FFA Colors and Emblem
As the blue field of our nation's flag and the golden fields of ripened corn unify our country, the FFA colors of national blue and corn gold give unity to the organization. All FFA functions and paraphernalia should proudly display the colors.
The cross section of the ear of corn provides the foundation of the emblem, just as corn has historically served as the foundation crop of American agriculture. It is also a symbol of unity, as corn is grown in every state of the nation.
The rising sun signifies progress and holds a promise that tomorrow will bring a new day glowing with opportunity.
The plow signifies labor and tillage of the soil, the backbone of agriculture and the historic foundation of our country’s strength.
The eagle is a national symbol which serves as a reminder of our freedom and ability to explore new horizons for the future of agriculture.
The owl, long recognized for its wisdom, symbolizes the knowledge required to be successful in the industry of agriculture.
The words "Agricultural Education" and "FFA" are emblazoned in the center to signify the combination of learning and leadership necessary for progressive agriculture.
Guidelines for Use of the FFA® Emblem, Name and Initials
The FFA emblem, name and the initials "FFA" are registered trademarks with the U.S. Patent Office under registration numbers 383647, 998731 and 996642. The FFA is a federally chartered organization by the U.S. Congress under Public Law 81-740 and the control and use of its trademark is protected by law and cannot be used or sold by anyone without approval of the National FFA Board of Directors. This includes, but is not limited to, the following FFA Marks: the name Future Farmers of America; the name National FFA Organization; the letters FFA; the FFA emblem or insignia; the FFA Advertising Mark and other FFA trademarks.