Escondido Agriculture Department/FFA

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The FFA is a national organization of, by, and for students studying agriculture in public secondary schools under the provision of the National Vocational Education Acts. 

An internal part of the program of education in agriculture in the public schools system of America, the FFA has become well known in recent years. No National student organization enjoys greater freedom of self-government under adult council and guidance than the FFA. Organized in November of 1928, it has served to motivate and vitalize the instruction offered to students of agriculture and to provide further training in citizenship and agriculture business.

The FFA is a non-profit, non-political youth organization designed to take its place with other agents striving for the development of leadership, the advancement of agriculture technology, and improvement of agricultural life. The foundation upon which the FFA organization is mold

ed includes leadership, service, thrift, scholarship,  improved agriculture, organized recreation, citizenship and patriotism.

National Headquarters for the FFA are located in the Agriculture Education Branch of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington D.C. The National FFA Convention is held annually in Indianapolis, Indiana and the California Association holds its annual conference at the Fresno Convention Center each April.

This 2014-2015 Program of Activities was developed to explain the purpose of the FFA Organization and give insight into the many opportunities that are available to all agriculture students at Escondido High School.