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Florida, Georgia FFA Members Named 2021 American Star Finalists

Dan Education, Florida, Georgia

The National FFA Organization has announced the 16 finalists for its 2021 top achievement awards: American Star Farmer, American Star in Agribusiness, American Star in Agricultural Placement and American Star in Agriscience. And 4 members from Florida and Georgia are among the 16 finalists. The American Star Awards represent the best of the best among thousands of American FFA Degree …

FFA Students Share Ag Story for National Ag Day

Dan Education, General

(NAFB) — This week, students from around the country will be busy sharing the importance of agriculture, all in celebration of National Ag Day which is today, March 23. The day celebrates agriculture and provides an opportunity for those in the industry to share the importance of agriculture with a broader audience. The future of agriculture is strong, and this …


CEO of National FFA Organization Resigns

Dan General

Last Friday, the National FFA Board of Directors and National FFA Board of Trustees announced the resignation of Mark Poeschl as CEO of the National FFA Organization and National FFA Foundation. In a statement, Poeschl said, “It’s been my distinct honor to serve in this role since August 2016. I know there have been challenges we have faced during my tenure, but my intentions have …

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FFA Members Across the Country Give Back to Their Communities This Fall

Dan Education, Industry News Release

(National FFA Organization) — Thanksgiving might look a little different this year—not as many large family gatherings, not as many in-person Black Friday sales—but FFA members around the country are working together to ensure their communities still have the food they need. FFA members at the Lawrence Free State High School FFA in Kansas worked on gleaning from local gardens …

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FFA: Making a Difference in Agriculture, One Student at Time

Dan Education, Industry News Release

(FFA) — Rev. Dr. Cathi Braasch shares with others how much of an impact FFA had on her late daughter Sara Braasch Schmidt’s life. Bob Funk, co-founder of Express Employment, says his ambition developed when he was in FFA from 1954-58. Raised the son of a missionary, Tom Dille credits FFA for helping him assimilate into the U.S. Rev. Dr. …


Georgia Student Is New FFA Southern Region Vice President

Dan Education, Georgia

Ian Bennett from Valdosta, Georgia, was elected 2017-2018 FFA southern region vice president during the 2017 National FFA Convention & Expo held in Indianapolis. The University of Georgia student is majoring in agriscience and environmental systems – plant breeding and genetics.  FFA convention broadcast intern, Thomas Shaw, talked with Ian about becoming the new southern region VP.   Read more …

Secretary Perdue Partners with FFA to Support Next Generation of Leaders in Agriculture

Dan Education, Industry News Release

Taking action to encourage and inspire American youth, and build a strong foundation for the agriculture industry of tomorrow U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will partner with National FFA to support youth, and prepare the workforce of tomorrow for unique careers in agriculture. Following their remarks, Secretary Perdue and CEO of …


Culver’s Restaurant Starting the Second Year of #FarmingFridays

Dan Industry News Release

The Culver’s restaurant chain successfully debuted the #FarmingFridays social media content series last year. Culver’s has once again invited agricultural influencers to share pictures and videos that show their passion for and knowledge of agriculture. The social media effort is part of the Culver’s Thank You Farmers Initiative, which recognizes the hard work and commitment of the farmers that feed …


American Farm Bureau Federation and National FFA Organization to Work Together to Share the Story of Agricultural Education

Dan Education

The American Farm Bureau Federation and National FFA Organization signed a memorandum of understanding to grow leaders, build communities and strengthen agriculture. The MOU outlines how the two organizations will work together to discover opportunities that benefit both their members and agricultural education students in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. “This is an opportunity for …

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Conference Instills Leadership in FFA Members

Dan Industry News Release

Thousands of FFA members from throughout the country are converging on Washington, D.C., this summer to evaluate their personal skills and interests, develop leadership talent and create service plans that will make a difference in their communities. More than 2,300 students are registered for the 2017 Washington Leadership Conference, the second-largest student experience that the National FFA Organization hosts each …