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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

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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

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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 …

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Culver’s Donates 238 Blue Jackets to FFA

Dan Industry News Release

Culver’s restaurant chain recently donated over $30,000 dollars to the National FFA’s blue jacket program. The donation will cover the cost of 238 blue jackets, which will be presented to kids from all over the nation that likely couldn’t afford one on their own. The blue corduroy jackets are widely known as the official dress code for the National FFA …

Florida Teacher Calls Ag Students “Murderers”

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A Florida teacher is on the verge of losing his job after bullying and harassing FFA students that were raising livestock to be sold for slaughter. An Associated Press article says Thomas Allison, Jr., who teaches middle school at the Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks, has been placed on unpaid leave. A Marion County School District letter documenting the case …