The National FFA Organization is an American youth organization known as a Career and Technical Student Organization, based on high school classes that promote and support agricultural education. The organization, founded in 1928 as Future Farmers of America, now claims 495,046 members in 7,242 chapters throughout all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and Guam.
FFA was the acronym for Future Farmers of America but the organization, in an effort to broaden its potential membership beyond youth working in traditional "production" agriculture, changed its official name from Future Farmers of America to the National FFA Organization in 1988; it is still commonly referred to as FFA. High school students compete in various events, in several major areas including Career Development Events (CDE's) and Supervised Agricultural Experience programs (SAE's). Students are supervised by agricultural education teachers in cooperation with parents, employers and other adults who assist individuals in the development and achievement of educational and career goals.
In addition, Crosby FFA offers a Crosby Jr. FFA program which allows students down to the third grade which are enrolled in Crosby ISD to participate in our JR. FFA program. Students will have the opportunity to attend the chapter meetings, participate in fun activities which we host throughout the year, as well as have the opportunity to show a livestock project at the Crosby Fair and Rodeo, in addition to other major stockshows such as Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo as well as the Star of Texas.
According to the constitution and bylaws of the National FFA Organization, each student in grades 9th-12th must be enrolled in an agriculture class to be eligible for membership.