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The FFA: The Past, Present and You

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  1. The FFA:The Past, Present and You Introduction to Agriculture

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. FFA History • 1917 Congress passed Smith-Hughes Act • established agriculture classes • 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

  5. 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 • National Blueand Corn Goldofficial colors

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. FFA History • 1947 National FFA Band • 1948 National FFA Chorus • 1948 National FFA Supply Service Formed • Official Jackets • Awards • Anything FFA

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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.

  13. Components of Agricultural Education FFA SAEP Classroom

  14. • 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Organizational Structure

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. American FFA Degree • American Star Farmer and Star Agribusiness (1 each from 4 regions) • All finalists receive European Tour • Highest Awards in FFA

  28. 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

  29. What are the parts of the FFA Emblem?

  30. Identify the Career Developemnt 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

  31. Electricity • Wiring • Diagraming • Floor Plans • Identification • Written Test • Nursery/Landscape • Identification • Plants • Pest • Equipment • Placing • Landscape Problems/Calculation • Written Test

  32. Ag Business • Problems • Net Worth Statements • Depreciation • Break-Even • Substitutions • Partial Budget • Asset Allocations • Written Test

  33. Ag. Leadership Events • Parliamentary Procedure • Opening and Closing Ceremonies • Creed Speaking • Extemporaneous Speaking • Prepared Public Speaking

  34. 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

  35. The Rising Sun symbolizes progress in agriculture and the confidence FFA members have in the future. The Rising Sun

  36. The eagle is a reminder of our freedom and ability to explore new horizons for the future of agriculture The Eagle

  37. The owl represents knowledge and wisdom The Owl

  38. The plow is the symbol of labor and tillage of the soil The Plow

  39. FFA is an important part of the Agriculture Education Program The Words

  40. Put it all together Trademark of the National FFA Organization Be Proud Of It The Emblem

  41. FFA Colors • National Blue • Corn Gold

  42. FFA Motto Learning to Do Doing to Learn Earning to Live Living to Serve

  43. FFA Salute • Pledge of Allegiance

  44. 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.

  45. FFA Creed 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.

  46. FFA Creed 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.

  47. FFA Creed 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.

  48. FFA Creed 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.

  49. FFA Creed • Written by E. M. Tiffany • Adopted at 3rd national convention • Revised at 38th and 63rd convention

  50. Official Dress • Girls • black skirt or slacks • white blouse • official blue scarf • black shoes • official jacket zipped to the top