The FFA Creed
The Creed was written by E.M. Tiffany. It was adopted at the third National Convention of the FFA and revised at the 38th and 63rd conventions to reflect changes in FFA members and the agricultural industry.
"I believe in the future of agriculture with a faith born not of words but of deeds-achievments won by the present and past generations of agriculturalists; in the promise of better days through better ways,even as the better things we now enjoy have come to us through 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 pleasent 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 can not deny.
I belive 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 agriculturalists 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."