The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
The FFA is an integral part of the Agricultural Education program. To join the FFA you must be enrolled in an Ag Science Education course in your local school.
Contact your school’s counselor or Ag / Science instructor to enroll and become eligible to join
FFA is not a "club." It is one of three integral components of an agricultural education program: classroom instruction, supervised agricultural experience and life skills. Students between the ages of 12 and 21 who are enrolled in a systematic course of instruction in agricultural education are eligible for membership. Tech High is one of only a limited number of locations in Pinellas County that offers agricultural instruction for high school students. and Tech High maintains an active FFA chapter for you to join!
Contact Ms. Biram or Ms. Karp for more information.
If your school doesn't have an agricultural education program, take steps to open a program in your school. In order to accomplish this task we strongly recommended that you contact your state agricultural education staff to express your interest and ask for assistance on regulations, requirements and resources for planning the new program.
In some instances, students have been able to connect with other schools in neighboring districts, but that is entirely a state and local decision. There has been an increase in the opportunities provided through distance education resources as well.
Membership dues for the National FFA Organization are $20 each year. Of this total cost, $2 goes to the publication and distribution of FFA New Horizons, the FFA member magazine. A subscription to New Horizons is included in your membership fee.
(Your state and local FFA associations may have additional dues they charge for membership; this money is above and beyond the $5 national dues, so your actual cost of membership may be more than $5.)