Our Chapter History

The Formation of the Woodbury FFA


Who Is Ellis Clark?

Ellis Clark was the first vocational agriculture teacher at Woodbury High School in 1920. The program he started was originally a farming school for boys. The Future Farmers of America (currently the National FFA Organization) did not form until 1928. His program remained at Woodbury High School until 1970 until a new high school and agriscience building was constructed. The continued success of the program has caused enrollment numbers to increase steadily over the years forcing a major renovation and expansion which was completed in 1999.

What role does the Woodbury FFA play in the lives of students today?

The Ellis Clark Regional Agriscience and Technology Center located at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Connecticut is one of the largest and most successful in the country with over 325 students from 23 different towns. All Agriscience students are offered the opportunity to participate in the Woodbury FFA chapter. These students have been chosen for a premier spot in our chapter’s history of excellence. We take pride in offering our students a multitude of opportunities and diverse learning structure. Most of all, the Woodbury FFA  provides students with the necessary skills for leadership, personal growth and career success.