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.
National FFA Southern Region Vice President Ian Bennett recently started the "Setting Roots with Ian Bennett" podcast.
The agricultural education program of an impressive Arizona FFA Chapter earned more recognition this week as it was featured on PBS NewsHour. Monument Valley FFA Chapter, located in Kayenta, Arizona, is home to a career and technical education program that defies odds and serves students inside the Navajo Nation. The program is coordinated by Clyde McBride, recently named as an Education Week Leader To Learn From: McBride, who is the director of career and technical education in the 2,000-student Kayenta Unified school district, started this program in 1990 and has built it into a powerhouse that catapults students past the odds [...]