FFA in the USA: Fundraising

By |2020-05-20T09:27:00-04:00May 15th, 2020|FFA in the USA, FFA New Horizons, The Feed|

Looking for ways to raise money for your chapter? Now is a good time to incorporate one of these ideas into your Program of Activities to raise funds – and awareness – for FFA.

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In May, the Wetumpka FFA Championship Rodeo partners with National FFA Alumni and Supporters from around the county to bring the community a family-friendly rodeo. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit FFA members.

In partnership with North Pole Coffee Roasters, Silent Springs FFA sells bags of coffee beans and grounds in a variety of unique flavors in Interior Alaska.

Every year, chapters, along with the Arizona FFA Foundation, sell raffle tickets for a John Deere Gator. Half of the money goes to the chapter that sells the most tickets; the other half goes to the foundation.

Paris FFA members sell honey that is harvested from their farm. Sweet!

Plateau Valley FFA organizes an annual gymkhana series in the summer, where skill-based contests are held. This family-friendly event features horsemanship that recalls Western and cowboy traditions.

Several chapters throughout the state hold floral arrangement sales during the Valentine’s season.

Strawberry Crest hosts an annual “Ag-stravaganza” and invites ag education students to participate in a talent show, bake-off, cake auction and night of fellowship to support the program.

Chapters across the state grow and sell greenhouse plants – from Boston ferns to geraniums – to bring communities together to support local FFA members.

Hawaii FFA is working on a bill that would fund a coordinator position and student and teacher trainings. Members traveled to the capitol building to testify and provide written testimony in support of the bill.

University of Idaho Collegiate FFA makes aroma kits featuring 31 aromas from the national food science career development event (CDE). The kits are made by students and shipped all over the country.

Carlinville FFA collects milk caps to recycle and turn into park benches for its school.

Members from the North Linn FFA hosted a poverty meal to raise funds to purchase backpack meals for students in need.