The FFA is the
nation's largest youth organization; reaching from the states of
FFA uses agricultural education to create real-world success. Agriculture teachers become advisors to local FFA chapters, which students join. More than 7,000 FFA chapters are currently in existence; their programs are managed on a local, state and national level. Each chapter's Program of Activities is designed with the needs of the students in mind. Activities vary greatly from school to school, but are based in a well-integrated curriculum.
The Bosqueville FFA Chapter has a total 2009-2010 membership of 54 paid members. Bosqueville has an active chapter that is involved in community service, showing livestock, competing in CDE and LDE events and planning and constructing agricultural mechanic projects to exhibit at state livestock project shows. The FFA members work very hard in their FFA activities to make the Bosqueville chapter successful.
State FFA Vice-President—Abby Prause 2011-2012
Here are some quick FFA facts:
Organizational Name: National FFA Organization;
Changed in 1988 from Future Farmers of America to reflect the expanding career field of Agricultural Education.
Current Membership: 506,000
Number of Chapters: 7,400 in all 50 states,
Largest Annual Event: National FFA Convention held in
2009 Attendance: 53,631
Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve
The FFA motto gives members twelve short words to live by as they experience the opportunities in the organization.
The FFA Mission:
-Strengthens the confidence of agriculture students in themselves and their work.
-Promotes the intelligent choice and establishment of an agricultural career.
-Encourages achievement in supervised agricultural experience programs.
-Encourages wise management of economic, environmental and human resources of the community.
-Develops interpersonal skills in teamwork, communications, human relations and social interaction.
-Builds character and promotes citizenship, volunteerism and patriotism.
-Promotes cooperation and cooperative attitudes among all people.
-Promotes healthy lifestyles.
-Encourages excellence in scholarship