Eight new FFA chapters received their charter Wednesday during the opening session of the 94th Kansas FFA Convention June 1-3, 2022, on the Kansas State University campus. “We are excited to welcome these new FFA chapters into our organization and celebrate the growth of our association,” said Ashley Chandler, 2021–22 Kansas FFA President. “This shows a true dedication and passion by our state and communities as they create opportunities for youth and strengthen agriculture.” The new chapters include Chase FFA, Cunningham FFA, Deerfield FFA, Ingalls FFA, Lincoln FFA, Olathe Advanced Technical Center FFA, Perry-Lecompton FFA, and Valley Falls FFA.
The focus of the efforts to expand into new communities is to reach communities not yet served by agricultural education and FFA and to ensure the quality and high performance of current programs providing personal, academic, and career education in agriculture. Chapters can only be chartered in schools where systematic instruction in agriculture education is offered. To receive their charter, each chapter must submit a letter of application, a list of their members and officers, a copy of the proposed local chapter constitution and bylaws, and a copy of their program of activities, as well as have paid current district, state, and national dues.