The National FFA Organization (formerly called Future Farmers of America) envisions a future in which all agricultural education students will discover their passion in life and build on that insight to chart the course for their educations, career and personal future. (Courtesy of the National FFA Organization)
So what does FFA represent?
FUTURE FOR AGRICULTURE
The Alaska FFA Association consists of chapters across the state; North Pole, Delta Junction, Palmer, Hutchison, Effie Kokrine, Kodiak, Ninilchik, Golden Heart, Kake and the Midnight Sun FFA with four subchapters of home schooled students. Our students are motivated and incorporate what they learn in the classroom with an individual project (SAE), which requires students to earn money, dedicate service to their community, keep records and learn new skills. Our chapters are active in their communities, they consistently create, develop, and complete community service projects, and educate the public about Alaskan agriculture and natural resources
Alaska FFA has over 280 active members and we are constantly looking for ways to grow and spread our mission throughout Alaska. We believe Alaska FFA plays an integral part in Alaska’s continued growth in natural resource and agricultural fields. If you are interested in starting an FFA chapter in your community, be sure to contact one of our state staff under the “Contact Us” tab.
AIM HIGHER is the theme of this year’s convention.
Alaska FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. We strive to find ways to educate the next generation of young Alaskans so that they may be prepared with the tools to feed, fuel, and finance Alaska’s future.
To accomplish its mission, FFA:
- Develops competent and assertive agricultural leadership.
- Increases awareness of the global and technological importance of agriculture and its contribution to our well-being.
- Strengthens the confidence of agriculture students in themselves and their work.
- Promotes the intelligent choice and establishment of an agricultural career.
- Encourages achievement in supervised agricultural experience programs.
- Encourages wise management of economic, environmental and human resources of the community.
- Develops interpersonal skills in teamwork, communications, human relations and social interaction.
- Builds character and promotes citizenship, volunteerism and patriotism.
- Promotes cooperation and cooperative attitudes among all people.
- Promotes healthy lifestyles.
- Encourages excellence in scholarship
The FFA motto gives members twelve short words to live by as they experience the opportunities in the organization:
Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve