Connect! Past.  Present.  Future.


Fred McClure, Assistant to President Bush for Legislative Affairs and a former national officer, returned to the convention stage for a lively address. - 1990

The National FFA Organization (FFA) empowers our youth to impact the world through education in agriculture.

FFA encourages its members to reach their full potential and prepares them for more than 300 career opportunities in the science, business and technology of agriculture. Since 1928, FFA has been making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

FFA brings classroom instruction to life.

FFA members learn important concepts taught in agricultural science classrooms nationwide, build valuable skills through hands-on experiential learning, and demonstrate their proficiency in annual competitions. With more than 24 million people working in some phase of the industry, agriculture is our nation’s largest employer, and a strong future depends on the students of today.

CONNECT! Past. Present. Future. is sponsored by The National FFA Foundation.

Our Mission: The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, foundations and individuals to secure resources for the future of education, agriculture and student leader development.


CONNECT! is an exciting campaign that invites FFA enthusiasts to share stories with us about their most memorable FFA experiences, what they’re doing now and how FFA has impacted their lives. Thank you for connecting and sharing this program with friends and family who have been involved in FFA, or with people who simply love the organization. It’s so great to hear from everyone.