About FFA

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 agricultural science education program is built on the three core areas of classroom/laboratory instruction, supervised agricultural experience programs and FFA student organization activities/opportunities. FFA represents the relevancy to the core areas offering students opportunities that changes lives and prepares students for real-world success. Founded in 1928, the FFA organization represents a large diversity of over 300 careers in the food, fiber and natural resources industry. More than 7,000 FFA chapters are currently in existence; their programs are managed on a local, state and national level. Chapter activities and FFA programs concentrate on three areas of our mission: premier leadership, personal growth and career success. Madison County Middle School students will be able to participate in a wide array of activities ranging from: horse judging, livestock judging, public speaking, livestock shows, community service projects, and social opportunities.

The National FFA Organization used to be known as the Future Farmers of America because it was for students interested in becoming farmers. However, now FFA is for any student - farmers or not! Most of MCMS FFA members do not live on farms or even own livestock! MCMS FFA offers members afterschool meetings every month, club day meetings, field trips, contests, conferences, community service opportunities, and fundraising awards.