The FFA: The Past, Present and You. Introduction to Agriculture. 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.
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Introduction to Agriculture
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.
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
From National SAE Web Site
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When thinking about the different components of a SAE program, it might help to think of a meal. No one likes an empty plate!
If we add a steak to the plate, this is similar to having an Entrepreneurship SAE. For decades, Entrepreneurship has been the foundation of SAE. But a steak by itself doesn’t make a balanced meal!
The passage of the Vocational Education Act of 1963 caused more interest in off-farm agriculture. This resulted in adding Placement as a type of SAE. We can think of the potato as Placement on our SAE plate.
With the increased emphasis on science in agriculture, a need arose in the 1990s for a new type of SAE activity - Research. The green beans represent this addition to our SAE plate.
We now have a full plate. However, our meal would be improved by the addition of several additional items. These additional items help round our our SAE plate. We call them minor SAE components.
The addition of a soup or salad helps start a meal. Exploratory activities are designed to help students start their SAE programs.
A beverage would help compliment the meal. Supplementary SAE activities help complement the SAE program.
Adding a dessert rounds our our meal. Improvement activities help round out the SAE plate.
While a SAE program can contain just one or two different types of activities, the goal should be to have a full plate of different activities. This maximizes learning.
• J O B
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• S A E
above name on jacket
or on standard key
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.