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FFA History

  • Smith-Hughes Act passed

    Smith-Hughes Act passed
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    1917 to present

  • Colors

    Natiponal Blue and Corn Gold were adopted as the official FFA Colors.
  • NFA and FFA

    Membership breaks 100,000 and the NFA ( New Farmers of America) which consisted of African-Americans was formed.
  • FFA Code of Ethics and magazine

    FFA Code of Ethics adopted and the First Issue of The National Future Farmer magazine publushed.
  • U.S. Postal Office Department

    A special 3-cent postage stamp was used to mail first- class letters, celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Future Farmers of America. First stamp was released in Kansas City during the National FFA convention. President Dwight D. Eisenhower spoke at the convention and the membership of FFA was 363,369 members.
  • The Merge

    New Farmers of America (NFA) and Future Farmers of America (FFA) merged together and increased membership to 50,000. Dues were increased from 10-cents to 50-cents, allowing FFA members to get the The National Future Farmer magazine.
  • A month before Nixon was elected President, he spoke at the National FFA Convention.

  • The FFA membership allowed girls to join FFA

  • First Washington Conference held

  • FFA Alumni

    National FFA Alumni Association founded.
  • Jimmy Carter

    Jimmy Carter,former Georgia governor and former FFA member, spoke at the National FFA Convention and then elected a year later to President of United States. First Student Handbook was published.
  • Ag Ed Network

    Ag Ed Network, FFA computerized information service, was lauched. Also first FFA TV public serves announcement broadcast.
  • FFA Changed

    Future Farmers of America was changed to National FFA Organzation to reflect the growing diversity in the agriculture industry. FFA opened up to 7th and 8th graders. Agriscience Student Recognition Program introduced.
  • New Creed

    Delegates vote "no" to a new FFA Creed during the 63rd National FFA Convention.
  • 75th anniversary of the New Farmers of America being founded by the FFA