News & Updates

The latest news, updates, and information from the Washington FFA Association.


Save 10% Off Your Stay at La Quinta Inns & Suites!

Use the National FFA discount code "NAFFA" when booking a stay at a participating La Quinta, and you will receive a 10% discount on your stay!

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Plus, 9% of the funds from the stay will be donated to National FFA to be distributed among participating state associations! This promotion is valid through June 1, 2016, so please share with your friends, and support FFA during your travels!

There are over 870 La Quinta properties worldwide, so there's bound to be somewhere you'd like to go! Use the code "NAFFA" to save 10% off at participating hotels and help Washington FFA earn a portion of the proceeds!

February Ag Ed Update

The February Ag Ed Update is available for download. Highlights include:

  • Refreshed and redesigned FFA.org and FFA emblem
  • Sen. Mark Schoesler receives "Excellence in Agriculture" award
  • State officer reports: Washington Farm Bureau legislative days, agriculture teacher deficits, business and industry tours, and more.

Download the February edition here.

December Ag Ed Update

The December Ag Ed Update is available for download. Highlights include:

  • State Tractor, Potato Evaluation, and Apple Evaluation CDE results
  • NAAE Teacher Mentor Award recipient Matthew Mounts
  • 2014 Teachers Turn the Key professional development award recipients Darla Sheppard and Kristin Niehenke
  • DuPont National Agriscience Teacher Ambassador Dan Tedor
  • 2015 National FFA Scholarship Application

Click to download the December Ag Ed Update

State Vice President Kyle Strachila featured in The Bellingham Herald

Congratulations to State VP Kyle Strachila who was recently featured for his post-graduation activities with the Washington FFA Association.  Click below to read the complete article:

Between serving as FFA chapter president, Associated Student Body president, taking honors classes, playing varsity sports and raising pigs, the 18-year-old lifelong Whatcom County resident didn't have much down time.

And Strachila, who graduated from Mount Baker on Wednesday, June 8, likely won't be sleeping much the next year, either. Starting this summer, he will spend a year working as the state vice president of FFA, a national organization that promotes students following their agricultural dreams, whether it's through business, science, art or the actual acts of growing plants and raising produce.

As vice president, Strachila will work on state and national FFA issues, as well as travel to FFA chapters around the state, helping to teach lessons and promote the organization.