|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 agriculturalists; in the
promise of better days through better ways, even as the better things we now enjoy have
come to us through 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 can not 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 agriculturalists 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. It was adopted at the third National Convention of the FFA and revised at the 38th and 63rd conventions to reflect changes in FFA members and the agricultural industry.