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1 Greenhand Degree All First years can receive by December

2 Components of Agricultural Education

3 The purpose of the FFA is to develop: The FFA stresses three closely related areas: leadership, personal growth, and career success. Leadership Scholarship Improved Agriculture Cooperation Citizenship Recreation Patriotism Service Character Thrift The FFA Purpose

4 Why earn IT? Its an AWARD Challenging 1 st step to earning Chapter and State Degree’s Why Not?

5 What’s Involved? Must be Enrolled in Agriscience Have an SAE Have access to an FFA Manual and Handbook Have learned the FFA Salute Is Familiar with the FFA CREED

6 What’s Left – Easy Stuff Have Learned the Motto LEARNING TO DO, DOING TO LEARN, EARNING TO LIVE, LIVING TO SERVE.

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10 Have Learned the FFA Colors As the Blue field of our nation’s flag and the golden fields of ripened corn unify our country, the FFA colors are... NATIONAL BLUE AND CORN GOLD

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12 Have Learned the Emblem The Cross section of the earn of corn The Rising Sun The Plow The Eagle The Owl Agricultural Education & FFA

13 What are the parts of the FFA Emblem?

14 Have Learned FFA Code of Ethics Dress Appropriately Show Respect to Others Be Honest Respect Property Refrain from Swearing Demonstrate Sportsmanship Attend Meetings Promptly Take Pride in the Organization Share your Experiences with Others

15 Have Learned Proper Use of Jacket Jacket worn only by members Jacket kept clean & neat Jacket worn on official occasions Jacket worn to appropriate places No other Insignia attached to Jacket Always acts professional in Jacket Members must refrain from tobacco or alcohol use while wearing jacket

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17 Learned Mission Statement 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.

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19 Do Understand FFA History Began in 1928 with 33 gentlemen as The Future Farmers of America E.M. Tiffany wrote the Creed in 1930 Blue jackets adopted in 1934 In 1965 “The Future Farmers of America” merged with the “New Farmers of America” In 1969 Women were allowed in the organization In 1988 the name changed to recognize the growth of agriculture & to encompass the more than 300 careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. Today we have over 505,000 FFA MEMBERS!

20 There is a lot of history with this Organization!

21 THE ORIGINAL FFA

22 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.

23 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.

24 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 own and public interest in producing and marketing the product of our toil.

25 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.

26 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. FFA CREED

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