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

FFA Membership Explodes to Record Level

Analysts 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 industry of agriculture needs educated, skilled and passionate people dedicated to sustainability.

Today’s students are answering that call, evidenced by an explosion in FFA membership throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in the past year. Continue reading

FFA Chapter Aids Community Hit by Wildfire

In July, the largest wildfire in Washington history struck the state. Named the Carlton Complex fire, it burned out of control after being ignited by lightning strikes. One town — Pateros, Wash., — took on extensive damage.

That’s when the Battle Ground FFA chapter went in to action to help Pateros, a community more than five hours away. Continue reading

2014 National Finalists: Agricultural Proficiency Awards, National Chapter Awards and National FFA Agriscience Fair

The news many of you have been waiting for is here!

Friday we announced the 2014 national finalists for several award areas in three programs: Agricultural Proficiency Awards, National Chapter Awards and National FFA Agriscience Fair. These awards, listed below, honor the best and brightest of FFA nationwide in so many different areas, and we could not be more proud to celebrate your accomplishments at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo this fall in Louisville! Continue reading