When opportunity knocked, Dr. Jim Knight didn’t answer. Later, he would become one of the strongest advocates for inclusion.
Little did Bill Sarpalius know his first public vote to extend FFA membership to women would lead to a lifelong career as a political servant and advocate for agriculture.
Roses are red. FFA jackets are blue. 50 years later, women wear them too.
Gay Erickson, an FFA member from New York, was one of many women who paved the way for women in FFA.
Let's celebrate the 50th anniversary of women gaining full membership into the National FFA Organization!
Women were first welcomed into the National FFA Organization in 1969. Meet some of the groundbreaking women who helped shape the future of FFA.