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We believe agricultural education students should have the maximum opportunity to grow and succeed, leaving high school as prepared as is possible for the world ahead. That's why we believe in enhancing the curriculum, the opportunities and the tools available in agricultural education classrooms through the Learning by Doing Grants.  There are three types of grants available through the Learning By Doing Grant program: grants for students to develop their Supervised Agriculture Experience, grants for FFA chapters to provide classroom materials that further agricultural instruction or fund comunity service projects and grants for agriculture teachers for professional development or teaching materials.  

The Foundation has awarded $66,327.10 to support agriculture education through this grant program over the last 5 years.  With the support of Pioneer Seeds and concessions sales at Ag Progress Days and PA Farm Show, the Pennsylvania FFA Foundation was very excited to award $12,000 in 2019, to Learning By Doing Grant winners.  

In 2020, we received 125 grant applications; this is three times the number of applications we recieved in previous years. Local FFA Chapters are in need of financial support due to the effects of COVID-19.  


Applications Due:  November 15th 
Awarding of Grants:  December 21st
Impact Report Due:  May 1st
Recognition: FFA Summer Convention

Additional Resources:
2020-21 Learning by Doing Flyer
2020-21 Score Card
2020-21 Learning By Doing Reporting Form


Learning by Doing Success Stories

Ellie rose lbd grant photo

Ellie Rose and Kayla Hetrick

Supervised Agricultural Experience - Greenhouse

Garin sheep

Garin Hoy

Supervised Agricultural Experience - Sheep Jugs, Adding a Barrier of Protection

Chicken cooker

Grand Canyon FFA

Chapter Grant - Chicken BBQ Cooker Trailer

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H.G Parkinson FFA Chapter

Fort Cherry School District Tree Identification Project