Welcome to Cy-Fair FFA!
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 579,678 members in 7,570 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.
According to the constitution and bylaws of the National FFA Organization, each student must be enrolled in an agriculture class to be eligible for membership.
- Raising animal projects including sheep, goats, steers, heifers, turkeys, chickens, rabbits, and swine to show and sell in the CFISD Livestock show in February.
- Livestock, Poultry and Horse Judging Teams
- Tour Guiding at the Houston Livestock Show
- Cy-Fair FFA Christmas Craft Show
- New member “Greenhand Social”
- FFA Dance
- And much, much more!
How to get involved:
- Enroll in Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources your freshman year.
- You must be in an Agriculture Science class at least 1 semester each school year to be in the FFA
- Pay membership dues and attend monthly meetings to stay a member in good standing.
- You DO NOT have to raise an animal to be in FFA; there are many more ways to get involved.