- Ag Ed For...
- FFA Regions
- Shop CA FFA
- California FFA Foundation
- Become an Ag Teacher
Today, there are 70,523 FFA members, aged 13-21, in 305 High Schools in California.
- 44% of FFA members are female; women hold more than 50% of state leadership positions
- 47% of our membership is Hispanic; 40% is Caucasian and 3% is African-American
- 96% of FFA members are in grades 9-12; 4% are high school graduates
- The top five membership states are Texas, California, Georgia, Oklahoma and Missouri
More than 650 FFA advisors and agriculture teachers deliver an integrated model of agricultural education providing students with innovative and leading-edge education, enabling them to grow into competent leaders.
- Agriculture Education Departments offer Agriscience, Agriculture Mechanics, Ornamental Horticulture, Animal Science, Agriculture Business, Plant and Soil Science, Forestry and Natural Resources
- In 2011 Agriculture Education Departments offered over 1,000 classes that met the California A-G University Admission Requirements
FFA classroom activities include math and science as well as hands-on work experience and the development of life skills helping them to discover their career path and realize success.
- Collectively, FFA members earn more than $4 billion annually through their hands-on work experience
- Members participate and learn advanced career skills in 51 national proficiency areas based on their hands-on work experience ranging from food science and technology to agricultural communications to wildlife management to production agriculture
- According to the student magazine readership study, 87% of our students are interested in learning about career exploration, 81% about college preparation and 81% about technology
- Through 23 national career development events and one activity, FFA members are challenged to real-life, hands on tests of skills used to prepare them for more than 300 agricultural careers
Agriculture is the nation’s largest employer, with more than 24 million people working in some phase. FFA prepares members for more than 300 careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture.
- National FFA Foundation has raised more than $201 million for the National FFA Organization since 1944
- Over 3,000 sponsors provided more than $14 million for FFA and agriculture programs and activities in 2009
- In 2011, 129 sponsors provided 1,590 individual scholarships worth over $1.9 million through the National FFA Organization.
- To date, more than $34 million in FFA collegiate scholarships have been awarded to students pursuing higher education.
The National FFA Agricultural Career Show covers 300,000 square feet and attracts more than 400 exhibitors
Last Update: October 2011