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 (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


Matthew Eddy

Agriculture Education Consultant / State FFA Advisor

Iowa Department of Education

[email protected]

515-720-8863 cell


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

Submit the following:

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

Along with contact information for Principal, Superintendent, Local Newspaper to this form: