Mark your calendars to join us Saturday, February 19, 2022 for the 6th annual Blue & Gold Gala presented by Arizona Farm Bureau & Farm Bureau Financial Services.

Enjoy an amazing evening at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa. The night will be filled with entertainment, a silent auction, live auction, and a delicious dinner. We will recnognize the Agriculturalist of the Year and the Blue & Gold Gala honoree.
State FFA Leadership Conference
Award Meet & Greet
Through the support of generous donors, we celebrate the achievements of the Star Program nominees, Proficiency Award and Scholarship Recipients each year during the State FFA Leadership Conference. A special thank you to the US Army ROTC and Visit Tucson for supporting the program this year which will be held on June 12, 2021 at the Westin La Paloma Resort. We are honored to recognize the students for their achievements this past year.
92nd State FFA Leadership Conference
The 92nd State FFA Leadership Conference is approaching June 11-12, 2021 at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson. While this year has been full of many challenges, we are excited to come together and celebrate the successes of FFA members from across Arizona. This year the conference will be a hybrid format to provide an opportunitiy for students that are not able to attend in person the chance to engage in some of the events, and contests. Students will have an opportunity to participate in Leadership Development Events, workshops, listen to motivational speeches, participate in a community service program, compete in a cornhole tournament and so much more. To learn more about this event visit the State FFA Leadership Conference planning guide through the website. You may also watch the general session through the convention website which will be live the week of June 7th on June 11-12, 2021. The sessions will be available live as well as the opportunity to view through replay. We hope you will join us either in person or by viewing the sessions to see the award recognition programs, listen to the State FFA Officers present their retiring addresses and celerbate the 92nd State FFA Leadership Conference.

General Session Schedule:
June 11, 2021
  • Opening General Session from 1:00 - 2:00 pm
  • General Session 2 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm
June 12, 2021
  • General Session 3 from 12:30 - 2:30 pm
  • General Session 4 from 3:45 - 6:00 pm
The Arizona Agricultural Education/FFA Foundation wishes the 2020-2021 State FFA Officer Team the best as they complete their year of service at the upcoming State FFA Leadership Conference!
FFA & Agricultural Education Program
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Through Career and Leadership Development Events, Arizona FFA members are challenged to develop critical thinking skills and effective decision-making skills, foster teamwork and promote communication while recognizing the value of ethical competition and individual achievement. Students compete on the district and state level with the winning teams going on to compete at the national level for those contests that are recognized on the national level.

Support from donors enables the Arizona Association FFA to conduct the programs and recognize the students for their achievements. In addition to the Career & Leadership Development Events there are other FFA and Agricultural Education Program support opportunities available for the 2021-2022 academic year. If you or your company would like to learn more about the opportunities available please contact Rochell Planty at rochell@azffafoundation or 602-705-9211.
Proficiency Award
  • Equine Science Placement

Career Development Events (CDE)
  • Agronomy
  • Agricultural Mechanics
  • Aquaculture
  • Equine Evaluation
  • Forestry
  • Poultry
  • Veterinary Science
  • Wildlife

Leadership Development Events (LDE)
  • Conduct of Meetings LDE Awards (Co-Support)
  • Marketing Plan
  • Parliamentary Procedure LDE Awards

FFA Programs
  • Agriscience Fair Awards
  • Membership Cards
  • National FFA Convention Support
  • State FFA Leadership Camp
  • Senior Pinnacle Leadership Conference at ASU
  • State Officer Program
  • State Officer Summit
State Leadership Conference
  • Award Receipient Reception
  • Chorus
  • Courtesy Corp
  • National Chapter Awards (Co-Support)
  • National Chapter Travel (Co-Support)
  • Superior Chapter Awards (Co-Support)

AZ Agriculture Teachers Association Programs
  • Annual Teacher Awards Program
  • Evaluation Instrument Program
  • Fall Conference Dinner
  • Ideas Unlimited Award Program
  • Professional Development

University of Arizona, Agricultural Education, Technology and Innovation
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • New Teacher Induction Program
  • Teach Ag Institute
FFA Scholarship Program
Through the Arizona Agricultural Education/FFA Foundation and the National FFA Foundation, businesses and individuals support scholarships that are awarded to students with a wide variety of higher education plans and career goals.

This year $64,800 was awarded through 64 scholarships to Arizona FFA Members. The scholarship program would not be successful without the support of generous donors which have establised a scholarship through the Arizona Agricultural Education FFA Foundation.

"We are so grateful for our scholarship donors. What so many don’t realize is that a scholarship isn’t just an investment in the recipient but an investment in the future of our industry. Our scholarship recipients go on to do such great things that they may have otherwise been unable to," Bethany Matos, Executive FFA Secretary shared.

The National FFA Foundation awarded $35,500 to 16 Arizona FFA Members this year.

If you are interested in learning more about the Arizona FFA Scholarship Program please contact Rochell Planty for more information at 602-705-9211 or Scholarships can be established through endowments or yearly contributions.

“Our family recognizes the impact that giving has in the community and we are committed to the next generation of learners by choosing to give to the Arizona FFA Scholarship program.” Brett Suma, Past FFA State Officer and graduate of Peoria High school shared.
7th Bustin Clay for FFA Hit Record Attendance
The 7th Bustin' Clay for FFA Trap Shoot, presented by UMB was a huge success rasiing more than $34,000! A record setting year of nearly 200 participants enjoyed the day at the Casa Grande Trap & Skeet to raise funds to support agriciltural education and the FFA in Arizona.

A special thank you as well to the raffle donors for contributing the event. There were almost 100 raffle prizes given out. We are also grateful for more than 20 volunteers through past State Officers, Foundation Board members, local community business's and the State FFA Officer Team for assisting at the event.

This event would not have been possible without the support of the many generous sponsors. We greatly appreciate the support of the sponsors. We hope that when you are making business decisions on purchases or services that you consider supporting those that support agriculture education.
  • Agribusiness & Water Council of Arizona
  • ALB Piping Products & Services
  • Arizona Cattle Growers Association
  • Arizona Center for Rural Leadership
  • Arizona Pork Council
  • Buckeye Water Conservation & Drainage District
  • Corteva
  • DBA Construction
  • Dykstra Machinery
  • Empire CAT
  • Farm Bureau Financial Services
  • Farm Credit West
  • Farm Inc.
  • Steve Goucher - Agent, Farm Bureau Financial Services
  • Geiger Electric
  • Kinkaid Civil Construction
  • Maid Rite Feeds
  • M&S Equipment
  • Pinal County Farm Bureau
  • Rousseau Farming Co.
  • Safari Club International Colorado Chapter
  • S&S Solutions
  • Summit Electrical
  • Syngenta
  • The Catalyst Product Group
  • Wilbur Ellis
1928 Senior Society Honorees
This year the 1928 Senior Society was launched through the Arizona Agricultural Education/FFA Foundation. This provided an opportunity for parents, teachers, alumni and others to honor a 2021 FFA high school senior. Those nominating a student provided a one-time gift to the Arizona FFA Foundation through a donation of $19.28 per High School Senior Arizona FFA member.

1928 is a significant year when the National FFA Organization was founded. Each inductee will receive a Senior Society FFA decal, recognized by having their name listed in our State FFA Leadership Conference app, recognized on screen with the Senior Society list during a conference session, and listed on this page of the website until spring 2022.
Not only are Arizona temperatures heating up, but our real estate market is HOT HOT HOT! Do you own property that’s requiring more management time and hassle than you’d like? Do you own real estate with a low cost basis, and selling would generate significant capital gains tax? The Arizona Agricultural Education/FFA Foundation may be able to help. We have a team of experts on hand to help you design a charitable gift of real estate that provides passive income to you now, and a meaningful gift to the Foundation in the future.

Please contact us at 602-705-9211 or
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