FFA Mission Statement
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.
Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.
By: E.M. Tiffany
I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but of deeds – achievements won by the present and past generations of agriculturists; in the promise of better days through better ways, even as the better things we now enjoy have come to us from the struggles of former years.
I believe that to live and work on a good farm, or to be engaged in other agricultural pursuits, is pleasant as well as challenging; for I know the joys and discomforts of agricultural life and hold an inborn fondness for those associations which, even in hours of discouragement, I cannot deny.
I believe in leadership from ourselves and respect from others. I believe in my own ability to work efficiently and think clearly, with such knowledge and skill as I can secure, and in the ability of progressive agriculturists to serve our own and the public interest in producing and marketing the product of our toil.
I believe in less dependence on begging and more power in bargaining; in the life abundant and enough honest wealth to help make it so–for others as well as myself; in less need for charity and more of it when needed; in being happy myself and playing square with those whose happiness depends upon me.
I believe that American agriculture can and will hold true to the best traditions of our national life and that I can exert an influence in my home and community which will stand solid for my part in that inspiring task.
What does FFA stand for?
The letters “FFA” stand for Future Farmers of America. These letters are a part of our history and our heritage that will never change. But FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners and more. For this reason, the name of the organization was updated in 1988 after a vote of national convention delegates to reflect the growing diversity and new opportunities in the industry of agriculture.
The Cashton FFA Chapter was chartered on December 22, 1939. A few activities we are known for are:
- Ag Day
- Annual Fruit Sale
- Annual summer Brewer’s trip and tailgate party
- Attending Leadership Conferences
- Attending the State and National Conventions
- Awards Banquet
- Brat and Burger Sales
- CDE Judging
- County Fairs
- Farm Toy Show during the Cashton Fall Fest
- FFA Week Activities
- Float in the Cashton Fall Fest parade handing out milk
- Plant Sale
- Serving at the Monroe County Fair Livestock Auction Supper
- Soils Judging
- Speaking Contests
Address: 540 Coe St. Cashton, WI 54619
Phone: (608) 654-5131 ext. 139
Site maintained by:
Allison Brownell – Reporter 2017-2018
Taylor Hanley – Reporter 2015-2017
Angela Klinkner – Reporter 2014-2015
Janessa Kuderer – Reporter 2013-2014