Oklahoma FFA Chapter hosts livestock show for special needs students

An FFA chapter at Noble High School in Oklahoma hosts a livestock show each year for special needs students.
The FFA members pair up with the show participants to teach them how to care for their animals, fit/prepare them for a show and then help them exhibit the animals in a show.

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Kentucky FFA Convention 2011: Photo Review

This year marked my eighth Kentucky FFA State Convention. Each convention reminds me of my wonderful years as an FFA member and renews my faith in the organization that is preparing another generation of agriculture advocates. As always, convention sparks … Continue reading

Check out Laurent Family Farms new website

According to my dad, our farm now has three divisions: he’s “production,” my sister Renee is “marketing” and I’m “promotions.” He’s not really exaggerating that much. When it comes to making sure our pigs are taken care of, Dad has … Continue reading

At Laurent Family Farms, August is the longest month of the year

I had every intention of writing a long and sentimental post about the 2010 Kentucky State Fair hog show. Unfortunately, I’m still recovering from a month full of farrowing pigs, unpacking my apartment, sleep deprivation, settling into classes and the … Continue reading