The Smith-Hughes National Vocational Education Act provided funding for vocational training in agriculture in local high schools. The act also required that all students have a “directed or supervised practice in agriculture, either on a farm provided for by the school or other farm, for at least six months per year”(now called Supervised Agricultural Experience – SAE).
The Wisconsin Association of Vocational Agriculture Instructors (WAVAI) was officially established (now called the Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators – WAAE).
A group of young farmers came together in Kansas City, Missouri and founded the “Future Farmers of America (FFA).” The organization was designed to provide leadership opportunities for students involved in vocational agriculture.
The Wisconsin Association of FFA was formed in October of 1929 to further develop a support structure for agricultural education.
Public Law 81-740 - The FFA is granted a federal charter by the United States Congress. This makes FFA in intracurricular component of education.
The New Farmers of America (NFA), an organization for African American agriculture students merges with the FFA.
The FFA allows women to become members.
The National FFA Alumni Association was formed to provide further support to the FFA.
The Wisconsin FFA Alumni Association was formed as a form of support for Wisconsin FFA members.
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation was formed through the work of Arnold B. Cordes.
The official organization name was changed to The National FFA Organization to reflect the broadening field of agriculture, which today encompasses more than 300 careers in everything from agriscience to biotechnology to turf grass management.
National FFA Convention moves to Louisville, Kentucky after 70 years in Kansas City, Missouri.
National FFA Convention moves to Indianapolis, Indiana