The Nebraska FFA Alumni and Supporters' mission is to promote, support, and enhance the improvement of agricultural education at the local, state, and national levels. This will be done in a manner to meet the needs of: secondary students; FFA members; adult participants; and Agricultural Educators.
The student delegates at the 1969 National FFA Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, added alumni membership as a way for past FFA members to stay connected to FFA and to engage in fundraising efforts to support FFA activities. Alumni membership became official in 1971. The Nebraska effort for an FFA Alumni Association began soon after. A group of Nebraskans; agriculture teachers, past FFA members and other agriculture leaders began to plan for a Nebraska FFA Alumni organization. By April 20,1972, an application to charter an FFA Alumni was prepared and sent to National FFA Alumni with names and addresses and dues for 29 new members, along with a Constitution and By-laws. Prior to that time, there were already two affiliates and 85 members. Signatures and names of officers on the application included Roger Sandman, Alan Sedivy, and Marvin Sitorius, all of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture; Irv Wedeking, agriculture teacher at Aurora, Nebraska; and B. E. Gingery, State FFA Advisor. Nebraska was the 13th state in the nation to Charter an FFA Alumni.