Celebrating 85 years of the FFA Creed
In 1930, Mickey Mouse made his debut in the New York Mirror newspaper, the first quick-frozen foods were sold in retail stores, and the Athletics (then in Philadelphia) beat the St. Louis Cardinals to win the World Series – but perhaps even more important to FFA members, the
Future Farmer Creed written by Erwin Milton Tiffany was adopted as the official creed of the Future Farmers of America, known today as the National FFA Organization.
In 2015, we celebrated the 85th anniversary of the
FFA Creed with a video that presents a moving introduction to E.M. Tiffany by his son, Jackson Tiffany, followed by a recitation of the FFA Creed by current and former FFA members from across the country.
The FFA Creed expresses E.M. Tiffany's strong belief in the industry of agriculture and the core values of citizenship and patriotism. Jackson Tiffany says it gives him "a warm feeling" to know his father's words have touched the lives of so many FFA members over the past 85 years. We believe the FFA Creed will continue to inspire FFA members for many years to come!
Special thanks to Jackson Tiffany, the Georgia FFA Association and Branch Carter (for the video of President Jimmy Carter), Easton Corbin, Travis Bradshaw and the FFA members who contributed to this video tribute.