To learn the following about the
organization: History, Today, emblem,
colors, motto, salute, responsibilities,
creed, and official dress.
1917- Smith Hughes National
Vocational Education Act established
agricultural classes in the schools.
1928- The FFA was established in
Kansas City, MO. ($.10)
1965- National Farmers of America
(African American) merges with the
Future Farmers of America (White).
1969- females were allowed into the
1988- name was changed from Future
Farmers of America to “The National
There are three levels the FFA is
**local is the most important
There are five symbols that are
representative of the history, goals,
and future of the organization.
1. Cross-section of the Ear of Corn-
provides the foundation of the
emblem. Corn is the foundation crop
of America. It also stands for “unity”
since corn is grown in all fifty states.
2. Rising Sun- signifies progress and holds
that tomorrow will bring a new day glowing.
3. Plow- signifies labor and tillage of the
soil. Considered the backbone of
4. Eagle- a national symbol which serves
as a reminder of our freedom and ability to
5. Owl- signifies wisdom. Knowledge
is required to be successful in the
industry of agriculture.
“Agricultural Education”- learning.
FFA Official Colors:
– National Blue
– Corn Gold
FFA Motto: Learning to do, Doing to learn,
Earning to live, Living to serve.
– I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the United
States of America, and to the republic, for which
it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with
liberty and justice for all.
FFA Creed Handout.
The creed is to be written 5 times for a 100
FFA Official Dress
Male- black shoes, black socks, black
slacks, white button shirt, FFA Jacket,
Female- black shoes, black skirt, white
blouse, FFA Jacket, FFA scarf.
– **two main differences are the slacks
and skirt, as well as the scarf and tie.
FFA Official Dress
Program of Activities
Each chapter is responsible for
developing a POA, which is a plan of
goals for the upcoming year.
Successful Qualities of an
1. Knowledge of the FFA.
2. Diversity of Membership.
3. Sharing of Membership
4. Capable officers.
5. A challenging POA.
6. Well planned regular chapter
1. President- presides over the
2. Vice President- assumes the duties
of the chair in the absence of the
president. Develops the POA.
3. Secretary- prepares and posts
agenda for each meeting. In charge
of the minutes of a meeting.
4. Treasurer- receives, records and
deposits FFA funds and issues receipts.
5. Reporter- plans public information.
Releases news and information to the
6. Sentinel- Assists the president in
7. Advisor- supervises all chapter
Other Possible Officers
1. Historian- develops and maintains
2. Parliamentarian- know the rules of
parliamentary procedure. (Robert’s
Rules of Order)
3. Chaplain- presents the invocation
at banquets and other functions.
Symbols for the officers
President- Rising Sun
Vice President- Plow
Secretary- Ear of Corn
Treasurer- Emblem of Washington
Reporter- American Flag
Sentinel- Shield of Friendship
Handout of the meeting room.
Uses of the gavel.
- One tap- (1)follows announcements of
adjournment, (2)the completion of a
business item, (3)a message to the
members to be seated.
- Two taps- Calls the meeting to order
- Three taps- stand in unison on the
Alabama FFA Districts
North- Birmingham northward
Central- Birmingham to Montgomery
South- everything south of
Important People in the
National FFA Advisor- Dr. Larry Case
State FFA Advisor- Mr. Troy Newton
State FFA Executive Secretary/South
District Advisor- Mr. Jacob Davis
Central District Advisor- Mr. Phillip
North District Advisor- Mr. Bobby
FFA Degrees can be earned through
1. Greenhand- learn motto, creed &
be a first year member. Start an SAE.
2. Chapter-must have greenhand,
earn $150 through SAE, show 100 hrs.
3. State- must have chapter degree,
earn $1000 through SAE, work 300 hrs
on SAE related areas.
4. American- must have state degree,
earn $7500 through SAE, work 2250
hrs. on SAE related areas.