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Middle School Food and Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Available
Continue to check ffa.learn.com as new units are loaded weekly!  Units range from Introduction to Agriculture to Agricultural Issues and from Natural Resources to Animal Science. Visit ffa.learn.com to complete the free registration form, and you'll find everything you need to teach the lessons you want! 


Get Your LifeKnowledge Lessons
Visit ffa.learn.com/lifeknowledge to download precept-aligned leadership lessons and coaching guide materials.  You’ll find 250 ready-to-use lesson plans,  30 engaging activities, 275 leadership activities and tips and 2,100 integration ideas.  Start building your leaders today! 


Legacy of Leadership
The three cornerstones of the national FFA mission—premier leadership, personal growth and career success—have been exemplified by the career of National FFA Advisor Dr. Larry Case.  He began as a teacher in a remote Missouri high school in 1966 before coming to Washington in 1984 to serve as a program specialist in agriculture, agribusiness, and natural resources education and as the national FFA advisor.

The National FFA Foundation has established an endowed fund to honor Dr. Case’s service.  The Larry D. and Joy L. Case Endowment is dedicated to providing support for the next generations of FFA members, teachers and organizational priorities.

If you would like to honor Dr. and Mrs. Case, you may make a gift at www.ffa.org by clicking on the Donate Now button or you can text ffa owl to 20222 and $10 will be sent to the endowment via your phone bill.


Past National CDE Materials Available – NO CHARGE!
Are you training a CDE team? Or do you just want to supplement your classroom curriculum? The 2005 and 2006 national CDE materials are now available online for no charge! Click on the following link to access these materials. For more information about national FFA CDEs, including the event handbooks with all of the current rules and formats, check out the CDE webpage.


Parliamentary Procedure Materials Available
More than 35 parliamentary procedure teaching resources are now available for NO CHARGE! They can be used as mini-lessons to teach parliamentary procedure in the classroom and/or to train a team for your competitive event. Also, you can find past national FFA parliamentary procedure CDE exams to use in team preparation.

Grant Assistance
Does one or more of your members need money to start or improve their supervised agricultural experience program (SAE)? Career Pathway grants are available. These grants are based on financial need and the best plans for use of the funds in their production area. Advisors must be willing to ensure that the grants are used to start or improve th​e members SAE. $500 and $1,000 grants are available. Deadline is postmarked November 15. Judging is Dec. 1. Recipients will be posted on the web Dec. 2. Paperwork for recipients will be mailed Dec. 6. The application is on the SAE homepage.


Bird Health Awareness Week
The new USDA APHIS Biosecurity for Birds website is up and rocking.  Please click below and explore all the exciting elements on the site.  Meet our cameo star "Henrietta the Hen."  Enjoy the new "Name the Healthy Bird" contest video (click to find out "What's Going On With this Rooster") and spread the word to encourage contest entries.   Also, click on the Campaign Materials link to see a vast library of printed and AV support materials available in multiple languages. .


Take a look at our Bird Health Awareness Week page.  Please encourage teachers, chapters and groups to celebrate or observe the week -- and sign up to send us their plans!  ​