The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has been awarded $667,700 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA's) Food and Nutrition Service for a unique food service project involving high school Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapters.
During the pandemic, Logan Sizemore began growing food in the family garden to help the community in Leslie County.
The agriculture program at Warren East High School in Warren County is using a Better Days Through Better Ways Grant from the Kentucky FFA Foundation to teach students from start-to-finish how they can help address food insecurity in their own community.
Kentucky’s Ashley Rogers named 2022 National Association for Career and Technical Education New Teacher of the Year
Ashley Rogers, an agriculture educator and Future Farmers of America (FFA) advisor at Nicholas County Middle and High School, was named as the 2022 National ACTE New Teacher of the Year by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).
The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE’s) Brandon K. Davis was elected to the National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization’s Board of Directors during the National Association of State Supervisors of Agricultural Education Conference on Oct. 26.
Kentucky FFA students were selected as finalists for the National FFA convention & Expo in areas of proficiency and the agriscience fair, and chapters across the commonwealth were chosen as finalists for national recognition. Students and chapters will participate in online interviews this fall. Winners will be announced at the 94th National FFA Convention from Oct. 27- 30 in Indianapolis.
Like many younger children in her district, Emma Stevens used to be terrified of bees. Now, as the vice-president of Greenup County High School’s FFA chapter, she is playing an instrumental role in fighting common misconceptions about bees in her community.
Kentucky FFA was well represented at the 93rd Annual National FFA Convention, held virtually Oct. 27-29. More than 100,000 FFA members, advisers and supporters registered for the event, which also was broadcast live on RFD TV.
Matt Chaliff was selected as the Outstanding FFA Executive Secretary by the National Association of Supervisors of Agricultural Education at the group’s annual conference in Indianapolis.
Olivia Moore, a junior at Western Hills High School in Franklin County, founded Moore Goodness for her supervised agricultural experience.