Earth Day 2014: Vernon FFA (Fla.) Tackles River Cleanup

Editor’s Note: FFA members care about their education, their community and their environment. On Earth Day 2014, here’s one story about an FFA chapter making a difference in all three areas. This story is adapted from an article appearing in the winter 2014 edition of New Visions — the official newsletter of the National FFA Alumni Association.

Holmes River

Holmes River

At the heart of Washington County, Fla., is the Holmes River. Locally called “Holmes Creek,” the natural waterway is the center of community activities for boaters, fishermen, canoers and kayakers and swimmers. It flows for miles through the county, beginning as a tiny stream and continuing to grow as it is fed along the way by several springs.

Holmes Creek is often filled with boaters, fishermen, kayakers and swimmers, depending on the season. ‘Going to the creek’ is probably the favorite recreation for most of the youth in and around the town of Vernon. It also draws visitors from surrounding counties. Continue reading

Support FFA with Ram Trucks’ Next Crop Project on April 26

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On April 26, you can support FFA just by taking a test drive.

As announced during the CBS broadcast of the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night, Ram Trucks is continuing its support of the National FFA Organization with “The Next Crop Project.

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2014 FFA State Convention Schedule

Photos from state FFA conventions around the country!

Photos from state FFA conventions around the country!

Wondering when your state FFA convention is? Wondering which member of the National FFA Officer Team will be stopping by your state? Or just interested to see how the rest of the FFA world works when it comes time for state conventions?

We’ve got you covered. Check out this list of state conventions from across the nation for all of the info. Have you already been to your state convention? Let us know how it went in the comments — or just send us your favorite selfie via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram!

 

Date — State — Visiting National Officer/Past National Officer

Feb 19-20 — Hawaii — Past National Officer
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March 24-26 — Massachusetts — Steven Brockshus
March 5-7 — Michigan — Jackson Harris
March 13-15 — Utah — Mitch Baker
March 18-21 — Nevada — Jackson Harris
March 21-24 — Oregon — Jason Wetzler
March 23-26 — Tennessee — Mitch Baker
March 26-27 — Delaware — Wes Davis
March 26-29 — Montana — Jason Wetzler

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FFA Membership Explodes to 579,678 Students

rsz_numbers_anncmtAnalysts forecast that the world’s population will grow to 9 billion people by 2050. With global needs today to fight hunger and prepare for the expected population explosion, the agriculture industry needs educated, skilled and passionate people dedicated to sustainability.

Students are answering that call, evidenced by an explosion in FFA membership throughout the U.S, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in the past year. Continue reading