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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development - Agricultural

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: www.ffa.org/programs

Community Stories

32 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Advisor

Rating: 5

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.

Bill41

Advisor

Rating: 5

The FFA has been an important part of my family's life since my dad was a member in the 1950's. I, my sister, and most of my cousins were active in the organization and I believe we would all say our involvement has positively impacted our adult lives. I became an FFA advisor because of how much I believe in what the FFA does. My students still get so much out of it and I see it every day.

Advisor

Rating: 5

As an FFA advisor, I've been lucky enough to see first hand the impact of this organization on students. Students gain invaluable leadership experiences through this organization.

Advisor

Rating: 5

After being involved in the FFA as a student in high school, I spent time on the family farm. Could not stay away from the love of the FFA program so I went back to school and now I am an advisor. No other program can change the lives of students the way the FFA program prepares them for the real world challenges.

Advisor

Rating: 5

One of the greatest experiences that I have had in teaching is outside the classroom. I have taken hundreds of students to hotels and restaurants, many for the first time. The experience is priceless as students eat in a fine dining establishment or stay in thier first hotel. I have the opportunity to instill proper table etiquette and behavior while in these semi formal settings. I recall one Junior in high school, whose mother had died when he was 10 and whose father was an alcoholic, ask me how to order from a menu. We never had a lesson like that in a classroom.

Advisor

Rating: 5

FFA made me who I am today. I was a city girl lost in a big school. My FFA advisor got me to say the creed and after that I was hooked. It was obvious to me that I needed to continue the legacy so I then became an Agriculture Teacher too. The FFA has changed so many lives and I am honored to have the opportunity to help.

Advisor

Rating: 5

As a former member and now as an agricultural education teacher, I can imagine no other organization that is better at developing leaders. FFA truly lives by its words of helping students develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.

Lori49

Advisor

Rating: 5

I am currently an Agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor in Wisconsin so I see the impact of FFA on a daily basis. I was a member in High School as well as my 2 younger brothers and my dad was too. Both my parents and I are lifetime members of the National FFA Alumni. FFA provides unlimited opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills and personal growth, community service, as well as preparing them for careers in anything they want to do. I could only hope that they would pursue a career in agriculture, but students should pursue their passions and be happy with their career path.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have been an FFA adivsor with the FFA at the high school chapter level for almost 34 years. In a little over a third of a century I have seen a lot of young men learn, lead and suceed. As a parent I have had three American FFA degree recipients and 3 state FFA officers, three proficiency award winners.

Advisor

Rating: 5

I teach Agriculture for many reasons, but one at the top of my list is the National FFA Organization. The opportunities and experiences gained from being involved in this organization will help a student get closer to reaching their goals than any other organization. Our world would be a far better place to live if all people were once FFA members.

Advisor

Rating: 5

The FFA has helped to shape me into the person that I am today. I have 7 siblings who were all in FFA and my father was an FFA adviser for over 20 years. FFA was where I gave my first public speech, The FFA Creed, and it was where I met my first group of peers from outside my own school. FFA was where I set my first goals and started to work towards a career. Through my FFA experience I was transformed from a shy 8th grader into a leader of my local chapter. From there I grew into a role as a State FFA Officer which ultimately led me into my career as an Agriculture Educator and an FFA Adviser. As a teacher I have seen other students make very similar transitions. No other organization allows the opportunities for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success like the National FFA Organization.

Kelley3

Advisor

Rating: 5

FFA is a great organization for students to be involved in. Its not just about farming. There is so much more for everyone who takes part.

Advisor

Rating: 5

FFA is so important to any of the Agriculture members. I has kept kids in school, on track and montivated. May who have life difficulties have been supported by the FFA, fellow members, advisors, alumni, businesses and frineds of the FFA. Keep FFA strong.

Advisor

Rating: 5

The FFA organization changes lives in a positive way everyday. I am blessed by the opportunity to see the tremendous growth of FFA members during their high school career and FFA membership. It is nearly impossible to describe the pride I have as I see former and current FFA members excel in their personal and professional lives. The lessons learned through the combined activities of FFA have long lasting effects on the members and their communities.

Advisor

Rating: 5

The FFA has helped thousands, probably millions, of students develop skills they can't learn about and practice anywhere else in public schools. These skills are invaluable for their future success.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Through FFA I have had the opportunity to experience things that would otherwise be unlikely. I also am able to see first hand the impact that it has on the lives of students. It provides leadership opportunities, community service, career success and makes them better community members

Advisor

Rating: 5

The National FFA Organization by far exceeds all other youth organizations in the country when it comes to leadership and preparing youth for career readiness. I was an FFA member in my youth and still carry the things I learned with me today proudly as an FFA Advisor.

Advisor

Rating: 5

No other organization offers youth more diverse opportunities in leadership than the National FFA Organization. Best there is!

Advisor

Rating: 5

The National FFA Organization is one of the front runners in providing high quality, industry driven and age appropriate leadership and career opportunities to youth in our schools. The organization makes a concentrated effort to meet student needs by providing relevant workshops, events and activities. It is structured to allow each student to experience success. I am an second generation agricultural educator, the fruit of a successful FFA chapter and agricultural education program. The FFA has a unique way of allowing students to set and reach amazing goals. It is one of the top organizations I have ever been a part of during my lifetime.

Annette8

Advisor

Rating: 5

I was an FFA member in high school and it changed my life! I was a very shy student who didn't like being out of my comfort zone. Through my experience in the FFA I became very outgoing and was excited to present in front of others. I also learned the importance of service to others and my community. Through this experience I decided that becoming an agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor. I love teaching others and providing them with opportunities to become a successful and respected citizen of our community.