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

 

Core Goals

  • Provide a quality product that is perceived by students, teachers, parents and educational and business partners as adding value to the lives of students.

  • Continually build human resources through a highly motivated, committed and well trained national board, national staff and national FFA officers. 

  • Build and maintain a solid delivery system through: a well trained, motivated state staff to provide state leadership an adequate supply of well trained and motivated advisors with access to FFA tools to provide local leadership. 

  • Expand our customer base by expanding FFA membership that is representative of the student population. 

  • Establish and maintain a secure financial base. 

 

FFA 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.

 

The FFA Emblem

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 words "Agricultural Education" and "FFA" are emblazoned in the center to signify the combination of learning and leadership necessary for progressive agriculture.

 

 

© 2018 by South Dakota FFA Association

 

For more information about Agriculture Education or FFA, contact the SD FFA Association at 605-688-4380 or at elizabeth.mayrose@sdstate.edu

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