National FFA Alumni Webinar Series

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Past Webinars

Webinar Archives

Engaging Non-Traditional FFA Alumni Members

June 5, 2012

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Description:
We have thousands of former FFA members and FFA Alumni members who are not connected at a local level. They are not engaged with local FFA Alumni affiliates or may not live in an area with any FFA chapters. How do we engage FFA Alumni who just join at a state level? How do we engage individuals who live in communities not currently home to an FFA chapter? How do we engage business and industry in FFA Alumni? Learn how a few non-traditional FFA Alumni affiliates are reaching out and finding creative ways to engage supporters of FFA and agricultural education in the FFA Alumni!

FFA Alumni’s Role in Maintaining a High Quality Agricultural Education Program

May 10, 2012

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Description:
What is the FFA Alumni’s role in local agricultural education programs? How can you help your teacher(s) to provide a high caliber, stringent curriculum that prepares your students to enter the workforce and become life-long advocates for agriculture and agricultural education?

Today’s FFA and Ag Ed: Understanding and Communicating Relevancy by Speaking the Right Language

March 8, 2012

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Description:
Buzz words in education today = STEM, Career & Tech, CORE classes. Where does Agricultural Education fit into the spectrum? Learn how to communicate the right message to the right audience.

Oregon FFA Alumni Development Day (ADD) Presentation

February 16, 2012

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Description:
The OR FFA Alumni Council has found success in presenting ADD to new affiliates and communities interested in starting a local FFA Alumni. Learn what information they share and how they communicate it to these particular audiences. See what ideas you can borrow to help start or strengthen local affiliates in your state!

Developing a Program of Activities

December 13, 2011
7:30 pm Easter

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Description
A well-developed Program of Activities (POA) serves to define the affiliate’s goals and outlines steps needed to meet those goals. It’s a written guide that provides administrators, teachers, students, Alumni members and others with a calendar of events the affiliate will follow in the year ahead. Learn how to craft a POA to meet the needs of your members and the local program you support. See examples of other state and local POAs!

Promoting YOUR FFA Alumni Affiliate

November 29, 2011
7:30 pm Eastern

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Description:
Promoting the FFA Alumni message to those closest to you: parents, school board members, current FFA members, etc.!

Organizing an Effective Membership Drive

Dec. 16, 2010

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Agenda:

  • Introduction of 2011 Membership Challenge
  • Overview of members structure and categories
  • Communicating membership benefits
  • Planning and executing effective membership drives
  • Overview of available resources

FFA Alumni 101: Structure, Programs, etc.

Jan. 6, 2011

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Agenda:

  • Program of Activities
  • Important dates and timelines
  • Scholarships, grants and award applications
  • FFA Alumni Development Conference
  • National FFA Alumni Convention
  • Access to resources

Starting a New Affiliate & Completing the Excel Roster

Jan. 20, 2011 and March 24, 2011

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Agenda:

  • Affiliate vs. Booster
  • Teacher and affiliate relationship
  • Role of an Alumni affiliate
  • Forming a group
  • Constitution, by-laws, bank accounts, tax exempt status
  • Program of Activities
  • Access to resources

Advocating for Your Local FFA Chapter and Ag Ed Program

Feb. 3, 2011

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Agenda:

  • State legislative advocacy focus
  • Local school board and community advocacy focus
  • Key messaging
  • Ideas and training your members

Communicating the FFA Alumni Message

February 24, 2011

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Agenda:

  • Branding FFA Alumni
  • Key Messaging
  • Venues to get the word out
  • Training members to share the message 

Local and State FFA Alumni Board Roles and Responsibilities

April 14, 2011

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Agenda:

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Tips for more efficient operations
  • Engaging people in the work
  • Setting and executing goals

Local and State fundraising ideas

May 5, 2011

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Agenda:

  • Fundraising Ideas
  • Partnerships with state FFA foundations
  • Individual gifts, grants, etc.

Affiliate and Member Retention

June 9, 2011

7:30 p.m. (ET)

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Agenda:

  • Methods that encourage success of new affiliates and boost stagnate groups
  • Meeting your Alumni members' needs to keep them involved
  • Recruiting new leadership to maintain energy

A look at the New Agricultural Career Network

August 4, 2011

7:30 p.m. (ET)

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Agenda:

In September 2011, National FFA will launch the Agricultural Careers Network. Be sure you understand what it is and how to navigate it before it launches!

  • How to access your membership record in the new system
  • Interfacing with the website as an individual member
  • Features & benefits of the new system to members, local and state leaders and local ag teachers