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1 The FFA Creed DO YOU KNOW … The number of paragraphs in the Creed?The number of paragraphs in the Creed? The number of sentences in the Creed?The number of sentences in the Creed? What theme could your students write as a sixth paragraph?What theme could your students write as a sixth paragraph?

2 The FFA Creed Paragraph #1 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. What is the main point of the first paragraph?What is the main point of the first paragraph? The past, present, & future of agriculture Also … Better days through better ways.

3 The FFA Creed Paragraph #2 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. What is the main point of the second paragraph?What is the main point of the second paragraph? The joys & discomforts of agricultural life Also … A good farm, other agricultural pursuits. What are those associations?

4 The FFA Creed Paragraph #3 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 the public interest in producing and marketing the product of our toil. What is the main point of the third paragraph?What is the main point of the third paragraph? Developing Leadership & Respect Also … Working, thinking, knowledge, serving, producing, marketing. What is a progressive agriculturist?

5 The FFA Creed Paragraph #4 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 upon me. What is the main point of the fourth paragraph?What is the main point of the fourth paragraph? A financially secure farm Also … The place of charity, playing square. Whose happiness depends upon you?

6 The FFA Creed Paragraph #5 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. What is the main point of the fifth paragraph?What is the main point of the fifth paragraph? That inspiring task And … The best traditions, our national life, & my part.

7 The FFA Creed Smile, stand still, ______________________Smile, stand still, ______________________ Don’t dance, yell, ______________________Don’t dance, yell, ______________________ You can’t speak too slowlyYou can’t speak too slowly Include personal stories with answersInclude personal stories with answers –My parents … –On our farm … –When I have to do chores … Say the creed correctly at least once every daySay the creed correctly at least once every day –Check yourself for accuracy –Practice answering one question/paragraph each day

8 FFA Motto Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.

9 FFA Salute The Pledge of AllegianceThe Pledge of Allegiance “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which is stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” NOTE: There is no comma after “nation” … “one nation under God”NOTE: There is no comma after “nation” … “one nation under God”

10 FFA 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. (PiLes of PiGs in CarS)


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