INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, Aug. 3, 2018/National FFA Organization) – The Asheboro Zoo FFA chapter of Asheboro, NC, has been recognized in 2018 National Chapter Award Program from the National FFA Organization. The program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters from throughout the country that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization. These chapters improve chapter operations using the National Quality FFA Chapter Standards and a Program of Activities that emphasizes growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture. Chapters are rewarded for providing educational experiences for the entire membership.
Chapters that received star ratings during judging July 22-27 and will be recognized at the 2018 National FFA Convention & Expo, Oct. 24-27 in Indianapolis. All star FFA chapters receive honors made possible by corporate sponsor John Deere. “Feeding some 9 billion people by mid-century brings with it unprecedented challenges for today’s farmers,” said Amy Allen, manager, national corporate contributions for John Deere. “The skills and experiences learned though the National Chapter Award Program will help meet the critical needs.” The National FFA Organization provides leadership,
personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 653,359
student members who belong to one of 8,568 local FFA chapters throughout the
U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also
supported by 344,239 alumni members in 2,051 alumni chapters throughout the
About National FFA Organization The National FFA Organization is a
national youth organization of 653,359 student members as part of 8,568 local
FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The
organization is supported by 344,239 alumni members in 2,051 local FFA Alumni
chapters throughout the U.S. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference
in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership,
personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National
FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United
States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in
agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set
direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education
programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online at FFA.org and
on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.
National FFA Foundation
The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agricultural education. Governed by a 19-member board of trustees composed of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA Alumni, the foundation is a separately registered nonprofit organization. About 82 percent of every dollar received by the foundation supports FFA members and agricultural education opportunities. For more, visit FFA.org/Give.