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History of FFA

  • The FFA is established

    The FFA is established
    -Future Farmers of America (FFA) is established at a meeting in Kansas City, Mo.
    -The National FFA conventing - the first- is attended by 33 delegates from 18 states
    Leslie Applegate of new Jersey is selced as the first national FFA president
    -State associations of the New Farmers of America form regional sections and hold sectional meetings.
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    History of FFA

  • National Blue and Corn Gold

    National Blue and Corn Gold
    • At the 2nd National FFA Convention in Vovember 1929, 33 states are represented by 64 delegates. -Thirty-five state associations with approximately 1,500 chapters and 30,000 are now affiliated with the national organization -National Blue and Corn Gold are adopted as official FFA colors. -The star farmer of America award - one of the first awards created by FFA is presented to Carlton Patton of Arkansas.
  • Official FFA Creed

    Official FFA Creed
    -official FFA credd written by E.M. Tiffany is adopted.
    -First national public speaking event is held.
    -first official dress uniform is adopted
    -delegates restrict membership to boys only
    -first official FFA manual is printed
  • Blue Corduroy

    Blue Corduroy
    -Blue Corduroy jacket is adopted as official dress.
    -A group of FFA officers and members travel to Washington, D.C., where they are greeted on the White House Lawn by President Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • New Farmers of America

    New Farmers of America
    -New Farmers of America is founded in Tusegee, Alabama.
    -Active FFA membership exceeds 100,000 members.