Presentation on theme: "A look back at how the FFA became what it is today."— Presentation transcript:
1 A look back at how the FFA became what it is today. FFA Then and NowA look back at how the FFA became what it is today.
2 FFA History 1917 Congress passed Smith-Hughes Act. Established agriculture classes.1920’s 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 FFA History 1928 Walt Disney draws Mickey Mouse for Kansas City Star. 1928 1st National Convention in Kansas City’s Baltimore Hotel.1st President - Leslie Applegate1st Nat. Advisor - Dr. C.H. LaneDues set at $0.101929 Carton Patton 1st American Star Farmer.National Blue and Corn Gold official colors.
4 FFA History 1930 FFA Creed Adopted. Written by E.M. Tiffany3rd national conventionRevised in 1965, 1987, and 19901933 FFA Jacket adopted as official dress.
5 FFA History1939 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 FFA History 1947 National FFA Band. 1948 National FFA Chorus. 1948 National FFA Supply Service Formed.Official JacketsAwardsAnything FFA
7 FFA History1950 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 Horizon1952 Code of Ethics adopted
8 FFA History 1955 International Student exchange programs began. Can now travel to 30 countries1965 NFA merged with FFANFA (New Farmers) African American
9 FFA History 1969 Girls admitted to FFA. 1969 First Star Agribusiness man Ken Dunagan from Arizona1971 National FFA Alumni founded.Support agriculture education.1988 Name changed to National FFA Organization.
10 FFA History 1989 National Future Farmer changed to FFA New Horizons. In the 1990’s 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.