“We believe in the future of agriculture”- This message rings true in the hearts of everyone connected within the FFA. That involvement can be served in many different roles throughout life. Whether it's becoming an active FFA member through a high school agricultural education program, reconnecting with the FFA as a former member, or volunteering to help through becoming a member of the FFA Alumni. With everyone’s help, the FFA will remain strong in preparing members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.
FFA is a youth organization for students to discover their talents through agricultural education.Join Here
If you were a former FFA member and want to reconnect with the Maryland FFA, please complete this short survey. We would love to hear from you.Reconnect Here
What better way to serve others than by joining the Maryland FFA Alumni. Anyone can join and make a valuable contribution in helping local FFA Chapters.Alumni Here
Each year, FFA chapters around the country celebrate National FFA Week. The week-long tradition began in 1947 when the National FFA Board of Directors designated the week of George Washington's birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer. The first National FFA Week was held in 1948. Today, FFA Week always runs Saturday to Saturday and encompasses Feb. 22, Washington's birthday.
Oversees the Maryland FFA in providing the state staff personnel and execution of career development events and leadership activities
Supports and encourages student participation in FFA Activities related to a career and technical education program of study. Partners with MAEF to provide leadership support to the Maryland FFA.
Through partnering with business and industry, the foundation provides financial assistance to develop personal and professional growth
Provides financial support for state and national level participation in Career Development Events and other leadership opportunities.
Assists in chapter student recruitment, offers scholarships, and volunteers for local, state, and national conferences and leadership activities
Provides professional and technical development, and mentoring for agricultural educators and FFA Advisors
My participation in FFA has made me realize my potential as a leader and my passion for agricultural literacy and animal agriculture.Nicole MicholManchester Valley FFA
Maryland FFA gave me a 'home' in high school and a purpose. I went to college for agriculture and I'm currently in my 11th year teaching agriculture education and advising a FFA chapter.Shelley M. ArmourFFA Advisor
They never said it would be easy. They said it would be worth it. Teach Ag!Lori MayhewFFA Advisor
Found my husband, my career, my passion, my life through the Maryland FFA.!Mrs. Terrie ShankMD FFA Executive Director
“I love MD FFA members so much, that I go each year to the High School Reunion to see and talk with my past FFA members!!James PopeAg teacher and Maryland FFA Executive Secretary
Growing up, I was shy but the FFA gave me the opportunity to develop public skills. Being an officer and learning to Speak gave me the confidence I needed in life.Cathy Popepast FFA member