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 FFA Frequently Answered Questions

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. Although FFA was created in 1928 as Future Farmers of America, the name was changed in 1988 to the National FFA Organization to represent the growing diversity of agriculture. Today, almost half a million student members are engaged in a wide range of agricultural education activities, leading to over 300 career opportunities in the food, fiber and natural resources industry. Student success remains the primary mission of FFA.

How do I join FFA at Fillmore Central?
1. Sign up with Mrs. Thorman in the Ag room.
2. Come to a meeting.
3. Pay the dues of $20 (and get a t-shirt for FREE!).
4. Sign up for FFA events and contests.

Why is our dues $20?
Region dues = $3
State dues = $4
National Dues = $5
FFA New Horizons Magazine = $5
Chapter dues = $3

What do the letters F-F-A stand for?
The letters FFA stand for Future Farmers of America; however, the official name of the organization was changed in 1988 to the National FFA Organization.  Over the past 75 years, the FFA and agricultural education have grown to encompass all aspects of agriculture, from production farming, agribusiness and forestry to biotechnology, marketing and food processing.

The FFA Mission
The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
Learn more about the FFA Mission 

The FFA Motto
Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.

To learn more about FFA, check out the MN FFA website:, and the National FFA website:


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