STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT FFA leader honored
Congratulations to Bill Jimmerson, who on Tuesday was one of 12 FFA and 4-H leaders and students from across the country honored by the White House as "Champions of Change."
Jimmerson, who is retired... Posted on 10/9/12 at 1:18 PM
FFA member Preston Gilderhus plans a career in industrial engineering. Jodi Boe, another FFA member, is studying to be an agronomist, even though her father, a farmer, once tried to steer her away from both FFA and agriculture.
Welcome to the modern FFA, an organization that values production agriculture but increasingly stresses preparation for other careers, both in and out of agriculture.
WASHINGTON — In communities across our nation, no tradition runs deeper from generation to generation than that of working on a family farm. By working alongside their parents, grandparents and neighbors, young people learn important life skills and values — the values of hard work, personal responsibility and perseverance. They learn how to problem solve and work on a team to get things done. Agriculture is a way of life; but now the federal government wants to fundamentally change that way of life.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., told Labor Secretary Hilda Solis on March 14 that she had not done a good enough job in reaching out to the farm community or Congress in developing a rule to restrict youth labor on farms.
National FFA week kicks off next Monday for many area students, and program advisors aim to honor the event by engaging in unique activities.
Belfield students involved in Future Farmers of America will have something fun to do every school day next week.
WASHINGTON — An Obama administration proposal for stricter rules on the employment of youths under 16 turned highly political last week as the Department of Labor pulled back somewhat on the proposal a day before a hearing in the House of Representatives.
FARGO, N.D. — The 81st North Dakota FFA Association State Convention in Fargo, N.D., made history June 9 by dropping the state’s “ambassador” post, a carry-over from the “sweetheart” program that had been dropped in 1995.
WORTHINGTON — The last of the results were made available Thursday from the 2010 Minnesota State FFA Convention, revealing that nearly 40 area high school students earned their State FFA Degree at this year’s event.
WORTHINGTON — The Region VI FFA chapters and its members excelled at the Minnesota FFA Convention earlier this week in the Twin Cities, with a first place FFA Creed speaker, four first place judging teams and two former chapter presidents elected to state FFA offices.
SIBLEY, Iowa — The highest honor to be presented to an FFA member at the chapter level is the Star Award, and six of them were presented to members of the Sibley-Ocheyedan FFA Chapter Friday night at the group’s annual banquet in Sibley.
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