FFA, 4-H Members Admitted Free to NCBA Trade Show

Dan Education, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)

The next generation of agricultural leaders are invited to attend the NCBA Trade Show at CattleCon24 for free on Friday, February 2 in Orlando, Florida. FFA and 4-H members can get that free admission on Next Gen Ag FFA & 4-H Day, which will include a variety of events and activities for youth and families. Courtesy of Culver’s, the first …


Agriculture Secretary Speaks at FFA National Convention

Dan Education, This Land of Ours

The agriculture secretary speaks to young ag leaders. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke to students, agricultural educators, and guests at the opening session of the 96th National FFA Convention and Expo during Thursday’s opening session. He also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the organization formalizing a partnership to prepare more students …


National FFA Membership Reaches All-Time High

Dan Education, This Land of Ours

The FFA reaches a milestone. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The National FFA Organization Monday announced a record-high student membership of 945,988, an increase of 11 percent from last year. In addition, the number of FFA chapters continues to grow — increasing by 168 this year, resulting in 9,163 chapters in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the …


FFA Members Prepare for Careers in Animal Systems Pathways

Dan Agri-Business, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Education, Livestock, This Land of Ours

Students prepare for careers with animals. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Future Farmers of America (FFA) members from across the country this spring traveled to Denver, Colorado, to explore careers in the animal systems industry. The 73 FFA members attended the Next Gen Conference, which began in 2020 and focuses on specific pathways, from animal systems to …


Culvers Honors FFA with Essay Contest

Dan Education, This Land of Ours

A restaurant chain is honoring the FFA. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Advocating for the importance of agriculture and agricultural education has long been a commitment for Culver’s – especially during National FFA Week (Feb. 18-25). This year, in its ninth annual FFA Essay Contest, the national restaurant chain is partnering with U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in …


John Deere Continues 80-Year Partnership with FFA

Dan Education, This Land of Ours

Continuing eight decades of support. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. John Deere announced a donation of $1 million to the National FFA Organization. The donation will support the growth of future leaders, feed agriculture’s talent pipeline, and honor the organization’s community service efforts. It also builds on the 80-year partnership between John Deere and National FFA. “We …

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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 …