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State Departments Partner To Boost FFA Programs

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A local ag educator excited that two state departments have teamed up to boost Tennessee’s agricultural education programs through FFA. The State Department of Agriculture and the State Department of Education will work to increase FFA enrollment and opportunities for learning inside and outside the classroom. Van Buren FFA Instructor Lance Smith: “On a local level, I’m hopeful it will ... Read More »

White Co. High School FFA Hosting Breakfast At The Barn And Auction Event

White County High Schools’ FFA is hosting a “Breakfast at the Barn and Auction” on Saturday, September 11th at the White County High School Barn. White County FFA Chapter President Abby McCulley said that FFA helps students develop important life skills, especially when it comes to agricultural knowledge. McCulley said that the event will feature items for bid ranging from ... Read More »

Van Buren FFA Selling Handcrafted Tables, Benches To Fund Club

The Van Buren County High School FFA is taking orders for handmade picnic tables and benches. Agriculture Teacher Lance Smith said throughout the entire school year, orders are open for six foot to 12 foot tables. Smith said everything is student built. “They go in, they make all the cuts, they take all the measurements, they do all the building,” ... Read More »

Van Buren High School FFA Team Takes 7th In State Competition

Van Buren County High School’s FFA Envirothon team took seventh place in the state this year. Agriculture Teacher Lance Smith said the team tested over five agriculture topics to win the Upper Cumberland region. Smith said when you get to state, his team had to take a real world problem for a land owner and solve it. “A guy had ... Read More »

Jackson County Student FFA Plant Sale Begins With Wide Varieties

Jackson County High School’s FFA Plant Sale kicks off Monday, with a wide variety of produce and plants. Agriculture Teacher Brandon Chaffin said there is 25 types of tomatoes and peppers, melons, flowers and more. Chaffin said he looks over the students work, but it really is a student led effort. “They do all the seeding of the plants, they ... Read More »

Clay County HS Students Open Greenhouse For Plant Sale

Clay County High School’s FFA program is opening up its greenhouse to the public for a plant sale starting Friday. Agriculture Education Teacher James Matthew Craighead said that all proceeds go directly into the program. Craighead said 80 varieties of plants and vegetables are available after students planted over 13,000 seeds. “We will have hanging baskets with mixed flowers available, ... Read More »