Why Join FFA
Premier Leadership. Personal Growth. Career Success. These are not only crucial components to the National FFA Organization’s mission statement, they are what over half a million students across the country are working towards as an FFA member. Wisconsin FFA members have the opportunity to develop leadership skills through officer positions, competitions, and conferences.
Members are growing public speaking skills and self-esteem by learning within and outside the agricultural classroom. The over 19,000 Wisconsin FFA members are preparing for careers, whether they enter a career directly related to agriculture or not, with hands-on learning experiences and real-life situations. Students are doing this while having fun, traveling around the country, and meeting new friends. Joining FFA gives students opportunities that cannot be found anywhere else, and members are having the time of their lives!
How to Join FFA
In order to join FFA, your local school system must offer agricultural education and have an active FFA chapter for you to join. If this is so, contact your school’s agricultural education instructor for more information on joining!
If your school doesn't have an agricultural education program, take steps to open a program in your school. In order to accomplish this task we strongly recommend that you contact our state agricultural education staff, Mr. Jeff Hicken and Mrs. Cheryl Zimmerman to express your interest and ask for assistance on regulations, requirements and resources for planning the new program. This website is also a great resource: https://www.ffa.org/ffaresources/Chapter/Pages/StartanFFAChapter.aspx
Traditional Membership Dues
FFA membership dues
Total Membership Dues Package for State and National is $12.50. State FFA Membership dues are $5.50. Membership dues for the National FFA Organization are $7 a year. Of this total cost, $2.50 goes to the publication and distribution of FFA New Horizons, our national magazine. A subscription to the magazine is included in your membership fee.
Your local FFA chapter may charge additional dues for membership. These charges would be in addition to the $12.50 so your actual cost of membership may be more.
Affiliation Fee Membership
- 2016-2017 Affiliation Fee Schedule (pdf)
- Affiliation Fee Letter to Administration (pdf)
- Affiliation Fee National FFA Board Action (pdf)
- Affiliation Fee Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)
- Affiliation Fee Program Policies - Set by National FFA (pdf)
- Affiliation Fee Funding Options (pdf)
- Largest Percent School Population Award (pdf)
- 100% Membership Award Application (pdf)
- FFA Membership Recruitment Award (pdf)