Who We Are

The Florida FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, foundations and individuals to secure resources for the future of agricultural education and FFA.

As a separately registered 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax-exempt organization, the foundation has a long history of being supported by dedicated volunteer leaders on the Foundation Board of Trustees, with support from the Florida FFA Sponsors’ Council. The Foundation was formed in 1976 to establish and streamline strong support for agricultural education and FFA in Florida.

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Why Give?

Charitable donations to the Florida FFA Foundation help to ensure a bright future for the next generation of customers, employees and leaders within our industry and communities.

Contributions to Florida FFA support youth in and out of the classroom. For sponsors, brands can reach more than 90,000 students enrolled in agriculture education and more than 26,000 Florida FFA members. For individuals, many wish to give of their time and financial support to the organization that made such a positive difference in their lives, and the lives of others.

Donations help us to provide opportunities that accomplish the FFA mission, “FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.”

Florida FFA Foundation Mission:

The Florida FFA Foundation exists to secure and manage resources in order to support agriculture education and the Florida FFA Association.

The Florida FFA Foundation helps to ensure the success of agricultural education in Florida by:

Supporting the Florida FFA Association

Providing awards and recognition to members

Contributing funds that advance leadership programming and statewide events

Providing support to Local FFA chapters

Supporting agriculture teachers, FFA advisors, and state staff

Operating the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center

Every gift counts!

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Make a secure online donation:

Donate by mail to:

Florida FFA Foundation
5000 Firetower Road
Haines City, FL 33844

The Florida FFA Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3. Our Federal Tax ID number is EIN 59-1747341.

Board of Trustees

Brian Myers

University of Florida (Board President)

Ben Butler

Butler Oaks Farm (Board President-Elect)

Larry Swindle

Rocking S Farms ((Secretary/Treasurer)

Thomas Ford

Ford Farms

Staci Sims

Florida Farm Bureau Federation

Wesley Joyner

Cogent Bank

Morgan Odum

The Mosaic Company

Doug Watson

Brandon Landing Clearing

Bill Hamm

Independent Financial Partners

Doug Register

Florida FFA Alumni Association

Farrah Johnson

Florida Association of Agriculture Educators

Matthew Detloff

Florida Association of Agriculture Educators

Anelise Bullard

State FFA President

Abby Kruse

State FFA Secretary

Ronnie Simmons

Florida FFA Association

Sponsors Council

Staci Sims

Florida Farm Bureau Federation (Council Chair)

Tiffany Dale

Florida Strawberry Growers Association (Council Chair-Elect)

Keith Barthelme

Publix Supermarkets, Inc.

Seth Poppell

W & W Supply Co. of Florida, Inc.

Matt Pearce

Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC

Cynthia Filer

Farm Credit of Central Florida

Matt Griffin

United Genetics Seeds Co.

Kevin Lussier

Southeast Milk, Inc.

Ashley Barnett

AgAmerica Lending