Stationed by the Flag: What is FFA?

By Katie Nedgood, Lakeview FFA

FFA is a national organization which once stood for future farmers of America, but now stands for the National FFA Organization. The name was changed in 1988 because FFA is not only about farming. FFA consists of other agriculture career opportunities, such as education, marketing, and research.

FFA is part of a 3 circle model for a complete agricultural education program along with classroom instruction and supervised agriculture experience (SAE). I chose my SAE to be agriculture communications where I will be writing about FFA and what we do as members.

FFA is a fascinating experience that is open for all students enrolled in an agriculture class. This organization teaches many important life lessons. FFA contributes to premier leadership, personal growth, career success, and the development of life skills. You do not have to be a student to contribute to FFA. If you are an adult or an FFA alumni you can support your local FFA chapter by donating your time, resources, or money by purchasing plants or projects.

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