Allison Jackson is a common name heard around Polk County FFA chapters, and rightfully so — she currently holds officer positions for chapter president, subdistrict chair, Polk County Federation Secretary as well as District VIII Secretary.
Jackson is actually a third-generation FFA member, so she has known for years that when the time came, she would be wearing the infamous corduroy jacket. In middle school she watched her older sister show livestock at the county fair, go to judging practices and attend many different meetings.
“I paid close attention to the bonds she formed with people and her chapter. In middle school I was always the girl who was the last to be invited to the party, so I was longing for that family relationship in high school,” Jackson says. Isn’t that what the FFA is all about? Those close friends that become family after years of late nights, hours of practice and multiple memories are the best.
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Youth Conservation Group Hosting Contests, Giveaways
The Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network (FYCCN) will celebrate its 10th birthday this December and January with a social media campaign featuring contests and giveaways, a new partner rewards program, donor recognition, and a virtual crowd-sourced fundraising event.
SIGNS of the SEASON
Bell Peppers, Cucumbers and Eggplants Thrive During Florida Winters
White Strawberry One of Two New Varieties From UF/IFAS
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The Power of Aquaponics
Traders Hill Farm Takes Sustainable Farming to Another Level
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Overcoming the Mental Health Toll
UF/IFAS Joins Effort to Battle Farmers’ Stress
Harvesting the Holiday
Dade City’s Ergle Christmas Tree Farm Helps Holiday Spirit Grow
There’s More to This Plant Than Movies and Lore Will Tell You
Globally Positioned Success
Production Is Blooming at Highlands County Caladium Farm With the Use of Global Positioned System
A NATURAL GIFT
27,000 Acres Gifted to UF for Conservation, Outdoor Classroom and Laboratory
PICK ONE:YOUR DOCTOR OR YOUR RIGHTS
As private equity investors take over doctors’ offices, they’re popularizing a controversial legal practice: forcing patients to agree to binding arbitration before they can receive care
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Star ENTERTAINMENT: HOLIDATE
Wed., Oct. 28 on Netflix
Rebuilt O-line now a team strength
The Dolphins spent an awful lot of resources this past offseason, both in draft picks and free agency capital, on their offensive line.
Promising start for rookie O-linemen
The question of when Austin Jackson would be ready to get into the starting lineup at left tackle for the Dolphins got its official answer in the Week 1 game against the New England Patriots.