FFA Time Line

  • Smith-Huches Act

    Smith-Huches Act
    Establish vocational agriculture courses.
  • Smith-Hughes Act Changed

    Smith-Hughes Act Changed
    Smith-Hughes changed it to teach people how to farm educate people on farming.
  • FFV

    FFV
    Henry Groseclose, Harry Sanders, Walter Newman, and Edmund Magill came up withthe idea ofFuture Farmers Of Virgina
  • First Convention

    First Convention
  • National Congress fo Vocational Agriculture Students

  • Future Farmers of America was born

  • The 1st president

    The 1st president
    The 1st FFA President was Leslie Applegate of New Jersey
  • Delegates restricted membership to only boys

    Delegates restricted membership to only boys
  • First Official Dress

    First Official Dress
    Dark Blue Shirt
    Blue or White Pant
    Blue Cap
    Yellow Tie
  • Charter Granted in Puerto Rico

    Charter Granted in Puerto Rico
  • FFA Jacket

    FFA Jacket
    Gus linter designed the FFA jacket in the early 1930s, became the official in 1933.
  • Membership breaks 100,000

  • NFA formed

    NFA formed
    African Americans made new farmers of american
  • Membership rules changed

    Membership rules changed so time in the armed forces did not count against years of eligibility
  • 138548 FFA members served in WW2

    138548 FFA members served in WW2
  • 12,500 Member attend convention

  • National Band Performs

    National Band Performs
  • National Chorus Performs

    National Chorus Performs
  • Record Setting Year

    Members increase from 238,269 to 260,300
    20th convention
  • President Harry Truman

    President Harry Truman
    President Harry Truman granted the Faderal charter to FFA
  • FFA Code of Ethics Adopted

    FFA Code of Ethics Adopted
  • FFA US Post Office Stamp

    FFA US Post Office Stamp
  • America Star Farmer

    America Star Farmer
    American star farmer Joe Moore, cover of time. Article titled: The closest thing to the lord.
  • First National FFA Center Dedicated

    First National FFA Center Dedicated
  • NFA Merge with FFA

    NFA Merge with FFA
    NFA and FFA merge together
  • 1st Agriculture Career Show

    1st Agriculture Career Show
  • FFA Archives Developed

    FFA Archives Developed
  • President Nixon Speaks

    President Nixon Speaks
  • Girl Allowed in FFA

    Girl Allowed in FFA
  • National FFA Alumni Founded

    National FFA Alumni Founded
  • Building Our American Communities begins

    Building Our American Communities begins
  • Fred McClure

    Fred McClure
    Fred McClure 1st African American to hole a national office.
  • President Gerald Ford

    President Gerald Ford
    President Geral Ford speaks live on network TV
  • Governor Jimmy Carter Speaks

    Jimmy Carter was a form FFA member and Future US president
  • Julie Smiley

    Julie Smiley
    Julie Smiley was the 1st female to hold a national office
  • 1st Student Handbook Published

    1st Student Handbook Published
  • Alaska 50th state to gain charter

    Alaska 50th state to gain charter
  • 1st Extemporaneous Public Speaking

    1st Extemporaneous Public Speaking
    The winner was Christe Peterson
  • Natriona FFA Foundations raises 1 Million

    Natriona FFA Foundations raises 1 Million
    In one year for the 1st time the National FFA foundations raised 1 million dollars
  • Jan Eberly

    Jan Eberly
    1st female National FFA president
  • Ag Ed Network

    Ag Ed Network
    Computerized Network to link all FFA chapters
  • 1st Public Service annoouncement air

    1st Public Service annoouncement air
  • 1st Agriscience Teacher Award

    1st Agriscience Teacher Award
  • Vice President George H.W. Bush speaks

    Vice President George H.W. Bush speaks
  • Fiirst National Television Broadcast

    Fiirst National Television Broadcast
    First National television satellite broadcast of the FFA convention.
  • The Name is Change

    The Name is Change
    The FFA name is changed
  • 7th and 8th graders allowed to join

    7th and 8th graders allowed to join
  • Pals Program Starts

    Pals Program Starts
  • Chapters added in 3 US territories

    Chapters added in 3 US territories
    Birgin Islands Guam Micronesia
  • Corey Flournoy

    Corey Flournoy
    Corey Flournoy is the 1st black national president
  • 1st H.O. Sargeant Award

    1st H.O. Sargeant Award
  • WWW.FFA.ORG

    WWW.FFA.ORG
  • Jose Santiago

    Jose Santiago
    Jose Santiago 1st Member from Puerto Rico to hold a national office
  • 1st National Creed Speaking Event

    1st National Creed Speaking Event
  • 1st National Star Agrisience

    1st National Star Agrisience
  • 1st Discovery degree

    1st Discovery degree
  • Mohammas Ali

    Mohammas Ali
    Mohammad Ali recognized to honor FFA's growing Diversity
  • 75th National FFA convention

    75th National FFA convention
  • Javier Moreno Nationakl President

    1st not to speak English as Native language