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Events in FFA History

Timeline created by AnnieDetweiler
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Smith hughes act small square Smith-Hughes Act The Smith-Hughes Act established a Vocational Agriculture course. This was training for an agriculture career, you had to farm afterwards.
Henry groseclose small square FFV Henry Groseclose and others from Virginia meet to discuss an organization for boys in agriculture classes. The FFV (Future Farmers of Virginia) is made.
American royal livestock show small square American Royal Livestock Show The American Royal Livestock show took place in Kansas City, MO. Vocational Ag students were invited to judge.
Ffa emblem 2 small square FFA Picture Link FFA (Future Farmers of America) is established.
Ffa colors small square FFA Colors Picture Link National Blue and Corn Gold are made the official FFA colors.
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The Star Farmer of America award is given to Carldon Patton of Arkansas.
Creed small square FFA Creed Picture Link
The official creed by E.M. Tiffany is adopted.
Manual small square FFA Manual Picture Link
The first FFA manual is printed.
Ffa jacket small square Official Jacket Picture link
The blue, corduroy jacket is added to the official dress.
Franklin d. roosevelt small square Members meet the President Picture Link
FFA officers and members go to Washington, D.C. They are met on the front lawn by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Ffa members small square Membership Picture LinkFFA membership passes 100,000.
Star farmers small square Twins win the Star Farmer Award A set of identical twins become the only members to ever share the Star Farmer Award.
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FFA members are serving in WWII.
Ffaf small square FFAF The Future Farmers of America Foundation was formed in Washington, D.C.
Ffa band small square FFA Band Picture Link
The first National FFA Band performs at the national FFA convention.
Ffa membership small square FFA Membership Jump A record jump happens in FFA membership. It goes from 238,269 members in 1947 to 260,300 members in 1948.
Ffa week small square FFA Week Picture Link
The first National FFA Week is celebrated.
Harry s. truman  2 small square Public Law 81-740 Picture Link
President Harry S. Truman signs a bill that specifies that a U.S. Department of Education staff member be the national FFA advisor. It becomes Public Law 81-740.
National future farmer small square FFA Magazine Picture Link
The first issue of The National Future Farmer magazine comes out.
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The U.S. Post Office Department issues a special stamp for the FFA.
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President Dwight D. Eisenhower is the first U.S. President to speak at the national FFA convention.
Harry s. truman small square Harry S. Truman Former President Harry S. Truman speaks at the national FFA convention.
Nfa ffa small square NFA + FFA The New Farmers of America merges with the Future Farmers of America.
Career show small square Career Show The first FFA National Agricultural Career Show is held at the national FFA convention.
Nixon small square Richard Nixon Picture Link
Presidential candidate Richard Nixon comes to the national FFA convention in Kansas City.
Washington conference small square FFA Washington Conference The FFA Washington Conference starts.
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FFA membership opens up to girls.
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FFA dress standards are created.
Fred mcclure small square Fred McClure Fred McClure becomes the first African-American elected to national FFA office.
Food for america meeting small square Food for America The Food for America program begins.
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Alaska becomes the last of the states to get a national charter.
Julie smiley small square Julie Smiley Julie Smiley becomes the first girl elected to a national FFA office.
Million dollars small square $1 Million Picture Link
The National FFA Foundation raises $1 million in one year.
Jan eberly small square Jan Eberly Jan Eberly becomes the first female to be the national FFA president.
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The Future Farmers of America changes its name to National FFA Organization.
7 8 small square 7/8 Graders Join Picture Link
FFA opens FFA up to 7th and 8th graders.
New horizons small square FFA New Horizons Picture LinkFFA New Horizons becomes the new name for The National Future Farmer.
Virgin islands ffa small square New FFA Charters Picture Link
FFA chapters in the Virgin Islands, Guam, and Micronesia are chartered.
Corey small square Corey Flournoy Corey Flournoy becomes the first African-American to become national FFA president.
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The offical FFA website debuts.
Ffa convention small square National FFA Convention Moves Picture Link
The national FFA convention takes place in Louisville, KY for the first time.
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Micheal Von Winkle wins the first National Creed Speaking event.
Karlene small square Karlene Lindow Karlene pic
Karlene Lindow becomes the first female Star Farmer.
Javier small square Javier Moreno Picture Link
Javier Moreno is elected the first national FFA president to speak a native lauguage. He is also the first from Puerto Rico.
Seeds of hope small square Seeds of Hope Picture Link
FFA launches Seeds of Hope, a fundraising campaign to help raise money to rebuild Gulf Coast states' agricultural education following Hurricane Katrina.
500 000 small square Membership breaks 500,000 Picture LinkFFA membership breaks half a million with 500,823 members in 7,358 chapters.
Ffa new horizons small square FFA New Horizons Picture Link
FFA New Horizons adds a new feature, www.ffanewhorizons.org.
Larry case small square Larry Case Picture Link
Dr. Larry Case retired after 26 years as a national FFA advisor.
Alumni small square National Alumni Association Picture Link
The National FFA Association has it's 40th year anniversary.
Ffa degrees small square American FFA Degrees Picture LinkFFA members earn 3,449 American FFA Degrees, setting a record.