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					   The FFA and You!


          Chapter 20
AgriScience Explorations 2nd Ed
8th Grade Rotation, Spring 2001
     Mrs. Sheryl Schlosser
          Survey: the chapter
• Read the introduction
• Divide into groups of 3 or 4 people you
  don’t normally work with
• Share ideas on what you think the chapter is
  about
  – come up with 5 ideas per group
• Compile a master list of student ideas on the
  board
Student ideas about chapter prior
          to opening it
• How education leads to      • Your own personal growth
  success                     • Good Leadership
• How to succeed              • Learning how to work
• Feel good about what your     with others
  doing                       • Learning by doing
• Ideas about your future     • Learning about the FFA
• Opportunity                 • Advantages of the FFA
• Career Success              • Learning about your
• Becoming active in the        surroundings
  FFA                         • How does the FFA affects
                                your life and education
       STUDENT LEARNING
          OBJECTIVES.
1. Explain the purpose and the History of the
  FFA
2. Describe how to be an FFA member
3. Explain how the FFA is organized
4. Describe the activities offered by the FFA
5. Explain how to be a good FFA member
6. Recite the FFA Creed
                 Vocabulary
• Active FFA Membership       • Future Farmers of
• Career Development Events     America
  (CDE)                       • Greenhand FFA Degree
• Chapter FFA Degree          • Leader
• Charter                     • Leadership
• FFA                         • Official Dress
• FFA Advisor                 • Personal Growth
• FFA Motto                   • Proficiency Awards
• National FFA Organization
               Introduction
• Key to Success:
  – With this key you can open any door
  – You key can be changed everyday
  – You key can open any door you want it to even
    the “glass ceiling”
• Normal
  – Take that concept and burn it
  – You decide what’s normal
• You can be anything you want
    Life is a GAMBLE


Are you willing to take the risk…….
 if so proceed into the door of the
  unknown world of opportunity
 Turning heading & subheading
         into questions
• Describe the purpose and history of the
  FFA?
• What are and explain the purposes of the
  FFA?
• Describe Leadership?
• Describe Personal Growth?
• Describe Career Success?
• Describe and compare the history of the
  FFA now and then?
            Questions con’t
• How do you become an FFA member?
• What is active membership and list degree
  requirements?
• Compare other types of membership?
• What activities are available w/n the FFA?
• Define Career Development Events and
  Proficiency Awards?
• How do you become a good FFA member?
• What are member responsibilities?
       What are the purposes of the
                  FFA?
          The purpose of the FFA is to develop:

•   Improved Agriculture    •   Scholarship
•   Leadership              •   Cooperation
•   Citizenship             •   Recreation
•   Patriotism              •   Service
•   Character               •   Thrift
       Improved Agriculture
• Helps students to understand how life has
  been made easier through improvements in
  agriculture
  – milking dairy cows
     • 400-2000 cows by machine twice / 3 times a day
     • 20-40 cows by hand twice a day
  – tractors - 1acre field feeds 20 people
     • by hand 5 farmers with 5 acres = 500 people
     • 1 farmer with a tractor 1000 acres = 20,000 people
                 Leadership
• Ability to influence other people to meet
  individual or group goals
  – You need to decide where you want to be
     • :LEAD, FOLLOW or GET OUT OF THE WAY
  – You have to decide what role is best suited for
    each situation
  – You have to be able to assume all roles or
    change your role very quickly in some
    situations
                Citizenship
• Being a productive member of society
  – if you don’t have to be on welfare or food
    stamps to survive then DON’T


  – When you have your hand out …..
    • Are you offering or asking for
      something
                Patriotism
• Loyalty and love for one’s country
• You have to be loyal to what you believe in

• Make decision’s in life and get off the fence
                   Character
•   Morals or values
•   What you believe in or stand for
•   What kind of person are you?
•   How do people look at you?
    – Are you honest?
    – Are you a thief?
               Scholarship
• Academics
  – strive to be the best students you can be
  – work hard and obtain good grades
  – if you need help with an assignment have the
    courage to ask

     • Albert Einstein was learning disabled
             Cooperation
• The act or practice of cooperating
• To work together towards a common end or
  purpose

• What happens when people don’t
  cooperate?
• What happens when they do?
                Recreation
• Allows students to have fun with each other
  – camps, basketball
                  Service
• Helping others
• Employment in duties or work for another
• Helping other students or community
  members
• Service with a SMILE….... Whether it’s
  cleaning floors or being the President of the
  US
                    Thrift
• Wise economy in the management of
  money and other resources
  – using time wisely
• Wisely economical
  – thrift stores
Being active in the FFA allows
     opportunities too...


           TRAVEL
          HAVE FUN
         MEET PEOPLE
The FFA stresses three
 closely related areas:


     LEADERSHIP
  PERSONAL GROWTH
   CAREER SUCCESS
           Describe Leadership?
• Ability to influence other people to meet
  individual or group goals
• A leader is a person who helps others meet
  their goals
• With a little practice these traits can be
  learned by anyone
  –   personal skills
  –   “how to” skills
  –   “thinking” skills
  –   “people”skills
Leaders are not born….



They are EDUCATED
              Personal skills
• Traits that make it easy for people to follow
  the leader

  – responsibility
  – hard working
  – share responsibility
              “How to” skills
• Helps a leader to share responsibility

  –   organizational skills
  –   organizes meetings
  –   public speaking
  –   written communication
           “Thinking” skills
• Enables a leader to think and assess
  problems

  – analyzing situations
  – anticipate problems
  – seeing opportunities
              “People” skills
• Helps leader relate to others

  –   trustworthy
  –   respect others
  –   positive attitude
  –   good communication skills
    Describe Personal Growth?
• Developing skills to have a good life
• Leadership skills + Career skills =
  Personal Growth
• Social behavior
  – manners - help us respect others
• Citizenship skills
  – obey laws, vote, make your community a good
    place to live
How to shake hands: use in saying
hello or goodbye, sealing business deals
                    • 1. Use right hand
                    • 2. Grasp - palm to
                      palm (don’t squeeze)
                    • 3. Shake don’t pump
                    • 4. Release after a few
                      seconds
                    • 5. Eye contact
                    • 6. Smile
                    • 7. Speak
     Describe Career Success?
• Helps people develop skills to begin and
  advance in careers
• Recognizes excellence
• Applied through Agricultural Education and
  SAE to gain practical experience in many
  areas
  – some do research others raise animals or crops
Describe and compare the history
   of the FFA now and then

• It has always been the students first
  – their needs, interests, and goals


• You have to know where you have been…..
  to know where you are going
             History con’t
• 1920’s Future Farmers of America was
  founded by Henry Groseclose in rural
  Virginia
• 1928 1st FFA convention in Kansas City
  Missouri - 33 delegates
• 1934 all states except Rhode Island had
  FFA
• 1939 National FFA Camp on land which
  belonged to George Washington in in
  Alexandria, Virginia. (The camp later
  became the National FFA Center.)
             History con’t
• 1944 National FFA Foundation was formed
  to use funds from business and industry to
  support FFA activities.
• 1950 Public Law 740 was passed by
  Congress granting the FFA a federal
  charter.
• 1958 The National Future Farmer
  magazine was started.
             History con’t
• 1965 Consolidation with the New Farmers
  of America (NFA) strengthened the FFA.
  (NFA was an organization similar to the
  FFA for African American students.)
• 1969 Female students were allowed to
  become members.
• 1971 National FFA Alumni Association
  was formed.
            History con’t
• 1988 Name of the organization was
  changed to National FFA Organization.
• 1989 Name of The National Future Farmer
  magazine was changed to New Horizons.
• 1999 National FFA Center moved from
  Alexandria, VA, to Indianapolis, IN.
• 1999 The National FFA Convention was
  moved to Louisville, Kentucky.
    How do you become a member?
• Kinds of FFA Membership

•   1. Active
•   2. Alumni
•   3. Collegiate
•   4. Honorary
   What is active membership?
• Students enrolled in agricultural classes in
  grades 7-12
• Pay local, State and National Dues $10
• Be interested in FFA
• Attend meetings on a regular basis
• Participate in activities
• 4 categories of active status
  – Greenhand, Chapter Farmer, State Degree,
    American Farmer
Greenhand versus Chapter farmer
• Greenhand                  • Chapter
  – Enrolled in Ag with a      –   Received Greenhand
    plan for an SAE            –   180hrs class time
  – Learn Creed, Motto,        –   3 activities
    Salute and Mission         –   earned or invested
  – Explain colors and             $150 or worked 45
    emblem                         hours
  – Demo code of ethics        –   Lead a 15 min group
    and proper jacket use          discussion
  – history, constitutions     –   5 Parli Pro activities
    and bylaws, POA            –   progress towards goal
  – Access to manual and       –   C average in all classes
    handbook
  Compare other memberships?
• Alumni - former members and others
  interested in the FFA organization

• Collegiate - students enrolled in a 2 or 4
  year college

• Honorary - adults who have been supportive
  of the FFA, voted on by members
What activities are available with
          in the FFA?


        Something for everyone
  Define Career Development
 Events and Proficiency Awards
• Career Development          • Proficiency Awards
  Events                        – allows students to
  – Allow members to              compete for top
    show the skills learned       achievement in a skill
    in the classroom or           area at local, State and
    through SAE’s                 National levels
  – either individual or        – based on SAE’s
    group competitions          – can earn cash, travel
  – can earn cash, travel         and scholarships
    and scholarships
  How do I become a good FFA
           member?
• More than just paying dues
• Know about the organization and its
  impressive heritage
• Be able to:
  –   State the motto
  –   Explain the colors
  –   Describe the FFA emblem
  –   Explain the official dress
  –   Recite the FFA creed
  FFA Motto
Learning to Do
Doing to Learn
Earning to Live
Living to Serve
        Colors of the FFA
• The colors of the FFA are National Blue
   and Corn Gold. Blue reminds us that the
     FFA is a national organization. Gold
  reminds us that corn is a native American
         crop grown in every state.
   Symbols of the FFA Emblem
• The FFA emblem was
  designed with much
  thought and meaning.
• It is made up of five
  symbols.
   Symbols of the FFA Emblem
• A cross-section of an
  ear of corn. The
  symbol of corn
  represents our
  common agricultural
  interests, is native to
  America, and is grown
  in every state.
   Symbols of the FFA Emblem
• The eagle. This is
  symbolic of the
  national scope of the
  FFA.
Symbols of the FFA Emblem
             • The rising sun. It
               symbolizes progress in
               agriculture and the
               confidence that FFA
               members have in the
               future.
   Symbols of the FFA Emblem
• The plow. It is a
  symbol of labor and
  tillage of the soil.
Symbols of the FFA Emblem
             • The owl. It symbolizes
               wisdom and
               knowledge.
Symbols of the FFA Emblem
             • The words
               “Agricultural
               Education“ surround
               the letters “FFA.” This
               tells us that FFA is an
               important part of
               agriculture and
               agribusiness programs.
          Some Guidelines For
         Wearing the FFA Jacket
• 1. It should only be worn by FFA members.
• 2. It should always be clean and neat.
• 3. It should only have the names of the state
  association and local chapter on the back.
  Individual’s name and office of honor should be
  on the front.
       Some Guidelines For
      Wearing the FFA Jacket
• 4. It should be worn with the zipper
  fastened to all official FFA occasions.
• 5. It should not be worn with apparel
  bearing the insignia of other organizations.
• 6. It should be worn with no more than
  three medals beneath the individual’s name.
            The 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.
           The 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 fond-
  ness for those associations which, even in
   hours of discouragement, I cannot deny.
           The 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 the
  public interest in producing and marketing
             the product of our toil.
            The 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
                     upon me.
            The FFA Creed
• 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 are the member
          responsibilities?
• Learn about the FFA      • Take studies seriously
• Participate              • Respect others
• Volunteer for            • Avoid substance that
  committees and to be       can harm you
  an officer               • Practice good eating
• support all members        and sleeping habits
• Participate in           • Follow school and
  leadership                 community rules
  development activities   • Strive to develop good
• Have a good SAE            human relation skills
• Keep good records        • Tell others of FFA
    Where to get more information

•   http://www.ffa.org
•   FFA Student Handbook
•   FFA official Manual
•   You FFA Advisor
•   Older FFA members
      See if you have attained
     understanding of the FFA
• What is the early history of the FFA?
• What does the FFA strive to achieve, 3
  things? Briefly explain each
• What are the 4 kinds of FFA membership?
• What are major requirements for active
  membership?
• What are the 3 levels of the FFA
  organization?
             Review con’t
• How is the National Organization
  administered?
• What is a career development event? Give 2
  examples?
• What is a proficiency award? Give 2
  examples?
• What is the FFA Motto?
• What are the official FFA colors?
              Review con’t
• What are the main items in the FFA
  emblem? Briefly explain each
• What is official dress for males and for
  females?
• What are the responsibilities of FFA
  members? Explain 2
     Match these terms with the
     definitions on the next slide
•   FFA
•   FFA Motto
•   Proficiency Awards
•   FFA Advisor
•   Personal Growth
•   CDE
•   Active FFA Membership
•   charter
   Match terms to these choices
• 1. Kind of                • 5. FFA activities that
  membership for high         allow demonstration
  school students             of skills
• 2. Official designation   • 6. An Ag teacher
  of a chapter                responsible for the
• 3. 3 letters                chapter
  symbolizing the           • 7. 12 words that guide
  National FFA                FFA members
  Organization              • Awards for members
• 4. Developing skills        who excel in certain
  for a good life             areas
Are you ready for the test


If not go through this slide show
       again and good luck

				
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