Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School



Since education at the high school level is training many students to go directly into the business and professional world as well as preparing them to attend other schools, it may be beneficial to look at one aspect of high school education to see if the students in that area are being offered adequate preparation for the challenge they face in today’s world. The Future Farmers of America is a national organization of secondary school students studying vocational agriculture. As part of its course of instruction, FFA offers a section on parliamentary procedure. The purpose of this study is to ascertain how and to what extend the program of the future Farmers of American in South Dakota attempts to prepare its students in the skills of parliamentary procedure. In order to fulfill the above purpose, two sub-questions need to be answered: (1) What are the objectives and standards set by the national ad state FFA organizations and, (2) What is actually being offered by local FFA chapters.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Future Farmers of America Parliamentary practice


Includes bibliographical references




South Dakota State University