26The Ear of CornProvides 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.
27The EagleA national symbol which serves as a reminder of our freedom and ability to explore new horizons for the future of agriculture.
28The Rising SunSignifies progress and holds a promise that tomorrow will bring a new day glowing with opportunity.
29The PlowSignifies labor and tillage of the soil, the backbone of agriculture and the historic foundation of our country’s strength.
30The OwlLong recognized for its wisdom, it symbolizes the knowledge required to be successful in the industry of agriculture.
31Words 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.
33Learning to Do Doing to Learn Earning to Live Living to Serve The FFA MottoLearning to DoDoing to LearnEarning to LiveLiving to Serve
34FFA Code of EthicsFFA has established guidelines for member actions and behaviorAll 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.
36FFA Officers and Stations PresidentStationed by the rising sunVice PresidentStationed by the plowSecretaryStationed by the ear of corn
37FFA Officers and Stations TreasurerStationed by the emblem of George WashingtonReporterStationed by the American FlagSentinelStationed by the door and the shield of friendship
38FFA Officers and Stations The AdvisorStationed by the owlThis office held by the agriculture teacherMinimum of six officersAdditional officers may be established by the local chapterChaplinHistorian
39Ceremonies Rituals conducted at each meeting Opening ceremonyClosing ceremonyOutlined in the FFA Student Manual
40Opening 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.”
41Closing 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.”
42FFA Official Dress Males Black Socks White Collared Shirt Official FFA TieOfficial FFA Jacket zipped to the topBlack shoes
43FFA Official Dress Females Black skirt of appropriate length or Slacks White Collared BlouseOfficial FFA ScarfOfficial FFA Jacket zipped to the topBlack shoes
45Types of FFA Membership ActiveStudents in middle school, high school, and college (up to age 21)AlumniFormer active members, parents of FFA members, and others interested in and supportive of FFACollegiateHonoraryLocal, state and national levels
46FFA Programs of Activities (POA) It is a plan that directs chapter activitiesActivities are determined by the student membership of the local chapterCommittees are appointed to look at different areas of the POAVoted on by the total membership
47Career Development Events Individual or team competitions covering several subjects in agriculture and leadershipExamplesParliamentary ProcedurePublic SpeakingAgricultural SalesLand Judging
48Conventions State FFA Convention National FFA Convention Raleigh June LouisvilleLate October
62Main MotionUsed to get group approval for a new project or some other course of actionWording: “I move” NOT “I make a motion”
63Main Motion Requires second Debatable Amendable Majority vote required Can be reconsidered
64Steps in making a Main Motion Address the presiding officerReceive recognitionState the motionObtain a “second”DiscussionVotePresiding officer announces results
65Types of Voting Voice Vote Visual Roll Call Ballot Standing Show of handsRoll CallBallot
66Amendments Used to change a main motion 3 ways to amend: addition, substitution, striking outWording: “I move to amend the motion”
67Amendments Requires second Debatable Amendable Majority vote required Can be reconsidered
68AdjournUsed to end a meetingWording: “I move to adjourn”
69Adjourn Cannot be debated Cannot be amended Cannot be reconsidered Requires secondRequires majority vote
70Appeal Changes a decision made by the chair Wording: “I appeal the decision of the chair”
71Appeal Requires a second Debatable Can be reconsidered Not amendable Majority vote required
72Point of OrderUsed when one believes a parliamentary error has been madeWording: “I rise to a point of order”
73Point of order Not debatable Not Amendable Does not require second Cannot be reconsideredNo vote required
74Division of the House Calls for a counted vote Wording: “I call for a division of the house.”
75Division of the House Not debatable Not Amendable Does not require secondCannot be reconsideredNo vote required
76Lay on the table To postpone a motion to the next meeting Motion must be taken from the table at the next meeting to be discussedWording: “I move to lay this motion on the table”
77Lay on the table Requires second Not debatable Not amendable Cannot be reconsideredMajority vote
78Previous question Used to stop debate and vote Wording: “I move to previous question”
79Previous question Second required Not debatable Not amendable Can be reconsidered before vote2/3 vote required
80Refer to committeeUsed to gain more information on a motion before votingWording: “I move to refer this motion to a committee to report at our next meeting.”
81Refer to committee Second required Debatable Amendable Can be reconsideredMajority vote
82MISSION POSSIBLEYour mission should you choose to accept it (and you will), is to hold a meeting using parliamentary practices based on one of the following topics:FFA CampFFA conventionChapter banquetChapter fundraising
88Topic Choose a topic that interest you Choose a topic you are knowledgeable aboutChoose a topic of interest to your audience
89Writing a SpeechBrainstorm with a list of topics and write down key words.Gather information from a variety of materials, books, internet, personal interviews, etc.Write down your ideas including, name of source, web addresses, page numbers, and author.
90Writing a Speech Cont.Create an outline to help you organize your ideas.Write the speech the way you talk
91Introduction Capture attention Enthusiasm and Emotion Indicate the need for the speechMakes the audience want to know moreShort stories and real life is a good start
92Body The largest part of the speech Contains the information you want to tellConsist of several major points surrounded by a central objective
93Conclusion Remind the audience of the objective or topic Move people to actionUse powerful well planned words
94Keys to a good Speech Preparation, practice and more practice Practice in front of othersHave people provide feedbackWatch and listen to yourselfUse a mirrorVideo
95Delivering a Speech Stage Presence posture appearance attitude confidencepersonalitypoise and body posture