The FFA Motto
Learning to Do,
Doing to Learn,
Earning to Live,
Living to Serve.
The FFA Creed
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.
E. M. Tiffany