The Tennessee Future Farmers of America (FFA) Foundation, Inc. started in 1983 as an important part of the FFA family by raising funds and support for the student leadership program through a volunteer board of directors. Since 2005, the Foundation has employed a full-time Executive Director. Today, the Tennessee FFA Foundation provides scholarships, awards and recognition to hundreds of students across Tennessee. Most importantly, the Tennessee FFA Foundation is leading the nation by paying state and national membership dues for every student enrolled in agricultural education - a program known as "Membership Affiliation".
Plus, the Foundation organizes events including:
- Tennessee State Fair FFA Ham Breakfast
- Tennessee Breakfast at National FFA Convention
- Tennessee FFA Goodwill Tour
- Tennessee FFA Legislative Breakfast
- Career and Trade Show at the State FFA Convention
- Foundation Training for State Officers
- Tennessee FFA Star Tour
As a 501(c)(3), the non-profit Tennessee FFA Foundation is all about benefitting the students involved in FFA. The generosity of former members, parents, agribusinesses, corporations, and state government culminate to provide students with opportunities to achieve premier leadership, personal growth and career success through the FFA program.