Video: Missouri FFA State President Speaks to General Assembly
Feb10

Video: Missouri FFA State President Speaks to General Assembly

It’s an annual tradition among many state FFA associations to visit with state government leaders as a way to promote FFA and agricultural education. In Missouri this week, the state officer team continued that tradition and was even granted an opportunity to address the legislators from the floor. In his remarks, Missouri state president Colton Spencer touted a wide range of important accomplishments and themes showcasing...

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Changes to Official Dress, Opening Ceremony Gain Board Approval
Jan26

Changes to Official Dress, Opening Ceremony Gain Board Approval

FFA members, take note! The National FFA Board of Directors has approved two recommendations from the National FFA Delegates regarding Official Dress guidelines and the National FFA Opening Ceremony. Effective immediately, the board approved the following recommendations during its January meeting in Indianapolis: National FFA Opening Ceremony Amendment (Approved by the National FFA Board of Directors – January 18, 2017) The...

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FAQ: Changes to Official Dress Guidelines
Jan26

FAQ: Changes to Official Dress Guidelines

Below are Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding the Official Dress guidelines: May FFA members wear a bowtie as Official Dress? A bow tie was not included in the guidelines for Official Dress. An official FFA neck tie or an official FFA scarf should be worn. Will removing gender titles create confusion for new members who are not familiar with Official Dress? The National FFA Organization will provide a variety of photos of...

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Bill Stagg, FFA Strategic Communications Director, to Retire
Jan25

Bill Stagg, FFA Strategic Communications Director, to Retire

For almost 40 years, Bill Stagg has shared the story of agricultural education and FFA throughout the country. Today, the director of strategic communications for the National FFA Organization has announced he will retire at the end of January. A graduate of Virginia Tech, Stagg began his career with the National FFA Organization in Alexandria, Va., in November 1978. For 38 years, he has been dedicated to living the FFA motto,...

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Heading to College? An Ag Degree Could Land You a Job.
Jan13

Heading to College? An Ag Degree Could Land You a Job.

A recent survey reports that students getting ready to enter the workforce are often overlooking one of the top hiring sectors – agriculture. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, employers have nearly 60,000 job openings in agriculture annually, but only 35,000 students with the proper training and education to fill these jobs. In fact, only 3 percent of students recognize the agriculture industry as a top hiring sector....

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Ram Trucks Supports FFA Scholarships
Dec22

Ram Trucks Supports FFA Scholarships

For 64 years, Ram Trucks has had a strong partnership with the National FFA Organization based on the historic connection between traditional American farming and Ram Trucks. A key foundation of the Ram/FFA partnership has been $1,000 Ram scholarships (funded by Ram Marketing) awarded annually in communities across the U.S. to FFA members via the National FFA Scholarship Program. Benefits to Ram have included the opportunity to...

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Help Locate These 2016 Unclaimed FFA Scholarship Recipients
Nov23

Help Locate These 2016 Unclaimed FFA Scholarship Recipients

The 2017 application for the National FFA Organization Scholarship Program is now available, but we’re still trying to get in touch with a few FFA members and students who haven’t been able to claim their educational assistance from 2016. Check out the list below and see if you know any of the students listed. They could have had trouble getting notified of their award, recently moved, joined the military or had another unforeseen...

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Join the AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip at Ford Motor Company Nov. 29
Nov16

Join the AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip at Ford Motor Company Nov. 29

National FFA and Discovery Education have joined forces to create a robust, comprehensive career resource called AgExplorer to help you explore the broad range of careers within the industry of agriculture. And now it’s going on the road! Tuesday, Nov. 29, join the AgExplorer Virtual Field Trip at Ford Motor Company! Register now to have your classroom attend. Go behind-the-scenes at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Mich., to...

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