Arizona Association FFA State Officers Focused on Making a Difference
On behalf of the 2020-2021 Arizona Association FFA State Officer team, hello everyone! My name is Ashton Redd and I am currently serving as this year’s State FFA President.
We are beyond excited to have this opportunity to serve and connect with all 10,000+ Arizona FFA members.

This year may be like no other; we are ready to take on the many challenges that will arise in this new world we are living in and are looking forward to so many things! As a team, we are focused on making a positive difference in the lives of our members by finding new and innovating ways to continually engage them throughout the year. Moving forward with more virtual events, we are thankful that some members who were not able to attend in-person events in the past, now can log onto a computer, wherever they are and participate.
While our membership is our number one priority, we are thrilled to begin interacting with Foundation donors, business professionals and industry leaders alike. In addition, we are eager to begin creating strong relationships with state legislators and advocates to ensure our industry's voice is being heard.

I, along with fellow teammates, would like to thank the Foundation for their hard work and continued support of the development of the youth in agriculture in Arizona.

Warmest regards,
Ashton Redd
2020-2021 Arizona Association FFA State President
FFA Face Mask Fundraiser
Grab your Arizona FFA face mask today! Available only until August 11. Help us support agriculture education and FFA in Arizona!

Share the FFA pride by sporting this fun face mask while we all continue to stay safe!

Don't delay and place your order today!

Dr. Glen Miller Endowment
We are thrilled to provide an update on the Dr. Glen M. Miller endowment. We have $3,300 left to raise to fund the second endowment scholarship. Help us reach this goal to provide a new scholarship at the State FFA Leadership Conference!

Dr. Miller was a fantastic Agricultural Educator at both the high school and collegiate level. In 2015, the Dr. Glen Miller Endowment was created in his memory to award a student at the University of Arizona in agriculture education with a scholarship.

We need your support to reach our goal! To make a donation in memory of Dr. Miller, visit https://azffafoundation.org/donate

Trap Shoot postponed until May 15, 2021
Make sure you save the date to join us May 15, 2021 for the Bustin' Clay for FFA Trap Shoot! Due to the Executive Order with the limit of group size and for the safety of participants we have postponed the event. This provides you time to gather your team participants and practice for this fun event! Sponsorship and raffle donation opportunities are available. For more information visit www.bustinclayforffa.org
J.R. Cullison Scholars Transition as
Agricultural Education Teachers

The most recent J.R. Cullison Scholars and 2020 graduates of the University of Arizona, Agricultural Education, Technology and Innovation have now taken the next step in their career as an Agricultural Education Teacher! Through the Foundation the J.R. Cullison Endowment assisted these young adults through scholarship assistance as they completed their agricultural education degree. We wish them all the best this year!

  • Elizabeth "Ellie" Rollins from Dobson FFA Chapter is going back to her alma mater to teach at Dobson 
  • Paige Gangloff from the Queen Creek FFA Chapter is teaching at Coolidge 
  • Logan Forbis from Chandler FFA is now teaching at Snowflake 
  • Taylor Merrick from Safford FFA is now teaching at Payson High School
  • Kevin Gary Rogers from Mesquite FFA is now teaching at Desert Ridge
  • Joshua Troub from Buckeye FFA is now teaching AAEC Estrella Mountain
Support Opportunities Available
There are several opportunities available to sponsor an FFA or Agriculture Teacher Program this year! If you or your company would like to learn more about the sponsor opportunities please contact Rochell Planty at rochell@azffafoundation or 602-705-9211 for more information. There are support opportunities as low as $275.

Here are some of the opportunities available:

Proficiency Awards
  • Goat Production Entrepreneur/Placement

Career Development Events (CDE)
  • Agricultural Communications CDE
  • Agricultural Mechanics CDE
  • Aquaculture CDE
  • Entomology CDE
  • Forestry CDE
  • Poultry CDE
  • Wildlife CDE

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

FFA Programs
  • Agriscience Fair Awards
  • Senior Pinnacle Leadership Conference
  • State FFA Camp
  • Student Recruitment Program
  • Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) for All Program

State Leadership Conference
  • Courtesy Corp
  • National Chapter Awards (Co-Support)
  • National Chapter Travel (Co-Support)
  • Star State Greenhand (Co-Support)
  • Superior Chapter Awards (Co-Support)

Arizona Agriculture Teachers Association Programs
  • Fall Conference Dinner
  • Summer BBQ
  • Annual Teacher Awards Program
  • Ideas Unlimited Award Program
  • Professional Development
Are you interested in helping Arizona Agricultural Education/FFA Foundation, but feel overwhelmed by the thought of giving up your assets today? A bequest is simple and convenient way to ensure we continue our mission for years to come.

A bequest can be made in several ways:

·      Gift of a percentage of your estate
·      Gift of a specific dollar amount or asset
·      Gift from the balance or residue of your estate

Bequests are flexible, can be changed in the future, and are simple to create.

If you’d like to make a bequest gift, please contact Rochell Planty at 602-705-9211 or rochell@azffafoundation.org for sample bequest language and more information.