FFA is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of the three components of Agricultural Education: Classroom/Lab, National FFA Organization, Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE).
What do the letters FFA stand for?
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.
FFA is an organization made up of state associations; those state associations are made up of local chapters.
How is FFA funded?
FFA programs are funded through sponsorships, fundraising and individual donations at the local, state and national levels. FFA Dues are $12 annually with the National FFA Organization receiving $7 per year, the Georgia FFA Association receiving $4 per year and the local chapter using $1 for participation in local, state and national activities.
SPONSOR: Mr. Micheal Barnes