Could I get some sample FFA, FFA Alumni and just general Ag Dept. Newsletters to get ideas as a Ag Ed Major and also to help out my home chapter's reporter?
SIUC Ag Education
I am currently in the process of creating a large scale public relations/marketing tool kit for the Minnesota Assn of Agricultural Educators. I have done a lot of research looking at newsletters, articles, websites, etc. Anything related to marketing for ag education programs. Here are some links to some of my favorites that are available for viewing on the web. You may want to contact these programs for use approval, although since they are on the web you may not have to.
I would like to go out on my soapbox just a bit here and encourage you to look at resources that market the whole program not just the FFA chapter (and likely you already are). As ag teachers we have to do a better job of showcasing what happens during the classroom component of ag education in addition to the FFA and SAE side. We are doing a great disservice to our programs when we only highlight FFA awards, events, and students. Ag Education must represent the needs of the industry and the career connection that is accomplished in the classroom.
That's just my opinion. Here are some links that may prove useful. I'm sure there are many, many more excellent examples out there. This is just what I have found so far.
http://flhs.forestlake.k12.mn.us/FFA/index.html- ag department website
http://www.olneyffa.org/ - FFA website
http://www.chinoffa.com/ - Ag Department website
http://www.huntffa.org/- Ag Department website
http://www.barbershillffa.com/ - Ag Department website
http://www.centennialpublic.org/pages/FFA/Newsletter.pdf - newsletter
http://www.usd116.org/uhs/activities/FFA-Newsletter1-1.pdf - newsletter
http://sites.esu10.org:8000/FFAChapter/FFANEWSLETTER2.pdf - newsletter
http://www.doniphanwest.org/pages/uploaded_files/FFANewsletter_Feb10.pdf - newsletter
http://www.washingtonffa.org/newsletter/2009/03 - online newsletter format
http://www.brazosffa.org/Home/Newsletters/tabid/14871/Default.aspx - online listing of past/present newsletters
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