FFA: A Farming Organization

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Introduction and Overview For several years, the FFA has been thought of by many as the “Future Farmers of America.” While farming may have been the fundamentals of this organization, it has evolved into so much more. Therefore, the idea that FFA is merely a farming organization can be exceedingly misleading to those who have little experience or knowledge of this organization. Contrary to popular belief, FFA’s sole purpose is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their leadership skills, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA consists of 649,355 members, from 7,859 chapters in all 50 states. All of whom are different individuals, with different lives and different …show more content…
Notice that they have nothing in common besides the fact that they all took pride in slipping on their blue corduroy jackets. We have chosen a member from the Molalla chapter named Artemy Ivanov, whom of which portrays FFA pride such as how past and present members do, and will continue to do. Artemy enjoys a multitude of activities including raising cane berries, working for his family’s construction company, and studying to become a pilot. The cover picture of him represents that FFA is not what many think, and the same can be said for its members. Being an FFA member has offered Artemy many opportunities such as going to Washington D.C to partake in WLC. While competing in Parliamentary Procedure since his freshman year, and consistently earning a spot on the Molalla Chapter officer team has shaped Artemy’s leadership skills to what they are today. He is continuing to use the skills that FFA has taught him to succeed in his endeavors; becoming a pilot at the age …show more content…
Here in the Molalla Chapter, all of our members showcase that same FFA pride as Artemy and past members. Today, FFA recognizes its members as not only the future farmers of America, but the future biologists, future engineers, future entrepreneurs, future chemists, future veterinarians, and the future politicians of America as well. We have set out on a mission to show people that there is more to FFA then cows and plows, and that agriculture is not the only thing this organization has to offer. We have been appointed by state FFA to promote it and all its benefits. Our goal is to gain members by proving that this organization has something to offer for everyone, even if their interests don’t include farming or agriculture. FFA is such an amazing organization and we feel that one of the things that makes it so great, is the diversity shown among members. While Artemy is certainly a unique individual, he is also similar to others in this organization in a sense that he is a devoted member, yet he invests himself in many activities outside of FFA. Whether you’re an aspiring farmer, biologist, writer, or veterinarian, FFA offers events that will allow you to not only showcase your skills, but improve them. By conducting this campaign, it would help the community view FFA as a diverse organization full of different individuals, all of whom offer the world different talents and

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