Like a good bread recipe or a cowboy tall tale, farming is a tradition Austin Stanton’s family has passed through generations.
Not many teenagers have an ethanol producing facility in their basement, but for Eric Koelmoos, a student from the South O'Brien FFA Chapter in Paullina, Iowa, it was all part of his supervised agricultural experience (SAE).
For Colin Wegner, family is the big motivator behind his career in agriculture.
For Ben Curtin of the Taylorville FFA Chapter in Illinois, a crossroads of art and agriculture exists in his metalworking business.
For many FFA members, their supervised agricultural experience (SAE) begins in freshman or sophomore year of high school.
In her youth, Laura Stobb grew up around cattle—her grandparents’ herd, specifically.
When Dylan Finken set out to start his FFA supervised agricultural experience (SAE), he started working with what he had available: haying equipment on his father’s farm.
When Katherine Fazzino’s father and grandfather needed an organic fertilizer that increased crop yields but would not damage the soil, Katherine came to the rescue.
As a student intrigued by science—her favorite school subject—Adrienne Blakey found an interest in plant genetics as a student in the Stillwater FFA Chapter in Stillwater, Okla.
Coming from a strong high school agricultural education program, Katy Vacula of the Big Foot FFA Chapter in Walworth, Wis., has been involved in an array of research projects.