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Objective summarize the events that have shaped agricultural education and ffa

Your FFA Program

Objective: Summarize the events that have shaped Agricultural Education and FFA

The total package

The TOTAL Package…

  • FFA

  • Supervised Agricultural Experience

  • Classroom Instruction

What is ffa

What is FFA?

  • …an organization of high school students in agricultural education

  • ~ 506,199 students from all 50 states plus Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.

  • NC: 18,566 members

  • Top Ten Reasons to Join FFA!

  • Broad Fields, Bright Futures

Do you know anyone who was in ffa

Do you know anyone who was in FFA?

Trace Adkins

Miss Oklahoma 2004

Zach Brown

Tim McGraw

Taylor Swift



Jimmy Carter – Former US President

Jim Davis – Creator of Garfield comic

Jordan Gross – Carolina Panthers player

Bo Jackson – Former pro football and baseball

Easton Corbin – country music star

Objective summarize the events that have shaped agricultural education and ffa

National FFA

North Carolina FFA Association

Southwest Region/Gold Mine Federation

Providence FFA Chapter

The ffa mission

The FFA Mission

  • 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.

Ffa motto

FFA Motto…

Learning to Do,

Doing to Learn,

Earning to Live,

Living to Serve.

Ffa creed

FFA Creed

  • FIVE paragraph statement of the ideals of the FFA.

    • Written by Erwin Milton (E.M.) Tiffany

  • There is also a creed speaking competition with the FFA.

  • Look at your handouts!

The ffa official colors

National Blue



The FFA Official Colors

Ffa salute

FFA Salute…

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.

Ffa official dress

FFA Official Dress

  • Males

    • Black Socks

    • White Collared Shirt

    • Official FFA Tie

    • Official FFA Jacket zipped to the top

    • Black shoes and socks

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FFA Official Dress

  • Females

    • Black skirt of appropriate length or Slacks

    • White Collared Blouse

    • Official FFA Scarf

    • Official FFA Jacket

      • zipped to the top

    • Black shoes

    • OD Video with Gus Litner

Ffa history

FFA History

1917 smith hughes act

1917 – Smith-Hughes Act

  • Named after a senator from Georgia.

  • Provided federal funding for Vocational Agriculture in public high schools.

1920 s future farmer clubs

1920’s Future Farmer Clubs

  • Virginia was the first

  • Boys only

  • North Carolina

    • Young Tar Heel Farmers

    • In 1929: NC started their own FFA Charter.

1928 future farmers of america

1928 – Future Farmers of America

  • FFA was established

    • The 1st convention was held in the Hotel Baltimore in Kansas City, Missouri

    • The first dues were 10 cents

    • Current chapter dues are $20.00

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FFA History

  • 1930

    • FFA Creed is written by E.M. Tiffany

  • 1935

    • New Farmers of America (NFA) formed

    • For black students studying agriculture

New farmers of america

New Farmers of America

  • Organization for African-American males in high school agriculture classes.

  • Colors were black and gold

  • Found mostly in southern states

Ffa history2

FFA History

  • 1950

    • Public Law 740

      • Gave the FFA a federal charter

      • The law said that each school teaching agriculture must have an FFA program

Ffa history public law 740




FFA History - Public Law 740

  • Created 3 integral components to an agricultural education program

    • Classroom/Lab Instruction

    • FFA

    • SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience programs)

Ffa history3

FFA History

  • 1965

    • FFA and the NFA merge

  • 1969

    • Girls were admitted into the FFA

  • 1971

    • National FFA Alumni Association was founded

    • Founded for supporters of FFA, not necessarily former members

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FFA History

  • 1988

    • Future Farmers of America changes its name to the National FFA Organization

  • 1989

    • National Future Farmer Magazine changes its name to FFA New Horizons

Father of the ffa

Father of the FFA…

  • Father of the FFA…

    • Henry Groseclose

  • Wrote the FFA Creed

    • Erwin Milton Tiffany (E.M. Tiffany)

  • Designed the FFA Jacket

    • Dr. Gus Lithner

  • National FFA Advisor

Providence ffa officers


Vice President





We haven’t voted on them yet!! MONDAY IS ELECTIONS!!

Providence FFA Officers

The ffa emblem

The FFA Emblem

The ear of corn secretary

The Ear of Corn- Secretary

  • Provides the foundation of the emblem, just as corn has historically served as the foundation crop of American agriculture.

  • A symbol of unity, because corn is grown in every state in the nation.

The eagle

The Eagle

  • A national symbol which serves as a reminder of our freedom and ability to explore new horizons for the future of agriculture.

The owl advisor

The Owl- Advisor

  • Long recognized for its wisdom, it symbolizes the knowledge required to be successful in the industry of agriculture.

The plow vice president

The Plow- Vice President

  • Signifies labor and tillage of the soil, the backbone of agriculture and the historic foundation of our country’s strength.

The rising sun president

The Rising Sun- President

  • Signifies progress and holds a promise that tomorrow will bring a new day glowing with opportunity.

Words of ffa agricultural education

Words of FFA & Agricultural Education

  • “Agricultural Education” and “FFA” are emblazoned in the center to signify the combination of learning and leadership necessary for progressive agriculture.



  • Active: Middle School and High School students enrolled in agricultural classes.

  • Collegiate: students enrolled in agricultural courses at a 2 or 4 year college

  • Alumni: Former Active or collegiate members an other supporters.

  • Honorary: individuals who have provided outstanding service to the FFA

Ffa code of ethics

FFA Code of Ethics

  • FFA has established guidelines for member actions and behavior

  • All FFA members should follow the code and should use it as a guideline to live by.

  • This class uses the FFA Code of Ethics as its classroom rules.

Ffa officers and stations

FFA Officers and Stations

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FFA Officers and Stations

  • President

    • Stationed by the rising sun

  • Vice President

    • Stationed by the plow

  • Secretary

    • Stationed by the ear of corn

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FFA Officers and Stations

  • Treasurer

    • Stationed by the emblem of George Washington

  • Reporter

    • Stationed by the American Flag

  • Sentinel

    • Stationed by the door and the shield of friendship



  • Rituals conducted at each meeting

    • Opening ceremony

    • Closing ceremony

  • Outlined in the FFA Student Manual

Ffa degrees

FFA Degrees

  • Discovery FFA Degree (Middle School)

  • Greenhand FFA Degree

  • Chapter FFA Degree

  • State FFA Degree

  • American FFA Degree

Opening ceremony all in unison

Opening Ceremony- “All in Unison”

  • President:

    • “FFA members, why are we here?”

  • All members say:

    • “To practice brotherhood, honor agricultural opportunities and responsibilities, and develop those qualities of leadership which an FFA member should possess.”

Closing ceremony the ffa salute

Closing Ceremony- The FFA Salute

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Types of ffa membership

Types of FFA Membership

  • Active

    • Students in middle school, high school, and college (up to age 21)

  • Alumni

    • Former active members, parents of FFA members, and others interested in and supportive of FFA

  • Collegiate

  • Honorary

    • Local, state and national levels

Ffa programs of activities poa

FFA Programs of Activities (POA)

  • It is a plan that directs chapter activities

    • Activities are determined by the student membership of the local chapter

    • Committees are appointed to look at different areas of the POA

    • Voted on by the total membership

Career development events cde s

Career Development Events (CDE’s)

  • Individual or team competitions covering several subjects in agriculture and leadership

  • Examples

    • Parliamentary Procedure

    • Public Speaking

    • Agricultural Sales

    • Land Judging



  • State FFA Convention

    • NC State University in Raleigh

    • June

  • National FFA Convention

    • KFEC in Louisville, Kentucky

    • Late October

North carolina ffa center white lake

North Carolina FFA Center (White Lake)

  • FFA Summer Recreational Camp

  • State Leadership Conference

Ffa websites

FFA Websites

  • National FFA Organization

    • www.ffa.org

  • North Carolina FFA Association

    • www.ncffa.org

Creed quiz 1 st paragraph

Creed Quiz- 1st Paragraph

  • I believe in the _______ of agriculture, with a _____ born not of _____ but of deeds - ____________ won by the present and ____ generations of agriculturists; in the promise of ______ days through _____ ways, ____ as the better ______ we now enjoy have come to us from the _________ of former _____.

Creed quiz 2 st paragraph

Creed Quiz- 2st Paragraph

  • I _______ that to ____ and ____ on _ good ____, or __ be _______ in other agricultural ________, is ________ as well as ___________; for I ____ the ____ and ___________ of agricultural ____ and ____ an ______ fondness ___ those ____________ which, ____ in _____ of ______________, I ______ deny.

Creed quiz 3 rd paragraph

Creed Quiz- 3rd Paragraph

  • I believe in __________ from _________ and _______ from ______. I _______ in __ ___ _______ to work ___________ and _____ clearly, ____ such _________ and _____ as I ___ secure, ___ in the _______ of ___________ ______________ to serve ___ ___ and the ______ interest in _________ and _________ the _______ of our ____.

Creed quiz 4 th paragraph

Creed Quiz- 4th Paragraph

  • I believe in ____ __________ on _______ and more _____ in __________; in ___ life ________ and ______ honest ______ to help _____ it so--for ______ as ____ as ______; in less ____ for _______ and ____ of it ____ ______; in ______ happy ______ and _______ ______ with _____ whose _________ depends ____ __.

Creed quiz 5 th paragraph

Creed Quiz- 5th Paragraph

  • I _______ that _________ ___________ can ___ ____ ____ true __ ___ ____ __________ of ___ ________ ____ and ____ _ ___ _____ an _________ in __ ____ and _________ _____ will _____ _____ for __ ____ in ____ _________ ____.

The ffa creed

The FFA Creed

  • 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.

The ffa creed1

The FFA Creed

  • 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.

The ffa creed2

The FFA Creed

  • 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.

The ffa creed3

The FFA Creed

  • 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.

The ffa creed4

The FFA Creed

  • 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.

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