North Carolina Future Farmers of America Association: Since 1929

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What is FFA?

FFA is a dynamic youth organization within agricultural education that changes lives and prepares students for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. FFA was created in 1928 as the Future Farmers of America; the name was changed in 1988 to the National FFA Organization to represent the growing diversity of agriculture.

Today, nearly one half-million student members are engaged in a wide range of agricultural education activities, leading to over 300 career opportunities in the agricultural science, food, fiber and natural resources industry. Student success remains the primary mission of FFA.

What do the letters FFA stand for?

The letters FFA stand for Future Farmers of America; however, the Future Farmers of America organization shall be known and do business as the National FFA Organization (Article I. Name, National Constitution and Bylaws).

Over the past 79 years, FFA and agricultural education have grown to encompass all aspects of agriculture, from production farming, agribusiness and forestry to biotechnology, marketing and food processing.