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The FFA and You! Chapter 20 AgriScience Explorations 2nd Ed 8th Grade Rotation, Spring 2001 Mrs. Sheryl Schlosser Modified by Georgia Agricultural Education Office June, 2002 Survey: the chapter Read the introduction Divide into groups of 3 or 4 people you dont normally work with

Share ideas on what you think the chapter is about come up with 5 ideas per group Compile a master list of student ideas on the board Student ideas about chapter prior to opening it How education leads to success

How to succeed Feel good about what your doing Ideas about your future Opportunity Career Success Becoming active in the FFA Your own personal growth Good Leadership

Learning how to work with others Learning by doing Learning about the FFA Advantages of the FFA Learning about your surroundings How does the FFA affects your life and education STUDENT LEARNING

OBJECTIVES. 1. Explain the purpose and the History of the FFA 2. Describe how to be an FFA member 3. Explain how the FFA is organized 4. Describe the activities offered by the FFA 5. Explain how to be a good FFA member 6. Recite the FFA Creed Vocabulary Active FFA Membership

Career Development Events (CDE) Chapter FFA Degree Charter FFA FFA Advisor FFA Motto National FFA Organization Future Farmers of America

Greenhand FFA Degree Leader Leadership Official Dress Personal Growth Proficiency Awards Introduction Key to Success: With this key you can open any door You key can be changed everyday

You key can open any door you want it to even the glass ceiling Normal Take that concept and burn it You decide whats normal You can be anything you want Life is a GAMBLE

Are you willing to take the risk. if so proceed into the door of the unknown world of opportunity Turning heading & subheading into questions

Describe the purpose and history of the FFA? What are and explain the purposes of the FFA? Describe Leadership? Describe Personal Growth? Describe Career Success? Describe and compare the history of the FFA now and then? Questions cont

How do you become an FFA member? What is active membership and list degree requirements? Compare other types of membership? What activities are available w/n the FFA? Define Career Development Events and Proficiency Awards? How do you become a good FFA member? What are member responsibilities? What are the purposes of the

FFA? The purpose of the FFA is to develop: Improved Agriculture Leadership Citizenship

Patriotism Character Scholarship Cooperation

Recreation Service Thrift Improved Agriculture Helps students to understand how life has been made easier through improvements in agriculture milking dairy cows 400-2000 cows by machine twice / 3 times a day 20-40 cows by hand twice a day

tractors - 1acre field feeds 20 people by hand 5 farmers with 5 acres = 500 people 1 farmer with a tractor 1000 acres = 20,000 people Leadership Ability to influence other people to meet individual or group goals You need to decide where you want to be :LEAD, FOLLOW or GET OUT OF THE WAY You have to decide what role is best suited for

each situation You have to be able to assume all roles or change your role very quickly in some situations Citizenship Being a productive member of society if you dont have to be on welfare or food stamps to survive then DONT When you have your hand out .. Are you offering or asking for

something Patriotism Loyalty and love for ones country You have to be loyal to what you believe in Make decisions in life and get off the fence Character

Morals or values What you believe in or stand for What kind of person are you? How do people look at you? Are you honest? Are you a thief? Scholarship Academics

strive to be the best students you can be work hard and obtain good grades if you need help with an assignment have the courage to ask Albert Einstein was learning disabled Cooperation The act or practice of cooperating To work together towards a common end or purpose What happens when people dont

cooperate? What happens when they do? Recreation Allows students to have fun with each other camps, basketball Service Helping others Employment in duties or work for another Helping other students or community

members Service with a SMILE.... Whether its cleaning floors or being the President of the US Thrift Wise economy in the management of money and other resources using time wisely Wisely economical

thrift stores Being active in the FFA allows opportunities too... TRAVEL HAVE FUN MEET PEOPLE The FFA stresses three closely related areas:

LEADERSHIP PERSONAL GROWTH CAREER SUCCESS Describe Leadership? Ability to influence other people to meet individual or group goals A leader is a person who helps others meet their goals

With a little practice these traits can be learned by anyone personal skills how to skills thinking skills peopleskills

Leaders are not born. They are EDUCATED Personal skills Traits that make it easy for people to follow the leader responsibility hard working share responsibility

How to skills Helps a leader to share responsibility organizational skills organizes meetings public speaking

written communication Thinking skills Enables a leader to think and assess problems analyzing situations anticipate problems seeing opportunities People skills Helps leader relate to others

trustworthy respect others positive attitude good communication skills Describe Personal Growth? Developing skills to have a good life

Leadership skills + Career skills = Personal Growth Social behavior manners - help us respect others Citizenship skills obey laws, vote, make your community a good place to live How to shake hands: use in saying hello or goodbye, sealing business deals

1. Use right hand 2. Grasp - palm to palm (dont squeeze) 3. Shake dont pump 4. Release after a few seconds 5. Eye contact 6. Smile 7. Speak Describe Career Success?

Helps people develop skills to begin and advance in careers Recognizes excellence Applied through Agricultural Education and SAE to gain practical experience in many areas some do research others raise animals or crops Describe and compare the history of the FFA now and then It has always been the students first

their needs, interests, and goals You have to know where you have been.. to know where you are going History cont 1920s Future Farmers of America was founded by Henry Groseclose in rural Virginia 1928 1st FFA convention in Kansas City Missouri - 33 delegates

1934 all states except Rhode Island had FFA 1939 National FFA Camp on land which belonged to George Washington in in Alexandria, Virginia. (The camp later became the National FFA Center.) History cont 1944 National FFA Foundation was formed to use funds from business and industry to support FFA activities. 1950 Public Law 740 was passed by Congress granting the FFA a federal charter.

1958 The National Future Farmer magazine was started. History cont 1965 Consolidation with the New Farmers of America (NFA) strengthened the FFA. (NFA was an organization similar to the FFA for African American students.) 1969 Female students were allowed to become members. 1971 National FFA Alumni Association was

formed. History cont 1988 Name of the organization was changed to National FFA Organization. 1989 Name of The National Future Farmer magazine was changed to New Horizons. 1999 National FFA Center moved from Alexandria, VA, to Indianapolis, IN. 1999 The National FFA Convention was moved to Louisville, Kentucky.

How do you become a member? Kinds of FFA Membership 1. Active 2. Alumni 3. Collegiate

4. Honorary What is active membership? Students enrolled in agricultural classes in grades 712 Pay local, State and National Dues $10 Be interested in FFA Attend meetings on a regular basis Participate in activities 4 categories of active status Greenhand, Chapter Farmer, State Degree, American Farmer

Greenhand versus Chapter farmer Greenhand Enrolled in Ag with a plan for an SAE Learn Creed, Motto, Salute and Mission Explain colors and emblem Demo code of ethics and proper jacket use history, constitutions and

bylaws, POA Access to manual and handbook Chapter

Received Greenhand 180hrs class time 3 activities earned or invested $150 or worked 45 hours Lead a 15 min group discussion 5 Parli Pro activities progress towards goal

C average in all classes Compare other memberships? Alumni - former members and others interested in the FFA organization Collegiate - students enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college Honorary - adults who have been supportive of the FFA, voted on by members What activities are available with

in the FFA? Something for everyone Define Career Development Events and Proficiency Awards Career Development Events Allow members to show the skills learned in the classroom or

through SAEs either individual or group competitions can earn cash, travel and scholarships Proficiency Awards allows students to compete for top achievement in a skill area at local, State and

National levels based on SAEs can earn cash, travel and scholarships How do I become a good FFA member? More than just paying dues Know about the organization and its impressive heritage Be able to:

State the motto Explain the colors Describe the FFA emblem Explain the official dress Recite the FFA creed

FFA Motto Learning to Do Doing to Learn Earning to Live Living to Serve Colors of the FFA The colors of the FFA are National Blue and Corn Gold. Blue reminds us that the FFA is a national organization. Gold

reminds us that corn is a native American crop grown in every state. Symbols of the FFA Emblem The FFA emblem was designed with much thought and meaning. It is made up of five symbols. Symbols of the FFA Emblem

A cross-section of an ear of corn. The symbol of corn represents our common agricultural interests, is native to America, and is grown in every state. Symbols of the FFA Emblem The eagle. This is

symbolic of the national scope of the FFA. Symbols of the FFA Emblem The rising sun. It symbolizes progress in agriculture and the confidence that FFA members have in the future.

Symbols of the FFA Emblem The plow. It is a symbol of labor and tillage of the soil. Symbols of the FFA Emblem The owl. It symbolizes wisdom and knowledge.

Symbols of the FFA Emblem The words Agricultural Education surround the letters FFA. This tells us that FFA is an important part of agriculture and agribusiness programs. Some Guidelines For

Wearing the FFA Jacket 1. It should only be worn by FFA members. 2. It should always be clean and neat. 3. It should only have the names of the state association and local chapter on the back. Individuals name and office of honor should be on the front. Some Guidelines For Wearing the FFA Jacket 4. It should be worn with the zipper

fastened to all official FFA occasions. 5. It should not be worn with apparel bearing the insignia of other organizations. 6. It should be worn with no more than three medals beneath the individuals name. 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. The FFA Creed 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.

The FFA Creed 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. The FFA Creed

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. The FFA Creed 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. What are the member responsibilities? Learn about the FFA Participate

Volunteer for committees and to be an officer support all members Participate in leadership development activities Have a good SAE Keep good records Take studies seriously Respect others Avoid substance that can

harm you Practice good eating and sleeping habits Follow school and community rules Strive to develop good human relation skills Tell others of FFA Where to get more information

http://www.ffa.org FFA Student Handbook FFA official Manual You FFA Advisor Older FFA members

See if you have attained understanding of the FFA What is the early history of the FFA? What does the FFA strive to achieve, 3 things? Briefly explain each What are the 4 kinds of FFA membership? What are major requirements for active membership? What are the 3 levels of the FFA organization? Review cont

How is the National Organization administered? What is a career development event? Give 2 examples? What is a proficiency award? Give 2 examples? What is the FFA Motto? What are the official FFA colors? Review cont What are the main items in the FFA emblem? Briefly explain each

What is official dress for males and for females? What are the responsibilities of FFA members? Explain 2 Match these terms with the definitions on the next slide

FFA FFA Motto Proficiency Awards FFA Advisor Personal Growth CDE

Active FFA Membership charter Match terms to these choices 1. Kind of membership for high school students 2. Official designation of a chapter 3. 3 letters symbolizing the National FFA Organization

4. Developing skills for a good life 5. FFA activities that allow demonstration of skills 6. An Ag teacher responsible for the chapter 7. 12 words that guide FFA members Awards for members who

excel in certain areas Are you ready for the test If not go through this slide show again and good luck

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