Who We Are
"Future Farmers of America" was founded by a group of young farmers back in 1928 on the National level. 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.
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 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.
What do the letters "FFA" stand for?
The letters "FFA" stand for Future Farmers of America; however, in 1988 the official name of the organization was changed from "Future Farmers of America" to "The National FFA Organization" to reflect the growing diversity of agriculture.
Official FFA Manual
Learn everything you need to know about FFA—its history, bylaws, constitution and more—with the revised Official FFA Manual, now available online for free!
The manual is available in both English and Spanish. You can also view the links on your mobile phone for easy access.
The online version of the manual will be updated twice a year as needed and will serve as the official version. All updates will be announced on this webpage. The print edition of the English version is available for purchase on Shop FFA. The print version will be updated every two years.