Each year, the National FFA Organization selects six student members to represent the organization as a national FFA officer.
The primary responsibility of a national officer is to serve the organization in local, state, national and international activities in a way that will inform, motivate and inspire FFA members, advisors, state staff, teachers and others to achieve the mission, strategies and core goals of the organization.
National officers dedicate one year of service with the organization. The time is spent representing student membership during meetings with the National FFA Board of Directors, facilitating workshops that bring leadership and knowledge to FFA members, delivering motivational speeches and serving as advocates for FFA on a global scale.
National FFA officers are selected by a nominating committee at the National FFA Convention & Expo.
2019-20 NATIONAL FFA OFFICERS
BECOME A NATIONAL OFFICER
It takes a highly motivated person to become a successful national FFA officer—an opportunity afforded to few members. If you want to be a national officer, take time now to learn about your passions and gain a better understanding of what life as a national officer is really like. A life of glamour and glory—maybe, but the truth is that as a national officer, your life is non-stop hard work and continual commitments.
Each state may recommend one candidate for national FFA office annually. National officer candidates must be active FFA members, must hold the American FFA Degree at the time of election, and must retain active membership through their term of office. FFA members employed by the National FFA Organization or serving on a national FFA nominating committee are ineligible.