About Our Chapter

What is FFA?

FFA is a student organization for agricultural education students.  FFA is an intra-curricular component of agricultural education.  The A-P FFA Chapter was founded in 1944 to promote premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.  

The Iowa FFA Association serves more than 19,000 members from 263 chapters. Today, there are over 945,000 FFA members, aged 12-21, in 9,163 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Chapter Leadership

2023-2024 Chapter Officer Team

President: Cora Berends

Vice President: Tommy Janssen

Secretary: Bella Sessler

Treasurer: Colton Harken

Reporter: Madison Morris

Sentinel: Toby Arkulari

Jr. Vice President: Kellen Reints

Advisor: Mr. Pudenz


The Aplington-Parkersburg FFA Chapter has a long history, with the original charter dating back to 1944. Over the course of 80 years, the chapter has undergone many name changes; rechartering several times as the landscape of agricultural education had changed locally, statewide, and nationwide. Nonetheless, we have a rich history helping agriculture students reach success.  The chapter has developed many traditions and has been involved in every aspect of FFA at the local, district, state, and national levels. 

In May of 2008, an EF5 tornado ripped through the city of Parkersburg and with it, lives and homes. The high school had sustained damage as well, leading to a rebuild. In the damage, we lost many of our reporter scrapbooks that document each year's activities and accomplishments. Slowly but surely, we are continually discovering and filling in the cracks to our history books. Our history section will continually be developed as we find more information. In the meantime, check out our History page to explore and learn more about past award winners, degree recipients, past chapter officers, and much, much more!