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Welcome to Wisconsin Association of FFA

Established in 1929, the Wisconsin Association of FFA is an association of the National FFA Organization whose mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Wisconsin has 255 FFA chapters statewide and over 19,000 members.

The FFA operates on local, state and national levels. Student members belong to chapters organized at the local school district. In order for a school district to charter and maintain an FFA chapter, there must be a certified licensed agricultural educator hired by the school district who then also serves as the chapter advisor.

FFA members are part of a total program in agricultural education, consisting of classroom instruction in agriculture, supervised agricultural experiences where students gain career skills and on the job training and leadership development through the FFA organization.

Wisconsin FFA Center's Weekly Newsletter

A weekly update on Wisconsin FFA activities from the Wisconsin FFA Center, Inc.

For the week of November 23, 2015 - Happy Thanksgiving!!!

During this Thanksgiving Season, we say thank you for everything you do for students, your schools, your community and for the Wisconsin Association of FFA. Thank you for all the hours you spend in your Agricultural Education programs as well as all your other responsibilities. You are making a difference in the lives of so many people. We appreciate all that you do. Make sure to take time to enjoy this Thanksgiving Season with family and friends. Thank you!!!

1. 2016 Half-Time Conference Registration Now Online
2. FFA Membership Rosters - Deadline TUESDAY - DECEMBER 1
3. FFA Membership Roster Payment
4. Students Participating in FFA Events MUST Be Active FFA Members
5. Send In Your 2015-2016 FFA Program of Activities - Due December 1
6. Send In Your FFA Chapter Constitution/Bylaws - Due December 1
7. 2016 District and Sectional Speaking Contest Dates
8. State Officer Blogs on Wisconsin Association of FFA Website
9. Contributions to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation Appreciated

Upcoming Deadlines and Activities
Remember these important dates:
Nov. 25-27 Wisconsin FFA Center Closed for Computer Updates and Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 1 Deadline for Initial FFA Membership Rosters Submitted Online
Dec. 1 Deadline to Submit Chapter Program of Activities
Dec. 4-11 Wisconsin Farm Bureau Annual Meeting and State FFA Officer Planning Meeting
Dec. 15 Wisconsin FFA Half-Time Conference Registration Due Online
January 8-9 2016 FFA Half-Time Conference - Holiday Inn and Convention Center - Stevens Point

PLEASE NOTE: The Wisconsin FFA Center will be closed this afternoon through the Thanksgiving Holiday. We are in the process of updating all of our computer equipment so we will not have access to emails or computer documents until mid day on Monday November 30. Thank you for your patience.

2016 Half-Time Conference Registration Now Online
The 2016 Wisconsin FFA Half-Time Conference will be held in Stevens Point, January 8-9 at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center. Don't miss this great conference for students to get motivated and informed about activities for the second half of the school year. This is always a well attended conference by numerous FFA chapters. Make sure your members attend to get the latest information about FFA opportunities and leadership development. There will also be activities for teachers as well as WAAE, FFA Center and State FFA Board meetings. Registration is limited to two members per chapter and due December 15 to the Wisconsin FFA Center.

FFA Membership Rosters - Deadline TUESDAY - DECEMBER 1
Monday, December 1 is the deadline for submitting your chapter FFA membership roster online through the National FFA Website. Those rosters that are submitted after that deadline will be considered by the FFA Board of Directors as chapters on probation.

Membership roster instructions are attached. PLEASE READ!! Don't leave your questions to the last minute. It is hard for us to help everyone at the last minute.

FFA Membership Roster Payment
Remember that sending in your payment for your chapter FFA membership dues is just as important as getting your roster submitted by December 1. All membership roster payments are due to the Wisconsin Association of FFA and need to be received at DPI no later than Friday, January 8. Don't have your chapter placed on probation when you worked hard to get your roster submitted on time.

Payment must be received and CHECKS MADE PAYABLE TO: WISCONSIN ASSOCIATION OF FFA. Rosters will not be forwarded to National FFA until payment has been received. When making your payment, include both the state and national dues together in one check to DPI.

Address for mailing membership payments:
Wisconsin Association of FFA
Attn: CTSO Accountant
PO Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841

Students Participating in FFA Events MUST Be Active FFA Members
All students submitting award applications and participating in FFA events must be listed as active FFA members on chapter rosters. A review of membership will be done as students participate in events and submit applications. Don't disqualify a member because they aren't listed as an active member on your FFA roster.

Send In Your 2015-2016 FFA Program of Activities - Due December 1
Don't forget that stated in the Wisconsin FFA Constitution every FFA chapter is to submit a copy of their annual Program of Activities by December 1. Send a copy of your Program of Activities to your Sectional State Officer. They will keep track of those coming in and also use them as a reference in order to better serve your chapters. The Program of Activities form can be found online at under Program of Activities. If your chapter designs your own Program of Activities, send a copy of that.

Send In Your FFA Chapter Constitution/Bylaws - Due December 1
Don't forget that at Sectional Leadership Workshops, advisors were asked to submit a copy of their Chapter FFA Constitution/Bylaws. If you did not submit a copy to Cheryl Zimmerman, please send or email her a copy. ALL CHAPTERS MUST HAVE THIS SUBMITTED. DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 1.

2016 District and Sectional Speaking Contest Dates
The 2016 District and Sectional Speaking contests are posted on the Wisconsin FFA website. Hosts will be contacting the schools in their districts as far as more details concerning the contests. All rules and guidelines for the Wisconsin FFA Speaking Contests can be found at

Contributions to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation Appreciated
Would you consider supporting the Wisconsin FFA with a 2015 gift through the Wisconsin FFA Foundation? If you have already done so, thank you! If you are interested in making a contribution to the Wisconsin FFA before the end of the year, you can go directly to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation website and make a contribution online at

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Cheryl Zimmerman
State FFA Executive Director
Wisconsin FFA Center, Inc.

Annual Calendar of Events

2015-2016 Wisconsin FFA Calendar of Events