One of my favorite New York FFA projects has been the making of these 2 videos. It was an honor to travel the state and see inside different classrooms, shops, greenhouses, and barns. You would be impressed by the diversity and skill being put to work at the local FFA chapter level. I am always impressed by the knowledge base FFA advisers and agricultural educators bring into the classroom.
These videos are some of the best FFA videos. Yes, I am biased since New York is the FFA I call home, but the people in this video are making a difference in the world everyday.
The first video is an overview of agricultural education in New York State.
The second video is a snapshot of the New York FFA Association and the grassroots efforts happening statewide.
The New York FFA along with Cornell University worked with Cameron Gallagher of Black Mountain Visuals to make this project happen. Cameron is an accomplished videographer and a talent to watch. His creative process and editing skills make it all look good.
People who should be recognized in making this happen include Derek Hill, Shari Lighthall, Catie Rowe, and everyone else in the New York FFA's Team Ag Ed. Other important people to recognize are Dr. Steve A. Brown, National FFA Advisor and Commissioner Richard Ball from NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets, who took time out of their busy schedules to help. Additionally, all the FFA advisors and members who put on a great presentations for recording.
For more FFA videos, check out the National FFA's Video Center. Some of the other best FFA videos can be found at their online directory at www.ffa.org/ffa-video-center/ .
Granville FFA Alumni
2017 -2018 NYS FFA State Vice President
2018 - 2019 NationalPAS Vice President
New York FFA Foundation Program Development Specialist
Participation in the National Postsecondary Agricultural Students Organization (PAS) is one of the best things I did with my time at SUNY Morrisville. Many of today's FFA Advisors and Agricultural Educators in NY also participated in PAS at the national level. If you get the opportunity to be involved, do it!
- Bill Waite
Oswegatchie Program Director
From SUNY COBLESKILL!
We are very pleased to announce that the following students represented SUNY Cobleskill and New York State at the National Postsecondary Students (PAS) Conference held in St. Cloud Minnesota, March 11-15. Every student from Cobleskill returned with a National Plaque recognizing their outstanding achievement. Thank you to those of you who have supported the development of these future Agricultural Leaders.
Agribusiness Management – Kate Ewer – 1st Place National Winner
Animal Systems – Non-Ruminant – Kassandra Hetherly – 2nd Place
Agricultural Equipment – Nicholas Failla – 2nd Place
Agricultural Equipment – Austin Witmer – 4th Place
Animal Systems – Ruminant - Kassandra Hetherly – 2nd place
Employment Interview Contest
Animal Health – Sara Huttenmaier – 2nd Place
Agribusiness Management – Kate Ewer – 3rd Place
Agricultural Equipment – Austin Witmer – 3rd Place
Agricultural Equipment – Nicholas Failla – 4th Place
Livestock Production – Kassandra Hetherly – 4th Place
Livestock Specialist Award – Sheep Team – 3rd Place Team
Kate Ewer – 6th Place Individual
Rachel Lee – 7th Place Individual
Kassandra Hetherly – 8th Place Individual
Agricultural Machinery Service Technician – 4th Place Team
Nicholas Failla – 4th place individual
Impromptu Speaking – Sara Huttenmaier – 5th Place
Terry Hughes, Matt Hibbard, & Zach Metzler
The New York FFA Foundation
The NYSFFALTF, Inc., chartered in 1946 by the New York State Board of Regents, is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that provides businesses, associations, other foundations, and individuals the opportunity to contribute to the growth and success of our New York youth. Our mission is to build and maintain a financial base that will allow the New York FFA to generate well-educated and career focused productive citizens. Email our Director at firstname.lastname@example.org .