FFA By halljeremy16 Jan 27, 1917 Smith Hughes Act Established funding for vocational agriculture in high school. Jan 27, 1920 First state Virginia was the first state to have future farmers clubs for boys. Jan 27, 1928 Goes National FFa became a national organization. A network of teachers guided the establishment of FFA as a team effort to establish a club for boys with similar farming interests. Jan 27, 1935 New Organization NFA was formed (New Farmers of America) for black students. Jan 27, 1950 Federal Charter FFA became one of a few student organizations to recieve a federal charter from congress (Public Law 740) Jan 27, 1965 Merge FFA and NFA merged Jan 27, 1969 Girl Allowed Girls were allowed in FFA for the first time Jan 24, 1988 Name change THe name changed from Future Farmers of America to The National FFA Organization to reflect the growing diversity in the agriculture industry Jan 24, 2012 Moves Locations National Convention completes 7 year run in Indianapolis and returns to Louisville, Kentucky in 2013 for 3 years.