FFA Alumni play a very important part in keeping agricultural education and FFA programs in our local schools. FFA relies on its alumni to garner support for FFA from their local communities, raise funds for chapter activities and scholarships, assist at FFA leadership camps and conferences, and much more.
Goal One: Become an active Alumni at the Chapter level.
It is evident that Alumni affiliates play a key role in today’s agriculture education community. The role is more vital than ever, especially in today’s education climate where funding is often short with expectations continuing to rise. An effective FFA Alumni affiliate of strong volunteers will allow teachers to “take the reins” in their classroom and allow their supporters to be charged with fundraising, advocacy and more. Affiliates reduce the work load, provide valuable resources and give agriculture education programs much needed guidance and support. This all starts at the "local level". As an alumni becomes more and more involved within the FFA, they may come to a point where they feel comfortable climbing the ladder to State Alumni, and then maybe even the National Alumni Association.
Goal Two: Become leaders in advocacy for agriculture education at a local level.
Once established, affiliates are enabled to be the voice and organized voting power for a local agriculture education program. The local movement is focused around building community support. This goal involves everyone who makes decisions about how to support agriculture education – including legislators, local businesses, school boards, other teachers and all members of the community. To succeed we must lead!