Throughout our time in FFA it is almost 100% determined that we will hear a retiring address at one event or another. Maybe you’ve heard some from a chapter officer retiring or your agriculture teacher has played a few in class, each way we are familiar with what they are. Retiring addresses can be some of the most heartwarming and inspirational speeches you’ll ever hear. We pick and choose our favorites based off of maybe the purpose, a story that speaks to us, or we just like the speaker.
After sitting down and watching thirty-six retiring addresses from the 2012-13 officer team to those that retired this past year I have found something in common. Although each message is extremely different there is a common message of passion, purpose, and love. I have narrowed these thirty-six amazing speeches to twelve. These twelve quotes are something I believe that every FFA member, and well every person should hold true to them as they go through this coming year. If you can find the time I do recommend watching each one of the ones listed, and all the others available. “Good leaders follow even better leaders.” Here are my “12 Retiring Address Quotes to Bring into 2019.” (Click on the photo to go to the video)
Let me just say how difficult it was to narrow down this list to only twelve quotes. If you want to be inspired or feel all warm and fuzzy in your heart listen to all the retiring addresses you can, it will not be a waste of time. I hope you take these quotes and apply them to your life as we start this new year. From all of us at Everything Agriculture “Have a safe and Happy New Year.”
Vice President and Writer for Everything Agriculture
(All photos came from the youtube video of the Retiring Address.)
Thank you, Shelby, Max, Grayson and Daniel for your help and support in the creation of this article.