Bringing national experience to the Indiana FFA

Coty Back started with the Indiana FFA Association just over five weeks ago.  In his new role as the assistant Executive Director of Leadership Programs for the Indiana FFA Association he hopes to provide the support to create the agriculture industry’s next great leaders. Back says by providing support to teachers (who are what he… Read more »

Ohio FFA’s National Proficiency Finalists

Maddi Buschar of the Versailles FFA was a National Proficiency Finalist in Agricultural Communications Placement. Maddi’s interest in ag communications began with the Prepared Public Speaking CDE. From there Maddi got a job at the local radio station as the Farm News Director. Her responsibilities included everything from reporting on local agricultural issues, to reporting… Read more »

The US Army and FFA promote similar values

Last week the US Army took part in the trade show at the 85th National FFA Convention and Expo.  As Captain Todd French talked to attendees – he says there are a lot of similarities between the National FFA Organization and the US Army.  “The FFA teaches a lot about leadership, dedication, and teamwork,” he… Read more »

Jakob Wilson – National Proficiency Winner

Jakob Wilson of the Fairbanks FFA in Milford Center, Ohio is the 2012 National Proficiency winner for Diversified Crop Production Placement. Jakob works on his family’s 4,000 acre farm, growing corn, soybeans and a little wheat in five Central Ohio counties. Currently a student at The Ohio State University – ATI at Wooster, Jakob plans… Read more »

Elizabeth Hayes – National Proficiency Winner

Elizabeth Hayes of the Marysville FFA in Ohio is the 2012 National Proficiency winner for Equine Science Entrepreneurship. Elizabeth found her success in the show ring was something she could turn into a business. Currently a student at the University of Findlay, Elizabeth has her sights on becoming a professional horse trainer and hopes to… Read more »

Nick Rutschilling – National Proficiency Winner

The 2012 National Proficiency winner for Swine Production Placement is Nick Rutschilling of the Versailles FFA Chapter in Ohio. Nick is works for his father and uncle on their 500 sow, farrow to finish operation. Nick’s responsibilities include everything from hauling manure, to giving shots. Nick is the son of Linda and Mark, his FFA… Read more »

Garrit Sproull – National Proficiency Winner

The 2012 National Proficiency winner for Swine Production Entrepreneurship is Garrit Sproull of the Harrison Central FFA Chapter in Cadiz, Ohio. Sproull says his proficiency began when he was nine years old, when he showed his first market hog at the county fair. Since then, Garrit has continued to pay more attention to genetics and… Read more »

Recruiting potential students

The National FFA Convention and Expo provided colleges and universities from across the country the opportunity to share with FFA members what they have to offer. Brownfield’s Dave Russell talked with Stacie Seger of Ft. Loramie, Ohio, a second year student in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State… Read more »

National FFA elects 2012-2013 officer team

Meet the 2012-2013 National FFA Officer Team.

FFA members work for years to prepare themselves for an opportunity to run for a National FFA Office.  As the 85th National FFA Convention and Expo came to a close on Saturday – for six students from across the US that dream became a reality.   University of Florida student Clay Sapp was elected to serve as… Read more »

National FFA Star Farmer

For 20-year old Clayton Carley – it all started with a small sweet corn field and has now developed into what is now a few hundred acres of corn and soybeans.  He started working for the same reasons many others enter the workforce at an early age – to earn money for a car and… Read more »