|It is the year 1926. The United Kingdom has just created the cartoon Winnie the Pooh and Scottish inventor M. John Baird demonstrates his new machine, the television, which is capable of the moving pictures using a cathode ray tube. Back home in America, boys are losing interest and leaving their family farms. A man by the name of Walter Newman has just proposed the creation of an organization that offered farm boys "a greater opportunity for self-expression and for the development of leadership." Henry Groseclose, known as the Father of FFA, developed the constitution and bylaws for the organization, and in April, the Future Farmers of Virginia was formed. |
The National FFA Organization has endured many changes throughout its history. This past week, Jessica and I had the privilege of attending State President's Conference in our nation's capitol. Throughout the week, we enjoyed fellowship with other state officers and had the opportunity to have a hand in shaping our organization, as we crafted the delegate committees for National Convention. As we reviewed different proposals made by various state associations, topics such as diversity, servant leadership, and official dress were discussed. At National Convention, 475 delegates from all 52 associations will have the opportunity to make changes for the betterment of our organization focusing on such subjects.
Indiana FFA State Secretary