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FFA History Timeline
Transcript of FFA History Timeline
Smith-Hughes act is passed, providing funding for Agricultural Education Classes
Future Farmers of Virginia is founded.
This organization later became the model which FFA would base itself on.
The first constitution and bylaws of the New Farmers of Virginia are adopted
The Future Farmers of America is established in Kansas City
Leslie Applegate is elected as the first national FFA president
The first National FFA convention is held in Kansas City
The FFA organization adopts its official colors
The FFA Creed- Written by E.M. Tiffany- is adopted at national convention
The first version of official FFA dress is adopted at the national convention
Puerto Rico is granted a charter, becoming the first country outside of the United States to be granted a FFA charter
FFA official dress is amended to include the blue corduroy jacket
New Farmers of America is founded. This was the version of FFA for African Americans.
Leadership training center in Washington D.C. is established
Land purchased in Virginia for first FFA owned national headquarters
The first national FFA band performance
First national FFA chorus
First FFA week celebrated during the week of George Washington's birthday
Congress passed a bill granting a federal chapter to FFA
FFA code of ethics adopted at the national convention
The first issue of The National Future Farmer magazine published
National FFA center built in Virginia on a part of George Washington's estate
New Farmers of America and the Future Farmers of America merged
A vote was passed allowing all FFA members to receive a copy of The National Future Farmer
FFA opened membership to girls
First Washington Leadership Conference (WLC) held
National FFA Alumni Association founded
Fred McClure elected as the first African-American to hold a national office
First FFA student handbook published
Alaska is the final state to obtain an FFA chapter
Julie Smiley is elected as the first female to hold a national FFA officer
Future Farmers of America changed its name to the National FFA Organization
FFA opened membership to 7th and 8th graders
The National Future Farmer magazine chaned its name to FFA New Horizons
National FFA center moved from Virginia to Indianapolis
National FFA convention moved from Kansas City to Louisville
National FFA convention held in Louisville for the first time
FFA Discovery Degree available for the middle school FFA members
National FFA convention held in Indianapolis for the first time
Decision was reached to rotate national convention between Indianapolis and Louisville announced