73 FFA members participate in World Food Prize Global Youth Institute

The World Food Prize hosted 160 extraordinary high school students from 24 US states and territories, as well as Canada, China, Egypt, Mexico, Morocco, and Nigeria as delegates at the 20th Anniversary Global Youth Institute, Oct. 16-18, in Des Moines, Iowa — and 73 of them are FFA members.

The Global Youth Institute was started by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Dr. Norman Borlaug, and is known as one of the most unique and successful youth programs in the country. Continue reading

Go All Out! 2014-15 National FFA Theme Song

Each year, the National FFA Officer Team puts a lot of work into developing the annual FFA theme. It’s important to them that the theme strikes a chord with FFA members and inspires action. This year, that theme is “Go All Out!”

And in the name of that theme, the 2014-15 officers wanted to do something different. They wanted to make sure that the anthem to that theme — the annual theme song — went far and wide before the National FFA Convention & Expo even occurred.

Today, we’re here to make that happen — for the first time ever. Continue reading

RFD-TV helps tell FFA story in new $5 million, five-year sponsorship

Telling the FFA story to a larger audience just got a little easier thanks to a new agreement between RFD-TV, the National FFA Organization and the National FFA Foundation.

RFD-TV has committed to a five-year sponsorship with FFA that provides cash and in-kind support valued at $5 million over five years. The agreement puts RFD-TV at the highest level of corporate support within the National FFA Foundation.

It’s just one of many ways the company has supported FFA during their 25-year relationship, providing opportunities to members and helping grow FFA and agricultural education. Continue reading

Ohio FFA Members Raise Chickens to Support Local Abuse Shelter

FFA member Eliza Hershberger makes a donation of fresh chicken to the Family Abuse Shelter’s Grant Coordinator Fawnda Cress.

The Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County (Ohio) provides 24/7 support to those in the community suffering from abuse and homelessness. To perform its mission, the shelter requires assistance at every turn to help the community members. It operates solely on grants and donations.

FFA members at the Miami East-MVCTC FFA Chapter in Troy, Ohio, made helping the shelter a priority in a way they are uniquely qualified — by growing food that could be donated as part of the FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge. Continue reading

CHS Announces $1.5 Million Gift for FFA and Agricultural Education

Thursday was already going to be a great day — we were celebrating National Teach Ag Day – but it was made even better with a major announcement that will benefit FFA and agricultural education for years to come.

CHS, a global agribusiness involved in energy, grains and foods owned by U.S. farmers, ranchers and cooperatives, announced during National Teach Ag Day celebrations in Minneapolis a substantial, multi-year gift to the National FFA Foundation.  Continue reading