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2 What do you think of when you hear “FFA?” Napolean Dynamite?

3 What is FFA REALLY all about? The country’s LARGEST youth organization More than 500,000 student members FFA chapters are found in urban AND rural schools in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

4 Exploring Careers Students explore their interests in many different career fields - Biology-Medicine-Education -Business-Politics-Food Processing -Mechanics-Wildlife -Marketing & Sales-Forestry FFA members know that they will receive the experience and leadership skills needed to succeed in any career path they choose after high school. They go on to be our future chemists, veterinarians, policy makers, horticulturalists, entrepreneurs, ranchers and teachers.

5 Service & Leadership Build your Resume` –Be a leader –Participate in service -Attend Leadership conventions -Compete in competitions -Travel!

6 Scholarships Each year the National FFA Organization distributes over 2 Million dollars in scholarships!!

7 Competitions Plants & Animals Public Speaking & Business

8 FFA is an Integral Program Integral: Essential or necessary for completeness Classroom FFA SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience) Agricultural Education

9 FFA

10 Objectives: A.Explain and recite the FFA Creed, Motto, FFA Mission Statement, and Salute; B.Describe and explain the meaning of the FFA emblem and colors; C.Demonstrate a knowledge of the FFA Code of Ethics, proper use of the FFA jacket, and official dress; D.List the 4 FFA degrees and types of membership; E.Identify chapter officers, their symbols & responsibilities, and explain opening ceremonies; F.Identify important dates in the history of the FFA A.Explain and recite the FFA Creed, Motto, FFA Mission Statement, and Salute;

11 FFA Motto Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve. A.Explain and recite the FFA Creed, Motto, FFA Mission Statement, and Salute;

12 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) A.Explain and recite the FFA Creed, Motto, FFA Mission Statement, and Salute; FFA Mission Statement

13 The 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” A.Explain and recite the FFA Creed, Motto, FFA Mission Statement, and Salute; FFA Salute

14 COLORS: –National Blue –Corn Gold NOTNOT –Blue & Gold –Blue & Yellow B. Describe and explain the meaning of the FFA emblem and colors; FFA Colors

15 The FFA Emblem The FFA Emblem The cross section of an ear of corn … … the foundation crop of the U.S. It represents unity since it is grown in all states. B. Describe and explain the meaning of the FFA emblem and colors;

16 The eagle... …is our national symbol. B. Describe and explain the meaning of the FFA emblem and colors;

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18 The rising sun... … represents progress And a new day. B. Describe and explain the meaning of the FFA emblem and colors;

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20 The plow......symbolizes labor and tillage of the soil. B. Describe and explain the meaning of the FFA emblem and colors;

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22 The owl... … represents wisdom and knowledge. B. Describe and explain the meaning of the FFA emblem and colors;

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24 The words “Agricultural Education” surrounding “FFA”... integral...tell us that FFA is an integral part... … of an agricultural education program. B. Describe and explain the meaning of the FFA emblem and colors;

25 The words “Agricultural Education” surrounding “FFA”... integral...tell us that FFA is an integral part... … of an agricultural education program. B. Describe and explain the meaning of the FFA emblem and colors;

26 This is our FFA emblem... B. Describe and explain the meaning of the FFA emblem and colors;

27 … wear it with pride! B. Describe and explain the meaning of the FFA emblem and colors;

28 C: Demonstrate a knowledge of the FFA Code of Ethics, proper use of the FFA jacket, and official dress; Ethics are principles of right conduct, sometimes called morals. Where do you learn ethics? Should ethics be taught in school? What are Ethics?

29 The FFA Code of Ethics FFA members conduct themselves at all times to be a credit to their organization, chapter, school, community and family. As an FFA member, I pledge to…. C: Demonstrate a knowledge of the FFA Code of Ethics, proper use of the FFA jacket, and official dress;

30 The FFA Jacket should be … C: Demonstrate a knowledge of the FFA Code of Ethics, proper use of the FFA jacket, and official dress; FFA Jacket

31 Girls White Collared Shirt Official FFA Jacket FFA scarf Black Skirt (knee length or longer) Black Nylons & Shoes Boys White Collared Shirt Official FFA Jacket FFA Tie Black Slacks Black Shoes C: Demonstrate a knowledge of the FFA Code of Ethics, proper use of the FFA jacket, and official dress; Official Dress

32 Greenhand - Earned 1 st year of membership -Pin is Bronze Chapter -Earned in 2 nd year of FFA membership -Pin is Silver D: List the 4 FFA degrees and types of membership FFA Degrees

33 State - Earned 3 rd or 4 th year of FFA Membership -Award is gold and hangs from a chain American -Earned during 5 th or 6 th year of membership (atleast 1 year after high school graduation) -Award is gold and hangs from a chain D: List the 4 FFA degrees and types of membership

34 Active –Any student who is regularly enrolled in a high school agriculture class YOU! D: List the 4 FFA degrees and types of membership Types of Membership

35 Collegiate –College students enrolled in agriculture classes –Closest Collegiate Chapter: USU Collegiate FFA D: List the 4 FFA degrees and types of membership Types of Membership

36 Alumni Open to any adult wishing to support the FFA organization. –Does NOT need to be a former FFA member –Alumni members assist local FFA chapter D: List the 4 FFA degrees and types of membership Types of Membership

37 Honorary Honorary membership can be awarded to people who are helping to advance agriculture and the FFA. –Farmers –school superintendents –Principals –members of board of education – chapter advisors –teachers, D: List the 4 FFA degrees and types of membership Types of Membership

38 E: Identify chapter officers, their symbols & responsibilities, and explain opening ceremonies for an FFA Meeting President- –Preside over meetings –Represent the chapter Vice President- –Help the President –Coordinate all committees –Develop Program of Activity (POA) Chapter Officers

39 Secretary- –Take notes at chapter meetings –Maintain member attendance and activity records Treasurer- –Helps manage chapter finances E: Identify chapter officers, their symbols & responsibilities, and explain opening ceremonies for an FFA Meeting Chapter Officers

40 Reporter- –Inform the public about FFA accomplishments through school and local newspapers Sentinel- –Welcome guest and visitors –Keep meeting room comfortable E: Identify chapter officers, their symbols & responsibilities, and explain opening ceremonies for an FFA Meeting Chapter Officers

41 Historian: – Take pictures at chapter activities – Compile a scrapbook of chapter accomplishments each year Advisor: – Supervise FFA chapter activities – Teach Agriculture classes E: Identify chapter officers, their symbols & responsibilities, and explain opening ceremonies for an FFA Meeting Chapter Officers

42 ..at the end the president says: “FFA Members, why are we here?” Then YOU stand up and say… “To practice brotherhood, honor agricultural opportunities and responsibilities, and develop those qualities of leadership which an FFA member should possess.” E: Identify chapter officers, their symbols & responsibilities, and explain opening ceremonies for an FFA Meeting Opening Ceremonies

43 Smith-Hughes National Vocational Education Act was passed setting aside money for Agriculture Education The National FFA Association was organized.

44 The official FFA creed and colors were adopted at the third National FFA Convention.

45 1944 – The National FFA Foundation was formed – The U.S. Congress passed Public Law 740, which made FFA and Agricultural Education classes integral.

46 1953 – (1)The 25 th (Silver) anniversary, (2)President Eisenhower spoke at the convention, (3)FFA was issued a postage stamp (worth 3 cents)

47 1965 – The “New Farmers” organization merged with the Future Farmers of America to create an integrated FFA.

48 1969 – The FFA elected to welcome female members into the organization.

49 1971 – FFA Alumni was organized 1988 – “Future Farmers of America” became “The National FFA Organization” 2002 – The 75 th Anniversary of FFA

50 Review When did it happen? FFA Established Smith-Hughes FFA Foundation 25 th Anniversary PL Postage Stamp G: Identify important dates in the history of the FFA 75 th Anniversary

51 It is NOT about memorizing “dates” realize … You are a member of an organization that has been around for over 75 years Agricultural businesses donate $Millions each year because they believe in YOU! You are a part of a tradition shared by Presidents and Founding Fathers The Government of the United States of America has made it Federal Law that agriculture students be part of the FFA G: Identify important dates in the history of the FFA FFA History

52 Study for the Test Be Sure to know: –FFA History –Parts of Symbol –Officers –Information from quiz (FFA section) –etc

53 Bell Quiz 1- List the parts of the FFA emblem and what they represent 2- What does FULL official dress consist of if you are attending an FFA event? 3-What 3 things does the FFA mission statement focus on?


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