FFA is a dynamic youth organization within agricultural education that prepares students for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.


FFA was created in 1928 as the Future Farmers of America; however, the name was changed to the National FFA Organization in 1988 to reflect the growing diversity of agriculture.


Today, more than 500,000 student members are engaged in a wide range of agricultural education activities, leading to over 300 career opportunities in the agricultural science, food, fiber and natural resources industry. Student success remains the primary mission of FFA.


As an FFA member, you’ll work on developing your potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.  By participating in competitions, degree programs, conferences, state and national conventions, community service projects, summer camps and chapter committees, you’ll grow in ways that utilize your talents and help you develop important leadership skills. 

The key to success in FFA is to get involved!


In the 2013-2014 school year, the Beaufort-Jasper ACE FFA chapter was involved in the following activities:

  • Constructing a barn and pasture using grant money
  • Raising goats, rabbits, chickens, ducks, etc
  • Assisted in planting Community Gardens for Jasper County Neighbors United as well as Royal Live Oaks Charter Academy
  • Fall plant sale (pansies)
  • Chapter Opportunity Workshop
  • Valentine’s Day School Dance to benefit the American Heart Association
  • MC Riley Career Day presentation
  • Wildlife CDE (Career Development Event)
  • Soil CDE
  • Tool ID CDE
  • Creed Speaking CDE
  • Spring Plant Sale
  • FFA Banquet
  • State FFA Convention
  • FFA Camp



For more information on the FFA and agricultural education, contact Beaufort-Jasper ACE’s FFA Advisor, Beth Ann Melton.