Isn'tthe FFA just for boys?
No, approximately 35% of all members are female. In 1969, the
FFA voted to allow female participation in the organization. Today 47% ofthe state leadership positions are held by girls.
Do I need to live on a Farm?
No, the FFA consists of students from a variety of demographic Locations. Only 27% of the membership is made up from rural farm areas, while another 39% live in rural non-farm areas. Urban and Sub-urban areas make up the remaining 34%
Doesn't the FFA stand for Future Farmers of America?
Yes,it use to. The name
Future Farmers of America was used since the beginning of the organization in 1928 until 1988.
Now it represents The National FFA Organization - FFA means FF
Why the change from Future Farmers of America
to the National FFA Organization?
The change is directly related to the US farming population.
Since the Industrial Revolution, American farming population has been on a sharp decline. This would make the FFA organization more inclusive to students.
The term AGRICULTURE means more than just farming
it encompasses all related fields to farming.
What is the FFA
Learning to do
Doing to learn
Earning to live
Living to serve
What is 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 Convention.
·I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but ofdeeds -achievements won by thepresent and past generations of agriculturists; in thepromise 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 nationallife and that I can exert an influence in my home and community which will stand solid for my part in that inspiring task.
Corn Gold & National Blue
Long recognized for its wisdom, symbolizes
the knowledge required to be successful in the industry of
Cross Section of Corn-
Provides the foundation of the emblem, just has corn has historically served as the foundation crop of American
agriculture. It is also a symbol of unity, as corn is grown in every state of the nation.
Signifies labor and tillage of the soil, the
backbone of agriculture and the historicfoundation of our
Signifies progress and holds a promise that
tomorrow will bring a new day glowing with opportunity.
Is the national symbol which serves as a
reminder of our freedom and ability to explore new
horizons for the future of agriculture.
The words "Agricultural Education" and "FFA" are emblazed in the center to signify the combination of learning and leadership necessary for progressive agriculture.
Where Can I Find More
Information About the FFA?
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