Are you and FFA member or Advisor? Check out this page for updated information on how you can be involved with Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom!
Are you passionate about agricultural education and advocacy? Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom has many opportunities for Oregon FFA members and chapter!
You can make a difference in your home and community by educating those in your community about Oregon agriculture!
Agricultural Advocacy Award
The purpose of this award is to encourage community agriculture awareness projects in Oregon’s FFA and high school agriculture programs. Cash prizes of $125, $100, $75, and $50 will be awarded to the top four award recipients to continue the development and expansion of their agriculture awareness projects. The top four teams will be awarded banners and recognized on stage during a general session at the Oregon FFA State Convention.
Based on applications, the top teams will be invited to present a fifteen-minute prepared presentation about the group’s agricultural awareness efforts to a committee during State Convention. More details will be sent to the advisor if the team is selected for presentations.
2017 Recipient of the Agricultural Advocacy Award Echo FFA Chapter, Echo
State Convention 2018
Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom will be very busy during the 2018 Oregon FFA State Convention! Interested in doing more with us? Check out our workshop! Want to win cool things in a raffle? Come find us in the Career and Education Show! Want to get hands on experience working with elementary school students? Volunteer with us on our education event! Stay tuned for event information specifics!
We cherish our partnership with the Oregon FFA Association and can’t wait to see you at Convention!
It’s easy to connect to your local elementary schools and present our annual Literacy Project. This is a great opportunity to teach agriculture literacy to the next generation. Find more information here!
FFA member presents the 2016 Literacy Project to elementary students
What are other chapters and members doing?
Henley FFA Chapter
Henley FFA has participated in the Oregon AITC Literacy Project for several years. Throughout the year they host events such as the local farm expo, agri-business tours, as well as cafeteria days where locally grown foods and school raised eggs are featured.
Echo FFA Chapter
Members of the Echo FFA Chapter present agriculturally related lessons to local K-4th grade classrooms. They also hold an annual petting zoo during National FFA Week. In their small community, members reached over 1,000 students in just one school year.
Scio FFA Chapter
In addition to monthly presentations to their local elementary school, members of the Scio FFA take agricultural literacy to their entire community by participating in events and presenting to community groups. They even work with their local newspapers!