Quizbowl Timeline

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Smith-Hughes Act passed

1917

Indiana Vocational Education Law passed (Started Ag Ed classes)

March 14, 1919

First National FFA Convention in Kansas City

1928

First Star Farmer of America

1929

Indiana becomes State Association

1929

Indiana FFA Association adopted constitution

June 21, 1929

Indiana FFA Association chartered

September 6, 1929

First FFA Manuel copyrighted

1930

National FFA Foundation established

1944

National FFA Band

1947

National FFA Supply Service opened

1948

First Future Farmers of American International Exchange (Great Britain)

1948

Public Law 740 passed by 81st Congress

1950

National Future Farmer Magazine first published

1952

FFA Code of Ethics Adopted

1952

Silver anniversary of FFA (25th Year)

October 1953

Indiana FFA Foundation organized

1961

Foundation Board votes to develop FFA Leadership Training Center

December 2, 1961

Nels Ackerson of Westfield, IN National President

1963

New Farmers of America merges with FFA

1965

168 acres bought for Leadership Center

1968

Girls first Admitted into FFA

1969

Ground breaking ceremony at FFA Center

July 16, 1969

Girls admitted into Indiana FFA

1970

Roads and lake of Center completed

June 1970

Education Building at Center Built

1971

First building at Center built

1971

National FFA Alumni Association chartered

1972

Lodge Construction at Center Begins

1974

President Gerald Ford addressed National FFA Convention

1974

Golden Anniversary of FFA (50th Year)

1979

Parking lot and football field completed at Center

1979

National FFA Scholarship Program established

1984

Name changes from FFA to National FFA Org

1988

President Bush addressed National FFA Convention

1991

Official Policies for Use of FFA Name/Emblem Adopted at National Convention

1995

National FFA Center in Indianapolis dedicated

1998

Congress Amends Public Law 740

1998

National FFA Convention in Indianapolis

2016