Collegiate FFA / Alpha Tau Alpha
Agricultural Education Association
(CFFA / ATA)
THE OSU CFFA/ATA organization is a
student organization sponsored by the Department of Agricultural Education,
Communications, and 4-H Youth Development. Membership is open to any student
with an interest in agricultural education, regardless of department or major
field of study.
Originally there were no collegiate chapters associated with the
Future Farmer's of America. However, in the 1920s, "Pug" Orr organized a
college group affiliated with the Future Farmers of Oklahoma (FFO). The OSU
Collegiate FFA chapter was founded in 1932 as a collegiate affiliate of the
Future Farmers of America organization now renamed as FFA. CFFA's charter
is thought to be the first collegiate chapter in the nation.
In spring of 1996, the OSU Collegiate FFA chapter merged with the
OSU chapter of Alpha Tau Alpha, an honorary fraternity for agricultural education
students. By joining the two organizations, members hoped to combine efforts
to efficiently achieve a common mission--the promotion of agricultural education.
Now CFFA members majoring in agricultural education with a cumulative grade
point average of 3.0 and who have completed 45 hours of collegiate coursework
are eligible for induction into the Alpha Tau Alpha honorary fraternity.
Collegiate FFA/Alpha Tau Alpha Mission
THE MISSION of the Oklahoma State University
Collegiate FFA/Alpha Tau Alpha Agricultural Education Association is to provide
leadership training, social interaction, and professional development for
students interested in the agricultural education discipline or in an agriculturally
related field. CFFA/ATA strives to promote a total dynamic program of agricultural
education within the public school system of Oklahoma.
FOR MORE information about the organization,
contact Rob Terry, 448 Ag Hall, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078, phone: 405-744-5129,
Department of Agricultural
Education, Communications, and 4-H Youth Development
OSU College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Oklahoma State University