Coast-to-coast coverage of the FFA

News and features on the state and national levels

About the FFA and this page

No organization celebrates the next generation in agriculture quite like the FFA does. This organization, long called the Future Farmers of America, today focuses on young people throughout agriculture its and related industries, helping them to develop leadership and career skills, as well as nurturing an individual’s personal growth.

There are 8,630 local chapters across the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Those local chapters work with more than 670,000 members ages 12 to 21, while FFA also offers opportunities at the state and national levels. Though recognized in formal settings by their blue corduroy jackets (and the emblem on it), FFA members come from all walks of life and have a variety of aspirations and goals.

Things such as Officer Team opportunities, American Star Awards, talent awards, Distinguished Service awards, and Model of Excellence honors are just some of kinds of recognition that are available to individuals and chapters through FFA. Many of these are handed out and/or announced at the National FFA Convention & Expo, held each October in Indianapolis.

While the efforts of its membership are the most visible parts of FFA, the organization is also known for other things, such as its Creed. Written by E.M. Tiffany, the Creed has influenced countless members since its adoption — in many ways, learning it and embracing it is a rite of passage for members. Beyond that, many quotes and motivational phrases have arisen out of FFA and inspire both current and alumni members along their chosen paths.

At AGDAILY, we have worked closely with many FFA members and advisors, publishing a new and exclusive FFA-related feature article or video each Monday, while taking every opportunity to cover FFA happenings throughout the week. Since AGDAILY’s inception, we’ve also had a presence at the National FFA Convention & Expo, writing and photographing the event, as well as having a booth set up or a logo on the FFA mobile app.

What’s below is all of our FFA-related content, from articles to videos to photo galleries, both on a national level and searchable by state. We are always eager to do more, so if you know of a person or chapter we should feature, email Staff Writer Kacie Hulshof at [email protected].