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									Exploring the History and
  Organization of FFA
             Learning Targets
• 1. Explain how, when, and why the FFA was
• 2. Explain the mission and strategies, colors,
  motto, parts of the emblem, and the
• organizational structure of the FFA.
• 3. Recite and explain the meaning of the FFA
• 4. Explain the purpose of a Program of
  Activities and its committee structure.
•   Active
•   Agriculture Education/FFA
•   Alumni
•   Leslie Appelgate
•   Collegiate
•   Eagle
•   Ear of Corn
•   FFA Motto
•   Henry Groseclose
•   Honorary
•   C. H. Lane
•   Owl
•   Carlton Patton
•   Plow
•   Program of Activities
•   Rising sun
•   Smith-Hughes Act
•   E. M. Tiffany
Explain how, when, and why
   the FFA was organized
• Idea came about after courses in vocational
  agriculture were established by the Smith-
  Hughes act
• The Smith-Hughes Act, also known as the
  Vocational Act of 1917, represented the first
  national approval of vocational education in
  the public school. Written by Hoke Smith and
  Dudley Hughes, the act established vocational
  education in the areas of agriculture, trades
  and industry, and home economics.
           Early 1920’s
• Virginia formed the first Future farmers
  club for boys
• 1. Henry Groseclose, an agriculture teacher
  from Blacksburg, Virginia, organized the first
  Future Farmers of America and is known as
  the father of the FFA.
• 2. In 1926, the American Royal Livestock Show
  in Kansas City, Missouri, invited students
• to compete in livestock contests.
• The National FFA Organization was established
  on November 20, 1928 at the Hotel Baltimore
  in Kansas City, Missouri.
• 1. National dues were 10 cents per member.
• 2. The first national advisor was C.H. Lane.
• 3. The first national president was Leslie
  Appelgate from New Jersey.
       New Farmers of America
• NFA was an agricultural organization for
  African American boys
• Also started in Virginia
• Merged with FFA in 1965
• NFA.mp4 - YouTube
          Welcome Ladies

• Membership
  was open to
  girls in 1969.
Explain the mission and strategies, colors,
  motto, parts of the emblem, and the
   organizational structure of the FFA.
         What is FFA?
• Youth organization within agricultural
      * It prepares students for leadership,
  personal growth and career success.
• FFA was created in 1928 as Future Farmers of
• In 1988 the name was changed to National
  FFA organization
      *Reflect growing diversity
 FFA Organization Structure
• Three levels
  1st Local (Rowan County FFA
  2nd State (Kentucky FFA member)
  3rd National (National FFA member)
Local level       of the organization
• The FFA has four types of membership:
• 1. Active – those enrolled in agricultural classes and
  have paid their membership dues.
• 2. Alumni – open to former active members,
  collegiate, and honorary members, and
• other individuals who support the FFA.
• 3. Collegiate – belong to FFA chapters at two- or
  four-year post secondary institutions
• and are enrolled in agricultural courses.
• 4. Honorary – given to individuals
• As the blue field of our nation’s flag and
  golden fields of ripened corn unify our
  country, the FFA colors of NATIONAL BLUE and
  CORN GOLD give unity to the organization.
• All FFA functions and paraphernalia should
  proudly display the colors
• Gives members twelve short words to live by
  as they discover the opportunities available in
  the organization
                Learning to do
                Doing to learn
                Earning to live
                Living to serve
• The pledge of allegiance is the official salute of
  the FFA.
• Salute should always be used in the official
  closing ceremony for meetings and other
• Once finished hand should drop to your side
  and them once again face the president.
• The Creed is a basic statement of beliefs
  and a common bond between new
• A. The Creed was written by E.M. Tiffany
  and adopted at the 3rd National FFA
• B. It was revised at the 38th Convention
  and the 63rd Convention to reflect changes
  in FFA membership and the agricultural
                             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.
•   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.
•   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.
•   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.
•   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.
•   The creed was written by E. M. Tiffany, and adopted at the 3rd National Convention of the
    FFA. It was revised at the 38th Convention and the 63rd Convention.
          Emblem Cont.
• The FFA emblem consist of five
• They are representative of the
  history, goals and future
• Each element within the emblem has
  unique significance.
• 1. A cross-section of an ear of corn which signifies common agricultural
• 2. A rising sun which symbolizes progress in agriculture.
• 3. A plow , the symbol of labor and tillage of the soil.
• 4. An owl, the symbol of wisdom and knowledge.
• 5. An eagle which represents the national scope of the FFA.
• 6. The words: Agricultural Education/FFA which signify that FFA is an
  important part of the agricultural/agribusiness program.
   Official Dress

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   the National FFA Organization

         President -Rising Sun
• Presides of meetings
• Appoint committees and serve as a non-voting
• Coordinate the activities of the chapter and
  evaluate progress
• Represent the chapter in public relations and
  official functions
         Vice President -Plow
• Assume all duties of the president if
• Coordinate all committee work
• Work closely with the president and
  advisor to asses chapter progress
• Establish and maintain a chapter
  resource file
        Secretary- Ear of Corn
• Prepare and post the agenda for each chapter
• Prepare and present the minutes for each
  chapter meeting
• Place all committee reports in the chapter
  secretaries book
• Be responsible for chapter attendance and
  activity records
• Be responsible for chapter correspondence
  Treasurer – Emblem of Washington
• Be in charge of chapter money, deposits and
• Present monthly treasure report
• Collect dues
• Maintain and keep a neat and accurate
  treasurers book
• Serve as treasurer of the Earnings and Savings
            Reporter - Flag
• Plan public information sessions with
  newspapers radios to tell the FFA story
• Release news to local and regional
• Publish a chapter news letter
• Serve as chapter photographer
             Sentinel – Door
• Assist the president in maintaining order
• Inform perspective students and members
  about FFA
• Instruct students in leadership and personal
• Keep room and paraphernalia in good order
• Welcome guest and visitors
• Supervise Chapter Activities
• Inform perspective students and parents
  about FFA
• Instruct students in leadership and personal
• Build school and community support
• Encourage involvement in all chapter
• Prepare students of CDE’s
• Historian- Scrapbook, record chapter
• Parliamentarian-Be proficient in
  parley pro and answer all parley pro
• Chaplain-Present the invocation at
  the chapter banquet
•Lets practice
Explain the purpose of a Program of
Activities and its committee
The Program of Activities is divided
     into three major section
• 1. Student Development Division – activities that provide for
  leadership, personal growth, and SAE experience.

• 2. Chapter Development Division – focuses on recruitment,
  finance, public relations, support groups, participation in state
  and national FFA and other organizational activities.

• 3. Community Development Division – strives to develop
  economic, environmental and human resources; citizenship;
  agricultural awareness and literacy; and safety.
Each of the three divisions can be divided into
which concentrate their efforts in a single area.

• These committees are responsible for:
1. Setting goals for what they want to
  accomplish during the year and how they plan
  to achieve the goals.
2. Reviewing goals to determine which were
• All chapters can compete in the National
  Chapter Award Program which rewards
  chapters for their accomplishments
  throughout the year.

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