EFFECTIVE ADVOCACY MODEL
The second step of advocacy is to solidify what we want to accomplish and develop our key message. Included below is a series of tools to walk you through the develop stage. In the developing stage, you should be able to accomplish the following:
Objectives: What do we want to accomplish?
Key Message: What are our important talking points for our defined audience?
Develop Plan: What are the steps that we need to take to achieve our objectives?
The third step of advocacy is actually delivering our message. Below is a series of lesson plans to set your advocacy message in stone and deliver it in an effective way. In the doing stage of advocacy, you should be able to accomplish the following:
Collaborate: How can we partner with others to strengthen advocacy efforts?
Execute: How are we using what we know?
Raise awareness: How do we promote our advocacy efforts and gain support?
HOT AG TOPICS
Agricultural advocacy starts with agricultural literacy. Check out the below topic one-pagers and lesson plans to learn about current issues that are affecting the agricultural community.
The #SpeakAg Dialogues are a forum for intelligent discussion, sound reason, and effective conversation to transcend the polarized opinions of today’s society, and to instead expose student members to multiple sides of hot button agricultural issues. Learn more about the #SpeakAg Dialogues through the videos and lesson plans posted below.
FFA partnered with Dr. Elmore and Growing Leaders to produce an FFA exclusive resource that reinforces concepts of advocacy such as conversation, credibility, respect, and dedication. Participating in the Habitudes readings, discussions, and activities prepares students to advocate for important causes and enter the workforce by building skills in collaboration, communication, and leadership.
Student will be able to:
- Identify and develop qualities of an effective advocate and leader, such as commitment, focus, credibility, strength, empathy, and persistence.
- Effectively listen to others to allow space for positive dialogue and collaboration
- Craft a clear, simple, and relevant advocacy message that will encourage a diverse audience to act towards a common goal.
- Deliver a message that is engaging, interactive, and memorable.
AG YOUTH OPPORTUNITIES ROADMAP
The Agricultural Youth Opportunities Roadmap is a one-stop-shop for youth ages 9-35+interested in pursuing memberships or opportunities in food and agriculture. The National FFA Organization and other participating organizations launched the roadmap at the 2018 National Ag Day Student Program Luncheon at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Your comprehensive journey and future opportunities in agriculture and food production begin here. Discover where you best fit in these organization and start making a difference today!
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