What are committees?
Committees are groups of FFA members that have the role of organizing and helping coordinate various events and activities throughout the year. The members in the committee make the important decisions regarding the details of each event. Each committee is an important piece to the chapter's Program of Activities (POA). Each committee is composed of two (or more) committee members with a committee chair that leads the committee activities. Committees meet on their own to plan and make decisions regarding an event or activity.
Why should I join a committee?
Committees are great ways to be involved without a long-term commitment. You get the opportunity to make an impact on other members, the community, and yourself. The FFA motto is "Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve". These 12 words embody an FFA member and the American Falls FFA Chapter. By serving as a committee member or chair, you are fulfilling the FFA motto.
In addition to the personal impact committees provide, serving as an officer, committee chair, or being a member on a committee is a requirement to obtain the State FFA Degree.
What committees do we have?
The POA is split into three categories--Growing Leaders, Building Communities, and Strengthening Agriculture. For each category, there is an FFA Executive Officer that oversees the committees and their chairs. Within each of these three categories, there are five individual committees that serve a unique purpose. If you are interested in joining a committee, sign up using the link to the right!
Growing Leaders Committees
The Growing Leaders Executive Chair's role is to oversee the success of all of our Growing Leaders Committees. Find out who is currently serving this chair by visiting this page. Those committees are listed below:
Leadership - Activities that help the individual develop technical, human relations and decision-making skills to grow leaders.
Healthy Lifestyle - Activities that promote the well-being of students mentally and physically, in achieving the positive evolution of the whole person.
Scholarship - Activities that develop a positive attitude toward lifelong learning experiences.
Personal Growth - Activities conducted that improve the identity and self-awareness of members. These activities should reflect members’ unique talents and potential by reinforcing their human and employability skills. The activities should strive to enhance the quality of life and contribute to members’ life goals and development.
Career Success - Activities that promote student involvement and growth through agriculture-related experiences and/or entrepreneurship and promote career readiness.
Building Communities Committees
The Building Communities Executive Chair's role is to oversee the success of all of our Building Communities Committees. Find out who is currently serving this chair by visiting this page. Those committees are listed below:
Environmental - Activities conducted to preserve natural resources and develop more environmentally responsible individuals.
Human Resources - Activities conducted to improve the welfare and well-being of members and citizens of the community.
Citizenship - Activities conducted to encourage members to become active, involved citizens of their school, community and country.
Stakeholder Engagement - Activities conducted to develop teamwork and cooperation between the local chapter and stakeholders.
Economic Development - Activities conducted to improve the economic welfare of the community.
Strengthening Agriculture Committees
The Strengthening Agriculture Executive Chair's role is to oversee the success of all of our Strengthening Agriculture Committees. Find out who is currently serving this chair by visiting this page. Those committees are listed below:
Support Group - Activities conducted to develop and maintain positive relations among FFA, parents and community leaders interested in supporting agricultural education.
Chapter Recruitment - Activities conducted to increase agricultural education enrollment and/or FFA membership and encourage greater participation.
Safety - Activities that enhance safety in the community.
Agricultural Advocacy - Activities conducted to articulate and promote agricultural programs, practices, policies and/or education to elicit action.
Agricultural Literacy - Activities that help consumers become better informed about the production, distribution and daily impact of food, fiber and fuel.