National FFA Organization
Ohio FFA Chapter Helps with Landscaping at Arlington National Cemetery

Ohio FFA Chapter Helps with Landscaping at Arlington National Cemetery

November 16, 2016

Jim Scott, FFA advisor at the Knox County Career Center in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, relates how his students participated in a day of Renewal and Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Along with other members of the National Association of Landscape Professionals, they volunteered to assist with irrigation, pruning, fertilization and other tasks on the cemetery’s historic grounds.

This segment aired on the November 12, 2016 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

Meet Victoria Harris, 2016-17 National FFA Secretary

Meet Victoria Harris, 2016-17 National FFA Secretary

November 8, 2016

Correspondent Bryce Doeschot introduces us to 2016-17 National FFA Secretary Victoria Harris from Florida. Victoria says she thought she wouldn’t fit in when she joined FFA in the 10th grade because she did not have an agricultural background, but she learned that there is a place for everyone in FFA.

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

Meet Valerie Earley, 2016-17 National FFA Vice President−Central Region

Meet Valerie Earley, 2016-17 National FFA Vice President−Central Region

November 8, 2016

Minnesotan Valerie Earley talks with correspondent Lauren Schwab just moments after Valerie was named the 2016-17 National FFA Vice President−Central Region. Valerie explains how her FFA experiences have helped her grow and what she looks forward to in her new role as a National FFA Officer.

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

Ellen Doese, NAAE Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher from Iowa

Ellen Doese, NAAE Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher from Iowa

November 8, 2016

Correspondent Lauren Schwab introduces us to Ellen Doese, agriculture teacher and FFA advisor at Wapsie Valley High School in Fairbank, Iowa. Ellen was named the NAAE Region III Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher at the 2016 National FFA Convention & Expo.

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

Outstanding Middle School FFA Chapter from Georgia

Outstanding Middle School FFA Chapter from Georgia

November 8, 2016

Erin Temple and Emma Ollis, chapter officers at the Madison County Middle School FFA Chapter in Comer, Ga., talk with correspondent Bryce Doeschot. Erin and Emma accepted the chapter’s Outstanding Middle School FFA Chapter award at the 2016 National FFA Convention & Expo.

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

Conversation with FFA Advisor Matt McIntire from Missouri

Conversation with FFA Advisor Matt McIntire from Missouri

November 8, 2016

Matt McIntire, agriculture teacher and FFA advisor at Archie High School in Missouri, explains why he and his students planted 1,500 milkweed plants last spring. He also describes the chapter’s Food For America activities and their involvement with MOASK (Missouri Agricultural Skills and Knowledge).,/p>

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

CONVENTION RECAP: Meet David Townsend, 2016-17 National FFA President

CONVENTION RECAP: Meet David Townsend, 2016-17 National FFA President

November 1, 2016

On the last day of the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo, David Townsend was named the 2016-17 National FFA President – the first person from Delaware ever to hold that office. Correspondent Thomas Shaw asks David what inspired him to run for national office and what he hopes to accomplish during his year of service.

This segment aired on the October 29, 2016 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

FFA in Puerto Rico − Going Strong Since 1932

FFA in Puerto Rico − Going Strong Since 1932

November 1, 2016

Correspondent Thomas Shaw introduces us to Lauce Colón Pérez, a former state FFA officer in Puerto Rico. Lauce describes some unique opportunities available to FFA members in Puerto Rico, such as coffee and sugar cane production, and he talks about a new career and technical school that recently opened in Puerto Rico.

This segment aired on the October 29, 2016 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

CONVENTION RECAP: A Challenge from Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

CONVENTION RECAP: A Challenge from Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

November 1, 2016

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack challenged attendees at the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo to tell the ag story and to advance the cause of agriculture through diversity.

This segment aired on the October 29, 2016 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

CONVENTION RECAP: Conversation with Patrick Gottsch, RFD-TV, and Mark Poeschl, National FFA

CONVENTION RECAP: Conversation with Patrick Gottsch, RFD-TV, and Mark Poeschl, National FFA

November 1, 2016

Orion Samuelson, host of the RFD-TV broadcast of the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo, talks with RFD-TV founder Patrick Gottsch and National FFA CEO Mark Poeschl.

This segment aired on the October 29, 2016 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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