I believe that to live and work on a good farm, or to be engaged in other agricultural pursuits, is pleasant as well as challenging; for I know the joys and discomforts of agricultural life and hold an inborn fondness for those associations which even in hours of discouragement, I cannot deny.
I believe in leadership from ourselves and respect from others. I believe in my own ability to work efficiently and think clearly, with such knowlegde and skill as I can secure, and in the ability of progressive agriculturalists to serve our own public interest in producing and marketing the product of our toil.
I believe in less dependence on begging and more power in bargaining; in the life abundant and enough honest wealth to help make it so-- for others as well as myself; in less need of charity and more of it when needed; in being happy myself and playing square with those whose happiness depends on me.
I believe that rural America can and will hold true to the best traditions of our national life and that I can exert and influence in my home and community which will stand solid for my part in that inspiring task.
The official FFA colors are National Blue and Corn Gold. The blue was taken from the
blue field of our nation's flag. The gold, however, stems from the golden fields of
ripened corn. Together, the blue and gold provide the National FFA Organization with unity,
and therefore the colors should be displayed with pride.