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Creed

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1. Why do you believe in the future of agriculture?
2. Why do you believe in the future of the FFA?
3. What does the future of agriculture look like to you?
4. In the original FFA Creed, the first line read “I believe in the future of farming” –
why do you believe it was changed to “I believe in the future of agriculture”?
5. What does it mean to have “a faith born not of words, but of deeds”?
6. How do you have “a faith born not of words, but of deeds”?
7. What deeds have contributed to your faith in agriculture?
8. Why is it important to have a faith
“born not of words, but of deeds”?
9. What are some achievements won by present and past generations of agriculturists?
10. In your opinion, what is the most significant achievement won by past generations of agriculturists?
11. In your opinion, what is the most significant achievement of our present generation of agriculturists?
12. How have the achievements of past/present generations of agriculturists improved the agriculture industry?
13. What does “better days through better ways” mean?
14. Why is it important to believe in “better days through better ways”?
15. What are agriculturalists doing today to provide better days for our society?
16. What better ways can you participate in your chapter, that will provide better days for your fellow FFA members?
17. What better ways can you participate in your chapter, that will provide better days for your community?
18. What are some better things we now enjoy that have come through the struggles of former years?
19. What are some struggles of former years that agriculturists have endured?
20. What are some personal struggles you have overcome?
21. How can the struggles of others provide better things for us?

 

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1. In your opinion, what are the qualities of a “good farm”?

2. What are some “other agricultural pursuits”?

3. In your opinion, what are the qualities of a good “agricultural pursuit”?

4. As fewer FFA members have the opportunity to live and work on a good farm, how can our organization remain true to the industry of agriculture?

5. How can agriculture pursuits be “pleasant as well as challenging”?

6. What agricultural pursuits do you see as most promising for our future?

7. What agricultural pursuits do you see as most challenging for our future?

8. Describe an agriculture experience you have had that was pleasant as well as challenging.

9. Why is working in the field of agriculture more challenging than pursuing a career in other areas?

10. What are some of the joys and discomforts of agricultural life?

11. Describe some of the joys and discomforts you have experienced in agricultural life or FFA.

12. Have there been moments as an FFA member that you have been discouraged? How did you overcome them?

13. When have you experienced discomforts as a part of your SAE program?

14. What unique discomforts does the agriculture industry face, that other industries do not?

15. If agriculture pursuits can be discouraging, why do they appeal to people?

16. How do you define inborn fondness?

17. What does it mean to “hold an inborn fondness”?

18. How do you hold an inborn fondness for agriculture?

19. Where does your personal inborn fondness stem from?

20. What are some examples of “those associations” which cannot be denied?

21. When have you faced an hour of discouragement, and how did you handle it?

22. What would it mean to deny your inborn fondness when faced with an hour of discouragement?

 

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1. What is meant by the "power in bargaining?" 
2. What is the difference between begging and bargaining? 
3. What is meant by "the life abundant?" 
4. What is meant by "honest wealth?" 
5. What are some examples of wealth that are not honest? 
6. What can you do to help others have an abundant life, and the honest wealth to 
help make it so? 
7. Could one have an abundant life without wealth? 
8. What is meant by "less need for charity and more of it when needed?" 
9. Why is it important for each of us to be happy? 
10. Why is it important to play square with those whose happiness depends upon 
us? 
11. Whose happiness depends upon you? 

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