History of the FFA By kristenlittle48 Jan 27, 1917 smith-hughes act Established funding_ for vocational____ agriculture in high__ school. Jan 27, 1920 virginia Virginia____ was the first___ state to have Futures Farmers clubs___ for boys. Jan 27, 1928 FFA 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. Jan 27, 1935 NFA was formed NFA____ was formed (New Farmersof America) for _black_ students. Jan 27, 1950 recieved federal chater FFA became one of a few student_____ organizations to receive a federal___ Charter from congress___ (__public_Law _740). Jan 27, 1965 FFA merged FFA and NFA merged__. Jan 27, 1969 FFA girls were allowed girls___ were allowed__ in FFA for the first__ time. Jan 27, 1988 name changed Name changed__ from Future Farmers of America to national___ FFA organization to reflect_ the growing diversity____ in the agriculture industry. Jan 27, 2012 national convention National convention__ completes 7 year run in indianapolis__ and returns to louisville_, Kentucky in __2013__ for 3 years.