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FFA Background and Knowledge

What is FFA?
FFA is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of the three components of 
agricultural education. FFA provides a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education and earn degrees and scholarships. FFA members have the opportunity to participate in contests, attend leadership camps and conventions, exhibit livestock. To become a member of Aledo FFA, you must be enrolled in agricultural class and pay yearly dues ($30). 

FFA Knowledge

FFA Motto
Learning to do
Doing to Learn
Earning to Live
Living to Serve 

FFA Colors
National Blue and Corn Gold

FFA Emblem

FFA Salute 
The Pledge of Allegiance is the official salute of the FFA Organization. To properly conduct the salute, face the United States flag, place the right hand over the left part of the chest, and holding it there, repeat the following pledge:

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

NOTE: Repeat the pledge as it is punctuated. There is no comma or pause following the word "nation."

The salute should always be used in the official closing ceremony for meetings and at other FFA gatherings. At the conclusion of the pledge, the hand should be dropped to the side and the members should again face the president's station.

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. 

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.

The creed was written by E.M. Tiffany and adopted at the Third National FFA Convention. It was revised at the 38th and 63rd Conventions.


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