Meet Nick Baker, 2015-16 National FFA Secretary

November 24, 2015

Newly elected National FFA Secretary Nick Baker is ready to hit the road running. He has been active as a member of the Baxter FFA Chapter in Tennessee and as a Tennessee state FFA officer, and he thanks his FFA advisors for helping him throughout his FFA career.

This interview first aired on the November 21, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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Brad Montague, Keynote Speaker at National FFA Convention & Expo

November 24, 2015

Brad Montague is the creator of the Kid President video series, which features his young brother-in-law, Robbie. He says the idea for Kid President started when he and Robbie made some videos about what would happen if kids ruled the world. Brad’s message is simple: If you want to be awesome, treat people awesome.

This interview first aired on the November 21, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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John Schutte, Organist at National FFA Convention & Expo

November 24, 2015

For his day job, John Schutte works as a firefighter in Cincinnati – and on the side, he is the organist for the Cincinnati Reds baseball team. When the organist for the National FFA Convention & Expo retired, John moved from the ballpark to the convention arena to play the organ at the FFA convention.

This interview first aired on the November 21, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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Amberley Snyder, Keynote Speaker at National FFA Convention & Expo

November 24, 2015

Former Utah state FFA president Amberley Snyder uses her personal story to talk about triumph over tragedy, explaining how she has dealt with challenges following a rollover auto accident that left her paralyzed from the waist down. A longtime rodeo participant, Amberley continues to ride horses and compete, and she explains what motivates her.

This interview first aired on the November 21, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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Little Big Horn FFA Chapter, Lodge Grass, Mont.

November 24, 2015

Members of Montana’s Little Big Horn FFA Chapter sang and played drums at the 2015 National FFA Convention & Expo to share their Native American culture. FFA members Shaunita Nomee, Gabrielle Plenty Hawk, Isiah Brown and Victoria North Peigan explain how they prepared for the performance, and they talk about the role of agriculture in their culture.

This interview first aired on the November 21, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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Electric City FFA Chapter, Great Falls, Mont.

November 24, 2015

Working with Central Montana Tourism, the Electric City FFA Chapter placed informational signs in fields along a travel loop to identify the different crops growing in the area. FFA members Matthew Ammons and Makayla Paul talk about their plans to expand their InFARMation agritourism campaign and further their agriculture advocacy efforts.

This interview first aired on the November 21, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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New Richmond FFA Chapter, New Richmond, Wis.

November 24, 2015

As part of their aquaculture program, the New Richmond FFA Chapter in Wisconsin raises tilapia that are harvested and sold to local hospitals and used by the school’s food service. FFA advisor Rachel Sauvola and FFA member Bridgette Hatch share some of the lessons learned through the collaboration of school and community.

This interview first aired on the November 21, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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Convention Recap: Meet Taylor McNeel, 2015-16 National FFA President

November 18, 2015

Just minutes after being elected 2015-16 National FFA President, Taylor McNeel talks about hearing her name called during the national officer elections. She says she is looking forward to meeting FFA members and asking them “What is the best thing about your state?”

This interview first aired on the November 14, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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Convention Recap: Reflections from Retiring National FFA Officers

November 18, 2015

Retiring 2014-15 National FFA Officers Andy Paul, Stephen McBride, Ruth Ann Myers, Caleb Gustin, Kristen Schmidt and Victoria Maloch reflect on their year of service and how it feels to move into new roles with FFA.

This interview first aired on the November 14, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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Convention Recap: Observations from the National FFA CEO

November 18, 2015

As the convention winds down, National FFA CEO Dwight Armstrong shares his thoughts about the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo and the newly elected national FFA officers. He thanks the city of Louisville for hosting the convention for 10 years (1999-2005 and 2013-2015).

This interview first aired on the November 14, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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