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  FORMER ADVISOR GIVES TO FOUNDATION TO RECOGNIZE PEERS
 
By: Tyler Allen, Texas FFA News Staff
January 15, 2016

 
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The Texas FFA Foundation Honor Gift Program allows donors to recognize individuals that have made a positive difference in their life through an FFA experience, and Jane Primrose has taken that notion to heart.

Primrose, a former ag teacher who is now an assistant principal at a career and technology high school in Houston, has made a commitment to donate in the name of a different female ag teacher every month.

“When you donate to the Foundation, it gives the Foundation resources to do good things for agriculture education,” Primrose said. 

Primrose said giving back to the Texas FFA Foundation is often overlooked but is just as important as donating to other organizations and institutions.

“People don’t think twice about giving to their university; but things like the FFA, they just forget about,” Primrose said.

With her contributions, Primrose wants to highlight the efforts of women in the field that sometimes goes unnoticed.



“There are just so many amazing female ag teachers…that don’t ever ask for the recognition and you never see all the things they’re doing behind the scenes to make a lot of kids super successful,” Primrose said.

Primrose has been contributing to the Texas FFA Foundation’s Honor Gift Program once per month, and sometimes twice per month, since last summer when she learned about the initiative from Foundation Executive Director Aaron Alejandro at the summer L.E.A.D. Experience Conference.



“I made a commitment to myself that I was going to do it once a month…on each paycheck,” Primrose said. “I thought if I could donate something every month and each of those people sees it, it’s like the power of one and it spreads.”

Primrose admitted that prior to the L.E.A.D. Experience she did not know much about the Foundation’s work. She speculates that it may be the same for other ag teachers, whom she encouraged to learn more about it and try to give back.

Currently Primrose chooses donation namesakes who have personally made a difference in her life. However, she will eventually branch out and find other women in the field that deserve recognition by talking to students.

Primrose believes that the Foundation’s Honor Gift Program is a great way to give back to the Texas FFA while encouraging others to do the same. If you would like to contribute visit here
 
 
 
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