FFA Timeline

Reed Robinette

1997

First Agri-Entrepreneurship Awards presented.


The Republic of Zaïre officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Zaïre.

1998

National FFA Center in Indianapolis, Ind., dedicated July 20.

Agricultural Education National Headquarters dedicated in Alexandria, Va.


US Census Bureau estimates population at 268,921,733

1999

72nd National FFA Convention held in Louisville, Ky., for the first time.

First National Creed Speaking event held. Winner: Michael Van Winkle, Arkansas.


Seth MacFarlane's "Family Guy" first airs on Fox

2001

First National Star in Agriscience named: Steven Offer, Wisconsin.

First National Star in Agricultural Placement named: Nicholas Streff, South Dakota.


AL Qaeda Attacks world trades center and kills over 3000 people

2002

First female Star Farmer named: Karlene Lindow, Wisconsin.

Official Dress standards revised.


U.S is at war against Al Qaeda in Iraq

2003

Javier Moreno, Puerto Rico, elected national president; he became the first person with a native

language other than English and the first Puerto Rican elected as national FFA president.


U.S Still in Iraq Fighting Al Qaeda

2005

The National FFA Foundation broke the $10 million mark in raising money for FFA programs and

services.


U.S. Almost Catches Osama Bin Laden In Caves on Pakistani Border

2009

FFA celebrated 40 years of women in the organization.


President Barrack Obama Elected President. First African American President This country Has Ever Had.

2011

The National FFA Alumni Association celebrated its 40th anniversary.


Osama Bin Laden Captured and Killed May 1st 2011

2012

Membership hit all-time high with 557,318 members in 7,498 chapters.

The National FFA Foundation received a record of more than $16.2 million in support of FFA.


President Barrack Obama Pushes to pull Troops out of Iraq