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Events in FFA History

Timeline created by AnnieDetweiler
Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:
Smith hughes act 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 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 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 FFA Picture Link FFA (Future Farmers of America) is established.
Ffa colors FFA Colors Picture Link National Blue and Corn Gold are made the official FFA colors.
00000star farmer award Star Farmer of America Picture Link
The Star Farmer of America award is given to Carldon Patton of Arkansas.
Creed FFA Creed Picture Link
The official creed by E.M. Tiffany is adopted.
Manual FFA Manual Picture Link
The first FFA manual is printed.
Ffa jacket Official Jacket Picture link
The blue, corduroy jacket is added to the official dress.
Franklin d. roosevelt 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 Membership Picture LinkFFA membership passes 100,000.
Star farmers 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 FFAF The Future Farmers of America Foundation was formed in Washington, D.C.
Ffa band FFA Band Picture Link
The first National FFA Band performs at the national FFA convention.
Ffa membership 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 FFA Week Picture Link
The first National FFA Week is celebrated.
Harry s. truman  2 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 FFA Magazine Picture Link
The first issue of The National Future Farmer magazine comes out.
Ffa stamp FFA Stamp Picture Link
The U.S. Post Office Department issues a special stamp for the FFA.
Eisenhower President Speaker Picture Link
President Dwight D. Eisenhower is the first U.S. President to speak at the national FFA convention.
Harry s. truman Harry S. Truman Former President Harry S. Truman speaks at the national FFA convention.
Nfa ffa NFA + FFA The New Farmers of America merges with the Future Farmers of America.
Career show Career Show The first FFA National Agricultural Career Show is held at the national FFA convention.
Nixon Richard Nixon Picture Link
Presidential candidate Richard Nixon comes to the national FFA convention in Kansas City.
Washington conference FFA Washington Conference The FFA Washington Conference starts.
Girls in ffa Girls join FFA Picture Link
FFA membership opens up to girls.
Dress Official Dress Picture Link
FFA dress standards are created.
Fred mcclure Fred McClure Fred McClure becomes the first African-American elected to national FFA office.
Food for america meeting Food for America The Food for America program begins.
Alaska Alaska Joins FFA Picture Link
Alaska becomes the last of the states to get a national charter.
Julie smiley Julie Smiley Julie Smiley becomes the first girl elected to a national FFA office.
Million dollars $1 Million Picture Link
The National FFA Foundation raises $1 million in one year.
Jan eberly Jan Eberly Jan Eberly becomes the first female to be the national FFA president.
Sdflkjlk Name Change Picture Link
The Future Farmers of America changes its name to National FFA Organization.
7 8 7/8 Graders Join Picture Link
FFA opens FFA up to 7th and 8th graders.
New horizons FFA New Horizons Picture LinkFFA New Horizons becomes the new name for The National Future Farmer.
Virgin islands ffa New FFA Charters Picture Link
FFA chapters in the Virgin Islands, Guam, and Micronesia are chartered.
Corey Corey Flournoy Corey Flournoy becomes the first African-American to become national FFA president.
Ffa.org ffa.org Picture Link
The offical FFA website debuts.
Ffa convention National FFA Convention Moves Picture Link
The national FFA convention takes place in Louisville, KY for the first time.
00000creed National Creed Speaking Picture Link
Micheal Von Winkle wins the first National Creed Speaking event.
Karlene Karlene Lindow Karlene pic
Karlene Lindow becomes the first female Star Farmer.
Javier 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 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 Membership breaks 500,000 Picture LinkFFA membership breaks half a million with 500,823 members in 7,358 chapters.
Ffa new horizons FFA New Horizons Picture Link
FFA New Horizons adds a new feature, www.ffanewhorizons.org.
Larry case Larry Case Picture Link
Dr. Larry Case retired after 26 years as a national FFA advisor.
Alumni National Alumni Association Picture Link
The National FFA Association has it's 40th year anniversary.
Ffa degrees American FFA Degrees Picture LinkFFA members earn 3,449 American FFA Degrees, setting a record.