The Smith-Hughes national vocational education act,(both senator Hoke Smith and representative Dudley Hughes were from Georgia) establishes vocational agriculture courses.
Virginia Tech agricultural education teacher educators Henry C. Groseclose and Harry W. Sanders, Walter S. Newman, and Edmund C. Magill organized the Future Farmers of Virginia (FFV) for boys in agriculture classes. The FFV serves as the model for the Future Farmers of America
The first National Congress of vocational was in Kansas City, MO
H.O Sargent and G.W Owens write the first constitution and bylaws for the new Farmers of Virginia, an organization for African-American agricultural students. The organization holds its first state rally that same year
The First National FFA convention is held in Kansas City, MO.: 33 delegates from 18 states are in attendance.
National blue and corn gold are adopted as official FFA colors
official FFA creed, written by E.M tiffany is adopted.The first official uniform is adopted: dark blue shirt, blue or white pants, blue or yellow tie.
The National FFA Radio Programs on NBC is lanched.
A Charter is granted to the Puerto Rico FFA association.
Blue corduroy jacket is adopted as official Dress.
28.5 acres of land is purchased near Alexandria, VA for the first FFA-owned national headquarters; the land was once part of George Washington's estate.
NFA is founded as a national organization at the Tuskegee institute in Alabama.
During the national FFA convention, action is taken to establish a national FFA camp and leadership training school in Washington.
During the National FFA Convention, action is taken to establish a National FFA camp and leadership training school in Washington D.C
28.5 acres of land is purchased near Alexandria,Va.,for the first FFA-owned national headquarters;the land was once part of George Washington estate.
During the war years, national conventions are streamlined events, attended only by delegates and awards winners. In 1942, just 217 people attend the convention.
The future farmers of America foundation are formed in Washington D.C to raise money for FFA programs and activities.
attendance at the National FFA victory convection is 12,500. Those in attendance honor the 260,450 FFA members who serve and the 7,188 who paid the supreme sacrifice, losing their lives in the war.
The first National FFA band performs at the national FFA convention.
National FFA supply service begins operation.
The first International Exchange Program for FFA member begins with young farmers club of great Britain
The Rhode island FFA Association with 5 chapters and 82 members.
The FFA Code of Ethics is adopted.
FFA membership reaches 363,369 members.
Photo of American stat farmer Joe Moore is on the cover of Time Magazine.
Former President Harry S.Truman speaks during the national FFA convection.
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 FFA jacket.
NFA merges with FFA, increasing FFA membership by more than 50,000.
The first FFA National Ag career show (now called expo) is held at the National FFA Convention to highlights educational and career opportunities in agriculture
Elmer J. Johnson helps develop the FFA archives at the National FFA center.
Nixon speaks at the National FFA convection Nixon is elected U.S president the following month.
Ken Dunagan from Arizona is named the first American star in Agribusiness.
New York Anita decker and new jerseys Patricia Krowicki become the first two female delegates to the national convection.
The national FFA alumni association is established
FFA official Dress standards are created.
President Gerald ford speaks at the National FFA Convention.
Food for America program launches.
Alaska becomes the last of the 50 states to obtain a national charter.
President Jimmy Carter speaks at the 51st National FFA convention again, this time as the U.S president.
Christe Peterson from Wisconsin wins the first extemporaneous public speaking event.
The National FFA Foundation raises 1 million in one year for the first time.
Jan Eberly from Cail becomes the first female National FFA President.
The ag ed network, the organization's computerized information service, launches.
The first FFA TV public service announcements air.
The first Agriscience Teacher of the year award is presented to Stevan McKay from Booneville, Calif.
The First national tv satellite broadcast of the National FFA Convention airs.
The future farmers of America change its name to the national FFA organization to reflect the growing diversity in Agriculture.
The national future farmer magazine changes its name to FFA new Horizons.
The partner's active learning support program launches.
FFA chapters in the U.S. Virgin islands and Guam, along with 5 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.
H.O Sargent Award is reinstated,promoting diversity among chapters.
The first Agri-Entrepreneurship Award is presented
The NAtional FFA center in Indianapolis is dedicated on July 20
Micheal Van Winkle wins the first Naiional Creed speaking event.
The national FFA archives at Indiana university-Purdue university Indianapolis opens.
Steven Offer was named the first American star in AGriscience.
Karlene Lindow is named American Star farmer, the first female to receive this award.
"FFA Live!" launches on RFD-TV.
the first live webcast of the national FFA convention premieres on FFA.org
The national FFA foundation tops the $10 million mark in raising money in one year of FFA programs and service.
The 79th national FFA convention is held in Indianapolis for the first time,with 54,589 in attendance.
The FFA merchandise center opens in idianapolis.
The FFA member networking site,FFA nation launches.
FFA celebrates 40 years of women in the organization.
Dr. Larry case retires after 25 years as national FFA advisor.
The NAtional FFA alumni Association celebrates its 40 anniversary.
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.
Ram Truck’s “So God Made a Farmer” Super Bowl commercial exceeds 18 million views on YouTube; company donates $1 million to FFA.
FFA members earn a record 3,765 American FFA Degrees.
The organization’s official website, FFA.org, is updated to include a new look, a personalized dashboard, the resource My Journey, the FFA Resume Generator and the FFA Brand Center. The FFA emblem is also newly refreshed to modernize the FFA brand.
National FFA Alumni membership jumps to 225,891 members, up from 62,705 in 2015.
Convention delegate recommendations to alter Official Dress and the opening ceremony get approval from the National FFA Board of Directors.
The board of directors votes to rename the National FFA Alumni Association to National FFA Alumni and Supporters and change its bylaws to operational policies. The National FFA Alumni Council becomes the National FFA Alumni and Supporters Advisory Committee.
FFA celebrates 50 years of female membership in the organization.
The 10,000th jacket is gifted through the Give the Gift of Blue program.