History of agriculture

  • Smith Hughs Act

    Smith Hughs Act
    Established funding for vocational agriculture in high school.
  • Virginia

    Virginia was the first state to have Futures Farmers clubs for boys.
  • FFA became National Organization

    FFA became National Organization
    FFA became a national organization. A network of teachers guided the establishment of FFA as a team effort to establish a club for boys with similar farm interests.
  • NFA was formed

    NFA was formed
    NFA was formed (New Farmers of America) for Black students.
  • Public Law

    Public Law
    FFA became one of a few student organizations to receive a Federal Charter from Congress (Public Law 740)
  • NFA & FFA

    NFA & FFA
    FFA and NFA merged
  • Girls in FFA

    Girls in FFA
    Girls were allowed in FFA for the first time
  • Name Change

    Name Change
    Name change Future Farmers of America to National FFA Organization to reflect the growing diversity in the agriculture industry
  • National Convention

    National Convention
    National Convention completes 7 year run in Indianapolis and returns to Louisville, Kentucky in 2013 for 3 years.