When I was growing up, there were no 4-H or FFA groups in the area. It's mostly because the County is the poorest in the state. So I wasn't given the opportunity to enjoy these essential rural groups.
It's so unfortunate, especially being that I grew up in at one point the largest peanut producing counties in the US; Halifax County, NC. I do believe that both 4-H and FFA have become a little more desirable than a few years ago.
No matter how the Ag industry changes, it's important that these groups continue to continue to thrive inside and outside of rural areas.