New Farmers of America: The NFA Emblem and Creed

The NFA Emblem

  • Plow – tillage of the soil
  • Owl – wisdom
  • Rising sun – progress
  • Open boll of cotton with two leaves attached at the base – representing important economic agricultural interest
  • American eagle with shield, arrow, and olive branch – representing the wide scope of the organization
  • The letters “NFA” and the words, “Vocational Agriculture”

The NFA Creed

I believe in the dignity of farm work and that I shall prosper in proportion as I learn to put knowledge and skill into the occupation of farming.

I believe that the farm boy who learns to produce better crops and better livestock; who learns to improve and beautify his home surroundings will find joy and success in meeting the challenging situations as they arise in his daily living.

I believe that rural organizations should develop their leaders from within; that the boys in the rural communities should look forward to positions of leadership in the civic, social and public life surrounding them.

I believe that the life of service is the life that counts; that happiness endures to mankind when it comes from having helped lift the burdens of others.

I believe in the practice of cooperation in agriculture; that it will aid in bringing to the man lowest down a wealth of giving as well as receiving.

I believe that each farm boy bears the responsibility for finding and developing his talents to the end that the life of his people may thereby be enriched so that happiness and contentment will come to all.