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Posted November 3rd, 2021

Zimmerman will serve as Wisconsin’s first national officer since 2011-12

Posted September 23rd, 2021

Organization begins a new campaign year with four new at-large directors.

Posted August 19th, 2021
Applications due August 28, 2021 to WAAE President Roger King [kid4of6@gmail.com].
Posted July 20th, 2021
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is proud to have established the Jeff Hicken Memorial Fund, in honor of the State Advisor who passed away June 18.
Posted July 12th, 2021
Posted June 8th, 2021
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation announces seven (7) recipients of the 2021 Chapter Grants, totaling $7,200. This long-thriving program continues to support Wisconsin Association of FFA chapter activities that enrich and better their members and communities.
Posted April 21st, 2021
The Wisconsin Association of FFA Board of Directors approved to move forward with an in-person 2021 Wisconsin FFA Convention to be held the week of July 5 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin with virtual components leading up to and during the week of convention.   
 
Posted January 15th, 2021
Eligible Wisconsin Association of FFA members can now apply for the Wisconsin FFA Foundation’s 2020-21 Post-Secondary Scholarships.
Posted January 6th, 2021
Wisconsin FFA Alumni & Supporters will be hosting their annual meeting and convention as a hybrid option this year. Members will have an option to attend their annual meeting and convention either in person, or virtually.
Posted December 29th, 2020
The Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Grant committee of the Wisconsin FFA Foundation has awarded over $31,000 in grants to Wisconsin FFA members. Forty-eight members from 30 chapters will receive $31,492 to either start or advance their SAE projects.
Posted December 22nd, 2020
In response to challenges facing many Wisconsin FFA chapters this academic year, the Wisconsin FFA Foundation, in partnership with Wisconsin FFA Alumni & Supporters Association, has launched the Wisconsin FFA Chapter Assistance Grant Program. The grant program will provide $20,000 in funds to local chapters across the state.
Posted November 24th, 2020
The Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America again has pledged $2,500 in matching funds to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation to help kickoff this year’s giving season on #GivingTuesday – Tuesday, Dec. 1. The Foundation invites friends and benefactors to help meet this match and overall one-day goal of $10,000 by making online gifts on #GivingTuesday.
 
Posted September 9th, 2020
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation has opened the application process for its 2020 Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Grants. The Foundation’s SAE Grants are available to Wisconsin Association of FFA members in five categories: dairy, grain production, livestock, organic agriculture and start-up.
 
Posted August 11th, 2020

Organization begins a new campaign year with three new at-large directors

WAAE PDC 2020 AWARD WINNERS
Posted July 27th, 2020
WAAE 2020 Outstanding Educator
Posted July 27th, 2020
Posted June 24th, 2020
State Officer Team Readies for First Ever Online Convention July 6-10
Posted June 10th, 2020
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation has awarded $33,320 in post-secondary scholarships to 41 Wisconsin FFA members from 33 chapters.
Posted June 9th, 2020
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is now accepting applications for a part-time Marketing & Development Coordinator.
Posted June 8th, 2020
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation announces the recipients of the 2020 Chapter Grants.
Posted May 27th, 2020
Special grants support local producers and those affected by food insecurity
Posted March 16th, 2020
Wisconsin schools to close by March 18, 2020. CDC's instructions.
2020 Convention Press Release
Posted February 3rd, 2020
Post Wisconsin FFA Alumni 40th Convention press release. 

Convention Photos
Posted February 3rd, 2020
Posted January 23rd, 2020
Kathy Hartmann-Breunig, of Sauk City, Wis., has been named the new executive director for the Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators (WAAE)
Posted January 14th, 2020

Applications must be postmarked by March 22

Posted January 9th, 2020
Applications are due March 22
 
Posted December 19th, 2019
FFA members receive nearly $34,000 from donors 
Posted September 23rd, 2019
Wisconsin Association of FFA members, advisors, parents, Alumni and supporters are beginning to register for the 92nd National FFA Convention, coming up on Oct. 30 – Nov. 2.The city of Indianapolis also is readying for the big event, which draws nearly 70,000 FFA enthusiasts from around the country each year, offering workshops, speakers, national competitions, and award ceremonies, among many other unique opportunities.  
Posted September 10th, 2019
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation has opened the application process for its 2019 Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Grants. The Foundation’s SAE Grants are available to Wisconsin Association of FFA members in six categories: aquaculture, dairy, grain production, livestock, organic agriculture and start-up
Posted August 8th, 2019
Northeast Wisconsin-based company supports agricultural education as all-encompassing sponsor

 
Posted June 25th, 2019
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation invites the public to support Wisconsin FFA at its three summer golf outings to be held this July in Eau Claire, De Pere and Middleton.
Posted June 20th, 2019
Foundation raises $659,219 and welcomes three board directors
Posted June 17th, 2019
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is now accepting applications for a part-time Operations Manager to be based in its Madison, Wis., office.
Posted May 7th, 2019
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation has awarded its 2019 Chapter Grants, which continue to support activities within Wisconsin Association of FFA chapters statewide.
Posted April 23rd, 2019
Donors provide more than $25,000 to FFA members
Posted February 14th, 2019
Wisconsin animal health company is a new partner to state-level FFA
Posted February 5th, 2019
Applications must be postmarked by March 15
Posted 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.
Posted December 18th, 2018
FFA members receive $23,920 in grant funds
Posted November 13th, 2018
Donations made on Nov. 27 will be doubled through support from Compeer Financial
Posted October 18th, 2018
A sea of Blue and Gold jackets descends upon Indianapolis Oct. 24-27
Posted September 27th, 2018
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2018 Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Grant Program.
Posted August 27th, 2018
Farm Credit group is new partner with the Wisconsin FFA Foundation
Posted August 2nd, 2018
Wisconsin FFA Foundation celebrates 2018 Golf Outings’ success
Posted June 26th, 2018
Organization raises $503,548 this year and welcomes three new board members
Posted June 7th, 2018
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is once again hosting three summer golf outings around the state in July.
Posted 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.
Posted June 1st, 2018
Annual event to be held June 11-14 at Madison’s Alliant Energy Center
Posted April 19th, 2018
FFA members awarded $31,000 from Foundation donors
Posted February 16th, 2018
Merged Farm Credit group makes $25,000 donation to Wisconsin FFA Foundation
Posted February 8th, 2018
Applications are now being accepted for four 2018 grants
Posted January 30th, 2018
Applications are now being accepted for 2018 scholarships, totaling $35,000
Posted January 19th, 2018
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is excited to welcome Tom Bressner to its Board of Directors.
Posted December 21st, 2017
48 FFA members receive gifts from generous sponsors this holiday season
Posted October 19th, 2017
Members, advisors and alumni gather in Indianapolis this month
Posted October 12th, 2017
Investors Community Bank has committed financial support to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation as a One-Star Star Mission Partner.
Posted 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.
Posted September 15th, 2017
Applications are now being accepted for the Wisconsin FFA Foundation’s Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Grant Program.
Posted August 3rd, 2017
$40,000+ raised to advance agricultural education and FFA programs
Posted 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.
Posted June 28th, 2017
Seven chapters benefit from generous donations to grant program
Posted June 8th, 2017
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation will induct new Blue and Gold Society members at the 88th Wisconsin FFA Convention next week.
Posted May 15th, 2017
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation officially welcomes a new Executive Director, John Hromyak, MBA.
Posted May 11th, 2017
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation recently awarded nearly $30,000 in post-secondary scholarships to 40 Wisconsin FFA members from 32 chapters.
Posted April 19th, 2017
Expand your chapter's community activities through generous donor funding
Posted March 23rd, 2017
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation welcomes Carol Ellis, SPHR, SHRM-SCP as its Operations Manager.
Posted December 23rd, 2016
37 FFA members receive gifts from generous sponsors this holiday season
Posted November 28th, 2016
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is now accepting applications for a full-time Executive Director and a full-time Operations Manager.
Posted October 11th, 2016
Next week, Wisconsin FFA members arrive in Indianapolis for national event
Posted August 4th, 2016
$26,000 raised to advance agricultural education and FFA programs in state
Posted July 5th, 2016
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is now accepting applications for a part-time administrative assistant.
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted May 20th, 2016
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation welcomes Kristin Johnson as their administrative assistant.
Posted May 2nd, 2016
All golfers registered by June 11 will be eligible to win a cash prize
Posted April 28th, 2016
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation recently awarded more than $31,000 as post-secondary scholarships to 42 Wisconsin FFA members.
Posted April 11th, 2016
State Convention-based event attracts a wide range of attendees
Posted March 22nd, 2016
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is now accepting applications for a part-time administrative assistant.
Posted March 2nd, 2016
Fund to honor memory of a Past State Officer dedicated to service
Posted January 13th, 2016
Expand your chapter's activities through generous donor funding
Posted January 13th, 2016
Expand your chapter's activities through generous donor funding
Posted January 11th, 2016
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2016 post-secondary scholarships.
Posted December 23rd, 2015
Students are able to obtain hands-on learning experiences through generous funding from Foundation donors
Posted 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.
Posted October 21st, 2015
FFA members and alumni will celebrate in Louisville next week
Posted October 15th, 2015
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is seeking applicants for its 2015 Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Grant Program.
Posted August 20th, 2015
The three annual events raised $26,500 in support of agricultural education and FFA
Posted July 29th, 2015
A new Wisconsin FFA Foundation fund provides leadership opportunities for FFA members
Posted July 16th, 2015
Each year, the Wisconsin Association of FFA recognizes individuals who have shown incredible commitment to FFA and the future of agriculture.
Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Posted April 28th, 2015
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation recently awarded nearly $33,000 as post-secondary scholarships to 42 FFA members throughout Wisconsin.
Posted April 9th, 2015
Register by June 20 to win a cash prize!
Posted April 2nd, 2015
FFA Career Show offers the opportunity to reach a broad audience
Posted February 23rd, 2015
A new mobile app gives users instant access to Wisconsin FFA
Posted February 11th, 2015
“Denim and Diamonds” Barn Dance set for March 28
Posted January 19th, 2015
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is calling for applications for the 2015 post-secondary scholarships.
Posted January 7th, 2015
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation welcomes Jennifer Bradley as their marketing coordinator.
Posted November 10th, 2014
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is now accepting applications for a part-time marketing coordinator.
Posted 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,.
Posted 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
Posted June 25th, 2014
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Posted June 25th, 2014
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Posted June 25th, 2014
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Posted June 25th, 2014
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Posted June 25th, 2014
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Posted June 25th, 2014
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Posted June 25th, 2014
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Posted June 25th, 2014
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Posted June 25th, 2014
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Posted June 25th, 2014
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Posted May 30th, 2014
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation has reached a significant milestone of raising over $500,000 during its 2013-14 campaign.
Posted May 9th, 2014
Star Mission Partnerships are a proven support base for Wisconsin FFA members.
Posted April 18th, 2014
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation recently awarded $31,800 as post-secondary scholarships to 42 Wisconsin FFA members.
Posted March 28th, 2014
All golfers registered by June 20 will be eligible to win a cash prize.
Posted 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.
Posted March 3rd, 2014
All FFA members, supporters and guests are welcome to attend.
Posted February 17th, 2014
Posted January 30th, 2014
Posted January 21st, 2014
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation had announced the addition of the Leadership Partner program
Posted January 14th, 2014
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is calling for applications for the 2014 post-secondary scholarships.
Posted December 20th, 2013
Funding for Supervised Agricultural Experiences helps students work toward career goals through hands-on learning experiences.
Posted December 16th, 2013
Nearly 40 tribute donations have been contributed to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation so far in 2013.
Posted December 3rd, 2013
New Joint Youth Leadership Fund provides greater leadership support to Wisconsin’s two largest agriculture-related youth organizations.
Posted October 22nd, 2013
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation is seeking applicants for their 2013 Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Grant Program.
Posted August 19th, 2013
Sights set even higher as the Foundation enters its 30th year of service to Wisconsin FFA...
Posted August 19th, 2013
2014 golf outings slated for July 21, 22 and 28...
Posted April 8th, 2013
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation welcomes Sara Schoenborn as their new executive director. Schoenborn will...
Posted February 26th, 2013
Posted 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.

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Posted December 13th, 2012
Donors celebrate and remember others through gifts to Wisconsin FFA. As 2012 winds down, the Wisconsin FFA Foundation extends gratitude...
Posted July 21st, 2012
School districts could have trouble filling agriculture teacher positions
Posted July 10th, 2012
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DOL Notification: Child Labor in Agriculture NPRM is WITHDRAWN
Posted April 27th, 2012
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!
Posted 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
Posted November 30th, 2011
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Posted 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.
Posted 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.
Congratulations to Brad Markhardt!
Posted October 19th, 2011
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!
Posted June 21st, 2010
Press release from the 2010 PDC
Posted April 25th, 2010
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.