26 The 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.
27 The EagleA national symbol which serves as a reminder of our freedom and ability to explore new horizons for the future of agriculture.
28 The Rising SunSignifies progress and holds a promise that tomorrow will bring a new day glowing with opportunity.
29 The PlowSignifies labor and tillage of the soil, the backbone of agriculture and the historic foundation of our country’s strength.
30 The OwlLong recognized for its wisdom, it symbolizes the knowledge required to be successful in the industry of agriculture.
31 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.
33 Learning to Do Doing to Learn Earning to Live Living to Serve The FFA MottoLearning to DoDoing to LearnEarning to LiveLiving to Serve
34 FFA 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.
36 FFA Officers and Stations PresidentStationed by the rising sunVice PresidentStationed by the plowSecretaryStationed by the ear of corn
37 FFA Officers and Stations TreasurerStationed by the emblem of George WashingtonReporterStationed by the American FlagSentinelStationed by the door and the shield of friendship
38 FFA 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
39 Ceremonies Rituals conducted at each meeting Opening ceremonyClosing ceremonyOutlined in the FFA Student Manual
40 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.”
41 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.”
42 FFA Official Dress Males Black Socks White Collared Shirt Official FFA TieOfficial FFA Jacket zipped to the topBlack shoes
43 FFA Official Dress Females Black skirt of appropriate length or Slacks White Collared BlouseOfficial FFA ScarfOfficial FFA Jacket zipped to the topBlack shoes
45 Types 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
46 FFA 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
47 Career Development Events Individual or team competitions covering several subjects in agriculture and leadershipExamplesParliamentary ProcedurePublic SpeakingAgricultural SalesLand Judging
48 Conventions State FFA Convention National FFA Convention Raleigh June LouisvilleLate October
49 North Carolina FFA Center (White Lake) FFA Summer Recreational CampState Leadership Conference
50 FFA Websites National FFA Organization North Carolina FFA Association North Carolina FFA Association
51 Parliamentary Procedures and Public Speaking Essential Standard 1.0: Examine leadership opportunities related to horticulture industry
52 Objective 1.02Demonstrate parliamentary procedures and public speaking used in Horticulture Business Meetings
53 Organizing your FFA Meetings Using Parliamentary Procedure
54 What is Parliamentary Procedure? Parliamentary procedure is a systematic way of organizing meetings.Parliamentary procedure is governed by Robert’s Rules of Order.
55 Purposes of Parliamentary Procedure To focus on one item at a timeExtends courtesy to everyoneObserves the rule of the majorityEnsures the rights of the minority
56 The GavelThe president uses the gavel to control aspects of the meeting.The number of taps determines the meaning.
57 Number of taps One Tap Tells members to be seated Used after passing or rejecting a main motionUsed after the announcement that the meeting is adjourned
58 Number of taps Two taps -calls the meeting to order Three taps -symbol to rise during opening/closing ceremoniesSeries of taps-used to bring the group to order
59 Presiding Officer Chapter FFA President Must be fair and impartial Must relinquish the chair when the president desires to discuss business
60 AgendaA list of what will be discussed at a business meeting. The agenda should be prepared before the meeting.
62 Main MotionUsed to get group approval for a new project or some other course of actionWording: “I move” NOT “I make a motion”
63 Main Motion Requires second Debatable Amendable Majority vote required Can be reconsidered
64 Steps in making a Main Motion Address the presiding officerReceive recognitionState the motionObtain a “second”DiscussionVotePresiding officer announces results
65 Types of Voting Voice Vote Visual Roll Call Ballot Standing Show of handsRoll CallBallot
66 Amendments Used to change a main motion 3 ways to amend: addition, substitution, striking outWording: “I move to amend the motion”
67 Amendments Requires second Debatable Amendable Majority vote required Can be reconsidered
68 AdjournUsed to end a meetingWording: “I move to adjourn”
69 Adjourn Cannot be debated Cannot be amended Cannot be reconsidered Requires secondRequires majority vote
70 Appeal Changes a decision made by the chair Wording: “I appeal the decision of the chair”
71 Appeal Requires a second Debatable Can be reconsidered Not amendable Majority vote required
72 Point of OrderUsed when one believes a parliamentary error has been madeWording: “I rise to a point of order”
73 Point of order Not debatable Not Amendable Does not require second Cannot be reconsideredNo vote required
74 Division of the House Calls for a counted vote Wording: “I call for a division of the house.”
75 Division of the House Not debatable Not Amendable Does not require secondCannot be reconsideredNo vote required
76 Lay 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”
77 Lay on the table Requires second Not debatable Not amendable Cannot be reconsideredMajority vote
78 Previous question Used to stop debate and vote Wording: “I move to previous question”
79 Previous question Second required Not debatable Not amendable Can be reconsidered before vote2/3 vote required
80 Refer 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.”
81 Refer to committee Second required Debatable Amendable Can be reconsideredMajority vote
82 MISSION 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
88 Topic Choose a topic that interest you Choose a topic you are knowledgeable aboutChoose a topic of interest to your audience
89 Writing 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.
90 Writing a Speech Cont.Create an outline to help you organize your ideas.Write the speech the way you talk
91 Introduction 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
92 Body The largest part of the speech Contains the information you want to tellConsist of several major points surrounded by a central objective
93 Conclusion Remind the audience of the objective or topic Move people to actionUse powerful well planned words
94 Keys to a good Speech Preparation, practice and more practice Practice in front of othersHave people provide feedbackWatch and listen to yourselfUse a mirrorVideo
95 Delivering a Speech Stage Presence posture appearance attitude confidencepersonalitypoise and body posture