1917 - Smith-Hughes Act
The advancement in agricultural education since the Smith – Hughes Act has bettered the quality of life not just for America’s rural and farm families but for everyone across the globe who is fed and clothed by the American Farmer. As with every great journey, it started with that first step. 2017 was the centennial celebration of the Smith – Hughes Act, America’s first step in transforming education.
1925 - Future Farmers of Virginia (FFV)
Virginia Tech agricultural education teacher educators Henry Groseclose, Harry Sanders, Walter S. Newman and Edmund C. Magill organized the Future Farmers of Virginia for boys in agriculture classes. The FFV served as the model for the Future Farmers of America.
1926 - The First National Congress of Vocational Agriculture Students assembles for a National Livestock Judging Contest.
The First National Congress of Vocational Agriculture Students assembles for a National Livestock Judging Contest at the American Royal Livestock and Horse Show in Kansas City, Mo.
1927 - H.O. Sargent and G.W. Owens write the first constitution and bylaws for the New Farmers of Virginia.
H.O. Sargent, a federal agent for agricultural education for African