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FFA Mission

The FFA Mission

The FFA makes a positive influence in the lives of of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.

The Traditions

The Colors: National Blue & Corn Gold
The Motto: Learning to Do, Doing to Learn,Earning to Live, Living to Serve
The Emblem: The emblem is symbolic of the history the goals, and the future of the FFA.
Official Dress: This provides a distinctive and recognizable image to the organization and its members

The History

1917- Smith-Hughes National Vocational Education Act
1928- The FFA was established in Kansas City
1929- Official colors were adopted.
1930- The Creed was adopted.
1944- The National FFA Foundation, Inc. was founded.
1948- The National FFA Supply Service was founded.
1950- Congress passed the Public Law of 740, which granted the FFA a federal charter.
1952- The national FUTURE FARMER magazine was first published.
1959- Dedication of the new FFA headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia during the first national leadership training conference.
1965- The NFA (New Farmers of America) merged with the FFA.
1969- Women are allowed into the FFA.
1971- The National FFA Alumni Association was established.
1976- The first student handbook was funded by the FFA Foundation.
1980- The first time the National FFA Foundation raised $1,000,000 in one year.
1986- The Agriscience Teacher of the Year Award was established.
1991- The Virgin Islands and Guam were granted association charters and five chapters in Micronesia were granted affiliate chapter charters.
2000- The Discovery FFA degree was added.
2002- The FFA celebrates its 75 National Convention.