FFA Mission Statement

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As stated in the FFA mission statement, the FFA organization strives to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership and career success. Premier leadership refers to the leadership abilities gained by FFA members, and how they utilize them to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Our organization lays a foundation in leadership for any career in agriculture. Leadership is a key aspect in any role a member may play within our organization, as well as in any career a student may pursue. The definition of leadership according to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary is “the capacity to lead,” but leadership is so much more than that. Leadership as a whole, cannot be defined …show more content…

Leadership is influencing those around you in a positive way. It also means inspiring others to achieve their goals, while also achieving yours along the way. While inspiration and achievement are essential to be a successful leader, I believe that the most important goal is to encourage others to also become effective leaders. I believe that the following quote aligns to the values of our organization, “I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” - Ralph Nader. Leadership is not limited to one set method, skillset, or personality type. There are many different styles of leadership, but I believe that the most effective style for success in an organization, such as FFA, is servant leadership. Servant leadership is a leadership style in which the leader puts the needs, and goals of others before their own. Servant leadership is an interactive relationship between leaders and other members. It is absolutely essential that leaders within their chapter listen to other members and see value in different …show more content…

George Washington Carver is a prime example of doing to learn. Although he is most known for his work with peanuts, he also worked with soybeans and sweet potatoes, as well as further developing and encouraging crop rotation on farms. George Washington Carver developed over three hundred products from peanuts, and one hundred-eighteen from sweet potatoes. He worked with Henry Ford in a laboratory in Dearborn, Michigan, where he and Ford would repeatedly try and fail in their experiments on peanuts. George Washington Carver used the process of doing to learn in his work as he learned how to effectively grow and invent new uses of his plants through trial and error. This organization instills those values in our members, which in turn will help to better the future of American

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