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Title: FFA... More Than Agriculture


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FFA...More Than AgricultureIts You!
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The FFA is a big, broad organization that is
part of Agriculture/ Agribusiness Education.
3
What one learns in Agriculture/ Agribusiness
class leads to activities in the FFA.
4
The FFA makes learning more interesting by giving
the student real life experience.
5
Activities in FFA
  1. Field trips
  2. Contests
  3. Become a leader
  4. Earn money
  5. Compete for awards
  6. Travel
  7. Serve your community
  8. Recreation

6
Most Americans do not live on farms or ranches.

7
Areas of Agriculture
  • a. Production
  • b. Sales and Services
  • c. Mechanics
  • d. Processing
  • e. Horticulture
  • f. Forestry
  • g. Natural Resources
  • h. Other (professional)

8
Meat processing is one of the largest industries
in America.
9
Farming is defined as growing saleable crops in
fertile soil with the help of sunlight and
water 
10
The first step toward becoming an active FFA is
enrolling in an agriculture/ agribusiness class.

11
Henry C. Groseclose is remembered as the Father
of the FFA.
12
The first National Convention was held in Kansas
City, Missouri in the fall of 1928.
13
National FFA Week was established in 1948 the
week in which George Washington's birthday occurs
14
In 1965, the FFA and NFA merged.
15
Before school integration in the 1960s, black
students in Vocational Agriculture had their own
organization --called The New Farmers of America
(NFA).
16
America feeds nearly 1/4 of all the people in the
world.
17
The first purpose for which the FFA was founded
was to develop leadership.
18
Agriculture is the oldest of man's occupations.
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Official Dress
  • female black skirt, white blouse with official
    FFA blue scarf, black shoes and official jacket
    zipped to the top- Black slacks may be worn for
    outdoor activities
  • male black slacks, white shirt, blue FFA tie,
    black shoes and socks, and the official FFA
    jacket zipped to the top

20
FFA Degree Requirements
  • Greenhand (bronze pin)
  • Earn 50 on SAE
  • Knowledge of FFA Organization
  • Chapter FFA (silver pin)
  • Earn 500 on SAE
  • Participate in FFA activities

21
FFA Degree Requirements
  • State FFA (gold pin)
  • Earn 1500 on SAE
  • Has been an officer or chairman of a major
    committee
  • Participated in 5 activities above the chapter
    level

22
FFA Degree Requirements
  • American FFA
  • Earn 7500 on SAE
  • Has been out of high school for more than a year
    with dues paid
  • Has been very active in FFA, having a combination
    of at least 10 activities, offices, committee
    chairs, etc.

23
Wearing Medals on the Official Jacket
  • Greenhand and Chapter degrees should be worn
    BELOW the member name along with two other
    medals
  • Highest office
  • Highest honor
  • Highest degree (Greenhand or Chapter FFA)
  1. If a member has the State FFA or American FFA
    degree, that pin ONLY is to be worn above the
    members name.

24
The supervised Agricultural Experience Program is
the foundation for advancement in the FFA, and
into your career
25
Benefits of SAEP
  1. Financial Responsibility
  2. Skill Development
  3. Personal Recognition
  4. Degree Advancement
  5. Occupational Preparation

26
Suggested Committees
  • SAE- Organizes activities that encourage FFA
    members to plan SAE and conduct good experience
    programs.
  • Cooperation -extends beyond the classroom.
  • Community Service -plans chapter activities
    that will benefit the community by helping make
    it a safer, more attractive place in which to
    live and work.

27
Suggested Committees
  1. Earnings, Savings and Investments -development of
    activities that will enable the chapter to earn
    and manage funds in the best interest of the
    members.
  2. Scholarship- plans activities and incentive
    programs to encourage members to achieve
    scholastically.
  3. Recreation- plans recreation activities for
    members.

28
Suggested Committees
  • Public Relations -handles public
    relations with news media.
  • State and National Activities -
    maintains award applications and up-to-date
    calendar of application deadlines,
    contests events and other related
    activities. Encourages members to
    participate.

29
Suggested Committees
  • Alumni Relations -works to bring FFA Alumni
    members into close working relationship with the
    chapter.
  • Leadership- provides activities for
    opportunities and practice for all members to
    become better leaders.
  • Conduct of Meetings -arranging for special
    programs and encouraging involvement of all
    members.

30
All FFA contests are to be a natural outgrowth of
the instructional program in agriculture/
agribusiness education.
31
4 Skills FFA Contests Develop
  1. Technical knowledge attained in the classroom
  2. Ability to make sound judgments
  3. Ability to defend decisions by giving a
    convincing set of reasons
  4. Actual experience in learning to be a gracious
    winner or a good loser

32
Thought and preparation, in addition to time
spent in the classroom learning the basics, will
be necessary if you expect to place high in an
FFA contest.
33
National Contests
  1. Ag. Mechanics
  2. Dairy Cattle
  3.  Farm Business
  4.  Horticulture
  5.  Livestock
  6. Meats
  7. Milk Quality and Dairy Foods
  8. Poultry
  9. Forestry
  10. Agricultural Communications
  11. Parliamentary Procedure
  12. Agronomy

34
The Agricultural Mechanics Contest is designed
for students who have special interest and skill
in the application of mechanics to Agriculture.
35
Ag. Mechanics Skills
  1. Arc and oxyacetylene welding
  2. Hot and cold metal work
  3. Plumbing and pipe fitting
  4. Carpentry construction
  5. Concrete construction
  6. Masonry
  7. Electricity
  8. Fence construction

36
Dairy Cattle Contest helps develop skills in the
selection of quality dairy cattle.
37
Dairy Cattle Skills
  1. Knowledge of breeds of dairy cattle
  2. Understanding of traits that lead to high
    production
  3. Ability to evaluate and place in numerical
    sequence a group of animals
  4. Ability to give verbal reasons for placement of
    animals

38
The Farm Business Management Contest is designed
to test your abilities to make sound farm
business decisions.
39
Farm Business Management Skills
  1. Record keeping and accounting principles
  2. Tax regulations
  3. Crop machinery and livestock management practices
  4. Agricultural economics
  5. Agricultural law
  6. Land, labor, and capital management

40
The important part of the Horticulture Contest is
the identification of plants and growing
practices.
41
Horticulture Skills
  1. A broad knowledge of plant identification
  2. Nursery practices
  3. Horticulture terminology
  4. Landscaping
  5. Ability to judge quality of plants
  6. Knowledge of equipment used in horticulture

42
The FFA Livestock Judging Contest includes beef,
swine, and sheep so students can learn skills and
apply them to productive livestock enterprise.
43
Livestock Judging Skills
  • Knowledge of breed characteristics
  • Ability to rank classes of animals
  • Ability to give verbal reasons for placement of
    animals

44
The FFA Meat Contest helps the student gain
knowledge of meat identification and grading.
45
Meat Skills
  • Grading carcasses
  • Identifying wholesale and retail cuts of beef,
    pork, and lamb
  • Making decisions based on visual comparisons

46
The Milk Quality and Dairy Food Contest is
designed to encourage student use of their
senses-- taste and smell to identify dairy
products and single out inferior qua1ity.
47
Milk Quality and Dairy Food Skills
  1. Knowledge of milk flavors
  2. Identification of cheeses
  3. Detection of flaws in milking equipment
  4. Ability to rank dairy products in order of
    quality

48
The Poultry Contest tests skills and knowledge
needed in modern poultry enterprises.
49
Poultry Skills
  1. Knowledge of candling techniques
  2. Ability to grade eggs and detect imperfections
  3. Ability to grade dressed poultry
  4. Ability to judge and place classes of live layers
    and broilers

50
The National FFA Convention is the largest annual
student convention in the nation.
51
Food for America is an activity to involve
agriculture education students in communication
to elementary students the story of how food gets
from the farm to the community.
52
The main purpose of Food for America is to
provide an organized approach to help teachers
and FFA members communicate more effectively with
elementary students.
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