The Winter 2013 FFA New Horizons is Here

Winter New Horizons CoverThe Winter 2013 edition of FFA New Horizons, the official magazine of the National FFA Organization, is ready! Print editions are en route, and the digital edition is ready for you to check out here and on the New Horizons app!

On the cover? None other than Ridge Howell, a Checotah, Okla., FFA member. Ridge’s story is an inspirational one, and one filled with service. He’s completed more than 500 hours of community service with his FFA chapter! Be sure to read his story.

Ridge’s story is only the beginning!

Also in this edition:

Once you’ve read through all of that great FFA material, we’ll be having a test to see how closely you read check out more facts, stories and features on the FFA New Horizons site.

As always, thanks for reading FFA New Horizons. Let us know in the comments what you liked!

5 Tips to Write Great Thank-You Notes

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Twenty years ago, it was expected that whenever you received a gift or act of kindness from someone, you mailed them a thank-you note. But thanks to technology, hand-written letters have largely become a thing of the past. Most people today consider thank-you notes “old-school,” opting instead for email and text messages.

While quick and convenient, they don’t take the place of a handwritten note. People of all ages will appreciate the effort you make to pick up a pen and card and mail (yes, snail mail) it to them. This “attitude of gratitude” will mean more to them than a text or email.

Click here for five ways to make your thank-you note stand out from the crowd.

The Fall 2013 FFA New Horizons Magazine is Here!

aug_21_NH_coverThe Fall 2013 edition of FFA New Horizons, the official magazine of the National FFA Organization, is ready! Print editions are en route, and the digital edition is ready for you to check out here and on the New Horizons app! (You’ve downloaded the New Horizons app, right? Right?!)

We’re celebrating an important milestone this year in FFA: The 80th anniversary of the Official FFA Jacket! The most recognizable symbol of FFA, the Official FFA Jacket has been a source of pride for millions of FFA members. In FFA New Horizons, you’ll find a great feature story detailing the history of FFA and the iconic blue corduroy, plus plenty about what it means today. Be sure to check it out!

However, we must warn you: That’s only the beginning! Continue reading