The FFA: The Past, Present and You. STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES. 1. Explain how, when, and why the FFA was organized 2 Explain the mission and strategies, colors, motto, salute, parts of the emblem, and the organizational structure of the FFA.
1. Explain how, when, and why the FFA was organized
2 Explain the mission and strategies, colors, motto, salute, parts of the emblem, and the organizational structure of the FFA.
3. Recite and explain the meaning of the FFA Creed.
4. Explain the purpose of a Program of Activities and its committee structure.
5. List and explain the various FFA Degrees.
6. List the four types of membership.
7. Identify correct Official Dress (O.D.) for FFA members.
8. Explain the rules of wearing the FFA jacket.
1st President - Leslie Applegate
1st Nat. Advisor - Dr. C.H. Lane
Dues set at $0.10
written by E.M. Tiffany
3rd national convention
revised in 1965, 1987, and 1990
non-profit fundraising part of FFA
private donations fund awards
Foundation raises $6 million annually
FFA recognized as “intracurricular” part of the agriculture education program
now called FFA New Horizon
support agriculture education
• Improved Agriculture
• CitizenshipThe FFA Purpose
The purpose of the FFA is to develop:
The FFA stresses three closely related areas: leadership, personal growth, and career success.
Corn is a symbol of unity because it is native to America and is grown in every state.Cross Section of the Ear of Corn
The Rising Sun symbolizes progress in agriculture and the confidence FFA members have in the future.The Rising Sun
The eagle is a reminder of our freedom and ability to explore new horizons for the future of agricultureThe Eagle
The owl represents knowledge and wisdom explore new horizons for the future of agricultureThe Owl
The plow is the symbol of labor and tillage of the soil explore new horizons for the future of agricultureThe Plow
Put it all together Program
Trademark of the National FFA Organization
Be Proud Of ItThe Emblem
Learning to Do
Doing to Learn
Earning to Live
Living to Serve
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 won and 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 on 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.