Have you ever wondered how the FFA emblem came together? In 1926, Henry Groseclose was inspired by material he found from a Danish agriculture organization when he was putting together the Future Farmers of Virginia constitution and bylaws. A graduate student from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Henry Groseclose worked together to draw the FFA emblem that is very similar to the emblem used today.
The emblem has many complex ideas that you may not have considered. The cross section of an ear of corn represents unity. Corn is grown in every state that FFA presides and serves as the foundation crop for America.
The rising sun signifies progress. As the world has progressed so has the FFA. The rising sun gives FFA members a promise that tomorrow will bring a new day, shining with opportunities.
The plow signifies progress. The plow also signifies labor and tillage of the soil along with a symbol of our countries strength.
The eagle symbolizes freedom. The eagle also is a symbol used to represent exploring new ways in FFA.
The owl represents the knowledge necessary to be knowledgeable in agriculture.
The last part of the FFA emblem are the words. The words of “Agricultural Education” and “FFA” are a way to represent learning and leadership in the communities and world to make agriculture the best it possibly can be.