FFA Today Podcasts


CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Madisonville FFA Chapter, Madisonville, Texas

(6 minutes 38 seconds)
This interview first aired on the April 6, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Two teams from the Madisonville FFA Chapter in Madisonville, Texas, were winners of 2013 National FFA Career Development Events. Members of the top-placing Agricultural Issues Forum CDE team are Bethany Baker, Adrianna Culbreth, Karleigh Howeth, Johnna Johnson, Benjamin Schexnayder and Hannah Shirley. Members of the top-placing Marketing Plan CDE team are Hannah Cole, Cody Culp and Tommy Ozio.

ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: ROCKIE ERNST, Wiggins FFA Chapter, Wiggins, Colo.

(4 minutes 3 seconds)
This interview first aired on the April 6, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Rockie Ernst is the FFA advisor at the Wiggins FFA Chapter in Wiggins, Colo. He received an Honorary American FFA Degree–Teacher at the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo.

FORMER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: JILL CASTEN, Quenemo, Kan. (hometown)

(9 minutes 35 seconds)
This interview first aired on the April 6, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Jill Casten was a member of the Marais Des Cygnes Valley FFA Chapter in eastern Kansas and state FFA reporter (1998-99). Now the director of training and development at the American Farm Bureau Federation, she talks about some current issues in agriculture.

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Southern Alamance FFA Chapter, Graham, N.C.

(6 minutes 44 seconds)
This interview first aired on the March 29, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
The winning team in the 2013 National FFA Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event is from the Southern Alamance FFA Chapter in Graham, N.C. Team members are Austin Greeson, Drew Hanford, D.J. Johnson and Blake Oakley.

ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: NATASHA MORTENSEN, Morris FFA Chapter, Morris, Minn.

(7 minutes 53 seconds)
This interview first aired on the March 29, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Natasha Mortensen is the FFA advisor at the Morris FFA Chapter in Morris, Minn. She shares some of her favorite memories as an FFA advisor and talks about the Farm to School Youth Leadership Curriculum that she helped write and develop.

FORMER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: AIMEE SCHEUNEMAN, Fairfield, Ill. (hometown)

(5 minutes 57 seconds)
This interview first aired on the March 29, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
In high school, Aimee Scheuneman was a member of the Fairfield FFA Chapter in Fairfield, Ill. Today she is a cheerleader for the National Football League's St. Louis Rams and a dance instructor and choreographer. She talks about the positive influence FFA has had on her life.

ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: MICHAEL HAYNES, Manning FFA Chapter, Manning, S.C.

(3 minutes 32 seconds)
This tribute first aired on the March 22, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Manning FFA members Trevon Andrews and Tyquan Davis created this tribute to their FFA advisor, who they affectionately call "Coach Haynes." They share personal stories about their relationship with Mr. Haynes and explain why they hold him in such high regard.

FORMER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: BEAU WILLIAMSON, Clovis, Calif. (hometown)

(13 minutes)
This interview first aired on the March 22, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Former national FFA president (2006-07) Beau Williamson looks back on his FFA experiences – and he encourages current FFA members to "Go all in!" and take advantage of the opportunities offered by FFA. Beau is now back home in California, working for Elanco Animal Health’s Dairy Business Unit.

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Garber FFA Chapter, Garber, Okla.

(2 minutes 59 seconds)
This interview first aired on the March 22, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Tyler Schnaithman is the winner of the 2013 National FFA Prepared Public Speaking Career Development Event. He is a member of the Garber FFA Chapter in Garber, Okla.

ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: TOM HALE, Caribou FFA Chapter, Caribou, Maine

(7 minutes 7 seconds)
This interview first aired on the March 15, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Tom Hale is the former FFA advisor (now retired) at the Caribou FFA Chapter in Caribou, Maine. He received an Honorary American FFA Degree–Teacher at the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo.

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Columbia FFA Chapter, Columbia, Mo.

(3 minutes 59 seconds)
This interview first aired on the March 15, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
The winning team in the 2013 National FFA Environmental and Natural Resources Career Development Event is from the Columbia FFA Chapter in Columbia, Mo. Team members are Carson Banks, Kira Kirk, Isabelle Mitchell and Austin Wallace.

FORMER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: RAYMOND DuBOIS, Runge, Texas (hometown)

(8 minutes 19 seconds)
This interview first aired on the March 15, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
When he was an FFA member, Dr. Raymond DuBois served as chapter president, district president and area vice president. He talks about how FFA helped him develop leadership skills that still benefit him in his current position as executive director of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University.

ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: DAVID REILLY, Seguin FFA Chapter, Seguin, Texas

(5 minutes 51 seconds)
This interview first aired on the March 8, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
David Reilly is the FFA advisor at the Seguin FFA Chapter in Seguin, Texas. He received an Honorary American FFA Degree‚ÄíTeacher at the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo.

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Spencer County FFA Chapter, Taylorsville, Ky.

(4 minutes 15 seconds)
This interview first aired on the March 8, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
The winning team in the 2013 National FFA Farm Business Management Career Development Event is from the Spencer County FFA Chapter in Taylorsville, Ky. Team members are Jacob Barnett, Daniel Cooper, Tyler Nichols and Rachel Sibert.

FORMER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: RICK MALIR, Wilson, Kan. (hometown)

(10 minutes 6 seconds)
This interview first aired on the March 8, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Former national FFA president (1985-86) Rick Malir recalls some of his experiences as an FFA member and national FFA officer, including meeting then U.S. president Ronald Reagan. Today Rick is the co-founder and president of City BBQ based in Dublin, Ohio.

ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: VIKKI DAVIS, Golden Valley FFA Chapter, Merced, Calif.

(5 minutes 21 seconds)
This interview first aired on the March 1, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Vikki Davis is the FFA advisor at the Golden Valley FFA Chapter in Merced, Calif. She received an Honorary American FFA Degree‚ÄíTeacher at the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo.

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Torrington/Lingle FFA Chapter, Torrington, Wyo.

(3 minutes 43 seconds)
This interview first aired on the March 1, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
The winning team in the 2013 National FFA Livestock Evaluation Career Development Event is from the Torrington/Lingle FFA Chapter in Torrington, Wyo. Team members are Mikayla McNamee, P.D. Miller, Skyler Miller and Tyler Pickinpaugh.

FORMER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: COTY BACK, Frenchburg, Ky. (hometown)

(11 minutes 49 seconds)
This interview first aired on the March 1, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Former national FFA vice president (2006-07) Coty Back has returned to the National FFA Center in Indianapolis, this time as team leader for the national officer management team. He talks about the variety of experiences he has had in FFA and how FFA has influenced him.

FFA ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: JUSTIN ALLGAIER, Riverton, Ill. (hometown)

(7 minutes 37 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Feb. 22, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Racecar driver Justin Allgaier was not an FFA member when he was in high school, but he joined the National FFA Alumni Association in 2013. He is now an enthusiastic supporter of FFA, proudly displaying the FFA logo on the No. 51 BRANDT Professional Agricultural Chevy.

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: James Madison FFA Chapter, San Antonio, Texas.

(3 minutes 23 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Feb. 22, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
The winning team in the 2013 National FFA Veterinary Science Career Development Event is from the James Madison FFA Chapter in San Antonio, Texas. Team members are Katie Franck, Samantha Jansen, Hailey Noble and Sevanna Stewart.


ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: MICAH WILSON, Kiona-Benton FFA Chapter, Benton City, Wash.

(4 minutes 5 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Feb. 22, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Micah Wilson – FFA advisor at the Kiona-Benton FFA Chapter in Benton City, Wash. – talks about his chapter’s activities (one of which is growing wine grapes) and how his chapter celebrates FFA Week.

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Payson FFA Chapter, Payson, Ill.

(4 minutes 30 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Feb. 15, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Kira Eidson is the winner of the 2013 National FFA Creed Speaking Career Development Event. She is a member of the Payson FFA Chapter in Payson, Ill.


ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: JENNIFER YOCHUM, Finley FFA Chapter, Kennewick, Wash.

(5 minutes 14 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Feb. 15, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Jennifer Yochum – FFA advisor at the Finley FFA Chapter at River View High School in Kennewick, Wash. – talks about how she has seen FFA evolve and how her chapter celebrates FFA Week.

FORMER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: COREY FLOURNOY, Chicago, Ill.

(8 minutes 15 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Feb. 8, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Former national FFA president (1994-95) Corey Flournoy was the first African-American national FFA president and the first national FFA officer from an urban FFA chapter. He is now director of the Illinois Center for Urban Agricultural Education.

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: North Union FFA Chapter, Richwood, Ohio.

(3 minutes 27 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Feb. 8, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
The winning team in the 2013 National FFA Agronomy Career Development Event is from the North Union FFA Chapter in Richwood, Ohio. Team members are Molly Bayer, Austin Davis, Kolton Ingles and Jordyn Rhodeback.


FORMER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: JAVIER MORENO, San Juan, Puerto Rico (hometown)

(7 minutes 41 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Feb. 2, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Former national FFA president (2003-04) Javier Moreno shares his experiences as an FFA member in Puerto Rico and later representing FFA members as a national officer. Javier now works in corporate communications for Toyota Motor North America in New York City.

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Girard FFA Chapter, Girard, Kan.

(4 minutes 7 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Feb. 2, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
The winning team in the 2013 National FFA Agricultural Communications Career Development Event is from the Girard FFA Chapter in Girard, Kan. Team members are Kenzie Curran, Austin Egbert and Anissa Zagonel.


ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: ROBERT BOLLIER, Cheraw FFA Chapter, Cheraw, S.C.

(2 minutes 21 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Feb. 2, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Robert Bollier – FFA advisor at the Cheraw FFA Chapter in Cheraw, S.C. – was named the 2013 Region 5 Agriscience Teacher of the Year.

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Lake Forest FFA Chapter, Felton, Del.

(4 minutes 30 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Jan. 25, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Melanie Jackson is the winner of the 2013 National FFA Job Interview Career Development Event. She is a member of the Lake Forest FFA Chapter in Felton, Del.


FORMER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: LISA AHRENS PETERSON, Osage, Iowa

(6 minutes 9 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Jan. 25, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Former national FFA president (1998-99) Lisa Peterson talks about how she got started in FFA and how FFA has presented opportunities throughout her life. Lisa, her husband and their three children now live on the family farm where she grew up.

ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: TARA BERESCIK, Tri-Valley Central FFA Chapter, Grahamsville, N.Y.

(4 minutes 50 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Jan. 25, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Tara Berescik – FFA advisor at the Tri-Valley Central FFA Chapter in Grahamsville, N.Y. – was named the 2013 Region 6 Agriscience Teacher of the Year.

FORMER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: PAUL BOOTH, Helotes, Texas

(6 minutes 5 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Jan. 18, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Former FFA member and current FFA advisor Paul Booth talks about how FFA has been a part of his life since he was a small child, when his father was an agriculture science instructor. He credits FFA with helping him develop an understanding and love of agriculture.

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Tulelake FFA Chapter, Tulelake, Calif.

(3 minutes 11 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Jan. 18, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
The winning team in the 2013 National FFA Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems Career Development Event is from the Tulelake FFA Chapter in Tulelake, Calif. Team members are Dakota Massey, Luke Plass, Julio Villasenor and Wayne Will.


ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: RANDY KEGLER, Citrus FFA Chapter, Inverness, Fla.

(6 minutes 53 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Jan. 18, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Randy Kegler – FFA advisor at the Citrus FFA Chapter in Inverness, Fla. – talks about his chapter's activities, ranging from aquaculture to forestry, and his work with NASA.

ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: TRAVIS SCHERER, Tri-County FFA Chapter, Wolcott, Ind.

(1 minute 53 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Jan. 18, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Travis Scherer – FFA advisor at the Tri-County FFA Chapter in Wolcott, Ind. – was named the 2013 Region 4 Agriscience Teacher of the Year.

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: La Vernia FFA Chapter, La Vernia, Texas

(5 minutes 15 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Jan. 11, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
The winning team in the 2013 National FFA Milk Quality and Products Career Development Event is from the La Vernia FFA Chapter in La Vernia, Texas. Team members are Jordan Bailey, Jaelyn Kotzur, Braden Recker and Kasey Reinen.


ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: GLENDA SOURS, San Jon FFA Chapter, San Jon, N.M.

(5 minutes 40 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Jan. 11, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Glenda Sours – FFA advisor at the San Jon FFA Chapter in San Jon, N.M. – received an Honorary American FFA Degree–Teacher at the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo.

FORMER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: MANDY BARNETT, Crossville, Tenn. (hometown)

(7 minutes 10 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Jan. 11, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Former FFA member and current country music recording artist Mandy Barnett talks about her rural connections. She shares some of her experiences as an FFA member when she took horticulture and ag mechanics classes and served as a chapter officer.

FORMER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: KATIE PRATT, Dixon, Ill.

(11 minutes 9 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Jan. 4, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Former FFA member Katie Pratt spoke to attendees at the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo, explaining how her blue corduroy FFA jacket was her "spark" during high school and encouraging FFA members to "be the spark in the farm/food dialogue."

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Franklin County FFA Chapter, Carnesville, Ga.

(2 minutes 49 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Jan. 4, 2014 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
The winning team in the 2013 National FFA Floriculture Career Development Event is from the Franklin County FFA Chapter in Carnesville, Ga. Team members are Emily Carey, Reagan Floyd, Mary Kristin Phillips and Chasey Pulliam.


ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: DONALD PAUL BOOTH, Sandra Day O’Connor FFA Chapter, Helotes, Texas

(6 minutes 26 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Jan. 4, 2014 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Donald Paul Booth – FFA advisor at the Sandra Day O'Connor FFA Chapter in Helotes, Texas – received an Honorary American FFA Degree–Teacher at the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo.

FFA ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: JIM McCRAY, Claytonville, Ill.

(4 minutes 43 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Dec. 28, 2013 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Jim McCray, 2013-14 president of the National FFA Alumni Association, talks about his role with the FFA Alumni and how FFA Alumni members can help their local FFA chapters.

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Nelson County FFA Chapter, Lovingston, Va.

(4 minutes 3 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Dec. 28, 2013 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
The winning team in the 2013 National FFA Forestry Career Development Event is from the Nelson County FFA Chapter in Lovingston, Va. Team members are Zach Barnes, Jesse Carter, Jamie Conner and Jack Taggart.


ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: TERRY JOHNSON, Geraldine FFA Chapter, Geraldine, Ala.

(5 minutes 49 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Dec. 28, 2013 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Terry Johnson – FFA advisor at the Geraldine FFA Chapter in Geraldine, Ala. – received an Honorary American FFA Degree-Teacher at the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo.

FFA ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: ANITA SCHNEIDER, WaKeeney, Kan.

(5 minutes 58 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Dec. 21, 2013 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Anita Schneider, 2012-13 president of the National FFA Alumni Association, talks about how her sons are responsible for her involvement with FFA. She also shares some of her experiences with the FFA Alumni.

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Kingfisher FFA Chapter, Kingfisher, Okla.

(5 minutes 28 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Dec. 21, 2013 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
The winning team in the 2013 National FFA Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Event is from the Kingfisher FFA Chapter in Kingfisher, Okla. Team members are Blair Kloeppel, Jason Murray, Gatlin Squires, Trevor Woods and Maegan Yost.


ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: BLAKE LASLEY, Ottawa FFA Chapter, Ottawa, Kan.

(5 minutes 14 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Dec. 21, 2013 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Blake Lasley – FFA advisor at the Ottawa FFA Chapter in Ottawa, Kan. – received an Honorary American FFA Degree-Teacher at the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo.

FORMER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: EASTON CORBIN, Trenton, Fla. (hometown)

(9 minutes 43 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Dec. 7, 2013 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Country music entertainer and recording artist Easton Corbin talks about his experiences as a member of the Trenton FFA Chapter in Florida. He explains why he continues to give back to FFA, recently working with Ram Truck Brand to present private events for FFA members.

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Pontiac FFA Chapter, Pontiac, Ill.

(4 minutes 6 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Dec. 7, 2013 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
The Pontiac FFA Chapter received the 2013 National Model of Excellence Chapter Award. Members of the Illinois chapter focused on recruitment and retention, sharing information about agriculture and agricultural education with students from elementary school to high school. FFA members Zac Dunham, Jordan Johns and Rachel Lauritsen talk about the chapter’s program of activities.


ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: TONY JENSEN, Freeman FFA Chapter, Adams, Neb.

(5 minutes 6 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Dec. 7, 2013 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Tony Jensen – FFA advisor at the Freeman FFA Chapter in Adams, Neb. – talks about the growing dome greenhouse that his chapter uses to grow crops year-round.

FORMER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: RICK BRANDT, Springfield, Ill.

(7 minutes 16 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Nov. 30, 2013 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Former FFA member Rick Brandt is president and chief executive officer of Brandt Consolidated, a manufacturer of agricultural specialty products. Brandt is the primary sponsor of the No. 51 Chevrolet SS driven by Justin Allgaier in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – a car that also sports the FFA crest emblem.

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Adair FFA Chapter, Adair, Okla.

(4 minutes 22 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Nov. 30, 2013 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
The winning team in the 2013 National FFA Horse Evaluation Career Development Event is from the Adair FFA Chapter in Adair, Okla. Team members are Blaine Mibb, Hunter Parsons, Wyatt Smith and Shelby White.

ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: CHUCK MILLER, Columbia FFA Chapter, Columbia, Mo.

(2 minutes 30 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Nov. 30, 2013 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
"FFA Today" host Janet Adkison talks with her former FFA advisor – Chuck Miller, FFA advisor at the Columbia FFA Chapter in Columbia, Mo. – at the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo.

FORMER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: FORREST SMITH, Powell, Wyo.

(7 minutes 20 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Nov. 23, 2013 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
When he was a member of the Powell FFA Chapter in Wyoming, Forrest Smith began grinding gluten-free oats for his supervised agricultural experience program. Today he and his family operate GF Harvest LLC and Canyon Oats, which sell a variety of gluten-free products.

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Spencer County FFA Chapter, Taylorsville, Ky.

(5 minutes 31 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Nov. 23, 2013 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
The winning team in the 2013 National FFA Dairy Cattle Management and Evaluation Career Development Event is from the Spencer County FFA Chapter in Taylorsville, Ky. Team members are Caleb Fulkerson, Tyler Goodlett, Andrew Krueger and Shelby West.

ADVISOR SPOTLIGHT: PAUL LARSON, Freedom FFA Chapter, Freedom, Wis.

(6 minutes 40 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Nov. 23, 2013 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Paul Larson – FFA advisor at the Freedom FFA Chapter in Freedom, Wis. – talks about leadership and his chapter’s growth and involvement with the local community.

FFA SPOTLIGHT: "We Are FFA"

(5 minutes 46 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Nov. 16, 2013 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
Kris Elliott and Chaney Mosley talk about the FFA diversity initiative "We Are FFA." They explain that diversity is more than race and ethnicity; it involves developing self-awareness, understanding stereotypes and working toward inclusion for all.

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Richland 44 FFA Chapter, Colfax, N.D.

(2 minutes 35 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Nov. 16, 2013 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
The Richland 44 FFA Chapter received the 2013 National Model of Innovation Chapter Award for community development. Members of the North Dakota chapter built 27 checkerboards for patients at the Sanford Children’s Hospital. FFA members Zac Miller and Jenna Anderson talk about the project.

FORMER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: ED WIEDERSTEIN, Audubon, Iowa

(6 minutes 51 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Nov. 9, 2013 "FFA Today" show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
As an FFA member in 1964, Ed Wiederstein was the recipient of the 1 millionth blue corduroy FFA jacket. He went on to become president of the Iowa Farm Bureau, and he led the capital campaign committee for the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny, Iowa.

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: John Bowne FFA Chapter, Flushing, N.Y.

(4 minutes 34 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Nov. 9, 2013 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
The John Bowne FFA Chapter is a key participant in the Survivor Tree Seedling Program, caring for saplings grown from the seeds of a tree that survived the 2001 World Trade Center attacks in New York City. FFA members Klaudia Czarnocka, Vigyaan Ramadhin and Kiara Perkins talk about the Survivor Tree and their urban agriculture program.

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Virgin Islands FFA Association

(2 minutes 33 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Nov. 2, 2013 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
FFA members from four FFA chapters in the U.S. Virgin Islands attended the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo. Chapter president Tresel Benjamin talks about her new FFA chapter and her experience at the national convention.

CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Anna FFA Chapter, Anna, Ohio

(2 minutes 51 seconds)
This interview first aired on the Nov. 2, 2013 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 80.
The Anna FFA Chapter received the 2013 National Model of Innovation Chapter Award for chapter development. The Ohio chapter raised broiler chickens and conducted feed trials, and then donated the chickens to the local Veterans Day luncheon. Representing Anna FFA, Craig Berning and Summer McCracken talk about the project.