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FFA History

FFA History

FFA History

Founded in 1928, the Future Farmers of America brought together students, teachers and agribusiness to solidify support for agricultural education. In Kansas City's Baltimore Hotel, 33 young farmboys charted a course for the future. They could not have foreseen how the organization would grow and thrive.


Since 1928, millions of agriculture students - no one knows exactly how many - have donned the official FFA jacket and championed the FFA creed. FFA has opened its doors and its arms to minorities and women, ensuring that all students could reap the benefits of agricultural education.


Today, the National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement inpremier leadership,personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Now, the organization is expanding the nation's view of "traditional" agriculture and finding new ways to infuse agriculture into the classroom.



Today, there are 523,309 FFA members, aged 12-21, in 7,487 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

  • 38% of FFA members are female; women hold more than 50% of state leadership positions
  • 75% of our membership is Caucasian; 11% is Hispanic and 4% is African-American
  • 89% of FFA members are in grades 9-12; 6% are in grades 7-8; 5% are high school graduates
  • 27% of FFA members live in rural farm areas; 39% live in rural non-farm areas with the remaining 34% of members living in urban and suburban areas
  • FFA chapters are in 16 of the 20 largest cities, including New York, Chicago and Philadelphia
  • The top five membership states are California, Texas, Georgia, Oklahoma and Missouri
  • The 2009 National FFA Convention was host to 53,473 members, FFA advisors and FFA supporters
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