The National FFA Organization last week announced record-high student membership of 649,355. Current membership is three percent higher than 2015’s 692,000 some members. FFA says the number of FFA chapters also grew, increasing from 7,757 to 7,859. The top six student membership states are Texas, California, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio and Missouri. Interest in FFA and agricultural education also continues to grow, as membership continues to increase. Student membership was not the organization’s only growth opportunity in 2016. National FFA Alumni membership grew to 225,891 members, growing from 62,000 some in 2015. This year, graduating high school seniors automatically received alumni membership, which the growth numbers reflect.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.