FFA (Future Farmers of America) is an organization that was founded by farmers but has evolved into much more. Their mission is to prepare younger generations for the future by teaching leadership, independence, and responsibility. Many Rural King associates were part of FFA at one point or another, and we want to show our pride during National FFA Week. Read on to learn more about this hardworking organization and how Rural King is working just as hard to assist them.
What is FFA
FFA is an acronym for Future Farmers of America, but it is not just for students who want to be farmers. This organization works with a new generation of teachers, doctors, business owners, and more.
A group of young farmers started the group in 1928. Ever since, FFA has grown and helped countless people succeed in their career and grow as individuals.
Events and conferences are held year-round to improve the leadership skills of students; 212º conference, Blast Off, and the National Leadership Conference for State Officers (NLCSO) just to name a few.
The goal of each conference is the development of skills required to be a leader.
Besides developing people skills and being part of a larger organization, FFA allows students to find their strengths and weaknesses and pushes them to create personal goals.
Clubs and organization greatly improve student social skills as well. Making friends has never been easier.
During conferences, competitions, and meetings FFA members are shown the pathways to success. Students will explore their interest in a broad range of careers.
FFA partners with many companies to provide their members and other worthy students with funding for furthering their education. Find a full list of their scholarship programs HERE.
National FFA Week
Each year, Future Farmers of America chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week. Each chapter shares how FFA has impacted them and their community.
This year, FFA week runs from February 17-24, 2018. If you know someone who has been or is part of FFA, let us know in the comment section below.
Help us celebrate Wear Blue Day. Simply wear blue and show your pride for FFA members everywhere. Share your pictures on our Facebook Page!
Rural King & Future Farmers of America
Many of our associates have been part of FFA and its events. Below are some of the examples of Rural King supporting FFA and its members: