Amberley Snyder, 2009-10 Utah State FFA President

March 25, 2015

Amberley Snyder, former Utah state FFA president, talks about how she has come back from an accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down to once again participate in rodeos. Her advice for anyone facing hard times is to just “keep going.” Amberley was a fan’s choice exemption for RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN rodeo in 2015, where the Amberley Snyder Courage Fund was announced.

This interview first aired on the March 7, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.

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Gaea Hock, Collegiate FFA Advisor, Mississippi State University

March 25, 2015

Gaea Hock grew up in Kansas, where her passion for agriculture began. Now an assistant professor at Mississippi State University, she helps prepare young people for careers in agricultural education. Gaea talks about the differences between high school and collegiate FFA, she describes some of the activities in which her collegiate FFA members are engaged, and she expresses appreciation for the opportunities made available to FFA members through sponsor support.<br/><br/>
<i>This interview first aired on the March 7, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.</i>

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Hawaii State FFA Officers

March 25, 2015

Orion Samuelson talks with 2014-15 Hawaii State FFA Vice President Alexia Dancy and Treasurer Zadey Dili Williams. Alexia and Zadey share some of their experiences raising goats for their supervised agricultural experience programs. They also explain how they are working to grow FFA in Hawaii by promoting the benefits of FFA and sharing information at their state leadership conference.

This interview first aired on the March 7, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.

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International Leadership Seminar for State Officers: South Africa

March 24, 2015

Brandon Nichols from Nebraska, Cody Morris from Illinois and Megan Miller from Washington share some of their experiences as state FFA officers. In 2014 they traveled to South Africa as participants in the International Leadership Seminar for State Officers, and they talk about their introduction to that country’s people and culture.

This interview first aired on the February 28, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.

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Joseph Linthicum, FFA Advisor, Francis Scott Key FFA Chapter, Union Bridge, Md.

March 24, 2015

Joe Linthicum grew up on a family farm and he chose agricultural education as his career to stay connected to agriculture. In his 40th year of teaching, Joe is the FFA advisor at Francis Scott Key High School in Maryland. He received an Honorary American FFA Degree‒Teacher at the 2014 National FFA Convention & Expo.

This interview first aired on the February 28, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.

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Sierra Nevada FFA Chapter, Reno, Nev.

March 24, 2015

Marikate Lewis, sentinel for the Sierra Nevada FFA Chapter, talks about the activities included in her supervised agricultural experience program: raising laying hens and house plants and taking care of her dog. She also explains how her chapter helped with Farm Week at the Nevada Discovery Museum to teach children about agriculture and where their food comes from.

This interview first aired on the February 28, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.

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Rebecca Lawver, Utah State University Collegiate FFA Advisor

March 9, 2015

Rebecca Lawver, Collegiate FFA advisor at Utah State University, discovered FFA when she was a college student – and that experience led her to a career in agricultural education. She explains how Collegiate FFA differs from middle school and high school FFA, and she gives examples of how Utah State Collegiate FFA members focus on leadership and service activities, working with the Utah FFA Association, Utah Agriculture in the Classroom and AgrAbility of Utah.

This interview first aired on the February 14, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.

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Andy Paul, 2014-15 National FFA President

March 9, 2015

National FFA President Andy Paul responds to questions submitted by members of the Burlington FFA Chapter in Oklahoma. He tells when and why he decided to run for national office, describes some of his favorite FFA activities, reveals what he likes to do in his free time and even explains how he packs his FFA jacket when traveling.

This interview first aired on the February 14, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.

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Kamiakin FFA Chapter, Kennewick, Wash.

March 9, 2015

Chris Senor and Austin Roach, president and vice president of the Kamiakin FFA Chapter in Kennewick, Wash., and FFA advisor Denise Senor talk about the variety of on-campus SAE projects in aquaculture, floral shop, greenhouse, metal art and rabbitry that are available to chapter members. They also describe the chapter’s metal art contest and fundraiser that has been an annual event for 10 years.

This interview first aired on the February 14, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.

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Bruce Maloch, 1976-77 National FFA Secretary

March 4, 2015

Former national FFA secretary and current Arkansas State Senator Bruce Maloch shares some of his FFA experiences, which included meeting then-Vice President Gerald Ford, participating in President Jimmy Carter’s inaugural parade and being with Paul Harvey when he gave his famous “So God Made a Farmer” speech at the 51st National FFA Convention. He also reflects on his family’s FFA tradition that continued when Bruce’s daughter Victoria was elected 2014-15 National FFA Secretary – the same office Bruce held in 1976-77.

This interview first aired on the January 31, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.

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