Do you know what you want to do after you finish high school? FFA can help you develop your skills and prepare you for that next step.
If you’re uncertain, FFA can help you determine which of agriculture’s 300 exciting career options match your personal interests and skills. If you’re like the 73 percent of today’s FFA members who already plan to pursue a career in agriculture, you know that there are options for almost any interest, whether you want to work indoors or outside, at a desk on in the lab, in the city or on a farm and with other people or on your own.
Even if you don’t choose a career in agriculture, the skills and training you gain through FFA will lead to success in any industry.
How do I become an FFA member?
The first step is to talk to your agricultural teacher. They will be able to give you the information about our next FFA meeting and help answer any questions you might have about joining FFA.
What are the requirements to be in FFA?
In order to be an official FFA member, students MUST be enrolled in a CATES agriculture class. FFA in considered intra-curricular not extra curricular. Students receive a grade for their involvement in the FFA.
Are there dues?
Students are asked to pay a $5 membership affiliation and this will qualify them for free BBQs and other special privileges throughout the year.
Do I have to show an animal at fair to be part of FFA?
FFA is a leadership development career technical student organization. FFA members have the opportunity to attend leadership training conferences, compete in career development events, hold a leadership role as a officer, participate in committees, serve in community service, serve as a mentor for middle school agriculture students, and be involved in numerous local Lincoln FFA meetings, events and activities. Students do have the opportunity to exhibit livestock at Placer County and Gold Country Fair, but this is not a required activity.