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Application for LeRoy-Ostrander FFA Greenhand Degree This application is to be completed by the candidate applying for the degree and submitted to the FFA Advisor. It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED to type this application using the computer. **Application can be download from the L-O School Webpage = www.leroy.k12.mn.us and then click on the High School link, then clink on the Student Life & Activities link, then click the FFA link – that will take you to the L-O Ag Dept and FFA Webpage, applications are found on the “resources” section. What is your L-O FFA number? ________ ** get this number off chart in Ag Room Have you been enrolled in at least one agricultural education course and successfully completed it? If so please name the course or courses. Please state what the FFA creed means to you. Creed is found on the 2nd page for your convenience. What is your Supervised Agricultural Experience Program (SAEP) and why did you select the SAEP you did? List all FFA activities you have participated in during the past school year. State 2 historical aspects of FFA that you feel were significant to FFA. Please write the FFA Motto below. What are the colors of FFA? Why do you believe you are worthy of receiving the FFA Greenhand degree? Items below to be completed by the FFA Advisor Attended at least 75% of meetings throughout the year ________ Yes _______ No Has begun a Supervised Agricultural Experience Program _________________________ Advisor’s Signature ______________________________________________________ The FFA Creed 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 National Convention of the FFA. 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.
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