Video: Meet the Winners of the 2014 FFA American Star Awards

Sixteen FFA members were nominated as finalists for the 2014 American Star Awards over the summer, and arrived at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo hoping to earn the title of winner in one of four areas.

Those results were announced on Nov. 1 in Louisville, and now you can see exactly what these talented FFA members do to earn such a prestigious award.  Continue reading

Illinois Community Raises Funds, Support for Injured FFA Member Hayden Schaumburg

Hayden Schaumburg is like so many other FFA members. He’s active in his Watseka FFA Chapter as its president, serves his state FFA association and participates in other school activities. This willingness to get involved has made Hayden a well-known member of his Watseka, Ill., community.

And that involvement is why so many are rallying around Hayden as he fights back from a tragic accident. Continue reading

Six Elected as 2014-15 National FFA Officer Team

Students from Georgia, Arkansas, Colorado, Tennessee, Kentucky and New Mexico have been elected by delegates from throughout the United States to serve on the 2014-15 National FFA Officer team. Continue reading

National FFA President Brian Walsh: FFA Members Have a Story to Tell

By Abbey Nickel

Of all the stories FFA members heard during the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo, 2013-2014 National FFA President Brian Walsh reminded them during his retiring address of what he believes is the most important story of all: Their own story.

Walsh told the crowd that because he didn’t believe he had an extraordinary story to tell, he couldn’t be a success or an inspiration to others – but he realized that your story doesn’t have to be unusual in order to be a success.

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Four Past National Officers Launch Matching Scholarship Challenge

By Michael Lotspeich

LOUISVILLE – “Out of the millions [of FFA members], only 522 have had the opportunity to serve as a National FFA Officer,” expressed Rick Malir, 1985-86 national FFA president, on Friday evening at the Past National FFA Officer Reception hosted by the National FFA Foundation. Continue reading

Herlong Avoids Tomatoes, Inspires FFA Members

By Cassie Olson

LOUISVILLE — Humorist, professional singer and Amazon bestselling author are only a few of the titles that Jane Herlong has held. The South Carolina native and former Miss America contestant motivated thousands of FFA members when she filled Freedom Hall with laughter at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo on Friday. Continue reading

Three FFA Members Compete in National FFA Talent Finals


By Kendall Herren

LOUISVILLE – Being selected as the top three talents in the nation is a pretty big deal, and FFA members Elizabeth Corwin, Kaitlyn Ospher and Sydney Lambert went all out at the final round of the National FFA Talent Competition. Continue reading