FFA... More Than Agriculture… It’s You!. The FFA is a big, broad organization that is part of Agriculture/ Agribusiness Education. What one learns in Agriculture/ Agribusiness class leads to activities in the FFA.
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Before school integration in the 1960’s, black students in Vocational Agriculture had their own organization --called The New Farmers of America (NFA).
Thought and preparation, in addition to time spent in the classroom learning the basics, will be necessary if you expect to place high in an FFA contest.
The Agricultural Mechanics Contest is designed for students who have special interest and skill in the application of mechanics to Agriculture.
The FFA Livestock Judging Contest includes beef, swine, and sheep so students can learn skills and apply them to productive livestock enterprise.
The Milk Quality and Dairy Food Contest is designed to encourage student use of their senses-- taste and smell to identify dairy products and single out inferior qua1ity.
Food for America is an activity to involve agriculture education students in communication to elementary students the story of how food gets from the farm to the community.
The main purpose of Food for America is to provide an organized approach to help teachers and FFA members communicate more effectively with elementary students.