INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014/National FFA Organization) – The National FFA Organization Board of Directors and National FFA Foundation Board of Trustees have approved a new consolidated management structure that unifies both organizations’ executive management through a joint governance committee of the two boards, a common chief executive officer and a common chief financial officer.
The plan, approved unanimously by both boards and the 2013-14 National FFA Officer team, includes implementation of an integrated management team to increase collaboration and communication across both boards.
“We believe these steps will strengthen FFA and agricultural education,” said National FFA Advisor Dr. Steve A. Brown, who serves as chairman of the National FFA Organization’s board. “By consolidating our executive and financial management, we expect better resource alignment, greater performance accountability, improved financial stability and transparency and speedy resolution of conflicts of interest.” Continue reading
Justin Allgaier celebrates a NASCAR Nationwide Series win at Montreal in 2012.
FFA members will have a new team to root for in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this season — including a driver who is a member of the National FFA Alumni Association.
FFA sponsor and scholarship supporter Brandt, Inc., announced Tuesday that Justin Allgaier would campaign the No. 51 Brandt Racing Chevrolet in 21 races at NASCAR’s highest level in 2014 — and that FFA would be on-board.
Continuing a week full of impressive meetings and amazing experiences, the 2013-14 National FFA Officer Team met another member of President Barack Obama’s cabinet this week: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
The meeting, at the USDA Whitten Building in Washington, D.C., followed time that the team spent with Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Vilsack asked the national officers to “keep farming on the front burner” during the visit, according to the official USDA Blog:
“We are excited by the challenges you presented to us,” said FFA National Secretary Mitch Baker at the conclusion of a half-hour meeting of National FFA officers with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the USDA Whitten Building earlier this week. Continue reading
We’ve got a few photos today of a very cool and important visit this week involving the 2013-14 National FFA Officer Team.
The team (President Brian Walsh, Secretary Mitch Baker, Eastern Region Vice President Wes Davis, Central Region Vice President Steven Brockshus, Southern Region Vice President Jackson Harris and Western Region Vice President Jason Wetzler) met with and participated in an extended discussion with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Wednesday in Washington D.C. Continue reading
As the National FFA Organization celebrates 80 years of the Official FFA Jacket, we know that symbolic blue corduroy is far more than Official Dress, but an icon of your American tradition—instilling pride and responsibility in those who wear it. But not everyone can wear the jacket. Not because they don’t deserve to … but because they cannot afford to.
To meet this need, we need generous gifts from supporters like you! When you give the gift of blue, you give a member the chance to wear a piece of history and a chance to experience the pride of wearing their own blue jacket.
With generous gifts, the National FFA Organization is able to gift jackets to members who would not otherwise be able to own their own jacket. As we celebrate 80 years of the official jacket, we know that symbolic blue corduroy is far more than Official Dress, but an icon of your American tradition—instilling pride and responsibility in those who wear it.
Let’s share the gift. Give the gift of blue.