Academic journal article The Agricultural Education Magazine

$ # 14

Academic journal article The Agricultural Education Magazine

$ # 14

Article excerpt

David and Laura Stacklin are agricultural educators in a family of fourteen children with sibling's careers ranging from engineers, computer programmers, foresters, manufacturing, "construction workers, to a nurse. All from a large family small farm setting. This set of Ohio Agricultural Educators know in order for their program to "stack" up, successful fundraising and collaboration with school staff are a must! David is in his Ninth year of teaching, two years at Genoa High School and seventh year for Penta Career Center at Genoa High School. Laura is in her first year of teaching at Carey High School. They came up with these nine tips for fundraising success, a family fundamental.

Seek Student Imput

Get the students on board and excited. They may surprise you with new sales ideas that will make your chapter excel at their sales.

Test, Survey, and Assess the Community

See what is missing in the community, don't make assumptions, just ask. Talk to your biggest consumers and sell them products that they actually want and will use!


Have students create fliers, pamphlets, and write articles for the paper as a class assignment; it's never too late to improve students writing abilities. Creative PSA's for the school announcements are also a way to promote your program and gain a few extra sales.

Collaborate, Seek Partnerships and Grants

Find other organizations that have similar initiatives as the FFA. See what you can do to collaborate enhancing profits for both organizations. Better yet, fill out an application for free money, search for grants that reward you for doing what you do best- helping your students learn through hands on experiences! …

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