FFA FLASHBACK: JOE THEISMANN, former NFL player/sportscaster

May 29, 2014

This interview was recorded in 2004 and aired on the May 25, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Joe Theismann was a keynote speaker at the 77th National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky. The former Notre Dame and Washington Redskins quarterback talks about challenges he has faced in his career and in his personal life, and he speaks passionately about community service.

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ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: SARAH WARD, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy FFA Chapter, Northwood, N.H.

May 29, 2014

This interview first aired on the May 25, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Sarah Ward is the FFA advisor at the Coe-Brown Northwood Academy FFA Chapter in Northwood, N.H. She talks about her school’s agriculture program, which was established more than 100 years ago, and she explains why knowledge about agriculture is important to everyone – not just to those in the industry of agriculture.

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CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Tombstone FFA Chapter, Tombstone, Ariz.

May 29, 2014

This interview first aired on the May 25, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
The Tombstone FFA Chapter in Arizona is using their Living to Serve: Environmental Grant to gather information about pronghorn antelope and assist with relocation. Talking about their service-learning project  which includes partnering with the Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Hereford Natural Resource Conservation District  are chapter members Emily Addington, Tabytha Friend and Casey Harris.

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FORMER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: JAMES WESLEY, Mound Valley, Kan. (hometown)

May 21, 2014

This interview first aired on the May 18, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
James Wesley followed his dream of being a country music entertainer from Kansas to Nashville, Tenn. He talks about his love of singing as well as his years as an FFA member, and he shares some of his personal FFA experiences, including the pride he felt when he received his blue corduroy FFA jacket.

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ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: BILLY SUMRALL, Loyd Star FFA Chapter, Brookhaven, Miss.

May 21, 2014

This interview first aired on the May 18, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Billy Sumrall is the FFA advisor at the Loyd Star FFA Chapter in Brookhaven, Miss. He talks about the school’s new Agriculture and Biotechnology Academy and how agriculture is incorporated across the curriculum, and he calls attention to the opportunities in FFA.

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CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Hondo FFA Chapter, Hondo, Texas

May 21, 2014

This interview first aired on the May 18, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
The winning team in the 2013 National FFA Meats Evaluation and Technology Career Development Event is from the Hondo FFA Chapter in Hondo, Texas. Team members are Brooke Boehme, Clay Dale, Darby Gonzales, April Molitor and Walter Nester.

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FORMER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: LYNETTE MARSHALL, Sparland, Ill. (hometown)

May 14, 2014

This interview first aired on the May 11, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Lynette Marshall was the first female to win the National FFA Public Speaking Contest for a prepared speech (now the Prepared Public Speaking CDE). Today she is president and CEO of the University of Iowa Foundation and she serves on the National FFA Foundation’s Individual Giving Council.

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ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: JESSICA FERNANDES, Buena Park FFA Chapter, Buena Park, Calif.

May 14, 2014

This interview first aired on the May 11, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Jessica Fernandes is the FFA advisor at the Buena Park FFA Chapter in Buena Park, Calif. She talks about the diversity of her urban FFA chapter and how membership has grown from 60 to nearly 500 in nine years, and she shares some of her favorite FFA experiences.

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CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: East Central FFA Chapter, San Antonio, Texas

May 14, 2014

This interview first aired on the May 11, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
The winning team in the 2013 National FFA Food Science and Technology Career Development Event is from the East Central FFA Chapter in San Antonio, Texas. Team members are Tommy Fletcher, Johnna Pieniazek, Randee Terrill and Chloe Villapondo.

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FORMER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: AL SNYDER, Casper, Wyo. (hometown)

May 7, 2014

This interview first aired on the May 4, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Dr. Al Snyder joined FFA when he was a high school freshman in Casper, Wyo., and he went on to serve as a Wyoming state FFA officer. His multifaceted career includes founding the Wyoming FFA Leadership Camp, working as a veterinarian and performing as a stage hypnotist.

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