Missouri Teach Agriculture Fund
More than 26,000 students across Missouri are enrolled in high school agriculture classes in 353 schools. Those students receive instruction, guidance and support from 514 agriculture teachers. Ag education teachers do a remarkable job preparing their students for their futures beyond high school. In 2019, 95.1% of high school agricultural education graduates were placed either in college or a technical school, in the workforce, or in the military!
Even with more than 500 teachers currently, there is a growing need for more agriculture teachers. The Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association plays a vital role in recruiting and supporting these new teachers.
The agriculture industry is far-reaching and multifaceted. Whether it’s teaching a core concept such as maintaining soil health or exploring technological concepts such as building and maintaining drones, in order to ensure their students success today and in the future, ag teachers must continuingly hone their own knowledge and skills in the latest industry developments. Providing ongoing training and acting as a centralized resource of proven instructional content and strategies is a key function of the Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association.
When you make a gift to the Missouri Teach Agriculture Fund you are making it possible for new teachers to be recruited and all teachers to receive ongoing training and support.
The Missouri FFA Foundation provides funding and fund development support to the Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association. As such, you will see Missouri FFA on your credit card bill for this donation. Your tax-deductible gift to the Missouri FFA Foundation helps cultivate the next generation of leaders for the agriculture industry and our communities. Investing in agricultural education is a pivotal strategy for preparing our youth for the jobs of today and the future, keeping our state's and nation's food, feed, fiber, fuel and forestry industries robust.
To make a donation via credit card or bank transfer, please choose whether you are making a one time or a monthly gift, indicate your donation amount, and click the "next" button. If you prefer to make a gift via check, please write "Missouri Teach Ag" on the memo line and mail the check to:
Missouri FFA Foundation
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480