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FFA Membership Reaches Record

Clint Thompson Florida, Georgia

The National FFA Organization this week announced a record-high student membership of 760,113, an increase from last year’s 700,170 members. The top five student membership states are Texas, California, Georgia, Florida and Oklahoma. Interest in FFA and agricultural education continues to grow as membership continues to increase as well as the number of chapters.

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This year, the organization has more than 115,831 Latino members, more than 40,000 Black members and more than 12,000 members who are American Indian and Alaska Native. Forty-four percent of the membership is female, with 51% of the membership being male.

FFA chapters can be found in 24 of the 25 largest U.S. cities. National FFA CEO Mark Poeschl says, “as we continue to bring agricultural education and FFA to more students, we see the enthusiasm of this generation reflected in the growth of our organization.”

The National FFA Organization includes more than 8,700 local FFA chapters.

(From the National Association of Farm Broadcasters)