Living To Serve
The Future is Here
"Living to Serve" signifies the important role serving others plays in Texas FFA leadership development. The Living to Serve platform empowers our students with leadership and citizenship skills – developing them into young leaders today and dynamic influencers tomorrow.
Ford Leadership Scholars Program
The Ford Leadership Scholars program is a result of the Texas FFA Foundation, Ford Division, and Texas Ford Dealers partnership to enhance the leadership opportunities of Texas FFA members.
- Identify students who exhibit high levels of leadership at the chapter level.
- Engage these identified students in a leadership development program created to enhance those qualities of leadership.
- Recognize the scholars to build a remarkable legacy for the future of our state and nation.
Enhancing Leadership Opportunities
The effects of COVID-19 continue to make planning and execution of Texas FFA activities challenging. Unique circumstances this year will make the role of an Ambassador dynamic while presenting an incredible opportunity. While planning is underway for an "in-person" 93rd Annual Texas FFA Convention, we are preparing for an in-person, virtual, or hybrid convention event. The Ambassador roster will be determined based on the various convention models being planned. We have the chance to engage with every member, sponsor, advisor, parent, and we are excited to announce the 2021 Texas FFA Foundation Ambassadors.
The application for the 2021 Texas FFA Foundation Ambassadors is closed. Ambassadors will be announced in mid-May. If you have any questions, please contact Joanne Shelton at email@example.com.
With the ongoing pandemic, Please understand that the ambassador program could be in person or a virtual environment, any change in convention schedule will be posted on mytexasffa.org.
The LEAD Experience connects our teachers to sponsors, key Texas decision / policy makers as well as other stakeholders empowering them with practical, timely and applicable knowledge which can be taken back to students, communities and shared with their peers. The visits, camaraderie, and opportunity to grow enhanced professional networks and leadership skills – pushing participants towards continued career success.
The LEAD Experience empowers teachers with a better understanding of the Texas FFA Foundation and encourages them to pursue their calling with excellence by showing them the appreciation they deserve. During the week-long LEAD Experience held in June, teachers travel over 1,000 miles to visit approximately 15 locations and hear from more than 50 presenters.
All Texas agricultural science teachers are offered this expense-free experience - with no cap on attendance. Regionally, throughout the year, this two-day educational experience at the State Capitol is geared towards empowering teachers to better understand and engage with their elected officials in legislative, government and educational discussions.
Like the Teachers LEAD program, this student program thats held in November, connects participants to business, organizational and industry leaders in agriculture. This opportunity for members to gain exposure to high-caliber mentors is an important step in the development of their leadership skills, and provides a unqiue platform for them to get a glimpse into their future as leaders in the industry.
Texas Team Ag Ed
Each member of Texas Team Ag Ed plays an important role in our agricultural education and FFA programming. For more information on our variety of services, please visit the organizations below.