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FFA HISTORY AND BACKGROUND. Ms. Wiener Agriculture Department. Organize Your Notes!. Essential/Exit Qs Start With Date Copy Essential Question Answer essential question before end of class Don’t forget to add it to your Concept Map!. NOTES PAGE Start With Date Write WARM UP

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ffa history and background


Ms. Wiener

Agriculture Department

organize your notes
Organize Your Notes!
  • Essential/Exit Qs
  • Start With Date
  • Copy Essential Question
    • Answer essential question before end of class
    • Don’t forget to add it to your Concept Map!
  • Start With Date
  • Write WARM UP
    • Perform Warm up Activity
  • Write NOTES
    • Write Notes for the Day
start your concept map
Start your Concept Map!

Unit Name: FFA

Unit EQ: Why is FFA important in Ag Education?



EQs: 1. What is FFA?

warm up 5 mins
WARM-UP- 5 mins
  • Word Sort Directions:
    • Write the following words in your notes in order of importance (TO YOU!). If you do not know what the word means put it at the bottom of your list. 1. Being most important and so on. Think of this question when sorting:
    • What is most important to being successful in this class?
    • WORDS
      • Class, FFA, SAE, CDE, Homework, Notes, Socializing, Class work, Projects
essential question
Essential Question
  • What is FFA?
1 what is ffa
1. What is FFA?
  • Youth Organization
  • Nationwide
  • Real world experiences !
  • Concentrates on 3 main areas
    • Premier Leadership
    • Personal Growth
    • Career Success
1 what is ffa1
1. What is FFA?
  • Student run organization
  • Three basic levels
    • Middle School
    • High School
    • Collegiate
  • Levels of Membership
    • Active , Alumni, Collegiate, Honorary
  • FUN!
2 where did ffa start
2. Where did FFA start?
  • Started in the 1920s
    • Future Farmers of Virginia
    • Boys with farming background
    • Henry Groseclose
      • “Father of FFA”
  • 1965- NFA Joins FFA
  • 1969- Females join FFA

Soon a nationwide organization was formed!

where is ffa now
Where is FFA now?
  • Current enrollment=507,763
  • Number of Chapters= 7,439 in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
  • Largest Annual Event=National FFA Convention2008 Attendance: 54,731
3 why did ffa start
3. Why did FFA start?
  • Vocational Education
  • Socialization
  • Most up-to-date material
  • Competitions
  • Career preparation
4 what purpose does ffa serve
4. What purpose does FFA serve?
  • To provide students the opportunity to increase leadership skills and explore career possibilities and interests through local, state, and nationwide competitions
  • Put this statement into your own words for your notes.
timeline activity 30 mins
  • Make a group with students at your table
  • Each group will get 2 FFA Student Manuals per table
  • You will be given a section of time in years. Find important events in the history of FFA within your groups portion of time.
  • Groups will construct a timeline including a short description of what happened during that year.
timeline construction
Timeline Construction
  • Each group will present what they have found
  • All groups timelines will be put in order into one complete FFA Timeline and hung up in the classroom
timeline scramble 2 mins
Timeline Scramble – 2 mins
  • On HALF a piece of paper write down 2 events that have been included in the timeline.
    • Event name/Description NO YEAR
  • Rip the HALF sheet of paper into two pieces . Each piece should have 1 event from the timeline
  • Place the events in the middle of your table when finished
independent activity
Independent Activity
  • Complete your FFA crossword puzzle and put in the class drawer when finished
  • Word Wall
    • Who wrote the FFA Creed and what is it?
    • FFA Emblem and Symbols
closing activity
Closing Activity
  • What does not belong?
ffa emblem and symbols


Ms. Wiener

Agriculture Department

essential question1
  • What are the major parts of the FFA emblem?
warm up 5 mins1
Warm Up-5 mins
  • Answer the following questions on your warm up page
  • What is the purpose of an Emblem? Do you know any emblems? What is the difference between an emblem and a symbol?
what does it actually mean
What does it actually mean?
  • Emblem:
    • special design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc. a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
  • Symbol
    • something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible; "the eagle is a symbol of the United States"
ffa colors 1929
FFA Colors- 1929




Corn gold represents a crop grown in every state of the U.S. and national fields of crops ready for harvest – a sign of success. It helps to symbolize the commonality of the organization.

National blue represents the blue field of our flag. It signifies that the organization is national in scope and open to everyone.

official dress
Official Dress

Black Bottoms

White Collared Shirt


Official Jacket

Black Shoes

the cross section of an ear of corn
The cross section of an ear of corn …

… represents our common interest in agriculture. Corn is grown in every state.

the eagle
The eagle...

…is symbolic of the national scope of

the FFA.

the rising sun
The rising sun...

represents progress in agriculture.

the plow
The plow...

...symbolizes labor

and tillage of

the soil.

the owl
The owl...

… represents knowledge and wisdom.

ffa creed
  • Written by: E.M. Tiffany
  • 1930- 3rd National Convention
    • Adopted!
  • Let’s Practice!
    • Each student will have their own copy of the FFA Creed.
    • Each group will read together one paragraph of the Creed
ffa creed activity 1 min
FFA Creed Activity- 1 min
  • Independently!
    • Underline or highlight words that you think are important in the FFA creed.
pair share 1 minute each
Pair Share – 1 Minute Each
  • Summarize the FFA Creed in a few sentences.
  • Underline 5 important points made in the FFA creed
  • Why do you think these points are important?
  • Why do you think the FFA creed was written?
  • What purpose would a creed serve?
create your own creed
Create your Own Creed
  • Five Sentences
  • Use “I believe”
  • Express your goals in life
  • The importance of your schooling
  • How you aspire to act in order to become successful
  • Why is the creed an important way to express these ideas?
ffa degree activity 30 mins
FFA Degree Activity- 30 mins

Create an FFA Degree hierarchy/ road map

Use the Student Manual to determine the FFA degrees available to students.

Include in your hierarchy/ road map what it takes to receive each degree.

Make sure your degrees are in order!

  • Word Wall
    • What is the FFA members mission?
    • Parliamentary Procedure/ SAEs/CDEs
closing activity1
Closing Activity
  • What are the FFA officer positions?
  • What are the jobs descriptions and responsibilities for the FFA officer positions you know?
  • Do you know the FFA officers in your school?
concept map
Concept Map!

Unit Name: FFA

Unit EQ: Why is FFA important in Ag Education?


FFA, Greenhand, Chapter, State, American

EQs: 1. What is FFA?

2. What are the main parts of the FFA emblem?

ffa parliamentary procedure and cdes

FFA: Parliamentary Procedure and CDEs

Ms. Wiener

Agriculture Department


All members in unison: "To practice brotherhood, honor agricultural opportunities and responsibilities, and develop those qualities of leadership which an FFA member should possess."

essential question2
  • Why do we use Parliamentary procedure?
warm up 5 mins2
Warm-Up- 5 mins
  • Explain what is happening in this photo
parliamentary procedure
Parliamentary Procedure
  • 1. What is it ?
  • 2. When do we use it?
  • 3. Why do we have it?
  • 4. How does it work?
parli pro questions
Parli Pro Questions
  • What are the steps in making a motion?
  • What do you say to suspend consideration? Amend a motion? Request information?
  • What is parliamentary procedure?
  • What are unclassified motions?
  • How many motions can be on the “floor” at one time?
  • How do you amend a motion? What are common mistakes?
  • What are the main classifications of motions? Define each in your answer
  • After reading the mock script, what was done correctly concerning parliamentary procedure?
  • In your own thoughts: Why do we have / use parliamentary procedure? Give examples of where these procedures might me used in school, in the state, and the US
1 what is it
1. What is it?
  • Parliamentary procedure is the body of rules, ethics, and customs governing meetings and other operations of clubs, organizations, legislative bodies, and other deliberative assemblies
2 when do we use it
2. When do we use it?
  • At any meeting !
  • When important decisions need to be made by an entire group or club
  • When trying to discuss or present new ideas
3 why do we have it
3. Why do we have it?
    • Make sure every member has the chance to be heard
    • Each member has the chance to vote
    • Each member has the chance to bring up new topics for discussion or that need decisions
4 how does it work
4. How does it work?
  • Parliamentary Procedure Activity 30mins
    • Break up into groups.
    • Read Script 1, 2 and 3

Career Development Event

  • Ag Mechanics
  • Forestry
  • Floriculture
  • Dairy Foods
cde activity 30 minutes
CDE Activity- 30 Minutes
  • Research a CDE
  • Summarize on your own sheet of paper
    • What your CDE is
    • How you compete in your CDE
    • What types of subjects are covered in your CDE competition
    • What are the career possibilities ?
    • Are there proficiency awards? If so what are they?
    • What are the SAE Opportunities?
importance of ffa and agriculture
Importance of FFA and Agriculture
  • Read the Blog by Mike Rowe
  • Answer the questions on a separate sheet of paper.
concept map1
Concept Map!

Unit Name: FFA

Unit EQ: Why is FFA important in Ag Education?


FFA, Greenhand, Chapter, State, American, SAE, Parliamentary Procedure

EQs: 1. What is FFA?

2. What are the main parts of the FFA emblem?

3. Why do we use Parli Pro?

ffa saes


Ms. Wiener

Agriculture Department

warm up
  • Turning SAE into JOB!
  • A word ladder starts with one word and changes into a new word.
  • Change one letter at a time into a new word.
  • Try to turn SAE into a JOB


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Vet Assistant needed. Mayflower Animal Hospital needs an experienced individual to work 20 hours a week. Duties including bathing animals, grooming and feeding of animals. Apply in person at 316 Walnut Street.


Wanted: Dependable person to handle over the counter sales in a busy garden center. Pay is $7.50 an hour. Neat appearance important along with the ability to work with people. Experience in working with plants a must. Call 515-2396 for an interview.

essential question3
Essential Question
  • What benefits do SAEs provide to students?
what was the same in all 3 ads
What was the same in all 3 ads?
  • Each advertisement wanted the person to be experienced. People who have experience have the edge in landing a job. But:
    • How do you get experience without first having a job?
    • How do you get a job without first having experience?



gaining experience
Gaining Experience!!
  • Question:
    • How can you gain experience to get a job (or prepare for college)?
  • Answer:
    • Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE)


  • Supervised Agricultural Experience- Programs consist of planned practical activities conducted outside of class time in which students develop and apply agricultural knowledge and skills.
how does a sae help me
How Does a SAE Help Me?
  • Develop skills that can be used in getting a job
  • Provides the opportunity to make money
  • Develops skills that can be used in starting you own business
  • Helps development managementskills
how does a sae help me1
How Does a SAE Help Me...?
  • Learn record keeping skills
  • Improves analytical and decision making skills
  • Teaches responsibility
  • Provides the opportunity to explore possible careers
how does a sae help me2
How Does a SAE Help Me...?
  • Develops knowledge and skills that could be helpful in college, as a hobby or for recreation.
  • Provides the opportunity to win awards: FFA proficiency awards are based on the SAE program. In addition to winning awards, money can be won at regional, state and national levels
how does a sae help me3
How Does a SAE Help Me...?
  • FFA degrees are partially based on the SAE. You must have a SAE program to advance.
  • In order to be a state or national officer, you first must have an advanced FFA degree which is partially based on SAE.
  • Could help the grade in Agriculture class.
types of sae
Types of SAE
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Placement
  • Research
    • Experimental
    • Non-Experimental
  • Exploratory
  • Improvement
  • Supplemental
  • The student plans, implements, operates and assumes financial risks in a farming activity or agricultural business. In Entrepreneurship programs, the student owns the materials and other required inputs and keeps financial records to determine return to investments.
entrepreneurship examples
Entrepreneurship examples:
  • Growing an acre of corn
  • Operating a Christmas tree farm
  • Raising a litter of pigs
  • Running a pay-to-fish operation
  • Growing bedding plants in the school greenhouse
  • Owning and operating a lawn care service
  • A group of students growing a crop of poinsettias
  • Placement programs involve the placement of students on farms and ranches, in agricultural businesses, in school laboratories or in community facilities to provide a "learning by doing" environment. This is done outside of normal classroom hours and may be paidor non-paid.
  • An extensive activity where the student plans and conducts a major agricultural experiment using the scientific process. The purpose of the experiment is to provide students "hands-on" experience in:
    • 1. Verifying, learning or demonstrating scientific principles in agriculture.
    • 2. Discovering new knowledge.
    • 3. Using the scientific process.
research examples
Research Examples
  • Comparing the effect of various planting media on plant growth
  • Determining the impact of different levels of protein on fish growth
  • Comparing three rooting hormones on root development
  • Determining if phases of the moon have an effect on plant growth
examples continued
Examples, continued
  • Analyzing the effectiveness of different display methods on plant sales in a garden center
  • Demonstrating the impact of different levels of soil acidity on plant growth
  • Determining the strength of welds using different welding methods
non experimental research
Non-Experimental Research
  • Students choose an agricultural problem that is not amenable to experimentation and design a plan to investigate and analyze the problem. The students gather and evaluate data from a variety of sources and then producesome type of finished product.
non experimental examples
Non-Experimental Examples:
  • A marketing plan for an agricultural commodity
  • A series of newspaper articles about the environment
  • A land use plan for a farm
  • A landscape design for a community facility
  • An advertising campaign for an agribusiness
  • Exploratory SAE activities are designed primarily to help students become literate in agriculture and/or become aware of possible careers in agriculture. Exploratory SAE activities are appropriate for beginning agricultural students but is not restricted to beginning students.
exploratory examples
Exploratory Examples:
  • Observing and/or assisting a florist
  • Growing plants in a milk jug "greenhouse"
  • Assisting on a horse farm for a day
  • Interviewing an agricultural loan officer in a bank
  • Preparing a scrapbook on the work of a veterinarian
  • Attending an agricultural career day
improvement minor component
Improvement (minor component)
  • Improvement activities include a series of learning activities that improves the value or appearance of the place of employment, home, school or community; the efficiency of an enterprise or business, or the living conditions of the family. An improvement activity involves a series of stepsand generally requires a number of days for completion.
improvement examples
Improvement Examples:
  • Landscaping the home
  • Building a fence
  • Remodeling and painting a room
  • Overhauling a piece of equipment
  • Building or reorganizing a farm shop
  • Renovating and restocking a pond
  • Computerizing the records of an agricultural business
supplementary minor
Supplementary (Minor)
  • A supplementary activity is one where the student performs one specific agricultural skill outside of normal class time. This skill is not related to the major SAE but is normally taught in an agricultural program, involves experiential learning and does contribute to the development of agricultural skills and knowledge on the part of the student. The activity is accomplished in less than a dayand does not require a series of steps.
sae and the full plate
SAE and the Full Plate

When thinking about the different components of a SAE program, it might help to think of a meal. No one likes an empty plate!

sae and the full plate1
SAE and the Full 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!

sae and the full plate2
SAE and the Full Plate

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.

sae and the full plate3
SAE and the Full 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.

sae and the full plate4
SAE and the Full 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.

sae and the full plate5
SAE and the Full Plate

The addition of a soup or salad helps start a meal. Exploratory activities are designed to help students start their SAE programs.

sae and the full plate6
SAE and the Full Plate

A beverage would help compliment the meal. Supplementary SAE activities help complement the SAE program.

sae and the full plate7
SAE and the Full Plate

Adding a dessert rounds our our meal. Improvement activities help round out the SAE plate.

sae and the full plate8
SAE and the Full 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.

sae fill your plate
SAE: Fill Your Plate








Each student will be responsible to have a completed SAE upon graduation

  • Record Books are required for all SAEs
    • What interests you ?
record book
Record Book
  • Accurate!!!
  • Record
    • All money put into the project
    • All money coming out from the project
    • Working experience
    • Hours worked
    • Who you worked with/for
    • Photos of activities
  • Anything Important !!!
sae exploration
  • Each student will pick 2 SAE idea cards
  • Answer the following questions about your SAE
    • What is your SAE?
    • How much time a day/week/month would you need to complete this project?
    • What type of materials would you need to complete this project?
    • Is this a project you could do? Why or why not?
sae in class activity
SAE In-Class Activity
  • Each student will complete their SAE Action Plan.
  • Action Plans are required to receive your Greenhand Degree from AHS
  • This is due at the end of class
saes @ ahs
  • SAE Project- Put it in writing!
    • 2 page double spaced essay
      • What is your SAE?
      • What type of SAE are your performing?
      • Where will this SAE take place?
      • What types of materials will you need?
      • What would success look like for your SAE?
      • What should your SAE look like at the end of this year?
      • Include a timeline for your SAE
  • Word Wall
    • How do you join FFA?
    • Review for Test

Video- http://www.ffa.org/index.cfm?method=c_about.mission

concept map2
Concept Map!

Unit Name: FFA

Unit EQ: Why is FFA important in Ag Education?


FFA, Greenhand, Chapter, State, American, SAE, Parliamentary Procedure

EQs: 1. What is FFA?

2. What are the main parts of the FFA emblem?

3. Why do we use Parli Pro?

4. What benefits do SAEs provide?

do you have that
Do you have that?
  • FFA Crossword puzzle
  • Recite FFA Motto
  • Degree hierarchy
  • CDE Activity
  • SAE Action Plan worksheet completed
  • Vocabulary Sheet (Word Wall Words)
  • Essential Question/Exit Question sheet
  • Greenhand Degree Application filled out
ffa review


Ms. Wiener

Agriculture Department

time for review 20mins
Time for Review!- 20mins
  • Take out a sheet of paper .
  • Individually answer each of the following questions.
  • You can consult your neighbors for help.

Define the following vocabulary:

    • FFA, CDE, SAE, Chapter, Greenhand, American, Leadership, Active, Proficiency, State, Agriculture Education
  • Who was Henry Groseclose? What did he do for FFA?
  • Who is E.M. Tiffany? What did he do for FFA?
  • Who were the NFA? Why are they important to FFA?
  • What are the 6 parts of the FFA emblem? What does each part stand for?
  • What are the 3 main areas of Agriculture Education? How do they all work together?(Remember the diagram to help you!)
  • List the FFA degrees. Include where each degree is awarded (state, local, national level etc)
  • 1. FFA SAE and Instruction work together
  • 2. FFA has along history in agriculture
  • 3. FFA provides opportunities for $, competitions and degrees