Oregon FFA Value Statements

As Oregon FFA members, advisors, state staff, and stakeholders,

1. We respect and embrace every individual’s culture and experiences.

2. We welcome every individual’s contribution to advance our communities and the industry of agriculture.

3. We cultivate an environment that allows every individual to recognize and explore their differences.

4. We create leadership opportunities for every individual to enhance their personal and professional endeavors.

These value statements were created to help us understand the key actions we can take to ensure an environment where FFA members will feel a sense of belonging.

Respect, Embrace, Welcome, Cultivate and Create

All are action words designed to help remind us as individuals of our responsibility in guiding young people.

How to Join FFA:

FFA is an integral part of agricultural education. To join FFA, you must be enrolled in an agriculture course at your school. Contact your school counselor or agriculture teacher to enroll in an agricultural education program and join FFA.

If you don’t have an agricultural education program at your school, learn how you can help create one.

FFA Membership Dues

Membership dues for the National FFA Organization and Oregon FFA are covered by State granted funds when you enroll in local Agricultural Education course taught by the local Agricultural Science & Technology Instructor/FFA Advisor.  

Your local FFA associations may charge additional dues for membership. 

Find an FFA Chapter Near You

In some instances, students who do not have an FFA chapter in their schools have been able to join FFA chapters in neighboring school districts. Whether or not you can join an FFA chapter in a neighboring school district is local decision.

FFA New Horizons

With your FFA membership, you receive two issues of FFA New Horizons , the National FFA Organization’s member magazine. With entertaining and informative feature articles on everything from famous athletes and career spotlights to important FFA news, our award-winning magazine is a great resource for FFA members.

Career Advice, Hands-On Training

Do you know what you want to do after you finish high school? FFA can help you develop your skills and prepare you for that next step.

If you’re uncertain, FFA can help you determine which of agriculture’s 300 exciting career options match your personal interests and skills. If you’re like the 73 percent of today’s FFA members who already plan to pursue a career in agriculture, you know that there are options for almost any interest, whether you want to work indoors or outside, at a desk on in the lab, in the city or on a farm and with other people or on your own.

Even if you don’t choose a career in agriculture, the skills and training you gain through FFA will lead to success in any industry.


FFA can help you become a leader. Through FFA, members strengthen their personal skills, learn to manage their time and discover how to respect themselves and gain respect from others. Leadership skills are developed throughout the FFA program from a local FFA chapter’s programs of activities; special local, state and national opportunities and experiences; state and national leadership conferences and workshops and career development events.

Oregon offers the following Leadership development opportunities:

    • Baseline: Geared towards freshmen FFA members, is a day-long training focused on building leadership capacity in students. Through the guidance of a trained facilitator, students will deepen their understanding and develop skills in the following competencies:
      • Commuicate Effectively & Purposefully
      • Lead with Character
      • Embrace a Growth Mindset
    • Leadership in Focus: Geared towards sophomore FFA members, is a day long training focused on building leadership capacity in students. Through the guidance of a trained facilitator, students will deepen their understanding and develop skills in the following competencies:
      • Lead with Character
      • Build Healthy Relationships
      • Embrace a Growth Mindset
    • District Officer Training
    • Chapter Officer Training during District Leadership Camps
    • Coming soon:
      • Senior Transition Course
      • Year 3 & 4 Membership Conferences

FFA offers many opportunities for recognition at the local, state and national levels. You can even earn money for school through scholarships. Check out our programs and awards.


In 2015, the National FFA Organization awarded $2.7 million in scholarships designed to fit the diversity of our applicants.

Scholarships are sponsored by businesses and individuals through the National FFA Foundation and are given for a wide variety of experiences, career goals and higher education plans.

The selection process takes into account the whole student – FFA involvement, work experience, Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), community service, leadership skills and academics.

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Earning Power

How would you like to get paid for learning? Many FFA members start their own businesses or work for an agricultural company in high school. Some FFA members have earned hundreds of thousands of dollars by the time they graduate from college by reinvesting their profits in their business.


Contact Lee Letsch, Executive Secretary at to learn more about how you can get involved in FFA today.