National FFA Organization
ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: SARAH LaROSE, Nonnewaug High School, Woodbury, Conn.

ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: SARAH LaROSE, Nonnewaug High School, Woodbury, Conn.

August 6, 2014

This interview first aired on the July 26, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Sarah LaRose, FFA advisor at the Woodbury FFA Chapter at Nonnewaug High School in Connecticut, tells how her interest in horses led her to join FFA as a student. Now an FFA advisor, Sarah explains how she used a Food for All grant to create a Local Food Production class in which her students grow vegetables for the local food pantry and the school cafeteria. She also talks about a recent trip to South Korea where she visited with Future Farmers of Korea members.

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: St. Amant FFA Chapter, St. Amant, La.

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: St. Amant FFA Chapter, St. Amant, La.

August 6, 2014

This interview first aired on the July 26, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
The St. Amant FFA Chapter in St. Amant, La., won the 2013 National Model of Innovation Chapter Award for student development. Chapter members Megan Bordelon and Haylie Heath and their FFA advisor, Mandy DeLaune, talk about their “Bowls for Better Living” program, which promoted healthy lifestyles and offered suggestions on fun ways to be active and how to eat healthy.

FORMER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: MICHAEL and AMANDA BERECZ, Woodbury, Conn.

FORMER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: MICHAEL and AMANDA BERECZ, Woodbury, Conn.

August 6, 2014

This interview first aired on the August 2, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Michael and Amanda Berecz are a husband-and-wife team who own and operate The Farm and Woodbury Floral Designs in Woodbury, Conn. Both were members of the Woodbury FFA Chapter at Nonnewaug High School, and they say they still draw on their FFA experiences in their diverse operation that includes a greenhouse, field and forage crops, CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and a Sugar Shed (offering honey and maple syrup).

ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: DANA FISHER, Central High School, Woodstock, Va.

ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: DANA FISHER, Central High School, Woodstock, Va.

August 6, 2014

This interview first aired on the August 2, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Dana Fisher, FFA advisor at Central High School in Woodstock, Va., joined FFA as a seventh-grader and went on to serve as a state FFA officer and national FFA officer before becoming an agricultural education teacher. Here he talks about receiving the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture Award and participating in the inaugural class of the VALOR Program, a leadership development program for adults in agriculture.

SPECIAL SEGMENT: American Star in Agribusiness

SPECIAL SEGMENT: American Star in Agribusiness

August 6, 2014

This interview first aired on the August 2, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
The four finalists for the 2014 American Star in Agribusiness award have been selected, and the winner will be announced at the 2014 National FFA Convention & Expo. Chelsey Schlosnagle from Kentucky was the 2013 American Star in Agribusiness award winner, and she talks about her egg business that earned her the prestigious honor.

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