July 15, 2024

FFA report released

Learn about FFA’s impact

The cover page of the 2023 National FFA Annual Report.

INDIANAPOLIS — The 2023 National FFA Annual Report was recently published, outlining the organization’s achievements and laying a blueprint for its future.

“The theme of our 2023 annual report is ‘Evolve,’” said Scott Stump, CEO of National FFA. “In my role with FFA, I have been privileged to witness members evolve from shy young people unsure about their futures to confident leaders with robust goals and plans.

“Just as our members are constantly growing and transforming into better versions of themselves, the National FFA Organization must also evolve to become the organization that today’s youth, industry of agriculture and the world need.”

In the report, FFA alumni and supporters say that FFA helped them develop leadership skills, improve public speaking skills, build relationships, improve social skills and prepare for a career.

The report also shared statistics about FFA.

By The Numbers

• $2.6 million — Awarded in scholarships.

• 945,988 — Number of members.

• 722, 363 — Members of the National FFA Alumni and Supporters.

• 72,954 — Registered to attend National FFA Convention.

• 14,490 — FFA advisers.

• 9,163 — Number of FFA chapters.

• 4,423 — American FFA degrees awarded.

• 1,406 — FFA jackets awarded through Give the Gift of Blue 2023.

• 383 — Supervised Agricultural Experience grants awarded.

• 375 — State FFA officers elected to lead their state FFA associations.

• 93% — FFA alumni said that FFA positively affected their careers.

• 91% — Students who attended a National FFA program or event agreed that it contributed to their future career success.

• 85% — Students who attended a National FFA program or event agreed that it prepared them to be a better leader.

• 84% — FFA alumni have worked in the ag industry.

• 60% — FFA alumni are in a senior level position at work or higher.

• 11% — Increase in membership in one year.

Looking Back

Highlights from National FFA in 2023 include:

• Four of the National FFA Foundation’s corporate partners — AGCO, Corteva Agriscience, Ford Trucks and New Holland — celebrated 75 years of partnership in 2023.

• FFA supporters donated a record-breaking $822,340.90 on Give FFA Day during National FFA Week.

• Cargill announced a three-year, $3.15 million grant to the National FFA Foundation to support sustainability-focused educator resources, EDI initiatives, Living to Serve grants and career preparation programs.

• Seventy-two agriculture educators were selected to serve as National Teacher Ambassadors for FFA for the 2023-2024 term.

• National FFA and Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences signed a memorandum of understanding to create a formative alliance with the shared goal of growing EDI in agriculture.

• National FFA announced a record-high student membership of 945,988 in 9,163 FFA chapters across the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

• The National FFA Alumni and Supporters Forever Blue Network reached 5,000 users.

• Thanks to a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., the Indiana Beginning Agricultural Teacher Mentoring Program launched.

• The 96th National FFA Convention and Expo was held in Indianapolis and had a record-breaking attendance of 72,954 members, advisers and guests.

• National FFA established the first-ever partnership with the Native American Agriculture Fund and the Tribal Agriculture Fellowship to support Native American students pursuing agricultural careers.

• National FFA and Agriculture Future of America signed a memorandum of understanding that underscores a shared commitment to developing and empowering future leaders.

• National FFA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture signed a memorandum of understanding, formalizing a partnership to prepare youth for careers in food, agriculture and natural resources.

• The 17,000th FFA jacket was gifted to an FFA member in need through the Give the Gift of Blue program.

View the complete report at annualreport.ffa.org.

Erica Quinlan

Erica Quinlan

Field Editor