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 agriculturists 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.
The creed was written by E. M. Tiffany, and adopted at the 3rd National Convention of the FFA. It was revised at the 38th Convention and the 63rd Convention.
Up Coming Events
April 15: Mechanics Contest
April: Dairy Judging Contest
July 22-25: Leadership Camp
Congratulations to Tyler Armstrong of Yates City for winning the Samsung Galaxy Tablet! Thank you to all who bought tickets!
Annual FFA Banquet
The Elmwood FFA Chapter held their annual banquet on March 18 at the Elmwood High School Cafeteria and Auditorium. The program started at 6 o’clock Tuesday evening with the classic Elmwood FFA dinner and opening ceremonies. After eating a fabulous meal prepared by the Elmwood HS food’s service class, guests, chapter members, and Mr. Shreffler attended the awards ceremony in the auditorium. A “Year in Review” power point was given by Brook Parrish and Maddie Caldwell, followed by the key note speaker for that night, State Vice President Rachel Hawk. Foundation Sponsor Awards were given out by Elizabeth Wagner and Courtney Forney. The Honorary Chapter Degree, presented by McCabe Coulter and Brooke Parrish, was awarded to Justin Davis and David Vaughn. Record Book Awards were given to the following: Maddie Caldwell, McCabe Coulter, Courtney Forney, Andrew Jordan, Erica Kane, Nick McCoy, Jared Roberts, Brooke Parrish, Luke Windish, and Rachel Windish. The Star Greenhand was given to three recipients: Maddie Caldwell, Luke Windish, and Rachel Windish. McCabe Coulter received the Star Farmer Award. Star Agriculture Placement Award was presented to Nick McCoy, and the Star Agriculture Business Award went to Brooke Parrish. Thank you to all 137 guests that came and Earl Stalter for taking our pictures for the night.
Wanted: Past Pictures
If anyone out there has any past pictures of Elmwood FFA activities, whether it be contest, shows, conventions, or of advisers, you can either email them to the Elmwood FFA or post them on the website.
If anyone remembers anything about the 1968 Elmwood Steer Show please email us the information, so it can be put on record.
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