Mississippi FFA Association (replace Future Farmers of America)
Mississippi FFA making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.
Mississippi’s agricultural education programs offer courses in Introduction to Agriscience, Agriculture and Environmental Science and Technology, Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources, Agriculture Power and Machinery, Food Science (Meats Processing), Forestry, and Horticulture. These courses are offered as early as the 8th grade in some school districts, and are offered either in comprehensive high schools or at Career and Technical Education Centers within a school district at the high school level.
The National FFA Organization membership totals nearly 560,000 members in 7500 FFA chapters all 50 states, as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. FFA is a diverse organization, operating in rural and suburban schools. Students aged 12-21 who are enrolled in, have taken or who plan to complete agricultural education programs are eligible for membership in the Mississippi FFA Association and the National FFA Association upon paying their local, state and national dues.
Mississippi is unique in that it is the ONLY state in the United States that offers membership into the Mississippi Junior FFA Association for students age 8 through the end of their 9th grade year in school for those students who cannot take an agricultural education course before the ninth grade. Junior members must pay local and state FFA dues and attend regularly scheduled Junior FFA meetings, which are sponsored by the local Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor.
Presently, the Mississippi FFA Association has 3,743 FFA Senior members in 108 local FFA Chapters and 585 Junior members in 33 local FFA Chapters, which is a total of 4,381 members. The new membership year opens on September 1.
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.
Current Membership: 4,381
Number of Active Chapters: 108