Are you an FFA chapter officer? Are you a role model?
If you answered yes to the first question, then you should be answering yes to the second, says Steven Brockshus. Watch Officer 2 Officer and learn how role models played a difference in the life of the 2013-14 National FFA Central Region Vice President.
Tell us: What steps do you take to be a role model in your FFA chapter?
The Winter 2013 edition of FFA New Horizons, the official magazine of the National FFA Organization, is ready! Print editions are en route, and the digital edition is ready for you to check out here and on the New Horizons app!
On the cover? None other than Ridge Howell, a Checotah, Okla., FFA member. Ridge’s story is an inspirational one, and one filled with service. He’s completed more than 500 hours of community service with his FFA chapter! Be sure to read his story.
Ridge’s story is only the beginning!
Also in this edition:
Once you’ve read through all of that great FFA material,
we’ll be having a test to see how closely you read check out more facts, stories and features on the FFA New Horizons site.
As always, thanks for reading FFA New Horizons. Let us know in the comments what you liked!
Here’s a gem from the 2012-2013 Washington FFA State Officer Team that many current and past FFA members alike will love.
Do any of those sound familiar? What phrase would you add?
FFA members are a proud group, and they have the right to be.
FFA members are learning every day to be the leaders of tomorrow, through programs that encourage premier leadership, personal growth and career success. That includes making a difference with community service, achieving through service-learning projects and developing new skills and talents that will allow those clad in blue jackets to get a jump on a future careers.
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FFA members are the reason for the National FFA Organization. We’re proud and thankful to work each and every day to expand the programming and resources available to FFA members nationwide that will help them in their journey.
So, in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we want to say thank you to FFA members everywhere. In particular, we’re thankful for:
1. Growth of FFA nationwide
- In 2013, we celebrated another a year of FFA growing across the country. Students are answering the call of global needs today to fight hunger and prepare for an expected population explosion. Membership in FFA today stands at 579,678 students in grades seven through 12, meaning more than 22,300 new students joined FFA during the 2012-13 school year. The number of new, local FFA chapters throughout the country grew to 7,570. [Read more] Continue reading
If you either attended the 86th National FFA Convention & Expo or watched it on TV/online, you probably found yourself humming a familiar “Oh, ohohoh!” in the days that followed thanks to the official theme song of the 86th National FFA Convention.
Now, you can download that song and share it with everyone. Use it in your FFA chapter, at a conference, at a convention or at home!
(Right click and use “Save target as” or “Save link as”)
Or, if you just want to stream the song on your computer, watch this YouTube video: Continue reading