INDIANAPOLIS -- August's FFA Today! show on RFD-TV will present a special episode featuring the bio-fuels and renewable fuels initiatives in the United States.



The show features from an interview with Agriculture Undersecretary Thomas Dorr in Washington, D.C., and travels to Reynolds, Ind., also known as "BioTown, USA."



Along the way, you'll see how FFA is riding the leading edge of the renewable fuels movement through a Chapters in Action segment featuring FFA chapters across the nation and the creative ways they are participating in renewable fuels projects.



FFA Today! airs Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, at 8 p.m. EDT, and is hosted by agricultural broadcaster Orion Samuelson. Fresh from their summer of travels, national FFA officers Anita Estes and Stuart Joy will co-host.



The News Roundup segment will cover special national convention announcements, the 2006 State Presidents Conference -- which included a visit to the White House, FFJ members from Japan visiting the Georgia FFA and more.



Other popular segments of FFA Today! include Faces of FFA, the Watch and Win contest, and more information about the 79th National FFA Convention coming up in Indianapolis Oct. 25-28, 2006.



The August episode of FFA Today! will air from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern (7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Central). RFD-TV can be found on Dish Network channel 9409, Direct TV channel 379, as well as Mediacom cable and NCTC cable systems.



FFA Today! is a monthly video showcase of talented students highlighting agricultural education and the exciting worlds of agriscience, technology, agribusiness, leadership development and community service. Broadcast nationally over the RFD-TV television network, each episode features inspiring stories and a behind-the-scenes look at local FFA chapters across the nation. More information is available by sending an e-mail to ffatoday@ffa.org.



FFA is a national youth organization of 490,017 student members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 7,210 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FFA strives to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.



SOURCE: FFA news release.