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Santa Ynez FFA Chapter
 
Meetings: Held Monthly on campus (date and time varies). Talk with your FFA advisor for meeting dates and times.
 
Santa Ynez FFA was established in 1932 and promotes premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture education. Because FFA is an intra-curricular organization, students who wish to be in FFA must be enrolled in an agriculture course.
 
The benefits of Agricultural Education programs are clear in that they
  • Produce more post-secondary attendance from our high schools than the “college prep” track does
  • Are nationally-recognized models of excellence that are being duplicated in a growing number of states
  • Have over 1,285 courses that are UC/CSU approved for admission into California’s university systems
  • Have produced thousands of business and industry leaders who credit Ag Education for motivating them and developing their leadership potential
 
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3/15/2012 Santa Ynez Valley Journal "The Happy Horticulturalist"
http://www.syvjournal.com/archive/10/11/9783/
 
3/8/2012 Santa Ynez Valley Journal "SYHS cuts another $450,000"
http://syvnews.com/news/local/education/syhs-cuts-another/article_964f5784-6807-11e1-a608-0019bb2963f4.html

4/14/2011Santa Ynez Valley Journal "SY FFA Welcoms Assemblyman"
http://www.syvnews.com/news/local/image_b6e4950a-6596-11e0-9166-001cc4c03286.html

4/14/2011 Santa Ynez Valley Journal "Assemblyman Gets Tour of School's Ag. Program" http://www.syvjournal.com/article.php?a=8192

3/24 Santa Ynez Valley Journal "Joey Appleseed comes to town"
http://www.syvjournal.com/article.php?a=8091

3/24/2011 Santa Ynez Valley News "Shimamuara goes to Sacramento" http://www.syvnews.com/news/local/education/article_7dfa3396-5504-11e0-b6b7-001cc4c002e0.html

3/11/2011 Santa Ynez Valley Journal "Learning to Do"
http://www.syvjournal.com/archive/9/9/7973/

10/8/2010 Santa Maira Times "FFA Preps Flock for National Convention"
http://www.santamariatimes.com/news/local/education/article_bbefed44-da75-11df-aa7c-001cc4c002e0.html

3/14/2010 Santa Ynez Valley Journal "Santa Ynez School Board Honors FFA Students"
http://www.syvjournal.com/archive/8/11/6089/
 
 
 
PURPOSE
 
Founded in 1928, FFA is the largest youth leadership organization in America with over half a million members from all fifty states and Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
 
FFA is a dynamic youth organization that is a part of agricultural education programs at middle and high schools. Today, student members are engaged in a wide range of curriculum and FFA activities, leading to over 300 differnt career opportunities in agriculture.
 
More than 11,000 FFA advisors and agriculture teachers deliver an integrated model of agricultural education providing students with innovative and leading-edge education, enabling them to grow into competent leaders. FFA classroom activities include math and science as well as hands-on work experience and the development of life skills helping them to discover their career path and realize success.
 
AMAZING FACTS!
  1. Collectively, FFA members earn more than $4 billion annually through their hands-on work experience
  2. In 2009, 128 sponsors provided 1,801 individual scholarships worth approximately $2.2 million through the National FFA Organization
  3. To date, more than $30 million in FFA collegiate scholarships have awarded to students pursuing higher education
  4. Members participate and learn advanced career skills in 51 national proficiency areas based on their hands-on work experience ranging from food science and technology to agricultural communications to wildlife management to production agriculture
     

National FFA Organization Website

http://www.ffa.org/

California FFA Association Website

http://www.calaged.org/

South Coast Region FFA Website

http://www.californiaffa.org/scoast/