The National FFA Organization was organized as the “Future Farmers of America” in 1928 in Kansas City, Mo. In 1988, the official organization name was changed to The National FFA Organization to reflect the broadening field of agriculture, which today encompasses more than 300 careers in everything from agri-science to biotechnology to turf grass management.

The FFA Mission:

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

The FFA Motto:

The FFA motto gives members twelve short words to live by as they experience the opportunities in the organization:

  • Learning to Do,
  • Doing to Learn,
  • Earning to Live,
  • Living to Serve.