FFA Leadership Ambassador Study Set
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When was the FFA code of ethics adopted?
Who wrote the FFA creed and when?
E. M. Tiffany 1930
What are the three parts of school based agricultural education?
SAE, FFA, and instruction.
What does SAE stand for?
Supervised Agricultural Experience
What is this years national convention theme?
I CAN WE WILL
When and where was FFA founded?
1928, Kansas City, Missouri
What does WLC stand for?
Washington leadership conference
What is the Smith Hughes act and when was it passed?
In 1917, it was passed allowing federal funds to be used for agricultural education classes
Who created the official ffa jacket?
What is the FFA 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.
Define premier leadership
Define career success
Continuously demonstrating those qualities attributes and skills necessary to succeed in, or further prepare for, a chosen profession while effectively contributing to society.
What does FFV stand for?
Future Farmers of Virginia
Who founded the FFV and when?
In 1925, Virginia Tech educators Henry Groseclose, Harry Sanders, Walter Newman, and Edmund Magill
When, where and why did the first National congress if vocational agriculture students assemble?
1926, Kansas City, Missouri, for a national livestock judging contest at the American royal livestock and horse show.
When was the first National FFA convention
1928 Kansas City Missouri
Who was the first National FFA president
Leslie Applegate of NJ
What are the official FFA colors and what do they represent?
Corn gold, for ripened fields of corn and national blue for the blue on our nations flag
Who attended the first national convention?
33 delegates from 18 states attended
When were the national colors selected?
Who was the first star farmer of america and when were they chosen?
Carlton Patton of AK 1929
What were the first national dues set at?
Who sponsored the first national chapter award?
The Farm Journal
Who won the first national chapter award?
Danville, AK 1929
Who was the first national FFA advisor?
Dr. Charles Homer Lane
Who was the first national executive secretary and treasurer?
Henry C. Groseclose
When was the first national public speaking contest and who won?
Edward Drace of Missouri 1930
What was the first official dress uniform and when was it adopted?
Dark blue shirt, blue or white pants, blue cap and yellow tie. 1930
When did delegates restrict membership to boys only?
When and by who was the first official FFA manual printed?
1930 by the Farm Journal Press of Philadelphia
When was charter granted to Puerto Rico?
When was the corduroy jacket adopted as official dress?
What is NFA?
New Farmers of America was an organization for young african americans in agriculture classes during segregation.
When was NFA founded?
Who was the first national NFA president
David Simmons of Alabama
When was action taken to establish a national FFA camp and leadership training school?
When and where was land purchased for the first FFA owned national headquarters?
Who were the only people the share the title of Star Farmer of America and when were they named?
Identical twins Albert and Arthur Lacy of Hondo, TX in 1939
When did the NFA create the H.O. Sargent award?
When was the national FFA creed revised?
1965 (38th convention) and 1990 (63rd convention)
When and why were membership rules revised?
Due to the war, in 1942 membership rules were revised so that time served in the armed forces did not affect a members period of eligibility.
When was the FFA Foundation founded?
When and why did FFA hold a victory convention?
In 1946 to celebrate the end of the war and honor those members who served and died in the war
When did the first national FFA band perform?
When did national officers go on the first goodwill tour?
When did the first national Chorus perform?
When was the first national FFA week celebrated?
1948 during the week of George Washington's birthday
Where did the idea for the corduroy jacket come from?
Gus Lintner chose the jackets for his band to wear when performing at the National FFA Convention
When was public law 81-740 passed and what did it do?
In 1950 it granted FFA national charter
When was the first national magazine published and what was it called?
The National Future Farmer 1952
What movies has the FFA jacket been seen in?
Charlotte's Web, Napoleon Dynamite, and Paris, Texas
When was FFA's 25th anniversary and what was done to celebrate?
In 1953, the post office issued a special 3 cent stamp.
Who was the first United States president to speak at a national convention and when?
Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953. He received an Honorary American Farmer Degree
When was an American Star Farmer on the cover of Time magazine and who was it?
Joe Moore 1955
When did Harry Truman speak at the National FFA Convention?
When was the national FFA center dedicated in Alexandria?
When was the first National Leadership Training Conference held?
What were the official NFA colors?
Black and Gold
What was the main difference between the NFA and FFA emblems?
The FFA emblem is based on a cross section of an ear of corn and the NFA emblem is based on a boll of cotton
When and why did the NFA and FFA merge?
In 1965 due to the civil rights movement
When and why were membership dues increased to 50 cents?
In 1965, it allowed each member to receive a copy of The National Future Farmer Magazine
When was the first agricultural career show held at national convention?
Who was the national FFA president during the NFA and FFA merger?
When did presidential candidate Richard Nixon speak at a national convention?
When was membership opened to women?
Who was the first star in agribusiness and when were they named?
Ken Dunagan of AZ 1969
When was the first Washington Leadership Conference held?
Who was the last NFA president?
When was the Alumni class of membership established in the national FFA constitution?
When was the National FFA Alumni Association founded?
When did the Building Our American Communities program begin?
Who was the first african american national FFA officer and when was he elected?
1974 Fred McClure of TX
When did Gerald Ford speak at a national convention?
What is Food for America and when was it launched?
Launched in 1975, Food For America is an educational program focusing on agricultural literacy in elementary schools and communities
Which president was a former FFA member?
When did Jimmy Carter first address the national convention?
When did Jimmy carter address the national convention as a United States President?
When was the first female national officer elected?
Julie Smiley of WA 1976
When was the first national extemporaneous pubic speaking event and who won?
Christie Peterson of WI 1979
Who was the first female elected national FFA president and when?
Jan Eberly of CA 1982
What is the Ag Ed Network and when was it launched?
FFA's first computerized information service 1983
When did FFA's first TV public service announcement broadcast?
When was the first agriscience teacher of the year award presented and to who?
Steven McKay from Boonville, CA in 1986
When was the first national television broadcast of the national FFA convention?
When did Vice-President George H.W. Bush speak at a national convention?
When did FFA change its name to the National FFA Organization?
When did FFA open membership to seventh and eighth grade students?
When was the agriscience student recognition program introduced?
When did president Ronald Reagan speak at the national FFA convention?
When and to what did the National Future Farmer magazine change it's name?
In 1989 to FFA New Horizons
What does PALS stand for and when was it launched?
Partners in Active Learning Support, 1990
Who was the first african- american national FFA president?
Corey Flournoy of IL in 1994
When was ffa.org launched?
When did FFA announce the movement of national convention from Kansas City to Louisville?
When did FFA announce the movement of the National FFA Center from Alexandria to Indianapolis?
When did FFA present the first H.O. Sargent awards?
When were the first Agri-Entrepreneurship awards presented?
When was the National FFA center dedicated in Indianapolis?
When was the Agricultural Education National Headquarters dedicated in Alexandria, VA?
When was national convention held in Kansas City for the last time?
Who was the first Puerto Rican national FFA officer and when was he elected?
Jose Santiago 1998
When was national convention held in Louisville, KY for the first time?
When was the first national creed speaking contest and who won?
Michael Van Winkle of AK 1999
Who was the first national star in agriscience and when were they named?
Steven Offer of WI in 2001
Who was the first national star in agricultural placement and when were they named?
Nicholas Streff of SD in 2001
When was the Discovery FFA Degree made available to middle school members?
When was FFA's 75th anniversary and what was done to celebrate?
In 2002 the time capsule from the 50th anniversary was opened.
When did Muhammad Ali attend a national convention?
Who was the first female star farmer of America and when was she named?
Karlene Lindow of WI 2002
Who was the first Puerto Rican national FFA president and when were they elected?
Javier Moreno 2003
What was the "Only Blue Will Do!" campaign and when was it launched?
Launched in 2003, the "Only Blue Will Do!" campaign focused on restoring the official FFA jacket to the true national blue and corn gold and providing a better fitting jacket
When did "FFA Live!" launch on RFD-TV?
When was the first live broadcast of the national FFA convention on ffa.org?
What was "Seeds of Hope" and when was it launched?
Launched in 2005, Seeds of Hope raised over $835,000 to help rebuild gulf coast states, agricultural education and FFA programs following hurricane Katrina.
When was national convention held in Indianapolis, IN for the first time?
When did the FFA Merchandise Center open in Indianapolis?
When did FFA New Horizons add an online feature?
When did FFA membership exceed the half-million mark for the first time?
When was FFA Nation launched and what is it?
FFA's member networking site, 2008
When did the National FFA board of directors decide to rotate national convention between Louisville and Indianapolis?
When did Dr. Larry Case retire and who was he?
2010, National FFA Advisor
When was NFA's 75th anniversary?
What is the FFA salute?
The pledge of allegiance
What is the FFA motto?
Learning to do, Doing to learn, Earning to live, Living to serve.
Name the parts of the FFA emblem.
Cross section of corn, Rising sun, Plow, Eagle, Owl, and the words "Agricultural Education" and the letters "FFA"
What does the cross section of corn represent?
What does the rising sun signify?
What does the plow signify?
Labor and tillage of the soil
What does the eagle symbolize?
What does the owl represent?
Wisdom and Knowledge
Why are the words "Agricultural Education" and the letters "FFA" on our emblem?
To signify the combination of learning and leadership necessary for progressive agriculture
Name the FFA degrees
Discovery, Greenhand, Chapter, State, American and Honorary
Name the types of FFA membership
Active, Alumni, Collegiate, and Honorary
What are the essentials of a successful chapter?
FFA Knowledge, Challenging POA, Membership Diversity, Shared Responsibilities, Capable Officers, Workable Constitution and Bylaws, Proper Equipment and Records, Well planned regularly held chapter meetings, Adequate Financing, School and Community support.
What does POA stand for?
Program of Activities
What are the three parts of a POA?
Student development, Chapter development, and Community development
Who is the national FFA president?
Breanna Holbert California
Who is the national FFA secretary?
Erica Baier of Iowa
Who is the national FFA eastern region vice-president?
Gracie Furnish of Kentuckey
Who is the national FFA western region vice-president?
Bryce Cluff of Arizona
Who is the national FFA southern region vice-president?
Ian Bennett of Georgia
Who is the national FFA central region vice-president?
Piper Merritt of Oklahoma
How many regions is FFA split into and what are they?
4- Eastern, Western, Southern, Central
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 national FFA advisor?
Dr. Steven Brown
Who is the state FFA advisor?
What are the 4 main types of motions?
Main, incidental, privileged, subsidiary
What are the common methods of voting?
Voice vote, rising vote, secret ballot, roll call
What does one tap of the gavel signify?
Follows the announcement of adjournment, the completion of a business item, or is a message to the members to be seated.
What does two taps of the gavel signify?
Calls the meeting to order
What does three taps of the gavel signify?
For all members to stand in unison on the third tap
What does it mean "to delay action"?
To present a motion to postpone definitely.
What does it mean "to lay on the table"?
To present a motion to postpone indefinitely.
What does it mean "to refer to committee"?
To present a motion to wait for a committee report with more information.
What does NLCSO stand for?
National Leadership Conference for State Officers
What does BLAST Off stand for?
Building Leaders And Strong Teams of Officers
What does ILSSO stand for?
International Leadership Seminar for State Officers
What does SPC stand for?
State President's Conference
What are the different types of SAEs?
Entrepreneurship, placement, exploratory, agriscience research and experimentation
What does CDE stand for?
Career Development Event
What is official dress for male members?
Black dress shoes, Black socks, Black slacks, White collared shirt, official FFA tie, and an official FFA jacket zipped to the top.
What is official dress for a female member?
Black closed toe and heel dress shoes, black nylon hosiery, black skirt, white collared blouse, official FFA scarf, and an official FFA jacket zipped to the top.
What does AgCN stand for?
Agricultural Career Network
What does NCF stand for?
New Century Farmer
Which county in Massachusetts produces the most maple products?
Where does Massachusetts rank in cranberry production?
What is America's largest export?
What is America's largest cash crop?
Who is the National FFA Organization CEO?
Who founded FFA?
Henry Groseclose, Edmund Magill, Walter Newman, and Harry Sanders
What are the top 5 membership states?
California, Texas, Georgia, Oklahoma, and Missouri
How much do FFA members collectively earn from their SAE´s?
How many farms are there in america?
How many farms are in Massachusetts?
Which Massachusetts county has the most farms?
What does CSA stand for?
Community Supported Agriculture
What color is the chapter degree pin?
What color is the greenhand degree pin?
What pin represents the State FFA degree?
Gold Emblem Charm
What pin represents the American FFA degree?
Gold emblem key
Where is the president stationed?
By the rising sun
Where is the Vice-President stationed?
By the plow
Where is the secretary stationed?
By the ear of corn
Where is the treasurer stationed?
By the bust of Washington
Where is the reporter stationed?
By the flag
What symbol represents the sentinel?
The shield of friendship
Where is the sentinel stationed?
By the door
Where will the 2018 national FFA convention be held?
Where is the state FFA center located?
Bristol County Agricultural High School
Who is the State FFA Alumni Association Executive?
During the 1933 national convention, which state was reprimanded for allowing women into their chapter?
When was "FFA Live!" launched on RFD-TV?
When was the first student handbook published?
What does MFE stand for?
Made For Excellence
When was the National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, IN for the first time?
When did national dues increase from $3.50 to $5.00?
How many national proficiency areas are there?
How many acres of farmland are dedicated to corn production in the U.S?
When were the Virgin Islands and Guam granted association charters?
What does ACTE stand for?
Association for Career and Technical Education
For every dollar spent on food in America, farmers get how much?
What percentage of U.S. total land area is farm land?
In setting up the official FFA meeting room, which officer is seated directly across from the reporter?
When was the first national TV special "Agriculture's Next Generation of Interest" aired?
How many FFA members are there?
What does NASAE stand for?
National Association of Supervisors of Agricultural Education
When does the FFA fiscal year run from?
September 1st to August 31st
Who was the last U.S. president to address the national convention?
George H.W. Bush 1991
What does SOAR stand for?
Seeking Opportunities; Achieving Results
What does FIRE stand for?
Foundations In Reaching Excellence
U.S. farmers produce how much of the world's corn?
In setting up the official FFA meeting room, which officer sits directly across from the advisor?
When was public law 81-740 revised?
August 12, 1998 to public law 105-225
When was the FFA Times first printed at National Convention?
What does SLW stand for?
Sectional Leadership Workshop
When was the groundbreaking ceremony held at the National FFA Center?
July 16, 1969
Which state has the largest Alumni membership?
How much of the United States annual corn yield is exported?
Who sponsored the Star Farmer of America award until 1949?
Kansas City Star
Where was the national FFA foundation located before it was moved to Indianapolis?
How many pins can be worn on the official FFA jacket and what are they?
3; Highest degree, Highest office, and Highest award
What was the first state association?
What does PLT stand for?
Premier Leadership Training
What are the four star areas?
Star farmer, Star in Agribusiness, Star in Ag. Placement, Star in Agriscience
What is the George- Barden Act and when was it passed?
Passed in 1969, it states that federal funds can be used in support of FFA activities
Who were the two national FFA presidents for the 1942/1943 term?
Harold Gums, who retired to serve in the war and Marvin Jagels.
How many national CDE's are there?
What is America's floral emblem?
FFA membership rosters are due by what date?
What does NFRBMEA stand for?
National Farm & Ranch Business Management Education Association
What does OCA stand for?
Office of the Commissioner of Agriculture
What does AAAE stand for?
American Association for Agricultural Education
A main motion requires what vote to pass?
A majority vote
What is the symbol at the parliamentarian's station?
A copy of Robert's Rules of Order
What does LPS stand for?
Local Program Success
What does NAAE stand for?
National Association of Agricultural Educators
How many FFA chapters are there?
What does EDGE stand for?
Experiencing Discovery, Growth and Excellence
What was the last of the fifty states to obtain a national charter and when?
Alaska in 1976
What does LDW stand for?
Leadership Development Workshop
The nominating committee for National FFA Officers shall consist of whom?
9 official national convention delegates
Define "Personal Growth"
The positive evolution of the whole person
Who wrote the first constitution and bylaws of the NFV and when?
In 1927 H.O. Sargent and G.W. Owens
What does ALD stand for?
Advanced Leadership Development
What chapter has charter #1?
What does NYFEA stand for?
National Young Farmer Educational Association
When and with who was the first international exchange program held?
1948 with the young farmers club of Great Britain
Define "Active Membership"
1) While in school, be enrolled in at least one agricultural education course during the school year, which includes a SAE plan.
2)Show interest in the affairs of the organization
3)Pay all current state and national dues
4)Display conduct consistent with the ideals and purpose of the National FFA Organization
Agriculture employs 20% of the U.S. workforce, or about how many million people?
22 million people
What was the purchase price for the land of the FFA Center?
What is the national tree?
What are the objectives of the FFA as stated in the constitution?
1) To be an integral part of the organized instructional programs in agricultural education.
2)To strengthen the confidence of students
3)To provide agriculture related programs and activities
4) To encourage and recognize achievements in supervised agricultural experience programs, scholarship, leadership, and other individual and group activities by providing awards.
When was the commemorative marker note at the site of FFA's founding unveiled in Kansas City, MO?
When did Massachusetts allow women into their chapters?
How much does FFA receive in federal funds?
How many Alumni FFA chapters are there?
How many Alumni members are there?
What is the font of the National FFA Organization
Do collegiate FFA members pay dues?
What pins can be worn above the name on a jacket?
State and American degrees
How much money do American star award winners receive?
Which state has the fewest members?
In what month was FFA founded?
Which County is the FFA leadership center located in?
About how many glasses of milk does a single cow produce everyday?
What does PAS stand for?
Post-Secondary Agricultural Student organization
Which state has most members?
How many people are on the national board of directors?
Who is the current Secretary of Agriculture?
What are the three goals of Parliamentary Procedure?
Make meetings run smoothly, assure that all voices are heard, and maintain order
What is a Quorum?
the amount of members present required to conduct business.
What requires a two thirds vote?
Motions that limit or eliminate members rights.
What is a simple majority?
One more than half the votes cast
What is a super majority?
Required majorities that are greater than a simple majority.
What is plurality?
The most votes recieved
What is a main motion used for?
Introducing business to a meeting.
Who cannot speak against a main motion?
The party that made the motion
What are privileged motions?
Motions that fulfill individual needs or the interest of the group individually.
What are subsidiary motions?
Motions that change of dispose of main motions
What are incidental motions?
Motions that correct ill advised actions