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1 1 FFA Then and Now A look back at how the FFA became what it is today.

2 2 FFA History 1917 Congress passed Smith-Hughes Act. –Established agriculture classes. 1920s Future Farmers of Virginia formed. –Henry Groseclose-Father of the FFA 1926 American Royal in Kansas City invited vocational agriculture students to judge livestock.

3 3 FFA History 1928 Walt Disney draws Mickey Mouse for Kansas City Star. 1928 1st National Convention in Kansas Citys Baltimore Hotel. –1st President - Leslie Applegate –1st Nat. Advisor - Dr. C.H. Lane –Dues set at $0.10 1929 Carton Patton 1st American Star Farmer. National Blue and Corn Gold official colors.

4 4 FFA History 1930 FFA Creed Adopted. –Written by E.M. Tiffany –3rd national convention –Revised in 1965, 1987, and 1990 1933 FFA Jacket adopted as official dress.

5 5 FFA History 1939 National FFA Center located on part of the original estate of George Washington in Alexandria, Virginia. 1944 National FFA Foundation Formed. –Non-profit fundraising part of FFA. –Private donations fund awards. –Foundation raises $6 million annually.

6 6 FFA History 1947 National FFA Band. 1948 National FFA Chorus. 1948 National FFA Supply Service Formed. –Official Jackets –Awards –Anything FFA

7 7 FFA History 1950 Public Law 740 granted National FFA a Federal Charter. FFA recognized as intracurricular part of the agriculture education program. 1952 National Future Farmer magazine published. Now called FFA New Horizon 1952 Code of Ethics adopted

8 8 1955 International Student exchange programs began. –Can now travel to 30 countries 1965 NFA merged with FFA –NFA (New Farmers) African American FFA History

9 9 1969 Girls admitted to FFA. 1969 First Star Agribusiness man Ken Dunagan from Arizona 1971 National FFA Alumni founded. –Support agriculture education. 1988 Name changed to National FFA Organization.

10 10 FFA History 1989 National Future Farmer changed to FFA New Horizons. In the 1990s delegates voted to change the apportionment system to a fixed 475 system. Each states representation now includes 2 delegates per state and additional delegates based on the states membership.


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