FFA student handbook notes

FFA student handbook notes - Official 2006 FFA STUDENT...

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Official 2006 FFA STUDENT HANDBOOK FFA student handbook notes: Chapter one Parts of Agricultural Education: Classroom/Laboratory SAE FFA The FFA mission: FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and careers success through agricultural education FFA benefits: Making new friends Becoming a leader Traveling Earning money and awards Being part of a team Having fun Making positive choices Serving your community Targeting career success Membership privileges: Bi-monthly issues of FFA New horizons magazine, delivered to your home. An official FFA membership card presented by the local chapter. Eligibility to participate and be recognized in- o Award programs o Competitive events o Leadership positions o Scholarships o Conventions and other leadership training events o Travel opportunities Today’s Agricultural careers: The agricultural industry is our nation’s largest employer. Nearly 21% of all jobs in this country are in agriculture and its related fields. Eight percent of all agricultural jobs are in production. The remaining 92% are in agribusiness, science, marketing, communications and other exciting areas.
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Chapter 2 FFA history/timeline: 1926- o First vocational agriculture students participate in national livestock judging contests at American royal livestock and horse show in Kansas city. 1928- o Future Farmers of America established in Kansas City, Missouri o First National President: Leslie Applegate, New Jersey o First National FFA convention in Kansas city: 64 delegates from 33 states o First sectional gathering of New Farmers of America Members 1929- o National blue and corn gold adopted as official colors o First National Star Farmer of America: Carl Patton, Arkansas 1930- o Official FFA creed adopted o First National public speaking event: Edward Drace, Mo. 1933- o Blue corduroy jacket adopted as official dress 1935- o New farmers of America national organization founded 1939- o Land purchased for first FFA owned national head quarters. 1944- o National FFA foundation founded o First National FFA agricultural proficiency awards presented 1947- o First National FFA band at national convention 1948- o First National FFA chorus and National FFA talent program at national convention o National FFA supply service established o First international exchange program for FFA members 1950- o Federal charter granted by the U.S. Congress 1952- o First issue of national FFA magazine, The National FUTURE FARMER o Code of Ethics adopted 1953- o Commemorative stamp issued by U.S. Post office Department 1959- o Dedication for first National FFA center in Alexandria, Virginia o First National Leaderships Training Conference 1965- o Merger of New Farmers of America and Future Farmers of America 1966-
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o First National Agricultural Career show at National Convention 1969- o Membership opened to female students o First National star in Agribusiness: Ken Dunagan, Arizona 1971- o National FFA alumni organization created 1976- o
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