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Introduction to the National FFA Organization STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES. 1. Demonstrate and develop an understanding of the FFA – past and present.

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2 Introduction to the National FFA Organization

3 STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES. 1. Demonstrate and develop an understanding of the FFA – past and present. 2. Recognize organizational structure of the FFA. 3. Wear the FFA jacket appropriately at appropriate times. 4. Describe official FFA dress for males and females. 5. Identify Local, State, and National Officials and Officers.

4 Vocabulary Smith Hughes Act Smith Hughes Act Public Law 740 Public Law 740 New Farmers of America New Farmers of America FFA Degrees FFA Degrees Active Member Active Member Honorary Member Honorary Member Collegiate Member Collegiate Member Alumni Member Alumni Member Creed Creed Mission Statement FFA Foundation

5 Major Historical Events in the FFA 1928 Future Farmers of America was founded Future Farmers of America was founded National FFA Camp set up on land that formerly belonged to George Washington in in Alexandria, Virginia. (The camp later became the National FFA Center.) 1939 National FFA Camp set up on land that formerly belonged to George Washington in in Alexandria, Virginia. (The camp later became the National FFA Center.)

6 Major Historical Events in the FFA 1944 National FFA Foundation was formed to use funds from business and industry to support FFA activities National FFA Foundation was formed to use funds from business and industry to support FFA activities Public Law 740 was passed by Congress granting the FFA a federal charter Public Law 740 was passed by Congress granting the FFA a federal charter.

7 Major Historical Events in the FFA 1958 The National Future Farmer magazine was started The National Future Farmer magazine was started Consolidation with the New Farmers of America (NFA) strengthened the FFA. (NFA was an organization similar to the FFA for African American students.) 1965 Consolidation with the New Farmers of America (NFA) strengthened the FFA. (NFA was an organization similar to the FFA for African American students.) 1969 Female students were allowed to become members Female students were allowed to become members National FFA Alumni Association was formed National FFA Alumni Association was formed.

8 Major Historical Events in the FFA 1988 Name of the organization was changed to National FFA Organization Name of the organization was changed to National FFA Organization Name of The National Future Farmer magazine was changed to New Horizons Name of The National Future Farmer magazine was changed to New Horizons National FFA Center moved from Alexandria, VA, to Indianapolis, IN National FFA Center moved from Alexandria, VA, to Indianapolis, IN The National FFA Convention was moved to Louisville, Kentucky The National FFA Convention was moved to Louisville, Kentucky.

9 Kinds of FFA Membership 1. Active 1. Active 2. Alumni 2. Alumni 3. Collegiate 3. Collegiate 4. Honorary 4. Honorary

10 FFA Motto Learning to Do Doing to Learn Earning to Live Living to Serve

11 Colors of the FFA The colors of the FFA are National Blue and Corn Gold. Blue reminds us that the FFA is a national organization. Gold reminds us that corn is a native American crop grown in every state. The colors of the FFA are National Blue and Corn Gold. Blue reminds us that the FFA is a national organization. Gold reminds us that corn is a native American crop grown in every state.

12 Symbols of the FFA Emblem The FFA emblem was designed with much thought and meaning. The FFA emblem was designed with much thought and meaning. It is made up of five symbols. It is made up of five symbols.

13 Symbols of the FFA Emblem A cross-section of an ear of corn. The symbol of corn represents our common agricultural interests, is native to America, and is grown in every state. A cross-section of an ear of corn. The symbol of corn represents our common agricultural interests, is native to America, and is grown in every state.

14 Symbols of the FFA Emblem The rising sun. It symbolizes progress in agriculture and the confidence that FFA members have in the future.

15 Symbols of the FFA Emblem The plow. It is a symbol of labor and tillage of the soil. The plow. It is a symbol of labor and tillage of the soil.

16 Symbols of the FFA Emblem The owl. It symbolizes wisdom and knowledge.

17 Symbols of the FFA Emblem The eagle. This is symbolic of the national scope of the FFA. The eagle. This is symbolic of the national scope of the FFA.

18 Symbols of the FFA Emblem The words “Agricultural Education“ surround the letters “FFA.” This tells us that FFA is an important part of agriculture and agribusiness programs.

19 Organizational Structure of the FFA YOU Local Chapter Parish Federation District Louisiana has 15 Area Louisiana has 4 Areas State Association National FFA Organization

20 Some Guidelines For Wearing the FFA Jacket 1. It should only be worn by FFA members. 1. It should only be worn by FFA members. 2. It should always be clean and neat. 2. It should always be clean and neat. 3. It should only have the names of the state association and local chapter on the back. Individual’s name and office of honor should be on the front. 3. It should only have the names of the state association and local chapter on the back. Individual’s name and office of honor should be on the front.

21 Some Guidelines For Wearing the FFA Jacket 4. It should be worn with the zipper fastened to all official FFA occasions. 4. It should be worn with the zipper fastened to all official FFA occasions. 5. It should not be worn with apparel bearing the insignia of other organizations. 5. It should not be worn with apparel bearing the insignia of other organizations. 6. It should be worn with no more than three medals beneath the individual’s name. 6. It should be worn with no more than three medals beneath the individual’s name.

22 Official Dress Males Males FFA Jacket FFA Jacket White Long Sleeve Collared Shirt White Long Sleeve Collared Shirt Official FFA Tie, Black or Blue Tie Official FFA Tie, Black or Blue Tie Black Pants Black Pants Black Socks Black Socks Black Shoes Black Shoes Females FFA Jacket Whilte Long Sleeve Collared Shirt Official FFA Scarf Black Skirt or Pants Black Stockings Black Shoes

23 Local, State, and National FFA Officials and Officers National President: National President: State President: State President: Local President: Local President: National Advisor: National Advisor: National FFA Executive Secretary: National FFA Executive Secretary: Louisiana FFA Association Executive Secretary: Louisiana FFA Association Executive Secretary:

24 Where to get more information


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