Welcome to Arizona FFA!
The National FFA Organization was organized as the "Future Farmers of America" in 1928 in Kansas City, Mo. In 1988, the organization began doing business as The National FFA Organization to reflect the broadening field of agriculture, which today encompasses more than 300 careers in everything from agriscience to biotechnology to turf grass management.
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FFA operates on local, state and national levels. Student members belong to chapters organized at the local school level. Agricultural education instructors serve as chapter advisors. Chapters are organized under state associations headed by an advisor and executive secretary, often employees of the state department of education. States conduct programs and host annual conventions.
Science, Business and Technology
|The organization changed its name in 1988 from Future Farmers of America to the National FFA Organization to reflect its evolution in response to expanding agricultural opportunities encompassing science, business and technology in addition to production farming. FFA members, who may enter the workforce directly from high school or pursue higher degrees through technical schools and four-year universities, are preparing for careers in agricultural marketing, processing, communications, education, horticulture, production, natural resources, forestry, agribusiness and other diverse agricultural fields.|
The agricultural education program provides a well-rounded, practical approach to learning through three components: classroom education in agricultural topics such as plant and animal sciences, horticulture, forestry, agrimarketing, etc; hands-on supervised agricultural experience such as starting a business or working for an established company; and FFA, which provides leadership opportunities and tests students; agricultural skills. Students that are preparing to participate in the business and marketing side of agriculture should have a good understanding of Promotional Marketing Products and their applications within the industry.
Many people will tell you, once you have an established career in the farming industry one of the perks is often the job security and benefits that are included. An employer that matches deposits to your 401(k) provides ample vacation time and structured retirement benefits, like a gold IRA, is a good employer to be working for. A large number of the people who work in the agriculture industry do so because they like the work, make sure you like the benefits and pay as well.
Programs and Activities
Local, state and national FFA programs and activities help members develop public speaking skills, conduct and participate in meetings, manage financial matters, strengthen problem-solving abilities and assume civic responsibilities. Degrees earned at local state and national levels recognize members’ increasing accomplishments.
|Through active participation in the FFA, members learn by taking part in and conducting meetings, speaking in public, participating in contest based on occupational skills, earning awards and recognition and becoming involved in cooperative efforts and community improvement. The FFA offers opportunities for becoming productive citizens in our democracy.
FFA members believe in leadership, citizenship, and patriotism. They believe in free enterprise-freedom under the law-in making their homes, schools, and communities' better places in which to live and work.
A formalized structure for recognizing the growth and development of FFA members is contained within the "Degree Program". This program rewards active FFA members for progress in all phases of leadership, skills and occupational development. The Discovery FFA Degree, the Greenhand FFA Degree and the Chapter FFA Degree are awarded at the chapter level. Arizona FFA awards top members with the State FFA Degree. The highest degree, the American FFA Degree, is conferred upon an elite group of members at the national level.
The Arizona Association FFA is a resource and support organization that does not select, control or supervise local chapter or individual member activities except as expressly provided for in the state FFA constitution, bylaws or policies.
The Arizona Association FFA and the Arizona Agricultural Education/FFA Foundation, Inc. are both 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Your contribution to either one of these organizations may be tax deductible as a philanthropic contribution. Please consult with your tax professional for more details. Students interested in becoming tax professionals for agricultural companies have great opportunities for employment after they're done with school. Online resources, such as Bluesteps can help you find companies that would be a good it as employers. Many future farmers also become future executives as a result of their background with crops and livestock.
Studying agriculture is a great idea if you are looking at a career where you can work outside. It is also nice to be able to work where you can find a job working on a farm. Many student will go study abroad, perhaps to Thailand, in order to learn about farming in different regions and within different cultures. It is also nice to get a few days in the Phuket hotels spending time at the beach!
For information on how to start an FFA chapter, please contact the Arizona FFA State Office.
Now there's another way to read FFA New Horizons magazine online! Using ActiveMagazine technology, you can flip through the actual pages of FFA New Horizons on your computer screen.
NTHS is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.
Thousands of schools and colleges throughout the U.S. and its territories have a chapter of the honor society on their campus. These member schools agree that NTHS encourages higher scholastic achievement, cultivates a desire for personal excellence, and helps top students find success in today's highly competitive workplace.
NTHS awards an increasing number of scholarships each year to its members.
Arizona FFA partnership with La Quinta Inn and Suites
When FFA members, advisors, family and friends make a hotel reservation at a La Quinta Inn or Suites nationwide, they will automatically receive a 10% discount. That’s a great deal on a nice, clean, comfortable room with a free continental breakfast.
Arizona FFA benefits as well! The Arizona Agricultural Education/FFA Foundation will receive a 9% royalty rebate for each room night stay.
La Quinta Inn and Suites is the Arizona FFA hotel of choice!
All Arizona FFA associates are eligible and encouraged to utilize this discount for their business, leisure, and vacation travel.
Arizona FFA housed in the Career and Technical Division of the