The Mellon family boasts three FFA members who served as Arizona state presidents. FFA leadership involvement and training gets credit for many of their accomplishments.
Barbara Jenkins discusses her work to connect students to the food industry and her Honorary American FFA Degree.
World Champion Calf Roper Tyson Durfey says his FFA background in Missouri helped him achieve his biggest dreams in the Super Bowl of Rodeo.
Concert bands have been a fixture at the National FFA Convention since 1947, when the first official band was selected from FFA member tryouts. But that wasn’t the first band to play at the convention. An FFA band from Fredericktown, Ohio, performed in Kansas City at the fifth convention in 1933. Remarkably, two members of that band are still living – Linden Scheff (pictured above, left) and Neil Overly – and they attended a recent ceremony that recognized Fredericktown as the home of the FFA jacket. Overly, a retired farmer, turned 100 on Nov. 8. Here, he discusses his FFA experience and the [...]
The chancellor of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana started on a sharecrop farm in the segregated South of the 1950s. An FFA background launched his incredible journey.