the smith Hughes nation vocational education Act est vocational agriculture courses
Virginia Tech agricultural education teacher educators Henry c Groseclose, harry w sanders, walter s Newman, and Edmund c Magill FFV fro boys ag class FFV serve as a model for FFA.
the 1st national congress of vocation ag student assembles for a national livesstock judging contest at the American royal livestock and horse show in Kansas city, mo.
H.O. Sargent a federal agent for Ag education for African Americans at the u.s. office of education and G.Wowens a teacher trainer at Virginia state college write the first constitution and bylaws.
FFA is in Kansas city Montanan.
national blue and corn gold are adopted as official FFA colors
official FFA creed was written by e m tiffany is adopted
the national FFA radio program on NBC is launched
blue corduroy jacket is adopted as official dress
active FFA membership exceeds 100,000 members
during the national FFA convention action os taken to est a nation FFA camp and leadership training school in washington D.C
the H.O Sargent trophy award is created to honor H.O Sargents commitment to helping the NFA members achieve success and leadership in ag
during the war years, national conventions are streamed events attendants only by delegates and award winners in 1942just 217
people attend the convention
138,548 FFA members serve in the armed service in world war 2
attendance at the national FFA victory convention is 125000 those in attendance honor the 260450 FFA members who served and the 7188 who paid the supreme sacrifice to lose there life
the first national FFA band performs at the national FFA conventions
national FFA supply service begins operating
the first international exchange programs for FFA members begins with young farmers club of great britten
the road island FFA association with five chapters and 82 members is charted FFA is in all 48 states plus the territory of Hawaii and Puerto rico
the first issue of the national future farmer's magazine is published
FFA membership reaches 363,369 members
photo of American star farmers joe Moore ks on the cover of Time magazine
former president harry s Truman speaks during the national FFA convention
the national foundation for infantile paralysis presents NFA with a certificate of appreciation
FFA holds its first national leadership training conference for state officers in washington D.C
FFA sells its one million jacket
NFA merges with FFA increasing FFA membership by more than 50,000
1st FFA national ag career show is held at the national FFA convention to show education and career opportunities in ag
Elmer j johnson helps develop the FFA archives at the national FFA center
president candidate Nixon speaks at national FFA convention then he is elected president the following month
ken Dunagan from Arizona is named the first American star in ag business
NJ Anita decker and new jersey Patricia krowicki become the first two female delegates to the national convention
the national FFA alumni association is est
FFA texas Fred McClure first African American to an a national officer
president ford speaks at the national FFA convention the speech is carried live on the network television
The first FFA student handbook is publidhed.
Alaska becomes the last of the 50 states to obtain national character
President jimmy carter speaks at the first 51st national FFA convention again this time as president
christe Peterson from Wisconsin wins the first extemporaneous public speaking event
the national FFA fundraiser raises 1 million in one year for the first time
jan Eberly from cal becomes the first female national president
the Ag network the organization computers information service launches
the first FFA TV public service announcement air
The first Agriscience Teacher of the Year Award is presented to Steven McKay from Boonville, Calif.
The first national television satellite broadcast of the National FFA Convention airs.• Vice President George H.W. Bush speaks at the National FFA Convention. Bush is elected U.S. president the following yea
he Future Farmers of America changes its name to the National FFA Organization to reflect the growing diversity in agriculture.• Seventh and eighth grade students are permitted to become FFA members. • The Agriscience Student Recognition Program is introduced
The National Future Farmer magazine changes its name to FFA New Horizons.
The Partners in Active Learning Support (PALS) program launches.• National convention delegates vote to raise the number of official voting delegates to 475 based on proportional representation
FFA chapters in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam, along with five chapters in Micronesia, are chartered.
Corey Flournoy from Illinois is the first African-American to be elected national FFA president; he is also the first urban student leader.
promoting diversity among chapters. • FFA announces its decision to move the National FFA Center from Alexandria, Va.,
The first Agri-Entrepreneurship Award is presented.
he National FFA Center in Indianapolis is dedicated on July 20.• The Agricultural Education National Headquarters is dedicated in Alexandria, Va.• The National FFA Convention is held in Kansas City, Mo., for the last time.
he National FFA Convention is held in Louisville, Ky., for the first time with 46,918 in attendance.• Michael Van Winkle from Arkansas wins the first National Creed Speaking ev
The National FFA Archives at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) opens. • Delegates at the National FFA Convention approve the Discovery FFA Degree for middle school students.
Steven Offer from Wisconsin is named the first American Star in Agriscience. • Nicholas Streff from South Dakota is named the first American Star in Agricultural Placement.
The 75th National FFA Convention is held in Louisville, Ky. To celebrate this special event, the time capsule from the 50th National FFA Convention is opened. Special guest Muhammad Ali is recognized at Reflections to honor the growing diversity of the National FFA Organization.
Javier Moreno from Puerto Rico is elected national president; he becomes the first person with a native language other than English and the first Puerto Rican elected to this office
The first live webcast of the National FFA Convention premieres on FFA.org.
National FFA launches Seeds of Hope, a fundraising campaign to rebuild Gulf Coast states’ agricultural education and FFA programs following Hurricane Katrina; $835,699 in donations is distributed to affected programs.
he 79th National FFA Convention is held in Indianapolis for the first time, with 54,589 in attendance.
The FFA Merchandise Center opens in Indianapolis.• FFA membership exceeds the half-million mark with 500,823 members in 7,358 chapters.
The FFA board of directors makes the decision to rotate the National FFA Convention between Louisville and Indianapolis, beginning with Louisville in 2013.
FFA celebrates 40 years of women in the organization.
Dr. Larry Case retires after 26 years as national FFA advisor.• FFA celebrates the 75th anniversary of the founding of NFA.
The National FFA Alumni Association celebrates its 40th anniversary.• FFA celebrates Native Americans in FFA, agriculture and agricultural education during the 84th National FFA Convention.
Patrick Gottsch donates $1 million on behalf of RFD-TV to the National FFA Organization, the single-largest unrestricted donation in the organization’s history.• National FFA Foundation receives a record of more than $16.2 million in support of
Sherene Donaldson is named first female national FFA executive secretary.• Ram Truck’s “So God Made a Farmer” Super Bowl commercial exceeds 18 million views on YouTube; company donates $1 million to FFA
FA members earn a record 3,765 American FFA Degrees. • Five FFA jackets are donated to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History
FFA announces the national convention and expo to move to Indianapolis from 2016-24.• First Lady Michelle Obama gives video greetings to attendees at the national convention and expo.• Membership in the National FFA Alumni Association reaches 62,705 alumni.
National FFA Alumni membership jumps to 225,891 members, up from 62,705 in 2015.
onvention delegate recommendations to alter Official Dress and the opening ceremony get approval from the National FFA Board of Directors. • Breanna Holbert from California is the first African-American female to be elected national FFA president.