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Convention Recap: Excitement at the National FFA Convention & Expo

Convention Recap: Excitement at the National FFA Convention & Expo

November 18, 2015

Bill Stagg, director of strategic communications for the National FFA Organization, describes the connections and opportunities that are experienced at the National FFA Convention & Expo – and FFA members from across the country share some of their favorite parts of convention.

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

Convention Recap: National FFA Advisor’s Challenge

Convention Recap: National FFA Advisor’s Challenge

November 18, 2015

Dr. Steve Brown, national FFA advisor, delivers a challenge to attendees at the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo. He compares baseball, agriculture and FFA and gives examples of their similarities: courage, confidence and commitment.

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

Saluting Our Veterans: Glasscock County FFA Chapter, Garden City, Texas

Saluting Our Veterans: Glasscock County FFA Chapter, Garden City, Texas

November 12, 2015

The Glasscock County FFA Chapter in Garden City, Texas, is a small but active chapter. FFA advisor Rusty Hollingworth explains how they have joined with Hunt for Heroes to participate in an annual parade for their local veterans. Chapter members also make metal picture frames for the veterans to show appreciation for their service.

This interview first aired on the November 7, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

Saluting Our Veterans: Signal Knob Middle School FFA Chapter, Strasburg, Va.

Saluting Our Veterans: Signal Knob Middle School FFA Chapter, Strasburg, Va.

November 12, 2015

Jaclyn Ryan, FFA advisor for the Signal Knob Middle School FFA Chapter in Strasburg, Va., talks about the Veterans Day breakfast that their chapter hosts each year. They welcome more than 200 people to the school for a meal and a special presentation. FFA members Kenzie Kline and Madison Estep share their experiences helping with the breakfast.

This interview first aired on the November 7, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

Saluting Our Veterans: Dean and Mary Gagnon

Saluting Our Veterans: Dean and Mary Gagnon

November 12, 2015

As part of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, we invited Dean and Mary Gagnon to talk about their experiences during the Vietnam War. Dean joined the military in the 1960s and served in Thailand, and Mary was with him there for part of his tour of duty. Both Dean and Mary later worked with FFA in Wisconsin. Visit http://www.vietnamwar50th.com/ for more information about the commemoration.

This interview first aired on the November 7, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

Election of the 2015-16 National FFA Officers

Election of the 2015-16 National FFA Officers

November 12, 2015

The election of the new National FFA Officers is a highlight of the National FFA Convention & Expo. Learn about the work that is done in the days and weeks leading up to the announcement, and share in the excitement of the election at the 2015 National FFA Convention & Expo.

This interview first aired on the November 1, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

85th Anniversary of the FFA Creed

85th Anniversary of the FFA Creed

November 12, 2015

The FFA Creed, written by Erwin Milton Tiffany, was adopted in 1930 as the official creed of the Future Farmers of America, known today as the National FFA Organization. Mr. Tiffany and the FFA Creed were honored at the 2015 National FFA Convention & Expo for inspiring FFA members for 85 years.

This interview first aired on the November 1, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

2015-16 FFA Theme Song

2015-16 FFA Theme Song

November 12, 2015

Each year, FFA members eagerly await the announcement of the annual theme and the release of the theme song, both of which are introduced at the National FFA Convention & Expo. “Amplify” is the FFA theme for the 2015-16 school year, and the theme song tells how FFA members can amplify their voice for agriculture.

This interview first aired on the November 1, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

Scott Skelly, Corn Mazes America

Scott Skelly, Corn Mazes America

November 5, 2015

Scott Skelly, a former member of the Janesville Parker FFA Chapter in Wisconsin and a recipient of the National Agricultural Proficiency Award in Outdoor Recreation, is the founder of Corn Mazes America. Scott talks about how corn mazes are created, from the design to the planting to the cutting of the maze.

This interview first aired on the October 24, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

Xavier Morgan, The FFA Scrapbook

Xavier Morgan, The FFA Scrapbook

November 5, 2015

Matt Brechwald talks with Xavier Morgan, a student at Joliet Junior College in Illinois and a member of the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences FFA Chapter. Xavier started The FFA Scrapbook, an organization that gives FFA members a platform for sharing their experiences and achievements.

This interview first aired on the October 24, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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