The National FFA Organization Founded 1928 Objectives 1. Explain what is the FFA. 2. Explain how, when, and why the FFA was organized. 3. Explain the purpose, mission, and colors of the FFA. 4. Explain facts related to the FFA. FFA What is it? FFA is one of three components that make up a successful Agriscience program. Classroom SAEP FFA Total Agriscience Education Program ***SAEP stands for Supervised Agricultural Experience Program FFA Definition (Formerly known as the Future Farmers of America) •Is a national organization of, by and for students enrolled in an agriscience education course. The FFA Purpose The purpose of the FFA is to develop: • Leadership • Recreation • Scholarship • Patriotism • Improved Agriculture • Service • Cooperation • Character • Citizenship • Thrift FFA Mission The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. FFA Colors National Blue Corn Gold FFA National Facts •National FFA Center is in Indianapolis, Indiana. •National FFA Advisor is Dr. Larry Case. •FFA Magazine is called FFA - New Horizons. •National FFA Executive Secretary is Coleman Harris. FFA National Facts •495,046 members, aged 12-21 •7,242 chapters •More than 11,000 teachers FFA National Facts •38% of FFA members are female; women hold more than 50% of state leadership positions •77% of our membership is Caucasian; 17% is Hispanic and 4% is African-American • 89% of FFA members are in grades 9-12; 6% are in grades 7-8; 5% are high school graduates FFA National Facts •27% of FFA members live in rural, farm areas; the remainder live in rural non-farm (39%), urban and suburban areas (34%) •FFA chapters are in 11 of the 20 largest cities, including New York, Chicago and Philadelphia FFA National Facts •The top five membership states are California, Texas, Georgia, Oklahoma and Ohio •2006 National FFA Convention Attendance: 54,489 members, advisors and supporters FFA State Facts •State FFA Convention is held in Auburn in June. •State FFA Advisor is Mr. Troy D. Newton. •State FFA Executive Secretary is Jacob Davis. FFA District Facts •McAdory is in the North District •Our District Specialist is Bobby Thomas. FFA Local Facts •McAdory FFA Chapter •FFA Advisors are Mr. Holder & Mr. Kennedy. •Most famous former FFA member is Bo Jackson. TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP • Active - enrolled in a secondary agricultural education program. (grades 7-12) • Alumni - former active members, collegiate and honorary members, present and former professional agricultural educators, parents of FFA members, and others interested in and supportive of the FFA. TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP • Collegiate - open to students enrolled in agricultural courses or who are pursuing career objectives in agriculture at a two year or four year college having a collegiate FFA chapter. • Honorary - farmers, school superintendents, principals, members of boards of education,chapter advisors,teachers, staff TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP • Honorary cont. - members in agricultural education, business people, and others who are helping to advance agricultural education and the FFA and who have rendered outstanding service, may be elected to honorary membership by a majority vote of the members present at any regular meeting.
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