The creed was written to express the belief that all people involved in agriculture should believe. The first paragraph expresses a belief in the future of farming. That people should believe in actions not just others words. Paragraph two says that agricultural pursuits are can be enjoyable although at times a challenging and the third emphasizes the importance of leadership in the agricultural community. Paragraphs four and five express the desire for self-reliance and traditions being a foundation for American agriculturists. The FFA creed is very important to the FFA organization and its members. It was adopted at the 3rd National FFA Convention and revised at the 38th and 63rd.