|Event Date:||Event Title:||Event Description:|
|Smith-Hughes Act||The Smith-Hughes Act established a Vocational Agriculture course. This was training for an agriculture career, you had to farm afterwards.|
|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||The American Royal Livestock show took place in Kansas City, MO. Vocational Ag students were invited to judge.|
|FFA||Picture Link FFA (Future Farmers of America) is established.|
|FFA Colors||Picture Link National Blue and Corn Gold are made the official FFA colors.|
|Star Farmer of America||Picture Link
The Star Farmer of America award is given to Carldon Patton of Arkansas.
|FFA Creed||Picture Link
The official creed by E.M. Tiffany is adopted.
|FFA Manual||Picture Link
The first FFA manual is printed.
|Official Jacket||Picture link
The blue, corduroy jacket is added to the official dress.
|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.
|Membership||Picture LinkFFA membership passes 100,000.|
|Twins win the Star Farmer Award||A set of identical twins become the only members to ever share the Star Farmer Award.|
|WW II||Picture Link138,548
FFA members are serving in WWII.
|FFAF||The Future Farmers of America Foundation was formed in Washington, D.C.|
|FFA Band||Picture Link
The first National FFA Band performs at the national FFA convention.
|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||Picture Link
The first National FFA Week is celebrated.
|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.
|FFA Magazine||Picture Link
The first issue of The National Future Farmer magazine comes out.
|FFA Stamp||Picture Link
The U.S. Post Office Department issues a special stamp for the FFA.
|President Speaker||Picture Link
President Dwight D. Eisenhower is the first U.S. President to speak at the national FFA convention.
|Harry S. Truman||Former President Harry S. Truman speaks at the national FFA convention.|
|NFA + FFA||The New Farmers of America merges with the Future Farmers of America.|
|Career Show||The first FFA National Agricultural Career Show is held at the national FFA convention.|
|Richard Nixon||Picture Link
Presidential candidate Richard Nixon comes to the national FFA convention in Kansas City.
|FFA Washington Conference||The FFA Washington Conference starts.|
|Girls join FFA||Picture Link
FFA membership opens up to girls.
|Official Dress||Picture Link
FFA dress standards are created.
|Fred McClure||Fred McClure becomes the first African-American elected to national FFA office.|
|Food for America||The Food for America program begins.|
|Alaska Joins FFA||Picture Link
Alaska becomes the last of the states to get a national charter.
|Julie Smiley||Julie Smiley becomes the first girl elected to a national FFA office.|
|$1 Million||Picture Link
The National FFA Foundation raises $1 million in one year.
|Jan Eberly||Jan Eberly becomes the first female to be the national FFA president.|
|Name Change||Picture Link
The Future Farmers of America changes its name to National FFA Organization.
|7/8 Graders Join||Picture Link
FFA opens FFA up to 7th and 8th graders.
|FFA New Horizons||Picture LinkFFA New Horizons becomes the new name for The National Future Farmer.|
|New FFA Charters||Picture Link
FFA chapters in the Virgin Islands, Guam, and Micronesia are chartered.
|Corey Flournoy||Corey Flournoy becomes the first African-American to become national FFA president.|
The offical FFA website debuts.
|National FFA Convention Moves||Picture Link
The national FFA convention takes place in Louisville, KY for the first time.
|National Creed Speaking||Picture Link
Micheal Von Winkle wins the first National Creed Speaking event.
|Karlene Lindow||Karlene pic
Karlene Lindow becomes the first female Star Farmer.
|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||Picture Link
FFA launches Seeds of Hope, a fundraising campaign to help raise money to rebuild Gulf Coast states' agricultural education following Hurricane Katrina.
|Membership breaks 500,000||Picture LinkFFA membership breaks half a million with 500,823 members in 7,358 chapters.|
|FFA New Horizons||Picture Link
FFA New Horizons adds a new feature, www.ffanewhorizons.org.
|Larry Case||Picture Link
Dr. Larry Case retired after 26 years as a national FFA advisor.
|National Alumni Association||Picture Link
The National FFA Association has it's 40th year anniversary.
|American FFA Degrees||Picture LinkFFA members earn 3,449 American FFA Degrees, setting a record.|