This event is intended to foster an understanding and create an interest in the field of broadcast journalism.
Agricultural Discussion Meet
An FFA event initiated only for “out-of-school” active FFA members. Although the participants participate in groups of about three to eight, similar to a panel, they are not judged collectively, but are judged on an individual basis. The participants are seated similar to a panel, but they do not operate as a panel with the moderator starting and stopping each participant. Rather, they function in freewheeling style with no order of participation and with freedom of discussion as if a few people were sitting around a table discussing as agricultural topic.
Agricultural Sales (Individual)
The purpose of this event is to prepare FFA members in developing skills and techniques important toward becoming successful salespersons of agricultural products.
Chapter Activity Exhibit
This event is to provide an opportunity for chapters to display information on the one chapter project or activity. This information should include how this one feature of the annual program was organized and conducted and what results were secured. FFA members and advisors attending the conference may thus secure information of value in developing more effective chapters in the state. Any project of an educational nature which contributes directly to training for success in a farming or agribusiness occupation may be portrayed.
Chapter Program of Activities (POA)
This event is designed to emphasize group activity and accomplishments, and to recognize cooperative undertakings and leadership, growing out of an organized program in schools ad communities. Its importance is indicated by the fact that the event is based on the chapter program and achievements for the event year beginning January 1st and running through December 31st of the previous year and involves the entire chapter membership.
This event is provided to encourage the development of a website to promote the local FFA chapter. It is designed to stimulate the technological implementation of computer skills and webpage design. Individually, any number of members may be responsible for the development of the website.
Conduct of Meetings
This event is intended to develop the skills of young members in properly conducting an FFA meeting. Participants must be ninth (9th) and/or tenth (10th) grade FFA members. This event aids the development of leadership abilities of young members for present and future chapter activities.
Experience The Action
This event is designed to emphasize the major exciting aspects of Agricultural Education and the FFA. By participating in this activity, chapters should develop enthusiastic presentations, which market Ag Ed/FFA. Its purpose is to motivate students to enroll in Ag Ed programs and become FFA members. In addition, this program may serve to inform and educate the general public regarding the benefits and activities of Ag Ed/FFA programs.
This event is designed to encourage the development of FFA members in the ability to speak, to think and to answer questions readily before an audience. The plan and rules have been organized according to those in use in the regional and national events. The winner in the state event is eligible to compete in the national event.
FFA Creed Speaking
This event is designed to develop leadership and the ability to appear before groups by ninth (9th) grade students, as they become members of the FFA. Emphasis will be placed upon knowledge of the FFA Creed as adopted at the 3rd National FFA Convention and revised at the 38th and 63rd National FFA Conventions. This event also supplements the public speaking event in developing leadership.
- Two 1st year members in FFA can be selected to participate in the State FFA Greenhand Quiz. These members must be in the 9th grade.
- The questions will be of three types:
- Multiple Choice
- True or False
- One Word Completion (fill-in-the-blank)
- There will be 100 questions of the State FFA Greenhand Quiz, worth 1 point
- The questions will be taken from:
- The current edition of the Official FFA Manual
- The current edition of the FFA Student Handbook
- The website: www.iowaffa.com
This event was established to provide FFA members an opportunity to demonstrate their ability in completing a job application form, writing a letter of application, preparing a resume, interviewing properly, answering questions clearly, and presenting the proper impression.
This event is intended to recognize the importance of developing leadership abilities. It provides trained officers and informed members on the correct conduct of organization affairs. It provides training in democratic procedure. This demonstration will indicate the abilities to be mastered. It also suggests ways in which chapters may organize their own training program in parliamentary procedure. The event is a test of parliamentary procedure abilities and discussions and thus more limited than in usual business meetings.
This event is designed to develop rural and agricultural leadership, to provide for member participation in agricultural public speaking activities and to stimulate interest along such lines. The plan and rules have been organized according to those in use in the regional and national event. The winner in the state event is eligible to compete in the national event.
This event is provided to encourage the collection and display of newspaper clippings, pictures, and other materials showing the activities engaged in the local chapter. It is designed to stimulate and develop the preparation of materials and the use of photography showing achievements of members and the chapter. Individually, the reporters and members will have the opportunity to learn various procedures in reporting news.