Starting a New Agriculture Education Program / FFA Chapter

To start an FFA chapter, you first begin by establishing an agricultural education program at your school. It’s even possible that a program once existed at your school and now is a prime time for relaunch.

The following 8 steps to Start an Agriculture Education Program (with helpful PDF downloads) will help you navigate the process for establishing a quality ag education program. We definitely encourage you to reach out to available resources to help you along the journey


Resources from National FFA Organization for new FFA Chapters.




Ag Instructors: If you already have agricultural education courses established and want to apply for a new charter - complete the Form Link

Submit the following along with contact information for Principal, Superintendent, Local Newspaper:

  1. List of Chapter members (sorted by grade)
  2. List of Officers
  3. Program of Activities (Including a Chapter Budget)
  4. Chapter Bylaws (SAMPLE Bylaws HERE)
  5. National FFA Excel Form (spreadsheet)

Contact with questions:

Scott Johnson

Executive Director

Iowa FFA Association

[email protected]

712-790-2345 cell