Written by Wisconsin teacher educator and classically educated son of a Kansas farmer, Erwin Milton Tiffany, the FFA Creed is a masterful piece of literature that succinctly states the beliefs of the FFA. The FFA Creed first appeared in 1929 and was adopted as the official creed of the Future Farmers of America by the organization’s delegates to the third National Convention in 1930. The need for a Spanish version of the FFA Creed became apparent when Puerto Rico became a state association in 1932. The ideas conveyed in the five paragraph belief statement transcend geography, language, race or ethnicity.
In the last census, 29% of Texans indicated that the Spanish language is spoken in their home. Combining statistics from the Texas Data Center and the United States Census Bureau, one can project that between the years 2025 and 2030, more Texans will be Spanish speakers than solely English speakers. This is the marketplace in which today’s Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources students will be leading, serving and building careers.
In the interest of premier leadership, personal growth and career success, the Texas FFA Association is offering an opportunity for students to compete in a Spanish Version Creed Speaking Event. The Creed delivery and the five-minute question-answer period will be conducted entirely in Spanish. The event will be held in conjunction with the 83rd Texas FFA Convention in Lubbock. Preliminary competition rounds will be held on Monday, July 11. Finalists will be named at the Speaking Event Luncheon on Tuesday, July 12, and finals will be conducted on Tuesday, July 12. Results will be announced on the main stage in the convention’s third general session on Wednesday, July 13. Read about last year’s inaugural event and see pictures here!
The registration deadline is June 1 through the JudgingCard.com system. Visit the Spanish Creed Invitational page on the Web site for more information regarding the rules and official Spanish version of the Creed.