Seated between Dallas and Waco is a small community with a rich history and an award-winning FFA chapter with deep roots.
You could say Still Smokin’ BBQ has a monopoly of sorts in Abbott, Texas. After all, it’s the only restaurant in this community of 300. But every day, the town lines up for the smell of hot ribs and pulled pork. The restaurant’s only competition comes from trays and trays of homemade fare, as local residents love a good potluck complete with their signature dish: The Kolache. With its deep Czech roots, there is no shortage of the locally-made flaky pastry filled with everything from spicy sausage to blackberry jam. When it’s not indulging in some of the best food in the entire country, Abbott is proudly preparing the next generation for rich careers in farming. In Abbott and communities across America, educators are working with students to preserve and continue a great legacy of ag leaders. To find out how you can help this effort in your own hometown through the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders program, click through to learn more.
Making its mark amidst sawmills, lumber and brickmaking, this centrally located Minnesota community of around 5,000 people prospers on the Rum River.
Sitting in the Western fields of Kentucky, Leitchfield exports everything from buttery cheeses to fresh produce, and hosts one of the nation’s biggest fiddle competitions.
Whether it’s agriculture or amplifiers, Effingham, Illinois serves as a crossroads, a junction, and a thriving hub to industry and innovation.