make a Global difference With Your FFA SAE Project!
FFA SAE For All Career Kit
Learn about International Agricultural Development with the SAE For All Career Kit
The kit includes classroom curriculum as well as ideas for your SAE agricultural project.
You can become part of the solution to world hunger while you are still in high school!
What Will Your Growing Project Look like?
Start with these examples and figure out what will work best in your community!
Do you live in a rural community? As part of a Field Crop Growing Project you will connect with farmers, agribusinesses, and other groups in your community to grow and sell corn, soybeans, wheat or other field crops.
Does your community have orchards, maple trees or bees? Maybe a specialty crop or product Growing Project is for you. Other groups have had success with maple syrup, honey, almonds, popcorn, olive oil, and sweet corn. Consider the resources you have and let your imagination soar.
Do you live in an urban area? A Farmers Market Growing Project might be the right fit for you. Connect with both vendors and customers in your community to raise funds for global food security.
Dairy or Livestock Growing Project
Do you have milk or meat producers in your community? A Dairy or Livestock Growing Project could be a great fit. Get farmers and their vendors engaged in the project and encourage others in your community to contribute by “sponsoring” the animals. It can be a great opportunity to help the community learn where their food comes from too.
Get to Know Growing Hope Events
Want to learn more about how to start a Growing Project in your area? Join an online conversation at one of our upcoming “Get to Know Growing Hope Events”.
Your chapter can apply for a Growing Hope Globally SAE Grant of up to $1,000 to help your project get started. Applications are due by the 15th of each month and are accepted on a rolling basis. Download the application to learn more and apply.
Your chapter may also want to seek other grant funds to support your project. Check out the current opportunities at ffa.org. Make sure to be aware of local opportunities as well.
Need Additional Support?
The Growing Hope Globally team is happy to help you get your project started. Just fill in the information below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
More Resources FOR FFA Advisors and Teachers
Global Food Security Challenge Curriculum
This free curriculum meets school-based SAE requirements and encourages students to make a difference in the world. Help your students to examine world hunger in a meaningful way.
Global Farmer Experience
The Global Farmer Experience is a simulation based on the challenges facing farmers in developing countries. Find out how you will fare when faced with the kind of difficult decisions smallholder farmers must make every day.