Six Elected as 2014-15 National FFA Officer Team

Students from Georgia, Arkansas, Colorado, Tennessee, Kentucky and New Mexico have been elected by delegates from throughout the United States to serve on the 2014-15 National FFA Officer team. Continue reading

National FFA President Brian Walsh: FFA Members Have a Story to Tell

By Abbey Nickel

Of all the stories FFA members heard during the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo, 2013-2014 National FFA President Brian Walsh reminded them during his retiring address of what he believes is the most important story of all: Their own story.

Walsh told the crowd that because he didn’t believe he had an extraordinary story to tell, he couldn’t be a success or an inspiration to others – but he realized that your story doesn’t have to be unusual in order to be a success.

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Four Past National Officers Launch Matching Scholarship Challenge

By Michael Lotspeich

LOUISVILLE – “Out of the millions [of FFA members], only 522 have had the opportunity to serve as a National FFA Officer,” expressed Rick Malir, 1985-86 national FFA president, on Friday evening at the Past National FFA Officer Reception hosted by the National FFA Foundation. Continue reading

Herlong Avoids Tomatoes, Inspires FFA Members

By Cassie Olson

LOUISVILLE — Humorist, professional singer and Amazon bestselling author are only a few of the titles that Jane Herlong has held. The South Carolina native and former Miss America contestant motivated thousands of FFA members when she filled Freedom Hall with laughter at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo on Friday. Continue reading

Three FFA Members Compete in National FFA Talent Finals


By Kendall Herren

LOUISVILLE – Being selected as the top three talents in the nation is a pretty big deal, and FFA members Elizabeth Corwin, Kaitlyn Ospher and Sydney Lambert went all out at the final round of the National FFA Talent Competition. Continue reading

Public Speaking, Job Interview CDE Winners Announced

By Abbey Nickel and Lauren Schwab

LOUISVILLE – In the seventh general session, the winners of the Creed Speaking, Extemporaneous Public Speaking, Job Interview and Prepared Public Speaking Career Development Events were announced.

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2014 American FFA Star Awards Results

In the Eighth General Session of the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo, the four winners of the most prestigious FFA awards were revealed.

The American Star Awards represent the best of the best among thousands of American FFA Degree recipients. Continue reading