The National FFA Organization announced this week a record-high student membership number of 850,823, a 15% year-over-year increase.  In addition, chapter numbers increased by 178, resulting in 8,995 chapters in the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


The Organization said interest in FFA and agricultural education continues to grow as membership and the number of chapters increase.  The top five student membership states are Texas, California, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee.  This year, the organization has more than 132,700 Latino members, more than 47,000 Black members and more than 13,000 American Indian and Alaska Native members.  Further, 43% of the membership is female, and 50% is male, with .5% reporting as nonbinary, 4.7% undisclosed, and 1.2% unreported.


National FFA CEO Scott Stump added, “As we continue to grow, we see the enthusiasm for agricultural education and FFA reflected in our membership.”


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