HOW TO JOIN FFA
FFA is an integral part of agricultural education. To join FFA, you must be enrolled in an agriculture course at your school. Contact your school counselor or agriculture teacher to enroll in an agricultural education program and join FFA.
Find an FFA Chapter Near You
In some instances, students who do not have a FFA chapter in their schools have been able to join FFA chapters in neighboring school districts. Whether or not you can join a FFA chapter in a neighboring school district is a state and local decision. Click below to see the current list of North Dakota FFA Chapters.
FFA Membership Dues/Affiliation
Membership dues: National Organization are $7.00 a year. A subscription to the FFA New Horizons magazine is included with your membership fees. North Dakota state association dues are $6.00.
Affiliation: The Affiliation Fee Program allows students who are currently enrolled in secondary agricultural education program (grades 7-12) or graduates who have met the local, state and national requirements to be elgible for all the benefits and opportunities offered through FFA, as part of the total program delivery. Under the affiliation program, all enrolled students (or graduates) in local agricultural education programs will be considered official FFA members using a scaled affiliation fee, versus a dues model, which only provides benefits to student who pay individual membership dues. Using savings when compared to individual dues cost.
FFA New Horizon
With your FFA membership, you receive four issues of the FFA New Horizon, the National FFA Organization's member magazine. With entertaining and information feature articles on everything from famous athletes and career spotlights to important FFA news, our award-winning magazine is a great resource for FFA members.
FFA can help you become a leader. Through FFA, members strengthen their personal skills, learn to manage their time and discover how to respect themselves and gain respect from others. Leadership skills are developed throughout the FFA program from a local FFA chapter's program of activities; special local, state and national opportunities and experiences, state leadership conferences, and national leadership conference, workshops and career development events.
FFA offers many opportunities for recognition at the local, state and national levels. You can even earn money for school through scholarships. Check out the North Dakota FFA Organization's program and awards.
In 2017, the National FFA Organization awarded $2.7 million in scholarships designed to fit the diversity of our applicants. Scholarships are sponsored by businesses and individuals through the National FFA Foundation and are given a wide variety of experiences, career goals and higher education plans.
The selection process takes into account the whole student - FFA involvement, work experience, Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), community service, leadership skills and academics. Learn more at here.
The ND FFA Foundation also provides scholarships through partnerships with generous donors. Learn more about the ND FFA Foundation scholarships here.
How would you like to get paid for learning? Many FFA members start their own businesses or work for an agricultural company in high school. Some FFA members have earned hundreds of thousands of dollars by the time they graduate from college by reinvesting their profits in their business.