Mission: The wisconsin ffa foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, foundations and individuals to secure resources to support the ffa mission. The national ffa organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.
Programs: The largest program area supported by the wisconsin ffa foundation is the member awards. These areas of recognition honor ffa members through proficiency awards, supervised agricultural experience (sae) program grants, post-secondary education scholarships, and state ffa degrees. The members earning the highest achievements are rewarded with cash awards, grant monies, scholarship monies, plaques, and trophies. Each award category has a rigorous application and selection process to ensure integrity of the program. The selection process is based on knowledge, skills, and characteristics demonstrated by the members.
another significant program supported by the wisconsin ffa foundation is the state ffa convention that is held each june in madison. About 3,400 people attend the convention. The convention features competitions, educational workshops and other experiences, and recognition of members and chapters' accomplishments. Support received for the convention assists with the rental agreement with the alliant energy center, several special meal functions, keynote speakers, and many more costs of holding a convention.
leadership programming is a core piece of the wisconsin ffa foundation's programs. Our outreach supports training and development of the state ffa officers so they will have the tools to impact their local members and chapters during their year of service. We also contribute to the sectional leadership workshops, which are presented to about 2,200 individuals at ten sites across the state. The results of this leadership programming year after year have arguably become the primary benefit of the ffa organization.