ERIC Number: ED480384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Chapter Innovators Guide, 2001: Models of Innovation Award Winners.
National FFA Organization, Indianapolis, IN.
This document presents the activities that received Future Farmers of America's (FFA's) Model of Innovation awards in 2001. The booklet begins with an overview of the FFA National Chapter Award program and a list of the 2001 Models of Innovation Winners. The next three sections profile award-winning activities in the following areas of the three divisions for which awards are given: (1) student development (leadership, healthy lifestyle, supervised agricultural experience, scholarship, and agricultural career skills); (2) chapter development (chapter recruitment, finance, public relations, leadership, and support groups); and (3) community development (economics, environment, human resources, citizenship, and agricultural awareness). The award-winning middle grade chapter innovator is profiled separately. The objectives of an FFA program of activities (POA) is presented along with guidelines for developing an effective POA and preparing a national chapter award application. The following are among the membership recruitment tips listed in the booklet's final section: (1) ensure that potential students are aware of the opportunities available in FFA; (2) make FFA an integral part of the agricultural program; (3) encourage timid students to become involved; (3) carefully match experienced students with other students in a mentoring relationship for conducting FFA activities; and (4) let potential students see firsthand the close relationships that develop between agriculture students and their teachers. (MN)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Awards, Community Development, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Extracurricular Activities, Guidelines, Innovation, Leaders Guides, Middle Schools, Models, Organizational Development, Recruitment, Standards, Student Development, Student Organizations, Student Projects
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National FFA Organization, Indianapolis, IN.