What are the requirements for a student membership?

FFA is an integral part of agricultural education. To join FFA, you must be enrolled in an agriculture course at your school. Contact your school counselor or agriculture teacher to enroll in an agricultural education program and join FFA. Go here for more information.

Contact your state FFA association and ask about membership requirements and/or restrictions in your state.

Additional information can be found in the Official FFA Manual.

Per Article V. Membership, Section B of the Official Manual

Student Membership – To be eligible for membership in a chartered FFA chapter, a student must be enrolled in a state approved school-based agricultural education program not below the 5th grade level. To become a student member and retain membership, a student must:

  1. While in school, be enrolled in at least one agricultural education course during the school year and/or follow a planned course of study; either course must include a supervised agricultural experience program, the objective of which is preparation for an agricultural career.

  2. Show an interest in the affairs of the organization by attending meetings, striving for degrees of membership and participating in other organized activities of the chapter.

  3. Pay all current state and national dues or program affiliation fee by the date determined by the chapter.

  4. Display conduct consistent with the ideals and purposes of the National FFA Organization.

A member may retain active membership until November 30, following the fourth National FFA Convention after graduation from high school.

Updated on July 16, 2023

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