FFA relies on the support of exceptional teachers, individuals and companies to provide life-changing experiences for its members.
Each year, at the National FFA Convention & Expo, those who have made outstanding contributions to FFA are honored with Distinguished Service Citations, VIP awards or the Honorary American FFA Degree. In 2014, those recipients will be celebrated during a ceremony at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo on Friday, Oct. 31.
Be sure to check out the list of recipients: Continue reading
FFA members are invited to the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention Trade Show Feb. 6 in Nashville, Tenn., free of charge thanks to a partnership between Ram Trucks and the National Cattleman’s Beef Association.
The offer is available only to the first 300 FFA members to register for the 7,000-person event, held Feb. 4-7 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. The trade show is open to FFA members in this offer from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 6.
“This is a great partnership and an opportunity to showcase what America’s cattlemen and women stand for,” said NCBA President and Cody, Wyo., cattleman Scott George. “The student members of the FFA are the future leaders of our association and the cattle business. Bringing Ram Trucks and FFA youth together to the Cattle Industry Convention to network, learn and see the cattle industry in action is a great opportunity.”
Does your chapter want to attend? Follow these steps for registration: Continue reading
By Kelly Fager, National FFA Convention & Expo Newsroom Reporter
Advancing the future of agricultural education is important and who better to take up the cause than agriculture educators, who are always looking for ways to impact their FFA members.
One such successful method is inquiry learning, which teaches FFA members critical thinking, problem solving, communication and cooperative collaboration. Agriculture educators attending the 86th National FFA Convention & Expo this October learned how to weave inquiry learning into their classrooms during interactive professional development workshops. Topics ranged from agriscience to leadership and gave teachers the opportunity to discover new ideas and activities, receive free instructional materials and learn strategies to increase student engagement. Continue reading
Thinking about becoming an agriculture teacher? Here are the Top 5 reasons:
5. Ag teachers never have the same day twice
Ag teachers never have the same day twice. One day they might be in a classroom or laboratory, the next visiting students in the field, preparing teams for a FFA Career Development Event, or leading a community service activity with their FFA Chapter.
The following is a letter from the staff of the National FFA Organization to FFA advisors and agricultural educators.
Dear FFA Advisors,
Good morning. As you all know, today is National Teach Ag Day. It’s a special day for all of us involved in agricultural education as we shine the spotlight on you.
We at the National FFA Organization want you to know that you are highly appreciated, valued and deeply respected for all that you do to teach, mentor and support our future leaders. We applaud your dedication as an educator, the hours that you invest to shape the lives of our students and your commitment to helping students achieve their maximum potential.
Our students are our future and we honor your work to prepare students to take on the challenges of the next generation.