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PA FFA Facts
These questions and answers came straight out of the PA FFA 2015 SOCS Manuel. They are designed to help state officer candidates study for the election process.
Terms in this set (195)
National blue and corn gold
The greenhand pin is made from what materials?
Chapter President station symbol?
The rising sun
Adviser station symbol?
Vice President station symbol?
Chapter secretary station symbol?
The ear of corn
Treasurer station symbol?
The emblem of Washington
The FFA Creed must be learned to receive what degree?
What year was the Future Farmers of America founded?
Reporter station symbol?
Sentinel station symbol?
What city is the mid winter convention held in each year?
Name the 5 FFA degrees an FFA member can earn.
discovery, greenhand, chapter, keystone, American
The salute to the flag is used during what part of an FFA meeting?
How many times does the chair tap the gavel when he/she wants the group to stand?
How many metals can an FFA member properly wear on the jacket?
What officer, elected by the PA FFA Assoc., is not provided for in the national FFA constitution?
What part of the FFA emblem represents the national scope?
What does the cross section of the ear of corn represent?
unity within the nation
National FFA magizine name?
FFA New Horizons
In what city and state was the National FFA convention held from 1928-99?
Kansas City, Missouri
In what city and state is the National FFA convention going to be held this year?
Learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live, living to serve.
first line of the creed?
"I believe in the future of Agriculture..."
Name the first Future Farmers of America President and the state he was from.
Leslie Applegate, New Jersey
Name the three things that appear on the back of the FFA jacket.
State, Chapter, and the Emblem
First 2 words of every paragraph of the FFA creed?
Name the metals which may be properly worn on the FFA jacket.
highest degree, current office, highest award
Who wrote the FFA creed?
4 kinds of FFA membership?
Active, honorary, alumni, collegiate
Who was the only FFA member to become president of the nation?
Who can be an active FFA member?
Anyone enrolled in an agricultural class
Name the two birds that appear on the FFA jacket.
Eagle and owl
Who is known as the father of FFA?
Explain the importance of the Smith-Hughes Act?
started vo-ag programs in highschool.
What year were girls admitted into the FFA?
What year was the creed adopted?
What year was the Pennsylvania FFA Association chartered?
What is the instrument for maintaining order during a chapter meeting?
What was the name for the organization for black agricultural students prior to 1965?
New Farmer of America
Name the 6 parts of the FFA emblem?
Cross section of corn, rising sun, plow, owl, eagle, and words Agricultural Education
In PA, what two public speaking contests are designed for greenhands?
Creed and junior prepared public speaking
What does SAE stand for?
Supervised Agricultural Experience
What does SLLC stand for?
State Legislative Leadership Conference
What does WLC stand for?
Washington Leadership Conference
What does ACES stand for?
Agricultural Cooperation Establishes Success
What does SOCS stand for?
State Officer Candidacy School
What does CDE stand for?
Career Development Event
What does PAAE stand for?
Pennsylvania Association of Agricultural Edudcators
What does NAAE Stand for?
National Association of Agricultural Educators
What officer is called after the reporter in opening ceremonies?
After what part of the Pledge of Allegiance do you not pause?
What is the proper procedure for introducing a motion?
Be recognized by the chair, then begin motion with I move...
Who is the national FFA Executive Secretary?
What is the national FFA mission statement?
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.
Explain the significance of Public Law 740.
The charter to start Agricultural education.
Where was the National FFA center first located?
Where is the present National FFA center located?
Who is the current President of the PA FFA foundation?
Mr. Mark Lowery
When was the first national FFA convention held?
How long after high school can a member remain active?
4 national conventions after highschool graduation
What year did the Future Farmers of America become the national FFA organization?
Current secretary of Agriculture in PA?
Where is the PA FFA office located?
Harrisburg, in the Department of Agriculture building.
Number of FFA chapters in PA?
Who is the PA FFA executive secretary?
What one state has the chaplain position?
Name the largest public and private FFA chapters in the state.
Private Lancaster Mennonite High School, Public Walter Biddle Saul
PA Representative for the national FFA alumni is?
Proper way to start an official FFA function?
The year the Smith-Hughes Act was inacted?
Who created the FFA jacket and what was the first chapter to wear it?
J.H. Linter, Fredericktown chapter, Ohio
The national FFA Advisor is?
Dr. Steve Brown
What State FFA organization served as the model for the Future Farmers of America?
The Book of Life
How much money do you have to earn for the chapter degree?
What state received the first FFA charter?
How much money must you earn for the state degree?
How much money must you earn for the American degree?
What is the speaking requirement for the chapter degree?
Lead a 15 discussion
Speaking requirements for the state degree?
Give a 5 minute speech
How is the use of the FFA emblem protected?
It is a registered trademark in the U.S. patent office.
What degree must you hold to become a national FFA officer?
What is the highest degree a local chapter can confer on a member?
How often are state officers elected?
Once a year
What does the rising sun represent on the FFA emblem?
Progress and confidence in the future.
According to the State constitution, what percentage of FFA members in PA are eligible for the state degree each year.
What part of the emblem represent labor and tillage of the soil?
Where and when is the PA FFA convention held?
PSU in June
What medal is the chapter degree made of?
During what month is national FFA week held?
What national holiday is always during national FFA week?
George Washington's Birthday
Name 6 purposes of the FFA?
Leadership, scholorship, cooperation, thrift, citizenship, self-confidence, Ag occupation, home-improvement, improvement of Agriculture, character, patriotism.
Who originally owned the land where the first FFA center stood?
What is the FFA foundation?
An organization that sponsors FFA programs, awards, and the FFA.
How many FFA regions are there in PA?
Is the FFA intra or extra curricular?
Name the FFA regions in PA?
Eastern, Western, Northern, Southcentral
What metal is the state degree made of?
What national FFA region is the commonweath of PA in?
Name the FFA regions in the nation.
Eastern, Central, Southern, Western
How many American degree applications can a state submit?
How many official delegates can a state have at the national convention?
Each state may have one delegate per 1000 members.
Who are the FFA jackets ordered from?
National Supply Service - FFA Unlimited
Name the 3 requirements for the greenhand degree.
Be in ag class, have plans for a project, learn creed, recite motto, know the official colors, know FFA history, know emblem symbols, proper use of jacket and pay dues.
Explain why there are 52 state organizations.
All 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the virgin islands
What is the FFA Program of Work?
A list of activities for the year.
Who is the National FFA president?
Who is the National FFA Eastern Region National FFA vice president?
Ruth Ann Meyers
Who is the National FFA Central Region National FFA vice president?
Who is the National FFA Southern Region National FFA vice president?
Who is the National FFA Western Region National FFA vice president?
Who is the national FFA secretary?
Who is the State FFA president?
Who is the state FFA vice president?
Who is the state FFA secretary
Who is the state FFA treasurer?
Who is the state FFA reporter?
Who is the state FFA sentinel?
Who is the state FFA Chaplain?
What is an FFA proficiency award?
An award for excellence in a given area.
What is parliamentary procedure?
The proper way to run a meeting.
How many national FFA officers are there?
What parli pro is used to change a motion?
How many state officer positions are to be filled each year in PA starting 2011?
Name 10 CDE's held at PA Activities Week.
List can be found on the PA FFA website
Name the FFA offices held in the local chapter provided by in the national constitution.
President, VP, Sentinal, Treasurer, Reporter, Secretary, Advisor.
At which convention is the state degree presented?
Mid-winter convention in Harrisburg during the PA Farm Show.
What is a quorum?
The number of members required to run a meeting, one more than half.
Name 3 types of public speaking CDE's used in PA.
Creed, conservation, extemporaneous, prepared and junior prepared.
Name 3 types of project books used in PA.
Wildlife, work experience, production, skills and tasks greenhouse.
What is the primary aim of FFA?
To develop leadership, citizenship, and cooperation.
When are state officers elected in PA?
In June at the summer convention.
Name the 3 qualifications required for a PA state officer candidate.
Have a state degree, have approval of advisers, principal, and parents, and complete the application.
How many delegates can a chapter have at the state convention?
one per 100 members.
Name 3 functions of delegates to the summer convention.
Elect state officers, adopt a budget, and conduct official business.
At what convention is the official business of the PA FFA Association transacted?
Summer convention in June.
Name 3 companies that are major contributors of the FFA foundation.
Hoss's Steak and Sea House, New Holland, Range Resources, Columbia Gas, Wenger's of Meyerstown, and PA Farm Bureau - to name a few...
Name 3 U.S. Presidents that have addressed the National Convention.
Jimmy Carter, George Bush, Gerald Ford.
Name 4 national CDE's.
List can be located on National FFA website.
What are the 3 levels of awards in the national chapter rating contest?
Gold, Silver, and Bronze
Name the PA FFA facilitator.
Mr. Cliff Day
At what national convention was the creed adopted and what year?
3rd convention in 1930
What years was the creed revised and what conventions?
38th in 1965 and the 63rd in 1990.
If the back of your jacked only has a large emblem what position do you hold?
Name the PA FFA adult treasurer?
Mrs. Penny Brammer
Who is the state agricultural education and FFA adviser?
Mr. Chris Weller
Who may become an honorary member of the FFA?
Anyone who supports FFA or Ag
What FFA publication was first printed in 1952?
National Future Farmers
Who governs the national FFA organization?
A board of directors and delegates at the national convention.
In what year was public law 740 passed?
What chapter officer sits to the left of the president in correct meeting room arrangement?
By what means does an FFA chapter conduct its official business?
What officer used the following part in opening ceremonies? "I shall call the roll of officers..."
Who says the following part in opening ceremonies? "To practice brotherhood, honor agricultural opportunities..."
All FFA members
To be eligible for the superior chapter award a chapter must have a minimum of how many meetings per year?
"The owl is a time-honored emblem of knowledge and wisdom..." is spoken by who?
What is the proper function of a CDE for FFA members?
To educate FFA members
To receive the state FFA degree a student must have been an FFA member for how many years?
Which proficiency award would a student who is working on a farm apply for?
Placement in Ag production
Which proficiency award would a student working in a garden supply store apply for?
Ag sales and services
When a student is elected as a state proficiency award winner, they receive what types of awards?
A plaque and a check for $250
what percent of the state superior award winning chapters may receive the national chapter award?
What parli pro would be used to change the wording of a motion?
What parli pro would be used to bring an item of business up for consideration at a chapter meeting?
A main motion
Name three ways a motion can be changed.
Added to, deleted from, or both
In a properly conducted meeting, how many topics may be discussed at one time?
Name 2 motions that require a 2/3 vote.
suspend the rules, previous question, limit debate, rescind
To be worn properly, the FFA jacket must be...
Zipped to the top
What is the biggest seller from the national FFA supply service blue and gold catalog each year?
the FFA jacket
What are 2 degrees available to members at the chapter level?
Greenhand and Chapter
Which state association has the most members?
Judges are allowed how many minutes to ask questions at the end of each speech FFA public speaking contest?
The creed public speaking contest is open to all members. True or false?
How many divisions of work are there?
The American FFA degree candidates must have graduated at least how many months prior to the national convention at which it is to be received?
Candidates for the state degree can meet requirements by working for a minimum of how many hours?
What is the governing body of the PA FFA?
Board of directors
New Mexico, Arizona, and Montana are members of which national FFA region?
Mississippi, Louisiana, and Georgia are members of which national FFA region?
North Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas are members of which national FFA region?
How many candidates for a national office may a state submit each year?
What is the official membership year for the national FFA?
September 1 through August 31
Each chapter decision is subject to review to be sure that it conforms to the chapter's constitution's by-laws. True or false?
Which chapter officer is responsible for setting up the meeting room and greeting visitors?
The chairperson uses how many taps of the gavel to call the meeting room to order?
Name the 5 "W's" of any good news article.
Who what when where why
Preparing the agenda for a chapter meeting is the responsibility of which officer?
the chapter roster is prepared and submitted by the chapter secretary and what other officer?
Who is the treasurer of the PA FFA foundation?
Mr. Steve Kline
Who is the administrative director of the PA FFA Foundation?
Mrs. Sarah Sparks
Name the Acting Secretary of Education in PA.
PA FFA has what charter number?
Who is the USDE secretary?
Who is the USDA secretary?
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