Just as the FFA motto states, “Learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live, living to serve,” the Lone Tree FFA is putting the “living to serve” part in action.
For National FFA Week, HPJ.com is sharing some of the stories from our archives about how FFA members make a difference. For more FFA News, visit HPJ.com/FFA.
High Plains Journal’s annual Agriculture Cares issue recognizes those who go above and beyond to improve their community, their country and their world. This year Ag Cares honors people who have made a difference through 4-H or FFA: Justin Schmutz; Southwestern Heights FFA; Donna Maskus; Gen…
In 1988 the Future Farmers of America changed its name to the National FFA Organization “to better reflect the expanded agricultural opportunities encompassing science, business and technology, in addition to production farming.”
When an agricultural community needs something, even a teacher for the ag program, people step forward to help.
There are many career paths a young person can take. For those who want to be involved with agriculture, FFA can provide them with direction and purpose during their high school career.
Some say curiosity killed the cat, but for Travis Bradshaw, curiosity enabled him to capture a piece of history before it was too late. In June, Bradshaw, in his 11th year as agricultural education instructor in Burlington, Oklahoma, decided to do something he always said he would do.
One in eight people don’t get enough food to be healthy in an active lifestyle. Helping provide food to those in need is a lesson taught to youth involved in agriculture in more than one way.
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Over time, negative cash flows will put farm and ranch businesses, and the lifestyle of the owners, at serious risk. The following suggestions for adding to cash flow are adapted from Iowa State Extension AgDecsionmaker C3-58, Farm Financial Management: 16 Ways to Stretch Cash Flow, written by William Edwards, retired extension ag economist.
The 2019 Kansas Livestock Association Young Stockmen’s Academy met for its first session last week in Topeka. The class consists of 20 young cattlemen and women from across the state. Merck Animal Health is again the exclusive sponsor of the program.
The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Integrated Pest Management program announces the addition of two new university extension programs to the annual Regional Youth Crop Scouting Competition. Students participating in University of Minnesota and the University of Kentucky events will join students from Iowa, Nebraska and Indiana in the regional competition. Registration will open in March.
The Southern Oklahoma Livestock Auction, Ada, Oklahoma, estimated reported receipts of 1,125 head selling Feb. 13, compared to 1,856 head a week ago and 1,602 head last year, according to the USDA-Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Market News Service, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.