Friday, November 30, 2012

FFA Creed speaking contest

Katie had her creed speaking contest for FFA last night. For most of these kids it is the first time they have had to speak in public, so they were verry nervous.
This is the creed that they had to learn and recite. Then after they recited the creed they had to answer three questions concerning agricultural. 
I think all kids should learn this even if they are not in ag as it teaches them some important life skills.  
The FFA Creed

The FFA creed was written by Erwin Milton "E.M." Tiffany of Wisconsin[11] and adopted at the 3rd National Convention of the FFA.[11] It was revised at the 38th Convention and the 63rd Convention. It is recited by new members to the organization, to reflect their growing belief in agriculture and agricultural education it also must be memorized and recited to earn the Greenhand Degree.
I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but of deeds - achievements won by the present and past generations of agriculturists; in the promise of better days through better ways, even as the better things we now enjoy have come to us from 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 pleasant 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 cannot deny.
I believe 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.
They have it in the ag shop.Here is the table that the officers sit at as you can see not to fancy.
Here are the officers and the teacher, Joleen
is the treasurer.


Katie reciting her creed she did real well with the creed but didn’t get one of the questions. She was so nervous she told me latter that her legs were shaking so bad she thought every one could see them.

Here the kids are getting there bronze pins for first year FFA students they have certain requirements to meet to be able to get these pins.

Joleen and Katie afterwards.
Was  a good night Katie got silver for her creed speaking. Joleen also
received her silver pin for her second year. I wasn’t able to get a pic I had to take pictures with Joleens Ipod and I am so technology challenged so I had issues with it haha.

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