Judging Contest, ca. 1929.

- 1929

  • National blue and corn gold are adopted as official FFA colors.
  • Carlton Patton from Arkansas is named the first Star Farmer of America. This is one of the first awards created by FFA, and it was sponsored until 1949 by the Kansas City Star.
  • First National Chapter Contest is launched and sponsored by Farm Journal magazine.
  • At the Second National FFA Convention in November, 33 states are represented by 64 delegates.
  • Thirty-five state associations with approximately 1,500 chapters and 30,000 members are affiliated with the national organization.