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Who was the first African American elected as National FFA President and when?
Corey Flourney in 1994.
Who was the first President to speak at National FFA convention and when?
President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1953; he was given an honorary degree.
What are the six types of FFA degrees?
Discovery, Greenhand, Chapter, State, American, and Honorary.
What do the words "Agricultural Education" and "FFA" on the FFA emblem mean?
The combination of learning and leadership.
What are the FFA colors and when were they selected?
National blue, for the fields of our nation's flag, and corn gold, for the golden fields of ripe corn. Established in 1929.
What are the three components of the FFA mission?
Premier leadership, personal growth, and career success.
What is the official dress for a female?
FFA jacket; zipped to the top, black skirt; knee length, white-collared shirt, official blue scarf, close-toed black shoes and black hosiery.
What is the official dress for a male?
FFA jacket; zipped to the top, black slacks, white-collared shirt, black tie, black shoes, and black socks.
What was the difference between he FFA emblem and the NFA emblem?
The cross-section of corn on the FFA emblem was a ball of cotton on the NFA emblem.
Why was the NFA founded?
To serve African American boys enrolled in vocational agriculture classes in segregated schools.
What was the Smith-Hughes National Vocation Education Act and when was it established?
Established in 1917, it provided federal funding to high schools with vocational education classes.
What was the first national contest, where & when was it held, and who sponsored it?
The first national live stock judging contest was held in Kansas City, MO in 1926. It was sponsored by the Farm Journal.
By who, when and where was the FFA established?
In 1928 by H. O. Sargent at the Baltimore Hotel in Kansas City, MO.
What was the first official dress and when was it adopted?
Adopted in 1930, the first official dress was dark blue shirt, blue/white pants, blue cap, and yellow tie.
When adn where was land purchased for the first FFA-owned national headquarter?
Land was purchased in Alexandria, VA in 1939.
What is the FFA Foundation adn when was it formed?
The FFA Foundation was formed in D.C. in 1944 to provide funds from businesses and industries to assist with new programs.
The National FFA Band was established when and was called what?
The National FFA Band was established in 1947, and since it was based off correspondance it was called the Mail Order Band.
Which state was last accepted as a state association and when?
the RI FFA was accepted as a state association last, making FFA present in every state, in 1949.
What was the origianl name of the FFA magazine and when was the first issue printed?
the National Future Farmer in 1952.
When was the FFA's 25th anniversary and what was dedicated?
The 25th anniversary was in 1953, the U.S Postal Office dedicated a special stamp to celebrate.
When were official dress standards created? when were they revised?
Established in 1973. Revised in 2002.
When and to what did the Future Farmers of America change their name?
in 1988 to the National FFA Organization.
When and t what did the National Future Farmer Magazine change its name?
in 1989 to FFA New Horizons.
When was the 75th anniversary and what was done to celebrate?
In 2002 the time capsule from the 50th anniversary was opened.
When was the "Only Blue, Will Do!" campaign launched and what was its purpous?
in 2003, to restore the FFA jacket to its original colors.
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