Historical Beginning Who? National FFA Organization What? Vocational Agricultural Education When? 1928 Why? Leadership, Cooperation, & Citizenship Where? Alexandria, VA
National FFA Timeline 1917 Smith-Hughes Vocational Education Act 1928 National FFA Organization Formed 1928 Leslie Applegate First National FFA President 1928 Dr. C.H. Lane First National Advisor
National FFA Timeline 1928 First Five States Chartered Virginia Arkansas New Jersey California South Carolina
National FFA Timeline 1930 FFA Creed & Colors Adopted 1939 Purchased George Washington’s Estate for National Headquarters 1944 National FFA Foundation Founded 1950 Public Law 740 Granted FFA with Federal Charter
National FFA Timeline 1952 National Future Farmer Magazine Published 1965 New Farmers Merged with FFA 1969 Women Welcomed 1982 Jan Ebberley, CA, First Female National FFA President
National FFA Timeline 1994 Corey D. Flournoy became first African-American National FFA President.