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Oregon FFA, Les Schwab team up to collect 510,000 pounds of food
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Oregon FFA, Les Schwab team up to collect 510,000 pounds of food
The Oregon FFA partnered with Les Schwab Tire Centers, Wilco Co-op, Capital Press and the East Oregonian newspaper to help combat hunger.

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National FFA announces 2017 Agriscience Fair winners
Agriscience Fair awards were presented onstage during the fifth general session at the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo.
National Event Winners - Veterinary Science 2017
The National FFA Veterinary Science CDE is a competitive event that tests the participant’s ability to apply veterinary science knowledge and skill in practical settings as well as identify breeds, parasites and equipment.
National Event Winners - Prepared Public Speaking 2017
The prepared public speaking LDE is designed to recognize outstanding FFA members for their ability to prepare and present a factual speech on a specific agricultural issue in a well-thought-out and logical manner in a competitive setting.
National Event Winners - Parliamentary Procedure 2017
The National FFA Parliamentary Procedure LDE tests students’ ability to effectively communicate ideas during a meeting.
National Event Winners - Marketing Plan 2017
Students practice and sharpen skills in marketing through the development and presentation of a marketing plan. The plan may focus on the introduction of a new agricultural product, supply or service or on improving marketing of an existing product,...
National Event Winners - Livestock Evaluation 2017
Event components include eight evaluation classes of beef, sheep, swine, and goats; oral placement reasons on four classes; and a written exam on livestock production.
National Event Winners - Horse Evaluation 2017
Event components include eight selection classes consisting of four halter classes and four performance classes. Students also give four sets of oral reasons with two sets coming from each evaluation class. Teams also work together to complete practical...
National Event Winners - Forestry 2017
Event components include a general forest knowledge exam, tree identification, timber cruising, tree/forest disorders identification, a chainsaw practicum, forestry issues interview, and a team activity.
National Event Winners - Food Science and Technology 2017
Each team participates in a timed team product development project, and each individual participates in practicums involving food sensory evaluation and food safety and sanitation as well as a written exam.
National Event Winners - Floriculture 2017
Participants must complete a general knowledge exam on the floriculture industry, identify plant materials, demonstrate problem solving and decision-making skills, employment and customer service skills, technical floral skills and the ability to work as...
National Event Winners - Environmental and Natural Resources 2017
This event focuses on testing students’ problem solving and decision making skills in environmental and natural resources.
National Event Winners - Dairy Cattle Handlers’ Activity 2017
The activity was held in conjunction with the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.
National Event Winners - Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management 2017
The National FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management CDE is a competitive event that tests the student’s ability to select and manage quality dairy cattle.
National Event Winners - Conduct of Chapter Meetings 2017
Participants of the Conduct of Chapter Meetings LDE are 7th, 8th, and 9th graders who conduct an orderly and efficient chapter meeting using parliamentary procedures.
National Event Winners - Agronomy 2017
The National FFA Agronomy CDE is a competitive event that allows students to apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations. Participants’ knowledge of agronomic sciences was tested through several levels of competition including developing...
National Event Winners — Ag Technology and Mechanical Systems 2017
The National FFA Agricultural Technology and Mechanical Systems CDE is a competitive event that allows students to apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations. Activities included in the event are a written exam, a team event, demonstration of...
National Event Winners — Agricultural Sales 2017
The National FFA Agricultural Sales CDE is a competitive event that allows students to apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations. The event includes actual sales presentations, a written exam, team sales situation.
National Event Winners — Agricultural Issues Forum 2017
The National FFA Agricultural Issues Forum Leadership Development Event is a competitive event that tests students’ knowledge of agricultural issues and evaluates how well they can apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations.
FFA Ag Communications winners
The National FFA Agricultural Communications CDE is a competitive event that tests students’ skills in all areas of the agricultural communications field and evaluates how well they can apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations.
Californian named new FFA national president
Californian named new FFA national president
2017-18 national FFA officer team elected at the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo.
FFA announces 2017 agricultural proficiency winners
Awards were given in 47 categories at the national convention and expo in Indianapolis.
Cedarcrest FFA members exhibit at Evergreen State Fair
Cedarcrest FFA members exhibit at Evergreen State Fair
Cedarcrest students from Duvall, Wash., competed and placed in several categories.
Washington FFA hosts summer conferences
The Washington FFA Association held the Washington Agriculture Leadership Experience and District Officer Training Programs in Yakima in July, working to prepare students to enter the industry and lead their FFA districts.
Washingon FFA chapters attend leadership conferences
Three hundred students from Washington FFA chapters attended the 212 Degrees and 360 Degress leadership conferences in Grand Mound, Wash.
Oregon FFA, Les Schwab, Wilco combine to Drive Away Hunger
Oregon FFA, Les Schwab, Wilco combine to Drive Away Hunger
The public is encouraged to drop food donations at any Les Schwab tire center, Wilco farm store or a local FFA chapter.
Sisters take their FFA teams to nationals
Sisters take their FFA teams to nationals
Cassidy and Regan Leatherwood chair parliamentary procedure teams.
Idaho high school re-starts its ag education program after 50-year pause
Idaho high school re-starts its ag education program after 50-year pause
Caldwell High School, located in Idaho’s sixth largest city, has restarted its ag education program and farm industry members are promising to help it grow.
Advocates tout importance of FFA, other career-technical programs
Advocates tout importance of FFA, other career-technical programs
California legislators held an informational meeting to discuss how to stabilize funding for high school shop and agricultural programs, which were saved from the budget ax last spring.
Meridian FFA plans three-day Ex Expo
Meridian FFA plans three-day Ex Expo
Every second-grade student in the West Ada School District attends the Ag Expo to learn what agriculture is really about.
Cedarcrest FFA landscape team thanks its sponsors
Cedarcrest FFA landscape team thanks its sponsors
The Cedarcrest High School FFA landscape design team from Duvall, Wash., placed first at the state Nursery/Landscape competition and qualified to represent Washington state at the National FFA Convention in October.
W. Idaho Fair: Food, friends and ribbons
W. Idaho Fair: Food, friends and ribbons
Meridian FFA members competed with nine different animal species, including both small and large animals.
Oregon State Fair features new attractions, old favorites
Oregon State Fair features new attractions, old favorites
Fair will be the center of attention through Sept. 4.
FFA members scramble to catch a calf
FFA members scramble to catch a calf
This year, three Meridian, Idaho, FFA chapter members competed in the Calf Scramble.
National FFA names 2017 American Star award finalists
The American Star Awards represents the best of the best among thousands of American FFA Degree recipients.
Washington, D.C., leadership conference instills importance of community service
Washington, D.C., leadership conference instills importance of community service
More than 2,300 students attended the Washington Leadership Conference, the second-largest student experience that the National FFA Organization hosts each year.
Retired ag teacher receives national service citation
Retired ag teacher receives national service citation
Denny Quinby was recognized for his many contributions to his profession, both while teaching and continuing into retirement.
Ohio county fair hogs to be destroyed after swine flu found
State officials have ordered the slaughter of nearly 300 hogs at a county fair in southwest Ohio after at least two animals tested positive for swine flu
4-H, FFA members gear up for California State Fair
4-H, FFA members gear up for California State Fair
More than 4,000 animals are entered in youth and local divisions each year at the California State Fair, which this year runs July 14-30.
Meridian, Idaho, FFA banquet highlights year’s successes
Meridian, Idaho, FFA banquet highlights year’s successes
Awards, ranging from scholarships to pins to plaques, were awarded to freshmen through senior members and to community members.
Ag, Interior secretaries vow to partner with states, communities
Ag, Interior secretaries vow to partner with states, communities
During a joint visit to Idaho June 2, the Agriculture and Interior secretaries vowed that the agencies would work closer together and partner with states and local communities on land management and other issues.
Kansas woman fights to keep state fair champion lamb title
A northern Kansas woman is fighting to reverse the decision by state fair officials to strip her champion lamb title and winnings for performance enhancement
Brown restores FFA, career tech funding after outcry from supporters
Brown restores FFA, career tech funding after outcry from supporters
Gov. Jerry Brown reinserted $15.4 million into his budget proposal for high school FFA and career technical programs after parents, students and other advocates took to social media to rally support for the programs.
FFA members help special-needs kids raise goats for county fair
FFA members help special-needs kids raise goats for county fair
Six high school students with special needs were paired with mentors to help them raise goats to present and sell at the Glenn County Fair in Orland, Calif.
Washington FFA adviser departing
Washington FFA adviser departing
Washington FFA adviser Rebecca Wallace was appointed in April to a position with the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. She will serve in both positions until a replacement is found.
Ag students shine at Oregon Envirothon
Ag students shine at Oregon Envirothon
Newberg FFA, which placed second in the Envirothon and first in the FFA Division, will compete at the 90th National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Ind.
Washington FFA chooses new state officers
Washington FFA chooses new state officers
Washington FFA members elected officers for the 2017-2018 year during state convention May 13 in Pullman, Wash.
Fresno leaders make new offer to keep state FFA convention
Fresno leaders make new offer to keep state FFA convention
City and California State University-Fresno leaders have put a new offer on the table to keep the FFA’s state convention in town, including use of the local fairgrounds, more mentorship by ag professionals and perhaps farm tours.
Meridian FFA members find success at leadership conference
Meridian FFA members find success at leadership conference
The Idaho State Leadership Conference was held on the College of Southern Idaho campus in Twin Falls.
Chelan FFA heads to state conference
Chelan FFA heads to state conference
Eleven members made the trip east and competed well at the events held on May 3 in conjunction with the Spokane Junior Livestock Show.
Fresno makes last-ditch push to keep state FFA meet
Fresno makes last-ditch push to keep state FFA meet
Fresno’s mayor and California State University-Fresno’s president have met with state FFA officials to try to urge them to reconsider their decision to move the organization’s state convention to Anaheim next year.

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