Nearly 60 Washington FFA members and agriculture educators attended the 2015 Washington Agriculture Leadership Experience.

Nearly 60 Washington FFA members and agriculture educators attended the 2015 Washington Agriculture Leadership Experience.

The Washington Agriculture Leadership Experience was created through a grant of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Produced by the Washington Agriculture Center of Excellence, Washington FFA Foundation and agriculture industry sponsors. The two-year grant ended in 2015.  The foundation is currently looking to secure sponsors to continue the program for years to come.

About the program

The goal of the Washington Agriculture Leadership Experience is to recruit students to post-secondary agricultural educational opportunities available at state community colleges and 4-year universities. A total of 45 students and estimated 15 agriculture teachers participated in 2015. FFA members are selected through an application process, and are provided housing and meals during the three-day event. Program objectives are to:

  • Encourage self-confidence at an early age through leadership training which will increase the number ofhigh school graduates
  • Increase the number of high school graduates who enroll in higher education opportunities after high school
  • Provide the next generation of agriculture and local community leaders

 

Support the next generation of agriculturists

Sponsor donations will provide:

  • Transportation for agriculture industry tours
  • Meals and housing for participants
  • Materials/Supplies as needed