Go Inside the CSX Exhibit at the National FFA Convention & Expo

Now this is cool.

CSX exhibited at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo last fall with a huge booth that took FFA members through every step of transporting agricultural goods in the U.S. From trains to trucks, the interactive setup showed FFA members how the whole process works — and what types of careers make the important journey possible.

Oh, and FFA members who completed the tour had a nice reward: some popcorn and chicken nuggets!

Be on the lookout this fall for CSX (a proud platinum-level FFA sponsor) at the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo!

Video: Meet the Winners of the 2014 FFA American Star Awards

Sixteen FFA members were nominated as finalists for the 2014 American Star Awards over the summer, and arrived at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo hoping to earn the title of winner in one of four areas.

Those results were announced on Nov. 1 in Louisville, and now you can see exactly what these talented FFA members do to earn such a prestigious award.  Continue reading

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

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

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

I Didn’t Know That Was Agriculture? National FFA Agriscience Fair Showcases Agriculture Careers

By Lauren Schwab

LOUISVILLE – The National FFA Organization recognizes agriculture is more than just the farm. Agriculture influences nearly every profession from the classroom to the farm, science lab to the grocery store. Continue reading

A Shopaholic’s Guide to the FFA Shopping Mall

By Cassie Olson

LOUISVILLE — In between sessions and exploring the National FFA Expo, every shopaholic needs to get their hands on some prime convention swag. Here are the top five places to check out during your experience at the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo: Continue reading

What the FFA Letters Mean to 12 Members at Convention

By Michael Lotspeich

LOUISVILLE – Working in communications for the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo has shown me a different perspective of the National FFA Organization. For instance, I’ve found that the very letters of the organization can be a source of confusion.

FFA is, simply, FFA! It’s not an acronym; instead, an opportunity for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. Continue reading