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1 FFA History Unit Red Mountain FFA Forging the Future of Agriculture
Key Moments FFA History Unit Red Mountain FFA Forging the Future of Agriculture Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1917 The Smith-Hughes Act - National Vocational Education Act establishes vocational agriculture courses. Classes to be taught in the high school setting. Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1920 Henry Groseclose, an agricultural education instructor from Blacksburg, Va., organizes the Future Farmers of Virginia for boys in agriculture classes. Was known as the “Father of the FFA”. Soon similar groups are established across the country. Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1926 New Farmers of America (NFA), an organization for African-American boys interested in agriculture, is formed in Virginia. NFA’s first national convention would be in 1935. Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1926 The American Royal Livestock Show invites vocational agriculture students to participate in National Livestock Judging Contests in Kansas City, Mo. Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1928 During the National Livestock Judging Contests, 33 students from states establish the Future Farmers of America to provide leadership training for high school students of vocational agriculture. 1928 was when the FFA was official organized Forging the Future of Agriculture

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1928 (Continued) During this first annual convention, Leslie Applegate of Freehold, N.J., is elected president and dues are set at 10 cents annually. The national convention was held in Kansas City Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1929 Official colors— (national blue and corn gold) —are adopted. They are still used today The FFA Creed was written by E.M. Tiffany Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1930 At the 3rd National FFA Convention, the membership issue was clarified when the all-member, male delegation amended the constitution restricting membership to boys only under Article III, Section B. Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1933 Fredericktown, Ohio, FFA members arrive at the national convention in crisp, blue corduroy jackets with the FFA emblem on the back. Official delegates vote to adopt the jacket as the organization’s official dress. Forging the Future of Agriculture

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1933 (Continued) Members still wear the nationally-recognized jackets today, honoring the tradition and history of FFA. More than 50,000 are manufactured each year Forging the Future of Agriculture

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The FFA Famous Jacket Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1933 Members across the country celebrate the first National FFA Day. In 1948, this would be changed to FFA Week and celebrated during George Washington’s birthday to recognize his pioneering contributions to American agriculture. Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1934 All states except Rhode Island and Alaska have chartered associations. Rhode Island would charter an association in 1950 and Alaska in 1976. Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1944 The National FFA Foundation, Inc., was established in Washington, D.C., to raise money for FFA programs and activities from business, industry, government, individuals and foundation sponsors. Today, the Foundation is located in Indianapolis, In., and raises more than $7.3 million annually. Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1948 FFA members participate in the organization’s first international exchange program with the Young Farmers Club of Great Britain. By 1996, the FFA would send more than 350 students to more than countries annually. Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1950 The U.S. Congress passes Public Law , which grants the FFA a Federal Charter and stipulates that a U.S. Department of Education staff member be the national FFA advisor. Today FFA continues to be recognized by Congress as an intracurricular part of the educational program. Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1952 The National Future Farmer Magazine published. The official magazine of the FFA. Now called FFA New Horizons FFA Code of Ethics established. Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1953 FFA celebrates its silver anniversary. President Dwight D. Eisenhower is the first president to address a national FFA convention. Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George Bush and Ronald Reagan would address the FFA in the future. Forging the Future of Agriculture

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1953 (continued) The U.S. Post Office issues a special stamp to commemorate the founding of the FFA. Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1959 The FFA headquarters is established in Alexandria, Va., on land which was part of George Washington’s estate. The FFA had owned the land since 1939 and used it for national camps. During the dedication, members participating in the first National Leadership Conference for State Officers place a hand full of soil from each state around the flagpole. Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History The New Farmers of America (NFA), the organization for African-American agricultural education students, merges with the FFA, adding 50,000 members. Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1966 The FFA National Agricultural Career Show, a trade show especially for students, exposes national convention attendees to educational and career opportunities in agriculture. By 1999, 350 exhibitors participated and occupied 400,000 square feet. Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1969 Women are allowed national membership, which made it possible for them to hold office and participate in competitive events at the regional and national level. Prior to this amendment women were permitted membership only at the local and state level. Today, 35% of FFA membership is female, while 47% of state leadership positions are held by women. Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1971 The National FFA Alumni Association is founded, providing opportunities for former FFA members and other supporters to become involved with their local student chapters. Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History Fred McClure of Texas is elected western region vice president, becoming the organization’s first African-American national officer. McClure would later serve on President George Bush’s staff in Washington, D.C. Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1988 Delegates to the national FFA convention change “Future Farmers of America” to the “National FFA organization” to recognize the growth of agriculture and agricultural education to encompass the more than 300 careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. Delegates also opened FFA membership to middle school students. Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1989 National Future Farmer changed to FFA New Horizons Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1994 Corey Flournoy of Chicago, Ill., is elected national FFA president, becoming the organization’s first African-American president and first urban student leader. Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1996 The FFA web site, National FFA Online, goes live. Today, there are more than 1.5 million unique visitors per month. Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1998 The national convention was held in Kansas City for the last time in November 1998 The convention set an attendance record, drawing 49,240 members, guests and supporters. Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1998 continued The National FFA Center was moved from Alexandria, Va., to Indianapolis, In. The National FFA Center houses the National FFA Organization, the National FFA Foundation and the National FFA Alumni Association. Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1998 continued Approximately 1,000 guests attended the dedication ceremonies of the new National FFA Center on July 20, And, much like the 1959 dedication, members participating in the State Presidents’ Conference placed a cup full of soil from their respective state at the base of the flagpole. Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1999 The national FFA convention is held in Louisville, Ky., for the first time and would stay in Louisville through 2005; attendance was 46,918. Forging the Future of Agriculture

35 RED MOUNTAIN FFA HISTORY
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Red Mountain High School was opened. Red Mt. FFA Chapter was chartered 1st FFA Advisor was Mr. Ray Gless Forging the Future of Agriculture

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1988 Red Mt. FFA 1st Members Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1997 RM Mr .Gless was picked to become the National FFA Advisor for the Washington FFA Leadership Conference during the summer of 1997 This conference is held in Washington DC. And Mr. Gless was responsible for over 1000 FFA members and Advisors over a 7 week period Forging the Future of Agriculture

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FFA History 1998 RM For the first time in Red Mountain History 5 members receive the State FFA Degree. This is the highest honor that a State Association can give to one of it’s members. Members were: Amy Cowell, Matt Gless, Katie Weir, Laura Miller, and Ryan Churchey Forging the Future of Agriculture

40 FFA State Degree Winners From Red Mountain
1998 1999 2002 Amy Cowell Josh Gless Sam Gless Matt Gless Trent Holyoak Amber Weichold Katie Weir Terry Korell Travis DeMoss Ryan Churchey Jessica Jones Jason Standage Laura Miller Tressa Watts Forging the Future of Agriculture

41 FFA State Degree Winners From Red Mountain
2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 Suzanne Martos Heather Woods Cody Boose Courtney Madden Jenny Bostwick Sam Flahiff Todd Michaels Christina Barriball Lauren Beavers Heather Carman Coty Vincent Leah Butrymowicz Luke Gless Skye Robertson Melissa Rankin Wendi Marfori Brandon Walker Forging the Future of Agriculture

42 FFA State Degree Winners From Red Mountain
What will the future hold for you? 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Scout Harper Jenna Schulte Tori Payne Kayla Colvin Julio Rivera Allie Mackey Holly Bennett Alissa Rivenburgh Jesus Lopez Kassi Williamson Christen Lukert Laura Frear Ashley Meyer Emily Clark Forging the Future of Agriculture

43 American Degree Winners 1999 Red Mtn.
For the first time in Red Mountain History 5 members received the American FFA Degree. This is the highest honor that the National FFA organization can give to one of it’s members. Amy Cowell Matt Gless Katie Weir Laura Miller Ryan Churchey Forging the Future of Agriculture

44 FFA American Degree Winners from Red Mountain
1999 Amy Cowell Matt Gless Katie Weir Ryan Churchey Laura Miller 2000 Terry Korell Trent Holyoak 2002 Josh Gless Jessica Jones Forging the Future of Agriculture

45 FFA American Degree Winners from Red Mountain
2004 Travis Demos Sam Gless Jason Standage Tressa Watts Amber Weichold 2006 Christina Barriball Leah Butrymowicz Andrew Campuzano Robert Dorris Benjamin Gless Mandy Marfori Suzanne Martos Kalliea Ross Ashley Simonsen Heather Woods Forging the Future of Agriculture

46 FFA American Degree Winners from Red Mountain
2007 Cody Boose 2008 Courtney Madden Lauren Beavers 2009 Skye Robertson Forging the Future of Agriculture

47 FFA American Degree Winners from Red Mountain
2010 Brandon Walker Melissa Rankin Coty Vincent 2011 Jenna Schulte Kayla Colvin Forging the Future of Agriculture

48 Honorary American Degree FFA Advisor from Red Mountain
1999 Mr. Gless Received the highest honor that the national FFA organization can bestow onto a teacher. Forging the Future of Agriculture

49 Red Mountain FFA In the 21st century
2005: Mr. Sorensen joins the RMHS AgriScience Department and takes over as FFA Advisor 2007: Mrs. Kupferer joins the RMHS AgriScience Department and implements biotechnology into the program 2008: Mr. Sorensen receives the Superstition District FFA Teacher of the year 2010: Mr. Gless receives the Superstition District FFA Teacher of the year 2010: Red Mountain named Top Program in Arizona by the Arizona Ag Teachers Association Forging the Future of Agriculture

50 Red Mountain FFA State Champions!
2007: the Floriculture team takes FIRST place during the state competitions. The first team in the history of Red Mountain FFA to win a state CDE. Team consisted of Jenny Bostwick, Skye Robertson, Laura Brown, and Peter Steinmetz. They would get a silver medal at nationals. 2007: Katy Noviski takes FIRST place at the state AgriScience Fair. Another first in the chapter’s history. She received a gold medal at nationals. Forging the Future of Agriculture

51 Red Mountain FFA MORE State Champions!
2008: the Floriculture team takes FIRST place during the state competitions. Team consisted of Kelsey Clark, Tori Payne, Ashley Meyer, and Julio Rivera. 2009: the Aquaculture team takes FIRST place during the state competitions. Team consisted of Ryan Gallagher, Jerry Henderson, Sam Flahiff, and Brittany Bartlett. 2009: RACHEL CHAN wins FIRST at the State’s Chapter Reporter Award. 2009: the Nursery/Landscape team takes FIRST place during the state competitions. Team consisted of Brandon Walker, Tori Payne, and Julio Rivera. Forging the Future of Agriculture

52 Red Mountain FFA MORE State Champions!
2010: the Agronomy team takes FIRST place during the state competitions. Team consisted of Jenna Schulte, Mariana Olvera, Ashley Meyer, and Teah May. 2010: the Aquaculture team takes FIRST place during the state competitions. Team consisted of Nick Pulido, Jericho Backer, Marco Pleasant, and Zack Huston. 2010: Laura Frear wins FIRST at the State’s Chapter Reporter Award and Newsletter award. 2010: the Wildlife team takes FIRST place during the state competitions. Team consisted of Vincent Vollaro, Doug Groshong, Kayla Colvin, Laura Frear. Forging the Future of Agriculture

53 Red Mountain FFA MORE State Champions!
2011: the Agronomy team takes FIRST place during the state competitions. Team consisted of Helaina Oglesbee, Morgan Huegle, Chelseya Galley, Renee Bailey. 2011: the Nursery Landscape team takes FIRST place during the state competitions. Team consisted of Belle Levenda, Holly Bennett, Brittany Bartlett, Alex Canez. 2011: the Wildlife team takes FIRST place during the state competitions. Team consisted of Jose Lopez, Andrew Larson, Dalton Schrum, Amy Becker. Forging the Future of Agriculture

54 Red Mountain FFA National Chapter Award
2007: First ever 3-Star GOLD National rating. One of the top chapters in the nation 2008: Gold National Chapter Award. First place and top chapter in Arizona. National 2-star award 2009: Gold National Chapter Award. National 2 star award 2010: Gold National Chapter Award. National 3 star award Forging the Future of Agriculture

55 Red Mountain FFA State Proficiency Awards
2006: Cody Boose receives the Chapter’s first state proficiency award in the area of Wildlife Management. he also received a Bronze Rating at Nationals 2007: Sarah Washburn receives a state proficiency award in Small Animal Care and Production 2008: Skye Robertson receives a state proficiency award in Agricultural Education and a Bronze rating at nationals. Forging the Future of Agriculture

56 Red Mountain FFA State Proficiency Awards
2010: Kayla Colvin receives state proficiency award in Wildlife management 2010: Laura Frear receives a state proficiency award in Specialty Animal Production Forging the Future of Agriculture

57 Red Mountain FFA FFA Scholarships
2006: RM FFA Students receive over $2000 in FFA Scholarships 2007: RM FFA Students receive over $6000 in FFA Scholarships 2008: RM FFA Students receive over $2000 in FFA Scholarships 2009: RM FFA Students receive over $3000 in FFA Scholarships 2010: RM FFA Students receive over $1500 in FFA Scholarships 2011: RM FFA Students receive over $1600 in FFA Scholarships Forging the Future of Agriculture

58 THE END Forging the Future of Agriculture
Red Mountain FFA Make the FFA a part of Your Life Resume. Join Today Thank You Forging the Future of Agriculture


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