Nebraska FFA Mission
Nebraska FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
About Nebraska FFA
The Nebraska FFA Association was the sixth state chartered by the National FFA Organization in 1928. The association has a current membership of over 11,500 members in 209 chapters. Nebraska FFA members are enrolled in agricultural education courses, conduct a Supervised Agricultural Experience Program and can participate in a variety of FFA competitions and activities.
Nebraska FFA Association is led by the state officer team – seven students who are freshman & sophomores in college serving as president, secretary and five vice presidents. In addition, adult guidance and leadership is provided by the State FFA Advisor and State Director of Agricultural Education.
Nebraska FFA provides leadership development opportunities for members
There is a place for you in agriculture and Nebraska FFA!
Leaders and Innovators of the Future
Today’s agriculture education students will be the leaders and innovators of the future—responsible for ensuring a safe and stable food and fiber supply for the growing world.
Agricultural Education Overview
Today’s Agricultural Education carries on the tradition of providing instruction through an integrated model of classroom and laboratory instruction, leadership development through FFA and experiential work-based learning through a student’s individualized Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program.
A student’s experience in agricultural education starts in the classroom with direct instruction from an Agricultural Education teacher. Students can expect classes to be based on career opportunities within Nebraska’s leading industry aligned with the career pathways within Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Career Cluster.
Most schools with an agricultural education program provide hands-on experiences for their students with mechanics laboratories, greenhouses, aquaculture/aquaponics labs, land plots and animal laboratories. Agricultural Education programs engage the community through field trips, guest speakers and involvement with civic organizations.
Leadership Development (FFA)
Instruction in leadership has been a cornerstone of agricultural education for over 90 years. The National FFA Organization prepares students for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success. FFA membership is at an all-time high with over 850,000 members nationally. Nebraska’s membership is over 11,500 and is the state’s largest Career and Technical Student Organization.
Experiential Learning (SAE)
A student’s Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) is a formal way to gain experiential learning under the supervision of their Agricultural Education instructor. SAE programs allow students to take knowledge gained in the classroom and apply it in a real-life setting.
Student SAEs can consist of Placement/Internship, Entrepreneurship/Ownership, Research (Experimental, Analytical, or Invention), School Based Enterprises, Service Learning or be of an exploratory nature. Students document their experiences through an electronic portfolio known as the SAE Record Book. They track their personal goals, skills attained, and financial records for their business and personal lives. Teacher-led instruction in the classroom and during SAE visits empower students to make solid decisions that help them grow and prepare for future careers.
Current FFA Chapters and Districts
Chapters By District
District 1 - 18 schools
Johnson County Central
The Career Academy
District 2 - 16 schools
District 3 - 17 schools
District 4 - 18 schools
Lutheran High Northeast
District 5 - 16 schools
District 6 - 19 schools
Hastings St. Cecilia
District 7 - 15 schools
District 8 - 17 schools
District 9 - 19 schools
District 10 - 17 schools
Nebraska Ag Academy
District 11 - 18 schools
District 12 - 20 schools