FFA Members Honored at 2014 White House Science Fair

Celine Patrick and Ashlee Tarro of the Sumner FFA Chapter in Washington were honored Tuesday at the White House.

Celine Patrick and Ashlee Tarro of the Sumner FFA Chapter in Washington were honored Tuesday at the White House.

Two FFA members who solved a plant infestation problem in their high school greenhouse were honored Tuesday at a White House event for students who excel in science.

Celine Patrick, 15, of Lake Tapps, Wash., and Ashlee Tarro, 15, of Auburn, Wash., are members of the Sumner High School FFA chapter in Sumner, Wash. Both were invited to the 2014 White House Science Fair that celebrates the accomplishments of student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions throughout the U.S.

This year’s event includes a specific focus on girls and women who have excelled in STEM and inspired the next generation with their work. Continue reading

Smithsonian: Tell Us Your Story of Agricultural Education

If you were a member of FFA, 4-H, or other agricultural education program as a kid, you know just how powerful these experiences can be.

Now you can share it with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History!

The museum is embarking on a project to fill its Agricultural Innovation and Heritage Archive. The online repository is geared to collect and preserve the history of modern agriculture.

Share your agricultural education story now!

Obviously, agricultural education — and FFA — have played a huge role in the development of American agriculture, which is why the museum is launching an effort to collect, preserve, and share stories of regular people from around the country whose lives have been touched by programs and activities. Continue reading

We Are FFA | #WeAreFFA

It doesn’t matter where you come from. It only matters that we come together for a purpose.

FFA celebrates diversity through inclusiveness. We all wear the blue jacket. We Are FFA!

What’s your #WeAreFFA story?

 

April Hunger Heroes Challenge Winner: Louisiana’s St. Amant FFA Chapter

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It’s time to announce the April winner of the monthly FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge!

This month’s winner is the St. Amant FFA Chapter from Louisiana. Recently, FFA members from St. Amant volunteered for 48 hours to donate the equivalent of 9,282 meals.

St. Amant hosted a school-wide canned food drive and “dress down” day to both raise money and supplies for a local food bank. FFA members posted signs about hunger around the school to increase awareness and held a competition among home rooms to see who collect the most canned goods.  Continue reading

Current and Former FFA Members Appear in Semifinals of NBC’s The Voice

NBC's The Voice contestants Jake Worthington (left) and Kat Perkins (right) have FFA ties. (Photos by NBC)

NBC’s The Voice contestants Jake Worthington (left) and Kat Perkins (right) have FFA ties. (Photos by NBC)

Before Jake Worthington took the stage of NBC’s The Voice Monday night, he made sure the world knew how proud he was of his roots — including membership in the National FFA Organization.

Jake, 18, is a member of the La Porte FFA Chapter in Texas. He’s one of the final five contestants in Season 6 of the show hoping to win a recording contract in the season finale on May 20. Monday night, he sang two songs — Waylon Jennings’ “Good Ol’ Boys” and “Heavens” by Bryan Adams.

During the segment before his first performance, Jake talked about the support he’s had from his small Texas hometown and his experience in FFA. Continue reading