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  • Gold and blue corduroy jackets, an FFA trademark for generations, gather for a patriotic start to the annual state convention.

    FFA tradition helps build the future of agriculture

    September 9, 2019

    At a South Carolina FFA convention, it’s easy to see what’s etched into the character of FFA members, even if it’s not stitched with gold thread into the blue corduroy fabric of their well-known jackets.

  • 4-H and FFA teams pose together with South Carolina state flag at WHEP competition.

    South Carolina youth put wildlife habitat knowledge to test at national competition

    August 14, 2019

    As one of two states in the nation with both a 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) team in the National Wildlife Habitat Education Program Contest (WHEP) and with both teams posting stellar scores, South Carolina’s young people made their mark on the national stage after an extended absence. For the first time in more than 20 years, South Carolina had two teams compete in the National Wildlife Habitat Education Program Contest at the Rock Springs 4-H Center in Junction City July 14-17.

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    FFA convention ignites students’ passion for careers in state’s largest industry

    August 28, 2018

    Those who don’t believe in perpetual motion machines have never been to a South Carolina FFA convention. The 91st annual convention of the S.C. FFA Association proved that, with all due respect to the first law of thermodynamics, energy indeed can be created. The 91st annual convention of the S.C. FFA Association drew members from all 46 South Carolina counties who share the same passion: a future in the state’s largest industry.

  • Cows getting ready for show during the 2017 Junior Beef Roundup.

    Youth learn valuable life skills from Clemson’s Junior Beef Round-Up

    August 10, 2017

    More than 160 youth from across the Southeast competed in the 31st Annual South Carolina Junior Beef Round-Up hosted by Clemson University Aug. 4-6, 2017.

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    South Carolina youth find opportunities in belonging to FFA

    June 14, 2017

    If there is one word that defines the FFA Organization, it is “opportunity.”

  • About 1,000 South Carolina FFA members gather on the steps of the South Carolina Statehouse for the 2017 Legislative Appreciation Day.

    State FFA members discuss agriculture with state legislators

    March 1, 2017

    Agriculture is important for the South Carolina economy and the state’s youth are stepping up to have their voices heard as advocates for the agricultural industry. More than 1,000 members of the South Carolina FFA Association gathered at the South Carolina Capitol Feb. 22 for the annual Legislator Appreciation Day.

  • State FFA members discuss flood relief, future of agriculture with state legislators

    March 2, 2016

    FFA members from across South Carolina gathered at the state capitol Feb. 24 for the 2016 FFA Legislators Appreciation Day. The members met with state legislators to discuss the future of the state’s agriculture industry as well as immediate needs.

  • Scholarships awarded, new chapter chartered during FFA Day at state fair

    October 31, 2013

    CLEMSON — FFA members from across South Carolina gathered for FFA Day at the state fair in Columbia to award scholarships, officially welcome a new chapter and square off in a tractor driving skills competition. The South Carolina Association of Fairs awarded scholarships to Coltin Nobles of Barnwell High School; Trey Gardner of Manning High […]