How do I join FFA?
FFA is an intracurricular student organization for students enrolled in agricultural education courses. To join, you must be in grades 5-12 in a public, private, charter, or homeschool that offers ag courses. Once you graduate, you are eligible to maintain your active membership until November 30 following the fourth national convention after your graduation.
Are there membership dues?
Yes. In Louisiana, individual state dues are $5 per member, and individual national dues are $7 per member. Local chapters may also charge chapter dues.
How do I maintain active membership?
1. While in school, be enrolled in at least one agricultural education course during the school year and/or follow a planned course of study; either course must include a supervised agricultural experience program, the objective of which is preparation for an agricultural career.
2. Show an interest in the affairs of the organization by attending meetings, striving for degrees of membership, and participating in other organized activities of the chapter.
3. Pay all current state and national dues by the date determined by the chapter.
4. Display conduct consistent with the ideals and purposes of the National FFA Organization.
What is the National FFA membership affiliation program?
Chapters that desire 100% of their ag education students to be FFA members can become affiliated chapters. This allows the chapter to be billed for a lump sum once a year by National FFA based on the number of students. The more students your chapter has, the less your chapter will pay per member for state and national dues. True middle schools (5th-8th grades) are eligible for the middle school flat fee affiliation.
How does my chapter become affiliated?
Advisors should see the "Membership and Fees" section of the Advisors' Portal to find instructions for affiliation.