Preserving Delaware’s History

February 10, 2017

"FFA Today" contributor and host of the Off-Farm Income Podcast Matt Brechwald talks to Ariana Gaston, an FFA member from Delaware working to preserve the state's history.

This segment aired on the Feb. 4, 2017, “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147.

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FFA Members Embark on South African Journey of a Lifetime

February 10, 2017

In January, 75 state FFA officers traveled to South Africa for a 12-day educational and cultural experience. Kentucky FFA President Ben Pinkston, New Jersey FFA Secretary Renée Stillwell, Florida’s Area 2 Vice President Hunter Burnsed and Nebraska FFA President Kaitlyn Hanvey chronicle their most memorable encounters.

This segment aired on the Feb. 4, 2017, “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147.

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Ride Along in RFD-TV’s Inaugural Tractor Brigade

February 10, 2017

FFA enjoyed a front row seat to the 2017 Presidential Inaugural Parade during RFD-TV’s Rural Tractor Brigade. Hear from Pennsylvania Sentinel Garrett Jenkins, Vice President Jacob Kline, Treasurer Madeline Buss, and Chaplain Tricia Hojnowski who led the delegation of tractors down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House.

This segment aired on the Feb. 4, 2017, “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147.

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What a Unique SAE − Mighty Mini Mules of Midvale!

January 31, 2017

Former Midvale (Idaho) FFA member Molly Roberts Sparrow worked with her father to develop a professional rodeo act with a team of miniature mules, and her involvement in that business led to her being named the 2014 Idaho State Star in Agribusiness. Recently married, Molly and John Sparrow met while attending a Washington Leadership Conference and, as the saying goes, the rest is history.

This segment aired on the Jan. 28, 2017 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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Idaho FFA Members Pursue a Host of Diverse Projects

January 31, 2017

Orion Samuelson talks with members of the Mackay (Idaho) FFA Chapter about their SAEs, which range from helping at the local library to roasting coffee to working on the chapter’s radio program. And Mackay FFA Advisor Trent Van Leuven describes the chapter’s fish lab, where chapter members raise tilapia, rainbow trout, cutthroat and sturgeon. (Photo from Trent Van Leuven.)

This segment aired on the Jan. 28, 2017 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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Dig Up Some Fun at This Idaho Fossil Bed

January 24, 2017

Riley Keinbaum, president of the Deary FFA Chapter in Idaho, has a one-of-a-kind SAE: He oversees a 15 million-year-old fossil bed located on his family’s property. Riley’s grandfather exposed the bed in 1972, and since then, fossils of leaves, sticks, flowers, insects and fish have been discovered. Riley explains why the fossil bed has caught the attention of NASA, John Deere and many others.

This segment aired on the Jan. 21, 2017 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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What Are the Five C’s of Arizona Agriculture?

January 24, 2017

At the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention in Phoenix, Ariz., Mark Oppold had an opportunity to talk with two Arizona state FFA officers. State FFA President McKenna Mellon and State FFA Vice President Annily Hawks describe the five C’s of Arizona agriculture: Copper, Cattle, Citrus, Cotton and Climate. The state officers represent some 10,300 FFA members in 75 chapters in Arizona.

This segment aired on the Jan. 21, 2017 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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Agriculture Runs in the Family for Michael Scuse and Holly Hufford

January 18, 2017

Michael Scuse, acting USDA deputy secretary, and daughter Holly Scuse Hufford, agriscience teacher at Smyrna Middle School in Delaware, share their personal stories about what led them both to successful careers in agriculture. They had an exceptional opportunity to work together when Scuse was Delaware’s secretary of agriculture at the same time Hufford was Delaware state FFA president.

This segment aired on the Jan. 14, 2017 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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Meet Members of the Capitol FFA Chapter in Nevada

January 18, 2017

Orion Samuelson introduces us to Katie Jones and Cristian Lamas from the Capitol FFA Chapter in Carson City, Nev. Katie and Cristian talk about the chapter’s floriculture project that benefited local domestic violence and breast cancer organizations, and they respond to Orion’s questions: If you could go anywhere in the world and do what you most want to do, Where would you go? What would you do?

This segment aired on the Jan. 14, 2017 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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In the Classroom with Wyoming FFA Advisor Joe Allen

January 18, 2017

Members of the Frontier FFA Chapter at East High School in Cheyenne, Wyo., and FFA advisor Joe Allen explain what they find most inspiring and rewarding in their agriculture classes and in FFA. By using technology and sharing life stories, Allen makes lessons taught in the classroom more real and relatable to the students. (From Wyoming Department of Education)

This segment aired on the Jan. 14, 2017 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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