In this activity, students will explore 12 different career development events through a station activity. The purpose of this activity is for students to explore different educational and personal growth opportunities within agricultural education / FFA.Students will have 5 minutes to complete 5 general knowledge questions and 5 questions as a part of a practicum activity. Contests included in this lesson include: Agriscience (2022 theme), Agronomy, Ag Sales, Ag Mech & Tech, Environmental & Natural Resources, Farm & Agribusiness Management, Floriculture, Food Science, Livestock Management, Meat Evaluation, Nursery Landsdape, Vet Science.
These resources present an overview of FFA agriscience fair options and requirements, gives tips on recruitment for team members, timeline for project work, and templates for a written report and a poster. Written by Brandon Jacobitz.
Parliamentary procedures are used to conduct orderly meetings. This interactive introduction activity to basic parliamentary procedure should be used after you have discussed/lectured/presented some basic ideas of parliamentary procedure. This allows students to practice getting recognition from the chairperson, making motions, amending motions, and debating motions. Presented by Jason Cutler
Listen to Sophia’s story as she shares how she chose to pursue a career in agriculture communications and what has helped her on the journey that led to her role with Frontier Cooperative. Thank you to Sophia for sharing your experience with us from the perspective of someone stepping into their career. We'd like to recognize Frontier Cooperative for their support of the Nebraska FFA Foundation and the work we do.
This week on the Creating Career Connections Podcast we welcome Jared Williams the Agronomy Technology Manager for Farmers Cooperative. Jared brings us insight into secondary education as he shares his story of finding the field of study that was right for him and aligned with his future goals. Watch along to see how his commitment to finding the right path has benefitted him throughout his career. Thank you to Jared and Farmers Cooperative for making this episode happen!
FFA Creed Grade Level: 8th-9thSubject: Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural ResourcesDuration: 150 minutesDOK Level: 4SAMR Level: Redefinition Indiana Standard: IAFNR-2.1 Acquire and demonstrate communication skills such as writing, public speaking, and listening while refining oral, written, and verbal skills IAFNR-2.2 Recognize and explain the role of the FFA in the development of leadership, education, employability, communications and human relations skills Objective: Essential Question: What is the importance of the FFA Creed?Procedure: Have the students create a statement about themselves that they feel strongly about.Have a class conversation on the purpose of a creedHave the students watch the video 85 Years of the FFA CreedAssign the FFA Creed as a Closed ReadGive the FFA Creed Closed Read through google classroomExplain the following directions for the closed read:Read the FFA creed 2-3 times. When you read it the first time, try to get a general sense of what E.M. Tiffany is trying to say and be ready to share Tiffany's 5 most important points.During the second read, pay close attention to the words and language used by Tiffany. Why did he choose to write this in the way that he did? Pay attention to words that stand out to you (highlight them) and be ready to analyze why they stand out. During your final read, connect the Creed to your own personal experiences and perspective on life. Pay special attention to the messages in this Creed that resonate with you and be ready to share why they stand out.7. Divide the class into groups of three. Have them answer the following questionsWhy do you think that E.M. Tiffany wrote the FFA Creed? What was he trying to accomplish? Underline the 3 most important lines of the FFA Creed and provide evidence for why you think these are the most important. What words and writing styles does E.M. Tiffany use to make the Creed more effective? Circle any words or phrases that are particularly impactful to you. The FFA Creed has language that is sometimes hard to grasp on the first try. How would the delivery of the message of the FFA Creed change if more common language and writing styles were used? In what ways does the Creed affect you? Is there a message in particular that you think is especially valuable? In your opinion, is there anything ineffective about the FFA Creed?8. Have the students create an artifact that will help them memorize the creed. The artifact will be turned in through google classroomProduct or Assessment: The students will be graded on their artifact and their ability to recite the creed. Credit: C. Kohn, Waterford Union High School, http://wuhsag.weebly.com/agriscience2.html
Overview: A dozen Nebraska Ag teachers contribute to a thread asking about all aspects of successful livestock labs in other towns. They discuss town/city relationship and regulations, animals, enclosures, unforeseen successes and speed bumps, etc.
This lesson plan was created by Jennifer Pritchett as part of the 2020 Nebraska CTE-Beginning Teachers Institute. The attached lesson plan is designed for students in grades 7-12 as a introduction to a service learning project. This lesson plan can also be used in classes such as Sociology, Introduction to Education, Ethics, Leadership, etc. Students will learn the meanings of values and rank their top 5 values in a hands on or virtual format. The culminating project is collaboration on a Google Slides presentation with the rest of the class.
In this eight-day lesson, students will be establish and develop SAEs. Additionally, students will gain valuable record keeping skills through the use of AET.
This resource provides an introduction to parliamentary procedure, learners will interact with parli pro event procedures, and practice using parli pro skills.
Students learn public speaking techniques with opportunities to learn The FFA Creed integrated throughout the curriculum. Students will be introduced to the techniques and continuously rehearse the techniques. By the end of the lesson, students can stand and deliver The FFA Creed to their class. This lesson plan is designed so that teachers may use it at the beginning or end of a class period and still cover other curriculum in the class.
Students will gain a general understanding of FFA History, opportunities, and procedures, as well as a general knowledge about Agricultural Education through various structured activities. By Holly Podliska, NE AFNR Educator
It's Your Paycheck! is designed for use in high school personal finance classes. The curriculum contains three sections: "Know Your Dough," "KaChing!" and "All About Credit." The lessons in each of these sections employ various teaching strategies to engage students so that they have opportunities to apply the concepts being taught. Each lesson includes black-line masters of the handouts and visuals needed to teach the lesson.
This series of lessons includes lectures and activities to demonstrate judging the condition of soil for a given area of land, the qualities of that soil, and identifying management actions to correct the condition if needed.
Leadership Development Events are the contests within FFA that capitalize on students’ experiences and skills in speaking events. This activity introduces students to a handful of the many events that they can participate in within their FFA districts, state and national levels.
Overview: Presented in five consecutive standard-period classes, students will think critically about an experience in their lives that have made a lasting, positive impact for which they are grateful. Students will write and hone rough drafts, give and solicit peer review and teacher critique, and develop a three-minute oral presentation of the final draft to their class. Lesson by Jarvis L. Reed.
This is a resource guide for the FFA chapter advisor that wants to help their officers grow in their leadership ability, make their FFA chapter student led and student run, have a competent, capable chapter officer team every year, and be the Advisor of the chapter and not the person responsible for every aspect of the chapter's operation. Mpower is made possible through the generous support of Bayer CropScience as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
This editable project and event planning worksheet asks questions clarifying purpose and intent, associated tasks, and responsible parties to create a successful outcome. This tool was developed for Nebraska FFA by Nebraska Department of Education and Nebraska Career Education in collaboration with SkillsUSA, developer of The POWERR formula learning resource.Cover photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash