The letters "FFA" stand for Future Farmers of America; however, in 1988 the official name of the organization was changed from "Future Farmers of America" to "The National FFA Organization" to reflect the growing diversity of agriculture. "Future Farmers of America" was founded by a group of young farmers back in 1928. Their mission was to prepare future generations for the challenges of feeding a growing population. They taught us that agriculture is more than planting and harvesting-- it's a science, it's a business and it's an art. FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of career pathways. So today, we are still the Future Farmers of America. But, we are the Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers and Future Entrepreneurs of America, too. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. FFA is about learning and developing the leadership skills that you will need for the future. Pearland FFA currently has 200+ members and The National FFA Organization is the largest youth organization in the United States.
Pearland FFA opportunities for high school students:
- Leadership Development Events (LDEs) - August to December
- Career Development Events (CDEs) - January to May
- Supervised Agriculture Experience Program (SAEP) - Animal Project or Job Placement
- Speaking Contests - January - May
- FFA Awards & Scholarships