National FFA Organization
FORMER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: BILL BUTCHER, Centreville, Mich.

FORMER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: BILL BUTCHER, Centreville, Mich.

July 16, 2014

This interview first aired on the June 28, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Bill Butcher is a former state FFA officer in Michigan, a former agriculture teacher and FFA advisor, and current owner (with his wife, also a former FFA member) of the Red Barn Greenhouse in Centreville, Mich. He talks passionately about his FFA experiences  from attending the 50th National FFA Convention (in 1977, Kansas City, Mo.) to coaching parliamentary procedure teams  and he shares his concern over the shortage of agriculture teachers.

ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: JOSHUA RICE, Southern FFA Chapter, Harwood, Md.

ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: JOSHUA RICE, Southern FFA Chapter, Harwood, Md.

July 15, 2014

This interview first aired on the June 28, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Joshua Rice, FFA advisor at Southern High School in Harwood, Md., established the Southern FFA Chapter just three years ago. He talks about how the chapter stays connected with the local community through their digital newsletter (which is sent to 350 people each month), the chapter website (which receives 10,000 visits each month) and social media.

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