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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National FFA Officer Team Turns Team Boyband at 87th National FFA Convention & Expo

We really shouldn’t be surprised that it happened — it was really always going to come to this after the election a year ago — but we’re a little surprised about how well it was choreographed.

Yeah, the 2013-14 National FFA Officer Team went full boy band Friday night at convention. Team Boyband. 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

See how FFA accepted the #IceBucketChallenge

It started Tuesday.

Naturally, we had to respond. And so we did — Wednesday, right here in the parking lot of the National FFA Center! That’s when National FFA CEO Dr. Dwight Armstong and the National FFA Officer Team all joined the #IceBucketChallenge to gain awareness for ALS.

Check out how they fared — one of those buckets went a little awry — and see who we challenged next. Continue reading

National FFA Foundation receives $600,000 donation from CF Industries

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A unique agreement between two major companies has resulted in a significant donation to FFA members.

CF Industries, a longtime FFA supporter, announced with the National FFA Officer Team Wednesday in Washington, D.C.,  a $600,000 donation to the National FFA Foundation to support agriculture education. Continue reading

How to be confident in an interview

Confidence is the key to a good interview.

Editor’s note: Steven Brockshus is the National FFA Central Region Vice President from Sibley, Iowa.

Written by Steven Brockshus

Let’s face it, interviews can be nerve-wracking. You walk into a room of random people, answer some questions and they get to know you a whole lot better than you get to know them.

While you might feel like a nervous wreck on the inside, it’s important to show confidence on the outside. Check out these few tips to not only look confident in the interview room, but be confident as well. Continue reading

FFA Week: On the road with Jason Wetzler

Kristy Meyer, a member of the National FFA Organization’s communications team, is in Florida this week with National FFA Vice President Jason Wetzler as he makes visits during National FFA Week. These are stories from his visits in the state. 


Monday, February 17, 2014 

FFA members from the Chipola FFA Federation spent their Presidents Day giving back to the community. Comprised of schools within the Chipola College district, the Chipola FFA Federation strives to support all FFA members through a variety of activities.

On Monday, members lived out the Living to Serve portion of the motto when they worked on completing the Covenant Hospice Yard Angel Project.

“Getting to help someone is really a wonderful experience,” said Faith Downthit, of the Grand Ridge FFA Chapter. The eighth grader said that she would absolutely recommend the opportunity to someone else if they wanted to lend a helping hand. Continue reading

Students use National FFA Week to share value of agricultural education, history of FFA

More than a half-million students in all 50 U.S. states this week will share the importance of agriculture in our daily lives, spread their passion for agriculture and host community-wide events to help others in need.

It’s National FFA Week and a host of activities are planned to raise awareness about the role the National FFA Organization plays in the development of the agriculture industry’s future leaders and the importance of agricultural education. Continue reading