Press Releases

Press Releases


February 14th, 2019
Wisconsin animal health company is a new partner to state-level FFA
February 12th, 2019
February 5th, 2019
Applications must be postmarked by March 15
December 28th, 2018
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is now accepting applications for a part-time Operations Manager to be based in its Madison, Wis., office.
December 18th, 2018
November 13th, 2018
Donations made on Nov. 27 will be doubled through support from Compeer Financial
October 18th, 2018
A sea of Blue and Gold jackets descends upon Indianapolis Oct. 24-27
September 27th, 2018
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2018 Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Grant Program.
August 27th, 2018
Farm Credit group is new partner with the Wisconsin FFA Foundation
August 2nd, 2018
Wisconsin FFA Foundation celebrates 2018 Golf Outings’ success
July 9th, 2018
June 28th, 2018
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June 26th, 2018
Organization raises $503,548 this year and welcomes three new board members
June 7th, 2018
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is once again hosting three summer golf outings around the state in July.
June 4th, 2018
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation has announced the winners of the 2018 chapter grants, which encourage Wisconsin FFA chapters to develop individual and cooperative activities that will enhance their communities.
June 1st, 2018
Annual event to be held June 11-14 at Madison’s Alliant Energy Center
April 19th, 2018
February 16th, 2018
Merged Farm Credit group makes $25,000 donation to Wisconsin FFA Foundation
February 8th, 2018
Applications are now being accepted for four 2018 grants
January 30th, 2018
Applications are now being accepted for 2018 scholarships, totaling $35,000
January 19th, 2018
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is excited to welcome Tom Bressner to its Board of Directors.
December 21st, 2017
48 FFA members receive gifts from generous sponsors this holiday season
October 19th, 2017
Members, advisors and alumni gather in Indianapolis this month
October 12th, 2017
Investors Community Bank has committed financial support to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation as a One-Star Star Mission Partner.
September 19th, 2017
Until Sept. 21, honor your current or past ag teacher with a tribute gift of any amount to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation.
September 15th, 2017
Applications are now being accepted for the Wisconsin FFA Foundation’s Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Grant Program.
August 3rd, 2017
$40,000+ raised to advance agricultural education and FFA programs
July 11th, 2017
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June 29th, 2017
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation has raised $483,010 in total gifts and sponsorships during the 2016-17 Campaign Year, which was announced during the 88th Wisconsin FFA Convention last month.
June 28th, 2017
Seven chapters benefit from generous donations to grant program
June 8th, 2017
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation will induct new Blue and Gold Society members at the 88th Wisconsin FFA Convention next week.
May 15th, 2017
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation officially welcomes a new Executive Director, John Hromyak, MBA.
May 11th, 2017
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation recently awarded nearly $30,000 in post-secondary scholarships to 40 Wisconsin FFA members from 32 chapters.
April 19th, 2017
Expand your chapter's community activities through generous donor funding
March 23rd, 2017
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation welcomes Carol Ellis, SPHR, SHRM-SCP as its Operations Manager.
December 23rd, 2016
37 FFA members receive gifts from generous sponsors this holiday season
November 28th, 2016
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is now accepting applications for a full-time Executive Director and a full-time Operations Manager.
October 11th, 2016
Next week, Wisconsin FFA members arrive in Indianapolis for national event
September 29th, 2016
August 12th, 2016
August 4th, 2016
$26,000 raised to advance agricultural education and FFA programs in state
July 8th, 2016
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July 5th, 2016
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is now accepting applications for a part-time administrative assistant.
June 28th, 2016
In another extraordinary campaign year, the Wisconsin FFA Foundation is extending an enormous thank you to its many donors who together raised a total of $614,200.20, a new record in the Foundation’s 33-year history.
June 9th, 2016
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation will induct four new Blue and Gold Society members at the 87th Wisconsin FFA Convention next week in Madison.
May 20th, 2016
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation welcomes Kristin Johnson as their administrative assistant.
May 2nd, 2016
All golfers registered by June 11 will be eligible to win a cash prize
April 28th, 2016
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation recently awarded more than $31,000 as post-secondary scholarships to 42 Wisconsin FFA members.
April 11th, 2016
State Convention-based event attracts a wide range of attendees
March 22nd, 2016
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is now accepting applications for a part-time administrative assistant.
March 2nd, 2016
Fund to honor memory of a Past State Officer dedicated to service
January 13th, 2016
Expand your chapter's activities through generous donor funding
January 13th, 2016
Expand your chapter's activities through generous donor funding
January 11th, 2016
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2016 post-secondary scholarships.
December 23rd, 2015
Students are able to obtain hands-on learning experiences through generous funding from Foundation donors
December 14th, 2015
With the largest membership in 31 years – nearly 19,500 members – the Wisconsin Association of FFA continues to thrive in numbers and impact the future of agriculture.
December 3rd, 2015
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October 21st, 2015
FFA members and alumni will celebrate in Louisville next week
October 15th, 2015
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is seeking applicants for its 2015 Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Grant Program.
September 14th, 2015
August 20th, 2015
The three annual events raised $26,500 in support of agricultural education and FFA
July 29th, 2015
A new Wisconsin FFA Foundation fund provides leadership opportunities for FFA members
July 16th, 2015
Each year, the Wisconsin Association of FFA recognizes individuals who have shown incredible commitment to FFA and the future of agriculture.
June 26th, 2015
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation has achieved another record fundraising year in its 2014-15 campaign, raising a total of $555,496.07 - over 10 percent more than last year and almost $45,500 higher than the Foundation’s campaign goal.
June 8th, 2015
Three new members will be welcomed into the Wisconsin FFA Foundation’s Blue and Gold Society at the 86th Wisconsin FFA Convention.
May 18th, 2015
April 28th, 2015
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation recently awarded nearly $33,000 as post-secondary scholarships to 42 FFA members throughout Wisconsin.
April 9th, 2015
April 2nd, 2015
February 23rd, 2015
A new mobile app gives users instant access to Wisconsin FFA
February 11th, 2015
January 19th, 2015
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is calling for applications for the 2015 post-secondary scholarships.
January 7th, 2015
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation welcomes Jennifer Bradley as their marketing coordinator.
November 10th, 2014
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is now accepting applications for a part-time marketing coordinator.
September 26th, 2014
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is seeking applicants for their 2014 Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Grant Program. The application can be found at www.wisconsinffa.org/programs and must be postmarked by November 17,.
July 24th, 2014
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation will be participating in the upcoming Wisconsin State Fair in partnership with the Wisconsin State Championship Auctioneer Contest. The event will be held Tuesday, August 5
June 26th, 2014
June 25th, 2014
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June 25th, 2014
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June 25th, 2014
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June 25th, 2014
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June 25th, 2014
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June 25th, 2014
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June 25th, 2014
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June 25th, 2014
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June 25th, 2014
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June 25th, 2014
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June 25th, 2014
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May 30th, 2014
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation has reached a significant milestone of raising over $500,000 during its 2013-14 campaign.
May 9th, 2014
Star Mission Partnerships are a proven support base for Wisconsin FFA members.
May 6th, 2014
April 18th, 2014
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation recently awarded $31,800 as post-secondary scholarships to 42 Wisconsin FFA members.
March 28th, 2014
All golfers registered by June 20 will be eligible to win a cash prize.
March 3rd, 2014
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation board of directors has voted to increase the donation level for the Blue and Gold Society membership from $10,000 to $15,000.
March 3rd, 2014
All FFA members, supporters and guests are welcome to attend.
February 17th, 2014
February 17th, 2014
January 30th, 2014
January 21st, 2014
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation had announced the addition of the Leadership Partner program
January 14th, 2014
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is calling for applications for the 2014 post-secondary scholarships.
December 20th, 2013
Funding for Supervised Agricultural Experiences helps students work toward career goals through hands-on learning experiences.
December 16th, 2013
Nearly 40 tribute donations have been contributed to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation so far in 2013.
December 3rd, 2013
New Joint Youth Leadership Fund provides greater leadership support to Wisconsin’s two largest agriculture-related youth organizations.
October 22nd, 2013
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is seeking applicants for their 2013 Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Grant Program.
August 25th, 2013
August 19th, 2013
Sights set even higher as the Foundation enters its 30th year of service to Wisconsin FFA...
August 19th, 2013
2014 golf outings slated for July 21, 22 and 28...
August 14th, 2013
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April 8th, 2013
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation welcomes Sara Schoenborn as their new executive director. Schoenborn will...
February 26th, 2013
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January 17th, 2013
If you are interested, Mondovi FFA was featured last week on "This Week in Agribusiness" with Max Armstrong and Orion Samuelson on RFDTV. You can follow the following website link to watch the video if you woud like.

http://farmprogressamerica.com/video.aspx?vc=16
December 13th, 2012
Donors celebrate and remember others through gifts to Wisconsin FFA. As 2012 winds down, the Wisconsin FFA Foundation extends gratitude...
July 21st, 2012
School districts could have trouble filling agriculture teacher positions
July 13th, 2012
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April 27th, 2012
DOL Notification: Child Labor in Agriculture NPRM is WITHDRAWN
The U.S. Department of Labor today (April 26, 2012) issued the following statement regarding the withdrawal of a proposed rule dealing with children who work in agricultural vocations:

The Obama Administration is firmly committed to promoting family farmers and respecting the rural way of life, especially the role that parents and other family members play in passing those traditions down through the generations. The Obama Administration is also deeply committed to listening and responding to what Americans across the country have to say about proposed rules and regulations. As a result, the Department of Labor is announcing today the withdrawal of the proposed rule dealing with children under the age of 16 who work in agricultural vocations. The decision to withdraw this rule including provisions to define the parental exemption was made in response to thousands of comments expressing concerns about the effect of the proposed rules on small family-owned farms. To be clear, this regulation will not be pursued for the duration of the Obama Administration. Instead, the Departments of Labor and Agriculture will work with rural stakeholders such as the American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Farmers Union, the Future Farmers of America, and 4-H to develop an educational program to reduce accidents to young workers and promote safer agricultural working practices.

This is a huge victory for American production agriculture ... and for school-based agricultural education ... and we extend our thanks to all who made the choice to get involved in preventing this proposed rulemaking from being implemented. Good work Team Ag Ed!
April 26th, 2012
April 25th, 2012
Attached is a news release that will be of great interest. It announces a new interagency agreement between the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Education to promote career pathways and postsecondary education. Those who have programs in jeopardy may be able to use this as evidence of the value of agricultural education to the Department of Education and the current administration.



Were particularly pleased at the news as it is an outgrowth of the meeting National FFA had earlier this year with Secretary Duncan and Secretary Vilsack. It was at that occasion that we first proposed an interagency agreement. The benefits can extend to all of career and technical education. We expect more positive developments that will derive from this closer collaboration.



http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/usda-and-education-host-white-house-rural-council-meeting-sign-interagency-agree
November 30th, 2011
This link includes the releases
November 30th, 2011
This link includes convention photos

2011-2012 NAAE Board of Directors
Congratulations to the newly installed NAAE board of directors. Leaders for the upcoming year were elected at last week's NAAE convention.

President - Ken Couture, CT
President-elect - Farrah Johnson, FL

Region I Vice President - Erica Whitmore, WA
Region I Secretary - Heath Hornecker, WY

Region II Vice President - Kevin Stacy, OK
Region II Secretary - James Cannon, AR

Region III Vice President - Terry Rieckman, SD
Region III Secretary - Glenda Crook, WI

Region IV Vice President - Charlie Sappington, IL
Region IV Secretary - Scott Stone, MO

Region V Vice President - Daryl Behel, MS
Region V Secretary - Joshua Davenport, MS

Region VI Vice President - Michael Harrington, MD
Region VI Secretary - Debra Seibert, PA

To read about award winners and download press releases, click here.

To view photos from the convention, click here. Please note that due to high volume, we still in the process of uploading photos.
November 12th, 2011
Cheryl Steinbach, a Granton School District teacher, is the recipient of a 2011 Wisconsin School Forest award for outstanding school forest educator by the LEAF Program. The award was presented Nov. 4 in Rosholt during the Wisconsin Association for Environmental Education fall conference.
October 19th, 2011
Congratulations to Brad Markhardt!
Check out this article on Wisconsin Ag Connection and video about Brad Markhardt, Black River Falls Ag Ed Teacher, who was named Wisconsin Teacher of the Year. Good luck to Brad as he competes for the national Teacher of the Year title!
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On Monday, April 19th, Congressman Petri traveled to Westfield to answer an invite from the Agricultural Education Department to learn about the Biodiesel Program. During his one hour visit, the congressman was pleased to hear about the cost savings to the district and the positive affects that it had on the students that were involved with the project.