Way to Give
The 1928 Society is a statewide individual giving campaign to engage and solicit donations from individuals, families, parents, alum and any other supporter of Oregon FFA and Ag Education. The campaign is named the “1928 Society Campaign” in honor of the year 1928 when the FFA was founded. The campaign holds true to a commitment from the Foundation whereby supporters may designate 50% of their contribution to a local FFA chapter of their choice.
There are multiple levels of giving to the 1928 Society.
Rising Sun Level: a pledge to give $1928 annually
Plow Level: a pledge to give $1928 over two years
Ear of Corn Level: a pledge to give $1928 over three years
Farm for FFA
The Farm for FFA program connects production agriculture, one of the most important aspects of the Agriculture industry, to the FFA and Agricultural Education. The farms and ranches that make up the Farm for FFA program provide guidance, influence, and leadership, in addition to financial support.
A pledge to become a Farm for FFA means that for the next three years a farm or ranch commits to contribute $2,000 each year.
The Oregon FFA Foundation partners with corporate businesses who give each year to further educational avenues for FFA members. Sponsorship of the Oregon FFA provides corporate supporters the unique opportunity to develop brand affinity, recruit future employees, support a cause and help ensure the future of the agricultural industry.
The Impact Of Your Support
Participation in FFA improves members high school graduation rates and increases the earning potential of young people. Our member’s learn the technical skills they need to go to work, or to go on for further training. FFA members develop life and people skills that set them apart in the workforce. Your support helps Oregon FFA members develop premier leadership, experience personal growth, and prepare for career success.
Where our food comes from is part of what 11,000 FFA members learn in their agriculture science classes. FFA members participate in activities such as growing gardens to support local food banks and starting their own produce businesses. Members have sold shares of a steer, hog or lamb to friends and neighbors. Our Parliamentary Procedure teams and Extemporaneous Speaking events feature topics about import regulations and international trade policies and their effect on both farmers and consumers. Supporting Oregon FFA means supporting young entrepreneurs and informed and engaged young people.
Career Development Events
What FFA Members Say
Without FFA I would not be the person I am today, and for that reason I will never be able to thank the organization enough. The day that I have to hang up my jacket for the last time, will be one of the hardest days of life. However, I know I will be prepared to enter the world because of the help from this organization. So, thank you Oregon FFA for the experience you have given me the last four years.
North Marion FFA Chapter
The FFA has impacted my life in ways that words will never be able to properly record. Like the plants that sprout from the soil by the hands of the farmer, the FFA has helped me to grow. Grow into a decent, polite, outgoing, fun, loving person willing to take on challenges and help anyone in need. The FFA has impacted my life, by giving me reason. Reason to better myself, and reason to better those around me.
South Umpqua FFA