What is ffa?

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Future Farmers of America was first established in 1928. Since then, the national organization has spread like wildfire. FFA membership today is comprised of over 700,000 student members in grades 6 through 12 who belong to one of 8,568 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S.

FFA originally stood for Future Farmers of America, in 1988 the name was changed to the National FFA Organization, to reflect the growing diversity in the industry of agriculture.

THE FFA MISSIOn

"FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education."

Alaska FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.  We strive to find ways to educate the next generation of young Alaskans so that they may be prepared with the tools to feed, fuel, and finance Alaska’s future.

To accomplish its mission, FFA:

  • Develops competent and assertive agricultural leadership.

  • Increases awareness of the global and technological importance of agriculture and its contribution to our well-being.

  • Strengthens the confidence of agriculture students in themselves and their work.

  • Promotes the intelligent choice and establishment of an agricultural career.

  • Encourages achievement in supervised agricultural experience programs.

  • Encourages wise management of economic, environmental and human resources of the community.

  • Develops interpersonal skills in teamwork, communications, human relations and social interaction.

  • Builds character and promotes citizenship, volunteerism and patriotism.

  • Promotes cooperation and cooperative attitudes among all people.

  • Promotes healthy lifestyles.

  • Encourages excellence in scholarship