FORMER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: DEVRY BOUGHNER VORWERK, Gonzales, Calif. (hometown)

April 30, 2014

This interview first aired on the April 27, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Devry Boughner Vorwerk was a member of the Gonzales FFA Chapter in California and later served as a California state FFA vice president. Today she is director of international business relations at Cargill, and she was named a 2014 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

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ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: KERRY TRAVIS, Oblong FFA Chapter, Oblong, Ill.

April 30, 2014

This interview first aired on the April 27, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Kerry Travis is the FFA advisor at the Oblong FFA Chapter in Oblong, Ill. He talks about how he has seen both FFA and agricultural education change over the years, and he describes the biennial Ag Day event that Oblong FFA members plan and host.

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CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Napoleon FFA Chapter, Napoleon, N.D.

April 30, 2014

This interview first aired on the April 27, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
The winning team in the 2013 National FFA Agricultural Sales Career Development Event is from the Napoleon FFA Chapter in Napoleon, N.D. Team members are Bailey Bitz, Nicollette Bitz, Jessica Long and Katelyn Long.

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FORMER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: ANTHONY LAMAS, Lindsay, Calif. (hometown)

April 22, 2014

This interview first aired on the April 20, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Former FFA member Anthony Lamas is the owner and chef at Seviche Latin Restaurant in Louisville, Ky. He shares some of his special memories of FFA, including winning a showmanship award the first time he showed a steer at the county fair. Today he works closely with local farmers to obtain the freshest ingredients to serve at his restaurant.

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ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: CORY WEDEL, Stratton FFA Chapter, Stratton, Colo.

April 22, 2014

This interview first aired on the April 20, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Cory Wedel, FFA advisor at the Stratton FFA Chapter in Stratton, Colo., talks about his chapter’s extensive program of activities and describes their light stand shop project. He also points out some of the diverse opportunities in agriculture and agricultural education.

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CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Portland FFA Chapter, Portland, Tenn.

April 22, 2014

This interview first aired on the April 20, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
The Portland FFA Chapter in Portland, Tenn., has held an annual tractorcade through town since 1978 to show their support of agriculture and FFA. Current and former members of the Portland FFA Chapter talk about what the tractorcade means to them.

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FORMER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: LOUIE BROWN, Hanford, Calif. (hometown)

April 22, 2014

This interview first aired on the April 13, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Former national FFA vice president (1991-92) Louie Brown is now an attorney in California and chair of the California FFA Foundation board of directors. He talks about his efforts to create partnerships and spread the word about FFA and agriculture.

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ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: KATHY CONERLY, Zachary FFA Chapter, Zachary, La.

April 22, 2014

This interview first aired on the April 13, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Kathy Conerly – FFA advisor at the Zachary FFA Chapter in Zachary, La. – was named the 2013 Region 2 Agriscience Teacher of the Year. She shares some of her favorite memories as an FFA advisor and talks about an FFA advisor’s responsibilities as both a teacher and a role model.

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STATE OFFICERS SPOTLIGHT: Tennessee State FFA Officers

April 22, 2014

This interview first aired on the April 13, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
During a visit to the Rural Radio studio in Nashville, Tenn., the Tennessee state FFA officers talk about the importance of sharing information about agriculture and agricultural education with the general public.

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CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Sandra Day O’Connor FFA Chapter, Helotes, Texas

April 22, 2014

This interview first aired on the April 13, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
The winning team in the 2013 National FFA Poultry Evaluation Career Development Event is from the Sandra Day O’Connor FFA Chapter in Helotes, Texas. Team members are Austin Clay, Sarah Rodgers, Jill Wright and Kate Wright.

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