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Ep. 1: Program, Award and Degree Applications      
Topic: Texas FFA Program, Award and Degree Applications
Originally Published: January 2022
Episode Description: Texas FFA offers members countless opportunities! Some of those opportunities are initiated through an application process that can seem daunting to some. This episode discusses the various Texas FFA applications available online and tips for navigating the processes. Join Jennifer Jackson and Tammy Glascock as they provide insight to these topics. 

Ep. 2: The Texas FFA State Officer Selection Process      
Topic: A Look Inside the Texas FFA Officer Selection Process and Year of Service
Originally Published: February 2022
Episode Description: Join special guests Dr. David Frazier and state officers Gracey Leopold, Ryan Hess, Gunnar Griggs-Bell, and Ember Reyes as they share their experience and advice for individuals interested in running for a coveted state officer position. Listen as we share valuable insight into the application process as well as the selection process on-site before the Texas FFA Convention. 

State Officer Selection

State Officer Selection Handbook
2022 State Officer Candidate Workshops
2022 Facilitation Hot Topics
2022 Stand and Deliver Hot Topics
2022 Writing Exercise Hot Topics
Texas FFA Nominating Committee

Ep. 3: Career Development Events - Revisions, Reminders, and Tips For Success      
Topic: A Review of Career Development Event Revisions 
Originally Published: March 2022
Episode Description: Join us as we visit with Jordan Blount, Student Recognition and Scholarship Coordinator, and Patrick Padgett, CDE Chairman as we discuss some of the major changes to Career Development Event rules and discuss some helpful reminders and some tips for success as we gear up for the 2022 CDE season. 

Career Development Event Handbook
Individual Contest Rules
State CDE Dates/Locations
ID Lists
Compliant Clipboard Example

Ep. 4: The 94th Annual Texas FFA Convention      

Topic: The 94th Annual Texas FFA Convention
Originally Published: June 2022
Episode Description: You're not going to want to miss this episode! Hear from state staff,  your State Vice President from Area IX, Brady Neuman, and one of our wonderful ag teachers,  Annette Hill from East Bernard FFA. We will cover a little bit of everything from how to register to how to plan and some of the exciting additions to this year's convention. Get ready to AMPLIFY!

Texas FFA Convention Website

Ep.5: Asking Our Members – Vol. I      

Topic: Asking Our Members – Vol. I
Originally Published: August 2022
Episode Description: As we start the school year, we thought it would be great to hear from some of our students about what makes their chapters so unique. During our convention, the Texas FFA student media team had the chance to talk with some of our members. From gratitude to our hard-working teachers to lessons learned through their FFA experience. We have a lot of great messages from our students to share! 

Interviews conducted by:
Cora Ford, Weslaco FFA
Ellie Hert, Liberty Hill FFA
Ava-Claire Castleman, Harmony FFA
Kynlee Bright, White Oak FFA
Braelyn Pointer, Sudan FFA

Ep. 6: Script Writing: The Stuff You Should Know      
Topic: Leadership Development Script Writing 
Originally Published: September 2022
Episode Description: Join us as we talk to five of our talented FFA Advisors who share their best practices for writing scripts for Texas FFA Leadership Development Events. Listen as Brent Wicker; Peaster, Casey Wilson; El Campo, Lynita Foster; Madisonville, Michelle Sammon; Dawson, and Mark Jarzombek; Floresville share tips and tricks to preparing for writing scripts and training successful teams and how they engage their students in the process! 

Texas FFA Leadership Development Events

Ep. 7: FFA Friday      
Topic: FFA Friday
Originally Published: October 2022
Episode Description: During this episode hear from Dr. Candis Carraway, professor at Stephen F. Austin State University and Tammy Glascock, Texas FFA SAE and Swine Validation Coordinator as we discuss using FFA Friday as a valuable tool for teachers and students. FFA Friday allows teachers to satisfy the SAE/record book requirement for courses while also creating learning experiences from students that lies within core of the 3-component model. 

FFA Friday Outline
SAE For All
National FFA SAE Video Library
National FFA Choice Board (SAE Videos)
National FFA SAE Video Activity Sheets
National FFA Retiring Address Archive

Ep. 8: Career Week      
Topic: Career Week
Originally Published: November 2022
Episode Description: During this episode join the state officers to learn more about Texas FFA's first Career Week! The goal of the initiative is to provide quality resources for teachers to utilize to provide a valuable career unit experience that will showcase the extensive career opportunities within the agricultural industry. Listen as we share insight on the comprehensive weeklong plan that can be easily implemented into the classroom.

Career Week Webpage & Resources 

Ep. 9: Striving for Success in Competitive Events      
Topic: Striving for Success in Competitive Events
Originally Published: December 2022
Episode Description: During this episode join the state officers as they interview a few members who qualified for the national competition. Listen as they discuss their various contests, the valuable life lessons they have learned, and advice for any member striving for the same success!

Ep. 10 & 11: Cultivating Support at the Local Level - Part I &II      
Topic: Cultivating Support at the Local Level
Originally Published: January and February 2023
Episode Description: Join us as we speak with Aaron Alejandro, Texas FFA Foundation Executive Director as we explore methods to develop resources for your chapter. We will discuss how advisors and chapter members can work with community leaders to create a long term plan to support their chapter efforts. 

Texas FFA Promotional Packet (2023)
Texas FFA Foundation Corporate Sponsor Packet (2022) 
Texas FFA Foundation Convention Sponsor Packet (2022)
Texas FFA Foundation Scholarship Sponsor Packet (2022)
Texas FFA Birthday Fundraising Flyer (2023)
Texas FFA Foundation Cultivating Gratitude Guide (2022)
Texas Ag Education Press Kit (2022)
Texas FFA Branding Kit (Coming Soon) 
Social Media Guidelines (Coming Soon)

Ep. 12: Chapter Success Starts With POA - Part I      
Topic: Chapter Success Starts With POA - Part I
Originally Published: March 2023
Episode Description: Special guest North Dakota FFA FFA Executive Director, Nikki Fideldy-Doll joins us to share best practices related to creating a successful and complete Program of Activities. During this episode we will discuss the goal setting process, efficient management of each activity, and how to utilize the Divisions (Growing Leaders, Building Communities, and Strengthening Agriculture) and how to ensure  activities are successful and address areas of need for your chapter, school, and community. We'll also share great tips for success if your chapter pursues a Superior Chapter or National Chapter Award. 

Texas FFA Officer Handbook
National FFA POA Timeline
National FFA National Chapter Handbook
POA Divisions and Quality Standards
National FFA National Chapter PowerPoint
National Chapter Awards Recognition Guide

Ep. 14: The 95th Annual Texas FFA Convention      
Topic: The 95th Annual Texas FFA Convention
Originally Published: May 2023
Episode Description: You're not going to want to miss this episode! Hear from state staff, your State President, Windsor Godfrey, and State First Vice President,  Bryce Fisher. We will cover a little bit of everything regarding convention, especially some of the exciting additions to this year's event!

Texas FFA Convention Website

Ep. 15 &16: Empowering Your Chapter Officer Team Part I & II      
Topic: Empowering Your Chapter Officer Team
Originally Published: August 2023
Episode Description: Join Melissa Spicer, Florence, and Luke Parr, Blue Ridge as they share ways to effectively utilize their chapter officers in order to provide meaningful opportunities for student growth while taking some of the responsibilities off the teacher's shoulders. From chapter officer retreats to the end-of-the-year banquet, you're not going to want to miss the knowledge these two wise owls have to share! 

16 Personalities Test
Chapter Officer Handbook 
23-24 Official FFA Manual
Chapter Activity and Engagement Ideas
FFA Promotional Brochure For Recruitment Events

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