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FFA Basics

Introduction to facts, history and significance of the National FFA Organization.
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Matthew McCrory

on 28 October 2016

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FFA Basics
Develop knowledge every FFA member should Possess!!!

Troy FFA Officers
Missouri Leaders
State FFA Officers
National FFA Advisor
Larry D. Case – Washington D.C.
National FFA Executive Secretary
C. Coleman Harris – Washington D.C.
National FFA Executive Treasurer
Marion Fletcher – Little Rock, AR
Other National Leaders
Christy Windham
Mississippi

Elected from Southern Region national officer candidates.
National FFA
Southern Region Vice President
Anne Knapke
Ohio

Elected from Eastern Region national officer candidates.
National FFA
Eastern Region Vice President
Amy Rasmussen
Kansas

Elected from Central Region national officer candidates.
National FFA
Central Region Vice President
Javier Moreno
Puerto Rico

Elected “at large” from all national officer candidates.
National FFA President
Divided into 6 Districts and 16 Areas
Comprised of over 20,000 members
Northeast District
Divided into 3 areas (3, 4, & 5)
Area V
Comprised of 19 schools
Troy FFA
Comprised of 458 members (largest FFA chapter in Missouri!)
Missouri FFA Association
Divided into 4 Regions
Western
Central
Southern
Eastern
Comprised of 490,017 members
National FFA Organization
“To practice brotherhood, honor agricultural opportunities and responsibilities, and develop those qualities of leadership which an FFA member should possess.”
“FFA members, Why are we here?”
Chapter FFA Degree
For 2nd year FFA members
Awarded by the local FFA chapter
Silver emblem pin
State FFA Degree
For top 3% of state FFA membership
Awarded by the state FFA association
Gold emblem charm
FFA Degrees of Membership
Discovery FFA Degree
Added in 2000
For 7th & 8th grade FFA members
Awarded by the local FFA chapter
Greenhand FFA Degree
For 1st year FFA members
Awarded by the local FFA chapter
Bronze emblem pin
FFA Degrees of Membership
LOCAL
NATIONAL
STATE
FFA Structure
MALES
Official FFA Jacket zipped to the top
White button-down shirt
Black shoes
Black pants
Official FFA tie
Black socks
Official FFA Dress
“FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for PREMIER LEADERSHIP, PERSONAL GROWTH, and CAREER SUCCESS through agricultural education.”
The FFA Mission
Learning to Do
Doing to Learn
Earning to Live
Living to Serve
The FFA Motto
NATIONAL BLUE
AND
CORN GOLD
Official FFA Colors
Cross-section of the ear of corn
Unity
Rising Sun
Progress / “The promise of better days”
Plow
Labor & tillage of the soil
Owl
Knowledge & wisdom
Eagle
Freedom
The FFA Emblem Symbolizes…
2011
Almost 600,000 members
More than 7,500 FFA chapters
475 delegates
50+ states
$6.00 national dues
History & Tradition of FFA
1996
Board of Directors vote to move the National FFA Convention to Louisville, KY.
www.ffa.org created
1999
72nd National Convention is held in Louisville
2002
FFA celebrates 75th anniversary.
2006 - Convention will move to Indianapolis, IN
History & Tradition of FFA
1952
The National Future Farmer was first published.
1965
NFA and FFA merged
New Farmers of America was a group of African American vocational agriculture students.
1969
Girls admitted into the FFA.
History & Tradition of FFA
1930
FFA Creed officially adopted
Written by E.M. Tiffany.
1944
National FFA Foundation created
Used to provide money for scholarships and to fund FFA programs.
1950
U.S. Congress passed Public Law 81-740.
Granted the FFA a federal charter
Made FFA “intracurricular.”
History & Tradition of FFA
1917
Smith-Hughes National Vocational Education Act
Established vocational agriculture in high schools.
1928
Future Farmers of America Formed
Kansas City, MO, 33 delegates, $0.10 dues
National Convention was held at the Baltimore hotel
1929
National Blue and Corn Gold selected as official national colors
History & Tradition of FFA
#6: What three cities have held the FFA National Convention?
#7: What year were women allowed to join the FFA?
#8: What was the acronym of the organization that joined the FFA in 1965?
#9: Which officer is stationed by the Ear of Corn?
10: On the FFA emblem, which symbol symbolizes unity?
Pre-Quiz Continued
#1: What year did the Smith-Hughes Act pass?
#2: Where was the first National Convention of the FFA held?
#3: What are the colors of the FFA?
#4: Who wrote the FFA creed?
#5: What is the name of the FFA’s website?
FFA Knowledge Pre-Quiz
OBJECTIVE:
Obtain knowledge that every FFA member should possess!

FFA Basics
Troy FFA Assistant Officers
Area FFA Officers
United States President
George W. Bush – Crawford, TX
United States Vice President
Dick Cheney – Wyoming
United States Secretary of Agriculture
Ann Venneman – Washington D.C.
United States Representative
Todd Akin
United States Senators
Christopher (Kit) Bond & Jim Talent
Other National Leaders
Casey Hogan
Texas

Elected from Western Region national officer candidates.
National FFA
Western Region Vice President
American FFA Degree
For National FFA All-Stars
Awarded by National FFA Organization
Gold emblem key
FFA Degrees of Membership
ROADMAP FOR THE FFA CHAPTER
FUNCTIONS to…
Plan and develop goals for the year.
Get EVERY FFA member involved.
Develop leadership abilities in officers and other members.
Show where the chapter is headed.
FFA Program of Activities
FEMALES
Official FFA Jacket zipped to the top
White-button down shirt
Black shoes
Black skirt
Official FFA scarf
Black hosiery
Official FFA Dress
The Pledge of Allegiance
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
The FFA Salute
The FFA Emblem
5. Eagle
4. Owl
3. Plow
2. Rising Sun
1. Cross-section of the ear of corn
1971
The National FFA Alumni Association formed
Provides opportunities for students after high school graduation.
1988
Delegates vote to change name to National FFA Organization
18 constitutional amendments passed to update the image of the FFA.
1989
National Future Farmer becomes FFA New Horizons.
History & Tradition of FFA
Stacia Berry
Wyoming

Elected “at large” from all national officer candidates.
National FFA Secretary
2016-2017 Troy FFA Officers
Area FFA Officers
Missouri State FFA Officers
United States President
Barack Obama
United States Vice President
Joe Biden
United States Secretary of Agriculture
Thomas J. Vilsack
United States Representative
Blaine Luetkemeyer (R)
United States Senators
Roy Blunt & Claire McCaskill
Other National Leaders
National FFA Advisor
Steve A. Brown – Washington D.C.
originally from Orrick, MO

National FFA Executive Treasurer
Nancy Trivette, NJ

National FFA Executive Secretary
Sherene R. Donaldson, VA
Other National Leaders
Divided into 6 Districts and 16 Areas
Comprised of 25,882 members and 337 chapters. Established 1929

Northeast District
Divided into 3 areas (3, 4, & 5)
Area V
Comprised of 19 schools
Troy FFA Chapter
Comprised of 406 members
(largest in Missouri!)
Established 1930
Missouri FFA Association
Divided into 4 Regions
Western
Central
Southern
Eastern
Comprised of 629,367 members
National FFA Organization
“To practice brotherhood, honor agricultural opportunities and responsibilities, and develop those qualities of leadership which an FFA member should possess.”
“FFA members, Why are we here?”
American FFA Degree
For National FFA All-Stars
Awarded by National FFA Organization
Gold emblem key
FFA Degrees of Membership
Chapter FFA Degree
For 2nd year FFA members
Awarded by the local FFA chapter
Silver emblem pin
State FFA Degree
For top 3% of state FFA membership
Awarded by the state FFA association
Gold emblem charm
FFA Degrees of Membership
Discovery FFA Degree
Added in 2000
For 7th & 8th grade FFA members
Awarded by the local FFA chapter
Greenhand FFA Degree
For 1st year FFA members
Awarded by the local FFA chapter
Bronze emblem pin
FFA Degrees of Membership
ROADMAP FOR THE FFA CHAPTER
FUNCTIONS to…
Plan and develop goals for the year.
Get EVERY FFA member involved.
Develop leadership abilities in officers and other members.
Show where the chapter is headed.
FFA Program of Activities
Official FFA Jacket zipped to the top
White collared blouse
Black dress shoes with a closed heel & toe
Black skirt
Official FFA BLUE scarf
Black nylon hosiery
Degree chain with State or American FFA Degree
Female Official FFA Dress
“FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for PREMIER LEADERSHIP, PERSONAL GROWTH, and CAREER SUCCESS through agricultural education.”
The FFA Mission

The Pledge of Allegiance
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
The FFA Salute
NATIONAL BLUE
AND
CORN GOLD
Official FFA Colors
The FFA Emblem Symbolizes…
1996
Board of Directors vote to move the National FFA Convention to Louisville, KY.
- The official FFA website www.ffa.org debuts.
1999
72nd National Convention was held in Louisville

2006
- Convention moved to Indianapolis, IN
- FORD gives $1 million to FFA Foundation.
2011
- Steve A. Brown named National Advisor.
2012
-
87th National FFA Convention takes place in Louisville, KY
2015
- Membership hits all-time high with
629,367 members and 7,757 chapters
2016
- National FFA Convention moves back to
Indianapolis, IN

History & Tradition of FFA
1930
FFA Creed officially adopted written by E.M. Tiffany.
-Delegates restricted membership to boys only.
1933
Blue Corduroy Jacket adopted as Official FFA Dress
1944
National FFA Foundation created
Used to provide money for scholarships
and to fund FFA programs.

1950
U.S. Congress passed Public Law (81-)740.
Granted the FFA a federal charter
Made FFA “intracurricular.” This means
it is acceptable to teach Leadership
within Ag Science Classes.
1917
Smith-Hughes National Vocational Education Act
Established vocational agriculture in high schools.
1925
Future Farmers of Virginia (FFV)
was created & served as model for
FFA
1928
Future Farmers of America (FFA) was established in
Kansas City, MO, 33 delegates from 18 states $0.10 dues. National Convention was held at the Baltimore hotel
1929
National Blue and Corn Gold adopted as official colors.
History & Tradition of FFA
#1: Mr. McCrory has assigned groups
#2: You will be given "4" parts to this activity.
#3: Once each part is completed, you submit it to Mr. McCrory so that he can provide you with your next phase of the "HUNT."
FFA Knowledge SCAVENGER HUNT
OBJECTIVES:
Develop knowledge Every FFA Member should POSSESS!
Analyze the significance about the National FFA Organization.
Create an outline of the Historic Dates of the National FFA Organization.
FFA Basics
Troy FFA Assistant Officers
LOCAL
NATIONAL
STATE
FFA Structure
Official FFA Jacket zipped to the top
White collared shirt
Black dress shoes
Black slacks
Official FFA tie
Black socks
Degree chain with State or American FFA Degree
Male Official FFA Dress


1988
Delegates vote to change name to National FFA Organization to grow diversity in the Ag Industry
18 constitutional amendments passed to update the image of the FFA.
1989
National Future Farmer becomes FFA New Horizons.
History & Tradition of FFA
The FFA Emblem
1952
The National Future Farmer was first published.




1965
NFA and FFA merged
New Farmers of America was a group of African American vocational agriculture students.

1969
Girls admitted into the FFA.
Cross-section of the ear of corn
Unity
Rising Sun
Progress / “The promise of better days”
Plow
Labor & tillage of the soil
Owl
Knowledge & wisdom
Eagle
Freedom
FFA MOTTO
President - Paige Carroll
1st V.P.- Kyle Schroer
2nd V.P. - Cassie Meyers
Secretary- Sarah Christy
Treasurer- Emily Hutson
Reporters- Mary Ingrassia & Brianna Rhodes
Sentinel - Kolton Orth
Parliamentarian - Baylie Arras
Chaplain- Salena Saxe
Historian- Riley Walton & Nicole Baker
Advisors - Calvin, Flynn, Justus, McCrory
Sara Rutherford, Clopton
Joe Martin, Silex
Paige Carroll, TROY
Emily Blaue, Wellsville
Mcintire Wilmes, Silex
Brianna Rhodes, TROY
Clayton Schowe, Warrenton
Bailey Beachamp, Clopton
Elise Bailey, Bowling Green
President- Chloe Momphard
Vice President - Tyler Richterkessing
2nd Vice President - Danielle Williams
Secretary - Rachel Burkemper
Treasurer - Kylie Niederer
Sentinel - Cade Ruether
Reporter- Kelsey Ladlie, Eileen Martin
Chaplain - Joel Talley
Parliamentarian - Brittany Stewart
Historians - Josh Meyer, Jessica Schulte, Jane Zuroweste
Executive Committee: Claire Bickel, Krista Orf, Tyler Terbrock


6 National Officer from 4 regions
Missouri Governor
Jay Nixon
Lincoln County Rep.
Randy Pietzman
Area Senator
Jeannie Riddle
Director of Agriculture
Richard Fordyce
Missouri Leadership
President - Colton Spencer, Aurora FFA
Area V Vice President - Nick Banze, Warrenton FFA
Missouri State Advisor - Leon Busdieker
17 TOTAL officers from 16 Areas

FFA Officers Stations
President
- Rising Sun
Vice President
- Plow
Secretary
- Ear of Corn
Treasurer
- Bust of Washington
Reporter
- American Flag
Sentinel
- Shield of Friendship
Advisor
- Owl
Seating
Arrangement
Whew!!!!!
Three Components of Ag Education
2013, 2014, & 2015
Troy FFA Knowledge Teams Achieved...
"Premier Leadership, Personal Growth and Career Success."
Mr. McCrory
Troy FFA Dept.

Troy FFA + Competitions = SUCCESS
SPECIAL TREATMENT???
The Troy FFA Knowledge team who won he 2016 Misssouri State Championship will represent the chapter on October 18th, 2016 in Indianapolis, IN.
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