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Greenhand Degree. All First years can receive by December. Components of Agricultural Education. FFA. SAEP. Classroom. The FFA Purpose. The purpose of the FFA is to develop:. Recreation Patriotism Service Character Thrift. Leadership • Scholarship • Improved Agriculture

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greenhand degree

Greenhand Degree

All First years can receive by December


The FFA Purpose

The purpose of the FFA is to develop:

  • Recreation
  • Patriotism
  • Service
  • Character
  • Thrift
  • Leadership
  • • Scholarship
  • • Improved Agriculture
  • • Cooperation
  • • Citizenship

The FFA stresses three closely related areas: leadership, personal growth, and career success.

The FFA stresses three closely related areas: leadership, personal growth, and career success.

why earn it
Why earn IT?
  • Its an AWARD
  • Challenging
  • 1st step to earning Chapter and State Degree’s
  • Why Not?
what s involved
What’s Involved?
  • Must be Enrolled in Agriscience
  • Have an SAE
  • Have access to an FFA Manual and Handbook
  • Have learned the FFA Salute
  • Is Familiar with the FFA CREED
what s left easy stuff
What’s Left – Easy Stuff
  • Have Learned the Motto





have learned the ffa colors
Have Learned the FFA Colors
  • As the Blue field of our nation’s flag and the golden fields of ripened corn unify our country, the FFA colors are . . .
have learned the emblem
Have Learned the Emblem
  • The Cross section of the earn of corn
  • The Rising Sun
  • The Plow
  • The Eagle
  • The Owl
  • Agricultural Education & FFA
have learned ffa code of ethics
Have Learned FFA Code of Ethics
  • Dress Appropriately
  • Show Respect to Others
  • Be Honest
  • Respect Property
  • Refrain from Swearing
  • Demonstrate Sportsmanship
  • Attend Meetings Promptly
  • Take Pride in the Organization
  • Share your Experiences with Others
have learned proper use of jacket
Have Learned Proper Use of Jacket
  • Jacket worn only by members
  • Jacket kept clean & neat
  • Jacket worn on official occasions
  • Jacket worn to appropriate places
  • No other Insignia attached to Jacket
  • Always acts professional in Jacket
  • Members must refrain from tobacco or alcohol use while wearing jacket
learned mission statement
Learned Mission Statement
  • 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.
do understand ffa history
Do Understand FFA History
  • Began in 1928 with 33 gentlemen as The Future Farmers of America
  • E.M. Tiffany wrote the Creed in 1930
  • Blue jackets adopted in 1934
  • In 1965 “The Future Farmers of America” merged with the “New Farmers of America”
  • In 1969 Women were allowed in the organization
  • In 1988 the name changed to recognize the growth of agriculture & to encompass the more than 300 careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture.
  • Today we have over 505,000 FFA MEMBERS!
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.

ffa creed1

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.

ffa creed2

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 public interest in producing and marketing the product of our toil.

ffa creed3

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.

ffa creed4

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.