Mark Poeschl

“Whatever it is about FFA that makes you proud to support our organization, let me be the first to thank you for making these opportunities possible. With your help, we are continuing to expand the reach and influence of FFA to more students and more communities than ever.

Mark Poeschl
Chief Executive Officer
National FFA Organization
National FFA Foundation
MARK’S THANK YOU
MARK’S THANK YOU
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HOURS OF SERVICE
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ECONOMIC IMPACT
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FFA JACKETS GIFTED

Last year, 89 FFA Alumni and Supporter chapters in 20 states donated more than 69,165 hours of service to FFA chapters across the country. That time is equivalent to $1.7 million.

More than 109,000 FFA members, students and adult volunteers in 45 states and Puerto Rico tallied 415,177 volunteer hours during the 2017-18 Living to Serve Grant Series for a total economic impact of $10,250,720.

In 2018, donors gave more than $350,000 to help FFA provide 2,556 jackets through the Give the Gift of Blue program, which gifts jackets to members who would not otherwise be able to afford them.

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HOURS OF SERVICE

Last year, 89 FFA Alumni and Supporter chapters in 20 states donated more than 69,165 hours of service to FFA chapters across the country. That time is equivalent to $1.7 million.

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ECONOMIC IMPACT

More than 109,000 FFA members, students and adult volunteers in 45 states and Puerto Rico tallied 415,177 volunteer hours during the 2017-18 Living to Serve Grant series for a total economic impact of $10,250,720

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FFA JACKETS GIFTED

In 2018, donors gave more than $350,000 to help FFA provide 2,556 jackets through the Give the Gift of Blue program, which gifts jackets to members who would not otherwise be able to afford them.

THE IMPACT OF FFA

A Standout Response to a Steadfast Impression

One Conversation and a Partnership with Culver’s

A Big Promise to Future Generations

Energizing the Future of One Ag-based Town

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THE IMPACT OF FFA

A Standout Response to a Steadfast Impression

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One Conversation and a Partnership with Culver’s

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A Big Promise to Future Generations

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Energizing the Future of One Ag-based Town

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THAT’S ALL IT TAKES TO RADICALLY CHANGE THE COURSE OF OUR LIVES.
THANK YOU FOR DOING JUST THAT.

2018 YEAR IN REVIEW

  • JANUARY

    January Timeline Photo

     

    FFA state officers return from an educational, cultural experience in South Africa.

     

    An endowment is established allowing members to attend the National FFA Convention & Expo by the family of the late Dan Nafziger, long-time FFA supporters.

  • FEBRUARY

    Thanks to the generosity of 285 donors, the foundation raises $161,319 on Give FFA Day.

     

    Platinum sponsor Tractor Supply Company (TSC) raises a record $830,000 for the foundation through its in-store Grants for Growing program. TSC awards 271 grants impacting more than 30,000 FFA members.

     

    FFA members use National FFA Week to share the importance of agriculture.

     

    The National FFA Alumni Association is renamed National FFA Alumni and Supporters to be more inclusive of its volunteers.

  • MARCH

    March Timeline Photo

     

    During National Ag Day, FFA members share the message of agriculture on Capitol Hill.

  • APRIL

    The National FFA Sponsors’ Board and Individual Giving Council meet in Detroit to discuss ways to financially support FFA members, chapters and agricultural education.

  • MAY

    National FFA awards more than $2.5 million in scholarships to 1,842 recipients, thanks to the generosity of 114 sponsors and donors.

     

    Eight FFA members are named to the 54th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.

     

    FFA presents a bill to amend the Federal Charter on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • JUNE

    June Timeline Photo

     

    FFA award winners tour Ireland and gain perspective on global agriculture.

    Washington Leadership Conference instills the importance of growth, leadership and community service in thousands of FFA members throughout the country.

  • JULY

    Forty-seven FFA members, committed to pursuing a career in production agriculture, participate in the intensive seminar New Century Farmer in Johnstown, Iowa.

  • AUGUST

    August Timeline Photo

     

    The National FFA Officers take a week away together in Asheville, N.C., to reflect on their year of service and begin preparing for the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo.

  • SEPTEMBER

    September Timeline Photo

     

    FFA provides support to the National Association of Agricultural Educators and the National Teach Ag Campaign to recruit and retain outstanding agriculture instructors.

  • OCTOBER

    More than 69,000 converge on Indianapolis for the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo, with highlight appearances from Garth Brooks and President Donald J. Trump.

     

    Culver’s, Dairy Farmers of America and Lincoln Electric/The James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation receive the Distinguished Service Citation for outstanding contributions.

     

    National FFA selects the 2018-19 national officer team.

     

    The 17,000-square foot FFA Blue Room premieres at the National FFA Convention & Expo, thanks to title sponsors, AgriNovus Indiana and Microsoft. Other sponsors include Amazon Web Services, BASF, Blue River Technology (a John Deere company), Cargill, Corteva, Elanco, FMC, Merck Animal Health and Sealed Air.

  • NOVEMBER

    National FFA presents a balanced budget for 2019 to the board of directors and trustees, including plans to satisfy all long-term debt obligations of the organization.

  • DECEMBER

    December Timeline Photo

     

    FFA announces that the National FFA Convention & Expo will remain in Indianapolis through 2031.

JANUARYFEBRUARYMARCHAPRILMAYJUNEJULYAUGUSTSEPTEMBEROCTOBERNOVEMBERDECEMBER

2018 YEAR IN REVIEW

  • JANUARY

    January Timeline Photo

     

    FFA state officers return from an educational, cultural experience in South Africa.

     

    An endowment is established allowing members to attend the National FFA Convention & Expo by the family of the late Dan Nafziger, long-time FFA supporters.

  • FEBRUARY

    Thanks to the generosity of 285 donors, the foundation raises $161,319 on Give FFA Day.

     

    Platinum sponsor Tractor Supply Company (TSC) raises a record $830,000 for the foundation through its in-store Grants for Growing program. TSC awards 271 grants impacting more than 30,000 FFA members.

     

    FFA members use National FFA Week to share the importance of agriculture.

     

    The National FFA Alumni Association is renamed National FFA Alumni and Supporters to be more inclusive of its volunteers.

  • MARCH

    March Timeline Photo

     

    During National Ag Day, FFA members share the message of agriculture on Capitol Hill.

  • APRIL

    The National FFA Sponsors’ Board and Individual Giving Council meet in Detroit to discuss ways to financially support FFA members, chapters and agricultural education.

  • MAY

    National FFA awards more than $2.5 million in scholarships to 1,842 recipients, thanks to the generosity of 114 sponsors and donors.

     

    Eight FFA members are named to the 54th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.

     

    FFA presents a bill to amend the Federal Charter on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • JUNE

    June Timeline Photo

     

    FFA award winners tour Ireland and gain perspective on global agriculture.

    Washington Leadership Conference instills the importance of growth, leadership and community service in thousands of FFA members throughout the country.

  • JULY

    Forty-seven FFA members, committed to pursuing a career in production agriculture, participate in the intensive seminar New Century Farmer in Johnstown, Iowa.

  • AUGUST

    August Timeline Photo

     

    The National FFA Officers take a week away together in Asheville, N.C., to reflect on their year of service and begin preparing for the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo.

  • SEPTEMBER

    September Timeline Photo

     

    FFA provides support to the National Association of Agricultural Educators and the National Teach Ag Campaign to recruit and retain outstanding agriculture instructors.

  • OCTOBER

    More than 69,000 converge on Indianapolis for the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo, with highlight appearances from Garth Brooks and President Donald J. Trump.

     

    Culver’s, Dairy Farmers of America and Lincoln Electric/The James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation receive the Distinguished Service Citation for outstanding contributions.

     

    National FFA selects the 2018-19 national officer team.

     

    The 17,000-square foot FFA Blue Room premieres at the National FFA Convention & Expo, thanks to title sponsors, AgriNovus Indiana and Microsoft. Other sponsors include Amazon Web Services, BASF, Blue River Technology (a John Deere company), Cargill, Corteva, Elanco, FMC, Merck Animal Health and Sealed Air.

  • NOVEMBER

    National FFA presents a balanced budget for 2019 to the board of directors and trustees, including plans to satisfy all long-term debt obligations of the organization.

  • DECEMBER

    December Timeline Photo

     

    FFA announces that the National FFA Convention & Expo will remain in Indianapolis through 2031.

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