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)
FUTURE FOR AGRICULTURE
The Alaska FFA Association consists of chapters from across the state;
Interior Area Chapters include North Pole, Delta Junction, Golden Heart, Hutchison, Effie Kokrine, and Silent Springs. MatSu Area Chapters include Palmer, Midnight Sun MatSu, Northern Sky, Midnight Sun Anchorage Kenai Area Chapters include Ninilchik,Hope, Soldotna and the Midnight Sun Kenai FFA. Southern Area Chapters include Kake, Kodiak with three of our chapters above including home school 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 agriculture. 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.
Alaska FFA 2017 State Convention – April 18-21, 2017
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
FFA admits students of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin in administration of its policies, scholarships, and leadership programs.