Ffa emblem  1988


  • Smith Hughes Act

    Smith Hughes Act
    Established funding for vocational agriculture in high school.
  • First state

    First state
    Virginia was the first state to have future farmers clubs for boys.
  • Goes National

    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.
  • New Organization

    New Organization
    NFA was formed (New Farmers of America) for black students.
  • Federal Charter

    Federal Charter
    FFA became one of a few student organizations to recieve a federal charter from congress (Public Law 740)
  • Merge

    FFA and NFA merged
  • Girl Allowed

    Girl Allowed
    Girls were allowed in FFA for the first time
  • Name change

    Name change
    THe name changed from Future Farmers of America to The National FFA Organization to reflect the growing diversity in the agriculture industry
  • Moves Locations

    Moves Locations
    National Convention completes 7 year run in Indianapolis and returns to Louisville, Kentucky in 2013 for 3 years.