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What is FFA?      
Founded in 1928, the former "Future Farmers of America" brought together students, teachers and agribusiness to solidify support for agricultural education. The name of the organization was changed to the National FFA Organization in 1988 to reflect the growing diversity of agriculture. Today, more than 900,000 student members are engaged in a wide range of agricultural education activities.

The FFA operates on local, state and national levels. Student members belong to chapters organized at the local school level. Agricultural education instructors serve as chapter advisors. Chapters are organized under state associations headed by an advisor and executive secretary, often employees of the state department of education. States conduct programs and host annual conventions. 

The Georgia FFA Association was founded in 1929. It is the 3rd largest state association in the nation with more than 80,000 FFA members in 391 local chapters.

FFA Colors & Emblem      
  Colors - As the blue field of our nation's flag and the golden fields of ripened corn unify our country, the FFA colors of national blue and corn gold give unity to the organization.

Emblem - The national FFA emblem, consisting of five symbols, is representative of the history, goals, and future of the organization. As a whole, the emblem covers the broad spectrum of FFA and agriculture. Each element within the emblem has unique significance. 
  • The cross section of the ear of corn provides the foundation of the emblem, just as corn has historically served as the foundation crop of American agriculture. It is also a symbol of unity, as corn is grown in every state of the nation.
  • The rising sun signifies progress and holds a promise that tomorrow will bring a new day glowing with opportunity.
  • The plow signifies labor and tillage of the soil, the backbone of agriculture and the historic foundation of our country’s strength.
  • The eagle is a national symbol which serves as a reminder of our freedom and ability to explore new horizons for the future of agriculture.
  • The owl, long recognized for its wisdom, symbolizes the knowledge required to be successful in the industry of agriculture.
  • The words "Agricultural Education" and "FFA" are emblazoned in the center to signify the combination of learning and leadership necessary for progressive agriculture.

  • FFA Mission, Motto, Creed & Code of Ethics      
    FFA is truly an organization of, by and for its members. Members decide and direct the activities of their own chapter. They hold positions of leadership and conduct all activities. The success or failure of chapter activities and programs rests with the membership.

    Why join FFA?      
    Over three quarter million students across the country are becoming leaders, building self-esteem and preparing for career success. They are members of FFA and are making new friends, going new places and trying new things. FFA prepares students by helping them develop leadership and life skills that will shape their decision-making and values for the rest of their lives.

    How do I join FFA?      
    Learn more about joining the FFA or starting an agricultural education program at your school. 

    NameDate AddedSize
    ADVISORY COMMITTEE Handbook 9/14/2016 1082 KB
    Ag Ed One Pager 6/17/2022 251 KB
    Closing Ceremony 6/17/2022 401 KB
    FFA Federal Charter 6/17/2022 192 KB
    Indicators for Maintaining FFA Charter 6/17/2022 97 KB
    Middle School Development Guide 8/30/2017 331 KB
    Opening Ceremony 6/17/2022 561 KB
    Opening Ceremony - Chaplain 6/17/2022 334 KB
    Opening Ceremony - Historian 6/17/2022 388 KB
    Opening Ceremony - Parliamentarian 6/17/2022 392 KB


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