It's that time of year again! Its time when we give thanks to the people around us and I would like to give thanks to the people who have impacted my life the most this year. Well, besides my parents, my fellow FFA Officer Team.Read More
Thank you for chaperoning events and acting as a mom or dad away from home. You are always there to lend an ear to problems, crack a few jokes and aren't afraid to give us a few motivational talks when life isn't going the way we think it should.Read More
As I matured I became increasingly aware and disheartened by many of the inaccurate stereotypes associated with the agricultural community. It Is all too often popularized that farmers are minimally educated elderly men that have an affinity for overalls, straw hats, and vintage pickup trucks.Read More
When someone hangs the corduroy jacket up, someone else is going to have to step up and keep the tradition alive someone is going to have to step up and keep the tradition alive. Recruitment is a wonderful way to increase membership.
Once they become members of your chapter/club, many face another challenge. Involvement.
Below are 50 ways to recruit new members and get more involvement from current members.Read More
I might have lived there my whole life, but I was a tourist to my own town.
You might leave your hometown one day, and that is perfectly fine. Just never forget how you got to where you are today.Read More
Do any of these apply to you?
- Their favorite season is show season. “Show season should be a season of its own.”
- The calendar in their house is full of more show days than birthdays.
The jacket might not be magical, but it does teach you how to be magical.Read More
As a showmen, it's your duty to put your animals needs and concerns before your own. It's explicitly your task to make sure that your animal is fed, warm, and safe before you even sit down to eat dinner.Read More
- For the friendships made.
- The time spent with your team, family, and friends.
- The time spent laughing, and crying as a team.
- The inspirational and motivational talks from your advisor.
- The long road trips.
I grew up showing livestock. From the age 8 to 18, you could find me working late nights and early mornings in the barn, and on the road on weekends traveling to various livestock shows. My community watched me grow up showing livestock. "I remember when you were 8 years old, I watched you show pigs at the Delaware County Fairgrounds."Read More
On July 15th 2016 a very influential passed away. Mr. Bryan Lusk from the Sugar- Salem FFA chapter in Sugar City Idaho taught Agriculture education for many years. As I started to prepare and think of things I should do for Teach AG day I started to think about Mr. Lusk who inspired me to be the AGvocate I am todayRead More
These kids are well-rounded. Many of the members are in multiple clubs and organizations. I have seen kids go straight from a basketball game to a livestock show.Read More
You will see heartbreaking stories, but you will see communities pulling together during those hard times.Read More
Stock shows are never won in the arena, they are won the months before the show preparingRead More