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What is FFA?. Youth organization within agricultural education. * It prepares students for leadership, personal growth and career success. FFA was created in 1928 as Future Farmers of America In 1988 the name was changed to National FFA organization *Reflect growing diversity.

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What is ffa
What is FFA?

  • Youth organization within agricultural education.

    * It prepares students for leadership, personal growth and career success.

  • FFA was created in 1928 as Future Farmers of America

  • In 1988 the name was changed to National FFA organization

    *Reflect growing diversity



Ffa organization structure
FFA Organization Structure

  • Three levels

    1st Local (Rowan County FFA member)

    2nd State (Kentucky FFA member)

    3rd National (National FFA member)


You are a member

Local Chapter

Chapter Members

Chapter Officers

Chapter Advisor

Chapter Advisory Committee


Local level of the organization
Local level of the organization

  • Leadership is provided by the student officers and the agriculture teacher


  • Rowan County Officers include

    President – Katie Conn

    Vice President- Chelsea May

    Secretary- Shay Bentley

    Reporter- Jennifer Armstrong

    Treasurer- Aly Bowman

    Sentinel- Justin Barker

    Advisor- Krista Hayslip


Auxiliary officers
Auxiliary Officers

  • Historian- Kelly Bowman

  • Parliamentarian- Steven Alvarado



  • Idea came about after courses in vocational agriculture were established by the Smith-Hughes act

  • The Smith-Hughes Act, also known as the Vocational Act of 1917, represented the first national approval of vocational education in the public school. Written by Hoke Smith and Dudley Hughes, the act established vocational education in the areas of agriculture, trades and industry, and home economics.


Early 1920 s
Early 1920’s established by the Smith-Hughes act

  • Virginia formed the first Future farmers club for boys

  • Caught on the National Organization was formed 1928 in Kansas City Missouri

  • Dues were set at 10 cents

    per member


New farmers of america
New Farmers of America established by the Smith-Hughes act

  • NFA was an agricultural organization for African American boys

  • Also started in Virginia

  • Merged with FFA in 1965


Welcome ladies
Welcome Ladies established by the Smith-Hughes act

  • Membership

    was open to

    girls in 1969.


Traditions

Traditions established by the Smith-Hughes act


Colors
Colors established by the Smith-Hughes act

  • As the blue field of our nation’s flag and golden fields of ripened corn unify our country, the FFA colors of NATIONAL BLUE and CORN GOLD give unity to the organization.

  • All FFA functions and paraphernalia should proudly display the colors


The ffa creed
The FFA Creed established by the Smith-Hughes act

  • 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.

  • The creed was written by E. M. Tiffany, and adopted at the 3rd National Convention of the FFA. It was revised at the 38th Convention and the 63rd Convention.


Motto
Motto established by the Smith-Hughes act

  • Gives members twelve short words to live by as they discover the opportunities available in the organization

    Learning to do

    Doing to learn

    Earning to live

    Living to serve


Salute
Salute established by the Smith-Hughes act

  • The pledge of allegiance is the official salute of the FFA.

  • Salute should always be used in the official closing ceremony for meetings and other ceremonies.

  • Once finished hand should drop to your side and them once again face the president.


Emblem
Emblem established by the Smith-Hughes act


Emblem cont
Emblem Cont. established by the Smith-Hughes act

  • The FFA emblem consist of five symbols.

  • They are representative of the history, goals and future

  • Each element within the emblem has unique significance.


Official dress

Official Dress established by the Smith-Hughes act

http://ffa.org/index.cfm?method=c_students.OfficialDress

Shop FFA - Official Online Store for the National FFA Organization


Officers

Officers established by the Smith-Hughes act


President rising sun
President -Rising Sun established by the Smith-Hughes act

  • Presides of meetings

  • Appoint committees and serve as a non-voting member

  • Coordinate the activities of the chapter and evaluate progress

  • Represent the chapter in public relations and official functions


Vice president plow
Vice President -Plow established by the Smith-Hughes act

  • Assume all duties of the president if necessary

  • Coordinate all committee work

  • Work closely with the president and advisor to asses chapter progress

  • Establish and maintain a chapter resource file


Secretary ear of corn
Secretary- Ear of Corn established by the Smith-Hughes act

  • Prepare and post the agenda for each chapter meeting

  • Prepare and present the minutes for each chapter meeting

  • Place all committee reports in the chapter secretaries book

  • Be responsible for chapter attendance and activity records

  • Be responsible for chapter correspondence


Treasurer emblem of washington
Treasurer – Emblem of Washington established by the Smith-Hughes act

  • Be in charge of chapter money, deposits and transactions

  • Present monthly treasure report

  • Collect dues

  • Maintain and keep a neat and accurate treasurers book

  • Serve as treasurer of the Earnings and Savings Committee


Reporter flag
Reporter - Flag established by the Smith-Hughes act

  • Plan public information sessions with newspapers radios to tell the FFA story

  • Release news to local and regional newspapers

  • Publish a chapter news letter

  • Serve as chapter photographer


Sentinel door
Sentinel – Door established by the Smith-Hughes act

  • Assist the president in maintaining order

  • Inform perspective students and members about FFA

  • Instruct students in leadership and personal development

  • Keep room and paraphernalia in good order

  • Welcome guest and visitors



Advisor
Advisor established by the Smith-Hughes act

  • Supervise Chapter Activities

  • Inform perspective students and parents about FFA

  • Instruct students in leadership and personal development

  • Build school and community support

  • Encourage involvement in all chapter activities

  • Prepare students of CDE’s


Other
Other established by the Smith-Hughes act

  • Historian- Scrapbook, record chapter history

  • Parliamentarian-Be proficient in parley pro and answer all parley pro questions

  • Chaplain-Present the invocation at the chapter banquet



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