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FFA HISTORY. Agriculture Science 101. 1917. Smith Hughes Act Where were Smith and Hughes from and who were they? Both were Georgia Congressmen who wrote the legislation. 1920. Virginia was the first state to start a Future Farmers Club

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ffa history

FFA HISTORY

Agriculture Science 101

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1917
  • Smith Hughes Act
  • Where were Smith and Hughes from and who were they?
    • Both were Georgia Congressmen who wrote the legislation.
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1920
  • Virginia was the first state to start a Future Farmers Club
  • Henry Groseclose organized it and is known as the father of the FFA
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1928
  • Future Farmers of America was established
    • Dues were 10 cents
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1930
  • FFA Creed Adopted
    • E.M. Tiffany wrote it
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1939
  • FFA purchased 28.5 acres of land which was once part of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estates near Alexandria, VA where the FFA Center was located until the summer of 1998
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1950
  • Public Law 81-740 was passed by Congress that gave FFA federal chapter
    • This made FFA an intra curricular part of agriculture education
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1965
  • NFA (New Farmers of America) and FFA (Future Farmers of America) merged to become on organization (because of integration)
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1969
  • Women were admitted
    • Today more than ¼ of the members are females
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1988
  • Name changed to the National FFA Organization
    • This encouraged others to join FFA because it was not just for farmers anymore
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1998
  • National FFA Center relocated to Indianapolis, IN. Land was donated and the National FFA Foundation raised funds to build the center
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