Before you can start an FFA Chapter at your high school you must first have a state approved Agriculture Education Program.
Agricultural Education Program Development Timeline
Agriculture and the food, fiber and natural resource system is America’s most creative, productive and basic industry. Much of this country’s success in agriculture can be attributed to a sound program of education. To advance a dynamic and efficient agriculture, food and natural resource system and to assure the continued well-being of our society, first-rate education must continue to be a high priority. Agricultural Education is a cooperative effort among educational institutions, government agencies and food, fiber and natural resource-related businesses to ensure a strong and vibrant agriculture, food, fiber and natural resource system for Colorado.
The steps listed below are a guide to the successful implementation of an Agricultural Education Program that will prepare students for successful careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture!
Step #1 – Form Advisory Committee
Step # 2 – Secure Support of Local Administration
Step # 3 – Course Planning & Scheduling
Step # 4 – Advertise for and Hire Instructor
Step # 5 – Secure Program Approval