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Transcript of FFA
is a dynamic student led
organization for students
of agricultural education.
Future Farmers of America
was the official name of the organization until it was changed in 1988.
The name was changed to the
National FFA Organization
the old name implied that we are all preparing to be farmers.
*Agriculture is much broader than farming and ranching. Members study things such as horticulture, aquaculture, food sciences, accounting, wildlife management, mechanics and engineering.
To make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for
through agricultural education.
Learning to do,
Cross section of
the ear of corn
Symbol of unity
Corn is grown in every state in the nation.
Holds a promise that tomorrow will bring a
day glowing with opportunity
of the soil
Historic foundation of out country's strength
required to be successful in the industry of agriculture.
National symbol of
Ability to explore new
horizons for the future of agriculture
FFA is a
The words "
" and FFA are signifying the classroom learning and leadership development
The FFA Emblem
The Smith-Hughes National Vocational Education Act establishes vocational agriculture courses
The Future Farmers of America was established in Kansas City, Mo.
The FFA Creed was adopted
The FFA jacket
as official dress.
28.5 acres of land were
purchased from George
President Harry Truman
granted FFA a Federal
Charter: Public Law 740
1st issue of the National
Future Farmer Magazine
NFA (New Farmers
with the FFA
FFA opens membership
Future Farmers of America
changes its name to FFA
FFA Chapter is starting fresh!!!
Official FFA Dress
the FFA is Awesome!!!
What do they have
NOT Official Dress
First year members
Knowledge of FFA
Recite the FFA Creed
Recite the motto
Must be enrolled in
an ag class
Have a plan for
Completed two semesters
of ag classes
Have an SAE Project
Earn at least $150 or
45 hours in SAE
Lead a group
for 15 minutes
Demonstrate 5 parliamentary procedure skills
Active FFA member for 2 years
Earned or productively invested $1000 or have worked 300 hrs in your SAE
Six minute speech
Participate in 5 different activities above the chapter level
Active FFA member for 3 years
Graduated from high school
Earned or productively invested $10,000 or worked 2,250 hours in your SAE
Demonstrate community service
Must have 2.0
Written by E.M. Tiffany
*Adopted at the 3rd National Convention of the FFA
*Revised at the 38th Convention and the 63rd Convention
I believe in the future of agriculture,
with a faith born not of words but of deeds -
achievements won by the present and past generations of
agriculturists; in the promise of better days through better ways,
even as the better things we now enjoy have come to us from
the struggles of former years
I believe that to live and work on a good farm,
or to be engaged in other agricultural pursuits,
is pleasant as well as challenging;
for I know the joys and discomforts of agricultural life
and hold an inborn fondness for those associations which,
even in hours of discouragement, I cannot deny.
I believe in leadership from ourselves and respect from others.
I believe in my own ability to work efficiently and think clearly,
with such knowledge and skill as I can secure,
and in the ability of progressive agriculturists to serve our own
and the public interest in producing and marketing the product
of our toil.
I believe in less dependence on begging and more power in bargaining;
in the life abundant and enough honest wealth to help make it so--
for others as well as myself; in less need for charity
and more of it when needed; in being happy myself
and playing square with those whose happiness depends upon me.
I believe that American agriculture can and will hold true
to the best traditions of our national life and that
I can exert an influence in my home and community
which will stand solid for my part in that inspiring task.
Doing to learn,
Earning to live,
Living to serve
What are some things you can learn to do in the FFA?
Career Development Events
State & National Convention
Wake Up to Ag Day
Day @ the Fair
2. Vice President
President: Stationed by the rising sun
"The rising sun is the token of a new era in agriculture. If we will follow the leadership of our president, we shall be led out of the darkness of selfishness and into the glorious sunlight of brotherhood and cooperation."
1. Preside over meetings according to accepted rules of parliamentary procedure.
2. Appoint committees and serve on them as an ex-officio (non-voting) member.
3. Coordinate the activities of the chapter and evaluate the progress of each division of the Program of Activities.
4. Represent the chapter in public relations and official functions.
Vice President: Stationed by the plow
"The plow is the symbol of labor and tillage of the soil. Without labor, neither knowledge nor wisdom can accomplish much. My duties require me to assist at all times in directing the work of our organization. I preside over meetings in the absence of our president, whose place is beneath the rising sun."
1. Assume all duties of the president if necessary.
2. Develop the Program of Activities and serve as an ex-officio (non voting) member of the POA committees.
3. Coordinate all committee work.
4. Work closely with the president and advisor to assess progress toward meeting chapter goals.
5. Establish and maintain a chapter resource file.
Treasurer: Stationed at the emblem of Washington.
"I keep a record of receipts and disbursements just as Washington kept his farm accounts-carefully and accurately. I encourage thrift among the members and strive to build up our financial standing through savings and investments. George Washington was better able to serve his country because he was financially independent."
1. Receive, record and deposit FFA funds and issue receipts.
2. Present monthly treasurer's reports at chapter meetings.
3. Collect dues and special assessments.
4. Maintain a neat and accurate FFA Chapter Handbook: Secretary, Treasurer & Program of Activities Workbook or the computer software.
5. Prepare and submit the membership roster and dues to the National FFA Organization in cooperation with the secretary.
6. Serve as chairperson of the earnings and savings committee.
Reporter: Stationed by the flag.
"As the flag covers the United States of America, so I strive to inform the people in order that every man, woman and child may know that the FFA is a national organization that reaches from the state of Alaska to Puerto Rico and from the state of Maine to Hawaii."
1. Plan public information programs with local radio, television, newspaper and service clubs and make use of other opportunities to tell the FFA story.
2. Release news and information to local and regional news media.
3. Publish a chapter newsletter.
4. Prepare and maintain a chapter scrapbook.
5. Send local stories to area, district and state reporters.
6. Send articles and photographs to FFA New Horizons and other national and/or regional publications.
7. Work with local media on radio and television appearances and FFA news.
8. Serve as the chapter photographer.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT EVENTS
Ag Issues Forum
Ag Technology and Mechanical Systems
Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management
Environmental and Natural Resources
Extemporaneous Public Speaking
Farm Business Management
Meats Evaluation and Technology
Milk Quality and Products
Prepared Public Speaking
A. FFA is a federally chartered organization for students interested in agriculture.
1. Integral to agricultural education program
2. One of three components – classroom and laboratory instruction, Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), and FFA.
3. Develops leadership, citizenship, cooperation, communication skills and teamwork
B. The levels of the FFA in North Carolina
1. Local chapter
4. North Carolina FFA Association
5. National FFA Organization
D. FFA Emblem
1. Cross section of the ear of corn symbolizes common agricultural interest.
2. Eagle symbolizes the national scope of the FFA.
3. Owl symbolizes knowledge and wisdom.
4. Plow symbolizes labor and tillage of the soil.
5. Rising sun symbolizes agricultural opportunity and progress.
6. Agriculture Education and FFA symbolizes the combination of learning and leadership
necessary for progress in agriculture.
Opening & Closing Ceremony
(Start @ 1:35)
Prepared Public Speaking
Skill Events- develop knowledge and build communications skills.
- evaluates livestock for market and breeding purposes based on the physical characteristics of the animal.
- evaluates the student’s knowledge of the production, processing and marketing of poultry and their products.
Farm Business Management
- develops business management skills and teaches students how to apply economic principles to agribusiness.
Entrepreneurship or placement individual awards growing out of a student’s SAE program.