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FFA: Feeding the World – Starting at Home. What is FFA?. Makes a positive difference in students’ lives by developing their potential for premier l eadership , p ersonal growth and c areer success through agriculture education. Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live,

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what is ffa
What is FFA?
  • Makes a positive difference in students’ lives by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture education.

Learning to Do,

Doing to Learn,

Earning to Live,

Living to Serve

  • FFA is structured on three levels: local, state and national.
feeding the world starting at home
Feeding the World – Starting at Home
  • FFA is embarking on a multi-year plan to engage youth as part of the solution to hunger
  • Working from a two-pronged approach
    • Educate teachers and youth on the challenges of food insecurity
    • Engage members at the local, state and national level in hunger relief efforts
fighting hunger in rural communities
Fighting Hunger in Rural Communities
  • Living to Serve Grant Programs
    • Rural Youth Development – funded by the USDA/NIFA
    • FFA: Food For All – funded by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation and Farmers Feeding the World
  • Foundation of both grant programs is service-learning
what is service learning
What is Service-Learning?
  • A teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities
  • Two major pillars - service and educational outreach to the community
rural youth development ryd
Rural Youth Development (RYD)
  • Youth in rural communities develop and implement service-learning projects based on local needs
  • 72 chapters funded in 17 states
  • 38 chapters have created projects to fight hunger
ffa food for all
FFA: Food For All
  • Youth in rural, urban and suburban communities develop and implement sustainable SL projects focused on fighting hunger
  • 140 chapters funded in 41 states
  • Impacts gathered by November 2012
more information
More Information
  • www.ffa.org/livingtoserve
  • www.ffa.org/foodforall
  • www.communitywalk.com/FFA_Living2Serve
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