National FFA Organization
West Ouachita FFA Chapter, West Monroe, La.

West Ouachita FFA Chapter, West Monroe, La.

June 10, 2015

Hallie Sims, Ashlee Sebren and Ty Bounds – members of the West Ouachita FFA Chapter in Louisiana – learn about growing plants and much more when they work in their school’s greenhouse. Horticulture teacher Derrick Shields says the experience teaches students about agriculture as well as a sense of responsibility. (From “This Week in Louisiana Agriculture.”)

This interview first aired on the June 6, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.

Keith Gundlach, FFA Advisor, Randolph Cambria-Friesland FFA Chapter, Randolph, Wis.

Keith Gundlach, FFA Advisor, Randolph Cambria-Friesland FFA Chapter, Randolph, Wis.

June 10, 2015

Throughout his 38-year career as an agriculture teacher, Keith Gundlach has invested time, energy and knowledge in developing his students. As a result, his work with the supervised agricultural experience program has earned him the unofficial title of “Mr. SAE,” and his students have responded with impressive success with their SAEs.

This interview first aired on the June 6, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.

Conversation with Dwight Armstrong, National FFA CEO

Conversation with Dwight Armstrong, National FFA CEO

June 10, 2015

Caleb Gustin talks with National FFA CEO Dwight Armstrong about his trip to Honduras with Shoulder to Shoulder, an organization that provides health, nutrition and educational services to the people of Honduras. Dr. Armstrong also describes his trip to Mexico, where he gave a talk to feed industry customers about the FFA hunger platform and how FFA is helping to feed the world.

This interview first aired on the June 6, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.

Conversation with Ryan Tate, National FFA Foundation

Conversation with Ryan Tate, National FFA Foundation

June 10, 2015

Andrew McCrea visits with Ryan Tate, strategic accounts director with the National FFA Foundation. Ryan talks about how business and industry can work with FFA to develop a talent pipeline for the future, and he discusses opportunities for corporate sponsors and individual donors to engage with FFA through the organization’s platforms, such as hunger and agricultural literacy and advocacy.

This interview first aired on the June 6, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.

Vista FFA Chapter, Vista, Calif.

Vista FFA Chapter, Vista, Calif.

June 2, 2015

Vista FFA members Yesenia Vargas, Haley Daniels and Kylie Lyons and their FFA advisor Sara Benner explain how they used an FFA: Food For All grant to promote the importance of agriculture throughout their community. Among other projects, they helped with the school backpack program and they joined with the school’s culinary arts program to host a Farm to Fork event.

This interview first aired on the May 30, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.

Tyson Foods – FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge Quarterly Sponsor Winner

Tyson Foods – FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge Quarterly Sponsor Winner

June 2, 2015

Through the FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge, FFA is working to donate 2.5 million “meals” by the start of the 2015 National FFA Convention & Expo in October. Tyson Foods joined the challenge, and for their efforts, Tyson was named the second quarter sponsor winner. Annetta Young talks about Tyson’s commitment to fight hunger and how Tyson’s relationship with FFA has grown.

This interview first aired on the May 30, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.

Ken Couture, FFA Advisor, Killingly High School, Killingly, Conn.

Ken Couture, FFA Advisor, Killingly High School, Killingly, Conn.

June 2, 2015

Ken Couture says he knew when he left high school that he wanted to be an agricultural education teacher, and he has now completed 26 years in his chosen profession. Along with his teaching duties, Ken formed the Killingly FFA Parents and Alumni Association. He received an Honorary American FFA Degree‒Teacher at the 2014 National FFA Convention & Expo.

This interview first aired on the May 30, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.

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