History & Archives

Federally Chartered

The FFA was organized nationally in 1928 in Kansas City, MO. In 1950, Congress granted the FFA a federal charter making it an integral, intra-curricular part of public agricultural instruction under the National Vocational Education Acts.

Science, Business, and Technology

The organization changed its name in 1988 from Future Farmers of America to National FFA Organization to reflect an evolution in response to expanded agricultural opportunities encompassing science, business and technology in addition to production farming.

FFA members, who may enter the workforce directly or pursue higher degrees from technical schools or other universities, are preparing for careers in agricultural marketing, processing, communications, education, horticulture, production, natural resources, forestry, agribusiness and other diverse agricultural fields.

Historical Preservation

The Historic Preservation Project has been very successful to date. We are still looking for items, information, publications, photos, etc. We will make a digital copy of your items and return them to you. If you have anything that should be included in this project, please contact the Tennessee FFA Foundation office at (931) 372-6050 or tnffafoundation@tnffa.org.