This Year’s Convention Delegate Committee Issues
Jul27

This Year’s Convention Delegate Committee Issues

Each year at the national FFA convention, up to 475 delegates convene to debate and vote on issues that effect FFA members across the country. Here are the issues that will be considered at this year’s national FFA convention. They were decided upon this past week by officers in attendance at the State Presidents’ Conference. Creation of a Discussion Meet Explore a discussion based career development event focused on...

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RFD-TV makes record $1M cash donation to National FFA Organization
Jul27

RFD-TV makes record $1M cash donation to National FFA Organization

A record-setting, unrestricted cash contribution of $1 million was given by RFD Communications, Inc., to the National FFA Foundation during the FFA State Presidents’ Conference at U.S. Department of Agriculture headquarters in Washington, D.C., July 26, 2012. Patrick G. Gottsch, founder and president of RFD Communications, Inc., Omaha, Neb., presented the check to National FFA President Ryan Best, who accepted the contribution on...

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New Century Farmer – Day 5
Jul27

New Century Farmer – Day 5

After a week of listening to amazing speakers, touring agricultural facilities in Iowa, and interacting with future leaders of the agricultural industry, the New Century Farmer conference came to a close. The potential of the students who attended this year’s conference was phenomenal. Fifty young agriculturalists representing twenty four states came together with the same passions and interests to plan for the future of their...

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American Star Award Finalists
Jul25

American Star Award Finalists

We’ve selected 16 finalists for the organization’s top awards: American Star Farmer, American Star in Agribusiness, American Star in Agricultural Placement and American Star in Agriscience! These awards recognize students who have accomplished amazing things through their FFA activities and agricultural education courses. Each star finalist receives $2,000 from the National FFA Foundation and earns the opportunity to participate...

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FFA Podcast – FFA Grant Programs and the Farm Bill
Jul18

FFA Podcast – FFA Grant Programs and the Farm Bill

In this week’s FFA Podcast, DeLoss Jahnke talks with Kent Schescke, National FFA Director of Strategic Partnerships, about the current farm bill legislation whether it will continue to allow funding for FFA programs. FFA Podcast for Thursday, July...

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