Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is agricultural education?
      • Agricultural Education is an area of Career and Technical Education which focuses on teaching students skills they can use in the area of food and fiber production, distribution, marketing, and research. These classes cover a wide array of subjects, and allow students the opportunity to learn both in the classroom and in a hands-on environment.
  2. What is FFA?
      • Today, the FFA is a leadership organization for any student enrolled in an agriculture class.
  3. What are the requirements to be in the FFA?
      • In order to join the FFA, a student must be enrolled in at least one agriculture class each year and pay the class fees for that course.
  4. What are all these abbreviations I keep seeing?
      • We have a lot of technical terms and abbreviations in our program. Here are a few of the most common abbreviations explained.
        • FFA - Technically FFA is not an abbreviation anymore. FFA originally was the acronym of the Future Farmers of America. In 1988, the name was changed to the National FFA Organization to show a focus on all of agriculture, not just farming.
        • CDE - Career Development Event - Event in which students learn career skills in a competitive format
        • SAE - Supervised Agricultural Experience - A student-led project that is related to agriculture and is completed outside of class time
  5. How can I get a FFA jacket?
      • FFA jackets are allowed for current, active FFA members only. The FFA Advisors can place orders for jackets at any time during the year. Jackets range from $52 to $72 depending on style and size. Scarves and ties cost an additional $10 to $15.