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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 was
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.
All 50 State FFA Associations
Doing to learn,
Earning to live,
Living to serve
What are some things you can learn to do in the FFA?
California FFA Association
Santa Barbara Section