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National FFA Organization is an American 501(c)(3) youth organization,
specifically a career and technical student organization, based on middle and
high school classes that promote and support agricultural education. It was
founded in September 1925 as the Virginia State Supervisor of Agricultural
Education, at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, by agriculture teachers, Henry
C. Groseclose, Walter Newman, Edmund Magill and Harry Sanders. On April 1926 the
Future Farmers of Virginia was established. On November 20, 1928, during the
"American Royal Livestock and Horse Show" (in short: "American Royal"), it
became a nationwide organization known as Future Farmers of America, and the
colors, blue and gold, were adopted in 1929. The New Farmers of America was
modeled after another Virginia organization – the New Farmers of Virginia – and
began in 1935. The New Farmers of Virginia was instrumentally started by G.W.
Owens and J.R. Thomas, teacher-educators in agricultural education at Virginia
State College, and Dr. H.O. Sargent, a federal agricultural education official
who later proposed NFA. In 1988 the name was changed to the National FFA
Organization, now commonly referred to as FFA, to recognize that the
organization is for those with diverse interests in the food, fiber and natural
resource industries, encompassing science, business and technology in addition
to production agriculture. Today FFA is among the largest youth organization
in the United States. FFA is the largest of the career and technical student
organizations in U.S. schools and it holds a congressional charter under Title
36 of the United States Code.
Sources: https://www.ffa.org/about/what-is-ffa, https://www.ffa.org/about/what-is-ffa/ffa-history, https://www.ffa.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/about_ffahistory.pdf and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_FFA_Organization.
The flag is a horizontal blue flag with the current logo (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_FFA_Organization#/media/File:FFA_Emblem_Feb_2015.svg) in the middle as seen here: https://shopffa.org/images/items/00411-00_LG.jpg (source: https://shopffa.org/item/00411-0000/FFA-OUTDOOR-FLAG). The flag size (as describe in the official website) is 3'x5'.
For additional information go to FFA (official website): https://www.ffa.org/
Esteban Rivera, 7 May 2019