FFA and Parliamentary Procedure
Review of FFA and Parliamentary Procedure for high school agriculture courses
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What are the levels of FFA in North Carolina?
1. Local chapter.
3. North Carolina FFA Association.
4. National FFA Organization.
What are the three parts of a Total Agriculture Program?
1. Classroom and laboratory instruction.
2. Supervised Agricultural Experience.
What is the 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.
What is the FFA Motto?
Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.
What are the FFA colors?
national blue and corn gold.
What is included in FFA official dress?
white collared shirt, FFA jacket (zipped up), black pants or skirt, black shoes, FFA tie or scarf
Why are the FFA opening and closing ceremonies important?
They are rituals that emphasize the beliefs of the FFA and explain the meanings of certain emblems.
What is a Program of Activities in FFA?
helps in setting goals and developing plans and steps to reach those goals.
What are Career Development Events in FFA?
competitive events designed to build career skills of FFA members.
What are examples of SPEAKING career development events in FFA?
Parliamentary procedure, and prepared public speaking
They improved communication skills
What do you do in a Parliamentary Procedure career development event?
learn how to participate in business meetings.
What do you do in a Prepared Public Speaking career development event?
develop and deliver a speech on an agricultural topic.
What are examples of FFA Skill events? Why are skill events important?
develop knowledge and build communications skills.
Examples: Livestock evaluation, poultry evaluation, farm business management
What is a Livestock evaluation career development event?
evaluates livestock for market and breeding purposes based on the physical characteristics of the animal.
What is a Poultry Evaluation Career Development Event?
evaluates the student's knowledge of the production, processing and marketing of poultry and their products.
What is a Farm Business Management career development event?
develops business management skills and teaches students how to apply economic principles to agribusiness.
What is an FFA proficiency award?
entrepreneurship or placement individual awards growing out of a student's SAE program.
What are some different FFA leadership opportunities?
1. Program of Activities- helps in setting goals and developing plans and steps to reach those goals.
2. Career Development Events- competitive events designed to build career skills of FFA members.
i. Speaking Events- develop communication skills.
ii. Skill Events- develop knowledge and build communications skills.
3. Proficiency Awards- entrepreneurship or placement individual awards growing out of a student's SAE program.
4. Banquets, conventions, conferences, social events, community service, etc.
What does the cross section of the ear of corn symbolize in the FFA symbol?
symbolizes common agricultural interest.
What does the eagle symbolize in the FFA symbol?
symbolizes the national scope of the FFA.
What does the owl symbolize in the FFA symbol?
symbolizes knowledge and wisdom.
What does the plow symbolize in the FFA symbol?
symbolizes labor and tillage of the soil.
What does the rising sun symbolize in the FFA symbol?
symbolizes agricultural opportunity and progress.
What are the duties of the President in FFA?
sits beside the rising sun and presides over meetings.
What are the duties of the Vice President in FFA?
sits beside the plow and calls the roll of officers, coordinates committee work and assumes presidential duties in the absence of the president.
What are the duties of the secretary in FFA?
sits beside the ear of corn and keeps accurate minutes.
What are the duties of the treasurer in FFA?
sits beside the emblem of Washington and keeps financial records.
What are the duties of the reporter in FFA?
sits beside the American flag and informs and reports events.
What are the duties of the sentinel in FFA?
welcomes members and guests and assists the president in maintaining order.
What are some objectives of Parliamentary law?
1. Focus on one item at a time. Helps prevent confusion.
2. Extend courtesy to everyone. You should be recognized before speaking.
3. Observing the rule of the majority keeps unpopular ideas from being adopted.
4. Ensure the rights of the minority, all sides can make motions, second motions, discuss and vote.
What is the definition of parliamentary procedure?
using well-defined rules to conduct business through a formal, organized approach. (Roberts Rules of Order).
What is the book that governs Parliamentary law?
Roberts Rules of Order
Presiding officers should be...
fair and impartial and should and should leave the chairman's station and relinquish chairman's duties to discuss or present a point of view.
If the presiding officer/chairman wants to discuss something, they should first....
leave the chairman's station and relinquish chairman's duties to discuss or present a point of view.
What does the gavel represent?
the symbol of authority in a parliamentary procedure meeting.
One tap of the gavel means...
to sit down, announce the vote, or adjourn
Two taps of the gavel mean:
the meeting is called to order
Three taps of the gavel mean:
to stand up
list of what will be discussed at a business meeting. The agenda should be prepared before the meeting.
to present a new idea or item of business. ("I Move To" or "I Move That")
to change a motion.
more than half; group that controls the most votes.
less than half; opposite of majority.
2/3 of the total membership. This amount of people must be present for the group to make decisions or changes.
presents a new idea or item of business. Only one can be on the floor or before the group at the same time. It is debatable, amendable, requires a second and majority vote.
What are the Steps to make a main motion?
i. Address presiding officer.
ii. Receive recognition to speak.
iii. State motion-"I move to..." or "I move that...".
iv. Another member seconds the motion (to show that more than one person wants the item of business before the group).
v. Motion is discussed.
vi. Vote on the motion.
vii. Chair announces result of vote.
gives members opportunities to discuss pros and cons of the main motion.
What are the four methods of voting?
1. Voice vote.
2. Visual vote (standing or raising hands).
3. Roll call.
What are the two kinds of votes? (How many people does it take for a motion to pass)
2. 2/3 majority.
to change a motion by striking out or adding words. It is debatable, amendable, requires a second and a majority vote.
Division of the House
to get a counted vote. It is not debatable or amendable. Member seeking a division does not have to be recognized by the chair to speak. You simply say "Division".
Refer to a Committee
places the motion in a committee. It is debatable, amendable, requires a second and a majority vote. The motion should include the number on the committee, how they are appointed, their powers, duties and when to report back.
to stop discussion. It is not debatable or amendable and requires a 2/3 vote.
Point of Order
used to correct a parliamentary mistake. It is not debatable or amendable and does not require a second or a vote. Member says "I rise to a point of order".
Suspend the Rules
used to temporarily suspend the rules of an organization. It is not debatable or amendable and requires a second and a 2/3 vote.
to close the meeting (requires simple majority vote). It is not debatable or amendable, requires a second and a majority vote. A motion to adjourn takes precedence over all other motions.
Which motion takes precedence over all other motions?
Refer to committee should include what?
The motion should include the number on the committee, how they are appointed, their powers, duties and when to report back.
What are the three types of speeches?
3. Extemporaneous or Impromptu-
What does an informative speech do?
What are persuasive speeches?
speeches given to change or sway the mind of the audience to align with the message of the speaker.
What are extemporaneous or impromptu speeches?
speeches are given with little or no preparation.
What are the three parts of a speech?
What does the introduction of a speech do?
grabs the attention of your audience.
What does the body of a speech do?
begins with the main points and arranges them in logical order.
What does the conclusion of a speech do?
summarizes the main points of your speech.
What are the steps to preparing and writing a speech?
1. Speech preparation
2. Topic Selection
3. Gather information from a variety of materials, books, internet, personal interviews, etc.
4. Write down your ideas including, name of source, web address, page number and author.
5. Create an outline to help you organize your ideas.
6. Write the speech the way you talk, but do not use slang terms.
7. Be enthusiastic, smile, use gestures, have good eye contact, and be sincere when presenting your speech.
What are the three things to keep in mind when preparing for a speech?
speeches can be written based on a specific reason or purpose such as explaining a new technology to a group of farmers.
speech writers should take into consideration "who" they are going to present to. For example a speech on retirement options would not be as interesting to a group of high school students.
speeches can also presented for special events such as banquets, leadership conferences, etc.
How would you choose a topic for a speech? What types of topics would you choose?
i. Choose a topic that interests you.
ii. Choose a topic you are knowledgeable about.
iii. Choose a topic of interest to you audience.
iv. Brainstorm with a list of topics and write down key words.
once the speech writer knows the purpose, audience and/or occasion for the speech they can then select an appropriate topic.
To get a counted vote, which parliamentary ability is used?
Division of the house
What are the ways to amend a motion?
Addition, substitution, or striking out
Which parliamentary ability is used to stop discussion?
Which parliamentary ability is used to correct a parliamentary mistake?
Point of Order
Which parliamentary ability is used to temporarily suspend the rules of an organization?
Suspend the rules
Which parliamentary ability is used to close the meeting?
This amount of people must be present for the group to make decisions or changes.