Meet the 2015 American Star Awards Finalists

The American Star Awards represent the best of the best among thousands of American FFA Degree recipients. Finalists for the award have mastered skills in production, finance, management and/or research. FFA members who have earned their American FFA Degrees are eligible for the American Star Awards. American FFA Degree must be earned the same year that a candidate is applying for a Star Award. State FFA associations nominate American Star Award candidates based on the quality of their American FFA Degree and Star Battery applications.

Meet the 2015 finalists: Continue reading

Announcing the 2015-16 National FFA Theme: Amplify

The 2015-16 National FFA Annual Theme is Amplify!

FFA members amplify their voice when it comes to speaking about agriculture and letting others know the importance of agriculture in today’s world. This is the perfect time to show your community how FFA members live the FFA motto: Continue reading

FFA + CSX Team Up To Hit the Track at the Brickyard

Before a single engine starts on July 26, the Brickyard 400 will make history once again this year as the No. 38 FFA + CSX Living to Serve Ford becomes the first car to represent the 87-year-old agricultural education and youth service organization, the largest of its kind with more than 610,240 student members interested in agriculture, as a primary sponsor in a NASCAR race. Continue reading

New Century Farmer Participants Meet With World Food Prize’s Ambassador Quinn

Thursday was an amazing day for participants of the 2015 New Century Farmer program.

Four days into the five-day seminar focused on the future of production agriculture, the 50 participants from across the nation were joined by Dr. Kenneth M. Quinn, a former U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia, and currently the leader of the World Food Prize Foundation. He joined WFP on January 1, 2000, following his retirement from the State Department after a 32 year career in the Foreign Service. Continue reading

2015 New Century Farmer Begins in Iowa

Monday, 50 outstanding young people selected to participate in the 2015 New Century Farmer program began the  intensive seminar in Johnstown, Iowa. This exclusive, highly competitive program develops young men and women committed to pursuing a career in production agriculture.  Continue reading

Presidential Scholars Program Expands to Include Career and Technical Education

As part of an executive order by President Barack Obama, career and technical education students will now be able to be designated as U.S. Presidential Scholars.

“We are extremely honored by this decision,” National FFA Advisor Dr. Steve Brown said. “This action elevates the value and importance of career and technical education where agricultural education plays a key role.” Continue reading

Arkansas FFA Chapter Raises Agricultural Awareness


Every month, FFA chapters across the nation are doing their part to fight hunger. And every month, we’re honored to celebrate them.

This month’s recognition goes to Arkansas’ Elkins FFA Chapter. Members of the chapter in the northwest corner of the state helped to donate the equivalent of 1,306 meals as part of the FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge. Continue reading

Present a Workshop at the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo

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We are selecting presenters to deliver workshops at the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky. Workshop presenters will present at least one workshop that they write themselves. The workshop objectives will be cross-walked to the National FFA Organization’s precepts for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. Continue reading

2015 National FFA Scholarship Recipients Announced

scholarships_fb The National FFA Organization and Foundation has announced more than $2.7 million in scholarships awarded to 2,152 recipients – made possible thanks to the generosity of 127 sponsors.

More than 7,000 students applied for the scholarships, with many of the applicants being considered for multiple scholarships. They were able to apply for the scholarships online, and approximately one of every three who applied was awarded a scholarship. The scholarships available ranged for either two-year or four-year degrees or vocational programs. The average recipient had a GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale and were in the top 15 percent of their class. Continue reading