May 31, 2020
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Haydens timeline project
⟶ Updated 27 Oct 2017 ⟶
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Smith Hughes Act 1917 created agriculture classes throughout the country.
FFA Club Virginia formed the first Future Farmers club for boys in agriculture classes.
First Livestock Contest First vocational agriculture students participated in National Livestock judging Contests.
First National FFA convention First National FFA Convention in Kansas City: 64 delegates from 33 states.
FFA Colors The blue reminds us that the FFA is a national organization and gold reminds us that corn is a native American crop grown in every state.
First Speaking event First National Public Speaking event.
FFA Official Creed Adopted and also the Official Dress was adopted, which consisted of dark blue shirt, blue or white pants, blue cap, and yellow tie.
Puerto Rico Charter was granted.
FFA Blue corduroy jacket adopted as FFA Official Dress. Group of FFA Officers and members made a pilgramige to Washington D.C., where they were greeted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the White House.
NFA and FFA Membership breaks 100,000 and the NFA ( New Farmers of America) which consisted of African-Americans was formed.
WLC Washinton Leadership Conference was held.
Early 1940's This was the time of the war, so membership rules changed so the Armed Force did not count againsted years of elgibility. Only award winners and delegates attended the convention. 138,548 FFA Members served in WWII.
Late 1940's Time to celebrate because 12,500 members attended the convention in '46; National Band performs and National FFA week in '47; and National FFA Chorus performs '48. Also a recorder setting year, members increased 238,269 to 260,300, 20th convention, and attendance was so high they had to use Army cots and were set up in convention hall.
Rhode Island Rhode Island FFA was established and FFA was put in every state.
President Harry Truman Granted federal charter to FFA. Public law 740 giving FFA a Federal Charter. Staff memebers within U.S. Department server as the National FFA Advisor.
FFA Code of Ethics and magazine FFA Code of Ethics adopted and the First Issue of The National Future Farmer magazine publushed.
U.S. Postal Office Department A special 3-cent postage stamp was used to mail first- class letters, celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Future Farmers of America. First stamp was released in Kansas City during the National FFA convention. President Dwight D. Eisenhower spoke at the convention and the membership of FFA was 363,369 members.
Joe Moore Joe Moore was the American Star Farmer award winner and was put on the cover of Times magazine.
National FFA Center Dedication of the National FFA Center in Alexandria, Virginia, which was once part of George Washington's estate. First National Leadership Training Coonference was held.
The Merge New Farmers of America (NFA) and Future Farmers of America (FFA) merged together and increased membership to 50,000. Dues were increased from 10-cents to 50-cents, allowing FFA members to get the The National Future Farmer magazine.
FFA Membership was opened up to girls and in this same year, Ken Dunagan, was named the first National Star in Agribusiness. First FFA Washington Conference held.
FFA Alumni National FFA Alumni Association founded.
Fred McClure From Texas was elected Natonal FFA secretary and the first African- American to hold a National FFA office.
Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter,former Georgia governor and former FFA member, spoke at the National FFA Convention and then elected a year later to President of United States. First Student Handbook was published.
Julie Smiley She was elected as National FFA vice president and she was the first girl to hold a Nationa FFA office. Alaska became the last of the 50 states to obtain an FFA Chapter.
National FFA Foundation Raised a $1 million in one year for the first time.
Jan Eberly From California,becane the first female National FFA President.
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