Wind energy, biofuels and methane digesters may sound like daunting subjects, but careers in the fast-growing industry of renewable energy go hand-in-hand with agriculture.
Renewable energy comes from natural resources, such as sunlight, wind, rain, crops and geothermal heat. Today’s farmers are utilizing these natural resources for renewable energy in the forms of wind power, solar energy and biomass energy to help reduce pollution, generate electricity and produce fuel for cars and tractors.
Continue Reading: Educators Predict Rapid Growth in Renewable Energy Careers
Maggie Roth hopes there will be as many pink pumpkins adorning doorsteps this fall as orange ones.
The sophomore member of the Holcomb FFA Chapter in Kansas has been working with the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation to help raise awareness and join in the fight against breast cancer. Roth says breast cancer research is an important cause to her, and once she found the foundation’s website, she knew she wanted to be a part of it.
“I believe that at some point in life, everyone is affected by cancer,” she says. “Whether it is someone they know, a friend of a friend or themselves, it’s a big deal.”
Continue reading: Pumpkins for a Cure
FFA members in the National FFA Expo.
If you’ve been to the National FFA Expo—you know, that incredibly large show of more than 400 exhibitors that makes up half of the National FFA Convention & Expo name—you’ve seen the incredible array of displays featuring leaders from across the agriculture industry.
But did you know that FFA has placed those exhibitors into eight different groups that allow FFA members to explore opportunities and companies in an organized fashion? Continue reading
Ken Quick, 2011-12 National Eastern Region Vice President, shakes hands with Emily J. Von Edwins, a national finalist in veterinary science at the 85th National FFA Convention & Expo.
The list of FFA members from across the country who have been named national finalists for Agricultural Proficiency Awards is now available.
The Agricultural Proficiency Awards honor FFA members who, through supervised agricultural experiences, have developed specialized skills that they can apply toward their future careers. Continue reading
Jack Pitzer/Photo by AgWired
Former National FFA Organization staff member and current National FFA Foundation Individual Giving Council member Jack Pitzer was recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Agricultural Editors’ Association at the 15th Agricultural Media Summit in Buffalo, N.Y.
Pitzer started his career in 1965 with The National FUTURE FARMER magazine in ad sales, then quickly moved into the editorial dept. He wrote Chapter Scoop and FFA in Action and the popular Joke Page. Pitzer also managed the National FFA Calendar Program and National FFA Week activities. Continue reading