Founded in 1928, the Future Farmers of America brought together students, teachers and agribusiness to solidify support for agricultural education. In Kansas City's Baltimore Hotel, 33 young farm boys charted a course for the future. They could not have foreseen how the organization would grow and thrive.
Since 1928, millions of agriculture students - no one knows exactly how many - have donned the official FFA jacket and championed the FFA creed. FFA has opened its doors and its arms to minorities and women, ensuring that all students could reap the benefits of agricultural education.
Today, the National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Now, the organization is expanding the nation's view of "traditional" agriculture and finding new ways to infuse agriculture into the classroom.
The Cole Camp FFA Chapter was chartered October of 1949; the original charter still hangs in the classroom. The program has a full functional greenhouse, shop and classroom. The students/members of the program show livestock, attend leadership activities, serve our community, are learning to become an independent individual and gaining the knowledge to help carry on the traditions and values of an agricultural way of life.
FFA has over 7000 FFA chapters and 500,000 plus members from across this great country. If you would like to learn even more about the FFA please contact the Cole Camp FFA Chapter or visit www.ffa.org.