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The National FFA Organization (formerly Future Farmers of America) envisions a future in which all agricultural education students will discover their passion in life and build on that insight to chart the course for their educations, career and personal future. They are known for fundraising for hunger charities as well as for their own local clubs, for events and travel expenses to national meetings. FFA fundraisers have gotten quite creative in the past.

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do. In McDonough, GA, students at the local high school had a hilarious time going on adventures that only they could see with a comedy hypnosis show fundraiser to pay for transportation and funding chapter meetings. In Texas, the Mineral Wells High School FFA youth worked hard to ready plants for their annual plant sale fundraiser, featuring all types of plants, tended to and nurtured by students.  Fundraisers by other FFA chapters include tractor pulls, product sales, raffles, ugly truck contests, dinners, donkey basketball, restaurant nights, carnivals, and Valentine’s Day balloon deliveries.

Check out our complete list of fundraising products and do-it-yourself fundraising ideas for your next FFA fundraiser.


Do-It-Yourself FFA Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of FFA DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your program. How about a Car (or Tractor) Smash, Lawn Mower Races, Seeds to Grow, Crafts Fair/Bake Sale, or thons of every type? Perhaps one of these successful and creative ideas can be adapted for your FFA fundraiser.

Cow Pie Bingo - Experience the "sweet smell of success" while hosting a cow pie fundraising event during a country fair, rodeo or other event. A cow is turned loose on a fenced-in area which has been marked off in 500 three-foot, numbered squares. The cow determines the winner by making the first "deposit" on one of the squares. Read more…

Kiss the Cow - First of all, each member of the youth group fundraising would decorate a jar with his or her picture on it. People then put donations in the jar of their choice. (Contributing to the youth of their choice.) Next, all the money is counted. You hold a dinner for all those involved and the money counter announces who has raised the most money. They “win” the dubious honor of kissing a cow. Read more…

Goat Insurance - Hold a "goat insurance" fundraising event that people can't resist because they can't stop laughing. Flyers are mailed to your membership and/or other groups to announce that your organization will raffle off a donated goat. For $10, a person can send in the names of three people. Letters are then sent to those three people, telling them they have a chance to win a goat. But, for $10 they can buy "goat insurance" to protect themselves from being entered in the raffle. Read more…


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