About Us

Year Founded: 1928

The letters "FFA" stand for Future Farmers of
America; however, in 1988 the official name of the
organization was changed from "Future Farmers of
America" to "The National FFA Organization" to
reflect the growing diversity of agriculture.

2008 FFA Membership: 506,199. Members represent
all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Largest Annual Event: The National FFA Convention
2009 National FFA Convention Attendance: 53,473

FFA Mission: The National FFA Organization is
dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives
of students by developing their potential for premier
leadership, personal growth and career success
through agricultural education.

Number of Chapters: 7,429 in all 50 states, Puerto
Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Scholarships: National FFA awards over $2 Million
in annual scholarships.

Funding: FFA programs are funded through
sponsorships and private donations at the local, state
and national level.

FFA is the largest student organization in the world!!!