Over half a million students across the country are becoming leaders, building self-esteem and preparing for successful careers, while having a great time in the process! They're members of FFA, the organization for students in agricultural education and they're making new friends, going new places and trying new things!


FFA Benefits Include:

Over two million dollars in scholarships available through National FFA (click here for more information) 

Making new friends - Becoming a leader - Traveling - Earning money and awards - Being a part of a team -Having fun - Making positive choices - Targeting career success - Serving your community - Outstanding conferences and conventions

How to Join FFA?

FFA is not a "club". It is one of three integral components of an agricultural education program: 

  1. Classroom Instruction

  2. Supervised Agricultural Experience

  3. FFA 

Students between the ages of 12 and 21 who are enrolled in a systematic course of instruction in agricultural education are eligible for membership. FFA is an integral part of an Agricultural Education program. To join FFA you must be enrolled in an Agricultural Course at your school. Contact your School Counselor or Agriculture Teacher to enroll in an Agricultural Education program and join FFA.  Click here to locate a chapter near you.

Your local school system must offer agricultural instruction and have an active FFA chapter for you to join. If your school doesn't have an agricultural education program, you can take steps to open a program in your school. To accomplish this you should, contact our state agricultural education staff to express your interest and ask for assistance.

Please note that in New Hampshire the law requires that if your local School District does not offer Agricultural Education, you can submit a request to be sent to a School District that does.

Point your browser to the National FFA Organization for more information.



Why Join FFA?

Deerfield Fair
Deerfield Fair

Winter Leadership Camp
Winter Leadership Camp

State Officers at Camp O in NY
State Officers at Camp O in NY

Deerfield Fair
Deerfield Fair


"FFA is so much more than just plows and sows.  It changes you as a person in so many amazing ways!  Personally, I think by far, that this is the best thing I have ever been a part of.  It isn't just another club where you meet in a room with a number of people.  In FFA, you create great friendships with so many people who have the same common interests and goals.  You are able to succeed in multiple ways while building up your communication and teamwork skills along with your own personal success.  All the while, you are gaining skills and knowledge that you can apply to all kinds of careers, not just agriculture.  Not being a part of FFA is just silly."

Jen Gagnon

State Vice President