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Careers in agriculture No longer an industry solely associated with farming, agriculture is booming. Need proof? One in six U.S. jobs is ag-related, making agriculture our country’s largest and most prominent employer. With so many different possibilities in this field, you may not be sure which direction to head in. That’s OK – the next several pages contain information that may make your decision a little easier. You’ll find a description of each career pathway, as well as a list of 10 cool career opportunities. Even if you think you’ve seen it all, you may be surprised by what you learn …

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A Mind for

Business Make a good deal with an agriBusiness Systems career

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areers in Agribusiness Systems typically focus on utilizing innovative technology in order to increase profitability and efficiency. Agribusiness is the coordination of all activities that contribute to the production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing and development of agricultural commodities and resources. This includes food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products and services.

Agribusiness is a high-tech industry that uses satellite systems, computer databases and spreadsheets, biotechnology, and many other innovations to increase efficiency and profitability. Individuals choosing this pathway may serve as coordinators who oversee and contribute to the production, processing, distribution, marketing, financing, and development of agricultural merchandise and resources. These resources might include food, fiber, wood

U.S. farm receipts exceed

$200 billion each year.

The economic impact of the agribusiness industry is significant.

One in 12

American workers is employed in agriculture.

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Industry Outlook Market pressures will continue the long-term trend toward consolidation into fewer and larger farms and ranches over the next decade. Good opportunities will continue for people in agribusiness who support the production of agricultural commodities. Career Opportunities Some of the popular careers in the Agribusiness Systems pathway include: • Agribusiness manager • Grain buyer • Equipment sales • Farm labor contractor • Ag finance specialist • Loan officer • Farm business manager • Agricultural journalist

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Education Requirements Not everyone who works in agribusiness has the opportunity to grow up on a farm or ranch. Many receive their agricultural work experience from on-the-job training and college courses in agriculture. Both will prove valuable to those preparing for a career in agribusiness. Other career preparation may include college degrees, technical school certificates or business school.

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products, natural resources, and other plant and animal products and services. Other businesspeople may be involved with the manufacturing of farm equipment, machinery and supplies. This career pathway is usually best suited for people who like working in large groups and may end up being hired with a corporate agricultural company or business.

Prepare Now Experience in and knowledge of the business world is key to a career in this pathway. FFA marketing plan, farm business management, agricultural issues and agricultural communications career development events are among the many ways you can learn more about the field of agribusiness and interact with industry professionals. High school business courses, including computer science, desktop publishing and typing class, will also prove beneficial in the long term, as will an advanced knowledge of computers and software programs.

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Animal Systems

All About

Animals

Saddle up for a career in Animal Systems

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f you’re an animal lover, you may find your niche in an Animal Systems career. Some who choose this career pathway work directly with animals – they train, feed, water, exercise, bathe and groom their furry friends, as well as maintain and clean their cages. Professionals in this field may inspect and grade livestock food products, purchase livestock, or work in technical sales and marketing. Some people in the animal systems career path work to develop better, more efficient ways of producing and processing meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products. Others advise agriculture producers on how to upgrade animal housing facilities properly, lower mortality rates, handle waste matter or increase production of animal products, such as milk or eggs. In addition, careers for hunters and trappers are available, which involve setting bait and traps, tracking animals and obtaining them through various methods.

Industry Outlook Employment opportunities in Animal Systems careers are increasing. Demand for food and fiber will continue to increase because of the growth in world population and demand for U.S. agricultural exports. Employment of agricultural managers, farmworkers, and graders and sorters is projected to rise, and in response to an increase in the demand for fish, there has been a steady growth in the field of aquaculture over the past

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10 years. The opportunities for veterinarians and veterinary technicians are expected to continue to increase in the coming years, which make it a valuable career choice. Career Opportunities • Livestock producer • Poultry farm manager • Livestock inspector • Veterinarian or veterinary technician • Zoo animal specialist • Equine rehabilitator • Aquaculturalist Education Requirements Training requirements for animal scientists and technicians depend on their specialty and on the type of work they perform. A technical degree in animal science is sufficient for some positions that assist animal scientists in conducting applied research or basic research, but a master’s or doctoral degree is required to supervise and conduct basic research. Prepare Now High school agricultural education and biology courses will help you gain basic animal knowledge, and often, these courses will spark an interest in this industry. Other valuable experience can be gained through working at a veterinary clinic, equine stable, livestock farm, or by raising your own pets.

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Bio Buzz

Get technical with a career in Biotechnology Systems

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alling all science whiz-kids! A career in Biotechnology Systems may have been under your microscope all along. This career pathway is becoming increasingly important in the field of agriculture, and the job opportunities are expanding every day. One popular field within Biotechnology Systems involves genetically engineering plants to enhance them in a variety of ways. For example, it is possible to make plants more nutritious, larger and more resistant to extreme weather. Individuals choosing this pathway may also work to alter the amount of chemicals necessary for successful crop production. The renewable fuels industry also contributes to the field of biotechnology, as the United States seeks methods of creating fuel from agricultural byproducts and crops including switchgrass, canola, corn and soybeans.

Industry Outlook Biotechnology careers are becoming increasingly important in the field of agriculture as technology continues to advance and new products and crops are demanded by consumers. As farmers try to grow more food with fewer resources and the public concern over food safety increases, biologists are exploring new avenues of research in biotechnology to develop plants and food crops that require less fertilizer, few pesticides and herbicides, and less water for growth.

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require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Some will require more advanced degrees and research experience. Colleges and universities across the country are beginning to add biotechnology-specific degree programs, and these opportunities will provide unique training for interested individuals. On-the-job training and basic certifications are also required for these positions. Prepare Now One of the best ways to prepare for this ever-changing industry is to read magazines and scholarly journals related to agricultural biotechnology. Knowledge is power, and having a basic working knowledge of this field will help you determine your best fit. Other opportunities to prepare can include interning or working for an agricultural research company, job-shadowing career professionals, or conducting your own research projects as part of the National FFA Agriscience Fair.

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Career Opportunities • Cell culture technician • Research specialist • Plant biologist • Military science officer • Biochemist • Renewable energy researcher • Biofuels technician Education Requirements All levels of education are needed for these careers, but the more science-based jobs will FFAnation.org 2012 National FFA Exhibit & Expo Guide

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Environmental Service Systems

Earthly

Matters

Save the planet with a career in Environmental Service Systems

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nterested in making the world a cleaner place? A career in Environmental Services may be the pathway for you. Those who work in this area may be involved with recycling, water and air pollution control, waste disposal and public health issues. An environmental technician or engineer may focus on hazardous-waste management by evaluating and analyzing hazardous materials while also creating regulations in order to prevent accidents or dangerous situations. Others in this career path may work with city governments to maintain and improve water and air quality for local residents.

Industry Outlook People are more focused than ever on the ways waste, pollution, recycling and conservation impact the environment. Jobs in Environmental Service Systems are likely to increase in number as public health

concerns continue to rise. A shift in emphasis toward preventing problems rather than controlling those that already exist will also spur demand for these positions. More careers focused on preventing environmental issues are predicted to develop in the future, as more people begin to pay closer attention to their impacts on the environment. Career Opportunities • Occupational health and safety specialist • Recycling coordinator • Environmental compliance inspector • Water quality manager • Toxicologist • Environmental engineer • Green building consultant • Landscape architect • Urban planner Education Requirements A lot of college programs can help prepare you for careers in this field. But some professions on this pathway require additional training and licensing. Federal regulations require a license to work as a hazardous material removal worker. Most employers provide technical training on the job, but in most cases a formal 32- to 40-hour training program must be completed to be licensed as an asbestos- and lead-abatement worker or a treatment worker. Prepare Now Because many of these careers can be found in your own community, seek out current job professionals and ask to job-shadow them. That’s a great way to see if this pathway is right for you. You can also conduct your own water-quality research experiments, start a recycling program at your school or study the environment around you.

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GOOD taste Savor the opportunities in Food Products & Processing careers

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hew on this: as society continues to focus on diet and health, this career pathway continues to expand. Individuals working in Food Products and Processing may uncover new food sources, study and evaluate food content, and generate ways to satisfy industry and government regulations when processing, preserving, packaging and storing food. They also create new food products and

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inspect food-processing areas to make sure that all necessary standards are met including sanitation, safety, quality and waste management. The food science industry incorporates food chemistry, food microbiology, food safety, nutrition, food processing and food technologies in its careers. But this doesn’t mean everyone is going to work in a lab. Communication skills and knowledge of basic business principles is also important. Some

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Industry Outlook As the population expands and the public increases their focus on diet, health and food safety, the job opportunities will grow and strengthen for food scientists and technologists – especially in quality assurance and food safety. Food scientists produce food, ensure its safety and develop new products; they deal with food until it goes into the stomach of consumers. Because of this, as long as people have to eat, there will be careers in food products and processing. Career Opportunities Some careers in this pathway include:

• Food and drug inspector • Meat scientist • Food scientist • Dietician • Quality control specialist • Development chef

Education Requirements College students preparing to work as food scientists/technologists take courses such as food chemistry, food analysis, food microbiology and food processing operations. Many jobs require more advanced degrees with research experience. Agricultural and food scientists/technologists should be able to work independently or as part of a team and be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both in speaking and writing. Most agricultural scientists also need an understanding of basic business principles.

Food Products & Processing

graduates may go into product development or processing, while others find jobs at regulatory agencies or in management and sales.

Prepare Now To pursue a career in Food Products and Processing, a solid education in science is key. Take multiple science courses during middle and high school, which will create a good base of knowledge when entering college. Agriscience can also help you prepare for a food science career, through research projects and classroom instruction. Seek opportunities to job-shadow food science professionals and others within this industry to learn even more.

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The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted good job growth in food science careers through the year

2016

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U.S. agriculture provides American consumers with

83 percent of the food they eat.

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The U.S. forestry industry exported

$7.7 billion worth of forestry products and supported

65,000 American jobs in 2011.

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Park it right here to learn about Natural Resource Systems

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f spending time outdoors interacting with nature is a favorite pastime for you, a career in Natural Resource Systems could be a good fit. These careers may involve working to develop, maintain and manage forests and natural environments, as well as acquiring various types of marine life for human utilization, animal feed, bait and other purposes. Individuals choosing to work as conservation scientists or foresters may manage, develop, use, and help protect forests and rangelands. Careers as conservation scientists and foresters are available all over the United States and may include managing, developing and helping to protect the country’s range lands and 737 million acres of forests. Nearly two-thirds of conservation scientists and foresters are employed by federal, state, or local governments – many by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Private sector jobs can be within consulting firms or scientific research groups. Employment of foresters is concentrated in the western and southern states, where many national and private forests and parks, and most of the lumber and pulpwood-producing forests are located. But working in this pathway doesn’t mean you can’t live in a city. Some find careers protecting wildlife that seek refuge in cities or maintaining urban parks and green areas.

Industry Outlook As the population grows and we consume more and more of the world’s resources, jobs in conservation and regrowth are going to be more important than ever. Career Opportunities • Fish and game officer • Wildlife biologist • Toxicologist • Geologist FFAnation.org 2012 National FFA Exhibit & Expo Guide

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A Natural Fit • Commercial fisherman • Forester • Forest firefighter • Environmental engineer • Pulp and paper manager • Log grader • Park manager/superintendent

Education Requirements An associate or bachelor’s degree in forestry is the minimum education recommended for a professional career in forestry. In the federal government, a combination of experience and appropriate education occasionally may substitute for a four-year degree in natural resources, but job competition makes this difficult. Other careers in this pathway may require a bachelor’s or master’s degree in natural resource management, wildlife management or a related field. Technicians in all areas of Natural Resource Systems will require on-the-job training. Prepare Now Many industry professionals point to their lifelong interest in the outdoors as a primary career motivator. Many FFA supervised agricultural experience programs, including wildlife management and outdoor recreation, will help you begin to learn the industry. The forestry career development event will help you learn basic tree knowledge, industry terminology and skills that foresters will need. General outdoor hobbies can also teach you a great deal about this career field. Hunting, fishing, maintaining wildlife habitat, and spending time with other outdoor enthusiasts will add to your knowledge base.

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Love of the Land Sow a career in Plant Systems

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f you have a green thumb, this career pathway may be ideal for you. People who work in the Plant Systems pathway study plants and their growth. This helps producers of food, feed and fiber crops continue to feed a growing population while conserving natural resources and maintaining the environment. Individuals in this pathway also develop ways to improve the nutritional value of crops and the quality of seeds. They use genetic engineering to develop crops resistant to pests and drought.

Industry Outlook Demand for food and fiber will increase as the world’s population grows and the demand for U.S. agricultural exports increases as developing nations improve their economies. As farmers try to grow more food with fewer

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resources and the public concern over food safety increases, plant scientists are using new avenues of research in biotechnology to develop plants and food crops that require less fertilizer, fewer pesticides and herbicides, and less water for growth. As these technological advances increase, jobs in the field will increase as well. Career Opportunities Popular jobs within this field include:

• Agronomist • Farmer/rancher • Fruit and vegetable grower • Plant geneticist • Seed analyst • Nursery/greenhouse manager • Golf course manager • Soil and water specialist

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Plant Systems

U.S. farmers harvested

3.06 billion bushels of soybeans and

12.4 billion bushels of corn in 2011.

Education Requirements Training requirements for plant scientists and technicians depend on their specialty and on the type of work they perform. A technical degree in plant science is sufficient for some jobs in assisting scientists to perform applied research or basic research, but a master’s or doctoral degree is required to supervise and conduct basic research. A typical undergraduate agricultural science curriculum includes communications, economics, business, and physical and life sciences courses. Those preparing to work as a crop or soil scientist take courses in plant pathology, soil chemistry, entomology, plant physiology and biochemistry, among others.

for college by taking multiple science courses, especially biology and chemistry. Having a basic knowledge of physical and life sciences will aid in the more difficult science courses in college. Land evaluation, plant identification and other related FFA career development events will help you determine if this pathway is the right fit for you. Some members also find it useful to incorporate this field into their supervised agricultural experience programs. Related SAEs include placement on a row-crop farm or agricultural research facility, working at a greenhouse or nursery, growing vegetables in a backyard garden, or helping manage the turf at a golf course, park or other sports facility.

Prepare Now High school students can prepare themselves

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Power, Structural & Technical Systems

Highly

Technical

Engineer a career in Power, Structural & Technical Systems

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ndividuals entering the Power, Structural and Technical Systems career pathway usually enjoy working with equipment and all things technical. Career professionals in this field apply knowledge of engineering, hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics, power, structures and controls to the field of agriculture. They design agricultural structures as well as machinery and equipment. They develop ways to conserve soil and water and improve the processing of agricultural products.

Industry Outlook Employment of individuals in the Power, Structural and Technical Systems pathway is expected to grow about the same as the average for all occupations through 2012. However, opportunities for agricultural engineers are expected to increase. Increasing demand for agricultural products, continued efforts for more efficient agricultural production and increasing emphasis on the conserving of resources should result in good job opportunities in the coming years. Career Opportunities Jobs in the Power, Structural and Technical Systems pathway can include: • Agricultural engineer • Diesel technician • GIS specialist • Land surveyor • Farm equipment technician • Contractor/builder • Welder

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Education Requirements This field has a wide range of educational opportunities, which makes it especially appealing to many students. Degrees for some of the more scientific-based careers range from an associate degree to a Ph.D. Other jobs require technical school training, resulting in certifications like certified welding machine operator or certified machinist. For some positions, initial and continuing on-the-job training is provided. Apprenticeship programs are also popular within these careers, which give an opportunity for on-the-job training but under the watchful eye of a longtime, certified professional. Prepare Now High school career and technical education courses have proven to help many students determine if this pathway is their chosen career. Many career professionals credit their high school agricultural education or shop classes as the start to their Power, Structural and Technical Systems career. Enroll in these courses to gain hands-on experience and knowledge of the industry. The FFA agricultural mechanics career development event can also provide hands-on experience. Other career preparation experience can come through job shadowing current career professionals, or by pursuing an FFA supervised agricultural experience program that may include working for an auto mechanic, construction company, farmer or engineering company.

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2012 National FFA Expo Booth Locations Navigate your way through the exhibit and expo with this floor plan and accompanying listings, starting on page 24. Keep in mind that omissions and/or changes in booth locations are possible due to exhibitor additions or deletions after the printing deadline. In addition to this resource, use the overhead aisle markers as your guide.

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Expo Show Map

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Expo Booth Locations

2012 Convention Expo booth locations

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he expo exhibitors are listed alphabetically by name. To find a specific booth, match up the first number (for three-digit booth numbers, like 939) or the first two numbers (for four-digit booth numbers, like 1955) with the markers above each aisle in the Expo.

With each listing is also its related careers and categories. Connect your chosen career pathway with a business or organization that specializes in that field!

A-V International (Booth 4417)

Alltech (BOOTH 1457)

Academy of Equine Dentistry (Booth 493)

Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity (BOOTH 249)

Agribusiness Systems

Animal Systems

ADM ANI/MoorMan’s ShowTec (Booth 357) Animal Systems

AGCO Corporation (Booth 2220) Agribusiness Systems

AgEdNet.com (Booth 1909) Teachers’ World

The Aglime Council (Booth 1443) Natural Resources Systems

AgMrc (BOOTH 876) USDA

AgrAbility, Purdue University (BOOTH 1821) Non-Profit Associations; Teachers’ World

Agricultural Consortium of Texas (BOOTH 845) Colleges and Universities

Agrium (BOOTH 4511)

Agribusiness Systems; Teachers’ World

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Agribusiness Systems; Animal Systems; Biotechnology Systems Colleges and Universities

Amazing Grace Mission (BOOTH 4501) Agribusiness Systems; Non-Profit Associations

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (BOOTH 388) Animal Systems

American Association of Swine Veterinarians (BOOTH 392) Animal Systems; Non-Profit Associations

American Dairy Goat Association (BOOTH 472) Animal Systems

American Dairy Science Association (BOOTH 270) Animal Systems

American Farm Bureau Federation (BOOTH 4211) Agribusiness Systems

American Institute for Floral Designers (BOOTH 1826) Teachers’ World

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Beck’s Hybrids (BOOTH 685) Plant Systems

Non-Profit Associations; Plant Systems

American Sheep Industry Association (BOOTH 264) Animal Systems; Non-Profit Associations

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (BOOTH 684) Biotechnology Systems

American Technical Publishers (BOOTH 2206) Teachers’ World

American Veterinary Medical Association (BOOTH 391) Animal Systems

American Welding Society (BOOTH 2249) Power, Structural and Technical Systems

Berne Apparel Company (BOOTH 4229) Agribusiness Systems

BioZyme Inc. (BOOTH 269) Animal Systems

Brandt (BOOTH 4127) Agribusiness Systems

Bridgestone Americas (BOOTH 2021) Teachers’ World

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BOOTH 2032) Power, Structural and Technical Systems

Briggs and Stratton (BOOTH 2107) Teachers’ World

Anatomy in Clay Learning Systems (BOOTH 1240)

Brownfield Ag News (BOOTH 2111)

Andis Company (BOOTH 360)

Bunge North America (BOOTH 1542)

Agribusiness Systems

Food Products and Processing Systems

Animal Agriculture Alliance (BOOTH 467)

Busch Gardens (BOOTH 1347)

Colleges and Universities

Animal Systems

Animal Health International (BOOTH 479) Animal Systems

Expo Booth Locations

The American Phytopathological Society (BOOTH 659)

Teachers’ World

Natural Resources Systems

BWI Companies Inc. (BOOTH 1564) Power, Structural and Technical Systems

Appaloosa Horse Club (BOOTH 373) Animal Systems

Aquatic Eco-Systems Inc. (Booth 2013) Teachers’ World

Arabian Horse Association (Booth 378)

Hours of Operation: WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24,

Animal Systems

12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Arkansas Bait Association (Booth 279)

THURSDAY, OCT. 25

Animal Systems

AT&T (Booth 4504) Agribusiness Systems

Atlas Manufacturing Inc. (BOOTH 4315) Agribusiness Systems

8 a.m. 5 p.m.

FRIDAY, OCT. 26 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

LOCATION: Indiana Convention Center, Exhibit Halls B and F-I

Barefoot (BOOTH 4123) Agribusiness Systems

Bayer CropScience (BOOTH 783) Biotechnology Systems; Plant Systems

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CAERT Inc. (BOOTH 1920) Teachers’ World

CareerSafe (BOOTH 2022)

Expo Booth Locations

Teachers’ World

Cargill Animal Nutrition (BOOTH 2112) Teachers’ World

Carhartt (BOOTH 4201) Agribusiness Systems

Case IH (BOOTH 1957) Agribusiness Systems

Case IH (BOOTH 167)

CSX (BOOTH 4013) Agribusiness Systems

DeLaval Inc. (BOOTH 1433) Agribusiness Systems

Delmar Cengage Learning (BOOTH 1906) Teachers’ World

DIGI-STAR LLC (BOOTH 471) Animal Systems

Dow Agrosciences (BOOTH 4020) Agribusiness Systems

Ducks Unlimited (BOOTH 1434)

Caterpillar/ThinkBIG (BOOTH 839)

Natural Resources Systems

Colleges and Universities

DuPont Pioneer (BOOTH 857)

Center for Tobacco Products, FDA (BOOTH 1447) Food Products and Processing Systems; USDA

Ceres International Women’s Fraternity (BOOTH 243) Colleges and Universities

CEV Multimedia (BOOTH 1813) Teachers’ World

Chevron Lubricants (BOOTH 1357) Power, Structural and Technical Systems

Christian Kropf (BOOTH 1369)

Power, Structural and Technical Systems

CHS Inc. (BOOTH 1633) Food Products and Processing Systems

Cobb-Vantress Inc. (BOOTH 1644) Food Products and Processing Systems

Biotechnology Systems

EDGE/Keeping U Rural (BOOTH 375) Agribusiness Systems; Animal Systems

Elanco (BOOTH 367) Animal Systems

ESRI – Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc. (BOOTH 1921) Teachers’ World

Excel Sportswear (BOOTH 4219) Fundraising; Agribusiness Systems

Farm American (BOOTH 133) Alumni Nation

Farm Credit (BOOTH 4311) Agribusiness Systems

Collegiate FFA (BOOTHS 157, 643) Colleges and Universities

Continental Kennel Club (BOOTH 2108)

College 101

Country Lights Soy Candles, Ltd. (BOOTH 1341)

Want to start planning your college experience? Meet representatives from more than 100 schools and more than 20,000 square feet of exhibit space on the expo floor. You’ll walk away with some great information on the schools, universities and career training opportunities plus contacts from schools across the country.

Teachers’ World

Fundraising; Environmental Systems

Country Meats (BOOTH 1632)

Fundraising; Food Products and Processing

Crop Production Services (BOOTH 757) Plant Systems

CROPP Cooperative/Organic Valley (BOOTH 1535) Food Products and Processing Systems

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Farm Journal Foundation (BOOTH 866)

Frosty Fruit (BOOTH 2213)

Farm Works Software (BOOTH 1926)

Future Professional Breeders of America (BOOTH 268)

Agribusiness Systems Teachers’ World

Farm-to-Consumer Foundation (BOOTH 2007) Teachers’ World

FarmHouse Fraternity (BOOTH 233) Colleges and Universities

FarmLogic (BOOTH 2314) Teachers’ World

FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine (BOOTH 390)

Animal Systems

GAC – Great American Country (BOOTH 4218) Agribusiness Systems

GBC Customized Calendars (BOOTH 1924) Teachers’ World

Glennville Produce Co. (BOOTH 1533) Agribusiness Systems

USDA

Grad Images (BOOTH 4319)

FFA Agricultural Career Network (BOOTH 1643)

Gravel Groomers LLC (BOOTH 2115)

First the Seed Foundation (BOOTH 661)

Teachers’ World

Agribusiness Systems; Plant Systems

Growth Energy (BOOTH 2313)

Florida Farm Bureau Marketing Division (BOOTH 4310)

HE&M INC. (BOOTH 1562)

Agribusiness Systems

Power, Structural and Technical Systems

Florida Fruit Association Inc. (BOOTH 1534)

Hobar Publications (BOOTH 2011)

Fundraising; Food Products and Processing

Teachers’ World

Flower Power Fundraising (BOOTH 1534)

Hobart Welding Products (BOOTH 4411)

Teachers’ World

Agribusiness Systems

Franklin Electric (BOOTH 1445)

Hummert International (BOOTH 4405)

Natural Resources Systems

Agribusiness Systems

Frickenschmidt Foods, LLC (BOOTH 1806)

Husqvarna (BOOTH 1239)

Teachers’ World

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AutoWorld

Environmental Systems

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John Deere (BOOTH 1733)

Indiana Aquaculture Association, Inc. (BOOTH 380)

Junior American Boer Goat Association (BOOTH 570)

Teachers’ World

Animal Systems

Indiana Society of American Foresters (BOOTH 1435)

Karl Weber Racing, LLC (BOOTH 2301)

Power, Structural and Technical Systems

Natural Resources Systems

Ingersoll Rand (BOOTH 2212)

Power, Structural and Technical Systems

AutoWorld

Expo Booth Locations

Hypertherm Inc. (BOOTH 1937)

Kent Nutrition Group (BOOTH 474) Food Products and Processing Systems

AutoWorld

Innovacyn Inc. (BOOTH 260) Animal Systems

Instructional Materials Service (BOOTH 751) Teachers’ World

Intelitek Inc. (BOOTH 2012) Teachers’ World

Intelliprep Inc. (BOOTH 2114) Teachers’ World

Kentucky FFA Foundation (BOOTH ???) Kerr Farms with Scentsy Wickless Candles (BOOTH 239) Alumni Nation; Fundraising

Keystone Steel and Wire (BOOTH 2023) Power, Structural and Technical Systems

Kids Against Hunger (BOOTH 1915)

Non-Profit Associations; Food Products and Processing Systems

International Boer Goat Association (BOOTH 480) Animal Systems

International Fellowship of Christian Farmers (BOOTH 883) Non-Profit Associations; Agribusiness Systems

International Greenhouse Company (BOOTH 657) Plant Systems

International Society of Arboriculture (BOOTH 4118) Agribusiness Systems

International Training Institute (BOOTH 1933) Power, Structural and Technical Systems

Iowa State University, Extension and Outreach (BOOTH 878) USDA

Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (BOOTH 2049) Power, Structural and Technical Systems

Irrigation Foundation (BOOTH 1339) Environmental Systems

Jennick Logo Knits (BOOTH 2106)

On Auto Drive From zooming around a racetrack to fixing what’s under the hood, the automotive, motorsport and racing industries yield dozens of career opportunities. AutoWorld puts you on track to a future in this field. AutoWorld connects your passion for cars and trucks to an education in the auto industry, with a number of technical schools and universities here to highlight their automotive and motorsports programs. The show, which spans more than 8,000 square feet, also features dozens of the automotive world’s leading companies. Interested in auto mechanics? Talk with representatives from companies specializing in car care, auto parts and tires. Auto insurance companies along with auto clubs and associations have also geared up for AutoWorld.

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LAB-AIDS (BOOTH 2006) Teachers’ World

Expo Booth Locations

Land O’Lakes Purina Feed/Honor Show Chow (BOOTH 257) Agribusiness Systems

Lincoln Electric Company (BOOTH 1941) Power, Structural and Technical Systems

Little Caesars Fundraising Program (BOOTH 1540) Fundraising; Food Products and Processing Systems

Lonestar Livestock Equipment Co. Inc. (BOOTH 473) Animal Systems

Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory (BOOTH 2020)

National Association of Agricultural Educators (BOOTHS 1033, 1820) Teachers’ World; Colleges and Universities

National Bison Association (BOOTH 379) Animal Systems National BueLingo Cattle Society (BOOTH 469) Animal Systems

National FFA Organization (BOOTH 1643) National Junior Swine Association (BOOTH 566) Non-Profit Associations; Animal Systems

National Organizations for Youth Safety (BOOTH 2210)

Teachers’ World

Non-Profit Associations; AutoWorld; Power, Structural and Technical Systems

Lucas Oil Products (BOOTH 593)

National PAS Organization (BOOTH 1138)

Biotechnology Systems

Colleges and Universities

Ludy Greenhouse Mfg. Corp. (BOOTH 1343)

National Pork Board (BOOTH 562)

Environmental Systems

Non-Profit Associations; Animal Systems

McCartney Produce Inc. (BOOTH 1634)

National Science Teachers Association (BOOTH 2215)

Food Products and Processing Systems

Melior Inc. – Today’s Class (BOOTH 332) Teachers’ World

Monsanto (BOOTH 567) Biotechnology Systems

Mud Hole Custom Tackle (BOOTH 2008) Teachers’ World

National Agricultural Aviation Association (BOOTH 4224) Agribusiness Systems

Teachers’ World

Natural Resources Conservation Service (BOOTH 1440) Natural Resources Systems

North American Salt Company (BOOTH 4414) Agribusiness Systems

North Dakota State University (BOOTH 976) USDA

Novartis Animal Health US Inc. (BOOTH 382) Animal Systems

Nutrients for Life Foundation (BOOTH 1810) Non-Profit Associations; Teachers’ World

Teachers’ World Teachers and advisors: Here’s a show just for you! Find classroom resources, attend workshops or log on at the teacher-exclusive Internet Cafe. Students looking into agricultural education careers can also learn from exhibitors here.

The Ocean Corporation (BOOTH 334) Agribusiness Systems

OCIA International (BOOTH 1539) Food Products and Processing Systems

Oklahoma CIMC (BOOTH 2110) Teachers’ World

One Less Thing (BOOTH 1808) Teachers’ World

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Response Products (BOOTH 381) Animal Systems

RFD-TV (BOOTH 4423) Agribusiness Systems Rite in the Rain (BOOTH 5)

Expo Booth Locations

Realityworks (BOOTH 2149) Teachers’ World

Agribusiness Systems

RiverStar Farms (BOOTH 1451) Fundraising; Food Products and Processing Systems

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (BOOTH 1333) Natural Resources Systems

Rose Acre Farms (BOOTH 1543) Food Products and Processing Systems

Orscheln Farm and Home (BOOTH 4317) Agribusiness Systems

Osborn & Barr (BOOTH 758)

Agribusiness Systems; Plant Systems

PAQ Interactive Inc. (BOOTH 1907) Teachers’ World

Samaritan’s Purse – Operation Christmas Child (BOOTH 1807) Teachers’ World

Sigma Alpha Sorority (BOOTH 350) Colleges and Universities

Spec Cast (BOOTH 4516) Fundraising; Agribusiness Systems

The Parks Companies (BOOTH 256)

steadyGROWpro (BOOTH 1812)

Animal Systems

Teachers’ World

Pearson (BOOTH 1811)

STIHL Inc. (BOOTH 4041)

Teachers’ World

Power, Structural and Technical Systems

Pee Jay’s Fresh Fruit (BOOTH 1439)

Stuppy Inc. (BOOTH 4416)

Fundraising; Food Products and Processing Systems

Agribusiness Systems

Pfizer Animal Health (BOOTH 457)

Sullivan Supply/Stock Show University (BOOTH 482)

Animal Systems

Animal Systems

Pinto Horse Association of America (BOOTH 283)

Syngenta (BOOTH 557)

Non-Profit Associations; Animal Systems

Biotechnology Systems

Plainjans (BOOTH 2015)

Team Detroit (Booth 1057)

Teachers’ World

Power, Structural and Technical Systems

PLP AgSystems (BOOTH 4125)

Team Purebred (BOOTH 568)

Agribusiness Systems

Animal Systems

Progressive Agriculture Foundation (BOOTH 237)

Terri Lynn Inc. (BOOTH 1638)

Alumni Nation

Qwizdom, Inc. (BOOTH 2009) Teachers’ World

Ram Trucks (BOOTH 2157) AutoWorld

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Texas A&M University (BOOTH 1827) Teachers’ World

Titan Tire (BOOTH 1462)

Power, Structural and Technical Systems

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TK Motorsports (BOOTH 2201) AutoWorld

Toyota/Saatchi LA (BOOTH 2133)

Expo Booth Locations

AutoWorld

Tractor Supply Company (BOOTH 4001) Agribusiness Systems

TransCanada Corporation (BOOTH 2319) Power, Structural and Technical Systems

United States Equestrian Federation (BOOTH 1925) Non-Profit Associations; Teachers’ World

Valada Fine Chocolates and Warmers (BOOTH 241) Alumni Nation

Vernier Software & Technology (BOOTH 1824) Teachers’ World

Trouw Nutrition USA (BOOTH 281)

Wahl Clipper Corporation (BOOTH 572)

Animal Systems

Animal Systems

Tyson Foods Inc. (BOOTH 1545)

Weaver Leather, LLC (BOOTH 265)

Food Products and Processing Systems

Agribusiness Systems

U.S. Army (BOOTH 1656)

Westel Greenhouse, LLC (BOOTH 762)

Government; Power, Structural and Technical Systems

Plant Systems

U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Marketing Service Outreach (BOOTH 974)

WinField (BOOTH 261)

U.S. Department of Agriculture – Farm Service Agency (BOOTH 970)

WIX Filters (BOOTH 2309)

U.S. Department of Agriculture – Forest Service (BOOTH 968)

Wrangler/VF Jeanswear (BOOTH 4119)

U.S. Department of Agriculture – National Agricultural Statistics Service (BOOTH 870)

Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. (Booth 2033)

U.S. Department of Agriculture – Risk Management Agency (BOOTH 874)

Youth Beef Industry Congress (Booth 383)

U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Development (BOOTH 872)

Zeecraft Tech, LLC (Booth 2208)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (BOOTH 1335)

Zencas, LLC (Booth 1913)

Environmental Systems

Agribusiness Systems

AutoWorld

Agribusiness Systems

Power, Structural and Technical Systems

Agribusiness Systems; Animal Systems

Teachers’ World

Teachers’ World

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (BOOTH 1436) Natural Resources Systems

U.S. Poultry and Egg Association (BOOTH 1549)

Alumni Nation

U.S. Pork Center of Excellence (BOOTH 1135)

Alumni Nation is back with even more exciting activities, educational workshops and exhibits featuring products and services specifically for past FFA members, mentors, advocates and supporters.

Food Products and Processing Systems; Non-Profit Associations Non-Profit Associations

U.S. Trotting Association (BOOTH 463) Animal Systems

United Association (BOOTH 2433) Power, Structural and Technical Systems

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Expo Interview Form

Expo Interview Form Learn more about one of the companies exhibiting in the expo. Use the questions below to interview a company representative; it might be the start to a future career opportunity! Representative’s Name: Position:



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The Agricultural Career Network Stop by the FFA Island to learn about the Agricultural Career Network and pick up your AgCN wristband while you’re there. AgCN will also help two lucky winners receive a ticket upgrade for Wednesday night’s concert featuring The Band Perry with special guest Bantley Gilbert at Lucas Oil Stadium. Be sure to attend one of four student workshops that explain how you can make AgCN an important part of your FFA experience. Those

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in attendance can register to win an iPad. You can find the workshop schedule on page 40 of the convention and expo guidebook. AgCN, supported by TransCanada as a special project of the National FFA Foundation, is a new, nationwide system designed to help FFA members document their educational achievements, create robust portfolios and pursue scholarships and employment opportunities. Ask your advisor for an invitation to join AgCN.

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2012 FFA Shopping Mall Vendor Locations Navigate your way through the shopping mall vendors with this floor plan and accompanying listings, starting on page 36. Keep in mind that omissions and/or changes in booth locations are possible due to exhibitor additions or deletions after the printing deadline. In addition to this resource, use the overhead aisle markers as your guide.

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n need of some great new gear? The FFA Shopping Mall is your best place to purchase official FFA merchandise, Western apparel and accessories, jewelry, gifts and more. Each Shopping Mall vendor is listed below, and refer to the map on page 34 for specific vendor locations.

3W Enterprises (Booth A5)

Handcrafted Western and cattle brand items

Applied Icon Inc. (Booth 19)

Hours of Operation:

FFA-branded automotive products including decals, floor mats, sunshades, wheel covers and more

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 24 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bam-Bam Marketing, LLC – Powerdecal (Booth 9A)

THURSDAY, OCT. 25 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bling Me (Booth 3)

FRIDAY, OCT. 26 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

LED backlit logos for vehicle windows

Custom handmade jewelry, hair accessories and livestock supplies

Case IH (Booth 3C)

SATURDAY, OCT 27 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Case and International Harvester apparel

Cellular Store (Booth 22) Cellphone accessories

Coins of America (Booth 33)

85th National FFA Convention anniversary coin sets

Concession Ltd. (Booth 25)

Silver jewelry, engraving, tees and convention souvenirs

Country Flare (Booth 17) Western apparel and accessories

Cowpokes (Booth 13)

Complete line of Western apparel, footwear, jewelry and gifts

Downhome Collectibles (Booth 4A)

LOCATION: Indiana Convention Center, Exhibit Halls C-E

Shipping Home Made Easy Thanks to UPS, your chapter can send a large package home for free! Stop by the UPS booth outside Hall D and the Wabash Ballroom at the Indiana Convention Center to learn more. To send additional packages for a fee, visit the UPS booth across from Exhibit Hall E.

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Men’s and women’s apparel and accessories

FFA Jacket Sales (BOOTH 14B) Official FFA jackets for purchase

FFA Sales Store (BOOTH 14)

Big savings on FFA-branded apparel and merchandise

Horn and Leather Shop (BOOTH 27)

Western leather accessories with lots of sparkle

Hot Iron (BOOTH 18)

Apparel and lifestyle items for livestock exhibitors

Rodeo Boot Company (BOOTH 12)

Western apparel including boots, hats, purses, belts, jewelry and clothing

Silver Gallery (BOOTH 20) Beautiful silver gallery

Souvenir Shirts (BOOTH 2)

FFA and custom tees – choose from hundreds of designs

Triangle T Ranchwear (BOOTH 2A)

Clothing, jewelry, caps, hats, flip flops and belts

Universal Lettering (BOOTH 14A)

FFA jacket relettering and FFA varsity letters

Indiana Historical Society (BOOTH 7B)

Wagoner Ag Group (BOOTH 6C)

Indiana Scenic Images (BOOTH 8B)

Waxed Roses (BOOTH 8A)

John Deere Company Store (BOOTH 1)

Wire Works Custom Jewelry (BOOTH 4C)

Judy’s Designs (BOOTH 9)

X-Treme Airbrush (BOOTH 4)

Indiana books and souvenirs

Indiana souvenirs and scenic postcards

John Deere-branded apparel, tees, sweatshirts and caps Women’s western apparel and accessories

FFA Shopping Mall Vendors

Farm Boy & Farm Girl Brand Clothing (Booth 11)

Custom agriculture-focused apparel Real roses dipped in wax

Custom gold and silver bent-wire gemstone jewelry Airbrushed T-shirts, hats, license plates and more

Lone Star Monogramming (BOOTH 6A) On-site personalization for apparel

meadowlarkarts (BOOTH 3A) Custom-cut photo mats

National FFA Mega Store (BOOTH 10)

FFA-branded apparel, gifts and chapter materials

New Holland Agriculture (BOOTH 31) New Holland agriculture memorabilia

Newt’s Hat Co. (BOOTH 6)

Western, dress and straw hats; leather western belts and buckles

Our Stuff (BOOTH 5C)

Trendy clothes and accessories

Ozark Delight Candy (BOOTH 30) Hundreds of delicious flavors of lollipops

Peterson Farm Brothers (BOOTH 32)

Memorabilia inspired by viral video “I’m Farming and I Grow It”

Pro-Fit Supply (BOOTH 28)

Full-service show supply and livestock tack company

Rite in the Rain (BOOTH 5) Outdoor writing products for outdoor writing people

RockinLeather.com (BOOTH 7A) Western boots, belts and T-shirts

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ou’ve heard it time and time again: Career training, like college degrees or technical school certifications, are becoming increasingly important. This is especially true when it comes to agriculture; not only is the field competitive, many of the careers require technical or scientific knowledge.

Don’t know where you want to go for your desired degree? Relax. Turn the page to see a listing of the colleges, universities and technical schools that are exhibiting during the National FFA Convention & Expo. Note the schools that you find interesting, then visit their booths and ask the school ambassadors for more information.

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handy guide for the colleges, universities and technical schools exhibiting in the 2012 National FFA Convention & Expo.

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Booth 549)

Black Hawk College (Booth 1047)

Alcorn State University – Department of Agriculture (Booth 1042)

University of California, Davis – College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (Booth 337)

Tifton, GA Programs of study include agriculture and natural resources, business, liberal arts, human sciences, nursing and more. Learn more at www.abac.edu.

Alcorn State, MS Programs of study include agricultural economics, agribusiness management, animal science, plant/soil science, forestry, agricultural education, veterinary science, environmental science and more. Learn more at www.alcorn.edu.

University of Arizona – College of Agriculture  and Life Sciences (Booth 1237) Tuscon, AZ Programs of study include agricultural and biosystems engineering, ag economics, ag education, animal sciences, entomology, nutritional sciences, natural resources, plant sciences, environmental science and more. Learn more at cals.arizona.edu.

Arizona State University Polytechnic – College  of Technology and Innovation (Booth 1242)

Mesa, AZ Programs of study include applied sciences and mathematics, technological entrepreneurship, engineering, agribusiness management and more. Learn more at www.east.asu.edu

Galva, IL Programs of study include two-year degrees in agriculture transfer and multiple agriculture and equine career curriculums. Learn more at www.bhc.edu.

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Davis, CA Programs of study include animal science, biological engineering, entomology, plant pathology, viticulture, plant sciences, environmental design, wildlife biology, nutrition and more. Learn more at www.caes.ucdavis.edu.

University of California, Fresno – College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (Booth 1235) Fresno, CA Programs of study include agricultural education, animal science, food and nutritional sciences, plant science, viticulture, industrial technology, and more. Learn more at jcast.csufresno.edu.

Clemson University – Ag, Forestry and Life Sciences (Booth 838)

Clemson, SC Programs of study include agricultural education, agricultural mechanization and business, veterinary sciences, biochemistry, food science, genetics, horticulture, packaging science, turfgrass, wildlife biology and more. Learn more at www.clemson.edu/cafls.

University of Arkansas – Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences (Booth 1039)

Fayetteville, AR Programs of study include agricultural business, agricultural education, animal science, biological engineering, crop management, soil science, food science, horticulture, poultry science and more. Learn more at bumperscollege.uark.edu.

Auburn University (Booth 640)

Auburn, AL Programs of study include agricultural communications, agricultural economics, agriscience education, agronomy, soils, animal sciences, biosystems engineering, environmental science, fisheries, food science, horticulture, poultry science and more. Learn more at www.ag.auburn.edu/goplaces.

School of Automotive Machinists (Booth 1133)

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Colorado State University (Booth 1149)

Fort Collins, CO Programs of study include agricultural education, agricultural business, animal science, equine science, environmental horticulture, landscape architecture, crop sciences and more. Learn more at www.agsci.colostate.edu.

University of Connecticut – College of Agriculture  and Natural Resources (Booth 345)

Storrs, CT Programs of study include agriculture education, animal science, diagnostic genetic sciences, dietetics, environmental science, horticulture, landscape architecture, natural resources, pre-veterinary studies, resource economics, turfgrass and more. Learn more at www.cag.uconn.edu.

Cornell University – College of Agriculture  and Life Sciences (Booth 333)

Ithaca, NY Programs of study include agricultural sciences, animal science, biological sciences, entomology, food science, environmental engineering, food science, landscape architecture, viticulture and more. Learn more at www.cals.cornell.edu.

University of Delaware – College of Agriculture  and Natural Resources (Booth 1334)

Newark, DE Programs of study include agricultural education, animal science, ecology, entomology, environmental science, food science, landscape horticulture, plant science, wildlife conservation and more. Learn more at www.udel.edu.

Delaware State University (Booth 338)

Dover, DE Programs of study include agribusiness, animal and poultry science, plant sciences, equine business management, pre-veterinary science and more. Learn more at www.desu.edu.

Delaware Valley College (Booth 636)

Doylestown, PA Programs of study include animal biotechnology, zoo science,

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large animal science, dairy science, crop science, landscape contracting, commercial crop production, environmental design and more. Learn more at www.delval.edu.

Des Moines Area Community College (Booth 1032)

Six locations in Des Moines, IA area Programs of study include a two-year associate in applied science degree in agribusiness, commercial horticulture and veterinary technology. Learn more at www.dmacc.edu.

Dordt College (Booth 546)

Sioux Center, IA Programs of study include agriculture, biology, biotechnology, education, engineering, environmental studies, physics, astronomy, history and more. Learn more at www.dordt.edu.

Eastern Kentucky University (BoothS 1137 and 1139) Richmond, KY Programs of study include horticulture, landscape, turf, floriculture, agribusiness, agronomy, livestock and agriculture education. Learn more at www.agriculture.eku.edu.

The University of Findlay (Booth 639)

Findlay, OH Programs of study include a bachelor’s degree in animal science. Learn more at www.findlay.edu.

Florida A&M University (Booth 950)

Tallahassee, FL Programs of study include agricultural science, agribusiness, landscape design and management, international agriculture, biological system engineering and more. Learn more at www.famu.edu.

University of Florida – College of Agriculture  and Life Sciences (Booth 540)

Gainesville, FL Programs of study include agricultural education and communications, animal sciences, agricultural and biological engineering, and wildlife ecology and conservation. Learn more at www.cals.ufl.edu.

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Athens, GA Programs of study include agribusiness, environmental economics, communications, ag education, horticulture, food science, poultry, animal science, entomology, biotechnology, environmental chemistry and more. Learn more at students.caes.uga.edu.

Hawkeye Community College (Booth 348)

Waterloo, IA Programs of study include animal science, horticulture, agronomy, GIS, wildlife, natural resources and more. Learn more at www.hawkeyecollege.edu.

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University of Georgia – College of Agricultural  and Environmental Sciences (Booth 445)

Hobart Institute of Welding Technology (Booth 4403)

Troy, OH Programs of study include training in welding, the development of new and better welding technology, and more. Learn more at www.welding.org.

University of Illinois – College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (Booth 938)

Urbana-Champaign, IL Programs of study include agricultural engineering, ag/ consumer economics, animal sciences, crop sciences, horticulture, food science, agricultural education, agricultural communications and more. Learn more at www.illinois.edu.

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Illinois State University – Department of Agriculture (Booth 351)

Normal, IL Programs of study include agribusiness, agronomy, food industry management, crop and soil science, ag communications and leadership, animal science, pre-veterinary medicine, horticulture, landscape management and more. Learn more at www.ilstu.edu.

Iowa State University – College of Agriculture  and Life Sciences (Booth 1041)

Ames, IA Programs of study include animal science, agribusiness, horticulture, ag engineering, food science, international agricultrue, biology, genetics, environmental science and more. Learn more at www.iastate.edu.

IUPUI (Booth 547)

Indianapolis, IN Degrees are available in more than 200 programs from both Indiana University and Purdue University. Learn more at www.iupui.edu.

Ivy Tech Community College (Booth 1336)

23 campuses in Indiana Programs of study range from agriculture and biotechnology to dental hygiene and from early childhood education to criminal justice. Learn more at www.ivytech.edu.

Johnson & Wales University (Booth 544)

Campuses in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina and Rhode Island Programs of study include business, hospitality, culinary arts and technology. Learn more at www.jwu.edu.

Joliet Junior College (Booth 1233)

Joliet, IL Programs of study include agriculture, horticulture and veterinary medical technology, as well as more than 40 clubs and organizations. Learn more at www.jjc.edu.

Kansas State University – College of Agriculture  (Booth 444)

Manhattan, KS Programs of study include agricultural business, science, biotechnology, communications, education, technology, natural resources and more. Learn more at www.ag.ksu.edu.

Kansas State University – College of Veterinary Medicine (Booth 491)

Manhattan, KS Programs of study include a DVM degree program with trainings in anatomy and physiology, clinical sciences, diagnostic medicine and pathobiology, and more. Learn more at www.vet.k-state.edu.

University of Kentucky (Booth 437)

Lexington, KY Programs of study include ag biotechnology, biosystems engineering, entomology, equine science, food science, forestry, landscape architecture, sustainable agriculture, pre-veterinary science and more. Learn more at www.uky.edu.

Lake Land College (Booth 842)

Mattoon, IL Programs of study include career training that leads to immediate employment, transfer programs that lead to baccalaureate degrees, liberal arts, adult education, special job training and retraining programs. Learn more at www.lakelandcollege.edu.

Lamar Community College (Booth 745)

Lamar, CO Programs of study include ag business, animal science, horse training, equine business, liberal arts and more. Learn more at www.lamarcc.edu.

University of Maine – College of Natural Resources, Forestry and Agriculture (Booth 634)

Orono, ME Programs of study include animal, plant and food sciences, biological sciences, ecology, environmental and earth sciences, economics, forest resource sciences, health and biomedical sciences and marine sciences. Learn more at www.nsfa.umaine.edu.

University of Massachusetts, Amherst – Stockbridge School of Agriculture (Booth 545)

Amherst, MA Programs of study include arboriculture and community forest management, equine industries, fruit and vegetable crops, horticulture, landscape contracting, turfgrass management and more. Learn more at stockbridge.cns.umass.edu.

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Midwest Technical Institute (Booth 633)

Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre  (Booth 947)

University of Minnesota, Crookston (Booth 541)

McPherson, KS Programs of study include historic automotive restoration and more. Learn more at www.mcpherson.edu.

Waverly, WV Programs of study include preparing students for hands-on equine careers as horse trainers, riding instructors, stable managers, equine massage therapists and farriers. Learn more at www.meredithmanor.edu.

MIAT Institute of Technology (Booth 1234)

Houston, TX and Canton, MI Programs of study include aviation maintenance, global logistics and dispatch, HVACR technician certification and training, power and energy industry training, and more. Learn more at www.miat.edu.

Michigan State University – College of Agriculture  and Natural Resources (Booth 644)

East Lansing, MI Programs of study include animal science, food science, fisheries and wildlife, crop and soil sciences, horticulture, biosystems engineering, environmental studies, agribusiness and more. Learn more at www.msu.edu.

Midway College (Booth 632)

Midway, KY Programs include equine studies, biology, environmental science and more. Learn more at www.midway.edu.

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Springfield, IL Programs of study include training in mechanical trades and allied health. Learn more at www.midwesttech.edu.

Crookston, MN Programs of study include agricultural business, ag systems management, animal science, agronomy, agricultural education, environmental sciences, equine science, horticulture, golf and turf management, natural resources and more. Learn more at www.umcrookston.edu.

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McPherson College (Booth 340)

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Booth 442)

Minneapolis and St. Paul, MS Programs of study include animal science, business, engineering, nutrition, food science, agricultural science, natural resource sciences, communication, education, psychology, pre-veterinary medicine, pre-medicine and more. Learn more at www.umn.edu.

Mississippi State University – College of Agriculture  and Life Sciences, College of Forest Resources  (Booth 939) Starkville, MS Programs of study include agricultural economics, biological engineering, animal and dairy sciences, biochemistry, entomology, food science and nutrition, plant sciences, landscape architecture, poultry science and more. Learn more at www.cals.msstate.edu.

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University of Missouri – College of Agriculture,  Food and Natural Resources (Booth 533)

Columbia, MO Programs of study include agribusiness management, ag education, ag journalism, agricultural systems management, plant sciences, parks and recreation, animal sciences, fisheries and wildlife sciences, and forestry. Learn more at www.missouri.edu.

University of Missouri – College of Veterinary Medicine (Booth 539) Columbia, MO Programs of study include two years of instructional, didactic learning and two years of clinical, practical training. Learn more at www.vetmed.missouri.edu.

Missouri State University (Booth 848)

Springfield, MO Programs of study include ag business, ag communications, ag education, agronomy, food plant management, animal science, horticulture, pre-veterinary medicine, technology education, wildlife management and more. Learn more at www.ag.missouristate.edu

Missouri Welding Institute (Booth 2333)

Nevada, MO Programs of study include training students to be certified structural and pipe welders with pipe-fitting knowledge. Learn more at www.mwi.ws.

Morehead State University (Booth 438)

Morehead, KY Programs of study include ag business, ag education, agronomy, animal science, equine science, golf course management, veterinary science and more. Learn more at www.moreheadstate.edu/ahs.

New Mexico State University – College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (Booth 650)

Las Cruces, NM Programs of study include agricultural and extension education, agricultural business, animal and range sciences, entomology and plant/weed sciences, family and consumer sciences, fish and wildlife ecology, and more. Learn more at www.nmsu.edu.

North Carolina A&T State University (Booth 747)

Greensboro, NC Programs of study include agricultural economics, animal science, family and consumer sciences, food and nutritional sciences, biological engineering, earth and environmental science, landscape architecture, agricultural science and more. Learn more at www.ncat.edu.

North Carolina State University – College of Ag  & Life Sciences (Booth 342)

Raleigh, NC Programs of study include pre-vet and animal biology, agricultural sciences, business education and community, life sciences, engineering sciences and more. Learn more at www.ncsu.edu.

Northeast Iowa Community College (Booth 846)

Calmar and Peosta, IA Programs of study include agricultural business, applied agriculture studies, animal science, dairy science, dairy science technology and more. Learn more at www.nicc.edu.

Morrisville State College (Booth 346)

Morrisville, NY Programs of study include ag business, ag science, dairy, diesel technology, natural resource conservation, equine science, horticulture, landscape architecture, renewable energy technology and more. Learn more at www.morrisville.edu.

Murray State University – Hutson School of Agriculture (Booth 1144)

Murray, KY Programs of study include veterinary technology, pre-veterinary medicine, animal/equine sciences, agribusiness, agronomy, horticulture, ag education, ag systems technology, agriscience technology and more. Learn more at www.murraystate.edu/agr.

University of Nebraska – College of Technical Agriculture (Booth 1140)

Curtis, NE Programs of study include veterinary technology systems, agriculture production systems, agribusiness management systems, horticulture systems and more. Learn more at www.ncta.unl.edu.

University of Nebraska, Lincoln (Booth 635)

Lincoln, NE Programs of study include animal science, agricultural education, fisheries and wildlife, food science, professional golf course management and more. Learn more at www.casnr.unl.edu.

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Miami, OK Programs of study include equine and ranch management, natural resource ecology, and animal science, as well as a rodeo team, equine and livestock judging teams, and more. Learn more at www.neo.edu.

Northwest Missouri State University (Booth 443) Maryville, MO Programs of study include agricultural business, agricultural education, agronomy, animal science, preveterinary medicine, horticulture and more. Learn more at www.nwmissouri.edu.

University of Northwestern Ohio (Booth 732)

Lima, OH Programs of study include automotive, high performance, diesel, agriculture, ag business, HVAC/R, alternate fuels and more. Learn more at www.unoh.edu.

The Ohio State University – Agricultural Tech Institute (Booth 548) Wooster, OH Programs of study include horticulture, agriculture, environmental sciences and more. Learn more at www.ati.osu.edu.

The Ohio State University – College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences  (BoothS 447, 449 and 451)

Columbus, OH Programs of study include agribusiness, agricultural

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communication, agriscience education, community and extension education, entomology, environmental science, food business management, forestry, meat science, plant health management and more. Learn more at www.cfaes.osu.edu/visit.

Ohio Technical College (Booth 2248)

Cleveland, OH Programs of study include a wide array of technician training programs in automotive, motorcycle, diesel equipment, collision repair and refinishing, classic car restoration, high performance and racing, alternative fuel vehicles, power generator systems and BMW. Learn more at ohiotech.edu.

College & Career Listings

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (Booth 543)

Oklahoma State University (Booth 944)

Stillwater, OK Programs of study include agriculture, animal science, ag communications, business, education, pre-vet/health, natural resource ecology and more. Learn more at www.okstate.edu.

Oregon State University – College  of Agricultural Sciences (Booth 436)

Corvallis, OR Programs of study include ag education, ag and resource economics, animal sciences, crop and soil science, entomology, fisheries and wildlife, rangeland ecology, environmental toxicology and more. Learn more at www.oregonstate.edu.

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Paul Smith’s College (Booth 1141)

Brighton, NY Programs of study include commercial, applied and liberal arts, and natural resource management and ecology. Learn more at www.paulsmiths.edu.

The Pennsylvania State University – Collegiate FFA (Booth 739)

State College, PA Programs of study include animal, biomedical, food, environmental and plant sciences, education, engineering, forest resources, and more. Learn more at www.agsci.psu.edu.

Pratt Community College (Booth 341)

Pratt, KS Programs of study include agriculture, agriculture power technology, automotive technology, electrical technology and more. Learn more at www.prattcc.edu.

Purdue University – College of Agriculture  (Booth 1048)

West Lafayette, IN Programs of study include agribusiness, animal science, biological engineering, crop science, entomology, farm management, fisheries, food science, forestry, horticulture, natural resources, plant science, sustainable agronomic systems, turf science, wildlife and more. Learn more at www.purdue.edu/GOinAG.

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Purdue University – School of Veterinary Medicine (Booth 387)

West Lafayette, IN Programs of study include professional DVM degrees, veterinary technology degrees, and graduate and postgraduate programs in basic medical sciences, veterinary clinical sciences and veterinary pathobiology. Learn more at www.vet.purdue.edu.

Redlands Community College (Booth 347)

El Reno, OK Programs of study include ag communication, agronomy, animal science, enology, ranch management, horticulture, viticulture, hydrology and more. Learn more at www.redlandscc.edu.

Reppert Auction School (Booth 245)

Indianapolis, IN The Reppert School is the oldest continuously operated auction school in the country. Students learn to be an auctioneer, call bids, operate your own business and more. Learn more at www.reppertschool.com.

Ridgewater College – Agriculture Department  (Booth 1142)

Willmar, MN Programs of study include animal science, applied plant science, agricultural science and technology, and more. Learn more at www.ridgewater.edu.

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College & Career Listings

South Dakota State University (Booth 1044)

Brookings, SD Programs of study include agribusiness, ag systems technology, animal science, agronomy, dairy production, environmental management, park and recreation management, range science, pre-veterinary science and more. Learn more at www.sdstate.edu.

State University of New York (SUNY), Cobleskill  (Booth 433)

Cobleskill, NY Programs of study include biotechnology, agricultural business, animal science, financial services, wildlife, fisheries, agricultural equipment, turfgrass management and more. Learn more at www.cobleskill.edu.

University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Booth 1244)

Knoxville, TN Programs of study include agricultural leadership, ag education, animal science, plant sciences, biosystems engineering, wildlife and fisheries, environmental and soil sciences, forestry and more. Learn more at www.utk.edu.

Tennessee State University – Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (Booth 851)

Nashville, TN Programs of study include agribusiness, agricultural and extension education, animal science and pre-veterinary medicine, applied GIS, biotechnology, food technology, plant and soil science, and a Peace Corps masters program. Learn more at www.tnstate.edu

Texas A&M – College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (Booth 749)

College Station, TX Programs of study include agribusiness, agricultural leadership and development, ag communications, animal science, bioenvironmental sciences, dairy science, food science, horticulture, poultry science, wildlife and more. Learn more at www.tamu.edu.

Texas Tech University (Booth 847)

Lubbock, TX Programs of study include agricultural and applied economics, agricultural education and communications, animal and food sciences, landscape architecture, plant and soil science, and natural resources management. Learn more at www.ttu.edu.

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Tulsa Welding School (Booth 1949)

Tulsa, OK and Jacksonville, FL Programs of study include career preparation for the welding industry including training as a welder and in welding quality assurance/ quality control inspection. Learn more at www.weldingschool.com.

Universal Technical Institute (Booth 1363)

Glendale Heights, IL We train students to become automotive and diesel technicians. Our classes combine theoretical learning with hands-on experience, often on the most recent vehicles to roll off the manufacturer partners’ assembly lines. Learn more at www.uti.edu. FFAnation.org 2012 National FFA Exhibit & Expo Guide

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Vincennes University (Booth 738)

Vincennes, IN Programs of study include more than 200 majors, including business technologies, health science, humanities, science and match, technology, performing arts and more. Learn more at www.vinu.edu.

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of  Veterinary Medicine (Booth 393)

Blacksburg, VA Programs of study include a DVM degree program and a biomedical/veterinary sciences graduate program. Learn more at www.vetmed.vt.edu.

Virginia Tech (Booth 1145)

Blacksburg, VA Programs of study include ag and applied economics, animal and poultry sciences, dairy science, horticulture, food science and technology, human nutrition and more. Learn more at www.vt.edu.

Warner University (Booth 648)

Lake Wales, FL Programs include agricultural studies, biology, business, communications, education and more. Learn more at www.warner.edu.

Washington State University – College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences (Booth 339)

Pullman, WA Programs of study include agricultural and food systems, animal science, food science, landscape architecture, natural resource sciences and more. Learn more at www.cahe.wsu.edu.

Western Illinois University (Booth 344)

Macomb and Moline, IL Programs of study include agricultural business, agricultural education, agricultural science, horticulture, plant breeding, urban forestry, agricultural engineering, forestry, pre-veterinary medicine and more. Learn more at www.wiu.edu.

Western Kentucky University (Booth 1038)

Bowling Green, KY Programs of study include agronomy, agricultural education,

animal science, economics, turf and golf course management, agriculture technology, pre-forestry, pre-veterinary medicine and more. Learn more at www.wku.edu.

William Woods University (Booth 637)

Fulton, MO Programs of study include equestrian, American Sign Language, athletic training and more. Learn more at www.thewoods.edu.

Wilmington College of Ohio (Booth 349)

Wilmington, OH Programs of study are agricultural business, agronomy, animal science, equine studies, ag teaching licensure and more. Learn more at www.wilmington.edu.

University of Wisconsin, River Falls (Booth 343)

River Falls, WI Programs of study include agricultural education, biotechnology, conservation, crop science, dairy science, geology, land-use planning, pre-veterinary medicine, marketing communications and more. Learn more at www.uwrf.edu.

University of Wisconsin – College of Agricultural  and Life Sciences (Booth 943)

Madison, WI Programs of study include agricultural business management, animal sciences, environmental sciences, life sciences communication, dairy science, agronomy, horticulture, plant pathology, wildlife ecology and more. Learn more at www.cals.wisc.edu.

University of Wyoming – Collegiate FFA (Booth 1237A) Laramie, WY Programs of study include agricultural business, international ag economics, ag communications, pre-veterinary medicine, meat science, agroecology, rangeland ecology and more. Learn more at www.uwyo.edu.

WyoTech (Booth 536)

Six locations across U.S. Programs of study include training in the career fields of automotive, diesel, motorcycle, marine, collision and refinishing, plumbing, electrical and more. Learn more at www.wyotech.edu

Fright Manor

This year is announcing the opening of a third haunt! It’s called: Zombie Alley. It’s theme: Come and Shoot a Zombie. Each group needs to pick the bravest person to lead them and shoot the blood-thirsty zombies! This year, our Hollywood Star is Alex Vincent, who played Andy Barclay from the 1988 thriller Child’s Play making an appearance and signing autographs on October 18th, 19th & 20th.

FFA Members = $10 get in for half price! See FRIGHTMANOR.com for more details!

Come on out and visit us! 2909 S. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46225

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