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History of the National FFA Organization

  • Smith Hughes Act

    Smith Hughes Act
    Establsihed funding for vocational agriculture in high school
  • Virginia First State

    Virginia First State
    Virginia was the first state to have Future Farmers clubs for boys
  • National FFa

    National FFa
    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

    New Farmers of America for black students
  • Public Law 740

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

    FFA and NFA
    FFA and NFA merged
  • Females Allowed

    Females Allowed
    Females were allowed in FFA for the first time
  • Name change

    Name change
    Names change from 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 Indianapollis and returns to Louisville, Kentucky in 2013 for 3 years