Meet Sydney Snider, 2015-16 National FFA Vice President-Eastern Region

December 23, 2015

Ohioan Sydney Snider serves as the 2015-16 National FFA Vice President-Eastern Region. She explains what the annual theme, “Amplify,” means to her: doing more than you’re expected to do and going that extra step. During her year of service, she looks forward to seeing FFA and agriculture in action across the country.

This interview first aired on the December 19, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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“Katie’s Christmas Cheer” SAE Project

December 23, 2015

Katie Bendickson, a member of the Miami East FFA Chapter in Casstown, Ohio, talks about her SAE project, “Katie’s Christmas Cheer.” Using evergreen branches from trees on her family’s property, Katie creates Christmas wreaths and sprays that she markets through word-of-mouth, social media and flyers.

This interview first aired on the December 19, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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Learning about Reindeer in Alaska

December 23, 2015

Taylor Armstrong, former Alaska state FFA president and a member of the North Pole FFA Chapter in Alaska, explains what she has learned about reindeer through her SAE project. She currently owns two female reindeer, which she plans to halter-break so she can train them to pull a sleigh.

Former FFA member Jennifer Robinette is program coordinator for the Reindeer Research Program at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. She manages outreach efforts for youth in rural communities in Alaska, and she organizes reindeer husbandry camps for both youth and adults.

This interview first aired on the December 19, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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Meet Abrah Meyer, 2015-16 National FFA Vice President-Central Region

December 15, 2015

Shortly after being elected to serve as a 2015-16 National FFA Vice President, Iowan Abrah Meyer talks about her plans to give back to the organization that has given her so much. She looks forward to meeting FFA members across the country during her year of service.

This interview first aired on the December 12, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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Dale Fisher, Ripon Christian FFA Chapter, Ripon, Calif.

December 15, 2015

Dale Fisher is a freshman at Ripon Christian High School in California, where he is a member of the FFA chapter. He talks about his SAE project – growing and marketing poinsettias for Christmas – and his plans to raise mums to sell for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.

This interview first aired on the December 12, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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Warner Collegiate FFA Chapter, Lake Wales, Fla.

December 15, 2015

Members of the Collegiate FFA Chapter at Warner University in Florida talk about some of their advocacy and service activities, and they explain how Collegiate FFA differs from FFA in high school. Scarlett Jackson, director of agricultural development, tells what the FFA chapter brings to the university.

This interview first aired on the December 12, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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Matisyn Howell, Camden-Frontier FFA Chapter, Camden, Mich.

December 15, 2015

Matisyn Howell is an 8th-grade member of the Camden-Frontier FFA Chapter in Michigan. She started showing cattle when she was 10, and now she has a small herd of beef cattle. Matisyn is active in her FFA chapter and she hopes to help the chapter grow.

This interview first aired on the December 12, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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Marshall FFA Chapter, Marshall, Mo.

December 15, 2015

The Marshall FFA Chapter in Missouri received the 2015 National Model of Excellence Chapter Award at the 88th National FFA Convention & Expo. Marshall FFA members talk about what they love about their chapter.

This interview first aired on the December 12, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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Sullivan FFA Chapter, Sullivan, Ind.

December 8, 2015

Kevin Cross, FFA advisor at the Sullivan FFA Chapter in Indiana, talks about how the chapter used an FFA Environmental Grant to build a nature trail in a wooded area near their school. Logan, one of the FFA members who worked on the trail, describes the work that went into the project.

This interview first aired on the December 5, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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Elanco – FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge Quarterly Sponsor Winner

December 8, 2015

Becky Sullivan Fouard – current marketing leader for Elanco’s HATCH for Hunger program and former national FFA secretary (2007-08) – reflects on her time as an FFA member. She also explains how Elanco won the fourth quarter FFA Hunger Heroes Challenge by donating food for more than 118,000 meals.

This interview first aired on the December 5, 2015 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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