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

  • Contact Emily Fickbohm to post on National FFA/AGED Website and email within Colorado. Email

Step # 5 – Secure Program Approval

  • Fight hunger in your community with an FFA: Food For All Grant. Up to $2,500 is available to FFA chapters who plan a yearlong service-learning project. Applications due Friday, Dec. 13.  Details:
  • Hunger is a real story. 1 in 6 Americans struggle with the reality of hunger and food insecurity. Many believe that hunger only affects certain areas
  • Although women produce 80% of the developing world’s food, they own less than 1% of the Earth’s land. Help change that. #IWD