FFA is an intra-curricular activity having its origin and base in a definite part of
the school curriculum- agricultural education. The close relationship facilitates each
other’s good points with the FFA providing the “laboratory” for leadership, personal and
career development experiences for the classroom instruction. Thus a well-functioning
FFA chapter, with planned program of activities, a strong team of student and adult
leaders and active “advisor-ship” enriches the instruction in agriculture.
FFA Mission Statement
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their
potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through an
integrated program of agricultural education.
FFA students are served by a fully integrated educational program of classroom
instruction, supervised experiential learning and FFA programs and activities focused on
the science, business, and technology of the agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources
FFA Vision Statement
The national FFA organization envisions a future in which
All agricultural education students will discover their passion in life, and build on
that insight to chart the course for their education, career and personal future.
The national FFA organization collaborates with teachers, State leaders,
and others to deliver an integrated program of agricultural education,
which encourages students to explore opportunities, supports their
discovery of natural talents and interests, and offers meaningful activities
in which they can apply their skills and talents.
Therefore the National FFA organization will:
Make local agricultural education teacher success its primary focus, through
model programs and activities that generate local program success
Reaffirm its commitment to the integrated agricultural education delivery model
as a synergistic way to deliver academic, professional and youth development
content. Within this model, further improves for local students the role of
experiential learning, the depth of personal engagement and the breadth of
Promote the widespread use of community based planning and support to develop
environments that make agricultural education and FFA successful.
Develop stronger programs and support for state leaders of agricultural Education.
Offer programs and activities that are attractive to students of all ages (middle
school through college), diverse backgrounds and broad career interests in the
agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources industry.
Beliefs and Values
Students need an environment and experiences that promote personal growth…
Discovering personal talents, career interests, and building skills leads to
All students need to be accepted, experience success and be confident in