The FFA emblem consists of the following parts:
the cross-section of the ear of corn
the rising sun
the words "agricultural education" and FFA
The FFA does not a logo but an emblem, with each section of the emblem having a different meaning. First around the outer edge we see the cross section of an ear of corn, this section represents the foundation crop in America, and is unifying of all FFA members. Looking to the top of the emblem we see the American Eagle holding a flag, this eagle is to represent the national scope of the organization and is a constant reminder of freedom and the ability to explore new horizons. From the eagle we see an Owl, the owl is a time honored emblem of wisdom and knowledge. Behind the owl we see the rising sun, the rising sun is a symbol of a token of a new era in agriculture, if we follow the leadership of our president we will be lead out of selfish darkness. Next is the plow, the plow is a symbol of labor and tillage of the soil, without labor neither knowledge nor wisdom can accomplish much.
Rising Sun - A token of a new era in agriculture
Plow - Labor and tillage of the soil
Ear of Corn - Common agrcultural interest
Bust of Washington - Honesty, agricultural leadership, accurtate records
Clasped Hands - Symbol of friendship
American Flag - National scope of the organization
Owl - Knowledge and wisdom
There is only one FFA emblem which consists of : the cross section of the ear of corn, the rising sun, the plow, the eagle, the owl, and the words agricultural education and FFA.
The national FFA symbol.
The National FFA Emblem consists of 5 symbols.
The plow represents labor and tillage of the soil.
Logos are protected by trademark law, which is similar.
The rising sun represents progress in agriculture or a new day in agriculture.
Rising Sun - A token of a new era in agriculture Plow - Labor and tillage of the soil Ear of Corn - Common agrcultural interest Bust of Washington - Honesty, agricultural leadership, accurtate records Clasped Hands - Symbol of friendship American Flag - National scope of the organization Owl - Knowledge and wisdom
It is the FFA emblem, similar to a degree pin, but has a charm attached to the bottom that is in the shape of a shield with three stars across the top and vertical lines to symbolize stripes below the stars.
The sentinel. During the official opening ceremonies it states that the sentinel is stationed by the door. "through this door pass many friends of the FFA. It is my duty to see that the door is open..." but the sentinel is also in charge of extending a hand of friendship to everyone. The symbol used for the sentinel is the hand of friendship (two hands shaking) or the shield of friendship.
A name sticker or a design by a person is what an emblem is.
emblem mean a thing serving as a symbolic representation of a particular quality or concept
The Cross Section of an Ear of Corn serves as the emblem's foundation, just as corn has historically served as a foundation crop in American Agriculture. Corn is also a symbol of unity because it is native to America and grown in every state. The Rising Sun appears in the center of the emblem and symbolizes progress in agriculture and the confidence that FFA Members have in the future. The Plow is the symbol of labor and tillage of the soil, the backbone of agriculture and the historic foundation of our country's strength. The Owlrepresents knowledge and wisdom that is necessary to be successful in the agricultural industry. The Eagle is perched on top of the emblem and serves as a reminder of our freedom and ability to explore new horizons for the future of agriculture. The words "Agricultural Education" surrounding the letters "FFA" indicate that FFA is an important part of the agricultural education program.
A cross section of an ear of corn, because it represents a common interest in agriculture (corn is grown in all 50 states)