Overview of Today • Orientation to the course (PPT) • Youth Development (PPT) • The Advisor: Roles and Responsibilities(PPT) • Overview of Career & Technical Student Organizations (PPT) • Overview of Ag Youth Organizations (PPT) • Intro to the FFA Creed (PPT)
A Little About Me & My Experiences With Youth Organizations • 4-H – about age 11 • Livestock judging • Raised livestock, chickens, cattle, horses • FFA -- From age 14 • Livestock judging • Horses, Cattle • Explorers -- Age 16 • Contests • Camping • Canoeing
In the Beginning • I majored in Ag Ed mainly because of my farm experience and because of my mother’s background in education. • I liked both ag and education – Both ag teachers were good people and had a positive influence on me. • I once thought about becoming a coach • When I went to college I had to declare a major so I said Ag Ed.
Continued… • I once, during the 2nd year, thought about changing majors. But the kind and gentle old advisor talked me into sticking with Ag Ed a little longer. At the time I had not taken a single ag ed course. • I became active in FFA, B&B and some non ag clubs. • Because I had started college when I was 17, I was able to graduate in three years by going in the summers and at the age of 20 and started teaching. • So I became an FFA Advisor at the ag of 20…
FFA Experience as a Teacher • Fairly successful • Students have won various awards at the state, regional and national level (Specialized in Soils, Livestock, and Parliamentary Procedure • Formed an FFA alumni chapter that is still going • Started horticulture program still going and has been improved greatly
Links for Today • Intro to Youth Organizations • Human Development • The Advisor • Introduction to Career & Technical Student Organizations (CTSO’s)