NEWS
FFA Sees Another Record Year
Virginia H. Harris Progressive Farmer Associate Editor
Mon Nov 4, 2013 06:37 AM CST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (DTN) -- FFA hit a record enrollment of 579,000 members this year, organization leaders announced at the annual National FFA Convention and Expo here last week. While not all of those students will pursue careers in agriculture after school, the skills taught in FFA will help students succeed in whatever job they choose -- both on and off the farm -- chapter advisers say.

Nearly 56,000 FFA members and advisers participated in the four-day annual convention. In addition to national competitions and delegate meetings, the convention offered a variety of leadership development, career success and advocacy workshops.

One ...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Racing the Clock For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four...
  • Hay Baling Safety Important Looking at it as a sporting event, mid-July is the halftime of the hay baling season in most of t...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Peak prices since 2007 didn't slow megafarm consolidation. Mid-size operators may need to collabo...
  • Corn's Hidden Highways Scientists are rewriting the route to better hybrids.
  • Ask the Vet Before implanting heifers that will be bred, consult with a veterinarian to be sure fertility won...
Related News Stories
Corn's Hidden Highways
Senior Partners - 3
Klinefelter: By the Numbers
View From the Cab
View From the Cab
Ag Sees Clean Water Act Gap
"Easy Money Times Over"
No More Outlaw Vets
RFA: Big Oil Blocks Ethanol
View From the Cab