA will bury later this year?
Tractor Supply and the National FFA are supporting the next generation of agricultural leaders through the third annual Grants for Growing program. This year, Tractor Supply stores nationwide raised a record $830,000 through customer donations to fund sustainable, youth-driven agriculture projects made possible by the initiative. Tractor Supply awarded 271 grants impacting more than 30,000 […]
A senior, Stephen is following in his older brother’s footsteps once more as he prepares to perform in the California State FFA Band.
It’s been 24 years since students at Beaman-Conrad-Liscomb-Union-Whitten High School in Iowa had an FFA chapter.
FFA jackets have been making quite a buzz this week on social media because so many non-FFA members must want to join the club.
Now Furnish is helping lead the nation’s most prestigious agricultural education organization — the National FFA.
The Tractor Supply Company Mobile Fair Tour is on the search for 4-H and FFA members who know what it means to be a great neighbor. Originating last year, the “Great Neighbor” Essay Contest is an experiential component of the retailer’s Mobile Fair Tour—a 24-stop journey across the United States that will begin its route […]
Her Colorado FFA plaque in horse judging still hangs in Berthoud High’s classroom — a small memorial for a larger-than-life young agvocate.
Anderson has started an online course for the high school level that is focused on taking a broad dive into current ag hot topic issues.
Thanks to some recent donations, students at a Sioux County, Iowa high school now have the opportunity to learn how to use feedlot management tools. The Rock Valley High School agricultural education program recently partnered with the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation, the Sioux County Cattlemen, the Iowa State Beef Checkoff, and Turnkey Computer Systems to supply […]
For one Missouri FFA chapter, those words were put into action recently when they constructed a community house for the homeless.
Titan is now taking applications for its annual antique tractor restoration program. Students who are members of 4-H or the National FFA Organization can register to qualify for a set of Titan or Goodyear Farm Tire branded antique tractor tires. Since 1996, Titan has awarded thousands of free tires to student-led tractor restorations projects. “Restoration […]
With more than four months under his belt, Bennett is finding he has a lot in common with FFA members nationwide– they’re just as ambitious!
When Farmer was tasked with starting an ag education program in urban Wichita last year, the teacher found she need to keep an open mind.
A Florida FFA middle schooler recently received a surprise in the show ring when her prize pig went for $31,000 at auction. The Highland County community members came together to support Hana Piety after finding out she had recently lost both her parents. Her 248-pound pig Khloe brought in $126 a pound, raising more than […]
Case IH and New Holland Agriculture employees can get back into FFA thanks to a new CNH Industrial FFA Alumni Chapter.
A trio of senators has introduced legislation in the hopes of bringing FFA education into the 21st century.
Water is an issue that isn’t limited to southwest Kansas, it is an issue that affects all 105 counties in the state of Kansas.
Culver’s is hosting the essay contest to award three FFA chapters with funds to use toward agricultural education initiatives.
A middle school Florida FFA chapter has proven if you give a kid a cow, you give them the keys to so much more.
The National FFA Board of Directors voted this week to realign the National FFA Alumni Association. As part of a strategic initiative, the board passed recommendations to realign the association and rename it National FFA Alumni and Supporters. “In order to be more inclusive of our volunteers, while still maintaining the recognition that our former […]
If you’re shopping at Tractor Supply Company in the next week, you can show your love for FFA. Tractor Supply stores across the country will collect donations during National FFA Week to support grants for FFA chapters in their community. Coinciding with National FFA Week (February 17–24), Tractor Supply customers can donate $1 or more […]
Agriculture is part of our daily lives—from the food we eat to the clothes we wear. Next week, more than 653,000 FFA members will celebrate the role agriculture plays in our lives while sharing the message of agricultural education as part of National FFA Week. National FFA Week is a time for FFA members to […]
One might say applying for a grant is like applying for a job. For one New York FFA student, that statement couldn’t have been more true.
Some might say the Pittsville FFA has perfected the old game of show and tell with their Splash of Red Cranberry Tour.
If it wasn’t for her best friend’s concussion Zaren Kerper wouldn’t have even attended the National FFA Convention last October.
Many people don’t realize how much Culver’s truly does to help the current and future generation of agriculture.
Since his eighth-grade year at Silex School, Nicholas Kientzy was obsessed with starting a real FFA Drive Your Tractor to School Day.
Seventy-four lucky FFA members just returned after a two-week adventure in South Africa. The past and present state FFA officers, representing 24 states, participated in the 2018 International Leadership Seminar for State Officers (ILSSO) as an annual, international opportunity through the National FFA Organization. The officers surveyed the agricultural landscape; met with government and U.S. […]
Today could be a day of reckoning for DACA. It’s a scary day for Kelseyville FFA Chapter President and Dreamer, Ariana Montero Pille.
Merritt grew up in the suburbs of Tulsa with very little connection to ag. Now she fills a coveted spot on the National FFA Officer Team.
From a young age Nick Nelson was always around FFA and agricultural teachers. It helped his father taught ag at Sutherlin High, but the Oregon native said his real attraction to the ag education profession came from the bond he witnessed among ag teachers. “The ag teachers in the Umpqua District were a very tight […]
Local FFA chapters in search of funding for their next animal science lab, community garden, or other noteworthy ag project, take note.
Our youth are our future. That’s why Culver’s Thank You Farmers Project was created to make sure we have enough wholesome food to serve our growing population by supporting agricultural education programs that encourage smart farming. In 2017, the nearly 650 Culver’s restaurants in 24 states and the chain’s support center donated over $400,000 to […]
From a live-birth webcam to farm-to-school pork, an Indiana school is in love with pig farming thanks to their FFA chapter’s ingenuity.
Culver’s is celebrating agricultural education is by sponsoring FFA Day at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show in Phoenix, Arizona. The first 250 FFA members and advisors who register to attend the trade show on Friday, February 2, will receive free registration by using the promo code FFACULVERS. FFA members are encouraged to […]
Four FFA members have answered GROWMARK’s essay “How can cooperatives demonstrate their value to the next generation of agriculturists?”
FFA chapters and advisors, make sure you are depositing those fundraising checks and keeping accurate records. The Iowa State Auditor has launched an investigation after a school district reported more than $20,000 not deposited from FFA fruit sales over the past six years. The special investigation was requested by Maquoketa Community School District officials after concerns […]
A Florida FFA student is trying to rebuild her goat herd after a pack of dogs killed five of her goats and injured a sixth last week. Lauren Munson, a sophomore at Newsome High School, was hit with a tragic blow last week when she found all of her and her friend’s goats had been […]
The first Iowan in 19 years to win the prestigious award, Einck worked at a small car garage as a general mechanic and service technician.
When Austin Nordyke’s parents told him he either needed to get involved with school and sports or have a job in eighth grade, the young lad chose the latter and hit the ground running … or should we say hit the grass mowing. The young entrepreneur soon went from mowing a few yards around the […]
In a city where 80 percent of the ground is covered by asphalt, it’s easy to ask whether agricultural programs like FFA or 4-H have a place.
For one 17-year-old from Idaho, talking about it wasn’t enough. She taking the issue straight to the state legislature.
Many students might not realize agriculture majors offer a wealth of job opportunities in a wide array of areas, and the pace of job growth is expected to sustain momentum. To help develop tomorrow’s leaders, the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will partner with farmers to award more than […]
Looking for a new FFA fundraising event? Try Donkey Basketball — one Kentucky FFA chapter has been hosting the game for the past 52 years.
We love these random acts of kindness stories, especially when they happen to one of our own in the ag community. This Indiana FFA chapter is looking to say “thanks” to the man who picked up their nearly $100 bill for dinner last week. The Breman Middle School FFA was eating dinner at the Steak […]
Our hearts go out to this Georgia FFA chapter, who lost more than 50 show pigs after a barn fire early Saturday morning. The barn belonged to the Houston County Board of Education and was a total loss after the fire. After news of the fire hit social media, Perry High held a meeting for […]
Chrysta Beck didn’t grow up on a farm, but it was through 4-H, the American Star in Agriscience winner first developed a passion for poultry.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Noah Davis, a freshman at Arkansas Tech University, recently took home the 2017 National FFA talent top prize and it wasn’t his first attempt. Performing “Stay” by Rihanna helped Davis earn a trip to the national convention two years ago. This year Davis rocked it and […]
You can now check your scent off the list with official licensed FFA fragrances thanks to members of the Ord FFA chapter out of Nebraska.
Bryan FFA has been so popular, that a year and a half ago, the Buffett Foundation gave another $1.5M to expand the program.
The best advice Zeigler’s father gave when it came to driving a tractor was “don’t become complacent because the equipment will hurt you.”
Breanna Holbert is an agricultural education major and will be the first female African American to serve as FFA President.
FFA pays long-term dividends, churning out the next generation of leaders who can best resolve the issues that confront us all
An agricultural education major at California State University, Chico has been elected to serve as the 2017-18 National FFA President.
In case you haven’t seen this little nugget being shared on Facebook over the weekend, these Eureka, Kansas FFA members’ act of kindness during the National FFA Convention is going viral. After keeping up a local Indianapolis family that was staying in the same hotel due to their house being flooded, the FFA members reached […]
Iowa FFA is on the up and up … literally. Their 2016-2017 membership is the highest membership the Hawkeye state has ever seen.
As the National FFA convention starts to wind down, we reached out to several FFA members to see what their favorite part was this week.
The FFA is celebrating 90 years, and its importance is all too relevant in preparing and shaping the future leaders of agriculture.
While there was a clear theme of encouraging openness and involvement from those interested in ag, their answers did vary.
Mycogen Seeds is partnering with the National FFA Organization to promote a 60th anniversary edition, blue-and-gold Mycogen Seeds bag.
We had the pleasure to sit in on the Prepared Public Speaking finals during the National FFA Convention and the speeches were phenomenal.
Laila Ali honestly didn’t know a whole lot about FFA before being asked to speak at the 90th Annual National FFA Convention.
There’s a first time for everything and we were pleased Sec.Perdue chose the 90th #ICanWeWillFFA for his first ever National FFA Convention
When it comes to bringing together 65,000 of America’s brightest and most enthusiastic young people in agriculture, they could — so they did. The Indiana Convention Center has been transformed this week into a bumper crop of blue corduroy and sprawling exhibit booths. Happy laughter was common during the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo. […]
“We’re in an era of American agriculture where you can’t just sit back. You have to agvocate.” U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue spoke those works poignantly — and almost pleadingly — to a room full of FFA students Wednesday at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. Perdue was moderating a session of the #SpeakAg […]
The 2017-18 National FFA Officer candidate selection is down to 24. The candidates were narrowed down from a pool of 41 candidates.
As I’ve gotten older I sometimes wonder how life would be different if I would’ve been actively involved in FFA.
His reign as the 2016-2017 National FFA President is coming to an end, but it’s a year David Townsend will never forget.
A suburban child’s first experience with agriculture typically happens during fair time. While many populate the fairgrounds for the rides and food, the livestock barn is also a huge attraction, as well as a first glimpse into the world of agriculture for some children with no rural background. As members of FFA, you are not […]
Much has changed and evolved since the FFA (then the Future Farmers of America) launched its first convention in 1928.
As we gear up for the 2017 National FFA Convention next week, let’s take a look at the top five most-read FFA features on AGDAILY.
There may be only one stop left in the Tractor Supply Company’s Mobile Fair Tour, but the road trip has left a big impact.
If you’ve attended a farm show recently and walked by the Titan booth, you’ve no doubt heard bid calling and seen a large crowd gathering … and it’s all in the name of FFA. “Our pool of candidates that want to stay in ag or be in ag gets smaller every year and it’s a […]
The first time Valerie Earley attended the National FFA Convention, she was in ninth grade and competing in Creed Speaking.
What does Muhammad Ali’s daughter, the founder of Not Impossible Labs, and Rascal Flatts have in common … the 2017 National FFA Convention.
Pink pumpkins on your porch show you stand with Blue Valley FFA and many others in the fight against breast cancer.
A key National FFA supporter for more than 40 years, the CHS Foundation has pledged a $3.8 million commitment to the organization, growing its support to a platinum sponsorship level. This investment helps ensure that the National FFA Organization continues to support members as they strive to become a workforce that understands the food and […]
Nearly three dozen candidates vying for one of six places on the National FFA Organization’s officer team have descended upon Tarleton State University campus to take part of an intensive, three-day workshop aimed at preparing them for the rigors of the national officer selection process. Now in its fifth year, the National FFA Officer Preparatory […]
The theme for the 2018 GROWMARK Essay Contest is: “How can cooperatives demonstrate their value to the next generation of agriculturists?”
When Greg Breene arrived at Narragansett High School 31 years ago, ag education was a small program included in the science department. There was no FFA.
That vision came true when the Danville School District served burgers from their own FFA-raised beef as part of the Arkansas Farm to School program.
Looking for some new FFA threads? Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, will be selling the 2017 National FFA Convention-themed shirts in stores across the country this fall. This year, the annual fundraiser features the 2017 convention theme “I Can. We Will.” in support of the advancement of agriculture […]
AgGrad was founded in 2015 by Tim Hammerich and Jeremy Turner. Since then, they have been striving to provide a community for young professionals in ag.
When New England’s oldest agricultural family fair opens the gates Sept. 28 in Deerfield, New Hampshire, it only makes sense the Granite State’s FFA students will be out in full force. “It is a long-standing tradition that helps introduce new ag students to the FFA program and gets them excited about membership and all that […]
Our thoughts are with the Westcliffe, Colorado community as they mourn the loss of two brothers who tragically drowned earlier this week on their family ranch. According to KOAA News 5, Weldon Rusher, 20, disappeared after going for a swim at Music Meadows Ranch Sunday evening. His brother, Ben, 28, entered the pond in an […]
Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas as a Category 4 storm, causing unprecedented flooding in Texas.
Hannah Persell shoots like a girl. And that’s just fine. The Missouri senior is a four-time place holder in the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships.
One might say the California FFA program has had a rollercoaster of a year so far, but the second largest FFA association in the nation has remain anchored.
For National FFA 2017 New Century Farmer Cheyenne Sieberns of Corydon, Indiana, farming has been part of her life ever since she could walk.
Arizona has been facing a shortage for several years of agriculture teachers that has officials concerned about its lingering impact on the industry that helps feed the nation.
“If you build it, they will come” … but will they? That’s a question an Idaho FFA chapter is considering after the recent purchase of 2.4 acres of land.
This week Sen. Pat Roberts and Rep. K. Michael Conaway urged more than 100 state FFA officers to advocate for agriculture.
Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue said that USDA will partner with National FFA to support youth, and prepare the workforce of tomorrow.
Less than 10 miles down an icy road from Rawlins, Wyoming, a short span of fence forever changed the life of Amberley Snyder on January 10, 2010.
Sixteen standout students from across the United States have been selected as finalists for the National FFA 2017 American Star Awards.
Studying agriculture might not come across at first as something shiny and brand new — especially to city slicker students. That’s why one North Carolina FFA advisor has come up with several out-of-the-box ideas to attract students to the program. “Being an ag teacher is not a 7:30-3:15 job. FFA advisors must offer new and […]
From talking to farmers and interning to taking the right classes, there are many things to know and do before going after an agriculture degree.
When Bryce Cluff zipped up his FFA jacket for the first time he never dreamed it would lead him to becoming the 2017 Arizona National FFA Officer Candidate.
In just 18 short years, the young man has already been an egg farmer, owned a sugaring operation, volunteered firefighting, and actively served Vermont FFA.
BASF has taken an agricultural initiative to help recruit teachers through the National Teach Ag Campaign — a unique project of the National FFA Foundation. The National Teach Ag Campaign raises awareness of the growing need for agriculture teachers, increases recruitment and retention efforts, and helps ensure a more diverse talent pipeline. The campaign is […]
Philadelphia, a city of 1.56 million, offers a unique gem that many might not know about … the Walter Biddle Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences.
Amy Loschen knew from a young age that she wanted to be a teacher. But Loschen soon realized her true passion is, and has always been, in agriculture
G&R Farms in Tattnall County, Georgia has partnered with the National FFA to contribute a percentage of sales from its 2017 Vidalia onion crop to enhance educational opportunities for young people who are committed to future farming careers. The new initiative, “Growing America’s Farmers,” was the brainchild of Walt Dasher, a third generation southeast Georgia […]
A Nebraska FFA chapter almost didn’t see their first-year student-run greenhouse come to fruition this spring after discovering their soil was contaminated.
Culver’s awarded money to the winning writers’ FFA chapters to help fund trips to the 2017 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Oct. 25-28.
A lucky group of 52 national FFA award winners are touring agricultural sites in Ireland this summer and comparing the industries of Ireland and the United States. Participants were selected from the 188 National FFA Agricultural Proficiency Award finalists and the 16 American Star Award national finalists named last October at the 89th National FFA […]
Without you, I never would have found my love for this industry and the pride I have for growing up wearing your colors and living up to the FFA creed.
The Tractor Supply Company’s Mobile Fair Tour is gearing up to visit 19 fairs across the country and recognize 80 FFA and 4-H youth along the way.
School may be out for the summer, but this Bangor FFA student isn’t hanging up his shovel and spade. In fact, he’s digging right into his freshman year.
What started as a feeder pig venture for Clarke County ag education and FFA students has morphed into a complete farrow to finish project at Clermont Farm.
Before Adrian Schunk’s first day of ag education, the Michigan FFA President had never given a speech nor considered a topic such as fear-based marketing.
More than $166,000 in grants and scholarships have been given to local FFA Chapters and the 2017 National FFA Collegiate Scholarship Program, thanks to AGCO Corporation. Providing grants to local FFA Chapters is the newest aspect of more than 70 years of support from AGCO and its brands and an effort AGCO leadership, dealers, and […]
Nevada FFA members will soon be cheering “head on the stock, eye on the rock,” at one of the state FFA association’s most successful fundraising event.
BASF has strengthened its partnership with the National FFA Organization — serving as a Silver sponsor in 2017. For more than 60 years, BASF has worked with the National FFA Organization to ensure the future of agriculture and agricultural education. Through a generous donation, BASF has worked with FFA to provide members the opportunity to […]
FFA was a family legacy Kourtney Lehman continued. But becoming Oregon State FFA President was a personal goal Lehman just had to fulfill.
For as long as New Jersey FFA member Julie Piancone can remember, every Tuesday her dad would come home with the most beautiful flower arrangements.
A Florida middle school science teacher may lose his job after bullying FFA students about raising livestock for slaughter.
Thanks to the generosity of 115 sponsors, the National FFA Organization and National FFA Foundation awarded more than $2.7 million in scholarships to 1,884 recipients. More than 8,300 students applied online for the scholarships, with many of the applicants being considered for multiple awards. Approximately one in every four students who applied was awarded a […]
LaCrosse Footwear is proud to announce its partnership with the National FFA organization — contributing $12,000 in funds to the 2017 National FFA scholarship program. Additionally, in celebration of the 120th anniversary of LaCrosse, the company will donate 120 jackets as part of the official FFA Give the Gift of Blue Program. LaCrosse prides itself […]
After hearing their Chapter President’s essay headline, Thorsby FFA knew they had the perfect theme for the 2017 National FFA Chapter Tee Contest.
“Boogity, boogity, boogity, let’s go racing boys!” West Greene FFA will be cheering on their solar go-kart made from scratch at the Bristol Motor Speedway.
Growing up in a rural town, ag was literally in DeShawn Blanding’s front yard, but the National FFA Southern Region VP still had some misconceptions.
For many 4-H and FFA students, the organizations have helped students become great neighbors. Now Tractor Supply Company wants to hear your story.
Customers came out in full support of the Tractor Supply Company and the National FFA Foundation’s Grants for Growing program, raising a record $731,000.
FFA can leave a long-lasting impression.That was the reason Mississippi FFA alumni Rachel Red decided to pen her personal story in her college newspaper.
If new legislation gets passed, 4-H and FFA students will get a tax exemption for the first $5,000 of income they earn from projects completed.
A New York FFA student noticed one topic that hasn’t made too many headlines … handicap accessible tractors. It was a topic Jacob Ax had to talk about.
Elisa Russ didn’t grow up on a farm in Northeast Iowa, but that didn’t stop her from reaching the tippy top of the Iowa FFA association.
Did you know there are actually 35 separate sewing operations involved in making every blue corduroy FFA jacket? Go behind the scenes and watch how FFA jackets are built and personalized in Van Wert, Ohio.
With 7,859 chapters, it takes a small army of FFA advisors to step up to the job and advise FFA students each year. It takes dedication to do the job right.
A shout out to the Iowa FFA Foundation for taking first place and earning a $14,515 donation in the Bayer and Liberty Link system Real Yield Sweepstakes.
A visit to one of Hawaii’s 7,000 farms may not be at the top of the tour list, however Hawaii FFA is proud to show off their state’s rich ag history.
Agricultural organizations have provided young farmers the opportunity to go to many networking and development events across the country.
With the average age of a Montana rancher at 65, the Montana FFA Foundation wanted to help the next generation, so they “took the bull by the horns.”
It wouldn’t be National FFA Week without farm-friendly Culver’s annual FFA Essay Contest. This year’s essay asks what do people need to know about ag?
Since 1941, the West Virginia FFA has netted $1,361,222.78 and it’s all in the name of protein. The state FFA has held 73 Ham, Bacon, and Egg Sales.
If you’re shopping at Tractor Supply during the week of Feb. 17- 26, you can give back to local FFA chapters. During National FFA Week, Tractor Supply shoppers can donate $1 or more at checkout. Donations will fund the national Grants for Growing Program, which supports local FFA chapters that are making a difference in […]
Ohio’s Western Reserve FFA knew they wanted to do something for fellow member Austin Yaworsky. It just took leadership, planning, and many helping hands.
It’s no surprise Wyoming FFA has one of the smallest memberships as the least populated state, however this 2,864-member organization packs a punch.
The official dress of FFA members is changing. A recent vote by the National FFA Board of Directors, building off of the approval of the student member delegates to the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo last October, approved the changes. They are: An official FFA jacket zipped to the top. Black slacks and black socks/nylons or […]
The popular saying “everything’s bigger in Texas” rang true again for the Texas FFA Association. They have the largest FFA membership with 103,379 students.
In my short lifetime, I’ve heard very many people make statements such as “It’s not so much the destination that matters, but the journey along the way.” As for my life, and my involvements with agriculture, I agree with those types of statements. The journey toward our destinations in life help shape us, and they […]
Have an FFA project in mind, but no dough to get it done? Consider applying for one of Tractor Supply Company’s Grants for Growing. The largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, Tractor Supply Company has partnered with the National FFA Foundation again this year for the Grants for Growing program.Grant recipients […]
Georgia agriculture contributes $74B each year to the state’s economy. One FFA chapter found seeing is believing when displaying the state’s success.
For the past two weeks, 75 past and present state FFA officers had the opportunity to tour South Africa for a 12-day educational and cultural experience. The FFA members, representing 20 states, participated in the 2017 International Leadership Seminar for State Officers (ILSSO), an annual, international opportunity through the National FFA Organization. The seminar provides […]
A 100 percent membership is a feat for any state FFA association but it’s a mark that the Massachusetts FFA has reached the past six years. Their strategy? Ensuring everyone is a member. “The structure of agricultural education is very unique in Massachusetts. The majority of our agriculture programs are part of a larger career […]
The Maine FFA association may be small in stature, but they are strong in promoting their state’s $763 million dollar industry.
When Victoria Harris first joined FFA in Florida, she wasn’t quite sure of her place in the organization. Today Harris serves as the National FFA Secretary.
Not everyone who joins FFA is going to end up in a career in agriculture, but they will be the next generation of consumers. That’s the mission behind the Florida FFA Association and the reason their chapters have been so successful in getting students to enroll from small towns to cities throughout the state. “Agriculture […]
The Alaska FFA Association was named the winner of the 2016 Hunger Heroes Challenge at the National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis.
A lifelong fascination to fields and streams is what led one South Dakota FFA research student to win the 2016 National FFA American Star in Agriscience.
This year two members from the South Dakota FFA Association took home American Star awards from the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Shane A. Mueller, Garretson FFA Chapter, won the American Star in Agribusiness and Elizabeth Renner, West Central FFA earned the American Star in Agriscience. This isn’t the first time the […]
In addition to two Washington FFA chapters taking home national “model” awards from the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis earlier this fall, a Decatur FFA member proved she had the pipes to be picked the 2016 National FFA Talent Winner. Michela Walker’s outstanding vocals made her an instant hit during the convention’s […]
A community approach helped two Washington FFA chapters take home national “model” awards from the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.
Chris Soules is using his celebrity to speak out for the agricultural community. A small-town Iowa farm boy who just happens to be the darling of millions of people because of his runs, first on the “The Bachelorette” and then on “The Bachelor,” Soules is in prime position to help people understand the world of […]
The Minnesota FFA state chapter had a stellar year at the 2016 National FFA Convention. Not only was Brett Petersen selected as the National FFA 2016 American Star in Agricultural Placement, Valerie Earley of the Spring Valley Wykoff FFA Chapter was elected to serve as the 2016-2017 National FFA Central Region Vice President. Earley will […]
Most U.S. middle schoolers today probably aren’t actively searching for employment, but for the National FFA 2016 American Star in Agricultural Placement, sixth grade seemed like the right time to get a job in a career field he was passionate about. “I wanted to get a job in sixth grade because I wanted to be […]
Even though Delaware is a small FFA association in membership numbers, its members are earning top honors at the national level.
At this year’s national convention, Townsend was named the National FFA President — the first person from Delaware ever to hold that office.
Puerto Rico’s FFA has been growing. Since the association became active in 1932, the territory is now home to 150 chapters and 2,650 student members.
When FFA Star Farmer Tyler Schnaithman graduates from Oklahoma State University, he will return to a farming operation he has been building since age 11.
The results are in and for the first time in National FFA history Delaware has a national FFA president representing the state. David Townsend, an agricultural and natural resources and plant science major at the University of Delaware, was elected president. Others elected to the 2016-17 National FFA officer team: Victoria Harris, a biology major […]
Hats off to these five outstanding chapters, that clearly #TransformFFA. The National FFA Organization named its top chapters today during the 89th National FFA Organization & Expo: Outstanding Middle School: Madison County Middle FFA of Georgia Model of Excellence: Yelm FFA of Washington Student Development: Bullard FFA of Texas Chapter Development: Omak FFA of Washington […]
A little rain didn’t slow down the action today at #TransformFFA. Day two of the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis was filled with tours, celebrity meet and greets, state pride, and of course, lots of selfies. Take a glimpse at the posts below trending today on Twitter and Instagram. For additional live coverage from the […]
We asked 13 colleges who are set up at the National FFA convention about what the idea of #TransformFAA and transforming agriculture means to them. We tweeted out their replies.
It’s a sea of blue at the 89th annual National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis as the doors opened today to FFA students from across the country. Nearly 64,000 are expected to attend this week’s festivities. The opening day was packed with shopping, workshops, and lots of booth traffic. Even “The Bachelor” Chris Soules […]
The reality TV star is using his celebrity to speak out for the agricultural community.
For many high school seniors attending the National FFA Convention this week in Indianapolis, the event marks the culmination of a fruitful four years in the world’s largest agricultural youth organization. But most seniors might not realize they don’t have to retire the blue corduroy jacket after graduation. “As cliché as it may sound, it’s an opportunity […]
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Taylor McNeel and Sydney Snider believe in the future of agriculture … so much that they both took off a year from college to lead the world’s largest agricultural youth organization. Since 1928, millions of high school students have proudly put on the blue corduroy jacket and recited the words, “I believe in the future […]