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 FFA Members in Action | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:02:59

Meet Tyler Gore, an FFA member and future agriculture educator from Georgia. This segment aired on the Feb. 18, 2017, “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147.

 ACTE Announces New Teacher of the Year | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:06:11

“FFA Today” correspondent Micheal Clements interviews Jacob Ball of Kentucky, the Association for Career and Technical Education’s National New Teacher of the Year. This segment aired on the Feb. 18, 2017, “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147.

 New York Honors FFA Week | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:33

In recognition of National FFA Week, the New York State Senate passed a special resolution. Hear remarks from Senator Patty Ritchie. This segment aired on the Feb. 18, 2017, “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147.

 Happy National FFA Week | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:07:24

Each year, FFA chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week. It's a time to share with local, state and national audiences what FFA is and the impact it has on members every day. FFA Communications Manager Kristy Meyer highlights some of the amazing events transforming the nation during the week. This segment aired on the Feb. 18, 2017, “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147.

 Living Communications Legend Retires from FFA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:15:52

For almost 40 years, Bill Stagg has shared the story of agricultural education and FFA throughout the country. In January, the director of strategic communications for the National FFA Organization retired. Before he left, Bill sat down with us to reflect on his legacy with the organization. This segment aired on the Feb. 11, 2017, “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147.

 Culver’s Again Lends a Helping Hand to FFA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:03:04

Culver’s supported the country’s next generation of agricultural leaders by sponsoring FFA Day at the recent National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s annual convention and trade show in Nashville. The restaurant’s senior marketing manager Jessie Corning joined us by phone to talk about Culver’s commitment to FFA and agriculture. This segment aired on the Feb. 11, 2017, “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147.

 Preserving Delaware’s History | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:25

"FFA Today" contributor and host of the Off-Farm Income Podcast Matt Brechwald talks to Ariana Gaston, an FFA member from Delaware working to preserve the state's history. This segment aired on the Feb. 4, 2017, “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147.

 FFA Members Embark on South African Journey of a Lifetime | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:25

In January, 75 state FFA officers traveled to South Africa for a 12-day educational and cultural experience. Kentucky FFA President Ben Pinkston, New Jersey FFA Secretary Renée Stillwell, Florida’s Area 2 Vice President Hunter Burnsed and Nebraska FFA President Kaitlyn Hanvey chronicle their most memorable encounters. This segment aired on the Feb. 4, 2017, “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147.

 Ride Along in RFD-TV’s Inaugural Tractor Brigade | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:03

FFA enjoyed a front row seat to the 2017 Presidential Inaugural Parade during RFD-TV’s Rural Tractor Brigade. Hear from Pennsylvania Sentinel Garrett Jenkins, Vice President Jacob Kline, Treasurer Madeline Buss, and Chaplain Tricia Hojnowski who led the delegation of tractors down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House. This segment aired on the Feb. 4, 2017, “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147.

 What a Unique SAE − Mighty Mini Mules of Midvale! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:10:35

Former Midvale (Idaho) FFA member Molly Roberts Sparrow worked with her father to develop a professional rodeo act with a team of miniature mules, and her involvement in that business led to her being named the 2014 Idaho State Star in Agribusiness. Recently married, Molly and John Sparrow met while attending a Washington Leadership Conference and, as the saying goes, the rest is history. This segment aired on the Jan. 28, 2017 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

 Idaho FFA Members Pursue a Host of Diverse Projects | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:08:05

Orion Samuelson talks with members of the Mackay (Idaho) FFA Chapter about their SAEs, which range from helping at the local library to roasting coffee to working on the chapter’s radio program. And Mackay FFA Advisor Trent Van Leuven describes the chapter’s fish lab, where chapter members raise tilapia, rainbow trout, cutthroat and sturgeon. (Photo from Trent Van Leuven.) This segment aired on the Jan. 28, 2017 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

 Dig Up Some Fun at This Idaho Fossil Bed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:12:35

Riley Keinbaum, president of the Deary FFA Chapter in Idaho, has a one-of-a-kind SAE: He oversees a 15 million-year-old fossil bed located on his family’s property. Riley’s grandfather exposed the bed in 1972, and since then, fossils of leaves, sticks, flowers, insects and fish have been discovered. Riley explains why the fossil bed has caught the attention of NASA, John Deere and many others. This segment aired on the Jan. 21, 2017 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

 What Are the Five C’s of Arizona Agriculture? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:03:27

At the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention in Phoenix, Ariz., Mark Oppold had an opportunity to talk with two Arizona state FFA officers. State FFA President McKenna Mellon and State FFA Vice President Annily Hawks describe the five C’s of Arizona agriculture: Copper, Cattle, Citrus, Cotton and Climate. The state officers represent some 10,300 FFA members in 75 chapters in Arizona. This segment aired on the Jan. 21, 2017 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

 Agriculture Runs in the Family for Michael Scuse and Holly Hufford | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:12:08

Michael Scuse, acting USDA deputy secretary, and daughter Holly Scuse Hufford, agriscience teacher at Smyrna Middle School in Delaware, share their personal stories about what led them both to successful careers in agriculture. They had an exceptional opportunity to work together when Scuse was Delaware’s secretary of agriculture at the same time Hufford was Delaware state FFA president. This segment aired on the Jan. 14, 2017 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

 Meet Members of the Capitol FFA Chapter in Nevada | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:23

Orion Samuelson introduces us to Katie Jones and Cristian Lamas from the Capitol FFA Chapter in Carson City, Nev. Katie and Cristian talk about the chapter’s floriculture project that benefited local domestic violence and breast cancer organizations, and they respond to Orion’s questions: If you could go anywhere in the world and do what you most want to do, Where would you go? What would you do? This segment aired on the Jan. 14, 2017 “FFA Today” show on Rural Radio SiriusXM Channel 147.

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