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Pennsylvania Family Makes its Mark on the Holidays

The spirit of the Christmas holiday is often best experienced through the eyes of a child. One Pennsylvania family is teaching their sons the best way to experience the magic of Christmas is by sharing gifts and giving to others.

Jamie and Greg Beatty, owners of Beatty’s Club Lambs in Indiana, Pa., have created a family tradition of spreading cheer to children throughout their county and honoring the memory of Jamie’s dad, Mark Banbury, who passed away in 2013. Jamie and her family had asked others to keep her dad’s memory alive on his birthday and the anniversary of his death to “make their mark” by doing a good deed for others.

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Abby Marion


Ag Teacher Scouts, Refines Talent in his Students

Most teachers want their students to succeed. One Southern California Ag Teacher wants his students to succeed not only in the classroom but in life. He goes above and beyond to find at least one life skill his students excel in, and then he teaches that skill so when the student graduates, he or she will have an expertise for which to make a living with. Read More


Stu Dildine


John C Maxwell


Caring for Community... FFA Chapter Helps Out With Holidays

The River Valley FFA Chapter is #AgProud and strives to share agricultural commodities with those who might otherwise have to go without each year around the holidays. The River Valley FFA Chapter from Yuba City, Calif., works each year to make the holidays brighter for nearly a dozen families. Although located in a highly-populated area, the FFA Group considers itself rural due to its large agricultural presence known for its production of rice, peaches and prunes. Read More


Elizabeth Lesser

Students make 40-year Teacher Ag Proud

"A lot of ag teachers teach for a while and move on to other jobs, higher paying jobs. But I started at the top and stayed at the top. I truly believe there is no greater calling than that of a classroom teacher."

Those are the words from Kevin Frazier, who started his 40th year of teaching agriculture this fall at Ponca City High School in northcentral Oklahoma. Although, he also admits he isn’t in the education business; he is in the kid business. Read More

4-H Youth Show You're Never Too Young to Make a Difference

Young 4-H members often recite a pledge prior to each meeting that declares, “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living, for my club, my community, my country and my world.” However, one young lady leads her local 4-H club to actually using their hands and their hearts to provide a service in their community. Read More


Donald L Hicks


Brothers use County Fair Sale Proceeds to Give Back to Boy Fighting Batten Disease

“To make the best better” is the long-time motto that young people enrolled in 4-H clubs across America have been reciting for generations. And in Rock County, Wisconsin, at the recent 4-H livestock sale, two brothers decided to contribute some of their sale proceeds from their livestock projects to help find a cure for their friend’s disease. Read More