The official name of the organization is the National FFA Organization.
The letters “FFA” stand for Future Farmers of America. These letters are a part of our history and our heritage that will never change. But FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners and more. For this reason, the name of the organization was updated in 1988 after a vote of national convention delegates to reflect the growing diversity and new opportunities in the industry of agriculture.
Today, the National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of agricultural career pathways. So today, we are still the Future Farmers of America. But, we are the Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers and Future Entrepreneurs of America, too.
As a Carver Middle FFA member, you will have the opportunity to attend monthly meetings as well as area, state, and national conferences. You also will be able to compete in career development events (CDE’s) that include Horse Judging, Agricultural Mechanics, Livestock Judging, Lawnmower Operations, and more!
Students who are interested in joining should see Mr. Holman in room 230 for a membership application. Dues are only $10, which cover the students' national and state dues. Your student’s dues can be paid through MyPayments Plus.