Making mentorship fun.
Jan26

Making mentorship fun.

Mentorship is one of the greatest gifts you can give a child. Hendersonville FFA in Tennessee took this truth to heart when it launched the Passing Literacy Onward (PLOW) program. The goal of the program was to make reading interesting, educational and fun for elementary school children. Hendersonville FFA engaged more than 250 school children in the PLOW program using agriculture-themed books, farm themed puppets and a puppet show...

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Building better bodies.
Jan25

Building better bodies.

North-Linn FFA in Troy Hills, Iowa, launched the “Bod Squad” in an effort to help members develop better fitness habits. As part of the program, members would keep track of their physical activity during a 100-day competition. Participants stated their initial physical goals and logged their activity weekly on a wall chart at school so they could calculate their accomplishments and see if they were meeting the goals. Members who...

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It’s National Peanut Butter Day!
Jan24

It’s National Peanut Butter Day!

Americans seriously love their peanut butter. That would explain why they spend $ 800 million a year on it, and why  the tasty treat has it’s own national holiday. In honor of National Peanut Butter day, enjoy these peanut facts from the National Peanut Board. And, before you take another bite of that PB and J, thank a peanut farmer! It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter. The average peanut farm is...

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Ag Students, take heart. Your degrees aren’t useless.
Jan20

Ag Students, take heart. Your degrees aren’t useless.

An article recently posted on Yahoo! Education website is causing quite a stir within the Ag community. The article, entitled “College Majors That Are Useless,” claims that the number one most useless degree is Agriculture. (Animal Science and Horticulture are listed as the number four and number five.) The author of this article, Terence Loose, makes it pretty clear that he has a narrow view of the types of jobs available to a person...

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Chapters In Action: Monument Valley FFA
Jan20

Chapters In Action: Monument Valley FFA

Arizona’s Monument Valley FFA, recently featured in Time magazine, is paving the way with their new agriscience center. Check out their new facilities and what makes their members so involved....

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