FFA History Timeline

  • 1917 congress passed Smith Hughes Act. This established agricultural classes

    1917 congress passed Smith Hughes Act. This established agricultural classes
    Smiths Hughes act had made it to be known as the vocational act in 1917. This act made the first approval to vocational education to many public schools.
  • Founded in 1928

    Founded in 1928
    The Future Farmers of America brought students, teachers and agribusiness to support the agricultural education. They could not see how the FFA program would grow when young teens around the world through out millions they worn jackets of the organization.
  • 1929 official FFA Colors Adopted

    1929 official FFA Colors Adopted
    The year 1929 was when the FFA official colors where adopted. The colors at that time was blue and gold their jackets had to be blue but the emblem and letters where gold and blue to represent the FFA organization.
  • 1929 Alabama FFA Founded 36th St.Chartered

    1929 Alabama FFA Founded 36th St.Chartered
    THe original charter was signed by Henry Groseclose and written by hand. It was to be remembered so it is now hanged up in the office career technical education at Auburn.
  • 1930 The official FFA creed was written by E.M. Tiffany

    1930 The official FFA creed was written by E.M. Tiffany
    The first national public speaker event the winner was Edward Drace from Missouri.First official dress uniform was dark blue t-shirt, blue or white pants and blue cap, yellow tie.Delegates restricted membership to only boys.
  • 1933 Jackets adopted as official dress

    1933 Jackets adopted as official dress
    Blue corduroy jacket is adopted as official dress.A group of FFA officers and members had gone to Washington D.C. where they were greeted on the White House lawn by the president whose name was Franklin D. Roosevelt.
  • 1948 The National FFA supply service

    1948 The National FFA supply service
    The first FFA chorus and national FFA talent program is set at the national FFA convention.The delegates approve the first international exchange program betwwen FFA members and young farmers of Great Britain.It was the first FFA national week celebrated during the week of Goerge Washingtons birthday.
  • 1950 The congress of U.S. passed public law 740 granted the FFA a federal charter

    1950 The congress of U.S. passed public law 740 granted the FFA a federal charter
    A bill is passed by the 81st congress of the United States.ON August 30, president Harry S. Truman signs the bill and its known as public law 81-740
  • 1952 The first magazine was created and published by Future Farmers

    1952 The first magazine was created and published by Future Farmers
    The first issue of the national future farmer magazine is published.Code of ethnics was adopted.
  • 1965 The new farmers of America (NFA) and FFA Merged

    1965 The new farmers of America (NFA) and FFA Merged
    The new Farmers of America merged with the Future Farmers of America on 1965. The First FFA national agricultural career show was put on a national FFA convention for educational and career opportunities in agriculture for many teens.
  • 1969 Girls were admited to the FFA

    1969 Girls were admited to the FFA
    The FFA had now then let girls to join the membership of FFA.The first national in Agricultural business from Ken Dunagan in Arizona.The FFA Washington was called WLC meaning Washington leadership conference.
  • 1971 national FFA Alumni Founded support agricultural education

    1971 national FFA Alumni Founded support agricultural education
    There was a seat for an alumni representative from each state the Alumni Council had strengthened the voices of universities state-wide. The Council served as a catalyst and gave us a voice in the university system which had united the alumni associations of all schools.
  • 1988 The name was changed from the future farmers magazine to the national FFA organization

    1988 The name was changed from the future farmers magazine to the national FFA organization
    The Future Farmers of America changesd the name to National FFA Organization to make it better reflected and expanded.The FFA opens membership to seventh- and eighth-grade students.Agriscience Student Recognition Program was also introduced in 1988.
  • 1989 The national future farmer magazine name was changed to FFA New Horizons

    1989 The national future farmer magazine name was changed to FFA New Horizons
    The delegates voted to change the official name from the Future Farmers of America to the National FFA Organization then another name change occurred in 1989, that of the magazine to which is now called FFA New Horizons.
  • 2006 The national FFA convention was held in Indiapolis, Indiana

    2006 The national FFA convention was held in Indiapolis, Indiana
    The National FFA Foundation receives its first $1 million contribution that came from the ford motor company. There was an endorsement for agricultural educations large goals to achieve 10,000 ag education programs by 2015.