The National FFA Organization was created in 1928 as the Future Farmers of America. The FFA Act of 1934 was passed as a part of the National Agricultural Education Act.
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The National Agricultural Education Act
The National Agricultural Education Act (NAEA) was passed in 1994 and is the most recent federal legislation to address agricultural education. The NAEA reauthorized and built upon the 1990 Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act. The NAEA authorized federal funds to be used for state leadership initiatives, professional development, scholarships and fellowships, curriculum and technical assistance, and support for secondary and postsecondary agricultural education programs.
What the National Agricultural Education Act did
The National Agricultural Education Act was passed in order to increase the effectiveness of agricultural education classes. The act did this by providing funding for agricultural education programs, teacher training, and research on agricultural education. The act also established the National Center for Agricultural Education, which coordinates and evaluates agricultural education programs at the national level.
How the National Agricultural Education Act changed things
In 1906, the National Agricultural Education Act was passed, which led to the creation of agricultural education classes in public schools. These classes were designed to teach students about the science and business of agriculture. Prior to this, most students who wanted to learn about agriculture had to do so through private colleges or universities.