In 1987 the Texas FFA Association, ATAT, Texas FFA Alumni and Texas FFA Young Farmers undertook a coordinated effort to advance agriculture education and Texas FFA programs. The Texas FFA Foundation was formed.
Since then, we've grown quite a bit. We recognize that, by bringing the Texas FFA experience to a whole new generation, the Texas FFA Foundation had a unique opportunity. By working with affiliate organizations, we could define the public's understanding of personal and economic value of agricultural science education and the Texas FFA.
Over the past 30 years the Texas FFA Foundation has grown, as has it's impact to strengthen agricultural science education and the Texas FFA. We proudly help each student develop their potential for growth, career success and leadership in a global marketplace.
Texas FFA - By The Numbers
222,893Students Enrolled in Agricultural Science Course in Texas
156,363Texas FFA Members
2,847Texas Ag Science Teachers
1,082FFA Chapters in Texas
The Texas FFA Foundation Board of Directors provides strategic counsel for the organization
Mitchell Dale - ChairmanPresident
Bruce Cobb - Vice ChairmanGeneral Manager
Consolidated Beef Producers
Rex Isom - SecretaryExecutive Director
Texas Soil & Water Conservation
Ray Pieniazek - TreasurerPresident Texas FFA
Bo LinnartzOwner / Attorney
Carrizo Springs, Texas
New Scope Marketing
Bolton Family Farms
Santa Clara, California
Hon. Brooks HaglerDistrict Judge
El Coyote Ranch
Kingsville, Texas"Goals pave a focused path for you to follow your dreams. Sometimes going after these goals can be a daunting task, but this makes the accomplishment so much more worthwhile."
Cleo FranklinFranklin Strategic Solutions
Christ BrittonCaddo Associates
Dan TaylorFarmer / Businessman
Dewey HukillFarmer / Rancher
Texas Farm Bureau
Dusty MoorePresident - iCEV Division
CEV Multimedia, Ltd.
Priefert Farm & Ranch Equipment
Mt. Pleasant, Texas
Gary VanDeaverPresident / CEO
Texas House of Representatives - District 1
New Boston, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Martin | Walton LLP
Houston, Texas"I am inspired by the impact the Texas FFA experience has on the lives of so many young people. Members learn positive life skills and build character traits which will serve them far beyond high school."
Justin Ransom, Ph.D.Sr. Director, Sustainable Food Strategy
Les HudsonDirector of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Texas Agriculture Agency
Lynita FosterPresident - Vocational Agriculture
Teachers Association of Texas Board of Directors
Sneed, Vine and Perry
Texas FFA Association Board of Directors
Ryan PieniazekPresident - Texas FFA BOD
Neely NelsonCorporate Public Affairs Director
Houston, Texas"Leadership is such a fundamental aspect of the Texas FFA. Through its programs, students have numerous opportunities to develop their personal leadership skills. These skills set them up to make a positive impact on their local communities and in their future engagements."
Tommy NeylandVice President & Brand Manager
Community National Bank
Victor GuerraLa Muneca Cattle Company
Contact the Texas FFA Foundation
Aaron AlejandroExecutive Director
Chanda OrrenExecutive Assistant / Comptroller
Kassie MontfordCoordinator - Development & Planning
- 614 E 12th Street
- Austin, TX 78701
- Tel. 512.480.8047