TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP
There are four types of membership within the FFA organization: active, honorary, alumni and collegiate.
ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP HONORARY MEMBERSHIP
Active membership is given to those Honorary membership is conferred upon
that are current students that are those individuals who have rendered
enrolled in a secondary agricultural outstanding service to FFA and
education program, grades 6-12. agricultural education.
COLLEGIATE MEMBERSHIP ALUMNI MEMBERSHIP
Collegiate members belong to FFA chapters Alumni membership is open to former
at two-or four-year postsecondary schools active members, collegiate and honorary
and have an interest in the future of agriculture. members and other FFA supporters.
To become an active member and retain membership, a student must:
- While in school, be enrolled in at least one agricultural education course during the school year and/or follow a planned course of study; either course must include a supervised agricultural experience program, the objective of which is preparation for an agricultural career.
- Show an interest in the affairs of the organization by attending meetings, striving for degrees of membership, and participating in other organized activities of the chapter.
- Pay all current state and national dues by the date determined by the chapter.
- Display conduct consistent with the ideals and purposes of the National FFA Organization.
- A member may retain active membership until November 30 following his or her fourth national FFA convention after graduation from high school. For more information on active membership, take a look at the National Constitution and Bylaws, Article V, Section B.
Annual national dues are $7 for active members of which $2 is used to provide a year’s subscription to FFA New Horizons magazine. State dues in Louisiana are $5 and local chapters may also collect membership dues.