Seminole County Middle/High School FFA Chapter

FFA is a national organization comprised of students of agriculture. FFA teaches about agriculture, leadership and agribusiness.

Advisors:

FFA OFFICERS
2016-2017
President Katibeth Mims
Vice President Alyssa Adams
2nd Vice President Cody Shattles
Secretary Carson Deal
Treasurer Leigha Hunt
Reporter Samantha McLendon
Sentinel Erin Smith
Chaplin Cassie Adams
Parliamentarian Jackson Newberry
Conductor Jackson Newberry
Sweetheart Olivia Spooner
Jr. Representative Savannah Whitaker
Jr. Representative Drew Lambert

Colors:
As the blue field of our nation’s flag and the golden fields of ripened corn unify our country, the FFA colors of national blue and corn gold give unity to the organization.  All FFA functions and paraphernalia should proudly display the colors.

Motto:
Learning To Do, Doing To Learn,
Earning To Live, Living To Serve

The Mission:
FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

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 use 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 3rd National Convention of the FFA. It was revised at the 38th Convention and the 63rd Convention.

The Emblem:
The national FFA emblem, consisting of five symbols, is representative of the history, goals and future of the organization.  As a whole, the emblem covers the broad spectrum of FFA and agriculture.  Each element within the emblem has unique significance.

The cross section of the ear of corn provides the foundation of the emblem, just as 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.

The rising sun signifies progress and holds a promise that tomorrow will bring a new day glowing with opportunity.

The plow signifies labor and tillage of the soil, the backbone of agriculture and the historic foundation of our country’s strength.

The eagle is a national symbol which serves as a reminder of our freedom and ability to explore new horizons for the future of agriculture.

The owl, long recognized for its wisdom, symbolizes the knowledge required to be successful in the industry of agriculture.
           
The emblem and the letters “FFA” are protected by trademark registration in the U.S. Patent Office and by Public Law 225, 105th Congress.

FFA Official Dress:
The uniform worn by FFA members at local, state and national functions is called official dress.  It provides identity and gives a distinctive and recognizable image to the organization and its members.

Official Dress for female members:
Black skirt, white-collared blouse with official FFA blue scarf, black dress shoes with a closed heel and toe, black nylon hosiery and an official FFA jacket zipped to the top.  The skirt is to be at least knee length, hemmed evenly across the bottom, with a slit no longer than two inches above the knee, excluding the kick pleat.  Black slacks may be appropriate for traveling and outdoor activities.

Official Dress for male members:
Black slacks, a white-collard shirt with official FFA tie, black dress shoes, black socks and an official FFA jacket zipped to the top.

National FFA Organization Website:
http://www.ffa.org/

Georgia Agricultural Education Website:
http://www.gaaged.org/