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
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
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
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
The National FFA Organization announced Wednesday that it will be moving its National FFA Convention & Expo to Indianapolis for 2016-2024.
“We are excited to be bringing the National FFA Convention & Expo back to Indianapolis,” said National FFA Advisor Dr. Steve Brown. “The city has extended its very best brand of Hoosier Hospitality to our members in the past, and we look forward to spending the next few years in this city.” Continue reading
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
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
On Tuesday, June 30, First Lady Michelle Obama recognized outstanding students, teachers and administrators who have shown exceptional leadership in driving innovation in the field of career and technical education. Continue reading
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
As you may remember, in 2008 it was announced that the National FFA Convention & Expo would move to Louisville for 2013-2015 and then back to Indianapolis for 2016-2018. The contract then held an option for Louisville to host the following three years, upon review of the requirements for the event. Continue reading