National FFA Organization
Ashley Finley, Montana FFA Alumni Member

Ashley Finley, Montana FFA Alumni Member

March 9, 2016

Cascade FFA member Becca Gerard talks with Ashley Finley, a former member of Cascade FFA who is now active in the Montana FFA Alumni. Ashley says FFA impacted her life in many ways, and she enjoys the opportunity to come back and help current FFA members. According to Ashley, you’re never fully out of FFA!

This interview aired on the March 5, 2016 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

Juni Fisher, Former FFA Member Now a Singer-Songwriter

Juni Fisher, Former FFA Member Now a Singer-Songwriter

March 9, 2016

Western entertainer Juni Fisher has had a lifelong love of horses, and even though she now travels for weeks at a time, she still has two horses – one for trail riding and one in training. When she was a member of the Strathmore FFA Chapter in California, she formed a horse judging team that went to the state finals. Juni encourages all FFA members to learn practical skills that will carry them through their lives.

This interview aired on the March 5, 2016 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

Recap of February FFA Activities in Washington, D.C.

Recap of February FFA Activities in Washington, D.C.

March 9, 2016

February was a busy month for FFA members in Washington, D.C., as they participated in the first-ever Young Invincibles FarmNext National Youth Summit and the annual Agricultural Outlook Forum. The 2015-16 National FFA Officers came to town to visit with government officials, including U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. And during National FFA Week, Pennsylvania state FFA officers Tyler Watkins and Elizabeth Winklosky and Maryland FFA member Joy Petersen were in the nation’s capital to advocate for FFA.

This interview aired on the March 5, 2016 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

Versailles FFA Chapter’s Ice Cream Project

Versailles FFA Chapter’s Ice Cream Project

March 1, 2016

Thomas Shaw talks with members of the Versailles FFA Chapter in Ohio about a delicious project – creating new ice cream flavors for the Velvet Ice Cream Company! From lemon ginger to cinnamon donut to red velvet, FFA members combined their creativity with skills learned in their food science and technology class to create new taste treats.

This interview aired on the Feb. 27, 2016 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

Bill Jimmerson, Former Montana State FFA Advisor

Bill Jimmerson, Former Montana State FFA Advisor

March 1, 2016

Natalie Arnott, a member of the Missoula FFA Chapter at Big Sky High School in Montana, talks with Bill Jimmerson, former state FFA advisor in Montana. Now retired, Mr. Jimmerson tells how his agriculture teacher inspired him to pursue a career in agricultural education. He says his favorite FFA memory is the first time he attended a national FFA convention.

This interview aired on the Feb. 27, 2016 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

Ali Datko, Former FFA Member in Pickens County, S.C.

Ali Datko, Former FFA Member in Pickens County, S.C.

March 1, 2016

Ali Datko says joining FFA as a high school freshman helped her come out of her shell. She was an active FFA member, attending conventions, conferences and camps and serving as chapter president. Ali merged two of her passions – music and FFA – in “National Blue,” a song she wrote about her blue corduroy jacket and some of her FFA experiences.

This interview aired on the Feb. 27, 2016 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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