A Ugandan Agricultural Experience
Sep28

A Ugandan Agricultural Experience

Last year a representative from Uganda’s Catholic relief Services (CRS) office traveled to the United States to observe an agricultural education program and FFA chapter in action. The experience led him to bring the same entrepreneurial and leadership spirit to a local agriculture school in Uganda. This month, National FFA Local Program Success Specialists Ben Meyer and Nina Crutchfield along with Madison Taylor, a former Minnesota...

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Involve the Whole Chapter in a Group SAE
Mar11

Involve the Whole Chapter in a Group SAE

While the concept is not a new one, many teachers are not aware of the opportunities that abound with service and school-based enterprise supervised agricultural experiences. Having only experienced or learned of the traditional, individual types of SAE, the idea of group or volunteerism SAEs are sometimes a difficult paradigm to accept. With the release of the National Council for Agricultural Education’s release of the philosophy...

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Inspired at WLC, Indiana FFA member raises funds to help build well for Kenyan villagers
Jun11

Inspired at WLC, Indiana FFA member raises funds to help build well for Kenyan villagers

Last summer, Paul Thieme learned about the power of one. A week of hard work at the the Washington Leadership Conference helped him focus on who he is, what he’s good at and how he could help others. He researched causes that might possibly need his skills, talents and passion. He discovered Kager, Kenya, where safe water is miles away from the village of 3,000. Securing even a questionable state of safe water is the job of women and...

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Earth Day 2014: Vernon FFA (Fla.) Tackles River Cleanup
Apr22

Earth Day 2014: Vernon FFA (Fla.) Tackles River Cleanup

Editor’s Note: FFA members care about their education, their community and their environment. On Earth Day 2014, here’s one story about an FFA chapter making a difference in all three areas. This story is adapted from an article appearing in the winter 2014 edition of New Visions — the official newsletter of the National FFA Alumni Association. At the heart of Washington County, Fla., is the Holmes River. Locally...

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Vote FFA in Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Film Festival
Feb03

Vote FFA in Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Film Festival

Video is a stirring communication tool, and it’s one that the Boston College Center for Corportate Citizenship wants to recognize as a way to show the difference people can make around them. National FFA Foundation platinum sponsor CSX took that challenge to heart and produced a beautiful video featuring FFA members making a difference at last fall’s 86th National FFA Convention & Expo. Watch here: Now, CSX is hoping...

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