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.
Categories: Ag Education
Tags: Beck's Blog, Beck's Hybrids, FFA, Ag Education, Samantha Miller, FFA Week, National FFA Organization, Future Farmers of America
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.”
Categories: Why I Farm, Why I Farm Roadtrip
Tags: Beck's Blog, Why I Farm, Beck's Hybrids, FFA, family farm, Natalina Sents, Why I Farm Roadtrip, West Virginia Farm, agricultural education teacher
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.
Categories: Why I Farm
Tags: farming, Why I Farm, #whyifarm, Beck's Hybrids, corn, farm, soybeans, FFA, Beck's, teacher, #GOFFA
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.
Tags: farming, farmer, tennessee farming, Why I Farm, #whyifarm, corn, soybeans, FFA, Why I Farm movement, hogs
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.
Tags: farming, farmer, Why I Farm, #whyifarm, corn, farm, soybeans, National FFA Convention, FFA, farmwife, dairy farming, dairy, Holstein, Kentucky, Kentucky Farmer of the Year, Tompkinsville, Hade's Triple "K" Dairy, Sunbelt Expo
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.
Tags: Why I Farm, #whyifarm, Beck's Hybrids, farmers, National FFA Convention, #igniteffa, FFA, jackets, blue jackets, ffa jackets, louisville KY