What is the FFA?"
The FFA is a dynamic youth program that prepares our members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
The FFA develops members’ potential and helps them discover their talent through hands-on experience, which gives members the tools to achieve real-world success. Many former Minnesota FFA Association members give credit to their success directly to their involvement in the FFA.
Members will go on to be premier professionals in many career fields. Our FFA program results in tangible rewards!
The Region IV FFA is comprised of 22 local FFA chapters including: Academy for Sciences and Agriculture, Andover, Anoka, Blaine, Buffalo, Champlin Park, Chisago Lakes, Foley, Forest Lake, Hastings, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Humboldt, Milaca, Mora, North Branch, North East Metro, Ogilvie, Princeton, Rush City, Sauk Rapids Rice, School of Environmental Studies (MN Zoo) and Stillwater.
Our FFA program prepares our members to be future leaders. Our program strengthens public speaking ability, improves decision-making skills, teachs time management, encourages critial thinking, and promotes respect, responsibilty, and conflict resolution. These soft skills define premier leadership traits that are developed throughout our FFA program. These skills are taught at chapter meetings, camps, conventions, leadership conferences/workshops, officer training, and leadership development events.
Our FFA program provides our members the opportunity to grow personally through our Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) programs, membership degrees, proficiency awards, agriscience fairs, community service. Minnesota FFA offers our members with scholarship opportunties.
Through our SAE programs, members can start their own business or work for an agricultural company while attending high school. Our members learn budgeting, communication, responsibility, networking, and resource management skills. The experience our members gain gives them an advantate over their non-member peers when they apply for college, jobs, or other opportunities.
What are YOU going to do when you finish high school? Our FFA program can help you develop a plan and then help you develop competitive skills to help you get there!
If you don't have a plan for your future; our FFA program can assist you in find a career path and match your skills and education to get there!