The National FFA Association gives opportunities to thousands of youth across America to be a part of something. They gain skills in leadership, public speaking, responsibility, citizenship just to name a few. Without FFA I would not have the amazing career as an agricultural educator and the opportunity to give to others an amazing, life-long learning experience.
As an FFA member in high school I found a place where others held my rural, agricultural values and a place where I could spend a lot of time with horses! I knew in my freshman year that that was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. The FFA and agriculture classes gave me focus which served me well through all of my high school years and allowed me to go to college knowing what I was going to do when I graduated. Since I became an agriculture instructor and an FFA Advisor I get to live my dream every day. I get to work with students who find value in themselves through the FFA program, and gain a greater knowledge of our incredible agriculture industry. The National FFA Organization has made this possible for millions of students through its inception in 1928. Thank you for making a positive difference in students lives!
We have 3 generations of FFA members in our family. FFA gives young people a purpose and focus. They learn many life skills along with the new technology involved in agriculture. FFA helps produce young people who are the next leaders in their communities and our country. Young people develop good a good work ethic and a positive attitude towards life which makes them wonderful leaders. FFA is the best youth program in our country in my opinion.
As an FFA wife.mom and supporter I have seen the amazing benefits of FFA 1st hand. My husband and our 3 sons all learned life long lessons and skills from their time in FFA and their Vo Ag classes. FFA promotes and encourages the best from young people. The young people that experience FFA are the hope and future of our country as they strive to work hard to accomplish their goals in life. Plus FFA helped our family restore our barn!! FFA is a great organiztion and is more than worthy as a top nonprofit.
Very impactful organization and consistently develops young leaders.
I have seen nearly every aspect of FFA and always been impressed. As a student member it was invaluable for me to develop leadership skills and technical knowledge and expertise in the agricultural industry. In leadership roles I met so many people, developed my public speaking skills, and really grew as a person. After college I was an ag teacher and FFA advisor and saw first hand how students are impacted by the programs and did my part to pay it forward. Now as a national staff person I continue to be inspired everyday by the great work that staff, advisors, volunteers are doing to ensure that students today have the same great experience and great opportunities as were available 5, 10, 15, and even 85 years ago.
Wow, where to begin. I LOVE the FFA! Truly the best youth organization ever established. I was in the FFA in high school and still talk about those experiences today. I still have my FFA jacket. My four children were all very active in The FFA and still are. No doubt that The FFA played a major role in developing who they are today..... Premier Leadership, Personal Growth and Career Success, that is what they instill in their FFA members
FFA gave me the confidence to speak in public, lead groups, work as part of an effective team, and continually reach for higher goals. It gave me friends and shaped my life. Now I volunteer for FFA whenever I can. It's great fun watching young people develop as I did. It's the best youth organization I know of.
I am an FFA Advisors wife. My husband works long hours doing what he loves, making a difference in the lives of amazing young people. I am an active FFA Alumni member because I believe in the program and I want to be apart of what my husband gets to see everyday.....students growing and succeeding. FFA is an outstanding organization that prepares students for a successful future in both their career and their home life. The combination of passionate FFA advisors and volunteers who believe strongly in the program makes all the difference! I want my children, my nieces and nephews, friends kids and all other kids I know, to be in the FFA program!
FFA has been a great help in raising our three children. It teaches them to set high standards, so critical in today's world. The skills they learned in FFA continue to influence their lives as adults. They learned to think critically and to express themselves both orally and in written form. They learned the value of tracking income and expenses and to follow through on obligations. FFA can't be beat!
FFA does make a positive difference in the lives of young people. Nothing is wasted with this organization's use of funds as they get back to the student. I have seen firsthand the affect that this organization has on students and I am a firm believer in it.
I am a firm believer in this organization! My husband and I were members while in high school and now my daughter is following in our foot steps. She has set herself a goal to become a state officer and I will support all the way!!! She has made many new friends and has had many new doors open for her because of the FFA.
FFA changes lives by giving students a place to belong - FFA is family. FFA gives students practical and meaningful skills for career success. It teaches responsibility, integrity, and what it means to "give back". FFA changes lives!