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Why FFA? 2017 National FFA Week

Right now across the U.S., there are 650,000 FFA members celebrating National FFA Week. Each FFA member is a future professional in our agricultural industry, and here at Beck’s, we are proud to support them.

If you weren’t involved in FFA in school, you may not be familiar with all that they do other than drive their tractors to school and sport those blue corduroy jackets. Here’s the Cliffs Notes version to help bring you up to speed.

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Why I Farm

BECK'S WHY I FARM ROADTRIP: West Virginia FARMER, Danielle Grant

Danielle Grant always knew her future was going to include agriculture. She grew up on a small farm she jokingly describes as “Old McDonald’s farm” and fell in love with the lifestyle.


“I always knew I wanted to be involved in agriculture, I just didn’t know to what capacity. I became an ag teacher, so that was going to be my contribution, but then we met in college, and he already had the farm.”

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Why I Farm: Behind the Movement

Living a Double Life

Learning is a constant part of life. It keeps our minds energized and our hearts full. With a teacher for my mom and a farmer for my dad, learning at our house was endless. And still to this day, I don’t leave their house without gaining a new piece of knowledge.

With National FFA Convention occurring last week, I couldn’t think of a better topic to discuss – education. Because to me, teaching and farming go hand in hand, especially if your day starts with the sound of a school bell.

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Why I Farm: Behind the Movement

Passing on a Legacy

A couple weeks ago, my dad and I had what I like to call a father-daughter date. It wasn’t planned. But to me, those are the best kind. With my mom out-of-town and my brother with friends, dad and I were on our own for dinner. Over barbecue sandwiches at Famous Dave’s, we laughed about our day, talked crops, the weather, and my travels. Then on our way back, as we rounded the last turn to the farm dad asked me a question.

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Why I Farm: Behind the Movement

Tour Stop #11: Loretta Lyons, Tompkinsville, KY

This past October I had the honor to interview a very special woman from southern Kentucky. She’s fierce like a tiger, but gentle as a lamb. With a heart of gold and the courage of a lion, Loretta Lyons of Tompkinsville, KY overcame a loss to become the true epitome of a farmer. What are you waiting for? Follow me to southern Kentucky, right on the Tennessee border to the farm of Hade’s Triple “K” Dairy.

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Why I Farm: Behind the Movement

Wordless Wednesday: Blue Tide

In honor of National FFA Convention, we took the Why I Farm movement on the road. This week, we're in Louisville, KY, visiting with more than 55,000 FFA members from across the United States. And I'm sure you'll agree with me, there truly isn't a better way to honor the American farmer than starting with our nation's youth. 

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