For Ben Curtin of the Taylorville FFA Chapter in Illinois, a crossroads of art and agriculture exists in his metalworking business. He started his supervised agricultural experience and business, Curtin’s Creations, during his sophomore year of high school after some encouragement from his ag teacher.
For Colin Wegner, family is the big motivator behind his career in agriculture. In high school, his FFA advisor told him to take advantage of the opportunity to be involved on the family farm. And so the native of Wells, Minn., did.
Not many teenagers have an ethanol producing facility in their basement, but for Eric Koehlmoos, a student from the South O’Brien FFA Chapter in Paullina, Iowa, it was all part of his supervised agricultural experience (SAE). Eric’s idea for his high school SAE sprung out of a science fair project for biology class. He looked at the ethanol industry and was curious if ethanol could be made from switchgrass and prairie cordgrass. He began his research, utilizing knowledge from his animal science class.
Shea Booster, an agricultural business management major at Oregon State University, was elected western region vice president.
Ridge Hughbanks, an agribusiness major at Oklahoma State University, was elected central region vice president.
Jordan Stowe, an agriscience education major at Auburn University, was elected southern region vice president.
Adrian Schunk, a communications major at Michigan State University, was elected Eastern Region Vice President.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Visits the National Association of Farm Broadcasting Tom Brand
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visits with the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Tom Brand, in a wide-ranging interview covering NAFTA 2.0, the Farm Bill, FFA, and more.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb addresses the first general session at convention, and catches up backstage with "FFA Today" convention correspondent Corryn La Rue.
"FFA Today" convention correspondent Alex Voichoskie introduces the brand new National FFA Secretary, Layni LeBlanc.