The FFA:Who are we? The Past, Present and Future 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. 3. Recite and explain the meaning of the FFA Creed. 4. Explain the purpose of a Program of Activities and its committee structure.
STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES -2 5. List and explain the various FFA Degrees. 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. 9. Explain how the Officers are arranged around the room in a FFA meeting. 10. Match the officer with the appropriate symbol.
Before there way the FFA???? • Before the FFA • Corn, Pig, etc, Clubs • Note the dates in pictures • All pre 1928 • Early 1920s FF __ • FFV Virginia, FFT • Tenn, FFA Arkansas etc. • FFA was started in 1928
Girls had clubs too….. • Cooking, Canning, Sewing, etc…
FFA History • 1917 Congress passed Smith-Hughes Act • established agriculture classesfirst ag youth club west of Mississippi • 1920’s Future Farmers of Virginia formed • Henry Groseclose-”Father of the FFA” • 1926 American Royal in Kansas City invited vocational agriculture students to judge livestock
FFA History • 1928 Walt Disney draws Mickey Mouse for Kansas City Star • 1928 1st National Convention in Kansas City’s Baltimore Hotel 1st President - Leslie Applegate 1st Nat. Advisor - Dr. C.H. Lane Dues set at $0.10 • 1929 Carton Patton 1st American Star Farmer (From Arkansas) • National Blueand Corn Goldofficial colors
FFA History • 1930 FFA Creed Adopted written by E.M. Tiffany 3rd national convention revised in 1965, 1987, and 1990 • 1933 FFA Jacket adopted as official dress
FFA History • 1939 National FFA Center located on part of the original estate of George Washington in Alexandria, Virginia • 1944 National FFA Foundation Formed non-profit fundraising part of FFA private donations fund awards Foundation raises $6 million annually
FFA History • 1947 National FFA Band • 1948 National FFA Chorus • 1948 National FFA Supply Service Formed • Official Jackets • Awards • Anything FFA
FFA History • 1950 Public Law 740 granted National FFA a Federal Charter FFA recognized as “intracurricular” part of the agriculture education program • 1952 National Future Farmer magazine published now called FFA New Horizon • 1952 Code of Ethics adopted
FFA History • 1955 FFA in Japan, Brazil, Columbia, Korea, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, Thailand • 1955 International Student exchange programs begun can now travel to 30 countries • 1965 NFA merged with FFA • NFA (New Farmers) African American
FFA History • 1969 Girls admitted to FFA • 1969 First Star Agribusinessman • 1971 National FFA Alumni founded support agriculture education • 1988 Name changed to National FFA Organization
FFA History • 1988 Name of the organization was changed to National FFA Organization. • 1989 Name of The National Future Farmer magazine was changed to New Horizons. • 1999 National FFA Center moved from Alexandria, VA, to Indianapolis, IN. • 1999 The National FFA Convention was moved to Louisville, Kentucky.
Components of Agricultural Education FFA SAEP Classroom
• Recreation • Patriotism • Service • Character • Thrift • Leadership • Scholarship • Improved Agriculture • Cooperation • Citizenship The FFA Purpose The purpose of the FFA is to develop: The FFA stresses three closely related areas: leadership, personal growth, and career success.
The FFA Mission • FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture education.
The FFA Degree Ladder • Degrees recognize progress in leadership, agricultural education and your SAE • Greenhand Degree • Chapter FFA Degree • State FFA Degree • American FFA Degree Discovery members (middle school)
Greenhand FFA Degree • For first year members • Knowledge of FFA History • Recite the Creed • Recite the Motto • Recite the Salute • Must be enrolled in Agriculture Ed. • Have satisfactory SAE plans
Greenhand Requirements • Have learned and can explain the FFA Mission Statement • Describe and Explain the meaning of the FFA Emblem and Colors • Understand the FFA Code of Ethics • Understand Proper use of the FFA Jacket
Greenhand Requirements • Familiar with the chapter constitution and bylaws • Familiar with the Program of Activities • Have access to the Official FFA Manual and FFA Student Handbook • Submitted written application for the Greenhand Degree
Chapter FFA Degree • Completed 2 semesters of agriculture • Have SAE program in operation • Earn and productively invest $150 or work at least 45 hours at SAE • Effectively lead a group discussion for 15 minutes • Demonstrate 5 parliamentary procedures
Chapter FFA Degree • Show progress towards individual achievement in the FFA award program • Have a satisfactory scholastic record • Star Chapter Farmer -outstanding production SAE • Star Chapter Agribusiness Award - outstanding business SAE
State FFA Degree • Active FFA member 2 years • 2 years of agriculture • Earn and productively invest $1000 or work 300 hours in an SAE Program • Perform 10 parliamentary procedures • Give a 6 minute speech
State FFA Degree • Chapter officer or committee member • Satisfactory scholastic record • Participate in the planning of the Program of Activities • 5 activities above chapter level • Degree Charm worn above name on jacket or on standard key chain
American FFA Degree • Highest degree • Active member for 3 years • 3 years of class • Graduate from high school at least 12 months prior to receiving degree • Outstanding SAE Program
American FFA Degree • Earn and productively invest $7,500 or earn and invest $1,500 and work at least 2,250 unpaid hours • Have a record of outstanding leadership abilities • Scholastic record of “C” or better • Golden key worn above name or on chain
American FFA Degree • American Star Farmer and Star Agribusiness (1 each from 4 regions) • All finalists receive European Tour • Highest Awards in FFA
Types of Membership • Active • enrolled in ag class, dues paid • Collegiate • 2 or 4 year college • Alumni • former members or interested people • Honorary • people who support FFA
Career Development Events in which FFA members may participate • Livestock • Evaluation of breeding and market BEEF, SWINE AND SHEEP • Grading Frame Size • Grading Back Fat • Oral Reasons • Meats • Identification of Wholesale and Retail meat cuts • Placing of Cuts • Ribeyes • Carcass Grading • Hamburger Problems • Written Test
Career Development Events in which FFA members may participate • Electricity • Wiring • Diagraming • Floor Plans • Identification • Written Test • Nursery/Landscape • Identification • Plants, Pest, Equipment • Placing • Landscape Problems/Calculation • Written Test
Career Development Events in which FFA members may participate • Ag Business • Problems • Net Worth Statements • Depreciation • Break-Even • Substitutions • Partial Budget • Asset Allocations • Written Test
Career Development Events in which FFA members may participateLeadership Related Events • Parliamentary Procedure • Opening and Closing Ceremonies • Creed Speaking • Extemporaneous Speaking • Prepared Public Speaking
The FFA EmblemWhat does it all mean? Go to Emblem Point
Corn is a symbol of unity because it is native to America and is grown in every state. Cross Section of the Ear of Corn
The Rising Sun symbolizes progress in agriculture and the confidence FFA members have in the future. The Rising Sun
The eagle is a reminder of our freedom and ability to explore new horizons for the future of agriculture The Eagle
FFA is an important part of the Agriculture Education Program The Words
Put it all together Trademark of the National FFA Organization Be Proud Of It The FFA Emblem
Official FFA Colors • National Blue • Corn Gold
FFA Motto Learning to Do Doing to Learn Earning to Live Living to Serve
FFA Salute • Pledge of Allegiance to the:
The Pledge of Allegiance • I pledge allegiance“ (I promise to be true) "to the flag“ (to the symbol of our country) • "of the United States of America“ (each state that has joined to make our country)"and to the Republic“ (a republic is a country where the people choose others to make laws for them – the government is for the people)"for which it stands,“ (the flag means the country)"one Nation“ (a single country) "under God,“ (the people believe in a supreme being) "indivisible,“ (the country cannot be split into parts) "with liberty and justice“ (with freedom and fairness) "for all.“ (for each person in the country...you and me!)The pledge says you are promising to be true to the United States of America! Source: The American Legion
Brief History of the Pledge • The original pledge was published in the Sept. 8, 1892, issue of The Youth's Companion in Boston. • For years, the authorship was in dispute between James B. Upham and Francis Bellamy of the magazine's staff. • In 1939, after a study of the controversy, the United States Flag Association decided that authorship be credited to Bellamy. • The phrase “under God” was added to the pledge on June 14, 1954.