The NE Arkansas Pro Rodeo is proud to partner with two great local organizations and donate a portion of the rodeo proceeds to them: Diego Ranch, Inc & Manila FFA!
DIEGO RANCH, INC – BONO, AR
INVEST IN OUR COMMUNITY Our vision is to bring a brand new magical space to Jonesboro and surrounding communities, a place called Diego Ranch Inc. Like every great story, this magical place has heroes, a group of beautiful loving horses. Horses have long been thought to have special powers. These well trained and vibrant creatures, will bring joy to all those involved. Michael and his family are long time riders and trainers who long to create a unique space open to the community. A place where everyone is welcome to come play, learn and train, and even heal. Horseback riding is a proven therapeutic technique for children with a variety of physical, emotional and mental disabilities. How does therapeutic riding help? Physically, the gentle and rhythmic motion of a horse’s gait increases the rider’s muscle strength, while also improving coordination, balance and flexibility. For children with emotional or mental disabilities, the special bond formed with a horse can lead to increased self confidence, self esteem, improved decision making and social skills, patience and a strong sense of achievement. Making a donation to Diego Ranch Inc. is one of the ways you can assist us in our vision. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, all donations are tax deductible to the fullest. So saddle up and bring hope, joy and unlimited possibilities through the healing power of the horse.
FFA – MANILA, AR
The 2016 Rodeo made a $1,000 contribution to Grahm Agee and the Manila FFA.
The NE Arkansas Pro Rodeo is proud and excited to partner with the MANILA FFA! These young Ag enthusiasts will be there each night to greet our guests, hand out programs, help with calf scramble and promote the wonderful things FFA does for our youth!
FFA is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of the three components of agricultural education.
The official name of the organization is the National FFA Organization.
The letters “FFA” stand for Future Farmers of America. These letters are a part of our history and our heritage that will never change. But FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners and more. For this reason, the name of the organization was updated in 1988 after a vote of national convention delegates to reflect the growing diversity and new opportunities in the industry of agriculture.
Today, the National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of agricultural career pathways. So today, we are still the Future Farmers of America. But, we are the Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers and Future Entrepreneurs of America, too.
How is FFA funded?