Illinois College provides the opportunity for those who study agribusiness management to join a range of professional organizations, including the National FFA Organization. The benefits associated with FFA membership include leadership training, personal growth and career success. However, certain tangible perks are available to National FFA alumni as well. For those who want to take advantage of these opportunities, here is a list to make your association with FFA stretch even further.
A full list of benefits, including links to get started, are included at ffa.org.
Education Enrichment Program
The Alumni Education Enrichment Program helps FFA alumni find cost-effective ways to earn their college degree. Specialized staff provide helpful research on education and financial aid options and create a personalized graduation plan for every participant. This service normally costs $300, but is free for members.
Agriculture Travel Program
A partnered experience with Agrotours, FFA offers alumni the opportunity to travel abroad. Tours offer opportunities to learn more about farms, horticultural areas, agricultural technology, engineering and more. The majority of expenses are included in the trip and the tour accommodates both alumni and supporters.
La Quinta Discount Program
La Quinta Inns & Suites offers a 10% discount for FFA members, alumni, friends, families and sponsors. Participants need to use the code NAFFA for this discount. A portion of their proceeds will go to support FFA. This benefit is offered at participating La Quinta hotels in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Hotel benefits include free breakfast, free high-speed internet access, spacious comfortable rooms and a host of other amenities.
Firestone Partners Plus Program
Firestone offers discount certificates to FFA Alumni. Participants must visit the program website. enter their name and FFA’s partner code 1918, then click Get Coupon. Discount certificates can be redeemed at Firestone Complete Auto Care, Tires Plus, Hibdon Tires Plus and Wheel Works.
$500 Dodge/RAM Discount for FFA Members
National FFA students and alumni are eligible for a $500 cash allowance to be applied to the retail purchase (Type Sale 1 B) or lease (Type Sale L or E) of an eligible Dodge or Ram vehicle. Vehicle must be purchased or leased from a participating dealership.
- Ram 1500 Pickup
- Ram 2500/3500 Pickup
- Ram 3500 Chassis Cab
- Ram 4500/5500 Chassis Cab
- ProMaster Cargo Van and Chassis
- ProMaster City
- Dodge Journey
- Dodge Grand Caravan
- Dodge Durango (excluding SRT)
Forever Blue Member Benefits
In a partnership with Access, National FFA provides their alumni with North America’s largest discount network. Forever Blue members can save on hotels, car rentals, automotive services, food, health and beauty products, movies and more. To set up an account, participants can enter 201057- followed by their FFA ID. Participants can also use the code NFFA1928 in the travel section to receive a $50 travel credit.
Train for an Agricultural Career
At Illinois College, the online Bachelor of Arts in Agribusiness Management provides an opportunity for students to earn their degree while connecting to professional advancement opportunities. The degree combines a quality curriculum with networking and business resources, allowing graduates to enter the workforce with the skills they need to build exciting and rewarding management careers. Because the program is offered fully online, students have the flexibility to complete their degree on their schedule while maintaining work and life commitments.