FFA Notes - Glen Rose FFA by sofiaie

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									Introduction
    to the
National FFA
Organization
       History
1. Organized nationally in 1928 in
   Kansas City, Missouri
2. Father of the FFA-Henry C.
   Groseclose
3. Chartered in Florida in 1929 (31st
   state chartered)
4. Sneads FFA chartered in 1934
5. Admitted girls into the FFA in
   1969
1. First National Convention held in
   Kansas City, Missouri, during
   the time of the American Royal
   Livestock Show
2. National Convention held
   annually in Louisville, Kentucky
3. Florida’s FFA State Convention
   held each year at Greenlefe in
   June
  Membership

1. 482,611 members in
   8,500 chapters
   throughout the 50 states
   and Puerto Rico

2. Nearly 15,000 members
   in 290 Florida chapters
    Officials
1. State Advisor- Belinda
   Chason

2. Executive Secretary-
   Teresa Wells
  Florida
  Districts
1. Twelve FFA districts in
   Florida

2. State FFA leadership
   training center– 200
   acres north of
   Lakeland
Official Song

 ―Hail the FFA‖
Official FFA
   Colors

National Blue and
    Corn Gold
The FFA Motto
Learning to do, Doing to learn
Earning to live, Living to serve
   FFA Creed
  The creed was written by E. M.
 Tiffany and adopted at the Third
National Convention of the FFA. It
  was revised at the 38th and 63rd
           Conventions.
     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 won
 and 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 on 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.
      Symbols of the
      FFA Emblem

A. Owl– Symbolic of wisdom and
   knowledge
B. Plow– Symbolic of labor and tillage of
   the soil
C. Rising Sun– Symbolic of a new day
   (era) in agriculture
D. Cross-section of the ear of corn–
   Symbolic of common agricultural
   interests
E. American Eagle– Symbolic of the
   national scope of the organization
    Requirements
      for FFA
    Membership

A. Must be 14-21 years of age
B. Must be enrolled in
   vocational agriculture
C. Must be in good standing
   with local chapter
D. Any local requirements (pay
   dues of $15)
 Types of
Membership

 A. Active

 B.Honorary

 C. Alumni

 D.Collegiate
 Degrees of
  Active
Membership

 A. Greenhand

 B. Chapter FFA

 C. State FFA

 D. American FFA
    Offices of Local
       Chapters

A. President– Presides over all
   meetings
B. Vice-president– Assists president
   and directs all committee work
C. Secretary– Keeps minutes of all
   meetings
D. Treasurer– Keeps financial records
E. Reporter– Reports chapter news
F. Advisor– Advises FFA members on
   all matters relating to the chapter
         Offices
        Continued
G. Sentinel– Assists president in
   maintaining order
H. Historian—Keeps chapter
   scrapbook
I. Chaplain– Takes charge of religious
   exercises during meetings,
   banquets, or other occasions
J. Parliamentarian– Informs the
   members on correct parliamentary
   procedure
        State
       Officers
A. President—
B. Secretary—
C. Region I vice-president—
D. Region II vice-president—
E. Region III vice-president—
F. Region IV vice-president—
G. Region V vice-president—
H. Advisor- Belinda Chason
       Symbols of
        Officers’
        Stations
A.   Rising sun– President
B.   Plow– Vice-president
C.   Ear of corn– Secretary
D.   Bust of Washington– Treasurer
E.   American flag– Reporter
F.   Shield of friendship– Sentinel
G.   Owl– Advisor
H.   Eagle– Parliamentarian
I.   Holy Bible– Chaplain
J.   Scrolls-- Historian
Symbols of
 Officers’
 Stations
   Essentials of a
    good chapter

A. Knowledgeability
   concerning FFA on the part of
   every member
B. Capable officers and leaders
C. A sharing of responsibilities
   by all members in chapter
   activities
D. A challenging program of
   activities
    Essentials of a
     good chapter

E. Adequate financing for all
   chapter activities
F. Proper paraphernalia,
   equipment, and records
G. Well-planned, regularly
   held chapter meetings
H. Support by school officials
   and community leaders
  Primary
    Aim
To promote premier
leadership, personal
 growth, and career
  success through
    agricultural
     education
   Mission
  Statement
   FFA makes a positive
 difference in the lives of
 members by developing
their potential for premier
   leadership, personal
growth, and career success
   through agricultural
        education.
       Specific
       Purposes
A. To develop competent and
   aggressive rural and
   agricultural leadership
B. To create and nurture a love of
   country life
C. To strengthen the confidence of
   students of vocational
   agriculture in themselves and
   their work
D. To create and nurture a love of
   country life
        Specific
        Purposes
E. To encourage members to improve
   farm homes and surroundings
F. To encourage members in the
   development of individual farming
   programs and in the establishment
   of agricultural careers
G. To participate in worthy
   undertakings for the improvement
   of agriculture
H. To develop character, train for
   useful citizenship, and foster
   patriotism
      Specific
      Purposes
I. To encourage participation in
   cooperative effort
J. To encourage the practice of
   thrift
K. To encourage improvement in
   scholarship
L. To provide and encourage the
   development of organized rural
   activities
           Dues
A. National   $

B. State      $

C. District   $

D. Local      $
        Opening
       Ceremony

• Taps gavel 3 times
• Group rises
• President states: ―FFA members,
  why are we here?‖
• Members reply: ―To practice
  brotherhood, honor agricultural
  opportunities and
  responsibilities, and develop
  those qualities of leadership
  which an FFA member should
  possess.‖
   What the FFA
    Can Do For
       You
The FFA can do much for you,
provided you put something into it. It
will help you to:
 1. Develop your leadership qualities
    through experiences leading
 2. Work with other people
 3. Develop qualities that make for
    character
 4. Serve other people in your
    community
 5. Learn to practice thrift
  What the FFA
   Can Do For
      You
6. Desire to make good grades
7. Have experiences in
   recreational activities
8. Learn the values of patriotism
9. Obtain experiences in
   expressing yourself to groups
   and individuals
10.Develop self-confidence,
   citizenship, and patriotism
        What You Can
         Do For the
           FFA
1. Attend all meetings and take an active
   interest in the activities.
2. Carry out assigned responsibilities.
3. Take the initiative to become familiar with
   the FFA.
4. Support and cooperate with chapter leaders
5. If chosen as an officer, consider it a
   responsibility, not merely an honor.
6. Plan and carry out committee
   responsibilities toward achievement of goals
   that improve the chapter.
7. At times, function as a desirable chapter
   representative.
    What the FFA
       Does

1.Educational tours and contests
2.Tour members’ farms
3.Teaches thrift
4.Judging contests
5.Attend leadership training
  meetings
6.Parliamentary Procedure
  training
    What the FFA
       Does

7. Honor and recognize
   outstanding members, parents,
   and friends
8. Hold parent-member banquet
9. Attend the State FFA Convention
10.Sponsor worthwhile events
11.Barnwarming and parties
12.Cooperate in community
   activities

								
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