The agricultural education program is a comprehensive year round program built on the three core areas of classroom/laboratory instruction, supervised agricultural experience programs and FFA student organization activities/opportunities. The program is designed for delivery through these three components as follows:

  • Classroom/Laboratory Instruction – quality instruction in and about agriculture that utilizes a "learning by doing" philosophy.
  • Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs – all students are expected to have an agriculturally related work-based learning experience while enrolled in agricultural education courses.
  • FFA Student Organization activities/opportunities – FFA activities are an integral part of the agricultural education program that all agricultural education students should participate in if they are to fully benefit from their enrollment in the program


The FFA is a national organization of Agricultural Education students. FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The opportunities that are available for FFA members include:

  • Career Development Events – FFA members earn recognition by utilizing their
  • Degree Programs – FFA members advance in the organization by meeting rigorous standards to obtain degrees.
  • Proficiency Awards – Members are recognized for success in their respective Supervised Agricultural Experience Program.
  • Scholarships – FFA awards students over two million dollars annually in college scholarships.
  • Personal Growth Conferences – Teamwork and personal growth conferences are held each summer at the North Carolina FFA Center.
  • Leadership Conferences and Conventions – FFA conducts events throughout the year that promote premier leadership, personal growth and career success.
  • Service Activities – Students are engaged in numerous projects and activities to serve communities throughout North Carolina.