Millions of Americans have grown up learning to reciting the FFA creed, pledging their belief “in the future of agriculture.” Among these names are several famous names hard to miss.

During the Academy of Country Music Awards, the National FFA Organization used the opportunity to point out one of these famous figures – Taylor Swift.

But Taylor Swift isn’t the only celebrity to wear the FFA’s iconic blue and gold. Here is a look at just some of other famous former FFA members you may recognize:


Jim Davis

Creator of Garfield comic strip

Fairmount, Ind. ‒ Former FFA chapter president

Chris Johns

Editor-in-Chief, National Geographic magazine

Crater, Ore. – Former state FFA president (1969-70)

Nicholas Kristof

Columnist for The New York Times; Pulitzer Prize winner (1990)

Oregon – Former state FFA reporter


Trace Adkins

Country music entertainer/recording artist

Sarepta, La.

Lucas Black

Actor (“Sling Blade,” “Cold Mountain,” and “Friday Night Lights”)

Danville, Ala. – Speake FFA Chapter

Easton Corbin

Country music entertainer/recording artist

Trenton, Fla.

Steve Doocy

Co-anchor, “FOX & Friends” on FOX News Channel

Clay Center, Kan. – Former FFA chapter vice president

Don Henley

Rock music entertainer/recording artist; member of The Eagles

Linden, Texas

Lyle Lovett

Country music entertainer/recording artist

Klein, Texas

Tim McGraw

Country music entertainer/recording artist

Start, La.

Taylor Swift

Country music entertainer/recording artist

Tennessee – Hendersonville FFA Chapter

Trent Willmon

Country music entertainer/recording artist

Afton, Texas –Former FFA chapter president

Tom Wopat

Singer and actor (Luke Duke on “The Dukes of Hazard,” 1979-85)

Lodi, Wis. 


Sam Brownback

Governor of Kansas and former U.S. senator

Prairie View, Kan. – Former FFA chapter president, state FFA president and national FFA vice president (1976-77)

Jimmy Carter

Former U.S. president; Nobel Prize winner (2002)

Plains, Ga.

James B. Hunt

Former governor of North Carolina (four terms)

Rock Ridge, N.C.


Bo Jackson

Heisman Trophy winner at Auburn University (1985); former professional football player and professional baseball player

McAdory, Ala.

Sterling Marlin

Former NASCAR driver; two-time Daytona 500 winner (1994 and 1995)


Jordy Nelson

Professional football player, Green Bay Packers

Kansas – Riley County FFA Chapter

Click here to see the full list of prominent former members of the FFA or here to learn more about Dodge Ram's promotion supporting the FFA.

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