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The History of the FFA. Introduction to Agriculture Ms. Dye. Major Historical Events. 1928 Future Farmers of America was founded and the first National FFA commenced with 33 delegates from 18 states. 1930 The FFA creed was written by E.M. Tiffany

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    1. The History of the FFA Introduction to Agriculture Ms. Dye

    2. Major Historical Events • 1928 Future Farmers of America was founded and the first National FFA commenced with 33 delegates from 18 states. • 1930 The FFA creed was written by E.M. Tiffany • 1939 National FFA Camp set up on land that formerly belongedto George Washington in in Alexandria, Virginia.(The camp later became the National FFA Center.) • 1944National FFA Foundation was formed to use funds frombusiness and industry to support FFA activities.

    3. Continued… • 1950 Public Law 81-740 was passed by Congress granting the FFAa federal charter. • 1952The National Future Farmer magazine was started. • 1965 Consolidation with the New Farmers of America (NFA)strengthened the FFA. (NFA was an organization similarto the FFA for African American students.) • 1969 Female students were allowed to become members.

    4. Continued… • 1972National FFA Alumni Association was formed. • 1988 Name of the organization was changed to National FFAOrganization. • 1989 Name of The National Future Farmer magazine waschanged to New Horizons. • 1998National FFA Center moved from Alexandria, Virginia, toIndianapolis, Indiana. • 1999 The National FFA Convention was moved to Louisville,Kentucky.

    5. What is the Purpose for the FFA? The purpose of the FFA is to develop: • Leadership • Scholarship • Improved Agriculture • Cooperation • Citizenship • Recreation • Patriotism • Service • Character • Thrift

    6. The FFA stresses three closely relatedareas: leadership, personal growth, andcareer success.

    7. Agriculture Education

    8. Agriculture Education Motto • Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems

    9. The FFA Mission • The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

    10. To Accomplish its mission… • Develops competent and assertive agricultural leadership. • Increases awareness of the global and technological importance of agriculture and its contribution to our well-being. • Strengthens the confidence of agriculture students in themselves and their work. • Promotes the intelligent choice and establishment of an agricultural career. • Encourages achievement in supervised agricultural experience programs.

    11. Continued… • Interpersonal skills in teamwork, communications, human relations and social interaction. • Builds character and encourages wise management of economic, environmental and human resources of the community. • Develops promotes citizenship, volunteerism and patriotism. • Promotes cooperation and cooperative attitudes among all people. • Promotes healthy lifestyles. • Encourages excellence in scholarship

    12. The FFA Motto Learning to Do Doing to Learn Earning to Live Living to Serve

    13. The FFA Motto -Decorate your own FFA Motto! -Be colorful and creative!! -On the line under each section – write a sentence to explain the saying Example: LEARNING TO DO I will learn new concepts through hands-on activities and experiences

    14. SAE • Supervised Agricultural Experience • Students with an SAE learn by doing. With help from their agricultural teachers, students develop an SAE project based on one or more SAE categories: • Entrepreneurship • Placement • Research and Experimentation • Exploratory