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