Monday, December 21, 2009

A Cut Above the Rest

On January 1, tune in to the Tournament of Roses parade to see for the very first time a youth agriculture organization float featured during the parade. That's right, 2010 is the first year for the National FFA organization to have a float in the parade. With the support from RFD-tv, the float will future national officers, national advisors, and state presidents from all states.

The float, FFA Today, is one of the largest in the parade, at 75 feet long, 30 feet tall and 18 feet wide. It features three gigantic sculptures depicting FFA members engaging in agricultural, educational and development activities. The float will further be highlighted by several elements from the FFA emblem, each with a significant meaning. Alongside the emblem are a sleek horse, a combine, barn and windmill, a stand of evergreens, a grove of fruit trees, and finally urban buildings and a communications satellite - contrasting with the rural features to display the scope of FFA activities.

The float is designed to represent FFA and agriculture as it will be seen by all spectators, both at the parade and sitting in their living rooms.

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