What is FFA all about?
National FFA Organization Mission Statement:
makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing
their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career
success through agricultural education.
Paynesville Area FFA Mission Statement:
Area FFA is a student run leadership organization honoring agricultural
opportunities hand in hand with our community.
FFA Opportunities Agriscience Awards – application of scientific principles and emerging
technologies in agricultural enterprises
Experiences (SAE) – a project where you keep records of an agricultural
thing you own or work you do on the farm, community, job, etc. (Needed to attain
proficiency and other awards and scholarships). Examples:
owning cattle, milking, lawn mowing, working at grocery store, floral shop,
golf course, crop farming, construction, selling: feed, farm equipment, farm
Awards – excellence recognition of SAE project
Scholarships – local, state, and national
Star Awards – outstanding members
Career Development Events (CDE) – develop technical knowledge, judgment, reasoning, and
sportsmanship Judging: Dairy, General Livestock, Horse,
Poultry; Contests: Fish and Wildlife, Ag Mechanics, Job Interview, Ag Sales,
Speaking, Dairy Products, Meats, Forestry, Soils, Small Animals, Floriculture,
Chapter and Regional Awards/Activities
State and National Awards/Activities