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Why should I join Byron Nelson FFA?

Why should I become a member of the Byron Nelson FFA Chapter?

  • Byron Nelson FFA is a dynamic youth organization that changes lives and prepares members for premier leadershippersonal growth and career success through agricultural education.
  • The FFA develops a members’ potential and helps them discover their talent through hands-on experience, which gives members the tools to achieve real-world success.
  • Members are future chemists, veterinarians, government officials, entrepreneurs, bankers, international business leaders, teachers and premier professionals in many career fields.  The FFA results in tangible rewards!

Premier Leadership

  • Individuals are not born leaders, but the Byron Nelson FFA strives to help Agricultural students to become life long leaders
  • Byron Nelson FFA members strengthen their public speaking ability, improve their decision-making skills, learn to manage their time, and discover how to respect themselves and gain respect from others. 
  • Premier leadership is developed throughout the FFA – chapter meetings, camps, conventions, leadership conferences/workshops, officer training, and leadership development events.

Personal Growth

  • The Byron Nelson FFA provides members the opportunity to grow personally through such programs as a Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), membership degrees, proficiency awards, community service, and scholarships to name a few.
  • Through the SAE program, many FFA members start their own businesses or work for an agricultural company throughout high school.  They learn skills such as budgeting, communication, responsibility, networking, and resource management.  The experience gained puts FFA members way ahead of their classmates when it comes to applying for college or being hired for the job.
  • Speaking of college, Byron Nelson FFA members can apply to earn hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in agricultural specific scholarships from such donors as the Dick Wallrath Family Endowment, San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, National FFA Organization, Texas FFA Foundation, and many more.

Career Success

  • Do you know what you want to do after you finish school?  FFA can help you develop the skills you need to get there.  Don’t have a clue?  Byron Nelson FFA can assist you in finding out which of agriculture’s 300 exciting career options match your interests and skills. 
  • For students who ask their teachers, “When will I ever use this in the real world?” Career Development Events (CDE) are the answer.  The events are designed to help prepare members for a career in agriculture.  Classroom instruction comes alive as members demonstrate their skills in a competitive setting.  The FFA offers so many opportunities for competition at the chapter, district, area, state and national levels, you can hardly avoid being a winner!

"I'm convinced!  Now, how do I go about becoming a member?"

  • The process is easy!  Just bring $25.00 cash or check by October 21st in the Fall semester or February 15th in the Spring semester to your Ag Science Instructor to pay your yearly membership.

 
 
 


 

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