Housatonic Valley Regional High School 

Agricultural Science & Technology Education Center 

What is FFA? 

With more than 945,000 FFA members, aged 12-21, in 9,163 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the National FFA Organization has a strong presence as the largest student-led organization in the nation.

The Housatonic Valley Regional High School FFA's roots are established within the National FFA Organization. The Housatonic Valley FFA was chartered in 1939, not long after the National FFA Organization formed in 1928. 

The National FFA Organization is a positive example of what works in education. This dynamic youth organization changes students’ lives through preparations for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. 

FFA members are the enthusiastic leaders of tomorrow, promoting American values, citizenship and civic participation. The FFA fosters a sense of belonging within its chapters. FFA members can look forward to unlimited success in life. The personal growth, leadership and career success skills that are developed through FFA serve a student well throughout life.

FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners and more. For this reason, the name of the organization was updated in 1988 after a vote of national convention delegates to reflect the growing diversity and new opportunities in the industry of agriculture.

FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of agricultural career pathways. So today, we are still the Future Farmers of America. But, we are the Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers and Future Entrepreneurs of America, too.

Today, the National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Our members live the motto Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live and Living to Serve. FFA members rise to the challenge of service embracing members of all walks of life united through FFA. We Are FFA.

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In Agricultural Education, learning does not start and stop at the classroom door! Through FFA and Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE) you will have many opportunities to learn and develop real-world skills outside of the classroom and beyond the school day. 

Upcoming Events:

8/22/2023 - Chapter Officer Leadership Training

9/2 - 9/4/2023 - Goshen Fair

9/18/2023 - Big E Corsage booth

11/1 - 11/4/2023 - National FFA Convention

The Housatonic Valley FFA Chapter is located in the picturesque New England town of Falls Village, CT. Our chapter serves students from Canaan, Cornwall, Sharon, Kent, Salisbury, Lakeville, and Falls Village. We also have students attending from neighboring counties in New York and Massachusetts. 

Our chapter has on average, around 150 members and is led by a team of eight officers and four advisors. 

HVRHS FFA members are involved in activities both within the school and the broader community. Our chapter competes at the District, State, and National level in a variety of events including; Envirothon, Career Development Events, and Leadership Development Events. 

HVRHS FFA members apply what they learn in class in project based learning experiences called SAE projects (Supervised Agricultural Experience). 

The FFA Mission

The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. 

The FFA Motto

Learning to Do, Doing to Learn,                     Earning to Live, Living to Serve.

Housatonic Valley Regional School DistrictAgriculture Education Department246 Warren Turnpike RoadFalls Village, CT 06031(860)824-5123 x 1356