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Agri-Entrepreneurship Award Program An Introduction. What is it?. Do you have a secret dream to start or own a business? Do you see a market opportunity that has been overlooked by others? Then the Agri-Entrepreneurship Education Program is for you!.

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What is it?

  • Do you have a secret dream to start or own a business?

  • Do you see a market opportunity that has been overlooked by others?

  • Then the Agri-Entrepreneurship Education Program is for you!


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  • The Agri-Entrepreneurship Student Awards are designed to recognize FFA members who have successfully plannedand/or started agri-enterprises.

  • All FFA members (who have paid their dues) are eligible to compete, including those who have graduated from high school.

  • The award is based on business plan development.

  • Money awards are available at local, state and national levels.


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What is an agri-enterprise? recognize FFA members who have successfully

  • An agri-enterprise is any business in the agricultural industry which includes production agriculture, food, fiber, the environment and natural resources.

  • All FFA agricultural proficiency award areas qualify, but there may be many others.


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Guidelines recognize FFA members who have successfully

  • Any FFA member can apply- multiple applications from a chapter are encouraged

    • Chapter winner designated

    • Forward all applications to state level

    • States forward all applications to national level

  • Chapter winner receives certificate, jacket pin and $75-$150 (based on local sponsorship- match is 2:1 from National FFA Foundation and sponsor Kauffman Foundation


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Guidelines continued recognize FFA members who have successfully

  • Ten national finalist selected

    • Each finalist receives $1,000 and the chapter of each finalist receives $500

    • State award available if state conducts competition (based on number of chapters- $50-$100 awards possible)


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Twenty examples of past winners! recognize FFA members who have successfully

  • A business that produces and markets crafts made from barn wood

  • A company that produces vegetables, fruits and maple syrup for sale at farm markets

  • A business producing floral crops and arrangements

  • A company using worms to break down compost resulting in fertilizer


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  • Owning a specialty hay business for small horse owners. recognize FFA members who have successfully

  • A field scouting service for crop producers

  • A utility trailer sales business

  • A special diets “meals to go” processing/food science enterprise

  • A fabrication company that specializes in building livestock equipment

  • A specialty fruit and vegetable business that markets to the local Asian community


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  • A vacation home lawn maintenance business recognize FFA members who have successfully

  • A welding service to area farmers

  • A feedlot cleaning business

  • A relief milking service for area dairy farmers

  • A water analysis business

  • A u-pick strawberry operation

  • Providing livestock and entertainment services to fairs and rodeos


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Materials & Information recognize FFA members who have successfully

  • Application available on line at www.ffa.org, hardcopy or CD-ROM

  • Application on Microsoft Excel Template (5.0 or greater version)

  • National Staff Technical Assistance

    • Kevin Keith, Teacher Services Specialist,

      (317) [email protected]

    • Rosalie Hunsinger, Teacher Services

      Program Coordinator (317) 802-4255 [email protected]


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