Agriculture & Natural Resources

The mission of agriculture & natural resources is:

  • to prepare students for careers in the agriculture industry;

  • to support students in their career choices; and
  • to develop leadership skills in students to benefit their community and the food, fiber, and natural resource systems.

The Wisconsin and National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

School Based Agricultural Education - Contextual Inquiry-based Instruction & Learning


What's New in Wisconsin Agriculture & Natural Resources Education

Mail Lists and Discussion Groups 

This is an updated link to sign up for CTE mail lists and discussion groups. Please follow the link to the page to directions on how to sign up.

Upcoming Events

Wisconsin Association of FFA Events:




December 7-11 State Officer Meeting Marshfield, WI
January 8 State FFA Board of Directors Meeting Stevens Point, WI
January 8-9 Half-time Conference Stevens Point, WI
January 26-28 National Agricultural Education Summit Indianapolis, IN
February 5-6 State FFA Alumni Convention Madison, WI
February 11 CTSO Legislative Day Madison, WI
February 18-19 State FFA Board of Directors Meeting Wisconsin Rapids, WI
February 19-20 FFA Farm Forum Wisconsin Rapids, WI
February 21-27 National FFA Week ---
March 1-2 Eau Claire Farm Show Eau Claire, WI
March 4-5 State FFA Proficiency Judging Wisconsin Dells, WI

2015-16 Wisconsin FFA Due Dates:


Reports and/ or Award Application Due

January 8 Initial Membership Dues Payment to DPI
February 1 National FFA Scholarship Applications (Date set by National FFA)
February 1 Washington Leadership Conference Scholarship Applications
February 1 State FFA Degree Applications
February 5 State FFA Honors Band and Chorus Applications
February 22 State FFA Proficiency Awards Applications
March 1 Final Supplemental Membership Rosters
March 1 Proposals for State FFA Constitution or Rule Changes
March 1 State Honorary Degree and Distinguished Service Nominations
March 7 American FFA Degree Applications

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education Events:

2015 Fall In-service Information


Program Information





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Jeff A. Hicken   (608) 267-9255
Agriculture and Natural Resources Education Consultant

Cassandra Fabian (608) 266-7262
Office Operations Associate



For questions about this information, contact Jeff Hicken (608) 267-9255