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A Crop With the Potential to Soar

This Alabama member plants an experimental crop that can be converted to jet fuel. Crystal Chandler was looking for a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) project when her FFA advisor at Geraldine High School in Geraldine, Ala., introduced her to carinata (Brassica carinata). The oilseed crop, a nonfood biofuel oil, can be used in jet fuel. The remnants of the carinata seed can be used as a high-protein feed for livestock. The timing was right for Chandler to plant the novel crop. Her parents had just rented 50 acres of farmland with plans to grow row crops. Also, Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., a [...]

By |2018-12-20T14:05:30+00:00December 10th, 2018|Chapter Focus, SAE, Student Focus|

5 Must-Dos for Your Chapter Banquet

Every chapter banquet is unique. Here, members share their priorities for planning and executing a memorable end-of-the-year event. 1. List your non-negotiables. “This is the time to make a list of the things you cannot do without,” says Joelle Grubbs of the West Central Valley FFA Chapter in Iowa. “Things you'll definitely want to include are going through all the awards and honors received by the chapter or members, the retiring address and year-in-review moments. Making a list will allow you to keep your banquet organized and under control. It also keeps you from leaving anyone or anything out!” 2. Make some [...]

By |2018-12-17T18:17:26+00:00December 9th, 2018|Chapter Focus, The Feed|