FFA is an integral part of the agricultural education program. To join the FFA you must be enrolled in an agricultural education course in your local school. Contact your school’s counselor or agriscience instructor to enroll in an agricultural education class and join the FFA. FFA is not a “club.” It is one of three integral components of an agricultural education program: classroom instruction, supervised agricultural experience, and FFA. Students between the ages of 10 and 21 who are enrolled in a systematic course of instruction in agricultural education are eligible for membership. Your local school system must offer agriscience instruction and have an active FFA chapter for you to join.
If your school doesn’t have an agricultural education program, take steps to open a program in your school. In order to accomplish this task, we strongly recommended that you contact your state agricultural education staff to express your interest and ask for assistance on regulations, requirements, and resources for planning the new program.