FFA is a national organization of over 523,000 members. It is the most well-known component of Agricultural Education because of its high-visibility contests, awards, conferences, programs and of course...the blue corduroy jacket!
FFA is an integral component:
The FFA offers opportunities to develop life and career skills as well as incentive programs that encourage student excellence in the class and SAE components. Without the class and SAE components, there would be no knowledge and skill basis for which the FFA could offer competitions or award programs. Likewise, without the FFA, the life and career skill attainment would be moderate.