Future Farmers of America (FFA) reports that in the past year, more than 17,000 new students joined, setting a new all-time high in the organization’s membership.
During the 2010-11 school year, FFA membership grew to a record 540,379 students, up 17,070 students from 523,309 members in the 2009-10 school year.
The number of FFA chapters in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands also grew with the creation of 106 new, chartered FFA chapters.
FFA was founded in 1928. The organization helps students learn about food science, agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, research and other subjects.