Three new FFA chapters received their charter on Wednesday during the opening session of the 89th Kansas FFA Convention May 31-June 2, 2017, on the Kansas State University campus. Independence, Skyline and Stanton County FFA chapters will join the other 186 Kansas FFA chapters.
“It’s tremendously exciting to see Kansas FFA growing with the addition of these three new chapters,” said Elizabeth Meyer, 2016-2017 Kansas FFA president. “I’m proud to welcome these new chapters to our FFA family.”
The focus of efforts to expand into new communities is to reach communities not yet served by agricultural education and FFA, and ensure the quality and high performance of current programs providing personal, academic and career education in agriculture.
Chapters can only be chartered in schools where systematic instruction in agriculture education is offered. To receive their charter, each chapter must submit a letter of application, a list of their members and officers, a copy of the proposed local chapter constitution and bylaws, a copy of their program of activities, as well as have paid current district, state and national dues.