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 FFA Convention & Expo State Photo Schedule

FFA members from across the nation will descend on Louisville in October for the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo. If you’re going, don’t miss this great opportunity to join members from your state to document who was there!

The FFA state photos will be taken Thursday and Friday inside the Kentucky Exposition Center near the FFA Shopping Mall and food court. Jump in the photo, and be sure to order a copy for you and your chapter afterward! Here’s the order in which the photos will be taken: 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

2014 FFA Honorary Award Recipients Announced

FFA relies on the support of exceptional teachers, individuals and companies to provide life-changing experiences for its members.

Each year, at the National FFA Convention & Expo, those who have made outstanding contributions to FFA are honored with Distinguished Service Citations, VIP awards or the Honorary American FFA Degree. In 2014, those recipients will be celebrated during a ceremony at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo on Friday, Oct. 31.

Be sure to check out the list of recipients: 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