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Louisiana Art Museum Curator Found a Creative Outlet in FFA

Louisiana Art Museum Curator Found a Creative Outlet in FFA

August 11, 2016

Jenny Burnham, curator of education and public programs at the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, La., says FFA provided her with a creative outlet when she was in high school. A member of the Choudrant FFA Chapter in Louisiana, Jenny worked on welding and woodworking projects and cultivated her love of photography. She says those FFA experiences shaped the person she is today.

This segment aired on the August 6, 2016 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

Nevada Agriculture Teachers Speak Out

Nevada Agriculture Teachers Speak Out

August 11, 2016

Nevada State FFA Officers ask agriculture teachers what led them to choose agricultural education as a career. The educators explain what they find most rewarding about teaching agriculture, and they offer valuable advice to those interested in becoming an ag teacher.

This segment aired on the August 6, 2016 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

2016 WLC Wrap-up

2016 WLC Wrap-up

August 11, 2016

For seven weeks during June and July, more than 2,100 FFA members from across the country traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend the Washington Leadership Conference. Genevieve Regli (California), Marshall Gibbens (Nebraska), Hunter Hilbert (Virginia) and Dynasty Brandon (Illinois) share some of their WLC experiences.

This segment aired on the July 30, 2016 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

Mission Valley FFA in Kansas Builds Nesting Boxes for Wood Ducks

Mission Valley FFA in Kansas Builds Nesting Boxes for Wood Ducks

August 11, 2016

Robert Phillips and Tanner Walker, members of the Mission Valley FFA Chapter in Eskridge, Kansas, explain how their chapter used a Living to Serve: Environmental Grant from the National FFA Organization to build 79 nesting boxes for wood ducks. The boxes were placed around their community so they can track the number of nests that are built and how often ducks return to the boxes.

This segment aired on the July 30, 2016 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

Clark Long, A Voice for Oklahoma’s Agriculture Teachers

Clark Long, A Voice for Oklahoma’s Agriculture Teachers

August 11, 2016

FFA advisor Clark Long has an active chapter of nearly 100 FFA members at Stigler High School in Oklahoma, and he serves as president of OAETA (Oklahoma Agricultural Education Teachers Association). As OAETA president, Clark is not only a voice for current Oklahoma agriculture teachers but he is also active in the recruitment and retention of the next generation of ag teachers.

This segment aired on the July 30, 2016 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

Richard Fordyce, Fourth-Generation Missouri Farmer …

Richard Fordyce, Fourth-Generation Missouri Farmer …

August 11, 2016

… and director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, explains how he learned about farming by working with his father and then broadened his vision of agriculture through his involvement with a number of agricultural organizations. The former South Harrison FFA member says agriculture is strong in Missouri because of its diversity. (From the Missouri FFA Association’s Living to Serve Network)

This segment aired on the July 30, 2016 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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