Published on December 18, 2008
: Objective: Summarize the events that have shaped Agricultural Education and FFA Your FFA Program The FFA Mission : 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 agricultural education. What is FFA? : What is FFA? …an organization of high school students in agricultural education students from all 50 states plus Guam and Puerto Rico. FFA History : FFA History 1917 – Smith-Hughes Act : 1917 – Smith-Hughes Act Named after a senator from Georgia. Provided federal funding for Vocational Agriculture in public high schools. 1920’s Future Farmer Clubs : 1920’s Future Farmer Clubs Virginia was the first Boys only North Carolina Young Tar Heel Farmers 1928 – Future Farmers of America : 1928 – Future Farmers of America FFA was established The 1st convention was held in the Hotel Baltimore in Kansas City, Missouri The first dues were 10 cents Current chapter dues are $10.00 FFA History : FFA History 1930 FFA Creed is written by E.M. Tiffany 1935 New Farmers of America (NFA) formed For black students studying agriculture New Farmers of America : New Farmers of America Organization for African-American males in high school agriculture classes. Colors were black and gold Found mostly in southern states FFA History : FFA History 1950 Public Law 740 Gave the FFA a federal charter The law said that each school teaching agriculture must have an FFA program FFA History - Public Law 740 : FFA History - Public Law 740 Created 3 integral components to an agricultural education program Classroom/Lab Instruction FFA SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience programs) FFA History : FFA History 1965 FFA and the NFA merge 1969 Girls were admitted into the FFA 1971 National FFA Alumni Association was founded Founded for supporters of FFA, not necessarily former members FFA History : FFA History 1988 Future Farmers of America changes its name to the National FFA Organization 1989 National Future Farmer Magazine changes its name to FFA New Horizons FFA History : FFA History The 1990’s National FFA Center moves to Indianapolis, Indiana FFA History : FFA History 2006 The National FFA Convention moves to Indianapolis, Indiana Structure of the FFA : Structure of the FFA National Officer Team : National Officer Team Comprised of six student officers President Secretary Four Vice Presidents Zach Kinne : Zach Kinne The current National FFA President. He is from Missouri Dr. Larry Case : Dr. Larry Case Currently the National FFA Advisor Employed by the Department of Education North Carolina State FFA Officers : North Carolina State FFA Officers Made up of six students from across North Carolina President Five Vice-Presidents Southwest Regional FFA Officers : Southwest Regional FFA Officers Composed of at least six members from the region At least one officer is elected from each federation Crest FFA Officers : Crest FFA Officers President Matt Greene Vice President Andi Gronzo Secretary Justin McEntyre Treasurer Zach McNamara Reporter Michelle Morris Sentinel Mitch Davis Chaplain Austin Edwards Historian Elizabeth Harris The FFA Emblem : The FFA Emblem The Ear of Corn : The Ear of Corn Provides the foundation of the emblem, just as corn has historically served as the foundation crop of American agriculture. A symbol of unity, because corn is grown in every state in the nation. The Eagle : The Eagle A national symbol which serves as a reminder of our freedom and ability to explore new horizons for the future of agriculture. The Rising Sun : The Rising Sun Signifies progress and holds a promise that tomorrow will bring a new day glowing with opportunity. The Plow : The Plow Signifies labor and tillage of the soil, the backbone of agriculture and the historic foundation of our country’s strength. The Owl : The Owl Long recognized for its wisdom, it symbolizes the knowledge required to be successful in the industry of agriculture. Words of FFA & Agricultural Education : Words of FFA & Agricultural Education “Agricultural Education” and “FFA” are emblazoned in the center to signify the combination of learning and leadership necessary for progressive agriculture. The FFA Official Colors : The FFA Official Colors The FFA Motto : The FFA Motto Learning to Do Doing to Learn Earning to Live Living to Serve FFA Code of Ethics : FFA Code of Ethics FFA has established guidelines for member actions and behavior All FFA members should follow the code and should use it as a guideline to live by. This class uses the FFA Code of Ethics as its classroom rules. FFA Officers and Stations : FFA Officers and Stations FFA Officers and Stations : FFA Officers and Stations President Stationed by the rising sun Vice President Stationed by the plow Secretary Stationed by the ear of corn FFA Officers and Stations : FFA Officers and Stations Treasurer Stationed by the emblem of George Washington Reporter Stationed by the American Flag Sentinel Stationed by the door and the shield of friendship FFA Officers and Stations : FFA Officers and Stations The Advisor Stationed by the owl This office held by the agriculture teacher Minimum of six officers Additional officers may be established by the local chapter Chaplin Historian Ceremonies : Ceremonies Rituals conducted at each meeting Opening ceremony Closing ceremony Outlined in the FFA Student Manual Opening Ceremony- “All in Unison” : Opening Ceremony- “All in Unison” President: “FFA members, why are we here?” All members say: “To practice brotherhood, honor agricultural opportunities and responsibilities, and develop those qualities of leadership which an FFA member should possess.” Closing Ceremony- The FFA Salute : Closing Ceremony- The FFA Salute “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” FFA Official Dress : FFA Official Dress Males Black Socks White Collared Shirt Official FFA Tie Official FFA Jacket zipped to the top Black shoes FFA Official Dress : FFA Official Dress Females Black skirt of appropriate length or Slacks White Collared Blouse Official FFA Scarf Official FFA Jacket zipped to the top Black shoes FFA Degrees : FFA Degrees Discovery FFA Degree (Middle School) Greenhand FFA Degree Chapter FFA Degree State FFA Degree American FFA Degree Types of FFA Membership : Types of FFA Membership Active Students in middle school, high school, and college (up to age 21) Alumni Former active members, parents of FFA members, and others interested in and supportive of FFA Collegiate Honorary Local, state and national levels FFA Programs of Activities (POA) : FFA Programs of Activities (POA) It is a plan that directs chapter activities Activities are determined by the student membership of the local chapter Committees are appointed to look at different areas of the POA Voted on by the total membership Career Development Events : Career Development Events Individual or team competitions covering several subjects in agriculture and leadership Examples Parliamentary Procedure Public Speaking Agricultural Sales Land Judging Conventions : Conventions State FFA Convention NC State University in Raleigh June National FFA Convention Indy Late October North Carolina FFA Center (White Lake) : FFA Summer Recreational Camp State Leadership Conference North Carolina FFA Center (White Lake) FFA Websites : FFA Websites National FFA Organization www.ffa.org North Carolina FFA Association www.ncffa.org Creed Quiz- 1st Paragraph : Creed Quiz- 1st Paragraph I believe in the _______ of agriculture, with a _____ born not of _____ but of deeds - ____________ won by the present and ____ generations of agriculturists; in the promise of ______ days through _____ ways, ____ as the better ______ we now enjoy have come to us from the _________ of former _____. Creed Quiz- 2st Paragraph : Creed Quiz- 2st Paragraph I _______ that to ____ and ____ on _ good ____, or __ be _______ in other agricultural ________, is ________ as well as ___________; for I ____ the ____ and ___________ of agricultural ____ and ____ an ______ fondness ___ those ____________ which, ____ in _____ of ______________, I ______ deny. Creed Quiz- 3rd Paragraph : Creed Quiz- 3rd Paragraph I believe in __________ from _________ and _______ from ______. I _______ in __ ___ _______ to work ___________ and _____ clearly, ____ such _________ and _____ as I ___ secure, ___ in the _______ of ___________ ______________ to serve ___ ___ and the ______ interest in _________ and _________ the _______ of our ____. Creed Quiz- 4th Paragraph : Creed Quiz- 4th Paragraph I believe in ____ __________ on _______ and more _____ in __________; in ___ life ________ and ______ honest ______ to help _____ it so--for ______ as ____ as ______; in less ____ for _______ and ____ of it ____ ______; in ______ happy ______ and _______ ______ with _____ whose _________ depends ____ __. Creed Quiz- 5th Paragraph : Creed Quiz- 5th Paragraph I _______ that _________ ___________ can ___ ____ ____ true __ ___ ____ __________ of ___ ________ ____ and ____ _ ___ _____ an _________ in __ ____ and _________ _____ will _____ _____ for __ ____ in ____ _________ ____.