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.
Who We Are
"Future Farmers of America" was founded by a group of young farmers in 1928. Their mission was to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. They taught us that agriculture is more than planting and harvesting - it's a science, it's a business and it's an art.
What We Do
The LMS FFA Chapter participates in an array of activities composed into 3 categories: Student Development, Chapter Development, and Community Development.
Who can Join?
Students between the ages of 12 and 21 who are enrolled in a systematic course of instruction in agricultural education are eligible for membership. Your local school system must offer agricultural instruction and have an active FFA chapter for you to join.
Today, there are 610,240 FFA members, aged 12‒21, in 7,665 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The top five membership states are Texas, California, Georgia, Missouri and Oklahoma. FFA chapters are in 18 of the 20 largest U.S. cities, including New York, Chicago and Philadelphia.
Georgia FFA is the 3rd largest state association with more than 37,000 members. There are 290 chapters and more than 400 agricultural education teachers in Georgia.