The purpose of the ambassador program is to provide a leadership program to Minnesota FFA members which will allow opportunities during State FFA Convention to interact and connect with FFA supporters, donors and potential sponsors. The program, in turn, gives industry representatives and donors the opportunity to interact with FFA members and to learn more about the FFA program and its mission.
Being Selected as an Ambassador
Prospective ambassadors must complete an application by March 1. Each chapter may submit up to two ambassador applications. Applications will be judged and ambassadors will be announced by April 1. Judging will be based on FFA activities, advisor’s recommendation and the student’s Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE).
Expectations of an Ambassador
Ambassadors must attend the mandatory training on the Sunday of convention on St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota. They will assist with events throughout convention.
We want students, parents and agriculture teachers to be well aware of the commitment being made when applying to be a Foundation Ambassador. If chosen for the program, students should expect to be involved in Ambassador activities through the entire FFA Convention. If FFA members are competing in a state CDE at convention or running for state office, this program is not ideal for the student to participate in. Hours may be unpredictable as we work with special guests who may show up unannounced, or assist with additional guests joining current sponsors. Ambassadors will need to be on high alert at all times. It is encouraged for potential ambassadors to sit down and discuss this opportunity with their agriculture teacher BEFORE applying. Teachers must be willing to support your time commitment to the program as well as bring you and pick you up on time. Travel to and from the convention is the responsibility of the ambassador.