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Arizona FFA Foundation Hires New Leadership

Posted by Rochell Planty on

The Arizona Agricultural Education/FFA Foundation recently named Rochell Planty, CMP, CFE as the new Executive Director.

 “We’re excited to announce a restructuring of the Foundation that will move us forward and support our mission as the fundraising arm of Arizona’s FFA,” Steve Goucher, Arizona FFA Foundation President shared.

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Basha FFA wins state landscape / nursery competition

Posted by Neil Schneider on

Basha FFA wins state landscape / nursery competition

The state champion FFA Nursery / Landscape Career Development Event for 2018 is the Basha FFA Chapter, from Chandler. Winning team members (From left) are Olivia Lawrence, Samantha Bouvier, Lauren Myers, and Elizabeth Kaye. The Basha FFA advisors are Kevin Hartfield and Sharon Metzger.  The Arizona Nursery Association invests in the future by sponsoring this annual competition held at the University of Arizona. The purpose of the FFA Nursery/Landscape Career Development Event is to promote career interest, encourage proficiency development and recognize excellence in participants of the event which includes all aspects of the industry to produce, market, utilize and...

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Blue & Gold Gala photos and Bryce Cluff's speech

Posted by Neil Schneider on

Blue & Gold Gala photos and Bryce Cluff's speech

Just under 600 people attended the 2nd Annual Blue & Gold Gala on January 27, 2018. The event was held at the Sheraton Grand Wild Horse Pass. Thank you to all who attended and all of the individuals, organizations and companies who help financially support agricultural education and the FFA in Arizona. We can't do it without you! Enjoy! Downloadable photos are here. Bryce Cluff: "If this jacket could talk" - January 27, 2018 Downloadable Gala 2018 photos are here. The Blue & Gold Gala is presented by: GOLD GALA SPONSORS             SILVER GALA SPONSORS Empire CAT AG...

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Buckeye resident Steven Bales to be honored as agriculturist of the year

Posted by Neil Schneider on

Buckeye resident Steven Bales to be honored as agriculturist of the year

Steven Bales is FFA's agriculturist of the year Steven Bales Jr. has deep roots in Arizona agriculture, extending back to the late 1800s and his great-great grandfather. Today, he carries on the family’s farming legacy of more than a century in the Buckeye area, modestly attributing his success to those who came before him and believing firmly in giving back to the industry and a community that have been good to him and his family. For his contributions to the farming industry, his commitment to community service and his support of the FFA program, Bales has been selected as the...

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Richard McPherson of Rio Rico is the 2017 CareerSafe Safety Educator of the Year

Posted by Neil Schneider on

“I have the philosophy that if my student went to school and didn’t come back a little dirty or a little scuffed up, they probably didn’t learn anything that day,” McPherson said. “So now I like to expose my students to as many hands-on activities as they possibly do, but keep them safe the entire journey.”

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