Figure it Out ... A Competitive Edge
Growing Our Future
by Aaron Alejandro
1w ago
In this episode, Aaron Alejandro hosts Sheldon McKinney, Executive Director of the Kentucky FFA Foundation. Sheldon shares her journey from a high school student in Eastern Kentucky to her current role, highlighting the pivotal role of her ag teacher in guiding her career path. She emphasizes the importance of curiosity, hard work, and vision in leadership, drawing parallels between agricultural values and professional success. Sheldon also discusses the unique qualities FFA instills in students, such as communication skills, empowerment, and networking, all of which provide a competitive edge ..read more
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Don't Ignore a Hunch
Growing Our Future
by Aaron Alejandro
1M ago
In this episode of the "Growing Our Future" podcast, host Aaron Alejandro welcomes Karissa Jones, a Strategic Account Manager at BASF. Karissa shares her journey from a non-traditional agricultural background to her current role, emphasizing the importance of initiative, learning from setbacks, and developing soft skills through FFA involvement. She highlights networking, effective communication, and being coachable as key to success in any career. Aaron and Karissa underscore the value of FFA in cultivating essential skills and offering practical advice for listeners navigating their own care ..read more
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Be An Eager Learner
Growing Our Future
by Aaron Alejandro
2M ago
In this episode of "The Growing Our Future" podcast hosted by Aaron Alejandro, Gary Joiner, the Director of Communications at the Texas Farm Bureau, shares insights into the vital role of communications in agriculture. Gary reflects on his journey, starting from his chance encounter covering a Farm Bureau event to becoming its communications director. He emphasizes the importance of storytelling in bridging the gap between farmers and the public, especially the youth.  The conversation delves into the diverse career opportunities in agriculture communications, highlighting the need for s ..read more
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Life is Not Fair
Growing Our Future
by Aaron Alejandro
2M ago
In this episode of The Growing Our Future podcast, hosted by Aaron Alejandro with guest Victor Guerra, the conversation delves into the essence of gratitude, resilience, and leadership within the context of agricultural education and personal development. Aaron and Victor begin by emphasizing the significance of gratitude in daily life, highlighting the importance of acknowledging even the smallest blessings. Victor reflects on his upbringing on a ranch and his journey through the FFA program, underscoring the transformative power of gratitude amidst life's challenges. He shares personal anec ..read more
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Experience All You Can
Growing Our Future
by Aaron Alejandro
3M ago
In this episode of The Growing Our Future podcast, host Aaron Alejandro interviews Andrew Christensen, Senior Managing Director at Ascendion. Andrew shares his journey, starting from his passion for veterinary science in high school to his current leadership role. He emphasizes the importance of trying out different activities, networking, and building relationships. Despite growing up in a city, Andrew found his path through FFA, which offered him unique opportunities and a diverse network. He encourages listeners to embrace opportunities, be prepared, and prioritize relationships to achieve ..read more
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Experience All You Can
Growing Our Future
by Aaron Alejandro
3M ago
In this episode of The Growing Our Future podcast, host Aaron Alejandro interviews Andrew Christensen, Senior Managing Director at Ascendion. Andrew shares his journey, starting from his passion for veterinary science in high school to his current leadership role. He emphasizes the importance of trying out different activities, networking, and building relationships. Despite growing up in a city, Andrew found his path through FFA, which offered him unique opportunities and a diverse network. He encourages listeners to embrace opportunities, be prepared, and prioritize relationships to achieve ..read more
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American Wife Author Taya Kyle's Perspective on Gratitude and Humility featured on New Episode of Growing Our Future Podcast
Growing Our Future
by Aaron Alejandro
4M ago
Host Aaron Alejandro and Taya Kyle discuss Chris Kyle's Legacy and the lasting impact of FFA. The National FFA Organization works to strengthen science and agricultural educational opportunities for  students across the country.  The Texas FFA Association and Texas FFA Foundation are the largest state organizations in the country. On this episode of Growing Our Future Podcast, Aaron Alejandro introduces Taya Kyle, author of American Wife: A Memoir of Love, Service, Faith and Renewal and Founder of the Taya and Chris Kyle Foundation, an organization that gives military, law enforcemen ..read more
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Renae Yanez Shares Secrets to Getting and Keeping A Job On New Episode of Growing Our Future Podcast
Growing Our Future
by Aaron Alejandro
4M ago
Host Aaron Alejandro and Renae Yanez address students looking for a future in agriculture. The National FFA Organization works to strengthen science and agricultural educational opportunities for  students across the country.  The Texas FFA Association and Texas FFA Foundation are the largest state organizations in the country. On this episode of Growing Our Future Podcast, Aaron Alejandro introduces Renae Yanez, Human Resources Director at Priefert.  Yanez's experience in talent acquisition and retention, employee engagement, employee benefits administration, and worker compens ..read more
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Molly Christensen Embodies The Power of Agricultural Education On New Episode of Growing Our Future Podcast
Growing Our Future
by Aaron Alejandro
4M ago
Host Aaron Alejandro and Molly Christensen discuss FFA's ability to shape lives and open doors for young people. The National FFA Organization works to strengthen science and agricultural educational opportunities for  students across the country.  The Texas FFA Association and Texas FFA Foundation are the largest state organizations in the country. On his episode of Growing Our Future Podcast, Aaron Alejandro introduces Molly Christensen, Communications & Outreach Coordinator for the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board.  Christensen's experience as an FFA member a ..read more
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Food Security is National Security: Dr. Mindy Brashears Featured On New Episode of Growing Our Future Podcast
Growing Our Future
by Aaron Alejandro
4M ago
Host Aaron Alejandro and Dr. Mindy Brashears discuss the key role that agriculture plays in national security. The National FFA Organization works to strengthen science and agricultural educational opportunities for  students across the country.  The Texas FFA Association and Texas FFA Foundation are the largest state organizations in the country. Learn more at MyTexasFFA.org ..read more
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