A group of young families in 1928 formed the Future Farmers of America (FFA), whose name was changed in 1988 to The National FFA Organization. The families wanted to educate future generations about the science, business, and art of feeding the ever-growing population within the USA through biology, chemistry, veterinary science, engineering, and entrepreneurial efforts. This National organization has state and local chapters. The organization's motto is: ""Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve."" The National FFA Organization offers a variety of activities, programs, learning experiences, guidance and leadership etc. in all 50 States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.