FFA

Texas Future Farmers of America (FFA) is a dynamic youth organization that makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. FFA is not extracurricular; rather, it is a three-part model of education that consists of:

  • Classroom instruction
  • Supervised agricultural experiences and
  • FFA participation

Classroom agricultural education is applied to hands-on learning opportunities called supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs). SAEs include activities such as starting a business, working for an established company or working in production agriculture.

FFA activities vary greatly from chapter to chapter, but are based in a well-integrated curriculum. Chapter activities and programs concentrate on three areas of the FFA mission: premier leadership, personal growth and career success.

Fast Facts:

  • The Texas FFA Association was chartered in 1929
  • More than one-third of Texas FFA members are female
  • There are approximately 2,000 agricultural science teachers in Texas (2015-16)
  • Ten state officers, high school seniors, are popularly elected annually by the delegates at the State FFA Convention
  • The state FFA president and first vice president take a yearlong leave of absence from college to travel the state representing Texas FFA by visiting 400+ schools; traveling more than 60,000 miles.