The National FFA Organization (formerly Future Farmers of America) envisions a future in which all agricultural education students will discover their passion in life and build on that insight to chart the course for their educations, career and personal future. The National FFA Organization has nearly 580,000 current members in more than 7,500 chapters in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. Members are students in grades 7-12 and college. Through agricultural education, students are provided opportunities for leadership development, personal growth and career success.
“Future Farmers of America” was founded by a group of young farmers back in 1928. Their mission was to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. They taught us that agriculture is more than planting and harvesting – it’s a science, it’s a business, and it’s an art.
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 career pathways. They are still the Future Farmers of America; but, they are the future biologists, future chemists, future veterinarians, future engineers and future entrepreneurs of America, too.