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Celebrating 50 Years of Women in FFA    
Monday, July 15, 2019 | Author: Texas FFA News
 



This Texas FFA Convention marks the 50th anniversary of women gaining full Texas FFA membership privileges. During the 1969 Texas FFA Convention in Fort Worth, with then Texas FFA President Bill Sarpalius presiding, delegates approved an amendment to the state’s constitution giving the green light to admit young women to membership in the Texas FFA.

I have been connected to the FFA since I was eight years old. It is amazing to witness such a momentous anniversary," said Erica Clark-Goode, former president of the Texas FFA. "It was such an honor to serve as the first female Texas State President in 1991 and I love to witness women continuing to leave their mark and shape what the FFA is today."

In the 50 years since the formal acceptance of female membership, women have become an integral part of the organization. Women have achieved many significant milestones and continue to shape the future of agricultural education and the industry of agriculture. 

Learn more about the historical timeline of women in FFA through the National FFA videos below. 
 
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50 Years of Women in FFA Part 1 from National FFA Organization on Vimeo.

50 Years of Women in FFA Part 2 from National FFA Organization on Vimeo.


 
   
 
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